What resources can help me before (and after) I arrive in Canada?

The Government of Canada strongly recommends that you access the resources meant to help you prepare for life in Canada. To find about how you can access these free resources, keep reading this guide. 

What resources can help me before (and after) I arrive in Canada?

To access these free, in-person and online resources, you must be outside of Canada, and you must have one of the following documents:

For more information on procedures for finalizing approved applications, click here.

The following are organizations you can contact if you wish to speak to someone about your first days in Canada. These organizations can help you with your application process, refer you to services around the city to help your settlement, and connect you with language and employment classes:

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Thanks to Colyn deGraaff for help with this guide. If you want to suggest a correction to this guide, or want to submit one of your own, please contact us.