Have you recently moved to Canada and become a Permanent Resident? Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offers free local newcomer services for immigrants to Canada in many communities across the country. When you move to a new country and a new community, you have many questions. Having someone to answer your questions can help you settle into your new home and achieve success faster in Canada.
Canada Newcomer Integration Services
Canada provides newcomer integration services to immigrants across the country for up to 5 years. In 2018 Canada announced a goal to welcome 1,000,000 newcomers over 3 years, the IRCC's newcomer programs are key to help immigrants successfully integrate into life in Canada.
ARE YOU QUALIFIED TO MOVE TO CANADA?
Canada's FREE Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) provides eligible newcomers with information from settlement professionals to help you adjust to your new life in Canada:
- Finding a Place to Live
- Learning and Improving Your English or French with Language Classes
English or French language skills are very important to help you settle in Canada. You may choose to focus on learning or improving one or the other. This will likely depend on which of the two languages most people speak in the area where you live.
- Searching for a Job
Learn about job search skills, how to get a job, workplace standards and Canadian workplace culture.
- Registering Your Children for Child Care and School
Sign up your kids for school, sports, community programs and childcare.
- Welcoming Women
In Canada, women and men have the same rights and freedoms. Find out how we protect and support women in difficult situations
- Health Care
If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may apply for public health insurance. With it, you don’t have to pay for most health-care services.
- Taxes and Benefits
You become a resident of Canada for income tax purposes when you establish significant residential ties in Canada. You usually establish these ties on the date you arrive in Canada.
For more information on services for permanent residents available to you, visit Canada Newcomer Services.
Canada's newcomer integration services and pre-arrival integration services help immigrants integrate into the Canadian workforce faster and more smoothly, educate new immigrants on life in Canada, and minimize potential roadblocks after their arrival.