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With vast spaces, and a relatively small population, Canada is a country of beauty, prosperity and wealth, where people can enjoy the highest quality of education, health care, safety and economic stability.
If you have questions about your new life in Canada, book an appointment with one of our counsellors at CUIAS who will be happy to provide you with information on your new life in Canada.

The links below will provide you with useful information and guide you on the next steps you need to take as a newcomer in Canada. – provides a lot of useful information geared towards newcomers and starting your new life in Canada.
Before you Arrive (Video)
Welcome to Canada
Get to Know Canada
Living in Canada
Ontario Day to Day
First Days’ Guide – useful information for your first 2 weeks in Ontario. And is available in 20 different languages.
In my Language – This website has settlement information in 11 languages to help you settle in Ontario, including information on health, housing, work, education and legal matters.

Useful Articles for your first days

How can I find a family doctor?
How do I create a Canadian-style résumé?
How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Ontario?
How can I get an Ontario driver’s licence?
How do I apply for a Health (OHIP) Card?
Newcomers’ Guides to Education