Congratulations! You finally achieved your desire to relocate to your dream country, or you’re awaiting a decision on your immigration application, or perhaps you are contemplating the immigration move. Either way, relocating to a foreign country is a major undertaking, as it can be both exciting and stressful.
No matter how much advance planning you did while still in your home country, it can be overwhelming knowing where to begin once you arrive at a port of entry in your new country. This is a whole new phase, which typically begins the settlement process, and the strategies you adopt will determine how well and quickly you settle and become self-sufficient and prosperous.
With your new immigrant status comes great perks and major challenges. By making smart decisions early, and committing to a realistic action plan, new immigrants can indeed overcome these challenges, gain financial independence, and become truly prosperous sooner than later.
Some popular immigration destinations, such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the U.S., provide settlement resources to help new immigrants settle. However, it’s essential for new immigrants to take personal responsibility for their subsistence and prosperity. Having this mindset is a major step towards faster settlement and prosperity.
Settlement in Canada
To set up your new life in Canada after you first arrive, and to establish yourself as a Canadian resident, there are several steps you’ll need to take. These include, getting a bank account, a driver’s licence, and a social insurance number. You’ll also need to find a job, a place to live, and a school for your children (if any).
You may need the services of local organizations that cater to the needs of immigrants. The resources and services available to you vary, depending on where you choose to reside in Canada. All 13 Canadian Provinces and Territories provide useful settlement resources for new immigrants. You may access these resources through the following links.
- Alberta Settlement Guide
- British Columbia (B.C.) Settlement Guide
- Manitoba Settlement Guide
- New Brunswick Settlement Guide
- Newfoundland and Labrador Settlement Guide
- Northwest Territories Settlement Guide
- Nova Scotia Settlement Guide
- Nunavut Settlement Guide
- Ontario Settlement Guide
- Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) Settlement Guide
- Quebec Settlement Guide
- Saskatchewan Settlement Guide
- Yukon Settlement Guide
Canada News Centre – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Canada News Centre
The Government of Canada funds City of Toronto initiative to address temporary housing for asylum claimants
by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on August 30, 2019 at 2:17 pm
The Government of Canada announced today that it will provide the City of Toronto with $17 million in funding to support an initiative to relieve pressure on its shelter system due to the increased number of asylum claimants. […]
Expansion of Student Direct Stream to support Francophone immigration
by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on August 30, 2019 at 1:07 pm
Canada is making the Student Direct Stream (SDS) available to international students coming from Senegal and Morocco, starting September 9, 2019. […]
Government of Canada provides $250 million to Quebec to help with costs associated with irregular migration
by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on August 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm
The Government of Canada announced today that it will provide the Government of Quebec with $250 million as part of our cost-sharing agreement related to providing support for asylum claimants who are seeking Canada’s protection. […]
Government of Canada provides funding to Peel to address interim housing shortages
by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on August 23, 2019 at 7:42 pm
Government of Canada provides funding to Peel to address interim housing shortages […]
Government of Canada provides funding to Hamilton to ease temporary housing pressures
by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on August 23, 2019 at 6:12 pm
The Government of Canada is providing the City of Hamilton with $220,000 as a result of recent costs incurred by the city in providing interim housing to asylum claimants. […]