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 resources for new immigrants in Australia

Settlement resources for new immigrants in Canada

Settlement resources for new immigrants in New Zealand

Settlement resources for new immigrants in U.S.


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.