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
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Speaking notes for Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship: An announcement on the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on July 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm
Thank you, Mayor Provenzano. It’s great to be back in beautiful Sault Ste. Marie. It’s really a pleasure to be back here. I had a really productive visit last year, and I learned a lot about the economic priorities of northern Ontario, but especially beautiful Sault Ste. Marie. […]
Speaking notes for Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship: Launch of the Agri-food Immigration Pilot
by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on July 12, 2019 at 7:21 pm
Thank you very much for having us here and thank you to Maple Leaf Foods for hosting us today. I want to take the opportunity to thank Rodger Cuzner, who couldn’t be here today. He’s the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour. […]
New Agri-Food Immigration Pilot
by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on July 12, 2019 at 2:08 pm
July 12, 2019 – Mississauga – Canada is committed to attracting the best talent from around the world to fill skill shortages, drive local economies, and create and support middle-class jobs in communities across the country that will benefit all Canadians. […]
Agri-Food Immigration Pilot
by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on July 12, 2019 at 2:02 pm
The Agri-Food Immigration Pilot will test a new, industry-specific approach to help address the labour needs of the Canadian agri-food sector, particularly in meat processing and mushroom production. […]
Association for New Canadians to receive funding to improve the lives of newcomers as they settle into their new communities
by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on July 11, 2019 at 5:44 pm
Canada is supporting the Association for New Canadians to help newcomers better integrate into the community by improving employment services. […]