How to settle in Ontario as a new immigrant

Ottawa, Ontario

Moving to a new place and settling there can be an overwhelming task for any person. When you are a new immigrant in Ontario, you may come across many difficulties to settle down. Here are some important tips for new immigrants to settle in Ontario:

Bank Account

Banks make it convenient to manage your finances. Opening a bank account is an important part of settling in a new place. As such, when you move to Ontario, the first thing you must do is to open a bank account. You can open a bank account even if you are unemployed, don’t have a physical address, or have no money to deposit in your account immediately.

Find Housing

Secondly, you need a house to live in. Buying or renting a house should also be one of your priorities. If you can’t afford to rent or buy a house, you can opt to live in an emergency home until you have enough money to rent or purchase a house.

Improve Your Language Skills

To settle down in Ontario or anywhere in Canada, you need to have at least the basic skills of communicating in English or French or both. Before or after arriving in Ontario as a new immigrant, you must learn these skills.

Get a Job

Without a source of income, living in Ontario can be difficult for a majority of people. As such, you must make arrangements for employment before or after immigrating to Ontario. If you are unemployed after immigrating to Ontario, you can access the community centers in the city and government programs to find a job, improve your skills, and expand your network.

Enroll Your Children in School

In Canada, it is mandatory for all children aged 6 to 18 years to go to school. Education in public schools is free in Canada; no matter if you are an immigrant or a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. After arriving in Canada, you must make arrangement for the education of your children.

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