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Living in Canada: Your checklist

With so much to remember, we decided to create a checklist to help you to get the important things done first. We hope you find it useful.
In Your First Few Weeks

You will need to...

  • Exchange your money for Canadian currency

  • Find temporary accommodation

  • Have some identification (ID) with you

  • Apply for private Health Insurance

  • Get a map of the area and find out about transportation in your area

  • Get your own telephone book

  • Contact an immigrant-serving organization in your community

  • Fill out the forms for a Social Insurance Number card and a Health Insurance card

In Your First Few Months

You will need to...

  • Find permanent housing

  • Get a telephone installed

  • Register your children in school

  • Get a family doctor

  • Have your children immunized

  • Open a bank account

  • Look for a job

  • Carry your address and telephone number with you

  • Try to make friends -- join the Host Program

  • Know where the Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) assessment centre is in your community and register for language classes

  • Apply for the Canada Child Tax Benefit; call 1-800 387-1193

  • Apply for the GST/HST Credit; use Form RC151, Goods and Services Tax/ Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) Credit Application found in the back pocket of this guide, or call 1 800 959-1953 for more information.

In Your First Year

You will need to...

  • Get a valid driver's licence

  • Practise and improve your language skills

  • Register for adult continuing education classes

  • Take time to relax and participate in community activities

  • Understand your rights and responsibilities under Canadian law

  • Know that you can apply for Canadian citizenship after living in Canada for three years

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