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Get Organized

Now that you are here, you want to get set up as quickly as possible. Here are tips that we hope will help you get settled and feel more at home.

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Prepare for Work

Finding a job that suits your skills and interests requires research, preparation and quite possibly, patience. In time your hard work will pay off and you’ll find the job you’re looking for. The important thing is to never give up and to take advantage of helpful online resources, informal networks of friends as well as resources offered by your local community groups.

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Arrange Finances

Now that you’re in Canada, the first thing you’ll want to do is open a bank account, if you haven’t already. As a newcomer, we recommend you open your account in person at a bank branch.

Here are a few more things you might want to consider when it comes time to set up your finances:

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Apply for Services

While you can wait until you’re more settled to apply for some government programs and services, here are a few that you might want to look into right away.

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