Getting Settled in Canada
Tips to help you feel at home
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Establishing your new life in Canada will take time, but there are many government and community services available to help you feel at home.
- Enrol Your Children in School
Public education is run by the provinces and territories and is paid for through your taxes. Public education is free and available to every child in Canada. You will want to register your children as soon as possible after arriving in Canada through your local school or school board.
- Learn English or French - the National Languages of Canada
The federal and provincial governments offer free English or French language lessons to every permanent resident and refugee over the age of 17. The Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program is commonly known as English as a Second Language (ESL) or French as a Second Language (FSL).
Not yet in Canada? Use our Moving to Canada Checklist to help you plan your move.
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