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Documents To Bring

 

Making sure you bring the proper documents with you before you come to Canada will make your arrival go as smoothly as possible. You should bring:

  • Passport
  • Adoption papers
  • Birth certificates for all family members
  • Marriage certificates, separation papers and divorce papers
  • A list of all the personal or household items you will be bringing with you and make 2 copies. Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada provides more information on what you can and cannot bring into Canada
  • 2 copies of a list of items that will be arriving later with their money value
  • School diplomas and degrees, or trade or professional papers and certificates
  • Certified immunization records for all children under the age of 16 - these are required before children can be registered to attend school
  • Driver's licence if you have one in your country - your foreign driver's licence is valid for 90 days after you arrive in Canada
  • An original document in English or French to prove you have a driver's licence from the country where you were driving and show proof of how many years of driving experience you have. This document will help you get your drivers licence in Ontario faster. If you cannot show acceptable proof of your driving experience, you will be considered a new driver. Learn more about getting your drivers licence.
  • If you have a history of safe driving in your home country, ask for a letter of reference or history from your insurance company. This could help you get a discount on your insurance in Ontario. Refer to Car insurance.