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First Days In Canada

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Your first days in Canada will likely be an exciting and busy time, and it's important that you know what to expect so you can make the most of your time here.

When you first arrive at the airport, you need to know what to do while you're there and how you're going to get to where you're staying.

Things like visiting your nearest Newcomer Information Centre or a Settlement Service, getting the appropriate documents (like a social insurance number and a Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP card), finding a place to live and finding a job are all important tasks as well.

To help you stay organized, we've prepared a checklist of things you need to do in your first days here.