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80+ Newcomer’s Guides to Canada

Compiled by Dr. Oleksandr (Sasha) Kondrashov

The list offer resources for newcomers to Canada. It is sorted by Provinces/Territories. If you want to develop a guide for your community, please feel free to reach out via e-mail okondrashov@tru.ca and I can share my experience on how to develop a newcomer guide using examples from the Welcome to Kamloops guide and help you to create a guide for your area.

BC

Newcomers Guide to British Columbia: https://www.welcomebc.ca/Start-Your-Life-in-B-C/documents/BC-Newcomers-Guide-English.aspx

Welcome to Kamloops

Revelstoke Newcomers Guide  https://www.revelstokesocialdevelopment.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/WelcomeGuide2017-websized.pdf

A GUIDE FOR NEWCOMERS TO KITIMAT

The Newcomer’s Guide to the City of Vancouver http://storage.ubertor.com/cl2640/content/document/29789.pdf

British Columbia Newcomers’ Guide to Resources and Services Prince Rupert Edition http://hseds.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/PrinceRupert-Newcomers-Guide.pdf

British Columbia Newcomers’ Guide to Resources and Services Vernon Edition

Growing Roots A Newcomer’s Guide to Vancouver https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/Growing-Roots-Newcomers-Guide-Vancouver.pdf

Newcomer’s Guide to Richmond https://www.richmond.ca/__shared/assets/newcomer57351.pdf

Welcome to Chilliwack Newcomer Resource Guide https://www.comserv.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Newcomer-Resource-Guide..21.pdf

Welcome, neighbour! A Newcomer Guide to Our Island https://bowenisland.civicweb.net/document/105970

Survival Guide for Queer Newcomers and Students in Metro Vancouver https://www.shervancouver.com/uploads/1/3/2/4/132407012/shervan_2021_2022_destinationyvr_fornewcomers.pdf

Policing in Surrey A newcomer’s guide https://bc-cb.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/digitalAssets/49/49318_Newcomer_Guide_-_English.pdf

Newcomers Guide to Cycling in Vancouver

PEI

PEI Online Guide for Newcomers to Canada https://www.irsapei.ca/

Prince Edward Island Newcomer Guide http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/newcomerguide.pdf

A Newcomer’s Guide to Starting Business in PEI https://iicanada.org/sites/default/files/2021%20Settlement%20Guide%20for%20Ismaili%20Newcomers.pdf

Yukon

Planning to work in Yukon, Canada?

NWT

Welcome to the NWT https://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/sites/ece/files/resources/welcome_to_the_nwt_for_web.pdf

AB

Welcome to Alberta: Information for newcomers:

Welcome to Edmonton: https://cssalberta.ca/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=9rIhBeARV44%3D&tabid=216&portalid=1&mid=1933

Edmonton Newcomers Guide

http://www.cmef.ca/wp-content/themes/cmef/pdf/EdmontonNewcomersGuide.pdf

NEWCOMER’S GUIDE TO EDMONTON https://www.edmonton.ca/public-files/assets/document?path=newcomers_guide_english_final.pdf

Calgary Newcomer Services Guide

Calgary Newcomer Guide for Service Providers https://krasunca.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/58d79-clipnewcomerguide2020-online.pdf

This Newcomers Guide to City of Wetaskiwin https://www.wetaskiwin.ca/DocumentCenter/View/1126/Newcomers-Guide-full-for-Web-smaller-size?bidId=

Welcome to Alberta: A Consumer’s Guide for Newcomers http://www.servicealberta.ca/pdf/consumers/ab_newcomers_guide.pdf

SK

City of Saskatoon Newcomer’s Guide: https://www.saskatoon.ca/sites/default/files/documents/community-services/community-development/immigration/NewcomersMapGuide.pdf

MB

Citizenship Study Materials for Newcomers to Manitoba: Based on the 2011 Discover Canada Study Guide

Brandon Newcomer’s Guide https://www.brandonu.ca/international-activities/files/Newcomers-Guide-20-21.pdf

ON

AN INTRODUCTION FOR NEWCOMERS SETTLING IN ONTARIO

York Region Newcomer Guide

Financial literacy guide for newcomers to Canada

Welcome to the Mississauga Library

http://www7.mississauga.ca/documents/library/main/2015/lib_Newcomers_broch_15411_scr.pdf

NEWCOMERS GUIDE to Thunder Bay

NEW TO CANADA? NEW TO SIMCOE COUNTY? https://immigration.simcoe.ca/Shared%20Documents/immigrationproposalENGLISH-JS%20-%2013June3.pdf

Peel Community Funding Resources Guide

FIRST DAYS IN ONTARIO A Guide to Your First Two Weeks in Ontario https://settlement.org/downloads/First_Days_Guide_EN.pdf

A newcomer’s guide to services in Peel and Halton https://peelhaltonworkforce.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/EnglishNewcomerGuideFinalDec2009.pdf

Guide to Health and Social Services for Newcomers in Ottawa https://onhc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Newcomer_Guide-.pdf

EMPLOYERS’ GUIDE Newcomers & Your Workplace THUNDER BAY, ON https://www.movetonwontario.ca/en/work/resources/employers_guide_-_thunder_bay.pdf

The Newcomers’ Guide to Elementary School in Ontario https://workingwomencc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Newcomers-Guide-to-Elementary-School-in-Ontario-PUBLIC-BOARD.pdf

NB

F R E D E R I C T O N • 201 4 NEWCOMERS GUIDE

Orientation guide for newcomers to New Brunswick

IGNITE FREDERICTON NEWCOMERS GUIDE

Quick reference guide for permanent residents to New Brunswick https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/petl-epft/PDF/PopGrowth/PermanentResidentsGuide.pdf

Moncton Newcomer Guide https://www5.moncton.ca/docs/immigration/GMIGM_Newcomers_Guide.pdf

Welcome home to Saint John: https://saintjohn.ca/sites/default/files/2021-02/New%20Resident%20Guide%20City%20of%20Saint%20John.pdf

Newcomers’ Guide to the Chaleur Region https://www.macr-amrc.ca/uploads/services/3/file/translations/5/welcome_guide-en_web.pdf

NS

A Newcomers’ Guide to Antigonish

Lunendurg Newcomer’s Resource Guide

Newcomers’ Guide to Nova Scotia Schools https://novascotiaimmigration.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Newcomers-Guide.pdf

WELCOME TO CANADA LIVING IN PICTOU COUNTY WORKING AT GLEN HAVEN MANOR https://www.glenhavenmanor.com/downloads/GHM_NewcomersGuide.pdf

WELCOME TO Western Nova Scotia https://www.district.yarmouth.ns.ca/images/PDF/WREN/WREN-Welcome-Guide-2021.pdf

NL

Engaging Newcomer Volunteers A Guide for Organizations in St. John’s

Newcomers guide to services and resources in Newfoundland and Labrador: https://www.findnewfoundlandlabrador.com/files/2017/03/Live-Newcomers_Guide-to-services-and-resources-FINAL_MARCH-7-2008.pdf

Other Useful Guides

THE NEWCOMER’S GUIDE TO THE CANADIAN SCHOOL SYSTEM https://rrlip.ca/userdata/files/201/Community%20Resources/Welcome-to-Canada-and-Your-New-School-The-Newcomers-Guide-to-the-Canadian-School-System.pdf

A NEWCOMERS GUIDE TO APPLYING FOR HEALTH CARE IN CANADA https://www.irishcanadianimmigrationcentre.org/wp-content/uploads/A-Newcomers-Guide-to-applying-for-health-care-in-Canada-.pdf

BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME IN CANADA What Newcomers Need to Know https://assets.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/sf/project/cmhc/pubsandreports/pdf/66144.pdf?rev=990c6eed-9ca7-40cf-a8fc-81a1040b3a5a

RCMP in Canada Newcomer’s Guide: https://krasunca.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/faa17-rcmpnewcomer27sguide28english29.pdf

Welcome to Canada What you should know

The Newcomer’s Guide to the Canadian Workplace https://regionalconnections.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Newcomers-Guide-to-the-Canadian-Workplace.pdf

Newcomer’s guide to Canada Provinces and Territories https://arrivein.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Newcomers-guide-to-Canadas-Provinces-and-Territories.pdf

A NEWCOMER’S INTRODUCTION TO CANADA https://publications.gc.ca/collections/Collection/Ci63-19-2002E.pdf

Alone in Canada: 21 ways to make it better A self-help guide for single newcomers https://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/guides-and-publications/alone-in-canada-en.pdf

A Newcomer’s Guide to Parenting Issues in Canada http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/newguide/newcomer.pdf

CYBF Guide for Newcomer Entrepreneurs A comprehensive resource for newcomers starting a business in Canada

BUILDING BLOCKS FOR ENGAGING NEWCOMER VOLUNTEERS: A guide for organizations https://volunteer.ca/vdemo/EngagingVolunteers_DOCS/Building_Blocks_for_Engaging_Newcomers_Guide_Orgs.pdf

FIRST TIMER’S GUIDE: NEWCOMERS’ GUIDE TO BANKING IN CANADA https://honestmoney.ca/assets/documents/ACU-First-Timer-Guide-Newcomers_May-11_-2020_8.5×11.pdf

EMPLOYER GUIDE TO HIRING NEWCOMERS Information & Resources https://hireimmigrants.ca/wp-content/uploads/Employer_Guide_to_Hiring_Newcomers.pdf

The Newcomer’s Guide to Canadian Housing https://www.familylending.ca/assets/resourcelibrary/Newcomers_Guide_To_Canadian_Housing.pdf

Homebuyers Checklist A Newcomers’ Guide and Workbook https://gibbardgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/A-Newcomers-Guide-and-Workbook.pdf

Sport for Life for ALL NEWCOMERS TO CANADA Creating Inclusion of Newcomers in Sport and Physical Activity https://sportforlife.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Inclusion-for-New-Citizens.pdf

The Newcomer’s Guide to Canadian Housing http://emiliaangelova.com/pdf/en_62011.pdf

Employers’ Guide to Hiring Newcomers https://www.hireimmigrantsottawa.ca/downloads/Manitoba_Guide.pdf

Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees to Canada: The Role of Municipalities https://en.ccunesco.ca/-/media/Files/Unesco/Resources/2019/08/CIMToolkitNewComers.pdf

Newcomers and Money 101 A Guidebook https://www.creditcanada.com/hubfs/Tips_and_Tools/Newcomers_Money/English/CreditCanada_Newcomers&Money_English.pdf?hsCtaTracking=f9f80ac0-0fbd-472c-99b1-4a478911a054%7Cb395a926-4a76-47d2-8821-68a61002cec1

Growing Up in a New Land Strategies for Working with Newcomer Families https://www.beststart.org/resources/hlthy_chld_dev/pdf/Growing_up_new_land_FINAL.pdf

Settlement Handbook Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches in Canada https://www.cmacan.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ajc-settlement-handbook.pdf

Caring for Syrian Refugee Children: A Program Guide for Welcoming Young Children and Their Families https://cmascanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Supporting_Refugees/Caring%20for%20Syrian%20Refugee%20Children-final.pdf

Onboarding Newcomers A Toolkit for Nova Scotian Employers https://isans.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/OnboardingNewcomersToolkit_Final_web.pdf

Newcomers to Canada Day Planner http://cfeedayplanner.com/sites/default/files/DayPlanner-full-book.pdf

WELCOME TO CANADA A Settlement Guide for Ismaili Newcomers https://iicanada.org/sites/default/files/2021%20Settlement%20Guide%20for%20Ismaili%20Newcomers.pdf

An Anatomy of Settlement Services in Canada: A Guide https://bmrc-irmu.info.yorku.ca/files/2018/07/An-Anatomy-of-Settlement-Services-in-Canada_BMRCIRMU.pdf

Participating in Research: A Guide for Newcomers https://hamiltonimmigration.ca/sites/default/files/2021-10/ALG65201%20HIPC%20Newcomers%20Guide.pdf


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