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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

English-speaking guides for Ukrainians in Canada

Compiled by Dr. Oleksandr (Sasha) Kondrashov

SK

Saskatchewan: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/saskatchewan-supports-ukraine/resources-for-displaced-ukrainians

Saskatoon: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukskexchange/permalink/333101128813109/

NL

Newfoundland: https://www.ancnl.ca/2022/03/list-of-resources-support-for-the-ukrainian-canadian-community/

MB

Manitoba: https://mansomanitoba.ca/list-of-resources-support-for-the-ukrainian-canadian-community/

AB

Alberta: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/5965af3c-4049-4438-a29d-e78d17c70b45/resource/d612145d-2929-47b0-afef-e0ab43ed929e/download/lbr-information-guide-for-ukrainians-arriving-in-alberta.pdf and https://www.alberta.ca/support-for-ukrainians.aspx

ON

Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/coming-ontario-ukraine

Jewish Immigrant Aid service (Ontario): https://jiastoronto.org/ukraine-crisis-update/

Waterloo region: https://www.immigrationwaterlooregion.ca/en/settle-and-belong/in-solidarity-with-ukraine.aspx

Federal

Immigration measures for people affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine  https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/ukraine-measures.html

If you found any new guide for Ukrainians in Canada, please send me a link at okondrashov@tru.ca, and I will add the guide to the list.

Newcomer Guides to Canada in Ukrainian

Путівники по Канаді для новоприбулих українською мовою.

Compiled by Dr. Oleksandr (Sasha) Kondrashov

Newcomers from Ukraine do not always speak English, but with Google Translate, it is possible to read most web pages in Ukrainian. View translations easily as you browse the web. By the Google Translate team. Highlight or right-click on a section of text and click on the Translate icon next to it to translate it to your language. Or, to translate the entire page you’re visiting, click the translate icon on the browser toolbar. Learn more about Google Translate at https://support.google.com/translate.

Here is an example of how Welcome to Kamloops guide can be translated into Ukrainian with Google Translate Extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-translate/aapbdbdomjkkjkaonfhkkikfgjllcleb?hl=en

https://krasun.ca/welcome-to-kamloops-3/  pdf  version can be found here: https://immigrantservices.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Welcome_To_Kamloops_Publish.pdf  original

Новоприбулі з України не завжди говорять англійською, але за допомогою Google Translate можна читати більшість веб-сторінок українською. Легко переглядайте переклади під час перегляду веб-сторінок. Виділіть або клацніть правою кнопкою миші розділ тексту та натисніть значок Перекласти поруч із ним, щоб перекласти його вашою мовою. Або, щоб перекласти всю сторінку, яку ви відвідуєте, натисніть значок перекладу на панелі інструментів веб-переглядача. Докладніше про Перекладач Google на сторінці https://support.google.com/translate.

Ось приклад того, як посібник Welcome to Kamloops можна перекласти українською за допомогою розширення Google Translate

Translated version

Ось декілька посібників українською мовою:

Британська Колумбія https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/tourism-immigration/ukraine/translation/ukr

Камлупс і регіон https://immigrantservices.ca/uk/stand-with-ukraine/

Манітоба https://manitoba4ukraine.ca/uk/

Альберта https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/d5394885-f4e7-4ccc-a291-5ac8bdfb52a0/resource/f0d5a12a-f57e-43e6-8405-a125fee37817/download/lbr-information-guide-for-ukrainians-arriving-in-alberta-ukrainian.pdf

Вітаємо до Калґарі! https://www.calgaryucc.ca/ukrainians-fleeing-war-to-yyc.html

2019-20 Довідник водія Саскачевану Посібник з безпечного керування автомобілем https://uccregina.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/current-drivers-handbook-sask-ukr.pdf

ПОСІБНИК ДЛЯ НОВОПРИБУЛИХ ІММІГРАНТІВ У ОНТАРІО https://www.calgaryucc.ca/uploads/8/1/5/0/81506338/o2o-workbook-ukrainian-2022.pdf

Онтаріо https://www.ontario.ca/files/2022-04/mltsd-coming-to-ontario-from-ukraine-uk-2022-04-07.pdf

Квебек https://www.quebec.ca/en/immigration/welcoming-ukrainians-to-quebec/in-ukrainian

Порівняльна таблиця по Канаді

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fe9DmV6IA-zctCXBS8sj9AqnWLEv3iZea22SkGoZzX8/view#gid=1975671771

Федеральний уряд:

Інші країни (для створення нових посібників у Канаді)

Приклад з Німеччини:  Вітаємо в Оснабрюці! https://www.osnabrueck.de/fileadmin/user_upload/2022-03-30_Leitfaden_Gefluechtete_aus_der_Ukraine_UKR_VORL%C3%84UFIGE_FASSUNG..pdf

Приклад з Польщі: Путівник для іноземців, котрі проживають у Кракові https://www.krakow.pl/zalacznik/412968

Українські адреси у світі

Global Ukraine запустив платформу SOS Ukraine, де можна знайти структуровану інформацію по кожній країні. https://www.global-ukraine.org/en/sos-ukraine

Інформація для переміщених осіб з України в Іспанії https://www.inclusion.gob.es/ficheros/ucrania/guia_desplazados_ucranianosuk.pdf

Якщо Ви знайшли новий посібник напишіть не електронну пошту okondrashov@tru.ca і я його додам до списку