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Colorado Stands with Ukraine

During Ukrainian Easter, I visited extended family in Denver, Colorado. There were several reasons why for this year’s “grading retreat,” I have decided to spend Ukrainian Easter week in the US. This trip was planned for April 2020, but due to pandemic, it has been postponed. As Putin’s aggression in Ukraine escalated in February, Inna’s … Continue reading

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.