As a newcomer to Canada, you can find help in many places, such as:
Canada has many immigrant-serving organizations (ISOs) to help you settle in Canada. Their services can give you information and advice on living in Canada. They can also help you with:
These organizations offer their services in English and French and sometimes in other languages as well. Call or visit a local ISO in your city or town to learn about the many ways it can help you settle in Canada.
The phone book has a complete list of local telephone numbers. You can get it in print and online.
The printed phone book has three main sections with different colours:
You can find emergency telephone numbers in the first pages of printed versions (911 is the national emergency number).
If you do not have a phone book, you can get a free copy by mail. The printed versions of the phone book are different for each city or town, so make sure you ask for the one you need.
Learn more about communications and media.
A road map of your new city or town is an excellent source of information. You can buy maps at:
Free maps are available:
You can also get maps for public transportation and bicycle paths. Cycling maps are generally available at bicycle shops, bookstores and municipal information centres.
Visit the provincial and territorial governments’ websites to learn more about the different programs and services available to their residents:
Provinces and territories also have resources and services to help you settle.
The official website of the city or town where you live is also an excellent source of local information on many different topics and services.
You can find free information at public libraries. Most have Internet access and resources on many different topics. Many libraries also have book and newspaper collections in many world languages. Staff can help you find the information you need. Some libraries have settlement workers who offer a range of services to help newcomers.
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