Guides for Newcomers


Guides for International Students, Residents, Fellows, and Newcomers
  Queen's University International Centre

The Living in Kingston Guide covers topics such as:
  • Housing
  • Banking
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • English Language Support
  • Recreation
  • Spiritual and Religious Support
  • Children's Education
  • Child Care and Family Recreation
  Immigration Kingston

A comprehensive website designed for newcomers to Kingston.  Includes information on:

  • Tips for before and after you arrive
  • Living
  • Working
  • Studying
  • Doing Business
Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Welcome to Canada - What you should know (PDF)
Welcome to Canada (in Arabic) - PDF


Moving to Canada is an exciting opportunity but also a great challenge. Find what to expect in your first few weeks of coming to Canada and learn how to:

  • find a place to live,
  • get around your new city,
  • work and go to school and
  • connect with your community.

You will also find information on Canadian laws, health care and how to get help settling in Canada.

              Ontario Ministry of Immigration and Citizenship


Welcome to Ontario (English) - PDF
Welcome to Ontario (English) - online
Welcome to Ontario (Arabic) - PDF

This guide to programs and services for newcomers to Ontario includes information on:

  • Living in Ontario
  • Learning in Ontario
  • Working in Ontario
    Settlement.org

First Days Guide
A Newcomers' Guide to their First Two Weeks in Ontario

English Edition (PDF)
Arabic Edition (PDF)

  • Housing
  • Health
  • Education
  • Legal Services
  • Community and Recreation