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Relocation Advice for Newcomers to Canada

So you’re thinking about relocating to Canada, more specifically eastern Ontario. Now what? Eastern Ontario is a region filled with opportunity. Many cities and towns within the region have been voted as some of the best places to live, the quality of life is high and cost of living is low. There are multiple post-secondary institutions with many opportunities for upskilling, training, and education, and many jobs. But the task of relocation can be overwhelming so we’ve collected relocation advice here to help you make the move to eastern Ontario. 

Best Relocation Advice and Tips for Newcomers to Canada

While you may not be coming to the region as a visitor, some of the best places to find information on the cities and towns in the area are tourism websites. In these resources you’ll get a good sense of the things you can do and see in the area, and access to entertainment, amenities, and restaurants. Here is a list of some of the tourism guides you can find for eastern Ontario’s communities: 

As you can see, there are so many beautiful places to live and work in the region. 

International students visiting, living, working, and learning in eastern Ontario, check this out: 

international student resources

3 Newcomer Assistance Programs

You don’t have to do all the legwork yourself once you’ve decided to move to eastern Ontario. There are programs that can assist you.

  • NEWS: Newcomer Employment Welcome Services (NEWS) works with newcomers to ease the burden of navigating Canada’s system. They offer bilingual services and are currently being established in Cornwall.  
  • YMCA Newcomer Information Centre: The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre (NIC) is a free service for people arriving to eastern Ontario to give them access to job and housing information to help the transition to life in Ontario. 

More Resources for Newcomers to Canada

If you’re interested in making the move to eastern Ontario, don’t wait to check out the Ontario East Virtual Referral Network for New Canadians in the Skilled Trades: this page is an excellent resource for newcomers to Canada who wish to learn more about jobs and training opportunities in the region in (and outside of) the skilled trades. 

skilled trade jobs

External links are provided as informational resources only and are not necessarily endorsed by Ontario East.


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