Before you arrive

Preparing to move to another country is an exciting time. Before you leave your country of origin, there are many new things to learn and do to make your transition to life in Canada easier. 

Before you arrive, it is important to know which documents to bring, what to expect in the first few days and weeks, how to organize your finances, how to find a place to live, and much more.

While you are preparing to move, you should also familiarize yourself with what to expect from life in Northwestern Ontario. Take some time to review the information in this portal to find out about daily life, the cost of living, culture, and many other things you should know before you arrive.

In this section of the Northwestern Ontario Immigration Portal, you will find information about:

  • The benefits of living in Northwestern Ontario
  • Things to do before moving to Canada
  • Important documentation to bring to Canada
  • Preparing for work in Canada
  • English language online courses and testing
  • Travelling to Northwestern Ontario

Visit our Before You Arrive Checklist to learn what you should do before you arrive in Canada and Northwestern Ontario.