While there are some new immigrants who choose to land in the winter, many new immigrants try to plan their trip for the spring and summer and when the weather is better to make their first trip to Canada.
When my clients receive the good news that their permanent resident visas are ready to be issued they are very excited to embark on this new journey. However, their excitement is accompanied by a lot of questions: how do I prepare for my move to Canada? What documents do I need to bring with me? What happens at the airport or border when I land? How much money do I need to have with myself? What steps do I have to take after I land and what documents do I need to obtain in Canada? What are the steps I have to go through to become settled in Canada? When can I obtain health insurance? Can I get a driver's licence? How can I find a job? Can I access language classes? Can my children enrol in school? And the list of questions goes on.
New Immigrant Series
Over the coming weeks I will be writing about matters related to landing and settling to assist those who are planning their move to Canada as new immigrants and answer common questions in this area.