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How do I immigrate to Peterborough?
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Before I Arrive
The First Days
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The First Days

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) provides the Welcome toNCC Sign 2 Canada publication, where you can find information on what to expect in your first few weeks of coming to Canada, as well as information on Canadian laws, health care and how to get help settling in Canada. CIC also offers helpful checklists of things to do after you arrive in Canada and a video on your first two weeks in Canada.

For more information on what you should do during your first two weeks in Ontario, read My First Days: A Guide to Your First Two Weeks in Ontario on This guide is available in many different languages.

The Living in Canada interactive tool provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada can help you settle in Canada and learn about living here.

Learn more about the steps to become a Canadian citizen.

You may also enjoy the Newcomers to Canada Day Planner, which is provided free of charge by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE). It provides useful information for newcomers, along with a place to store notes and appointments. The Day Planner can be downloaded as printable PDF files, or as a program to install on your computer.

Some items in the guides above will require additional information about Peterborough. Information about Peterborough is available on this website. This includes information pertaining to: 

If you have gone through the immigration process and are new to Peterborough, you are eligible to receive the Peterborough Welcome Pass. This pass provides free or discounted admission to a variety of cultural, arts and recreational organizations and programs.  For more information or to get your pass please contact the New Canadians Centre. The New Canadians Centre will also be able to help you adjust to life in Peterborough. Their friendly staff can connect you with local agencies providing the services you need.

For information on how friends and family back home can come visit you, please see the "Visit Canada" section on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.


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