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Staying In Contact

Learning computersStaying connected with your friends and family back home is essential as you learn about, and get used to your new community .

The Peterborough Public Library provides public computers with Internet access free of charge to Peterborough residents.

Free wireless Internet access is available in many establishments, such as cafes and the library. You must bring your own laptop computer.

The New Canadian Centre Peterborough (NCC) provides computers with Internet access free of charge to its clients. The NCC also has a private room, which clients can use for Skype, and video and teleconferencing.  NCC Staff can assist with information on how to send money or packages, buy plane tickets, and apply for immigration or travel documents.

You can arrange a long-distance telephone plan through your telephone company. However, it may be cheaper to purchase long-distance calling cards, which are on sale at most convenience stores.

Postage rates for different countries can be found at Canada Post.

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


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