There are programs and services in Simcoe County to help you get settled. By connecting with Settlement Services agencies as well as your local library, you can meet friendly staff and learn more about the community. Volunteering and local media are great ways to feel connected.
The Welcome Wagon is a company that provides a free greeting service for people who have experienced a lifestyle change, such as moving to a new community, or having a baby. They will provide local community information. To learn more about Welcome Wagon, visit their website: www.welcomewagon.ca.
Before You Arrive in Canada recommends that newcomers bring all of their personal identification documents with them and have all their official documents translated into English or French before coming to Canada, among many other recommendations.
Your First Two Weeks in Canada explains to newcomers the importance of obtaining a Social Insurance Number, contacting a local settlement organization, and finding employment.