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NATIONAL

Welcome to Canada: What you should know
Produced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada

The Newcomer’s Guide to Canadian Housing
Produced by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Renting your first home in Canada: What newcomers need to know.
Produced by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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ALBERTA

Welcome to Alberta: Information for Newcomers
Produced by the Government of Alberta, 2010

Working in Alberta: A guide for internationally trained and educated immigrants
Produced by the Government of Alberta, Alberta Employment and Immigration, 2009

Edmonton Newcomers Guide
Produced by the City of Edmonton, 2010

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

British Columbia Newcomers’ Guide
Produced by the Government of British Columbia. This guide is also available in French, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi (Persian), and Vietnamese.

A newcomer’s guide to the City of Vancouver
Produced by the City of Vancouver, 2002. This guide is also available in Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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MANITOBA

Living in Manitoba: A resource guide for immigrant women
Produced by the Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Status of Women Division

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NEW BRUNSWICK

Orientation Guide for Newcomers to New Brunswick
Produced by the Government of New Brunswick

Quick Reference Guide for Permanent Residents to New Brunswick
Produced by the Government of New Brunswick

Guide for Newcomers: Welcome to Greater Moncton
Produced by the Greater Immigration Board

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NEW FOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

Newcomer’s Guide to Services and Resources in Newfoundland and Labrador
Produced by the Association for New Canadians

Living in Newfoundland and Labrador: A Newcomers’ Pocket Guide
Produced by the Association for New Canadians

An Immigrant Parents’ Guide to the Newfoundland and Labrador School System
Produced by the Association for New Canadians

Also available in Albanian, Burmese, Nepalese, and Spanish here.

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NOVA SCOTIA

Newcomer’s Guide to Nova Scotia schools
Produced by the Halifax Regional School Board (HRSB) in partnership with the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI).

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ONTARIO

First Days Guide: A newcomers’ guide to their first two weeks in Ontario
Produced by Settlement.Org, 2009

Welcome to Ontario: A guide to programs and services for newcomers to Ontario
Produced by the Government of Ontario, 2009

The Newcomers’ Guide to Elementary School in Ontario
A project of the Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) Program

The Newcomers’ Guide to Secondary School in Ontario
A project of the Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) Program

Newcomers Guide to Graduated Licensing
Produced by Drive Test Ontario

Children’s Aid: Information for Parents
A factsheet produced by CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario), 2008. Also available in French, Arabic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu.

Financial Literacy: Resources for Newcomers to Canada
Produced by Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), 2008

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Guide for Newcomers to Prince Edward Island, Canada
An online guide produced by the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada

Prince Edward Island: Newcomers’ Guide
Produced by the Government of PEI

Settlement Services for Schools
Produced by the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada

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SASKATCHEWAN

Saskatchewan Immigration
An immigration portal with orientation topics on living and working as a newcomer in the province.

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YUKON

Newcomers Guide
Produced by Carrefour d’immigration Crossroad Yukon, 2008

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