To help newcomers settle in Ontario, the following are some important IDs and government benefits information to get you started in this new place
The Canadian Federal Government has also provided newcomers and immigrants with information on areas such as immigrant services, assessment of credentials, travelling, applying for PR card, applying for citizenship, and fraud protection.
First Days Guide is a page from settlement.org, which is a website set up by the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants. It explains what you need to know in your first 2 weeks in Ontario. It contains important information and forms from settlement.org and it will help you with your first steps.
You will require a SIN to work in Canada or to receive government benefits. You can obtain a SIN from Service Canada.
If you are renting a residential unit, here are some useful links to information to help you:
Starting a Tenancy
Guide to Ontario’s standard lease for newcomers
Renting in Ontario: Your rights
What tenants need to know about the law
A Guide to the Residential Tenancies Act
Frequently Asked Questions
When you are ready to buy your new home, the Ontario Real Estate Association has “How to Buy Your Home” book available to consumers for free. Call 1-800-563-HOME or 1-800-563-4663 to order.
realtor.ca also provides valuable information for home buyers as well as listings for properties that are on sale.