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Date Posted: 12:16:07 04/07/08 Mon
There are hundreds of immigrant-serving organizations in Canada. Many are staffed by former newcomers to Canada, who understand the challenges that immigrants may face. They usually have people available who speak your language and can accompany you as interpreters. Citizenship and Immigration Canada supports many of these organizations financially, helpingnewcomers adapt to life in Canada.Settling in will be much easier if you contact an immigrant-serving organization as soon asyou arrive. The people who work for these organizations can help you find a place to live and can answer your questions about shopping, education for your children, transportation, language training and other important matters.Immigrant-serving organizations can help you:· find a place to live;· get your Social Insurance Number andhealth-care card;· enrol your children in school;· get language training;· find a family doctor;· find out about government and community services for newcomers;· look for a job;· develop a realistic budget; and· get emergency food aid, if it is needed.Most immigrant-serving organizations offer, or can provide information on, the followingGovernment of Canada programs.visit: http://settlement_in_canada.sitesled.com/chapter3.htm
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