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There are free in-person and online services that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada or IRCC fund to help you better prepare and adjust to life in Canada. These services can help you with:

  • living and working in Canada
  • getting your education, work experience and professional licenses/certificates recognized in Canada
  • connecting with employers and with free support services when you arrive in Canada

We strongly recommend that you use pre-arrival services to better prepare you for life in Canada.

If you have been selected to immigrate to Canada, you and your family can find services to help before you immigrate.

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Jobs for youth newcomers in Canada.

Building a Youth Policy for Canada

Ensuring young Canadians are supported and empowered

We heard you!

We asked you – Canada’s youth – to tell us what issues matter most to you and you answered! We received over 9,000 ideas through online submissions and youth participation in over 60 roundtable discussions across the country. You told us what you think about education and employment, physical and mental health, environment and climate change, reconciliation and so much more:

What is a Youth Policy?

A youth policy is a commitment to create a vision for youth – by youth – which can guide the priorities and actions of governments and society to ensure that youth are supported and their voices are heard and respected.

The Government of Canada wants to make a commitment to young Canadians and create Canada’s first-ever youth policy, so we wanted to hear from our diverse Canadian youth to help shape it! This policy will be a tool to help achieve goals that are important to youth and that will have a meaningful, long-lasting impact for all young Canadians.

A youth policy can take many forms and there are various examples to consider from around the world.

Some include strategies that map out a vision for youth (e.g. Australia’s National Strategy for Young Australians) and include guidelines (e.g. Germany’s Guidelines for a New Federal Youth Policy) or themes (e.g. Japan’s Vision for Children and Young People).

Others include measures of youth outcomes (e.g. Ontario’s Stepping up: A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed) and specific actions or investments (e.g. Quebec’s La Stratégie d'action jeunesse 2016-2021, available in French only.)

Some countries have also chosen to implement legislation (e.g. Finland’s Youth Act) to ensure that government commitments to youth are concrete.


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IRCC Videos Resources for Newcomers to Canada

Before you arrive in CanadaHelpful

This video will help you get ready for your new life in Canada. It will explain some of the things you should do before you leave your country of origin to make sure you are prepared when you arrive in Canada. Topics include learning English and French, gathering official documents, getting ready to find work, Canada's health and education systems and much more. Original link

Published on Apr 19, 2013


Your First Two Weeks in Canada

This video will help you get ready for your new life in Canada. It will explain some of the things you should do during your first two weeks in Canada to help make the transition easier. Topics include arriving at the airport, finding support at an immigrant-serving organization, getting government documents, opening a Canadian bank account and much more.

For more information about starting your life in Canada, visit

To learn more about your permanent resident card, visit

Published on Apr 19, 2013

Settlement Services in Canada for newcomers

New to Canada? Settling in Canada is easier together. Free settlement services are available to help you feel more at home. Find out more

Published on Mar 8, 2017