Resettlement Packages

Resettlement Packages

Q:5 Weeks before take off………..
1 day Pre Departure Briefing: This is the first step on obtaining your permanent resident Visa. The pre-departure briefing will cover the following topics:

Previous employer preparedness: When you take up a good employment in Canada, Canadian organizations more often than not, contact your previous employer to discuss your professionalism, contribution to the organization, your interpersonal skills and more. Some of these referral meetings take over an hour and you need to prepare your previous employer on such referral calls. Get to know more about reference checks!

Your credential evaluations will require you to visit your college/universities to obtain special documents. This can be done only when you are in your home country and may require you to visit your educational institution. It may be too late if you reach Canada without completing these formalities. Get to know more on these!

What can you take to Canada: Customs regulations

What should and Shouldn’t you take to Canada: Eg: do not take any electrical because of power variance,

Canadian society and what to expect when you land.

Approaching job market: An overview on resume preparations. Where to find jobs? Online social sites which help in job search, regulatory bodies, Associations etc etc

Booking your accommodation! Air ticket and Medical Insurance

Benefits of being a Canadian Citizen

And much more..

Q:Immediately before take off……….

Immediately before take off

2 day session:

1 Full day: Your job search begins now: Applying for jobs, identifying the right jobs, targeting community sites, and other social networking sites with the intent of getting that job! Facing the interview, Identifying success factors, And much more…

Filling up the customs declaration form: What to declare? What to take when you travel, How to declare unaccompanied baggage when you enter Canada. And a lot more….

Immigration formalities at the airport: Immigration forms, New arrival screening, applying for permanent Residence Card at the airport,

Q:On Arrival Services:……….

On Arrival Services:

  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodation for 4 weeks
  • Shared furnished accommodation with Independent rooms
  • Fax in each apartment
  • Computer with unlimited internet in each room (driven for job searches)
  • Unlimited Free phone calls to home country (helps overcome home sickness)
  • Moderately equipped Kitchen
  • Unlimited travel pass in Toronto for Primary Applicant for 1 month

Telephone in each apartment

  • Social Insurance Card application escorted by our staff in our transport vehicle
  • Bank account opening: Escorted by our staff in our transport vehicle.
  • Daily individual counseling and support for job search. Our goal is to get you into a job in 10 days.
  • Admissions to schools (Free service for families with school going children)
Q:How do I bring belongings?

I am immigrating to Canada. How do I bring my belongings with me?

The resettlement seminar will address a wide range is issues including what you can and cannot bring into Canada, what is good for you to carry along and what would be better if bought in Canada. This type of information is country specific and depends on which country you are immigrating from.

This information is helpful for you if you are moving to Canada for the first time to make this country your permanent home, or if you are coming to Canada for temporary employment for a period of more than 3 years.

If this is your situation, you can bring in your personal and household effects free of duties if you owned, possessed, and used these goods before you arrived in Canada.

There may be some conditions for settlers to import goods. This may be universal in Canadian Government terms but may be country specific in many cases.

Goods that accompany You and Goods to Follow

Before you arrive, you should prepare 2 copies of a list (preferably typed) of all the goods you intend to bring into Canada, showing the value, make, model, and serial number (when applicable). Divide the list into 2 sections: the goods you are bringing with you, and the goods to follow (unaccompanied)

You have to present this list to the customs officer when you arrive in Canada, even if you are not bringing in any goods at that time.

Include what you are bringing in or plan to bring in later. You must assign a value, in Canadian dollars, to your items. You can be general with personal clothing, (that is, you can just write “personal clothing”) and for most household items. You should provide specific dollar and item information for goods such as computers and electronic items that have a serial number and other more expensive goods should also be described in detail.

There is a prescribed form you need to fill. This form may be sent to you by email if you send in a request or contact any of our partner offices world wide.

With the exception of wedding gifts, bride’s trousseau, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products described in the Tariff Item No. 9807.00.00 Exemption Order, all household and personal effects imported or to be imported must have actually been owned, possessed, and used abroad by you prior to the date of your arrival in Canada.

When goods to follow arrive, they will be released to you when you present CBSA a copy of the original Form B4. The customs inspector will initial beside the items being released and date-stamp the form.

Only goods that were declared and listed as goods to follow on your original Form B4 are eligible for duty- and tax-free importation at a later time. There is no time limit for importing goods to follow that were listed on your Form B4.

If you sell any item in Canada within 12 months of the date of its importation, you must notify a customs office of such fact and pay all duties owing at the time.

Q:What documents I bring with me

What documents should I bring with me when landing in Canada as a new immigrant?

When you come to Canada, you must show your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) to a Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) officer at the Port of Entry. The officer will make sure your travel and immigration documents are correct.

  • The CIC officer will check that your visa has not expired. You cannot use a permanent residence visa after it expires. The expiration date is shown on the visa. Permanent residence visas cannot be extended, so make sure you use your visa in the proper time.
  • You must bring a valid passport with you. Your passport must be a regular, private passport. You cannot immigrate to Canada with a diplomatic, government service or public affairs passport.
  • You will have to answer questions like the ones you answered on your Application for Permanent Residence in Canada. The CIC officer asks these questions to make sure you are of good character and are in good health.
  • Prepare to show proof of funds at this time. The officer may ask you about your settlement funds or for documents to prove your funds.

The above list of items is the minimum of what you will bring with you. Below is a list of documents that you will want to make sure you have with you. These will be useful and helpful for you and your family in the areas of employment, health, education and finding housing.

Bring what you think you’ll need. If you have attended the Resettlement seminar when you buy your resettlement package in Canada, you will get to know what is good and what you should not bring from your country.

If you cannot bring with you all the things that you own and would like to bring along, Canada allows you to bring in such items duty free at a later date after “Landing”.

It is important to know that at the time of “Landing” you will need to provide a complete list of all such items. The list should provide detailed descriptions as well as Model Numbers and Serial Numbers of items if they have such numbers. Bring two copies of this list of “Goods to Follow”. Canada Customs will stamp one copy when you “Land” and give it to you. (They will keep the other copy.)

When you ship the “Goods to Follow”, the stamped copy must accompany the shipment for duty free entry. Find out more here – I am immigrating to Canada. Can I bring my belongings with me?

Q:Look for rental housing

There are many different ways you can look for an apartment or house to rent in Ontario. Here are some examples:

Bulletin Boards

Look in community centres, laundromats, grocery stores and other local businesses. If you are a student, check the boards at college and university housing services.


The advertisement section of major daily newspapers and weekly community newspapers have list rentals. You can read the newspaper for free at public libraries. Many newspapers let you search their classifieds ads online for free. Find your local community newspaper’s website.

Family and Friends

Many people find places to rent through personal contacts. Ask your friends, family, co-workers and others if they know of any places that are available.

Rental Guides

These guides are free. Look for them in boxes on street corners or in store entrances.

Rental Listing Websites

There are many websites that list rentals. Here are some examples and you can use a search engine to find others.

* These listings are for your information only. Settlement.Org does not recommend or endorse any particular listing.

  • Craigslist
  • GSC Rentals
  • Kijiji
  • Real Estate and Rental Listings from the MLS

Rental Locators

These are private companies that search for housing for you. There is usually a fee for this service.


Walk around neighbourhoods that interest you and look for signs that say “For Rent” or “Vacancy” in front of apartment buildings or in house windows. Even if there is no sign, you can ask if any apartments are available or will become available soon. Ask if you can be put on a waiting list.

Q:CSIC members

CSIC members

Partner with Re-settlement Canada to offer your clients the best re-settlement package ever!

If you are a CSIC member and would like to offer resettlement services to your clients, please fill in this form. We do not partner with Non-CSIC members outside the country. If you are a Canadian Citizen not a CSIC member, and would like to partner with Resettlement Canada, please send an email as to your involvement with immigrants. Send us an email at

Resettlement Process:

The resettlement process starts with a One day Pre-departure preparedness session which will be conducted 5 weeks prior to anticipated departure date. This session will highlight what has to be done on the referral front from the previous employer, Credential accreditation, vaccinations for children, attire and other region specific preparedness prior to departure

Pre-Departure training. (2 days). This will be the start of job search. Resume preparedness, Job search, Facing the interview, what to expect in Canada, regulations, applying for Drivers Licensee in Canada and what need to be done in Home country, School admissions, etc

Welcome Aboard: Flight to Canada

Arrival Services: Airport Pickup, Accommodation for 4 weeks, Escort to Social Insurance office, Opening a bank account, Project work, Job search and preparedness, interviews with Placement agencies, Visiting key places in City, Job search, interviews, and project work….. Finding a long term accommodation, School admissions, and much more in 4 weeks!! Goal to get into a job in 14 days!

Q:Resettlement Process

The resettlement process starts with a One day Pre-departure preparedness session which will be conducted 5 weeks prior to anticipated departure date. This session will highlight what has to be done on the referral front from the previous employer, Credential accreditation, vaccinations for children, attire and other region specific preparedness prior to departure

Pre-Departure training. (2 days). This will be the start of job search. Resume preparedness, Job search, Facing the interview, what to expect in Canada, regulations, applying for Drivers Licensee in Canada and what need to be done in Home country, School admissions, etc

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