Arrival Checklist


  • Find a place to live and set up essential services such as utilities (water, heat, electricity), insurance and telephone.
  • Apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Apply for an Ontario Health Card (OHIP)
  • Apply for the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB)
  • Apply for the GST/HST Credit
  • Open a bank account
  • Find a family doctor
  • Find out about local health clinics and emergency services
  • Get your language ability tested and find English and/or French classes for you and your family
  • Register your children in school
Last modified:Thursday, October 08, 2020