Receiving your permanent resident visa is one of the most exiting milestone in your life. After you have packed all your belongings and have said your goodbyes to the people that you are living behind and you have landed to your port of entry in Canada (which is either Vancouver or Toronto) it is official – your Canadian journey has begun.
It’s time for you (and your family) to begin a new chapter and make sure that you are taking the right steps towards a better and more comfortable life, you worked so hard on this and you’ve done so much to prepare for your big move.
Though you may have friends or relatives who can help you settle but it is still best to do your own research, besides, what may have worked for Joe does not necessarily mean that it will work for John as well.
There are free online and in-person settlement services that you and your family can access as soon as you arrived in Canada, these services are provided to new immigrants free of charge, since some of them may provide specific information only, it is advisable that you try to find the best service providers that fit your needs.
Here are some of the settlement centers that you can go to, you are allowed to get services from as many different service providers as you need at no cost:
Immigrant Centre Manitoba Inc.
100 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W2
Altered Minds Inc.
400-259 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2A9
Employment Solutions for Immigrants Inc.
271 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2A8
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Inc. (IRCOM)
95 Ellen Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3A 1S8
Manitoba Immigrant and Refugee Settlement Sector Association Inc. (MIRSSA)
400 -259 Portage Avenue , Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2A9
DLS Consulting, Inc., o/a Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre
400 – 275 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
101-110 Princess Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1K7
Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc.
521 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0E4
Telephone: 204 977-1000
MOSAIC – Newcomer Family Resource Network Incorporated
397 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2K9