Guide for New Canadians
Adjusting to life in a new country may seem overwhelming at first. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help you with your transition. This handy checklist, compiled by the Government of Canada, outlines the important steps you'll need to take upon arrival, such as: finding a home, job, and schools; applying for important documents; and much more. You'll also learn where in your community you can go for more information and support, often in your language.
Halifax Regional Municipality publishes a Newcomers Guide which is available as a free download, and provides a thorough introduction to life in Halifax for you and your family.
One of the first steps you'll need to take as a New Canadian is opening a bank account, and CUA is here to help. We offer a variety of accounts to meet your chequing, savings and investment needs. Learn more and select the account that best suits you by clicking here.