Toronto is a city that fosters a strong sense of belonging, active participation and the best possible quality of life – this is all part of its motto “Diversity Our Strength.”
Although immigration is primarily the responsibility of the Federal Government of Canada, Toronto can help meet the needs of newcomers through various municipal services. The City of Toronto also provides supports to community agencies, which help build and support community networks.
We want you to learn about the our City’s people and culture in order to make it easier to settle and get comfortable in your new home. Local community organizations can help you fit in and make supports and connections as soon as possible. Once you have made some personal contacts, it is important to work with the Government of Canada to get all your necessary forms, card and paperwork taken care of.
Also, once you arrive you will want to learn about the different services and employment opportunities available, plus learn important information regarding transportation, finances and more. This section will also connect you with municipal programs and services for child care, recreation, arts and culture and youth.