Immigration Portal

Before You Arrive

The decision to leave your home country and come to Toronto is a big one. But, now that you have decided to come to here, it is important to learn what you need to do and bring before you leave home.

This section of our website will help you create a series of checklists and research notes to ensure that you have everything in order before you arrive. You can create lists to help you plan how much it will cost to move and live here, which documents you will need, where you might live, how you get around and even information about the weather.

It will also give you the opportunity to get to know Toronto before you arrive, understand the immigration process and the types of rules and procedures to expect in your new country.

Planning Your Move

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Helpful Checklists

Not sure what you need to bring with you when you cross the border into Canada? These checklists will help you make sure you have everything you need from the right documents to the right clothing.

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Applications and Documents

Before immigrating to Toronto, you must have completed the application and documentation process. Find out more about the process here.

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Cost of Living in Toronto

There are several areas that you will have to think about to understand how much it will cost to live in Toronto. This section will review everything you need to help you budget your money.

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Finding a Place to Live

Before you arrive in Toronto, it is important to arrange for housing for yourself and your family. This can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Here are some resources that can help you find your new home.

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Transportation Options

There are many ways to get around the city including taking public transit and driving your own car. This section outlines your options and offers some need to know advice.

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Toronto Weather

Toronto, Canada is a northern city that experiences very warm summers and long, cold winters. You'll find out much more about what the weather is like year around right here.