Before You Arrive

Moving to Cornwall is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Once you have decided to make Cornwall your new home, you’ll need to prepare. Be sure to bring all your official documents, learn English, research Cornwall’s job market, learn about Canadian laws and plan where you’ll stay during your first few days here.

Important Documents Checklist
  • Passports or travel documents
  • All education diplomas and certificates
  • Official vaccination records
  • Medical records
  • Dental and eye records
  • Driver’s licenses
  • Birth and death certificates
  • Marriage or divorce certificates
Pre-Arrival Services

There are free online and in-person services you and your family can access as soon as you are selected to immigrate to Canada. These services are provided to you free of charge and can provide general information such as:

  • understanding life in Canada
  • finding a job in Canada, and
  • accessing other free settlement services when you arrive in Canada.

To learn more about pre-arrival services, visit the following website:

Start Practicing English & French

Begin practicing English or French if neither are your first language. You may choose to
focus on one language, depending on where you settle. Familiarize yourself with common greetings and words like hello, please, thank you, and excuse me.

Do an online test to get an idea of your English or French skills and find out if you need language training.

More Resources

Moving to a new country and a new culture can seem confusing and overwhelming. Luckily Ontario has many resources for newcomers so you can feel prepared and excited for the change.

For more information on what you need to do before you arrive in Canada, please check out the following links: