The first days in a new country can be overwhelming. This section of Timmins Immigration Portal is here to give you information to help you during your first few days in Canada. It directs you to newcomer settlement information and provides details on opening a bank account, getting a driver’s license and finding a place to stay, applying for OHIP and other useful information. When you arrive in Timmins, you’ll need to find a place to stay, and ensure that you have the basic necessities such as food, clothing and furniture. You’ll also need to apply for some important documents that allow you to get public health insurance, and to work and drive in Ontario.

The city has many services and agencies that can help you feel at home during your first days in Timmins. Our New to Timmins Guide is a great resource for newcomers to our community.  You can also find answers to your questions about housing and many other topics on pages in this website. Please feel free to browse and contact us if you have any questions.

Your First Days in Ontario: A Newcomers Guide offers useful information for your first two weeks in Ontario. It is available in 24 languages, including English.

Other useful resources:

Government of Canada Immigration Services 

Government of Ontario Immigration Services  

Canadian Immigrant 

Going to Canada