Moving to Canada will be a rewarding journey. It will be exciting, confusing, joyful and at times, overwhelming. Leaving your home country, family, friends and routine will be a very emotional experience. It is natural for you to feel sad, nervous and happy all at the same time.

Your life in Canada may be very different than in your home country. Many things – school, health care, jobs and even the law might be different from the country you live in. Finding your way can take time. Preparing before you leave your home country can help make your transition to life in Canada easier.

By taking certain steps to familiarize yourself with Canadian life before you move, you will have a better understanding of what to expect. This can help ease the transition and make it easier for you to get established once you arrive in Canada.