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Before Coming to Canada 

This page provides links to information on what to expect, how to prepare before you leave, and what to do once you’ve arrived.

For information about immigrating, visiting, studying, or working in Canada, please review the Government of Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration website: www.cic.gc.ca.

You can also read through Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s “Welcome to Canada Guide,” or view their “Before You Arrive in Canada” and “Your First 2 Weeks in Canada” videos.

For more information about settling in British Columbia, you can read through the “Welcome BC Guide.

If you are ready to begin the process of becoming a Canadian citizen, visit citizenshipnow.ca. This website provides free online support for all your citizenship related needs.

  • Learn how to apply for Canadian Citizenship.
  • Understand the values and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship and what it can do for you.
  • Learn how to prepare for the Citizenship Test and Interview.
  • Access online workshops, practice tests, and one-on-one support.

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