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Living in Canada

LIVING IN CANADA : RESOURCE LINKS

You will find below, our extensive list of interesting and useful websites which should prove helpful in making your decision to immigrate to Canada and to assist you in finding the information, programs and services you need.

This information is reproduced from data produced by Communication Canada.


Arts & Culture
  • Film
    The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a federal cultural agency whose mandate is to promote the production and distribution of films designed to interpret Canada to Canadians and to other nations.
  • Forthcoming Books
    The New Books Service (NBS) is your source for the latest information on current and forthcoming Canadian books.
  • Indian & Inuit Art
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)'s National Art Collection of Indian (First Nations), and Inuit art represents works of art by Canada's most prominent Indian (First Nations), Métis and Inuit artists as well as works by young emerging and mid-career artists.
  • Humanities
    Artefacts Canada: Humanities contains more than 3 million object records and 580,000 images from hundreds of museums across the country. Have a look and you will find treasures from disciplines such as archaeology, decorative arts, fine arts, ethnology, and history.
  • TV and Radio (CBC)
    CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. With 28 services offered on Radio, Television, the internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services, CBC/Radio-Canada is available how, where, and when Canadians want it.

City Links
Education

Canada is world renown for its educational institutions, both at the secondary and post-secondary level. An education in Canada will allow you to meet some of the great people that make up the Canadian population, as well as allow you to immerse yourself in a diverse learning environment that is both challenging and very rewarding. Please see the links below for information on some of Canada's top universities:

Finding A Place to Live

Typically, our clients rent accommodation upon arriving in Canada, until such time as they find steady employment. To locate accommodation that is right for you, it would be advisable to do some research into the various web sites that provide listings of rental units available in your chosen city of residence. Some example websites are listed below:

Government Links

A list of the official provincial government web sites. These sites will help you find information, programs and services offered by the various provincial governments.

Health

As a Permanent Resident in Canada you are entitled to provincially funded health care coverage. Please find links to each Canadian province's health coverage details, below. You should be advised that you are required to have resided in Canada as a permanent resident for ninety (90) days before you are eligible to receive health care coverage. You may wish to purchase private health coverage until you become eligible for provincial coverage.

Nature & Natural Resources
  • Agriculture in Canada
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth.
  • Canada's Forests
    The 2005-2006 annual report brings together the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on Canada’s forests and forest sector.
  • Canadian Wildlife
    The Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS), part of Environment Canada, handles wildlife matters that are the responsibility of the federal government. These include protection and management of migratory birds, nationally significant habitat and endangered species, as well as work on other wildlife issues of national and international importance. In addition, CWS does research in many fields of wildlife biology.
  • Fish
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada is the lead federal government department responsible for developing and implementing policies and programs in support of Canada's economic, ecological and scientific interests in oceans and inland waters.
  • Natural Regions of Canada
    Natural Resources Canada is committed to improving the quality of life of all Canadians through the sustainable development of our natural resources — contributing to their economic importance and to a strong society and communities through knowledge, innovation, technology and international leadership.
  • Nature
    Environment Canada's mandate is to preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment; conserve Canada's renewable resources; conserve and protect Canada's water resources; forecast weather and environmental change; enforce rules relating to boundary waters; and coordinate environmental policies and programs for the federal government.
Parliamentary System
Science & Technology
  • Energy
    Information from Natural Resources Canada about climate change, energy resources, energy efficiency and science and technology.
  • Space
    Home of the Canadian Space Agency.
Sports & Leisure
  • Canadian Postal Collections
    All about Canadian stamps and collecting including an online store.
  • Cyber Boutique (Museum of Civilization)
    An online store serving Canada’s largest and most popular cultural institution, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum.
  • National Parks
  • National Parks are a country-wide system of representative natural areas of Canadian significance. By law, they are protected for public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment, while being maintained in an unimpaired state for future generations. National Parks have existed in Canada for well over a century.

Travel
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Your Rights As a Canadian

To maintain your permanent residence status, you must live in Canada for a total of at least 730 days within any consecutive five year period of time.

As a permanent resident, you and your dependants have the right to live, study and work anywhere in Canada.

You are entitled to receive social services including health care.

As a permanent resident of Canada, you are also protected by Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Permanent residents cannot vote in elections; are ineligible for jobs that require high-level security clearance; and can be deported from Canada if they commit a serious criminal offence.