Although Canadian immigrants are required to come to Canada with settlement funds sufficient to maintain themselves while they become settled, it is important to know that resources are available to newcomers to assist with their settlement efforts. Community resources exist which will assist newcomers with finding employment, housing and schools for their children. On August 7, 2008, the opening of a new Immigrant Resource Centre in Scarborough, Ontario was attended by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. The financial assistance from the Canadian government into such centres for Canadian permanent residents who recently applied for permanent residence in Canada will provide a welcome resource to help newcomers to adjust to their new lives in Canada. Immigrating to Canada? Visit www.akcanada.com for more information or a free assessment.