What to do after landing in Canada | Canada Immigration News

Posted on June 15, 2023 at 08:00 am EDT

Canada is one of the most welcoming countries in the world to newcomers, including permanent residents, international students, and foreign workers.

However, it can be overwhelming when you arrive at a Canadian airport for the first time. In this article, we will describe what to expect and what to do after landing in Canada.

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What happens when you land at a Canadian airport for the first time?

a) Identity verification

Upon arrival, prepare to go through an identity check. This means that you will need to provide travel documents, such as your passport or visa, to a border services officer. You will also need to complete a biometric screening that includes a digital photograph and fingerprints. This process helps the Canadian government verify your identity and keep Canada safe. Learn more about biometric screening and what to expect.[1]

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b) Meet the entry requirements

Different entry requirements will apply depending on whether you are a permanent resident, an international student or a foreign worker.

If you are a permanent resident, you must have your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and permanent resident visa. Learn more about your entry requirements or how to confirm your permanent residence status.[2]

If you are an international student or foreign worker, you must have a valid study permit or a valid work permit, a valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) and any other documents required by the Canadian government.[3]

Upon arrival, a border services officer will validate your status documents and ask you a few questions to make sure you meet all the eligibility requirements.

Important things to do immediately after arriving in Canada

a) Request your Social Security Number (SIN)

A Social Security Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that the Government of Canada uses to identify people who work and pay taxes in Canada. As a newcomer to Canada, you should apply for a SIN as soon as possible, as you will need it to work, pay taxes, and access government benefits and services.[4]

To apply for a SIN, you must have a valid study or work permit or proof of your permanent resident status and be physically present in Canada. For more information on how to apply for a SIN, visit the Government of Canada website.[5]

b) Open a bank account

Opening a bank account in Canada is important to help manage your finances. You can open checking or savings accounts with a Canadian financial institution, and after applying, you can also gain access to many other useful services, such as bank transfers, currency exchange, and debit and credit cards, often at favorable rates and Special discounts. As a newcomer, you may qualify for a special banking package like the TD New to Canada Banking Package or the DT Banking package for international students.

The TD New to Canada banking package offers no monthly checking account fee for the first 12 months, no annual fee on a TD credit card for the first year (subject to approval), refunds on international money transfers and much more, while the TD International Student Banking Package offers a checking account with no monthly fee (while you’re still a student), a credit card with no fee (subject to approval), an additional interest rate on a savings account and much more.

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c) Apply for Government Health Insurance

Canada’s public health system provides basic health coverage to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents. As a newcomer to Canada, you should apply for government health insurance as soon as you qualify to ensure you are covered for medical services. Each province and territory has its own health system, so you must apply for health insurance in the province or territory where you plan to live.[6] Learn more about eligibility for government health insurance and how to apply.

Know more about what else you should do when you arrive in Canada.

Arriving in Canada as a newcomer is an exciting time. Knowing what to expect and what to do can help you make a smooth transition into your new life.

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[1] https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/campaigns/biometrics/facts.html

[2] https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/application-approved.html

[3] https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/campaigns/biometrics/arrive-in-canada.html

[4] https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/sin.html

[5] https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/sin/qualify.html

[6] https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/new-life-canada/health-care.html#card

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