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Moving to a new country can be stressful.

That's why we are here to support you on your journey.

Moving to a new country can be stressful. That's why we are here to support you on your journey.

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Preparing for your life in Canada starts with us!

Preparing for your life in Canada starts with us!

You Are on Your Way!
You Are on Your Way!
You Are on Your Way!
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Take advantage of our FREE services.

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Online Resources
Online Resources

Get access to our live webinars, information videos, interactive e-learning courses, immigrant stories, and much more......

Get access to live webinars, information videos, interactive e-learning courses, immigrant stories, and much more......

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Mentorship
Mentorship

Connect with an established member of our community that matches your needs.

Connect with an established member of our community that matches your needs.

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Talk to us through live-chat, private messaging, emails, and community forums.

Talk to us through live-chat, private messaging, emails, and community forums.

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Feel informed, prepared, and confident about your new life in Canada!

Feel informed, prepared, and confident about your new life in Canada!

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FREE Pre-Arrival Settlement Services

Services provided by Next Stop Canada are best experienced through the most updated versions of Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox.

How it works

Step 1: Prepare Required Documents

Upload ONE of the following documents:

  • An IRCC invitation to obtain pre-arrival services
  • A confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) letter/document
  • A passport request letter that indicates Permanent Resident visa issuance
  • An IRCC request that an applicant for permanent residence complete a medical examination
  • A Single Entry Permanent Resident Visa
  • A Permanent Resident Visa pick up notification letter

If you’re an applicant of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Programs, upload BOTH:

  • A Completed Job Offer Form (with the employer’s signature), and
  • A Confirmation of Designation document

Step 2: Complete The Registration Form

Follow these steps:

  • Click on the “Register” button, you will be directed to a secured registration page
  • Fill in the registration form
  • Upload the required document(s)
  • Click the “Submit” button
  • Expect an e-mail from us confirming your registration

Step 3: Access Your Account

Gain access to Next Stop Canada platform:

  • Check for a welcome e-mail
  • Click on the link we provided in that e-mail
  • Create your password
  • Remember the username and password for future access

UCI stands for “unique client identifier.” It is also known as a client identification number (client ID). It’s on official documents you receive from IRCC.
It has either:

  • four numbers, a hyphen and four more numbers (Example: 0000-0000), or
  • two numbers, a hyphen, four numbers, a hyphen and four more numbers (Example: 00-0000-0000)

You will not have a UCI number yet if you are applying to IRCC for the first time.

Next Stop Canada
Next Stop CanadaTuesday, October 26th, 2021 at 2:01pm
Immigrating to a new country as a youth comes with a list of many things to do. To help you prepare, this webinar will talk about the important things you need to know for your first weeks in Canada! Join us on Oct 28th starting at 9 am EDT. Register at www.nextstopcanada.ca
Next Stop Canada
Next Stop CanadaMonday, October 25th, 2021 at 2:01pm
If you’re an internationally educated professional, getting your credentials recognized in Canada can be expensive, but that shouldn’t stop you from achieving your career goals! Learn how to relaunch your career in Canada the right way. Join us on Oct 27th starting at 9am EDT. Register at www.nextstopcanada.ca
Next Stop Canada
Next Stop CanadaThursday, October 21st, 2021 at 2:01pm
Meet Nabeel Jabbar an active mentor volunteer for Next Stop Canada. He mentors newcomer professionals aspiring to transition into the banking and finance sector in Canada.

Having immigrated from Pakistan in 2005, Nabeel now uses his decade of experience with one of Canada's largest banks to provide newcomers with valuable advice, helping them navigate the Canadian job market, and reach their career goals.

Want advice from Nabeel and other mentors? Register at https://nextstopcanada.ca/
Next Stop Canada
Next Stop CanadaWednesday, October 20th, 2021 at 4:00pm
Struggling to find employment in your field as a newcomer to Canada? Wondering what needs to change in your job search strategy to convert job interviews into offer letters? Join us for this session of Café New Canadians as we get chatting with our guest speakers, who have abundant experience working with immigrants to Canada, guiding them with their employment action plan and how they can communicate their worth to employers. You'll get tips galore! To join, register here: http://ow.ly/Y9o550GuxG9
Immigrating to a new country as a youth comes with a list of many things to do. To help you prepare, this webinar will talk about the important things you need to know for your first weeks in Canada! Join us on Oct 28th starting at 9 am EDT. Register at https://t.co/EbhWwsHi1k https://t.co/3fxC3IMeik NextStopCanada photo
Getting your credentials recognized in Canada can be expensive, but that shouldn’t stop you from achieving your career goals! Learn how to relaunch your career in Canada the right way. Join us on Oct 27th starting at 9am EDT. Register at https://t.co/EbhWwsHi1k https://t.co/9GQTrPJUW7 NextStopCanada photo
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Nabeel Jabbar, an experienced banking professional is mentor volunteer for Next Stop Canada. He mentors newcomers aspiring to transition into the banking & finance sector in Canada. Want advice from Nabeel and other mentors? Register now at https://t.co/6ONKb5RHe8 https://t.co/4sTvNp6nsD NextStopCanada photo

Already in Ontario?

YMCA Newcomer Information Centre

The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre (NIC) is a government-funded information and referral center for newcomers in Canada. Every year, thousands of new immigrants visit us as a first stop when they arrive in Ontario. Our experienced Information and Referral Specialists will provide you and your family FREE individualized needs assessment, customized settlement plan, including up-to-date information that covers topics such as settlement, education, employment, language training, health, government benefits and so much more. We are here to help you and your family make better and informed decisions about your new life in Canada!

To find the centre nearest you and check our office hours, please visit www.newcomersincanada.ca or call 415-968-9622 for more information!

To be eligible for our program, you need to be a permanent resident or convention refugee. Please bring your landing document or Permanent Resident Card when you visit us.