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important information

Once you decide to move to Canada, it's up to you to determine what you want to bring. Several thighs you can carry depend on your immigration status, financial abilities, previously arranged accommodation and many other factors. Moving to Canada from your country of origin may bring your items and ship household goods without paying duty.

But you will have to pay duty on any item you get that has not been used. A duty is a fee that the government charges on some goods when they enter Canada. To avoid misunderstandings at the port of entry, please follow the rules created by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada and Canada Border Service Agency.

Important Documents

Collect all essential original documents that belong to you and your family members who are also immigrating.

Some standard documents include:

• Passports or travel documents

• All education diplomas and certificates

• Official vaccination records

• Medical records

• Dental and eye records

• Driver’s licences

• Birth and death certificates

• Marriage or divorce certificates

Learn more about gathering the proper documents to enter Canada.


To learn more about the rules at the Canadian border, check the Canada Border Services Agency website.

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there are a few essential components
to think about If you want to move to Calgary:



Check the housing prices online and compare them with other cities.


Check other living costs in Calgary and compare them with other Canadian cities.


Do your research on employment opportunities in Calgary.

Do not hesitate to reach out to potential employers and learn more

about the work and employment requirements.


Calgary is a predominantly English-speaking part of Canada. If English is not your first language, you can take an English exam and get your Canadian English benchmarks once in Calgary.

You can choose a program available to improve your English skills based on the results.


Based on your immigration status, learn more about the health services available for you and your family and make sure that you apply for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan. If you are a refugee, make sure that you understand the Interim Federal Health Program.

Calgary is served by two major school boards:

Catholic school board

Public School Board

Moving to a new country requires a lot of patience, time, dedication, and willingness to understand how things work.


Settlement agencies can provide basic information about your new life in Canada and refer you to other community organizations and services to meet your needs. Settlement organizations are an important step in becoming set-up in Calgary. They can advise and connect you to services. Find a settlement organization that fits you. Find a settlement organization here.

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