Useful Links

  • Global Experience Ontario
  • Learn English or French
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
  • How to apply


You can find information about different Ontario cities and towns – what they are like and what they have to offer – in this section. There is also information about daily living, such as getting around by car or public transit, finding schools and other services for your children, and understanding your rights and responsibilities under Canadian law.

This section also includes links to information on cultural groups, banking, housing and personal finances.

Ontario is an exciting place to live. To learn more about what to do and see in Ontario visit our About Ontario section.

For information on health and housing in Ontario, see our Before You Arrive section. The Find Help Close to Home section on Settlement.Org will help you to find services in a specific area or city in Ontario.

Information to Help You Settle

How to use this site

As you are getting settled, you will probably have many questions about how things are done. This section of the website helps you to learn about living, working, doing business and studying in Ontario.

Publications and Resources

Important Links You Will Find in This Section

See a map of Ontario with links to Cities and Towns.

Everyone should understand their rights and how to ensure that those rights are respected. The Ontario Human Rights Commission has a number of fact sheets on human rights issues.

Getting a Driver's Licence - newcomers can use a foreign driver’s licence for 60 days after arriving in Ontario. This site tells you how to get an Ontario driver’s licence.

Learn more about cultural communities


Before You Arrive

Before you arrive

Moving to Ontario

Information to help guide you - what you need to know about housing, health care, how to find a job, enter a profession or trade, start a business or go to school.

After You Arrive

After you arrive

Your New Home

Ontario has one of the most multicultural populations in the world. No matter what country you are arriving from, there is probably a community from that background in Ontario.