1. organize your papers and documents;
2. start your job search, or research business practices, opportunities and credential recognition;
3. understand Canadian currency and research exchange rates;
4. research what the weather will be like when you arrive;
5. have prescriptions filled; and
at arrival, apply for a Permanent Resident (PR) card.
1. Organize your papers and documents.
You will need a number of essential documents with you when you travel, including valid visas and passports, itemized lists of personal belongings and some financial records. For the most current list of essential documents, refer to, Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
2. Start your job search, or research business practices, opportunities and credential recognition.
Research your field of employment and how to begin having your credentials recognized. Find out what, if any, upgrading or further study you will need to complete to be licensed or certified to work in Canada. Familiarize yourself with local job and business opportunities, as well as with our business culture.
3. Understand Canadian currency and research exchange rates.
You will want to have some Canadian funds in hand so you can take care of immediate needs when you arrive. Research rates to make the most of your currency exchange.
4. Research what the weather will be like when you arrive.
Check weather conditions in New Brunswick for the month you arrive. If you are arriving in the spring or fall, you will need warm clothes to keep you dry and comfortable. If you are arriving between November and April, you will need to have warm, heavy, winter clothing including gloves, hats, a scarf and warm boots.
5. Have prescriptions filled.
Make sure you have an adequate supply of medication for you and your family members.
6. Upon arrival, apply for a Permanent Resident (PR) card.
The Permanent Resident (PR) card is the proof of status document needed by permanent residents seeking to re-enter Canada on a commercial carrier such as an airplane, train, or bus.