Coming to Canada - YMCA of Three Rivers Waterloo Region

Coming to Canada

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Make your transition easier

Prepare before you arrive in Waterloo Region

Answer a few questions to help you understand how to visit, study or live in Canada.  

Here is a checklist of things you can do to prepare for life in Waterloo Region and feel at home more quickly.  It is a good idea to print this checklist and bring it with you.

What to bring when entering Canada

When you travel to Canada, you must bring important documents with you. You will need to show these documents to Immigration and Customs officials.  Do not pack them into your suitcase!

Before You Arrive in Canada Video

The Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration Canada has made a video that will help you get ready for your new life in Canada. It will explain some of the things you should do before you leave your country of origin to make sure you are prepared when you arrive in Canada. Click here to view this video.