The Canadian federal government has launched a new website to help newcomers get all the information they need to successfully settle down in the country.
The new tool, at servicefornewcomers.cic.gc.ca, is a sort of a one-stop gateway for new immigrants and even new citizens in Canada.
It is divided into community and government services, and provides information on a vast range of issues – from getting driving licenses, to opening a bank account and finding language courses. It also has information on the various federal, provincial/territorial and other state services given.
Immigrants will also be able to e-mail the results of their searches to themselves, family members or others.
The government says it will continuously update and expand the website.
The new online resource is part of a multi-step government plan to help newcomers settle down in the country.