Welcome to Durham
We are glad you are here!
Settling can be both an exciting and scary time.
We hope you will remember to be kind to yourself,
as there is no formula or specific timeline for settling into a new life in a new land. It takes as long as it takes.
As you know, everyone is different and their immigration experiences are also unique – despite having many common elements, as you will no doubt find out soon enough when talking to longer-term residents of Durham . If you check the local demographics you will see that a large majority of the population of the Region is either a first or second generation Canadian. One of the things we love to talk about is how and when we arrived…
Best wishes as you explore your new home and remember, in addition to this portal, the Community Development Council of Durham offers a range of settlement programs, services and referrals (at no charge) with experienced staff who speak a wide range of languages.
If you are ready to begin your job search – you will find specialized employment services across the region – ready to support you.
Through programs designed specifically for newcomers.