We have information to help make sure your move to Durham Region is a smooth transition. Here are a few things to consider when you get started.

Canadian citizenship and becoming a permanent resident

Learn about applying for Canadian citizenship or how to become a permanent resident in Canada.

Work permits and visas

Find the work permits and visas you need to work in Durham Region.

Finding a home

One of the first things you'll need to do when moving here is find a place to live. Learn about buying or renting and where to get help.

The Newcomer Housing Journey Map provides information on finding rental housing in Durham Region.

Arrival checklist

When arriving in Durham, this list can help you get settled and started with the regular services you will need for day-to-day living.


Learn about your healthcare options and how to make sure you're prepared and covered for medical emergencies and care.

Settlement services

Get help from one of the settlement service agencies that are here to help you.

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