- Settlement Services
- Language Program
- Connecting Communities Project
- Enhance Language Training
- Coop Placement
- Job Search Workshop
- NSP Program
- Community Connections
- Youth Program
- Seniors Program
- Oath Commissioning Services
It is the vision of Peel Multicultural Council to promote a harmonious multicultural society.
Peel Multicultural Council is committed to lead and empower communities by educating and providing the tools resulting in a healthy and integrated society.
As an organization, it aspires to provide leadership among non-profits and to integrate and co-ordinate services to best serve clients in Peel Region. Following is a list of core PMC values: Welcoming; Inclusive; Client-focused; Accountable; Innovation; Excellence; Empowerment; Diversity; Leadership.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
THINGS TO DO BEFORE MOVING TO PEEL REGION IN CANADA
- Gather your family’s important documents including marriage certificates, diplomas, transcripts and medical records.
- Apply for an international driver’s licence (IDL). You need to have a valid driver’s licence from your home country when you drive with an IDL. An IDL is valid for 1 year for tourists. If you are a resident of Ontario it is valid for only 90 days.
- Purchase private medical insurance for the first 3 months in Canada.
- Plan your monthly budget for living
- Make sure you have clothing that is suitable for the time of year for you and your family. Visit http://immigrationpeel.ca/life/daily-calendar.htm
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS TO BRING WITH YOU
- Adoption papers
- Birth certificates for all family members
- School diplomas and degrees, or trade or professional papers and certificates
- Certified immunization records for all children under the age of 16 – these are required before children can be registered to attend school
- Driver’s licence if you have one in your country – your foreign driver’s licence is valid for 90 days after you arrive in Canada
- An original document in English or French to prove you have a driver’s licence from the country where you were driving and show proof of how many years of driving experience you have. This document will help you get your driving licence in Ontario faster. (If you cannot show acceptable proof of your driving experience, you will be considered a new driver.)
- If you have a history of safe driving in your home country, ask for a letter of reference or history from your insurance company. This could help you get a discount on your insurance in Ontario.
PREPARE FOR EMPLOYMENT IN CANADA WHILE IN YOUR COUNTRY
- Research the steps in getting licensed for your profession in Canada
- Have your English language skills assessed before moving to Canada
- Start language training in your country
- Visit http://immigrationpeel.ca/jobs/prepare.htm
AFTER YOU ARRIVE
YOUR PEEL REGION
Peel Region is located in the heartland of Ontario, close to many amenities and attractions.
Our southern border is Lake Ontario and our northern border lies in the green hills of Caledon.
Close to Toronto, one of Canada’s major centres of cultural and economic activity, the Region enjoys excellent transportation to the city by road and rail.
This map illustrates Peel’s place in Ontario Canada showing neighbouring communities and destinations you may already know.
PEEL REGION AND SURROUNDING AREA
YOUR FIRST FEW DAYS IN CANADA
- Apply for a social insurance number
- Apply for a health card (OHIP)
- Get maps of streets and bus routes
- Open a bank account
- Apply for Child Tax Benefit
- Contact a Peel Newcomer Information Centre (NIC) near you
- Contact a Settlement Service Organization near you
- Get information on how to register your child for school
- Locate a public library near you
- Connect with your new Canadian community
- Consider an English language course for you
- Get information on your rights as a tenant
- Get information on your rights as an employee
- Follow the steps in the employment preparedness checklist
- Familiarize yourself with local news and events in Peel Region: Mississauga News, Brampton Guardian, Caledon Citizen
For further assistance: Contact your settlement worker at 905-819 1144 ext. 221