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Russian Resources

The following lists all the external resources available in Russian that can be found as For More Information links throughout this website. These resources cover a variety of topics and the accompanying descriptions will help you determine which are the ones you need. If information on what you seek is not listed here, it may be available in another language on the page(s) covering that topic. 

To find pages or Community Directory records on the website that reference Russian in the text, use the Search Tool on the right of the page. The community directory lists government agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations that serve the Kingston area. Many provide services in languages other than English.

 

"New in Canada" Parenting Support Series
A series of CMAS-created brochures for newcomer parents. Topics covered include dressing for winter, fire safety, home safety for children, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), swimming safety, and street safety. Brochures are available in Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), English, French, Persian (Farsi), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

After You Arrive — Services to Help You Settle
Ontario Immigration guide to finding services in your community, looking for jobs and training, improving language skills, and getting other kinds of help. Includes a checklist to follow while settling in Ontario. Available in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Filipino (Tagalog), Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil and Urdu.

Alone in Canada: 21 Ways to Make it Better – a self-help guide for single newcomers
A guide to help single newcomers adjust to living in a new society, with tips on how to overcome culture shock and isolation, cope with stress and discrimination, learn English, establish and manage new relationships and experiences. Available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Dari, Farsi, English, French, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Twi, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Brockville
Official website for the city of Brockville, which lies to the east of Kingston. Includes maps, tourist information and links to the Brockville arts centre, airport and museum. Also includes welcome messages in Russian, Chinese, Spanish, French, and English.

Can I volunteer to get Canadian experience?
Many newcomers volunteer in their new communities to get Canadian work experience and references, improve their English- and French-speaking skills and learn about the Canadian workplace. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

Canada’s Food Guide: My Food Guide
An interactive tool to help you personalize the information found in Canada's Food Guide to your and your family’s needs based on sex, age, activity-level. While the tool is only available in English and French, the guide is available in Arabic, Chinese (traditional or simplified), Farsi, Korean, Russian, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.

Child Care
Information about child care in Ontario, including how to choose the right kind of care, paying for child care, child-care fee subsidies, and finding care for children with special needs. Informational sheets for parents are provided on many topics including kindergarten, bullying, dual credit programs, cooperative education, and more. Brochures are available in Afghani, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Cree, English, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Korean, Mohawk, Nepali, Ojibwe, Ojicree, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Do I need a Will?
Information about the importance of making a will, what the will should include, making a will and the legal consequences of dying without a will. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

Emergency Management Ontario
Information about emergency management and community safety in Ontario. Features news and emergency alerts and includes a step-by-step toolkit on how to be prepared — including suggestions for people with disabilities and special needs, children, seniors, and pets. Basic “Be prepared” information is also in Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Finnish, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Accessible on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Emergency Red Alerts can be received by email or SMS text messaging.

Guide to the RTA [Residential Tenancies Act] in Multiple Languages
A guide to the Residential Tenancies Act with information about tenancy agreements, rent, maintenance and repairs, entering a rental unit and ending a tenancy. Available in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi (Persian), Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Health & Safety at Work -- Prevention Starts Here
The Health & Safety at Work - Prevention Starts Here poster. Offers an overview of worker and employer health & safety rights and responsibilities. Poster is available in multiple languages for download and printing, including Chinese (Traditional), French, Russian, Somali, and Spanish.

Health Care Connect
Register in person or online with Health Care Connect, an Ontario government program that helps Ontario residents find a family doctor. Includes an introductory video on the service. Downloadable multilingual fact sheets on Health Care Connect are available in Amharic, Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese (Simplified and traditional), Farsi, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Ojicree, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Healthy Smiles Ontario
Ontario dental program for children 17 and under who do not have access to any form of dental coverage to maintain the health of their teeth. Information on who is eligible, what services are covered, how to apply, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Information sheets are also available in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Farsi, Italian, Oji-cree, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

How can I apply to immigrate to Ontario?
An overview of the immigration process, including the application process, who is eligible and links to other helpful resources such as a links to a directory of services for newcomers. Also available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified) French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

How can I find a family doctor?
Tips on finding a family doctor in communities that have a shortage of doctors. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

How can I get a credit card with no Canadian credit history?
How to get a credit card if Canadian banks refuse to recognize your previous credit history. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

How can I get help in an emergency?
How to use the free 9-1-1 emergency response number to report a fire, save a life, contact the police, or any other emergency situation. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

How can I travel within Ontario?
The different types of public transportation systems in Ontario are explained. Includes information on public transit buses, streetcars, taxis, trains, car rentals and how to pay. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

How do I apply for a birth certificate for my Canadian-born child?
Information on how to register a birth, apply for a birth certificate, who can apply, and types of certificates. Application for birth certificate can be downloaded on this site. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

How do I find a good dentist?
A list of ways to find a dentist in Ontario, including community dental programs and the Yellow Pages of the telephone book. Includes tips on how to choose a dentist for you and your family. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

How do I get a Social Insurance Number (SIN)?
Information about applying in person or by mail for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and the documents required. What is a SIN and why do you need one. Includes a sample of a SIN card. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

How do I get an Ontario driver’s licence?
What does an Ontario driver’s licence look like, types of licences, how to apply for a licence and where to get more information. Available in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

How do I pay for my purchases?
A description of the types of payment accepted by most stores in Canada and an explanation of the provincial retail tax and goods and services tax. Includes tips on how to be a smart shopper and links to useful government publications. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

How do I sponsor a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, or dependent child living outside of Canada?
General information on sponsor eligibility, the sponsorship process, and who qualifies as a conjugal partner, common-law partner and dependent child. Available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Farsi, French, Korean, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

How do I use the phone system?
Information about the Canadian phone system and the types of services available. Includes details on how to make local and long-distance calls and use the phone book, public payphones, and voice mail. Also available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

How long does it take to process my immigration application?
The length of time to process applications for immigration to Canada varies according to the type of applicant and where the application originates. Includes a list of tips for filling out your application to reduce the chance of delays. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Ontario?
An online tool to compare current rental rates and vacancy rates for 16 Ontario cities, including Kingston. Includes average rents for bachelor, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments (Source: CMHC). Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

I am immigrating to Canada. How do I bring my belongings with me?
Information about documenting the goods you are bringing to Canada and the types of documents to present to customs officers. The official forms can be downloaded from this site. Includes information about bringing a car and pets into the country. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

I am pregnant and don’t have OHIP. What health care can I get?
Hospitals may charge high fees to pregnant women who are not insured under OHIP. includes more information and list of options. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

Immunization — Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care
Ontario government site with information on immunization and the various vaccination programs available for infants, children, and adults and a list of publically funded vaccines provided by the province. The information includes videos and a section on Myths and Facts about vaccines and immunization, which is also available as a downloadable PDF in multiple languages: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, German, Italian, Korean, Oji-Cree, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, and Urdu.

Learn English or French
Information on improving language skills before and after you arrive in Canada, where to study, and language training for school and work. A downloadable guide is available in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil and Urdu. There is also a “Find a Language Class” online search tool.

Learn English or French — Improving your Language Skills
Includes information on improving language skills before and after arrival in Canada, where to study, and language training for school and work. Available in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil and Urdu.

Limestone Community Education — Language Training (for children)
Information about free heritage language classes for elementary students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Languages include Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, Russian, Korean, Filipino, Spanish, Japanese, Bengali and Hindi.

My First Days: A Guide to Your First Two Weeks in Ontario
Information about arriving in Ontario, housing health, employment, education, legal services, and consumer information. Includes a Welcome to Canada checklist and a chapter entitled Next Steps. Available in Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Farsi, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Pilipino (Tagalog), Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Newcomers’ Guide to Secondary School (Public School Board)
The guide has information on starting school, report cards, parent-teacher interviews, ways parents can help, school policies, learning English and other subjects. Available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Croatian, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Korean, Pilipino (Tagalog), Pashtu, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

Should I get help with my immigration application from an immigration consultant or lawyer?
Information about paid and unpaid immigration representatives, questions to ask lawyers and consultants, how to file a complaint, and links to other useful resources. Also available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified) French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

Smith Falls Immigration Portal
A newcomer’s web portal with information about the Town of Smith Falls. Available in English only; alternate languages are provided through Google translate. Includes a selection of community videos and multilingual fact sheets available in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu.

Special Education Tip Sheet
Provides information about special education programs, student assessment, individual education plans, the Identification Placement and Review Committee and the role of parents. Available in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Pilipino (Tagalog), Tamil, and Urdu.

St. Lawrence College, International Students
Information on programs and how international students may apply. Online viewable informational books are available in multiple languages: Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, German and Vietnamese. International informational sessions on college programs are held in cities around the world. The college also has Facebook and Renren pages.

Temporary foreign workers — Your rights are protected
A Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) pamphlet to inform temporary foreign workers of their rights under Canadian law. The exploitation of a foreign national may violate Canadian law and human rights. Includes information on payment, contracts, safety, changing your jobs, accommodation (housing), and human trafficking. Also available in Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Russian, Spanish, and Tagalog (listed under the “Working Temporarily in Canada” subcategory).

UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Rideau Canal
Description of the Rideau Canal and the associated buildings and forts (ie: Fort Henry and the Kingston Fortifications) that form the UNESCO world heritage site. Available in Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

Welcome to Ontario, A Guide to Programs and Services for Newcomers to Ontario
Information about living, studying, working, starting your own business, volunteering, and where to find help. Available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Ukrainian and Urdu.

What are regulated professions and trades?
An explanation to regulated professions and trades, regulatory bodies and licensing and certification in different provinces. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What are settlement services?
Information about settlement services in Ontario, including interpretation and translation of documents, help filling out forms and applications, language classes and job hunting. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What are the different school systems in Ontario?
Information about publicly funded schools in Ontario, private schools, homeschooling, with links to local school boards across the province, and newcomer reception centres. Available in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What are the language requirements for Canadian citizenship?
An overview of the language requirements of citizenship applicants. Includes information about the written test and how to prepare for it. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What are the language requirements for post-secondary education?
Information for newcomers planning to study at a college or university who may need to take a language test. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What are the monthly living expenses for a family of 3?
Tips for newcomers on how to calculate their monthly expenses in Canada, the need to budget and manage money, and where to get help. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What counselling services can students get?
Most schools have counsellors to help students with personal problems and other issues. The basics of what you can expect and resources for where to look. Also available in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What different kinds of ESL programs are available?
Explanation and description of the various types of English as a Second Language (ESL) programs available. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What do I need to know about prepaid long distance phone cards?
What are prepaid calling cards and how do they work? Includes information on connection fees, minimum charges, calling time restrictions, service fees and expiry dates. Also available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What do police do?
Information on the role of the police in Ontario, how police forces are monitored, contacting the police and tips on crime prevention. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What immunizations does my child need to go to school?
A guide to understanding mandatory childhood vaccinations, keeping immunization records, the risks of immunization, and the consequences of refusing certain vaccinations. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What is "Continuing Education" and "Distance Education"?
Definitions of both continuing education and distance education with links to local school boards and Ontario universities, community to local school boards and Ontario universities, community colleges, and private career colleges. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What is Canada’s political system?
An explanation of the three levels of government in Canada and the political systems that operate within them. Also available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What is emergency housing?
Most Ontario communities provide facilities that offer short-term accommodation and meals to individuals and families in need. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What is graduated licensing?
An explanation of the two-step licensing system for new drivers in Ontario. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What is subsidized housing?
An overview of rent-geared-to-income housing, subsidies, types of subsidized housing in Ontario and how to determine eligibility. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What is the Canada Child Tax Benefit?
The Canada Child Tax Benefit helps families on low incomes with children under the age of 18. The amount of the credit is based on a family’s income, number and age of children and where the family lives. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

What outdoor activities are available?
Information about the different types of parks in Ontario, how to find out about recreational opportunities and types of activities offered, such as hiking, camping, cross-country skiing and canoeing. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

Where can I buy private health insurance for newcomers and visitors to Canada?
Where can I buy private health insurance for newcomers and visitors to Canada? Information on purchasing health insurance coverage as a visitor to Canada or to cover the 3-month OHIP waiting period required for newcomers to Ontario. Also available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

Where can I do my shopping?
An overview of the different types of stores in Ontario, and how they are owned and operated. Also links to documents explaining deceptive telemarketing and other illegal marketing and sales practices. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

Where can I get help with my mental health?
A list of mental health professionals who diagnose, treat and help prevent mental illness. Includes information on how to find a psychologist who speaks your language. Also available in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

Where can I get medical help if I don’t have a family doctor?
Information about walk-in medical clinics, community health centres and Telehealth Ontario confidential telephone advice line. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

Where can I learn languages other than English or French?
Information about heritage language classes and where they are taught in Ontario communities. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

Who can get married in Ontario?
A list of the eligibility requirements to be married in Ontario with links to information on how to get a marriage licence and certificate, same-sex marriage, and how Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) recognizes marriages. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

Who Does What in Ontario’s Public Education System
Tip sheet with information about the roles of the Ministry of Education, Education Quality and Accountability Office, Ontario College of Teachers, school board, principal and vice-principal, teacher and school council. Available in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

Will the Canadian government recognize my foreign marriage?
General background for potential immigrants and sponsors on what is considered a legally binding marriage in Canada and how the Canadian government (specifically Citizenship and Immigration Canada [CIC]) evaluates foreign marriages. Available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Farsi, French, Korean, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

Working in Ontario — Work in Your Profession
Ontario government website with information on how to work in your profession. Includes information on Bridging programs, educational requirements, certification and accreditation. Includes a link to a PDF document in 15 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

Your Legal Rights
A large resource of general legal information for Ontarians, compiled from hundreds of organizations across Ontario. While the site itself is only available in English, materials are available in multiple languages, including French. Managed by Community Legal Education Ontario.

Your Rights Under the Employment Standards Act
An information sheet provides a summary of your rights as a foreign national employed in Ontario under the Employment Standards Act. Available in Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil and Vietnamese.

 

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