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People on low incomes may be eligible for a discount on monthly bus passes through the Municipal Fee Assistance Program.

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After You Arrive

The first point of contact for every newcomer should be the local settlement agencies in Kingston. Settlement workers help newcomers find accommodation and schools and learn about the government offices and community agencies that provide services to immigrants, including language training and employment assistance.

This section has information to help newcomers settle quickly and easily into the Kingston community. Topics include:

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Your First Two Weeks in Canada (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
A video to help immigrants prepare for their new life in Canada and what they need to do in their first 2 weeks after arrival to make the transition easier.

Improving your English and French
General background information about why improving you and your family’s English and French language skills both before and after arrival in Canada is so important for everyday living and work. Includes basic information on language classes, registering for taxpayer-funded language classes, proficiency tests and certificates.

Build ON
Prepare to work in the skilled trades in Ontario. To help you find a job, this site offers one-on-one consultations with a coach, videos and documents in English and French.

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