Settling in Canada
Moving to Canada is an exciting opportunity but also a great challenge. Find what to expect in your first few weeks of coming to Canada and learn how to:
- find a place to live,
- get around your new city,
- work and go to school and
- connect with your community
You will also find information on Canadian laws, health care and how to get help settling in Canada.
You can get started here.
The Living in Canada Online tool will also assist you in many areas of planning for, or adjusting to life in Canada. Topics covered in the tool include:
- Language training
- Finding work
- Finding newcomer services in your area
- Finding a place to live
- Getting to know Canada
- Adjusting to life in Canada
- Locating Government and community services
- Educational needs
Please click here to access the tool.
Smiths Falls is one of the most affordable housing markets in Lanark County. Have a look at some of our local real estate listings.
Century 21 Explorer Realtu Inc.
RE/MAX Affiliates Realty Ltd., Brokerage
Royal LePage Pauline Aunger Real Estate Brokerage
You will find we offer a variety of education opportunities for children and adults. In Canada kids start in kindergarten, progress through elementary, to high school, and then off to college or university. There are also a number of alternatives options as well, explore what Smiths Falls has to offer here.
To welcome newcomers to Canada, many banks offer special banking packages, visit our local branches to learn more:
BMO Bank of Montreal
25 Beckwith St. South
51 Beckwith St. North
31 Beckwith St. North
94 Lombard St
TD Canada Trust
15 Beckwith St. North
Smiths Falls offers state of the art health care facilities. Learn more about the services offered in our town.
ESL (English as a Second Language)
Those wanting to improve their skills in written and spoken English are able to do so through ESL (English as a Second Language) classes taking place at the Smiths Falls Public Library. Classes our offered based on need through a partnership between the Town of Smiths Falls and TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative & Continuing Education. All classes are free and funded through the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Further information on the classes is available by contacting:
Secondary Vice Principal for TR Leger