Free welcome and information services upon arrival

Welcome, information and support services to help you settle in each province and territory are offered free of charge in French. These services for French-speaking permanent residents are a great help in guiding you, supporting you in your search for housing, work and school, and offering you language courses, networking opportunities or connecting you with the Francophone community and its cultural activities.

Take advantage of services specially designed to meet your needs.

French language services at Pearson Airport

Upon arrival at Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson Airport, a reception and orientation service for French-speaking persons with permanent resident status is available at Terminals 1 and 3. This kiosk provides an index of Francophone resources and services available across Canada, and directs newcomers and their families to the various French-language services available in the destination province or territory.

Did you know that?

  • Thirteen Francophone immigration networks (RIFs) are present throughout Canada, with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut. These networks bring together in one region all the resources and know-how of a variety of stakeholders in a range of sectors. They help you to settle in the Francophone or Acadian community of your choice.
  • The RIFs in each province have welcome kits containing information on French-language services available to newcomers.
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