Welcome to Canada
Welcome to Canada is a free mobile app that helps refugees and immigrants in Canada to find information and services to plan their settlement journey.
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Our free, multilingual mobile app, Welcome to Canada, allows newcomers to navigate their settlement journey by delivering trusted, relevant information and personalized recommendations straight to their fingertips.

Welcome to Canada not only helps those who are already here but those considering and planning to move to Canada. The new version allows users to search for different provinces and cities and read everything they need to know to get started.  

If you don’t know where you’re going, you can read about cities across Canada while using our Compare  Cities Tool to make the best decision based on your specific priorities and needs. Finally, once you are settling in Canada, with Welcome to Canada you can find resources, information and service-providing organizations near you.

Designed in tandem with immigrants, refugees, community organizations, technologists, local government and settlement service providers, Welcome to Canada bridges the accessibility of information available to newcomers to Canada. Read more or download Arrival Advisor here.

"I am not the person who leave the review/feedback but I should do this now because I got so many useful information while I am settling down through this application. It must be newcomers’ bible..."
- Grace from Korea in iOS app store -
Search for cities or provinces and read everything you need to know to get started.
If you don’t know where you’re going, read about cities across Canada and use our Compare Cities Tool.
Find organizations and service providers near you.
Welcome to Canada
All encompassing
The app is a newcomer’s one-stop-shop for settling in Canada. Whether they're looking for a job, registering for the Medical Services Plan (MSP) or just even just researching where to migrate, the app gives users to the tools to successfully jumpstart their life in Canada, from making the decision to move to Canada  the point in which they feel confident in their status as a new Canadian.
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We are working very hard to have its content available in English, French, and Arabic. PeaceGeeks is currently translating the app into Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Korean, Punjabi, and Tagalog
Welcome to Canada
Through an anonymous questionnaire, the app helps newcomers identify their most urgent tasks and recommends them to their most relevant information and services.
Welcome to Canada
We help newcomers navigate their settlement journey step-by-step by providing intuitive recommendations for their next steps, as well as offering Maps compatibility to get them where they need to go.
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We are passionate about protecting data security and privacy, especially for communities at risk. Users do not need to provide any personal information or create an account within the app, and they can delete their user data at any time. An optional questionnaire will tailor the wealth of information within the app to the user’s needs while respecting their anonymity, alternatively, users can navigate the app through its general organization of information.
Community Resilience Workshops
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Capacity Building Workshops
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Meshkat Community works with a handful of artists every year who are funded and mentored to create art — fine arts, music, videos, performing arts, creative writing, and more — engaging with various themes of peace and prevention of extremism.
Peace Awards
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Digital Youth Network
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Joint Action Plans
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Social Media
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Settlement 2.0 & 3.0 Reports and resources
Together, Settlement 2.0 and 3.0 provide a strategy for a brighter future for the sector that prioritizes empowering newcomers to be agents in their own settlement journey and offers actionable steps to build the overall capacity of the sector to embrace innovation towards more successfully and sustainably supporting newcomers over time.
Settlement 3.0
Innovations in our DNA (Full report)
Learning from the factors created by the COVID-19 pandemic and settlement experiences across regions, Settlement 3.0 explored how innovation and tech can best support newcomers in their settlement journey from pre-arrival to full and meaningful integration.
Innovations in our DNA (Executive Summary)
Learning from the factors created by the COVID-19 pandemic and settlement experiences across regions, Settlement 3.0 explored how innovation and tech can best support newcomers in their settlement journey from pre-arrival to full and meaningful integration.
Settlement 2.0
Innovations in our DNA (Full report)
The Settlement 2.0 Project strives to understand how the settlement sector can embrace tech and innovation in service delivery and strategic principles. Take a look at PeaceGeeks’ final recommendations.
Innovations in our DNA (Summary)
As the immigrant and refugee-serving sector has gone #suddenlyremote during COVID-19, take a look at our Settlement 2.0 conversation starter on innovation and design to ensure positive newcomer settlement outcomes.
Community consultations report
This report outlines the second phase of the Settlement 2.0 project, undertaken in partnership between SFU Public Square and PeaceGeeks Society.
Situational analysis
This report provides a snapshot of the current state of the technological and innovative capacities of the immigrant and refugee-serving sector in Canada.