Arriving with A Family - ICAN
Moving to Canada with a family can be stressful but don't worry we have you covered. Find resources to schools boards, community organizations and transport to make your transition a little easier.
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Arriving with A Family

Arriving with a Family: What You Need to Know

Moving to a new country with a family can be stressful but don’t worry, we have you covered with information on schools boards, family groups, public transport, healthcare (and more!) to make your transition a little easier. Explore our guides here to find out what to expect when you are moving your family to Canada.


You must keep your family in status throughout your entire stay in Canada. Be sure to ask IRCC if your spouse and children are covered for the full duration of your work permit. If not, know the dates by which your spouse and children need to renew their status. Do not let any member of your family lose status at any time.


Along with our FB page (Irish Canadian Immigration Centre) and the many ‘Irish in Canada’ FB pages you may wish to follow, below are examples of some specifically geared towards Irish families making Canada home:

Irish parents in Toronto
Irish mammies in Toronto (GTA)
Irish mammies in Vancouver
Irish mammies in Edmonton
Irish activity group Vancouver

Mental Health Resources

Would you like to avail of our free social care services here at the Irish Canadian Immigration Centre? Our National Social Care Advisor is available to speak with you and sign-post to services in your area.


Gillian Goulding

I/CAN Mental Health Resource Page

*Watch for our Monday morning mental health awareness posts on social media and our family resources posts on Saturdays.

*Most school boards across Canada provide access to mental health services for children (including counselling services).

Kids Help Phone

In a Crisis

Updated info coming soon.

Child Benefits

Canada Child Benefit
Child Disability Benefit (CDB)