Arabic Resources

These resources, in English and Arabic (or Arabic only, as indicated) are designed to help newcomers feel more informed about various aspects of settling into life in Canada.  For guides available in both languages, it can be helpful to sit down with newcomers and go through these guides at the same time (sponsoring/supporting group in Arabic, newcomers in English).

ENGLISH AND ARABIC

General:

  • Your First Two Weeks in Canada:  Videos from Citizenship and Immigration Canada in English and Arabic.
  • NewtoBC Resources for Newcomers to Canada: A comprehensive source of guides and tools to assist immigrants and refugees to settle in their new communities and workplaces. (Find the English version here and the Arabic version here).
  • Welcome to Canada: What you Should Know:  A Guide from the Canadian Government in English and Arabic.

Learning English:

  • An excellent list of English-Language learning Resources (apps, programs, etc.) for Arabic-speakers learning English, compiled by Refugees Belong.

Food:

  • Tips on recipes, cultural appropriate food, stocking  a pantry for a Syrian family, etc.
  • Eating Well With Canada's Food Guide:  In English and Arabic at this link. 

Health:

  • Vaccination Guide:  Public Health Agency of Canada's guide to vaccinations in English and Arabic.
  • Taking Care of You and Your Baby:  A Parent's Guide from the Canadian Public Health Assocation in English and Arabic

Housing:

  • Checklist of precautions regarding fire in the home.  English and Arabic

Employment:

Financial:

Education

Community

ARABIC ONLY 

Housing:

(Created by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and linked by Refugees Belong)

Financial:

Refugee Sponsorship:

  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees:  Information on the process of Private Sponsoring.  Great for newcomers who are interested in getting involved in the process of helping to bring family members over.

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