Do you need assistance for getting settled? Here’s where to get help

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New to Canada?

  1. You will need a home, clothing and food.
  2. Moving will take a lot of work and expense.
  3. You will need help or guidance.
  4. If you do not know anyone here, organizations in Manitoba can help you.

Temporary housing

  1. Refugees and immigrants can find temporary housing in the province.

Furniture and other houseware

  1. You will need beds, kitchenware, tables and chairs, and other houseware. The following can help:
  2. You can get slightly used, cheap items at:

A list of thrift stores in Winnipeg (from Save Money in Winnipeg): Thrift stores.


Food

Staying healthy during your first few days is important. If you need food for yourself and your family, you can go to the following:

Food banks:

Soup kitchens

You can also go to NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre in Winnipeg. They provide food and nutrition support.


Clothing

You will need winter clothes in Manitoba. You may also need to formal clothes for a job interview. For free or low-cost clothing go to:

You can also buy from thrift stores. The Salvation Army, The Goodwill Stores, and Value Village are good places to go to.


Healthcare

The stress of moving and adjusting to a new place can make you sick. If you need to see a doctor or nurse, you can go to this directory: Accessing care. You can also read our article Accessing health care to understand your options.

There is no shame in asking for help. These services were made to help you. Hard times are usually temporary. You can get through this period with the help of organizations and well-meaning people.

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