Welcome! To help new comers settle in Ontario, the following are some important IDs and government benefits information to get you started in this new place.

The Ontarion Immigration provides links to information that helps you during your first few days in Ontario.

First Days Guide explains what you need to know in your first 2 weeks in Ontario. It contains important forms from settlement.org and it will help you with your first steps.

Social Insurance Number (SIN)

You will require a SIN to work in Canada or to receive government benefits.You can obtaining a social insurance number from Human Resource Centre of Canada. (HRCC)

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Health Card (OHIP)

The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) pays for basic medical services for most Ontario residents. You should apply for OHIP as soon as you arrive.

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Ontario Driver's Licence

To drive on Ontario roads, you need to cary a valid driver's licence and insurance at all times. It is important to obey traffic laws and drive safely.

How to get your first driver's licence

Canada Child Tax Benefit

If your children are under 18 years old, you may be able to receive the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB). The CCTB is a monthly payment that helps families with the cost of raising children.

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Malaysian Embassy in Canada

60 Boteler Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1H8Y7 Canada
Phone:
+1-613-241-5182
+1-613-241-5206
+1-613-241-5210
Fax:
+1-613-241-5214
Email:
malottawa@kln.gov.my
Website URL:
www.kln.gov.my/perwakilan/ottawa

Malaysia Consulate in Canada

Suite 1805, Terasen Centre
No. 1111, West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4M3 Canada
Phone:
+1-604-685-9550
Fax:
+1-604-685-9520
Email:
malvncver@kln.gov.my
Website URL:
http://www.kln.gov.my/web/can_vancouver/home

 

Where to Live

If you are renting a residential unit, here are some useful information to help you:
Starting a Tenancy
A Guide to the Residential Tenancies Act
Frequently Asked Questions

When you are ready to buy your new home, the Ontario Real Estate Association has "How to Buy You Home" book available to consumers for free. Call 416-445-9910 or 1-800-265-OREA to order.

mls.ca also provides valuable information for home buyers as well as listings for properties that are on sale.

Moving Around

If you are using public transits within Toronto, TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) has a trip planner online to help you coordinate your trip using subway, buses and streetcars.

Viva connects Markham, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, Vaughan and links York Region with Toronto and its subway system, GO Transit and the Region of Peel. It operates along major coridors much like an above-ground subway. Viva also has a trip planner to help you plan ahead.

GO Trains and GO Buses are regional public transit stretching from Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo in the west to Newcastle and Peterborough in the east, and from Orangeville, Barrie and Beaverton in the north to Niagara Falls in the south. It connect with every municipal transit system in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas, including the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). To plan your trip, you may utilize their trip planner online.

Car sharing is becoming popular in Toronto. Currently the 3 main providers are Zipcar, AutoSare, and car2go. Here is a in depth evaluation and comparison of these 3 choices.

Where to Eat

When you want to eat out and wonder where to find good food or reviews on restaurants in your area, here are a few links to help you:

If you are hungry for yummy Malaysian food, then please remember to enjoy the best Malaysian Restaurant in Toronto serving authentic Halal Malaysian Cuisine.
Gourmet Malaysia Restaurant is also a 6000 sq. ft. Banquet Hall with beautiful stage for live performance and dance floor. Moreover, they also have a beautiful VIP Room with karaoke machine and dance floor with disco lights, ready to use for enjoyable singing club, ball room dancing, salsa dancing and bachata dancing club.

Urbanspoon Toronto
Yelp
Toronto Life
Trip Advisor

Emergency Numbers

Hospital
Hospital for sick Children
Mount Sinai Hospital
Scarborough Centenary Hospital
Scarborough Grace Hospital
Scarborough General Hospital
Toronto East General Hospital
Toronto Western Hospital


Ambulance
Non-Life Threatening Situations


Assault Help Lines
Women's Assault Helpline
Help Line for the Deaf


Children Abuse
Catholic Children's Aid Society
Children's Aid Society of Toronto
Jewish Children's Aid Society


416-813-1500
416-596-4200
416-284-8131
416-495-2400
416-438-2911
416-461-8272
416-603-2581



416-683-7301



416-863-0511
416-561-9738



416-395-1500
416-924-4646
416-638-7800

Distress Centers
Greater Toronto Area (GTA) line 1
Greater Toronto Area (GTA) line 2
Thornhill & Richmond Hill
Pickering, Oshawa & Whitby
Peel & Mississauga
Scarborough
Kid's Help Phone
Salvation Army Suicide Prevention Helpline
Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Helpline


Organ Donors
Organ Donors


Reporting a Crime
Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Asian Crime Investigation Unit
Crime Stoppers


 


416-598-1121
416-486-1456
905-731-1212
905-433-1121
905-278-7208
416-751-4888
1800-668-6868
416-285-0100
416-486-3784



1800-387-6673



416-324-2222
416-808-3500
416-222-8477


 

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