Call 211 to find information on all social services in Oxford County.
Service available in over 150 languages!
Moving to a new country is a huge decision and it is important to do your research to make sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. The following information and links are intended to make preparing for your move that much easier.
Ontario Immigration Before You Arrive
The Government of Ontario provides an excellent resource for those planning or thinking of moving to Ontario.
Visit Ontario Immigration’s Before You Arrive page.
The Immigration Process
There are many ways of immigrating to Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Website lists the ways in which individuals and families come to Canada, describing the process for each immigration program.
The immigration process can be complicated and confusing, especially if English is not your first language.
Visit the Document Checklist at Settlement.org to view a list of all the documents you will need or should bring when you come to Canada.
To make sure you've really got everything you need, you can also check Immigration Canada's Document Checklist.
Private Health Insurance
You should consider buying private health insurance
for the period of time you will be in Oxford County before you become eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan
Finding a Home: Renting in Oxford County
Oxford County offers a variety of very affordable rental options.
Average rent per month by apartment type for Oxford County in 2010
Housing Now Oxford
can help you to find safe and affordable housing in the County and connect you with:
Information Oxford provides a listing of Real Estate and Rental Agencies in Oxford.
Finding a Home: Buying in Oxford County
Buying a house in Oxford County is much more affordable than in nearby larger cities. In the safe, friendly communities of Oxford, you and your family will be able to enjoy more space for much more reasonable prices.
Average House Price Comparison as of March 2012
$180 000 - $220 000 (depending on community)
GTA (Greater Toronto Area)
Visit the Woodstock & Ingersoll District Real Estate Board to find
updated comparative statistics each month.
Information Oxford also provides a complete list of Real Estate Brokers/Agents in Oxford.
Moving to a new country is a huge decision and it is important to do your research to make sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.
Your first days in a new community can be difficult and stressful. You will likely have many questions as you get settled.
Once you have made it through your first few days, you will begin to get settled here in Oxford.
Soon you will feel right at home in Oxford.