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Getting settled

Legislature buildings

The Legislative Buildings in Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour

Settling into a new community can be both exciting and challenging. The resources in this section will guide you every step of the way, from planning your move to arranging for health care insurance or getting a BC driver's license.

One of the first projects in relocating to a new city is often finding the perfect home. Two key benefits offered by UVic to eligible faculty are the home relocation and purchase loan and relocation expense reimbursement.

We have tried to take into consideration the needs of your family as well, with a program that provides assistance to spouses and partners as they look for employment, guides to local schools, and child care resources.

If you are new to Canada, the university offers immigration support. This website provides links that will help you to understand Canadian customs and regulations including taxation requirements and social insurance numbers.

Once you arrive, it's time to take advantage of what Victoria has to offer. Our city is large enough to have diverse recreation, dining, and cultural activities but small enough to be neighbourly. It's also home to a diverse range of religious, ethnic and cultural communities.

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