Checklist – After You Arrive
- Register (sign up) for a Saskatchewan Health Card. Most health services are free for Saskatchewan residents. For more information, click on the info link below.
- If eligible, apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN). You will need this number for employment and to apply for some government programs. To find out more, click on the info link below.
- Open an account at a bank or credit union. Get a card for an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) or an Automated Banking Machine (ABM). This card will be useful when you buy things and when you need cash but cannot get to a bank at open hours. To see what banks are in Moose Jaw, click on the info link below.
- Visit the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council (MJMC) or the Newcomer Welcome Centre (NWC). These places can answer many of your questions and can tell you where to find people or groups with similar ethnic, cultural, or religious backgrounds. Click on the info links below.
- If you want to work or study further, you may need to have your qualifications (documents that show your education and training) looked at to prove you can do the job. Your documents may need to be translated. For help, click on the info link below.
- If you need to improve your English language skills, the MJMC or the NWC will give you help to find classes. Click on the info link below.
- If you have children of school age (5 – 17 years old), you should sign them up (register) them for school. MJMC has SWIS (Settlement Workers in Schools) who can help you with this. To find out more, click on the info links below.
Moose Jaw also has a K-12 (Kindergarten or pre-school to – grade 12) independent school called the Cornerstone Christian School. It is affiliated with Prairie South. There are fees for this school.
There is also a Francophone Immersion school for K – 12. To find out more, click on the info link below.
- Keep up the search for a place to live. To find out more, click on the info link below.
- Learn about the public transportation in Moose Jaw. Find out how to get a driver’s license in Saskatchewan. Click on the info links below.