Living in Moose Jaw
Most serious emergencies can be reported by calling 911 on any telephone. You will be given immediate help and police, medical, fire, rescue or dangerous goods staff will be sent to you. If you are using a pay phone, you do not need to deposit any money to call 911. You will be asked some questions about the emergency.
If you have a health question that is not an emergency, you can call 811 to find information from the Provincial Health Hotline.
Education and Schools in Moose Jaw
There are many options for learning in Moose Jaw, both for children and adults. For more information about children’s education in Moose Jaw, click on the info link. For more information about Adult Education, click on the info link.
Moose Jaw is in the Five Hills Health Region. Health Care in this region is given by trained doctors and nurses. You can get care at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital, at a walk-in medical clinic, or at the office of a personal physician (a doctor who has his own office to see patients in). You must show your Health Card to get services for free.
Newcomers to Canada must fill out some Federal (Canadian Government) forms when living in Canada. There are also some government programs that provide benefits to immigrants.
Sometimes people find themselves in abusive or threatening situations. Maybe a person you know has frightened or hurt you or your children. There are some emergency numbers to call if something like this happens and you need some help quickly. The following numbers do not keep your name or number, so they will not ever call you back.
There are also other help lines to assist with personal problems.
Places of Worship
There are many places of worship in Moose Jaw.
You can get telephone service in Moose Jaw by using a land line (wires running into your home) or by using a cellular telephone, sometimes called a mobile phone, or a smart phone.
There are three ways to access the Internet in Moose Jaw.
Moose Jaw has one library that is open to the public. The Moose Jaw Public Library is in Crescent Park, just across the street from the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council. The Library is one branch of the Palliser Regional Library.
Moose Jaw has three local newspapers, three local radio stations, and several other options to keep you informed about local news and events.
Letters and parcels in Canada can be sent by Canada Post (which is operated by the Federal government.
If, for any reason, you need a lawyer.
You can hire a private law firm or private lawyer to represent you. This costs a lot.
Or perhaps you will qualify for Legal Aid. Legal Aid has trained lawyers that help people on lower incomes.
Insurance is a way of lowering your risk of financial loss. It can help cover the cost of unexpected events such as theft, sickness or property damage. Insurance can also offer your loved ones financial help if you die.
Learn more about insurance here