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There are a number of child care and day care places in the City of Moose Jaw. The ages of children that are accepted may vary from place to place. Licensed day care centres and child care homes must have documents to say they look after children well, are safe and are clean. They are not free, but often you do not have to pay the full cost. Some care centres are licensed and some are not licensed.
If you ill be going to the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes, then the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council (MJMC) day care that will look after your child or children while you are in class. This day-care looks after children from 18 months of age to pre-Kindergarten (5 years).
If you are not in MJMC classes, but wish to use the MJMC day care, there may be space.
To find out more about help with the cost of childcare, click on the info links below.
There are usually many jobs available in Moose Jaw. Some of these jobs require special skills, while others do not require special skills.
Many employment positions in the district are not located in Moose Jaw and may require transportation.
The cost of renting varies quite a bit. Many new low rent places are under construction.
In Moose Jaw, there are options for studying, whether you are a child, teenager, or adult. Children who are coming to live in Moose Jaw should start school as soon as possible. If English is not your child’s native language, he or she may need to have an English language assessment. The Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) at MJMC can help with this.
Please look at the list below. These are things to know about life in Moose Jaw. You will probably know most of them already, but it’s a good idea to read them again.
- The water in our taps and drinking fountains is safe.
- Flush the toilet when you are finished and wash your hands.
- Be very careful around the river when it flows quickly and when it is freezing over.
- Be sure that your skin is covered in the cold winter weather to avoid frostbite. Be aware that sunburn can happen in the summer if you aren’t careful. You may want to use sunscreen.
- English is the most common language i Moose Jaw. It is a good idea to practice your English as often as you can.
- The police are very friendly and helpful. They do not accept bribes.
- In Canada, peopel usually look others in the eye and smile when talking with them.
- Do not carry large amounts of cash with you.
- Carry a copy of your identity papers with you. Store the originals in a safe place.
- Store any valuables in a safe place. Do not leave them in the open.
- Carry the correct change for the bus. The drivers do not give change. It is easier to have a bus pass.
- Be very careful of the traffic and traffic lights.
- When you fill out forms, you may need your Social Insurance Number.
- When you go for medical care, you will need your Saskatchewan Health Card.