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Living in Moose Jaw

Travel

If you want to travel outside of Canada, make sure you know the rules for your particular immigration status and that you have the right documents. Plan ahead because you may have to wait months to get the correct documents. Travel within Canada is easier, but be sure to carry your Immigration documents with you at all times. You must also be sure to have the correct documents for your children. This is very important if you intend to travel by air. Carry your passport too. If you have children in school programs that travel outside of the country, you will need to find out in plenty of time, so you can get the correct documents. Rules change often, so you should click on the info link to see what you need to do to leave and then re-enter Canada. Canadian Border Services Agency

Many immigrants and newcomers wish to travel to the United States. To find out what you have to do when you travel to the USA, click on the info link. U.S. Customs and Border Protection

If you are travelling somewhere else, you should check with the border agency or embassy of that particular country. If you need some help to understand these rules, please contact the numbers or info links below:

For Permanent Residents:

Moose Jaw Multicultural Council 306 693 4677

For all others:

Newcomer Welcome Centre: 306 692 6892

For further information and appropriate forms, click on the info link. Government of Canada

Getting the Things You Need Food

You can find most major grocery stores in Moose Jaw. There are also smaller grocery stores in the City. Moose Jaw has one large mall – the Town ‘n Country Mall at the top of Main Street. There are plans to make this Mall bigger. Most other stores stand alone or are in smaller strip malls. City buses travel to, or close to, all major stores. The major grocery stores are Safeway (downtown), Moose Jaw Co-op (downtown), South Hill Fine Foods (South Hill), Westmount Food Market (South Hill), Real Canadian Superstore (North side of City). Some of these may be found at the info link below.

There are also a number of convenience stores located throughout the City. These stores have smaller amounts of basic groceries. Some of these may be found at the info link below.

Some families on low income cannot always find the money for groceries. Moose Jaw has a food bank that can help in times of need. Click on the info link.

The Good Food Box provides top quality fresh fruit and vegetables at affordable prices, This program is designed to promote healthy eating. It is available to the general public on a regular basis.

Farmers Market During the summer months, Moose Jaw has a farmers market where you can buy fresh vegetables and many other things. For more info, see their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/moosejawfarmersmarket

Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)

A CSA is a system where the grower (farmer) charges a fee prior to the start of the growing season and in return the customer receives a share of the fresh produce from the garden. Follow these links for information on some locals CSAs. though there may be others:

  • Homesteader's Gardens
  • Green Sister Gardens

Clothes/Furniture

Many stores in Moose Jaw sell clothes with a wide range of prices. Click on the info link to see the addresses of these stores.

Cheaper clothes may be found at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. Most of their clothes are used. The clothes will be clean and in good condition. For Salvation Army information click on the info link.

Moose Jaw has several large stores for clothes, appliances (such as stoves or washing machines) and other goods. The major ones are Sears, Walmart, Real Canadian Superstore, and Canadian Tire. Addresses for these and other stores can be found in your local telephone directory. Click on the info link below to see the local directory Telephone Directory

There are a few stores in Moose Jaw that sell furniture with a wide range of prices. Click on the info link.

Used furniture may be bought from the Salvation Army.

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