• Ask your doctor for several copies of your medication prescriptions.
  • Request a letter that explains your transition from your doctor.
  • Obtain a 90-day supply of the prescribed medication, including hormones. It might take time to get a doctor’s appointment.
  • Important note: Health Canada regulation does not allow the purchase hormones outside of Canada. You may be allowed to bring a single course of treatment or a 90-day supply of the prescribed medication for 2-3 month with you. Learn more
  • If you are on Hormone Replacement Therapy and are concerned about how to continue your treatment without interruption, please contact Trans Care BC for a specific consultation (Website) Email: transcareteam@phsa.ca. Phone: Toll-free (BC): 1-866-999-1514; outside of BC or unable to call a toll-free number: 604-675-3647.
  • Arrange your accommodation before you arrive.
  • Familiarize yourself with rental options in your destination.
  • Sign any rental contracts AFTER you arrive in Vancouver and have seen the place. Apartment contract scams happen often (see Survival Kit for details).
  • Obtain an authorized English translation of your documents, including diplomas, certifications, language proficiency tests, etc.
  • Research potential jobs in Canada.
  • Arrange professional and personal reference letters in English.


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