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HousingJune 15, 2021

Types of Housing in Canada

So, you’re looking for a home in Canada? Finding a place to call home is one of the first items to check off your to-do list as a newcomer. Luckily, Canada has a large variety of housing options. Your ultimate choice will depend on your budget, your location, and the [...]

StudyingJune 22, 2022

How to get a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to study in Canada

As an international student, studying in Canada can lay a strong foundation for your future career and life. However, even though Canada is known for its welcoming temporary residence policies, not everybody qualifies to study in Canada.  To be eligible for a study permit, you must first secure admission into [...]

Living in Halifax, Nova Scotia as a newcomer to Canada

Choosing a city to settle in is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a newcomer moving to Canada. Newcomers are often attracted to major cities since they offer a good quality of life, established job markets, cultural diversity, and inclusive environments. Halifax, Nova Scotia checks all these [...]

Living in Winnipeg, Manitoba as a newcomer to Canada

Planning your move to Canada requires tremendous preparation, and choosing a city to settle in is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. With the sixth-highest population in Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba may be on your list of potential places to live in. Winnipeg offers many benefits of metropolitan living, [...]

Living in Markham as a newcomer

Planning a move to Canada requires preparation and, as a newcomer, choosing where to settle will be one of your top decisions. Like many newcomers, you may be considering Toronto or one of its surrounding cities for your new home. As Canada’s largest metropolitan city, it promises a good quality [...]

Living in Mississauga, Ontario as a Newcomer

As you plan your move to Canada, Toronto and its surrounding cities may be on your list of potential places to live in. Most newcomers to Canada are drawn to metropolitan hubs since they offer a good quality of life, well-established job markets, cultural diversity, and inclusive environments. However, you [...]

Daily Life in CanadaApril 28, 2022

Living in Brampton, Ontario as a Newcomer

As a newcomer planning your move to Canada, choosing a city in which to settle is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Many newcomers to Canada consider moving to Toronto or a city in the Greater Toronto Area where they believe they’ll experience a good quality of life, [...]

Daily Life in CanadaApril 20, 2022

Living in Greater Vancouver as a newcomer to Canada

As you plan your move to Canada, Vancouver and Toronto may be on your shortlist of potential cities to live in. Most newcomers to Canada are drawn to metropolitan hubs since they offer a good quality of life, well-established job markets, cultural diversity, and inclusive environments.  Often, smaller cities close [...]

HousingApril 18, 2022

Renting a basement apartment in Canada: Tips for newcomers

As a newcomer, the first step to settling down in Canada is finding long-term accommodation. However, renting your first home in Canada comes with several challenges. Since rents are fairly high in most Canadian cities, affordability may be an issue until you find a suitable job. In addition, most landlords [...]

CareerApril 1, 2022

How to start from scratch in Canada to get where you belong

From an interview with Jaspreet Kaur, Banking Advisor, RBC Newcomer Meeting Place. Jaspreet Kaur came to Canada at the age of 19. She knew very little about Canada or how things worked, and had no work experience. She struggled at times, but set out to prove herself. One of the [...]

FinanceMarch 28, 2022

How to manage your finances as a newcomer couple in Canada

As a newcomer couple to Canada, you’ll make many important decisions together as you settle into your new life. While it’s not always easy to agree on every issue, one area of particular importance is how you manage your finances together. This is especially key in your initial years in [...]

FinanceMarch 23, 2022

How to invest in Canada as a newcomer

Financial goal-setting is an important step in your journey as a newcomer. As you start to plan for the future, investments can be a good way to put your savings to work and grow your wealth. The money you invest can grow significantly over time and provide you with long-term [...]

ImmigrationFebruary 9, 2022

How to immigrate to Canada as a refugee

Canada has a long history of welcoming refugees forced to flee their countries and seek protection elsewhere. Often, refugees have been stripped of their basic human rights and lived in fear of violence and persecution because of their identity, beliefs, religion, or ongoing wars in their home country.  Canada’s refugee [...]

ImmigrationJanuary 24, 2022

How to use ArriveCAN to enter Canada

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the travel requirements imposed by the government of Canada is that all individuals entering the country need to submit mandatory travel information through the ArriveCAN platform prior to their arrival. For many newcomers to Canada who’ve never used ArriveCAN before, filling [...]

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