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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 [...]

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 [...]

CareerJanuary 17, 2022

Most in-demand jobs in New Brunswick (NB) for newcomers

As the only officially bilingual province in Canada, New Brunswick attracts both Anglophone and Francophone newcomers from across the world. It is also home to several Indigenous communities, making it truly diverse and multicultural. If you’re planning to settle in New Brunswick, the province periodically invites newcomers with the skills [...]

CareerJanuary 11, 2022

Most in-demand jobs in Manitoba for newcomers

Located between the provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan, Manitoba is a popular choice for many newcomers. The capital city of Winnipeg is culturally rich and offers a plethora of employment opportunities for newcomers from various parts of the world. According to provincial estimates, nearly 170,000 new job opportunities are expected [...]

StudyingJanuary 7, 2022

MBA, SDS, PGWP, GIC: The ABCs of successfully studying in Canada

From an interview with Avantika Sardana. Avantika Sardana was born and raised in New Delhi, India and worked in human capital before she decided to spice things up and take her career to the next level: the managerial level. This meant going back to school to do an MBA. In [...]

Daily Life in CanadaJanuary 5, 2022

How to move to Canada: A checklist for newcomers

Moving to Canada from another country is no easy task. Whether you plan to settle in Canada permanently or relocate for better career or study options, it takes a lot of time and organization to ensure a smooth transition into life in a new country. We’ve created a handy moving [...]

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