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HousingMay 25, 2021

Questions to ask a landlord or realtor before you rent

Whether you’re a first-time renter or a veteran tenant, the process of renting a place in a new country can make you anxious, especially if you’re not completely familiar with the local norms and guidelines. In major Canadian cities, finding a place to rent without credit history can be a [...]

How to rent your first home as a newcomer in Canada

When moving to Canada, finding a place to stay is a top action item for most newcomers. As with any international travel, newcomers typically book their initial stay prior to arrival. And the preferred choice is usually a temporary accommodation (such as a hotel, hostel, or an apartment, condo or [...]

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 [...]

CareerJanuary 14, 2022

Most in-demand jobs in Nova Scotia for newcomers

The Atlantic province of Nova Scotia is a popular choice for newcomers looking to move to Canada. Halifax, the capital city, accounts for nearly 85 per cent of all jobs in Nova Scotia. Overall, newcomers make up over six per cent of Nova Scotia’s population and a vast majority of [...]

CareerJanuary 12, 2022

Most in-demand jobs in Saskatchewan for newcomers

The province of Saskatchewan, also called the “Land of the Living Skies,” is located in central Canada. Blessed with an abundance of natural resources, Saskatchewan’s economy relies on the mining and oil and gas sector. While a significant portion of the province is rural and agrarian, the multicultural cities of [...]

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 [...]

CareerJanuary 6, 2022

Most in-demand jobs in Alberta for newcomers

The province of Alberta is well-known for its wealth of natural resources, including its productive oil sands. Alberta’s multicultural cities are a destination of choice for newcomers from all over the world. The government of Alberta regularly invites newcomers with the skills and experience to meet the province’s growing labour [...]

CareerJanuary 4, 2022

Most in-demand jobs in Quebec for newcomers

As the only primarily French-speaking province in Canada, Quebec is culturally distinct from other provinces and territories. For many Francophone newcomers, settling in Quebec is an obvious choice and the province welcomes between 30,000 and 50,000 newcomers each year. The provincial government invites newcomers with the skills and experience to [...]

CareerDecember 30, 2021

Most in-demand jobs in British Columbia (B.C.) for newcomers

British Columbia is Canada’s third most populous province after Ontario and Quebec, with a large portion of its residents living in the Lower Mainland, which includes the coastal city of Vancouver and surrounding municipalities. The province attracts newcomers from all over the world with its cultural diversity, career opportunities, and [...]

CareerDecember 29, 2021

Most in-demand jobs in Ontario for newcomers

Ontario is one of the most popular provinces among newcomers. Its cultural diversity, economic prosperity, and ever-growing job market are just some of the reasons newcomers from across the world choose to settle in Ontario.  The government of Ontario periodically invites newcomers with the skills and experience to meet the [...]

HousingJuly 5, 2021

How to end your tenancy early in Canada

Finding your first home in Canada is exciting, but what happens if you need to end your tenancy early? There can be many reasons to want out of a lease, from landing a new job, to family emergencies, or health concerns. However, if you’ve signed a lease, it’s not as [...]

HousingApril 1, 2021

How to find budget accommodation in Vancouver

For many newcomers, finding accommodation is one of the most important tasks you need to attend to once you arrive in Canada. Having secure and comfortable long-term accommodation gives you a base to settle as you begin your job search, navigate the school system, and find a home. Accommodation-related costs [...]