Articles and resources on daily life in Canada and what to expect when arriving in Canada as a newcomer.

Top 7 tips for first time renters in Vancouver

Guest Writer: Joyce Pang    Rated as one of the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver is seen as a destination for those moving to Canada, especially given the beautiful setting between the North Shore mountains and the coastal landscape. Among the backdrop of nature, it is also among [...]

Daily Life in CanadaAugust 28, 2019

Frequently unanswered questions by newcomers

Contributor: Sean Mathews (Strategy Consultant, RBC Ventures) Over the years, starting from when I first arrived in Canada, I’ve met many newcomers and learnt about the challenges encountered in the job search process and the Canadian workplace. One that has not been discussed, and turns up again and again is [...]

Daily Life in CanadaAugust 23, 2019

Nothing worth having comes easy: Varun’s story

My name is Varun Chandrasekar and I’m from Chennai, India. I moved to Toronto in 2016 to pursue an MBA from the Rotman School of Management. Back in India, I graduated with a Communications degree and worked in advertising for four years. Currently, I work with RBC as a Marketing [...]

Top 7 tips for first-time renters in Winnipeg

Winnipeg is Manitoba’s capital and largest city in the province — one of the three prairie provinces (others being Alberta and Saskatchewan) of Canada. While there are nearly 240 neighbourhoods in Winnipeg, downtown Winnipeg is the city’s economic core and also the fastest-growing high income neighbourhood. With an increased newcomer [...]

Top 5 ways to get along with your co-workers

There are a variety of factors that play an important role in ensuring you are successful in the workplace; technical skills and industry knowledge are only a couple of them. Differences in cultures and communication styles instill nervousness and apprehension in Canadian newcomers during their initial time on the job. […]

Top 10 tips for first-time renters in Toronto

For many newcomers, finding a place to live is one of the most important tasks to figure out once arriving in Canada. Major cities like Toronto and Vancouver are popular destinations because of the extensive career opportunities they offer. In this blog, we’ll be focusing on the basics of renting […]

Top 5 things to keep in mind before you land

By Sandeep Mishra By now, you have received your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR), and are getting ready to book your tickets to Canada. Obviously, this is an exciting time for you and your family, who can’t wait to jump onto Expedia, Kayak, Skyscanner, and every other booking website to […]

From the founders: Launching the Arrive campaign

Shikha Bhuchar and Tricia Jose, Co-founders at Arrive   My parents came to Canada when I was three years old with the promise of a brighter future for us here. As newcomers, they made many sacrifices coming to a new country, leaving many of their family and friends behind. I […]

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