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Daily Life in CanadaJune 17, 2022

Arrive salutes newcomer dads: Jimmy Hysi

From an interview between Miri Hysi, Senior Product Manager at Arrive, and his dad, Jimmy Hysi. In Albania, Jimmy Hysi studied kinesiology and played competitive volleyball at university where he eventually became a teacher and coach. During periods of civil unrest, Jimmy traveled to neighbouring countries as a seasonal migrant [...]

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 [...]

How to get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) in Canada

As a newcomer, applying for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) should be one of the top priorities on your to-do list when you arrive in Canada. Whether you’re a temporary or permanent resident, you’ll need a SIN to work in Canada and access government benefits and services. Newcomers are often [...]

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