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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 [...]

FinanceHousingStudyingFebruary 3, 2020

Mind over money: How to budget for student life in Canada

You are not alone. Every year several hundred thousand students arrive in Canada with hopes and dreams of graduating from some of the internationally acclaimed schools and universities located in various Canadian provinces. The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) highlighted that in 2018, more than 721,000 international students [...]

How to make your dream home in Canada a reality

Having grown up in India watching as many Hollywood movies as Bollywood, Sean was fascinated by scenes featuring the classic North American house, with children playing in the backyard while the family enjoyed a lovely summer afternoon barbeque. Those images, along with the allure of a balanced life in a [...]

FinanceHealthcareHousingJanuary 13, 2020

Budgeting 101 for newcomers: How to plan and manage your finances

It takes commitment, determination and resolve to leave one’s home country behind to start a new life in Canada. It takes planning and preparation to make it a truly successful journey. There are important things to consider before leaving: documentation, accommodation, healthcare, transportation, food and clothing, insurance, schools and more. Many [...]

FinanceHousingJanuary 3, 2020

7 ways to plan your finances and arrive prepared in Canada

Every year Canada welcomes an increasing number of permanent residents (PRs), international students, and temporary foreign workers. Canada’s current multi-year immigration plan will see approximately 350,000 PRs enter the country by 2021. Whether you’re planning to move to Canada in the next few weeks or the next few months, being [...]

Daily Life in CanadaHousingSeptember 9, 2019

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 [...]

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 [...]

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