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FinanceMarch 26, 2022

How to open a bank account in Canada as a newcomer

When you move to a new country as a permanent resident (PR) or an international student, having access to your savings is not only essential but also critical. Starting (or restarting) your life in a new place is intertwined with your financial journey, making it important to understand the basics [...]

FinanceFebruary 22, 2022

What’s new for Canadian taxes in 2022

As a newcomer to Canada, it’s important you’re aware of Canadian taxation rules to file your tax returns accurately and take advantage of benefits and credits you’re entitled to. This year, the Government of Canada introduced several new tax measures and modified some existing guidelines, which you should know about [...]

Moving to Canada as an international student during COVID: What to prepare

Last updated: March 28, 2022   The Canadian government is continually revising travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for people entering the country. The current amended travel restrictions for international students allow new and returning international students who are fully vaccinated to enter Canada if their Designated Learning Institution (DLI) has [...]

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FinanceStudyingJuly 22, 2021

How to Fund Your Education as a Newcomer Student in Canada

Canada is home to some of the best schools and universities. Many students globally view studying in Canada as an opportunity to gain world-class education at an economical cost in comparison to countries like the United States, United Kingdom or Australia. Being part of a growing multicultural environment and the [...]

FinanceJune 11, 2021

How to build a secure financial future for you and your family in Canada

From an interview with Wanzi Silva, Financial Advisor, RBC.   Wanzi Silva is a financial advisor at RBC Newcomer Meeting place – a unique Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) branch that supports new immigrants with their banking, employment and settlement needs in Canada. She moved to Canada with her family [...]

HousingMay 31, 2021

Furnishing your home as a newcomer in Canada

Finding a place to live in a new country can be a challenging and exhausting process. Add to it the task of furnishing and making it “livable,” and things could start to get stressful especially if you are unaware of various retailers, their price points, or other options where you [...]

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 [...]

Moving to Canada from China: Embrace the unknown

From an interview with Xiaolun (Lucy) Zhang.   Xiaolun (Lucy) Zhang came to Canada with her mother to visit a family friend in Vancouver in 2011, and that friend suggested Xiaolun should come to Vancouver to study. When they returned to Beijing, Xiaolun and her parents began researching international studies [...]

CareerMay 18, 2021

How to explain employment gaps: Tips and advice for newcomers to Canada

When moving to Canada, adapting to the local job market and finding employment in the desired field is often top-of-mind for many newcomers. The pandemic has made the job search process more competitive, driving job seekers to put their best foot forward when applying to open positions.  One of the [...]

About Arrive

At Arrive, our goal is to help you reach yours. We’re dedicated to helping newcomers by providing the support, guidance and resources needed for career, life and financial success in Canada.
Arrive is supported by Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), the largest bank in Canada* and one of the most reputed banks in the world, employing 80,000 people worldwide. This places us in a unique position to be able to help and support newcomers, like yourself, with credible and reliable resources that can help you get started while setting up a strong financial foundation in Canada.

This article offers general information only and is not intended as legal, financial or other professional advice. A professional advisor should be consulted regarding your specific situation. While information presented is believed to be factual and current, its accuracy is not guaranteed and it should not be regarded as a complete analysis of the subjects discussed. All expressions of opinion reflect the judgment of the author(s) as of the date of publication and are subject to change. No endorsement of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products or services is expressly given or implied by Royal Bank of Canada or its affiliates.

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