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FinanceApr 5, 2022

Loyalty programs in Canada: What newcomers should know

As a newcomer settling into a new life in Canada, your expenses can quickly add up, sometimes making it harder to save for longer term financial goals. Customer loyalty programs can be a useful tool to help you save money, stick to a budget, and enjoy perks at the places [...]

CareerApr 1, 2022

How to start from scratch in Canada to get where you belong

From an interview with Jaspreet Kaur, Banking Advisor, RBC Newcomer Meeting Place.Jaspreet Kaur came to Canada at the age of 19. She knew very little about Canada or how things worked, and had no work experience. She struggled at times, but set out to prove herself. One of the biggest [...]

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 [...]

FinanceMar 28, 2022

How to manage your finances as a newcomer couple in Canada

As a newcomer couple to Canada, you’ll make many important decisions together as you settle into your new life. While it’s not always easy to agree on every issue, one area of particular importance is how you manage your finances together. This is especially key in your initial years in [...]

FinanceMar 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 [...]

FinanceMar 25, 2022

What’s a good credit score for newcomers in Canada?

Many newcomers are surprised by how important credit is in Canada’s financial system. Unlike countries where people generally only take credit when needed and being in debt is often considered bad, the Canadian economy is credit-driven and credit is used even for regular everyday purchases. In [...]

FinanceMar 23, 2022

How to invest in Canada as a newcomer

Financial goal-setting is an important step in your journey as a newcomer. As you start to plan for the future, investments can be a good way to put your savings to work and grow your wealth. The money you invest can grow significantly over time and provide you with long-term [...]

CareerMar 14, 2022

Adapting to Canadian work culture as a newcomer

As a newcomer, familiarizing yourself with Canadian work culture can give you an advantage from the very start of your job search. If you’re looking for your first job in Canada, employers are more likely to hire you if you demonstrate alignment with the local work culture. Once you start [...]

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