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CareerStudyingAugust 9, 2019

Network to better your job prospects: Dhruve’s story

My name is Dhruve Khanna and I arrived in Canada in 2008 to study at the University of Toronto. I graduated in 2013 and have been working ever since. I am a business and analytics strategy professional and I currently work at Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC), where I’m building a […]

FinanceHousingAugust 8, 2019

Introducing Arrive’s monthly expenses calculator for Canada!

At Arrive, we realize how important financial success is to your life in Canada. As newcomers, your financial success and security begins with proper planning and taking charge of your expenses. Over the past few weeks, we’ve shared financial tips and advice through our weekly blogs and a highly-informative webinar […]

CareerAugust 7, 2019

Adapt, and you will belong: Swetha’s story

In my previous blog, I wrote about my journey to Canada, how I ended up joining the Masters program at the University of British Columbia (UBC), landed a job with RBC, and also shared some tips for newcomers to Canada. I didn’t know anyone living in Canada and didn’t have […]

CareerAugust 2, 2019

Believe, and you shall become: Swetha’s story

My name is Swetha Kola and I came to Canada in August 2013 for my studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. Prior to moving to Canada, I had about five years of experience in India working with organizations such as Google and Make a Difference. Currently, […]

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. […]

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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 […]

FinanceJuly 23, 2019

Five tips to get your budget started

Newcomers to Canada are often stressed about money matters: transferring money from home, opening a bank account, and being financially secure until they find employment. In this blog, we’ll share a few budgeting tips that will make you feel a little more confident about your finances while settling in. We’ll […]

CareerStudyingJuly 19, 2019

Adapting to the Canadian culture: Steffan’s story

My name is Steffan Warner and I’m originally from Bridgetown, Barbados in the Caribbean. I came to Canada in September 2011 for my undergrad degree in Mineral Resource Engineering at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I currently work with RBC as a Senior Manager in the Transformation & Strategic […]

FinanceJuly 18, 2019

Feel safe and secure banking in Canada: An overview

Types of Accounts in Canada and what that means for you In Canada, banks are secure and profitable. The industry is highly regulated by the government – which is a good thing for consumers. All banks adhere to strict rules and each offers comparable products and services. There are five […]

FinanceJuly 16, 2019

Financial planning for your first few months: Lucas’s story

My name is Lucas Mendonca and I am a Digital Marketing Strategy and Analytics professional, currently interning with RBC Ventures as a Product Analyst. I’m from Brazil and I moved to Toronto in December 2017 as an international student. While I’ve now successfully adjusted to the Canadian way of life, […]

ImmigrationJuly 15, 2019

All about language skills assessments for newcomers

Languages are a must-have skill to adapt to life in Canada. The Government of Canada offers language assessment and instruction classes (in English and French) for newcomers in Canada to help them smoothly transition into Canadian life.  The language assessment helps in mapping your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills […]

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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