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Daily Life in CanadaMarch 11, 2021

12 things you should know before moving to Canada

Canada welcomes immigrants from all over the world, making it a mosaic of different ethnicities and traditions. At the same time, Canada also has its own way of life and a unique culture that newcomers blend into as they settle in and eventually become Canadian.  In this article, we will [...]

FinanceJanuary 6, 2021

Cost of insurance in Canada: What you should know as a newcomer

Most of us are well aware of the concept of insurance. As you plan your move to Canada, educating yourself with the insurance options in Canada can help you make smart financial decisions, reduce insurance costs and assist in financial planning.   Insurance is a policy or contract between you and [...]

FinanceDecember 21, 2020

How to plan your finances and prepare for life in Canada: Tips for newcomers

Moving to a multicultural and well-developed country like Canada and starting a new life is an exciting prospect. To ensure your transition and settlement in Canada progresses smoothly, it is important to be informed and prepared. Finding employment after moving is often one of the high-priority action items for many [...]

CareerImmigrationStudyingNovember 20, 2020

Moving to Canada twice: A newcomer comeback story

From an interview with Hector F.   Hector was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. When he was only seven years old, three of his older half brothers emigrated with their father to Canada. Hector always dreamed of one day joining his brothers here. In 2013, it happened. One [...]

Turning a working holiday into a life in Canada

From an interview with Michael Bricout, Product Manager, RBC Ventures.   Michael Bricout came to Canada in July, 2017. In his home country of France, he earned a Masters degree in Marketing and ran his own entrepreneurial venture. Michael had relatives in Quebec and had visited Canada in the past. [...]

FinanceOctober 8, 2020

Common scams that newcomers to Canada should know about

When newcomers move to Canada, it usually takes them a couple of months to settle in and figure out the local way of life. Many are unaware of standard government processes or authentic ways of sharing their banking or personal information with organizations, making them easy targets for various frauds [...]

How to buy your first home in Canada

Newcomers often dream of buying a home in Canada someday. Property purchase requires a large financial commitment and the willingness to take on the responsibilities of a homeowner. In Mortgages 101: How to finance your first home in Canada, we outlined the details of financing your first home. In this [...]

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