StudyingJune 17, 2021

How to Apply for the Student Direct Stream (SDS) in Canada

You’ve been accepted to a Canadian learning institution: congratulations! The next step to start your studies in Canada is to obtain your study permit. In this article: What’s a study permit? What happens after you get accepted to a Canadian university or designated learning institutions (DLI)? Applying through the Student [...]

ImmigrationJune 16, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions about Immigration to Canada

Canada is known for its multiculturalism, natural beauty, thriving economy, and world-class education system. These are just some of the reasons immigrants choose to move to Canada. Moving to a new country is a huge life decision that requires planning and a financial commitment.    Information: As you plan for [...]

HousingJune 15, 2021

Types of Housing in Canada

So, you’re looking for a home in Canada? Finding a place to call home is one of the first items to check off your to-do list as a newcomer. Luckily, Canada has a large variety of housing options. Your ultimate choice will depend on your budget, your location, 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 [...]

FinanceJune 9, 2021

How to Save for a Down Payment for a Home in Canada

House hunting in Canada as a newcomer can be a challenging process, but it doesn’t have to be a confusing one. Saving for a downpayment takes time and dedication. Sometimes, it means cutting back on spending in other areas like travel and dining out while building up your credit score. [...]

StudyingJune 8, 2021

10 Best Ranked Canadian Universities

There are many reasons why Canada has become the destination of choice for international students. Many Canadian universities have a great reputation in international rankings and universities offer the opportunity to study in both French and English. Canada’s reputation as a warm and welcoming country that offers an easy path [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The school system in Nova Scotia

When moving to a new country as a family, the schooling for your children is as important as finding employment and deciding where to settle. Fortunately, Canada is internationally ranked as a leader in education and there are plenty of educational opportunities for families. For newcomers to Nova Scotia, here [...]

10 tips to adapt to life in Canada

As a newcomer experiencing Canada for the first time, there may be some cultural differences you’re not familiar with. Adjusting to a new environment and culture can be difficult if you have no idea what to expect. In this article, we will share a few tips, resources and advice that [...]

The school system in Saskatchewan

When moving to a new country as a family, the schooling for your children is as important as finding employment and deciding where to settle. Fortunately, Canada is internationally ranked as a leader in education and there are plenty of educational opportunities for families. For newcomers to Saskatchewan, here is [...]

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