Tipping in Canada: Things to know as a newcomer

Canada, like many other countries, has a prominent tipping culture. Tipping (also called, leaving gratuity) when receiving any services tells the staff how good you thought their service was.  Even if you’re familiar with the practice of tipping, different countries have their own standards for gratuity. That’s why as a [...]

The school system in Alberta

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 Alberta, here is [...]

The school system in Quebec

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 Quebec, here is [...]

Phone and internet providers in Canada

As a newcomer, having a phone plan and internet service is essential to getting set up during your initial days in Canada. A basic understanding of various telecom providers and their service offerings can help you make an informed decision while choosing your first Canadian phone connection or home internet [...]

The School System in British Columbia (B.C.)

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 British Columbia (B.C.), [...]

The school system in Ontario

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 Ontario, here is [...]

ImmigrationStudyingApril 22, 2021

How to move to Canada from Hong Kong

Hong Kongers have a variety of immigration options to move to Canada. In addition to the traditional routes, the government of Canada has announced several new initiatives to help more Hong Kong residents immigrate to Canada. In this article: Study permit Permanent Residency: Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP), and [...]

FinanceApril 13, 2021

Building an emergency fund: Tips for newcomers to Canada

One of the things the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us is that life can be unpredictable. Whether it is a drop or loss of income, paying a huge sum for an unplanned expense, or having to make sudden trips back home to visit family, unfortunate and unexpected events can happen [...]

FinanceApril 5, 2021

Understanding how interest rates work in Canada

When moving to a new country, your finances are an important part of setting in. Most newcomers start off with opening a savings and a chequing account at a bank of their choice and then graduate to other investment and credit products.    As you settle in, you’ll have to make [...]

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