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Just Arrived in Canada? Things you need to know.

Here are some free resources to help you with starting your new life in Canada.

Manage Your Finances

Opening a Bank Account in Canada

Opening a Bank Account in Canada

Opening a bank account is one of the first things any newcomer should do. You will need it to have easy access to your money and to pay for various goods and services. Also, most employers prefer to deposit salaries in chequing accounts. Accessing funds at banks from...

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My first home

My first home

Buying your first home It is indeed a most exciting moment when you can finally buy your first home in Canada. You want to make sure you think every step through and plan for every expense, because there is so much more involved in this process than simply coming up...

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Buying a new car in Canada

Buying a new car in Canada

If you are new to Canada and thinking about buying a new car, the Canadian auto market offers a huge range of different vehicles to suit every need. For an newcomer coming from a country with a smaller automobile market with a narrower choice, this can be daunting as...

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Buying a used vehicle in Canada

Buying a used vehicle in Canada

For an new immigrant coming to Canada a good used car may often be a necessity depending on your lifestyle, work commuting and family transportation needs. Good used vehicles are in demand, but at the same time, there unscrupulous sellers that have no hesitation...

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Money and Credit

Money and Credit

Q: I’ve recently come to Canada and I’ve been trying to obtain credit, but I’m finding it’s difficult as a newcomer. What advice do you have? A: As a new immigrant, there are some basic steps you can take to begin the process of building your credit history. First,...

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An immigrant’s guide to saving

An immigrant’s guide to saving

You had to show proof of substantial savings in order to immigrate to Canada, so you already know how to save. Don’t stop now! Saving now that you’re in Canada is even more important. Of course, it may take some time to find a good job, so you will be dipping into...

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Working with a financial planner

Working with a financial planner

If you have the possibility to make substantial investments, you may want to enlist the assistance of a certified financial planning professional. You may not be knowledgeable about the complicated world of modern finance or you may not have time to dedicate to...

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Obtaining a Credit Card

Obtaining a Credit Card

A credit card is an essential tool in a modern person’s financial decisions. Some people resent the idea of debt so much that they try to do without credit cards altogether, but this is not a financially sound approach. What you should know is that the Canadian system...

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