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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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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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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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Safety Deposit Locker

Safety Deposit Locker

Safety deposit lockers are secured containers kept in a bank’s vault. They can have different sizes and renting costs. If you plan to bring with you very expensive items such as gold, jewellery, gemstones, collectables or anything you deem valuable enough to require...

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