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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.

Living In Canada

First year in Canada, first day at school

First year in Canada, first day at school

Preparing your child for the Canadian classroom In Canada, September is synonymous with back to school. Though it’s technically still summer, this month is all about back-to-school shopping, getting ready and adjusting to a new school year. Parents become heavily...

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Educating parents about bullying

Educating parents about bullying

Bullying can happen to anyone. For me, it happened at school when I first moved to Canada. It was verbal bullying – name-calling, sarcastic remarks, and taunting, mostly. I never told anyone because I didn’t know the term ‘bullying’, or how to recognize it. According...

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Manage Your Finances

Opening a Bank Account

Opening a Bank Account

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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Employment In Canada

8 steps to small business success

8 steps to small business success

any newcomers to Canada discover that finding a job in Canada after arrival is a real challenge. An option for some is to start their own business. This can be a great alternative to going through extensive interview processes and making sure that you have a Canadian Style Resume.

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What is an alternative career?

What is an alternative career?

Many newcomers to Canada will find that there are many roadblocks along the way to continuing to work in their chosen field. It could be that you have to get your international qualifications and certifications assessed or that you simply need some Canadian experience under your belt before you can enter your profession in Canada.

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Succeeding in the Canadian job market

Succeeding in the Canadian job market

Joining the Canadian job market   For at least a decade, technology companies in Canada have been saying newcomers arrive with ample technical ability for the available jobs in the growing sector. Their qualifications, however, don’t make up for a gap in soft...

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Franchising For New Canadians

Thinking about franchising in Canada? Learn essential information to get started

Thinking about franchising in Canada? Learn essential information to get started

Are you a new Canadian exploring franchising as a business opportunity? To help you get started, our Franchising for New Canadians program can help you by providing important information and resources about franchising in Canada. Our free resources, and access to leading experts in the franchise industry can help you make an informed decision about franchising. Learn about franchising basics and how we can help you.

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Buying Your First Home

Types of housing (Video)

Types of housing (Video)

There are various types of housing that you can buy in Canada. In each case, you are responsible for making the mortgage payments as well as paying the bills for your specific unit(for example, property taxes and utilities such as electricity, gas, water, etc). Bylaws are local municipal rules and regulations that vary across Canada. You are responsible for following these bylaws in the care and maintenance of your property. Below is a list of several types of housing.

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How to find a builder or realtor?

How to find a builder or realtor?

Builder or Realtor Often, when buying a new home, you'll deal with a builder/contractor. If you're buying a resale home, however, you'll probably encounter a realtor. In the sections below, some tips and advice are provided for finding a reputable realtor or builder....

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