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
We often discuss many practical and interesting topics about migration, but not about the mixed emotions when living in the great white North! And, those mixed emotions come with migrating to Canada. As we approach another change in season, and with it a lot of mixed...
In order to drive a car in Canada you need a valid driver’s licence which is issued by the province or territory where you reside. By law you are required to carry your driver’s licence with you whenever you drive. Also, you should have copies of your vehicle registration and insurance.
No! The word none of us like to hear. And when that happens repeatedly, it certainly isn’t the best feeling on earth. For some reason or the other you will keep hearing this word in your initial few months of arrival.
Manage Your Finances
When you know these 5 tips on how to save money during the holidays, you'll make the season even more festive. Follow these 5 money saving tips to help you stay on budget. During the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and emotion of the...
When you arrive in Canada, its essential to manage your personal finances. Learn what to budget for and how much you should plan to spend. Your budget will help you to manage how much you spend and live within your means.
When you arrive in Canada, you'll have many things to do to help you settle, and here are the top 10 financial steps. 1. Get a Social Insurance Number Obtaining a Social Insurance Number (SIN) is one of the first financial steps you need to take to navigate the...
Employment In Canada
You can advance your career by getting Canadian certification for your profession or trade. And this will help to showcase your existing skills, knowledge, and experience to Canadian employers. A recent survey by World Education Services (WES) found that 74% of...
To help you understand the accounting and finance landscape in Canada, we’ll look at four key areas including:
1. An overview of the accounting and finance industry in Canada
2. Accounting credentials and certifications that are required
3. The job outlook for accounting and finance jobs in Canada
4. Labour market statistics for accounting jobs in Canada.
For newcomers, contract employment can be a great option when you are first settling in Canada. Contract or temporary employment is very common in Canada. And, it can be beneficial for newcomers who are looking to: gain Canadian experience find a short-term job...
Franchising For New Canadians
When deciding to buy a franchise, you want to ensure that you partner with a great franchisor. Here are three signs to identify a great franchisor: strong leadership and vision; positive relationships with their franchisees; and, support for their franchisees. Learn important questions to ask about these areas.
Buying a franchise is a major decision. So it’s essential to do your research. Learn how to research a franchise opportunity that’s best for you.
Franchising can be a great business opportunity for new Canadians. Find out how to achieve success and learn how “fit” for franchising is one of the keys to success.
Buying Your First Home
Buying your first home in Canada is a big decision. Learn more about what you need to know to purchase the house of your dreams.
Some see buying a home as a fun and exciting adventure while others dislike the very thought of having to move. This is further aggravated if it’s a person’s first home and they’re not entirely sure what to look for - and this is especially true when they have arrived...
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.