During these extraordinary times, CIC News and CanadaVisa.com are proud to partner with Scotiabank, Canada’s leading bank for newcomers, to provide support and advice and get your new life started right in Canada.
Although moving to a new country can be an exciting and very stressful experience on its own, it comes with its own set of special circumstances to move during the pandemic. You will soon be able to effectively call the vibrant cities and beautiful scenery in Canada your home with the correct tools and preparation.
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Before your transfer, it is important to spend some time studying your desired culture. We suggest a few things you may want to consider when selecting your new city to call home, as the bank for newcomers:
- What province is best for my career choice? The government of each province publishes annual labor market reports for their province. This can be useful in deciding whether your job in your ideal living area is in high need.
- Am I prepared for the weather and lifestyle? Preferences for the weather and languages differ across provinces. It would be very different to move to a major city in Ontario or British Columbia, which is common for immigrants, than to move to a small town in Quebec where French is the dominant language.
- Am I taking advantage of tools for newcomers? This step, you don’t have to brave it alone. To help you find a job, house, and school for your kids and determine your language needs, there are many free tools.
- Did I prepare for delays and regulations for COVID-19? Expect delays in paperwork and specifications for required isolation.