Landing in canada

It could be overwhelming landing in a new country and trying to settle in. This is why we’ve created this section to help you get started with all the necessities of setting up your new future.

Where to start?

Once your Immigrant visas have been placed into your passport and you have received your Confirmation of Permanent Residency papers, you are ready to go to Canada!

While this is an exciting time, it can also be quite stressful. Where do you go when you arrive, how do you get there, what is the first thing you need to do once you get there? The list of questions goes on and on.

We have complied some of the most useful information for new immigrants based on the most commonly asked questions from our clients.

Travel Insurance

When you first arrive in Canada, you will not initially be covered by the Canadian medical system.

You will want to ensure that you have private coverage during this time so that you do not run the risk or incurring any medical bills.

You will want to ensure your travel medical will cover you as a new immigrant and will be valid during your entire wait period.

Leaving the Airport

If you’re arriving in Toronto, you can get a warm welcome from the moment you land. Our associates provide an extensive and well-designed arrival package for their guests.

Their arrival services include the following:

  • Meet and greet at the airport, taking you to their home or your designated accommodation.
  • Exclusive use of a private, spacious, fully equipped, furnished three-bedroom home, will be your home away from home in Ontario. Yes, they cater to the kids as well.
  • Getting you settled – help with SIN numbers, opening bank accounts, mobile contracts, drivers licence appointments, school interviews, libraries etc
  • Familiarizing you with shops and advice on products, quality – get to know how the city works.
  • Taking you sightseeing, just to have you relax and get better acquainted with your new environment.

Obtaining a Canadian résumé

When applying for work in Canada, it is important to ensure that your CV is up to Canadian standards.

A powerful résumé is one that can clearly describe your achievements in such a way that you can confidently defend what you did, take pride in the fact that you produced the outcomes, and communicate to the recruiter the context behind you, personally, as an individual.

A properly, well thought-out résumé is an autobiography of yourself, while at the same time a road-map for recruiters to have an idea of what kind of person you are, and in the longer term, perhaps where you may end up fitting best in their organization.

Finding a Home to Rent or Buy

Need assistance finding a place to stay in Canada?

Canada Abroad can help. Our associate has over 25 years of property experience, meaning they are ideally suited to help in advising on all property matters when it comes to leasing or buying a property.

In Canada, prospective tenants and buyers have representation from a Real Estate Agent, at no cost, which makes it vastly different from some other countries, where buyers and tenants are not represented and have to approach the seller’s or landlord’s agent.

Our associate is passionate about advising new immigrants through the process of finding their ideal Canadian home and being the ‘agent of choice’ when it comes to negotiating on their behalf.

Obtaining a Mortgage

Canada Abroad can assist you with purchasing a home in Canada. Our associate enables home buyers to get their best mortgage with a full-service digital brokerage solution. They negotiate for you to get you the best rates & features from over 30 Banks, Credit Unions & Financial Institutions.

Matching your unique needs to save you money. A Canadian company with an international understanding – they have worked with many new immigrants buying property in Canada and can ease the transition and get you the best deal.

They understand there are all types of new Canadians and work to find the best solution both in the short and long term.

Financial Advice

Our associates are experts in assisting new immigrants with their financial move and financial planning.

Do you need help with any of the following?

  • Creating a Canadian financial plan.
  • Advice on what to do with your retirement funds.
  • Transferring non-retirement funds to Canada.
  • Building an investment portfolio in Canada.
  • Advice on Canadian insurance products.

Accounting Services

Canada Abroad has various accounting associates that can assist you with an array of services as you transition your life to Canada.

Some of the typical services our Canadian accountant associates can advice on:

  • Transferring your financial assets to Canada.
  • Tax in Canada vs your home country.
  • How to set up a company in Canada.
  • How to structure your company for optimal benefit.

Reasons to move to Canada

Find out why Canada is for you!