MOVING TO Canada: Beginners Guide

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It can be hard to know what to expect when moving to a new country, apart from the culture shock there are a lot of logistics you also arrange when relocating. This helpful guide aims to provide you with all the information you will need when moving to Canada.

CANADA GENERAL FACTS:

Population: Approximately 35 Million

Official Languages: English and French

Political System: Constitutional Monarchy based on that of the United Kingdom. It recognizes the Queen or king as the head of state, while the prime Minister is the Head of Government.

Capital: Ottawa

Driving: In Canada they drive on the right hand side of the road

National Anthem: O Canada

Calling Code: +1

CLIMATE:

Varies region to region

  • In winter, Temperature fall below freezing point throughout most of Canada
  • South – western coast has a relative mild climate Along the Arctic Circle, Mean temperatures are below freezing for seven months a year.
  • During the summer months the southern provinces often experience high level of humidity and temperature that can surpass 30 degree Celsius regularly.
  • Western and south – eastern Canada Experience high rainfall, but the prairies are dry with 20mn to 500mm of rain every year.

BANKING:

  • Banking in Canada is convenient and reliable. These are some things you should remember when managing your finance.
  • Debit cards are used almost everywhere without additional fees.
  • Canadians don’t tend to carry much cash.
  • Many banks charges to have a checking account
  • International bank cards don’t always work so check with your bank first.

ATM Charges apply for all ATM use even with your own bank.

FINANCE: COINS:

  • 1c  = penny
  • 5c  = nickel
  • 10c = dime
  • 25c = quarter
  • 1$ = loonie
  • $2 = Toonie

Paper Notes

  • 5 = blue
  • 10= purple
  • 20 = green
  • 50 = red
  • 100  = brown

VISAS:

Skilled workers are selected as permanent resident based on their education, work experience, knowledge of English and / or French, and other criteria that have been shown to help them become economically established in Canada.

For further information about the Immigration in Canada you can read our info-graphics given Blow.


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