What to do first arriving Canada?
I am arriving Canada as a landed Immigrant in coming weeks.
What to do first when reaching Canada? My accomodation has been arranged.
Get a Bank Account first or PR Card or Health Insurance or Driving Licence.
I need a suggestion.
28 Set 2005, 08:28 Anonymous
Among all these choices, you definitely need to get the bank acount first. For that you may need 2 or 3 pieces of government issued IDs (your passport, your PR Card, your home driver's license or your student ID at the university, etc.)
If you are arriving as a landed immigrant, the PR Card will be sent to you prior to your arrival. Contact CIC or the Canadian Consulate near you.
The PR Card susbstituted the old landed immigrant document (IMM 1000), which was a looooong page that you needed to attach to your passport and show it to immigration officers in Canada everytime you came to Canada.
The health insurance will take a while. You need to reside in canada for at least 90 days in order to apply for provincial health coverage and the drivers's license... well, that will take a while. You need to set up an appointment, etc, etc, etc.
So, the bank account you will need anywhere and likely from day 1Anonymous 28 Set 2005, 11:35 - Denuncia
How much amout is needed to open a bank account in Canada? is ther any service charges?
Thanks in advance.
NaumanAnonymous 06 Ott 2005, 11:30 - Denuncia
it depends... must checking or "chequing" accounts as they are called in Canada, can be open with $500 or even less. Some of them require that you have a minimum balance and sure, they get you with service charges. Each bank has at least a dozen different packages and they differ by the level of service (i.e. free transactions per month). My advice is to determine your needs and go to the bank requesting something that looks like you.
In terms of which back to get??? well, many people may disagree but I think that they are pretty much the same, especially in the major cities.
RodAnonymous 06 Ott 2005, 11:02 - Denuncia
The first thing you need to do when you get to canada is buy a VERY warm coat. It is freaking cold here!
Sam, recently imported from Australia to CanadaAnonymous 24 Ott 2005, 11:56 - Denuncia
the first thing to do when you get here is to get health insurance. I would even get it BEFORE getting to Canada. If you come as a landed immigrant, you will need to be covered by the provincial insurance, so it is definitely recommended
good luch NaumanAnonymous 14 Feb 2006, 02:40 - Denuncia
coming to a new place is hard. Bring an open mind to see how the world can be very different in different parts of the world. So, when you arrive to Canada, be open to learn!!!!!Anonymous 06 Mar 2006, 01:21 - Denuncia
That is a very good thing to tell someone who want to move to another country.I am about to move to the second country(Canada) and from the experience of Europe from an African land,I will bring an open mind.ThanksAnonymous 13 Ott 2006, 11:23 - Denuncia