Here is the list of the top 7 must-do things for your first week in Canada.
Get Your SIN
The Social Insurance Number is abbreviated as S.I.N. It’s a nine-digit number. SIN number is important as it’s mandatory for working in Canada.
It’s highly recommended to apply for your S.I.N. number in the first week of your arrival in Canada.
If you’re in Canada on a temporary work permit, your SIN will begin with a 9′.
For more details connect with your local Service Canada location.
Apply For A Bank Account
Setting up a bank account is a smart move. The bank transfer, easy money deposits, and withdrawals will help you and make banking and other activities convenient.
It’s also important to submit your bank account details to your new employer and company.
Get A Local Cell Phone Plan
The earlier you get a local network service, the more
you’ll save on roaming charges from the home network provider.
It’s a clever move to get a long-term plan as it will help you cut extra costs.
Start Searching For An Apartment
Like most of the new Canadian immigrants, with no Canadian credit history or any type of local references, you may find it difficult at first but with time and the right efforts you can find an apartment that fits your budget and fulfill all your requirements.
You can search online via Facebook marketplace or Google for searching local property for rent or contract-based even sharing based too.
Do your research well. Outskirts places can be much affordable but it will add to the transportation costs.
Choose wisely and try to get an apartment near your workplace or office.
It will not only help you cut the daily transportation cost but also save you traveling time.
Make Friends & Connect With New People
Once the dust settles on all the tasks you have to do, it’s time to connect with some new people and start making friends and be familiar with your new neighborhood.
It will help you feel simply at home and much more relieved in your new home.
Be Kind To Yourself
Moving to a new country may affect you both mentally and physically. The new time zone, atmosphere, and even weather can affect you.
You may get jet-lagged or don’t have the idea about the place to buy your daily
conveniences. The occasional struggle knowing that your whole support system is some time zones away.
Don’t knock yourself up about this. Be optimistic about the success following this struggle. A better future for yourself and your family is waiting right in the corner.
Tick off the bucket list
It’s important to work for your dream in your new home in Canada but don’t forget to cherish the essence of life. Being in Canada you can enjoy lots of things such as trying local cuisine, visiting museums or attending opera, exploring some beaches in summer or trying playing an ice hockey game in winter. There are numerous opportunities to explore, learn and connect with new people and create friends for yourself.
It will not only help you balance your jet lag but also help you stay calm and focused on your job and career.
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