Tips to get settled in Canada

Are you planning to settle in Canada? Here are some tips and things to consider.

Whether you’re just looking into which countries you might want to immigrate to or have your heart set on moving to Canada, you have questions about what’s involved in the process of getting settled.

What are the immigration requirements? What are the best cities to live in? How much will it cost to live in certain popular cities or provinces?

At Scotiabank, we know what it’s like to ask those questions – many of our employees are new to Canada themselves. People like Ivy Li, a Scotia advisor, who moved from China to go to the University of Toronto and remembers being shy and struggling with the language when she first moved to Canada.

She credits taking on part-time jobs to get experience speaking to different people with helping her develop her communication skills and leading to her job at the bank today. People also like Gurjeet Sidhu, a home financing advisor and former banker from India, who credits using LinkedIn with helping him connect with the community in Canada and find jobs.

We understand what you are going through and we are here to help. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know about navigating Canadian immigration, settling, and getting a start on your new life in Canada.