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    Its okay to feel a little out of place temporarily while settling down in a new country. For the first few days, it might seem you are not getting it right but hey! relax, take a deep breath, it’s gonna be fine.

    Below are some tips which can help you settle down real quick and make you feel at home:

    – Get your Social Insurance Number (SIN)

    -Apply for provincial health insurance

    – Find a family doctor

    – Get your driver’s license

    – Get a library card

    – Buy a phone plan

    – Register your children for school and/or daycare (if you have wards)

    – Take note of the important phone numbers such as emergency phone number

    – Take care if your finances by first opening a bank account

    – Begin the search for a permanent residence

    – Buy essential furniture and household items

    – Explore the city and neighborhoods

    – Get equipped for the cold weather

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  • How To Navigate your First Few Days in Canada

    Rilwatt Oduola updated 2 years ago 5 Members · 22 Replies
  • Deborah Etim

    Member
    April 24, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    I can’t wait to follow these steps. Canada is my dream country.😊

    • Destiney Arkaden

      Administrator
      April 24, 2022 at 6:59 pm

      For real!?

      That’s good to know.

      So what do you like about Canada?

      • Deborah Etim

        Member
        April 25, 2022 at 7:24 am

        They’re welcoming to Foreigners and getting a permanent residence comes with great benefits.

        • Destiney Arkaden

          Administrator
          April 29, 2022 at 7:04 am

          Those are obtainable in many other parts of the world. But, I guess it’s a matter of choice 😊

    • Rilwatt Oduola

      Member
      April 24, 2022 at 9:13 pm

      Mine too! 😊😊

  • Destiney Arkaden

    Administrator
    April 24, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Those are a lot of things to do in the ‚first few days‘, especially getting a driving license and searching for a permanent residence.

    Usually, settling accommodation, health insurance and perhaps important numbers are already not easy to settle in the first few days.

    • Rilwatt Oduola

      Member
      April 24, 2022 at 9:16 pm

      I agree to the fact that those are a lot of things to do in the first few days. However, I believe one would be attended to promptly and satisfactorily over there compared to how things might be left to drag unnecessarily here in Nigeria where you could wait for weeks before you get just one thing done. Lol

  • Destiney Arkaden

    Administrator
    April 29, 2022 at 6:57 am

    Hmmm 🤔

    You’d be surprised to know some of the advantages of living in other partying the world – like not in Europe and N. America.

    Forget the hype, if you know your way and are focused, life could be much better in Nigeria and similar countries.

    • Rilwatt Oduola

      Member
      April 29, 2022 at 10:32 am

      Left to me, it’s not about knowing your way and being focused alone o. If after being all this and that, and there is no peace of mind in terms of security, how does one survive the harsh times in Nigeria and similar countries then? You have to have it at the back of your mind that a lot of people ‘japa’ or plan to, not only because of better living conditions but for the sake of sanity

      • Destiney Arkaden

        Administrator
        April 30, 2022 at 6:19 am

        That’s completely true, and I can relate 100% to that. Security and peace of mind are two very important things. Sadly, they are not readily obtainable in most developing countries like Nigeria, India, and the likes.

  • Wasana

    Administrator
    April 30, 2022 at 6:36 am

    That’s an interesting list, but it will take more than a few days to get all those things done.
    Permanent residence in the first few days?
    That’s a big one!

    • Michael

      Member
      April 30, 2022 at 7:02 am

      Getting a PR in Canada takes some time, certainly not something that can do in the first few days.
      But I think the idea is to have a list of things to keep in mind as soon as you arrive in Canada – those things are important and should be in your mind while you meet people and friends.

      • Rilwatt Oduola

        Member
        April 30, 2022 at 8:20 am

        I actually didn’t say PR is attainable in the first few days. I know it isn’t an easy task😊 I said and I quote ” for the first few days, it might seem you are not getting it right” and then I wrote “…below are some tips that can help you settle down real quick”

        • Michael

          Member
          April 30, 2022 at 8:44 am

          That’s right; those are just tips to help new people settle down in Canada.
          Thanks for the tips @Ril24

    • Rilwatt Oduola

      Member
      April 30, 2022 at 8:18 am

      I actually didn’t say PR is attainable in the first few days. I know it isn’t an easy task😊 I said and I quote ” for the first few days, it might seem you are not getting it right”

    • Rilwatt Oduola

      Member
      April 30, 2022 at 8:18 am

      I actually didn’t say PR is attainable in the first few days. I know it isn’t an easy task😊 I said and I quote ” for the first few days, it might seem you are not getting it right”

      • Wasana

        Administrator
        May 7, 2022 at 6:37 am

        Yea, that’s alright. I get it now.

        Are you considering Canada as a destination to settle abroad?
        Having lived in Europe for many years, I feel reluctant changing location, but a vacation wouldn’t hurt, especially to Canada; the US is a no-go for me. Lol 🙂

        • Rilwatt Oduola

          Member
          May 11, 2022 at 10:51 am

          Yes, I am…it’s my dream country to relocate to

          • Wasana

            Administrator
            May 12, 2022 at 5:58 pm

            Well, I wish you all the best and believe you can make it happen.

            You should connect with @ebuaradavid It seems like the dude is working for the Canadian embassy. Lol 🙂

          • Rilwatt Oduola

            Member
            May 12, 2022 at 6:13 pm

            Thank you so much😊 I really don’t mind hopping on the moving train 😀

  • Rilwatt Oduola

    Member
    May 11, 2022 at 10:51 am

    Yes, I am …it’s my dream country to relocate to

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