Arrival Survival Canada: A Handbook for New Immigrants

Paperback | March 26, 2008

byNick Noorani, Sabrina Noorani

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Arrival Survival Canada: A Handbook for New Immigrants is an immigrant's guide to the first year of life in Canada and covers a wide array of subjects, such as packing before emigrating, opening bank accounts, creating a credit history, and understanding Canadian school systems. The bookguides readers through Canadian culture and outlines solutions to the issues that newcomers typically encounter. The book provides new immigrants, and people still considering immigration, with a foundation of information upon which to build their new lives.

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Arrival Survival Canada: A Handbook for New Immigrants is an immigrant's guide to the first year of life in Canada and covers a wide array of subjects, such as packing before emigrating, opening bank accounts, creating a credit history, and understanding Canadian school systems. The bookguides readers through Canadian culture and outli...

The authors, Naeem "Nick" and Sabrina Noorani, immigrated to Canada from India via Dubai in 1998. Once here, they were bombarded with questions about Canada from friends and family. This led them to publish The Canadian Immigrant magazine, which has become the go-to resource for immigrants. The magazine spun into a segment on The Link,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:330 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.75 inPublished:March 26, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195428919

ISBN - 13:9780195428919

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Table of Contents

1. Welcome to CanadaMulticulturalismHistory of Canadian ImmigrationOverview of Canada2. Canada's Major CitiesEconomyClimate and TransportationPlaces of Interest3. What to Know Before You GoWhat to Bring With YouImportant DocumentsFirst Expenses4. First Things FirstSIN CardBefore Canadian Medical Coverage StartsEnrolling Children in School5. Assistance AvailableEnglish ClassesEmployment InsuranceFinancial Assistance6. Medical CoverageHealth Care SystemFinding a DoctorPrescription Medicine7. AccommodationFinding a Place to LiveTenant RightsBuying a House or Condo8. Smart ConsumerismPaying for Housing, Utilities, and TransportationShopping TipsDressing for Canadian Weather9. Banking, Credit, and InsuranceOpening a Bank AccountGetting Good CreditBuying Insurance10. Looking for and Landing a JobResumesInterviewsWork Conditions11. EducationSchool for ChildrenAdult EducationFinancial Assistance12. Driving in CanadaGetting a Driver's LicenceBuying a CarCar Insurance13. The LawYour RightsLegal AidCanadian Courts14. Income TaxesThe Tax SystemTax CreditsForeign Earnings15. Customs and EtiquetteFamiliesSocializingBusiness Etiquette16. Becoming a CitizenApplying for CitizenshipGetting a PassportVoting