Life & Work in Canada
First step after arriving @ airport
1- Go to Immigration office
2- Get your luggage
3- Take a cab
Go to Human Resource office in St.Clair (Take Southbound and get off in St. Clair station.
In 1st Floor go with your passport & Immigration document to apply for Social Insurance No (S.I.N)
In 6th Floor, work shop, prepare your Resume, prepare you for interview
In St.Clair the same street in west site there’s a center “Skills for a change” both these places are free of charge, only specialized for immigrants.
When you get your S.I.N then you should go to the OHIP (Ontario Health) and apply for Health Card.
Then you could apply for driving license.
www.TTC.ca (Toronto Transit Commission)
To search for rental apartment, to get roommate, garage sales, buy& sell stuff, the best website is:
To search job:
(Human Resource department)
The Best book can lead you to choose the best career which is suitable with your personality is:
Next Stop By: Barbara Moses
The best place to read books free of charge is indigo and chapters.
To Purchase your grocery: (list from low prices)
- Food basics
- Super C
To Purchase your personal stuff and medication the best place is: Wal-Mart
Places to purchase clothes, shoes, electronics, Computers and …..:
Winners (recommended), highest brands with lowest prices
Bricks (I don’t recommend)
York dale Mall
To Get Cell phone, internet, Cable:
Note: Please pay attention to the plan you choose and make sure they don’t sell you anything more. It’s part of their marketing to sell their products to new immigrants. They could do that easily.
To know more about your salary, pay cheque (Stub), Gst, Pst, payroll deduction please refer to: www.cra.ca
CRA (Canada Revenue Agency)
Note: If you have any questions when you call Customer Service please always cal 2-3 times and talk with different agents till be sure and confirm your information.
Bank of Montreal
Amex (American express)
Prepaid Master Card from Capital one (www.capitalone.ca)
Please note that for any purchases such as (house, car, …. ), applying for loans, mortgages and …..,anywhere that you make inquiry they check your credit and do background checks.
This cause you, your score drops down and it stays in the computer at least for 6 months.
To know more about your rights as a tenant please refer to Tenant and Tenancy Act
Calculation of SIN(Social Insurance Number):
Employee's social insurance number (SIN): 550 911 895
Formula: Assigned Digits
(Exclude the check digit,
position 9, from calculation) 5 5 0 9 1 1 8 9 5
5 9 1 9
Multiply every second digit
by 2 x2 x2 x2 x2
-- -- -- --
10 18 2 18
Cross add the resulting digits (1 + 0 + 1 + 8 + 2 + 1 + 8) = 21
Cross add the intervening digits (5 + 0 + 1 + 8) = 14
Subtract from the next highest number ending in zero 40
Check digit (i.e., 40 - 35 = 5) 5