Landing, Moving to Canada, SIN

Moving to Canada: Getting Your Canadian Social Insurance Number

One of the first things that you need to accomplish once you land in your Canadian province is to obtain a Social Insurance Number (SIN) from a Service Canada office. It is important to have one in order to be able to work in Canada or to have access to various government programs and benefits.… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Getting Your Canadian Social Insurance Number

Landing, Moving to Canada, Toronto

Moving to Canada: Our Landing Experience (Part II)

After weeks of tearful despedidas and goodbyes, we were off to our greatest adventure both as individuals and as a married couple. On the 17th of June 2017, we flew from Manila to Toronto via Philippine Airlines. It was an 11 hour flight to Vancouver, with a two hour layover there before the final four… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Our Landing Experience (Part II)

Landing, Landing Documents, Moving to Canada

Moving to Canada: Our Landing Experience (Part I)

After a ten hour flight from Manila to Vancouver, a two-hour layover (inside the plane) and another five-hour flight,  we are finally here in Toronto! With our bodies currently fighting off jet lag, we had time to write this down and update you guys on our overall landing experience. This will be a two-part blog… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Our Landing Experience (Part I)

Banking, Landing, Moving to Canada

Moving to Canada: Bringing Your Money to Canada (Part I)

UPDATE: We have already landed in Canada and have successfully activated our account with Scotiabank. Read more about it here. It's now a little over a month before our big move to Canada and we have been busy taking care of the many different matters that need to be settled. Right now, we've put our house on the… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Bringing Your Money to Canada (Part I)