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How much does it cost to buy a property in Canada?  How much does it cost to maintain a property in Canada?  How can you finance the property?  What about employment, claiming your pension in Canada, or finding other sources of income?  And what is the biggest financial mistake that Canadian property buyers make?  Find answers here…

 


Taxes and costs due as a resident expat or second homeowner

When moving to Canada there are a number of costs and taxes that you will encounter during your property purchase. Today Stewart Buchanan of the Canada Buying Guide outlines the costs associated with a buying property in Canada... For expats relocating to Canada, the cost of living is hard to define as it varies greatly depending on the part of the country that you choose to move to or buy a second home in. As is to be  More...


Banking and finance in Canada

Sorting out your banking and finances will be one of the primary things to take care of when you buy property or make the move to Canada. Today Stewart Buchanan of the Canada Buying Guide provides some need-to-know information about banking in Canada... Being a highly developed country, it is almost impossible to gain employment, arrange accommodation or to generally function in Canada without a bank account. Like the UK, the  More...


Banking in Canada

Arriving in a new country, even if it is an English speaking one, is a daunting prospect and it comes complete with a great many small, yet important tasks, that need to be completed. One of the most fundamental issues that needs to be addressed in a timely manner is the setting up of a bank account. Without an account, it would be pretty much impossible to gain employment or arrange long-term accommodation. In Canada, as in the UK, there are many financial institutions that would love to  More...


Don`t lose money when sending funds to Canada

Moving from the UK to Canada can be a complicated and drawn out process, not to mention a costly one. As well as handling your family's emigration needs you will want to ensure your finances are handled professionally and in a way that does not expose you to less than beneficial foreign exchange rates. Many people that have made the move across the Atlantic have found that using a currency exchange specialist, such as Smart Currency Exchange, was the most cost effective way  More...


Day to day living costs

The day to day cost of living in Canada varies depending on the part of the country you intend to move to. In cities, such as Toronto, the cost of living is higher than more rural parts of the country. After Toronto the places with the highest living costs are Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and then Ottawa. That being said, most people that have moved from the UK to Canada have found that, in general, their day to day cost of living is significantly lower. Obviously the costs for individual  More...


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