Before Moving to Canada

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If you get a landed Immigrant visa, we people of Indonesia in BC like to say congratulation. In addition to feeling happy mind, you will usually fill with many questions how life started in Canada, of course, there are many questions that arise. And if you plan to live in BC, this website is the perfect place to get information that can be an important reference, also for the holder of a working visa and student visa. Here are some questions that frequently appear:

Question:
Is it necessary to bring the International driver license?
Answer:
If you intend to drive it is a good idea to bring it because you can use it for 90 days and also you don’t need translation when you apply for BC driving license.

Question:
Is it necessary to start job search from Indonesia? What can be done?
Answer: Yes it is better to start the search from Indonesia. As the reference, you should have at least two references who can be contacted later by telephone from Canada by candidate employer. You can also prepare a resume with Canada style format. Also, you can research your industry like who is the player, is there any association, is there any list of company’s website. The search will be discussed more in-depth site-specific in this website.

Question:
How do I find a place to stay temporarily?
Answer: It is a good idea to stay at homestay because of reasonable price and also you can borrow the address from the landlord for the purpose of registration of SIN and Care card later on. Craigslist is the main website to find the temporary place to stay. You can search by price for example rent between $ 800 – $ 1400 and it can also search by suburb. You can send an email to the advertisers to ask about transportation, more room photos and request a booking. You can use google map to view location. Usually, you need 15 to 30 days stay in a homestay while looking permanent one.

Question:
What items should be sent / taken?
Answer:
We suggest you send / bring personal items only. No need to send the furniture because it will most likely be damaged / broken in transit. Furniture such as wooden akan cracked a cold. Please also remember not to bring food because the customs regulations in Canada that tight airport once. In addition to most of the Indonesian food in Vancouver. Also, money does not bring more than $ 10,000. You can bring traveler checks or transfer it later after you have a bank account in Canada.

Question:
Health problems that need to be prepared?
Answer:
Healthcare in Canada does not bear the teeth and eyes. The company in which you work that will bear, and usually only for a full-time job not for part-time or contract. Although you can buy insurance for dental and eye, but usually very expensive, at least, $ 1000 per person per year. So it’s a good idea you go to the dentist in Indonesia first to ensure that you do not need dentist treatment for a period, at least, six months. Likewise, with the eyeglass you wear.

Question:
Do I need to close credit card accounts in Indonesia? Is it easy to get a credit card after arriving in Canada?
Answer:
It is not easy to get a credit card in Canada if you do not have job security, you may get a credit card with your saving as a backup. But most of the payment can be done in cash, do not have a credit card is not a problem, except certain payments such as rent a car. So depending on the needs if you plan to rent a car right away then you need credit cards from Indonesia.

Question:
Is it necessary to translate the academic records?
Answer:
It is a good idea to translate your academic record from your university in Indonesia from Bahasa Indonesia into English just in case you want to continue study in Canada.

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