Tips for Renting an Apartment Without Credit as a Newcomer to Canada

Is it possible to rent an apartment as a newcomer to Canada without credit? One of the questions I received last week. I’ve mentioned the horror of no credit and promissory notes for the blood of your firstborn when it comes to finding a place for newcomers previously. There are …

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Do I Qualify for the Federal Self-Employed Stream Program to Canada?

The Federal Self-Employed Stream is just one of the many ways through which people can immigrate to Canada. This stream is specifically for persons who have been self-employed in certain professions for 2 years. The stream used to include farm management as well but it was suspended in March 2018. In …

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What to Do if You Don’t Have a Canadian Address for PR Card Delivery

What to Do if You Don’t Have a Canadian Address for PR Card Delivery

I’ve been a permanent resident of Canada for a few weeks now and I’ve been busy with a lot of things including starting a new job. If you’re interested in how I went about securing a job so quickly, I’ll address that in a later post as it relates to …

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Federal Self-Employed Program (Business Plan Template)

Federal Self-Employed Program (Business Plan Template)

I have received emails asking about including a business plan with your application. First of all, they don’t specifically ask for it. However, when I received an update in my CIC account, one of the requests was that I prove I am able to create employment for myself at the very …

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