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March 21, 2022

I’m a Newcomer Searching for Housing in Canada: Should I Rent or Buy?

CIC News > Latest News > > > I’m a Newcomer Searching for Housing in Canada: Should I Rent or Buy? CanadaVisa and Scotiabank are hosting a free webinar on how to find housing in Canada. Join us on May 18!

CanadaVisa and Scotiabank are pleased to host a free webinar dedicated to newcomers called Finding Housing in Canada as a Newcomer: Should I Rent or Buy?

The webinar is taking place on May 18 at 9 AM Eastern Time. 

What will I learn?

Moving to Canada is very exciting!

You are probably spending hours in front of your computer researching about everything related to living in Canada. One of the first things that comes into mind is housing. Where should I live in Canada? Should I rent or buy? How much should I put aside for a down payment? What kind of place would be the best option for me and my family but also within my budget? What are the most trustworthy resources and websites that I can use without worrying about being scammed?

We understand it can be quite stressful to do this without being physically here in Canada, and that’s why we have partnered with Scotiabank to host this webinar to help you find a place to live in Canada.

Webinar overview

In this webinar, we will cover the following topics:

Understanding your needs and budget
Resources to help you in the research process
Costs to keep in mind
Key things to consider when looking for a home
Working with Scotiabank Financial Advisors and Home Financing Advisors
An interactive question and answer session so we can address any questions you may have!

About CanadaVisa was founded in 1994 as the online platform of the Cohen Immigration Law Firm. Since then, CanadaVisa has grown to be one of the world’s most trusted sources on how to move to Canada, and settle here. CanadaVisa’s web properties include and its weekly newsletter, the CanadaVisa Forum, and more. All the resources provided by CanadaVisa are meant to help people around the world access trusted, factual, and timely information to support their Canadian immigration journey.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is one of the top Canadian banks and a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose “for every future”, we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services.

Launched in 2008, the Scotiabank StartRight Program is designed to simplify banking for Canadian Permanent residents, International Students and Foreign Workers who have recently landed in Canada. We can help ease your transition to Canada by getting you started with a Scotiabank International Account that allows you to transfer up to $50,000 before you arrive to help you feel more prepared knowing you have proof of funds ready. We can even help fast track your study permit with the Scotiabank Student GIC Program.

Our Scotiabank StartRight program can also help you start banking in Canada with 12 months of free banking, access to credit with no credit history, unlimited no-fee international money transfers, and expert help from Financial Advisors.

We also launched ScotiaRISE – our new, 10-year, $500 million community investment program designed to help promote economic resilience among disadvantaged people and communities. In particular, the program is centred on using funding and partnerships to increase graduation rates and postsecondary enrolment, help newcomers feel at home faster and secure meaningful employment and senior opportunities for underrepresented groups. It’s all part of why Scotiabank is the bank for newcomers.

Legal Disclaimer: This webinar is provided for information purposes only. It is not to be relied upon as financial, tax or investment advice or guarantees about the future, nor should it be considered a recommendation to buy or sell. Information contained in this webinar, including information relating to interest rates, market conditions, tax rules, and other investment factors are subject to change without notice and The Bank of Nova Scotia is not responsible to update this information. All third party sources are believed to be accurate and reliable as of the date of presentation and The Bank of Nova Scotia does not guarantee its accuracy or reliability. Webinar participants should consult their own professional advisor for specific financial, investment and/or tax advice tailored to their needs to ensure that individual circumstances are considered properly and action is taken based on the latest available information.