By Iman Khan Applying for a Social Insurance Number in Canada is a fairly straight-forward and free of charge process. It is one of the first things you should be…
By Iman Khan
Make sure you are on top of your game with this 17-point checklist in your first few weeks as a new immigrant in Canada:
- Apply for your Social Insurance Number (SIN). This nine-digit number is a prerequisite to work legally in Canada, or to avail of any government programs and benefits.
- Apply for an Ontario Health Card to benefit from various provincial healthcare paybacks. Read more about OHIP here.
- If applicable, apply for The Canada Child Tax Benefit. According to Canada Revenue Agency, “The Canada Child Tax Benefit is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under age 18.” More information here. (more…)
By Iman Khan
WOW! You are now a proud permanent residence status holder of Canada and over the moon! This is the time to get your ducks in a row and get the ball rolling as far as your big move is concerned. The planning and logistics involved make the process time-consuming and fairly overwhelming for most of us. There are always a myriad of issues to take care of, so making sure everything is done in order and efficiently becomes of utmost priority!
Here at Muslim Moms, we narrow down select key items that you should consider putting in your shipping container list to prepare for a hassle and stress free move. Read on and be inspired! (more…)