So You Want to Study (& Work) in Canada?

There is no disputing that the best way to learn a language or understand a culture is full immersion.  Canada has become the destination of choice for thousands around the world trying to do just that  - improve their English and/or gain insight into North American culture.  However, it is a little more involved than simply booking flight tickets. There are a number of steps you need to follow before ...

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Improving your Liv Score

So you are using the liv app to find a place to live in Vancouver. You love the look and feel and functionality. The fact you can search properties, book viewings, sign contracts and even pay your rent through the app is blowing your mind – so simple, so convenient! However, one thing is bugging you - your liv score seems low. This means some landlords may not consider you ...

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FRESH from Australia – A Newcomer’s Guide to Vancouver

Work, love or a desire for good coffee and abundant weed, has landed you in Vancouver. You’ve decided to stay. How do you establish yourself permanently in this lush corner of the Pacific Northwest? In our latest series, “Fresh”, we ask newly minted Vancouverites about the trials and tribulations they encountered when moving here. Today, we feature Amy from Australia. Newcomer Profile Amy is a young, Australian professional who was seeking travel, ...

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Here's a quick list of rights you have as a tenant In a tight rental market, renters must be informed and astute as landlords often hold the balance of power in the negotiation process. If you haven’t had much experience as a tenant, it’s important to know your rights before signing a lease agreement! Signing a Lease If you can't provide adequate references, it is reasonable for a landlord to request recent pay stubs, ...

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Renting For The First Time   There’s always a first for everything. And renting your first place can be a daunting task. We’ve outlined some tips to make the rental process for your next house or apartment, a little less intimidating and more successful.   Pre Search References. You will need to secure 3 references who might be willing to receive calls from prospective landlords. Given that you won’t have a previous landlord reference, reach out ...

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