Monthly Archives: June 2014

Photos from Stanley Park

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Renting in Canada [#8]: Washer and dryer

Many people who come from Europe will find it a bit bizarre, but a significant share of rental apartments in Canada have no washing machines. Instead, landlords offer a public laundry somewhere in the building. In a high-raise buildings it … Continue reading

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Renting in Canada [#7]: Electricity, cable TV, Internet and telephone

One of the last things you do to complete your move to a new rented home in Canada is setting up services. Setting up electricity account or changing the billing address is a mandatory step to complete immediately once you … Continue reading

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Renting in Canada [#6]: Moving in!

Let’s continue the Canadian renting topic so we can close the subject and explore other things! Once you signed your tenancy agreement with a landlord, paid them in full, you have a date when you can finally move your stuff … Continue reading

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Canadian currency: A little prettier dollar

Just imagine a gangsta rap clip with a black rapper guy throwing these banknotes in a camera: All of them are plastic, but there are still a few paper notes in circulation.

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Canadian banking [#1]: How banks fight for clients

The first thing we did upon our arrival to Canada was opening bank accounts with Canadian banks. The next thing was a surprise about promotions they do to attract new clients. Basically, by opening a bank account and setting up … Continue reading

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Renting in Canada [#5]: How to pay for it?

Let’s assume you have followed my piece of advice to find an apartment that is right for you. Price is fantastic, the landlord is happy to approve your lease for a next year. What’s next? Well, the most intimate part … Continue reading

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