Work and money: two common concerns for expats. Here are some good tips that will help you if you want to settle in Canada.
With respect to work and money, what works in France will not necessarily apply to Quebec and vice versa. To each country its best practices ! If you are thinking of moving overseas, take the time to inform yourself, starting by reading the advice of the Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse (OFQJ). < / p > < h3 class="article__item article__item--intertitle intertitle title_delta toot"> How to find a job in Canada ? < / h3 > < p class= "article _ _ item article _ _ item -- para" > Essential for a successful expatriation, the search for work is not always easy. Although the unemployment rate is relatively low in Canada (5.6% at the end of 2018), it is sometimes necessary to be patient before finding the dream job. First, see which sectors are hiring. To do this, consult the Emploi Québec website. If you are more in a hurry, you can also contact companies before your arrival. Be aware that unsolicited applications are common practice. A tip from the OFQJ : do not hesitate to call employers a week later to check that your resume has been received, it is a sign of motivation in Quebec ! < / p > < p class= "article _ _ item article _ _ item -- para" > The organization, which supports mobility projects for 18-35 year olds in Quebec, also recommends participating in events organized in France. Destination Canada (November 15-17 in Paris) and Journées Québec (November 30 and December 1 in Paris) are held to help French people meet employers. These are excellent gateways to begin your professional life in Canada ! < / p> Limited offer. 2 months for 1€ without commitment I subscribe
Your network of contacts and the LinkedIn platform can also be useful to you. Do not hesitate to communicate with acquaintances, even distant ones, who could guide you in your research. Finally, do not forget to update your CV online ,in French and English! < / p > < h3 class = "article _ _ item article _ _ item -- intertitle intertitle title_delta toot" > Once the job is found, the management of its income
Credit history to justify its creditworthiness, debit card versus credit card... The Canadian banking system works differently than you know in France. Samia Skendraoui, a financial planner at National Bank of Canada, invites newcomers to meet with a financial advisor to familiarize themselves with the Canadian banking system. Also be sure to master some basics about tax. Indeed, if your employer does not withhold enough at source, the financial authorities (Revenu Québec and the Canada Revenue Agency) may claim you a contribution to pay. < / p > < p class= "article _ _ item article _ _ item -- para" > And because life sometimes has surprises (period of disability, purchase of a house, etc.), Samia Skendraoui always recommends her clients to save. A simple way to develop healthy financial habits is to schedule a direct debit from your current account to your savings account within days of filing your payroll. This amount can then be adjusted up or down depending on your needs. This is a strategy that will allow the highest spenders to put money aside without much effort ! < / p > The L'Express app To follow the analysis and decryption wherever you are Download the app
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Finally, with its offer for newcomers, National Bank of Canada offers up to 3 years of banking without a fixed monthly fee and gives you access to your money from the moment you arrive.