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Introducing Advice Matters: A magazine for newcomers to Canada Scotiabank shares tips for people making their home in Canada.

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Settling in as a newcomer to Canada takes time. Whether you’re preparing for your new life here or trying to find your footing on Canadian soil, Scotiabank wants to help ensure everything falls into place — financially and otherwise.

Scotiabank’s new magazine for newcomers, Advice Matters, offers practical and professional advice to set you up for long-term success. Click the following link to get access to this customized magazine, free webinars, and Scotiabank’s email program to learn more!

Click here to download a free copy of Advice Matters!

Your to-do list likely has dozens of tasks (if not more), from opening a Canadian bank account to getting a Canadian driver’s license. You may also need information about enrolling your kids in school and finding housing. Through Advice Matters, we walk you through the banking basics up to the “big deal” financial milestones.

Regardless of how carefully you’ve planned your move to Canada, there are a lot of moving parts — and you probably have more than enough on your plate already. Here’s how the Advice Matters Newcomer Edition can make your transition easier.

A sneak peek into Advice Matters

This special newcomer’s edition of Advice Matters is designed to help you feel connected to Canada while kicking off your Canadian banking and financial experience wisely. Consider it your how-to guide for getting it right, right from the beginning.

What you’ll find inside:

  • A checklist to help you navigate your first few months in Canada and get settled in.
  • Details on why working with a Scotiabank financial advisor is beneficial, and how to make the most of that relationship.
  • Everything you need to know about building a credit history in Canada.
  • A guide to saving and investing for the short through long term.
  • How to maximize saving for your children’s higher education through an RESP.
  • Advice on whether to rent or buy a home. (Spoiler alert: It’s a complicated decision.)
  • The pros and cons of buying a new car versus a used one.
  • Everything you need to know about online and mobile banking, including tips for doing both securely.

Advice Matters helps turn the “what ifs?” into “what nows?” because when you have support from the start, you are in a stronger place. Less confusion means making solid, smart decisions to benefit you and your family as you settle into your new life in Canada.

Click here to download a free copy of Advice Matters!

Stay connected

We hope you’ll see Scotiabank as a trusted partner who’s always there to help.

Start by building a relationship with your Scotiabank advisor. They’re always there to address your questions and concerns and listen to your worries. Our communication has no expiration date.

You can also find useful tips and tools online 24/7 at the Scotia Advice+ Centre.

Welcome to Canada!

Life is full of ups and downs and unpredictability is, for better or for worse, reality, especially when you’re a newcomer. Remember, your investments and assets are your security blanket for the unexpected as well as your nest egg for what’s to come.

Scotiabank hopes Advice Matters will be a helpful guide as you make yourself at home. Many of us have been in your shoes as newcomers to Canada ourselves. We know firsthand what it’s like to start fresh with a world of possibilities and potential ahead. We’re excited to help as you plant new roots in Canada.

Click here to download a free copy of Advice Matters!

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