‘Cos It’s The Little Things In Life that Make A Big Difference!

When travelling with the GO bus or GO train in Ontario (GTA), you need to tap your Presto card before you begin your tip and after your trip…a process known as “tap on” and “tap off”. #DidyouknowOntarioGTA

Presto On The GO

Most cities in Canada have websites that provide information to residents about events, job opportunities, transportation, projects etc. Visit the website of your city to find out more. #DidyouknowCanada 

To travel/ commute by public transit in most cities in Canada, if you do not have a transit card, you will need your exact fare to board the transit. Visit the city website to get more details about the public transit prior to your trip. #DidyouknowCanada

According to the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Best Countries list, based on 9 sub-rankings, Canada emerged No. 2 best country to live in 2018. #DidyouknowCanada

According to the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Best Countries list, Canada is No. 1 best country for best quality of life for the third consecutive year. #DidyouknowCanada

Applying for several credit cards within a short period may be misconstrued as “shopping for credit” and can affect your credit score. Do your research before getting more credit cards. #DidyouknowCanada

Your charitable and religious donations are tax deductibles. This means that you should keep proper records because they qualify for tax refunds.  #DidyouknowCanada

As a new immigrant, there are several affordable stores for food, clothing, furniture etc. Watch out for the “Daily Living” website page (coming soon). #DidyouknowCanada 

Getting a credit card and maintaining a good credit history is an important part of your integration process. Banks and lenders will check your credit history before giving you a loan or mortgage so  ensure you get a credit card and never default on your payment. #DidyouknowCanada

During the just concluded  Winter Olympic Games held in PyeongChang, South Korea, Canada came in third with 11 gold, 8 silver and 10 bronze medals. #DidyouknowCanada

Most major cities have mobile apps  for their public transits. Simply download the mobile app to help you get around town. Google maps is also very helpful for planning your trip. #DidyouknowCanada

As a new immigrant, ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft are very useful apps to have on your mobile phone in case of emergencies.  You should also keep the phone number of a taxi company. #DidyouknowCanada

If you are in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario, you get a discounted fare for transfers between GO buses/ trains and the city transport (e.g TTC, Miway etc.) when you pay with your Presto card. #DidyouknowOntario

Get free discount coupons to top attractions in Ontario on the Attractions Ontariowebsite. #DidyouknowOntario 

Looking for a registered daycare in Ontario? Use the Ontario”Search for Childcare” tool or contact the Ministry of Education #DidyouknowOntario 

Some retailers sometimes offer lower prices on online items compared to same item in-store.  #DidyouknowCanada

Price matching: Some retailers  such as “Real Canadian Superstore”, “Walmart”, “Giant Tiger”, “No Frills”, “Freshco” etc. will match the price offered by a competitor.  Save money by using flyers and apps such as Flipp to get the best deals without driving around. #DidyouknowCanada