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Old 02-02-2010, 11:50 PM
 
Location: UAE
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Hi all,

I am planning to do my first landing in Windsor Canada in this coming Summer (most probably by end of May). I am planing to come with my wife and son (1 yr. old) and planing to stay for a period of 1-1 1/2 months to complete the initial documentations. Pls. can anybody advice that how much money initially do we need bring there including government fees, how much need to open an Bank account, to apply for SIN, Health card, Traveling, Food, etc.

We are thinking of renting a furnished apartment (Studio or 1 bed room) instead of a hotel. Is it advisable? if and if any other necessary item which I missed above, Pls. appreciate your advice. I am currently reside in Dubai.

Thanks in Advance,
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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Here are some key links for you:

SIN application: Social Insurance Number

There is no fee to apply for SIN

Health card info: Settlement.org | How do I apply for a Health (OHIP) Card?

The cost of living between Windsor and Toronto is vast. If you're coming to Canada just to complete the initial documentation, Windsor would be a far cheaper option than Toronto. You should be a able to get short term in some sort of an aparment or private home for a few hundred dollars. Even a cheap hotel in Windsor could run you $90 / night. Try Craigslist for short term rentals.

How much money should you bring? I'd bring about 2.5K (probably way more than enough) to cover your rent, food, transportation for one and a half months. Bring a credit card as well to cover any emergency expenses.
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:41 AM
 
Location: UAE
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Thanks a lot for your advice
Regards,
Cj
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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no comparison in cost between windsor and toronto! Windsor is much cheaper. I wouldn't stay in a hotel but more a furnished accomodation you'll save alot of money
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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Originally Posted by the_hungry_wanderer View Post
Here are some key links for you:

SIN application: Social Insurance Number

There is no fee to apply for SIN

Health card info: Settlement.org | How do I apply for a Health (OHIP) Card?

The cost of living between Windsor and Toronto is vast. If you're coming to Canada just to complete the initial documentation, Windsor would be a far cheaper option than Toronto. You should be a able to get short term in some sort of an aparment or private home for a few hundred dollars. Even a cheap hotel in Windsor could run you $90 / night. Try Craigslist for short term rentals.

How much money should you bring? I'd bring about 2.5K (probably way more than enough) to cover your rent, food, transportation for one and a half months. Bring a credit card as well to cover any emergency expenses.
Are you dazed and confused? Windsor is a lot cheaper than Toronto!
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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Are you dazed and confused? Windsor is a lot cheaper than Toronto!
That's exactly what I said in my post.
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Windsor ON
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Lots of vacant apartments in Windsor so you can find cheap rent.
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