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Tips for International Students after arriving in Canada

1.Register for Fall/Winter using U my.calgary account

2.Collect you ID card from University: collect your uCalgary Id from mac-wan centre.

3.Contact with your supervisor. You should take $10 with you to get the keys of your lab.

4.Buy Bus ticket book of 10 for $25. You will receive bus pass from September.

Opening a Bank account:
1.Open an account (checking/savings) with a Bank (BMO and TD will be good choice) . Make some initial deposit that you have brought with you. They will provide you a Debit card.

2.If you need a Master Card you can apply for that. If you are not a Permanent Resident of Canada most of the time they will only provide you secured credit card. Secured Credit Card means they will held some money as security and will give you a credit limit. For example they will held CAD 625 and provide you a credit limit of CAD 500. If you choose the SPC Master card specially for students you do not have to pay any annual fee for the service :-).

3.It is always a good idea to request them to setup your online account so that you can access your account via internet. It really helps in paying bills and transferring money between accounts.You can convert the USD to CAD in the bank if you like and can withdraw some cash in CAD.

Get you SIN

Apply for Canadian Government issued ID Card

Health Insurance

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