Before you can enter Canada, you MUST have applied for and been granted, a VISA, by the Government of Canada, as either a temp worker, student, or Permanent Resident.Are you sure that you want to BUY an apartment? Not RENT one ? Buying an apartment in Ottawa will cost a lot of money, more than 100 thousand dollars, for even a basic apartment unit. On the other hand renting by the month will cost about 1,000 dollars a month.Don't plan on being able to borrow monry in Canada, to buy that apartment, as no bank will lend you money, as a newcomer to Canada. You won't qualify for a mortgage.Jim bToronto.