living in downtown vancouver is the best option,as a starter you need to go to any staffing and office agency for a quick job because finding the right job is not that easy it takes time,and living in vancouver is not cheap so you need to generate income right away, and your cellphone is the one of the very first thing you need when you step in vancouver, you need, you need to phone some job and apartment for appointment, and bank account and drivers license is your last thing to do you can learn that anywhere in vancouver not a big thing to do
Do you have a visa to move to Canada? Because an HR Manager may not likely be considered a sufficiently in demand skill for Canadian immigration.As well, Vancouver is the second most expensive place to live in Canada. To buy a house, you need to have established credit in Canada at least 2 years. Actually, you generally need to for renting as well much of the time.Unemployment in Canada is very high right now and it is next to impossible to find a job, especially if you do not have and Canadian experience. Employers may accept UK or US experiene too but that is about it. If you are from any other country, see www.notcanada.com as you will likely end up in a dead end minimum wage job.
Your HR experience is going to be of little use in Canada. We have a unique set of laws about employment and unless you take additional University courses, to learn Canadian employment law, you are of little use to a employer in Canada. Each Canadian Province has it's own Employment Act, and regulations to be learned, depending on where you are working in Canada.To be a teacher, you must have at least a Bachelor's , and then you have to attend a Provincial Teacher;'s College, to get a teaching certificate. That is a two year, full time course.Unless you are from the USA, Great Britain or Japan, you will be forced to start at the beginning of the driving license testing process,. which can take up to two years to complete. It does not matter how much past driving experience you have.Rent an apartment first, to get settled, then consider buying. A real estate agent can help you find a house that you like and can afford to buy. As a new comer to Canada you will have NO credit history, so it will take a few years to be able to get a house mortgage, and you will have to put down at least 25 percent of the selling price as a down payment, to get a mortgage loan.Jim b. Toronto.
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Without more information, it's pretty hard to give you any specific instructions...1. Most neighbourhoods in and around Vancouver are clean and peaceful. If those are your only requirements, you won't have any trouble finding something.2. Once you're here, speak with a mortgage broker and real estate agent. They'll work with you, and help you figure out what you need to do.3. A driver's license will be heavily dependent on where you're coming from. In some cases, if you hold a valid driver's license, this will be sufficient to allow you to drive for the short term. Speak with ICBC about beginning to get your BC driver's license.4. A cell phone will be one of the easier things on your list. There are many cell phone providers in BC. You can see retail locations for Bell, Telus, Rogers, Virgin, and others. Some electronics stores also carry phones from multiple vendors.5. There are many banks and credit unions available to you. You will need to speak with them for the specifics regarding opening an account. Try VanCity, TD, Royal Bank (RBC) to name a few.6. You can try large job search websites like Monster and Workopolis. You can also try some recruitment agencies, not that I really recommend any. Your specific knowledge may not be applicable to Canada, however, but it's hard to say without knowing more.7. You can talk to the different regional school boards (Vancouver, Burnaby, etc...) for TA opportunities. There are also independent schools that you might be interested in working at. However, to work as a teacher you will need to be certified by the BC College of Teachers. This will likely require completing a degree or diploma in education. Although it best to check with the College if you feel you already have the correct qualifications.