Money and banking
Adjusting to Alberta's money and banking system will be an important part of smoothly transitioning to life in Canada.
When you arrive, you will want to gain a good understanding of Canadian currency, as well as look into opening a bank account.
You should also understand all of your options for paying for purchases and paying for bills. If you need to make a purchase that you cannot pay for in full, you may want to look into obtaining credit.
Finally, it is important that you understand the different forms of taxes that you will be required to pay.
Welcome to Alberta: A Consumer's Guide for Newcomers is a publication that will help you understand how to purchase goods and services in Alberta, and also contains information about your rights as a consumer.
Understand Canadian currency and find out how to calculate current conversion rates.
Opening a bank account
Find out how to safely put your money into an Alberta bank.
Paying for purchases
Read about the methods that Albertans use when paying for goods and services.
Explore the different ways that you can pay your bills.
Find out how you can build and establish good credit in Alberta, apply for a mortgage, or obtain a student loan.
Learn about paying income tax, sales tax, and property tax in Alberta.
Doctors, clinics and hospitals
Look here for information about Alberta's health care system, with links to help you find services.
Alberta Newcomer Information
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Date Updated: Fri, 17 May 2013 09:28:07