Canada Shopping Recommendations
The initial information and services to start an overseas travel or shopping trip can be provided by travel agencies or
airlines and should include health insurance
and emergency services.
We suggest lots of research using publications, travel guides, travel books, travellor experiences, talk to friends
who have already travelled to where you want to go, internet sources - websites, blogs and newsletters.
When planning your trip to Canada or the USA students have to consider the weather. Students
may have to shop for winter clothes
if they are staying in late fall or during the cold winter months.
To pre-plan your Canadian accommodation there are a wide variety of choices:
boarding residences, furnished Apartments, B & B's,
hotels, flat rentals or
longer term purchasing real estate.
To pre-plan your local transportation from the airport there are a variety of options and choices: taxi and
limousine services, airport buses, or public transportation.
For on-going local transportation there are
car leases or for longer term use - purchase a car. Many visitors buy monthly passes and use the public
transportation systems to travel everywhere. You can even buy a bicycle and get around faster and
cheaper in many of the cities.
For the out of town locations many students will rent a car and travel together. Most car rental agencies will
rent to students or visitors over age 23 with an international driving license. There are many student and group
van and bus tour companies that offer inexpensive travel and group discounts.
To pre-plan your Canadian financial services with: travelers cheques, banking services,
bank accounts with debit cards and
To pre-plan your Canadian telephone with
local phone services,
long distance phone services,
long distance phone cards, cell phones
and fixed or wireless internet service providers. Most students or visitors with family able to use computers
and internet programs can use VOIP and SKYPE for live video chats computer to computer.
To pre-plan your computer needs with tablets, desktops or
laptop computers and mobile internet phone devices.
There are basic ISP internet connection formats dial-up or high speed DSL or fibre, and hard wire or wire-less.
Link to view some internet service providers.
To pre-plan your study supplies with: school supplies, electronic dictionary and
translator, text books, reading books, book stores, magazines, newspapers and online
To pre-plan your meals you will need food. In Canada there are grocery stores, specialty food stores,
restaurants, take out and food delivery available. You can
budget your time and food and plan your meals with lots of options.
You can supplement your healthy lifestyle with personal trainers and health consultants, dieticians, exercise coaches,
fitness and health clubs.
To pre-plan your Canadian shopping with locations of discount outlet malls, shopping malls, and specialty stores.
There is extensive catalogue and online internet shopping, coupons and online group buying programs. If you are
a student and qualify for one of the many international student discount cards there are lists of available
product and service discounts.
To pre-plan your entertainment and visits with lists of tourist attractions, professional
sports teams, festivals, celebrations, performing arts, dance and night clubs, radio, TV and cable, tours, cruises
and study tours.
To stay longer in Canada you may want to consult with
immigration lawyers, investment in Canada entrepreneur programs, USA business immigration
programs, business development program consultants, Business immigration programs,
business lawyers, tax lawyers, retirement lawyers, retirement consultants, IRA, Roth
IRA, RSP, RRSP and RESP advisors.
We will publish consumer information and shopping recommendations based on site
inspections, research, analysis, expert evaluations and industry comparisons. We will
try to establish a fair and open criteria from the consumer point of view.
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