Are you planning to move to Winnipeg?
Winnipeg is the capital city of Manitoba and also one of the most flourishing cities. It is home to more than half of Manitoba’s populace. The place is also known for its research and development center, implying that there is a lot of scope of employment. In terms of housing, it has reasonable rates as compared to other places in Canada.
Just like with other places, you must know of the various things you have to do before moving to Winnipeg. Check the step by step guide:
The first thing you must do before moving to Winnipeg is to decide if you want to use moving services or do it all by yourself. However, if the former is your pick, do book your date in advance. You cannot leave this work for the last minute. The best strategy is to look around for different movers and compare their quotes and services (read reviews online).
Plan, Plan and Plan Ahead
Keep everything aside when you know you will need them after you move to Winnipeg. It is vital as when you arrive at that place; your belongings would still be in the packed state and difficult to get to. Unpacking will undoubtedly take some time. Therefore, it is but an intelligent step to keep the essentials aside, such as toiletries, extra pair of clothes for a few days till the things get settled.
It is vital that you switch your services before moving. It includes internet, cable, electricity, sewage, trash pickup, among others. You should contact the companies beforehand to get your services switched to the new address. It ensures that you have everything ready before you reach the new place.
Change the Address
It is a critical step. You must do it at the local post office or online via the Canada Post website. Besides this, you can switch multiple utility addresses via Manitoba Address Change website. These tasks must be completed 4-6 weeks ahead of the move as some time is required to forward the mails to the new address.
The following guide is for those coming from a distant land:
You must change the addresses officially. Create a list of addresses you are required to change and shut down the accounts you need to.
Apply for License
You must apply for a license. Contact an Autopac agent at the Manitoba Public Insurance.
Cell Phone Number
If you are an immigrant, you are required to apply for a local cell phone plan. Most widely popular cell phone carriers include Bell, Rogers besides others. Again compare offers.
Popular internet services include Shaw, TELUS, and more. Compare offers before taking a plan.
There are plenty of employment opportunities in Winnipeg. The chances are of finding a job of your choice in Winnipeg is high. Check Government-funded training and careers to pick the best for you. Also, it will help you make the best choice.
The immigrants are also required to get their currency exchanged. This can be done at the Winnipeg Currency Exchange.