Don’t worry about finding accommodation and transport when you land, we take care of this for you. Once you are settled in, we are able to help you navigate and understand the Canadian “way” of what works and share tips and tricks that help you make Canada a new home in no time!
HOW WE CAN HELP
We are able to collect you at the airport, taking care of the stresses of not renting a car, driving on the right side of the road and taking care of all the baggage. Our 3 bedroom home is available for exclusive use and is equipped with free wifi.
Whilst you settle in comfortably, we are able to assist you with transportation, house hunting services, obtaining a sim card, take you through the process of how to open a bank account and how to navigate public transport. We are able to take you on sight-seeing trips. A place where strangers become friends.
Including: House hunting and sending videos to you, introducing you to realtors, assistance in finding a vehicle, document courier assistance, pre-school and school scoping, etc.
AIRPORT PICK UP AND DROP OFF
We pick you up from the airport and drop you off at your accommodation. If you don’t stay with us, we can get you to your destination in Toronto.
Exclusive use of 3 bedroom home or private room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.
ASSISTANCE OBTAINING A SIM CARD
We will take you to get a sim card from the provider of your choice. We can explain the popular (and recommended) providers and how mobile packages differ from other countries.
HOUSE HUNTING SERVICES
We will introduce you to reliable realtors and drive you around to find more permanent accommodation.
We will drive you around to run errands. For example, applying for OHIP, drivers test, SIN numbers, opening a bank account, etc.
AD-HOC BABYSITTING SERVICES
We will babysit your children while you are running errands. For example, opening a bank account, writing your drivers test, etc
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT
We will show you how the public transportation system works.
INTERNET & WIFI
Unlimited internet & wifi available to all guests.
CUSTOM SERVICES ON REQUEST
We will consider custom requests for services on a case-by-case basis. We have hosted many couples, families and individuals. We want your stay to be comfortable and will do our utmost to ensure your stay is a memorable one!
We can help you make your landing easy - Reach out to us
Advice on what electronics to bring, the voltage difference between Canada and South Africa and why certain appliances are necessary.
The last episode was about the lion at Harties. While I was writing that, I also remembered another event where a lion took centre stage. It took place at a time when we were working at Arusha, in Tanzania. Steve was flying our King Air E-90 and I was in the right-hand seat. After we took off and set course for Hemingways at Watamu, Kenya, I could relax and check my telex messages. (No e-mail in those days).
One of our directory members, Tamsyn provides us with information on how to tackle our skincare in the Canadian climate.
The final part of a series that helps LinkedIn users update their profiles and become more recruitable.
The third part of a series that helps South African LinkedIn users update their profiles and become more recruitable in Canada.
The second instalment of Claire’s personal emigration story and why it is so important to know why you’re moving to Canada.
After moving to Canada, we often get somewhat strange questions about life in ‘Africa.’ Recently, we were at a barbeque in our Port Moody neighborhood. The conversation reminded me of how foreigners see Africa and South Africa. That was when I remembered an incident one evening some years ago.