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TOP APPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN CANADA

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Top 10 Apps for international students in Canada

Studying in a new country might get challenging and overwhelming for the international students especially if they are new. Let us thank the apps as they make our life much easier and simpler. If you are an international student in Canada, then you must have all these apps installed in your phone at all points in time as they are your best guides and tools that help you make your stay or student journey super comfortable!  

Transit App

Also known as a trip planner, this is a must have app on your phone. You can view the timings of the bus, the bay they will arrive at etc. Citymapper is also used for the same purpose in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal! These apps are the best guide for complete A to B trip planning with estimated time of arrivals like bus, rail, ferry, bike share, Car2Go, Uber, and more makes it a complete package. 

Google Maps

Locate yourself on the go so you don’t get lost on your way! Yes, being an international student, it takes time to get familiar with the transportation system in the new country and one may get confused as there is a lot to absorb. Google Maps is a must have, as it will save your time and will guide you by displaying accurate maps of where you are and what destination you are heading to. It also shows 360° interactive panoramic views of streets, real-time traffic conditions and it your ultimate route planning guide. 

Kijiji

Kijiji is a Canadian online classified advertising website that also has an app. You can find accommodation or sell or buy second-hand stuff through this App on the go. It is quite useful for the new international students who usually have a hard time finding suitable accommodations or part-time jobs for them. You can also find second hand cars on Kijiji.

Students Price Card or SPC

SPC offers student pricing and provides discounts, contests and special limited time offers on items for activities, fashion, food, and even services such as car repairs, booking flights or cell phone plans at participating retailers across Canada. They also have an app for it which makes it convenient for the students to scan for discounts while shopping outdoors. Make SPC App your best friend and save those extra bucks!

All you need to have an account at CIBC and be 13 years or older. SPC+ is an exclusive free membership for eligible students. SPC+ members get access to heavy discounts, exclusive contests plus ALL the regular SPC member perks. 

Split wise

International students usually stay with their friends and share expenses for the common utilities. This app helps one to split their bills with friends so that they don’t have to pay the full amount. If you are also staying with your friends, then you must install this app.

Apple Wallet or Google Wallet

This app allows you to keep all your cards securely in the Wallet app and you can scan them to make any payment. Cards may include your credit and debit cards, transit cards, etc. all in one place. If you are using an iPhone then you can even connect it with your Apple Watch and make payments on the go! Google Wallet works the same way and is for android users.

Indeed, or LinkedIn

Indeed and LinkedIn are job searching digital platforms so if you want to find a part-time job for yourself, then you can keep on searching for your favourite jobs on this app. LinkedIn also helps you make new connections and assists you in networking. Downloading these apps would assist you in searching for part-time jobs or networking on the go!

Presto

The Presto card is a contactless reloadable smart card used for public transit in the province of Ontario, Canada, specifically in Greater Toronto, Hamilton, and Ottawa. If you are a student living in GTA, then this is a must-have app for you!

Remitly

Through this App, you can easily send money to your loved ones back home with great exchange rates and low fees. It is an affordable option to transfer funds to your loved ones abroad.

UberEats/Skipthedishes/Doordash/Boost/Dishpal

If you want to order food from outside, then these are the best apps for you! You can easily order your favourite food on the click of a button.

Make sure to download all these Apps and make your life easier in Canada.

Hope you found this article useful. Share this valuable information with your friends as much as possible so that all the students can benefit from it.

Source: Transit App Google Maps Kijiji Student Price Card Remitly Splitwise Wallet Indeed LinkedIn Presto UberEats 

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