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Welcome to Your New Adventure in Victoria!

If you're on the verge of moving to Victoria, we understand it can be a mix of excitement and nerves, especially if you're coming from afar.

At VIATEC, we're here not just to guide you but to reassure you every step of the way. Let's walk through this together with a simple, calming checklist to ease your transition to our beautiful city.

1. Preparing for Your Move:

  • Job searching? It's great to have one lined up, but many find opportunities after arriving too. Check out our job board!
  • If you are coming with working skills, checkout ICA for career paths for skilled immigrants
  • Visa requirements can seem daunting, but they're manageable, especially with help from local experts.
  • Finding a home can be a fun exploration of options, from welcoming apartments to temporary stays. Facebook groups are a great way to find affordable housing options.
  • For those with children, starting early on childcare waitlists is a wise move.
  • Remember to tie up loose ends at your current place - ending your lease, organizing deposits, and canceling utilities.

2. Online Essentials:

3. Your First Day in Victoria:

4. Settling in During Your First Week:

  • Exchanging your driver’s license for a local one is a common task we can assist with.
  • Registering your vehicle and sorting out insurance is part of making Victoria your new home.
  • If you have children, we can guide you through the process of school registration.

5. Getting Comfortable in Your First Month:

  • Socializing and meeting new people can be a gentle and enjoyable process. Check out the VIATEC events page!
  • We'll help you navigate local services, from healthcare to utilities, making these tasks less overwhelming.

6. Embracing Victoria in Your First Year:

7. Important Documents to Remember:

  • Ensuring you have all your essential documents like passports and driving records is important for a smooth transition.

Moving to a new city, especially from another country, can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be.

At VIATEC, we’re committed to supporting you with a gentle and understanding approach.

Welcome to your new home!

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