Immigration to Canada. Living and working in Toronto, Canada - Guide for Skilled Workers - Job search, Help for Immigrants
Immigration to Canada. Living and working in Toronto, Canada - Guide for Skilled Workers - Job search, Help for Immigrants
Immigration to Canada. Living and working in Toronto, Canada - Guide for Skilled Workers - Job search, Help for Immigrants
Immigration to Canada. Living and working in Toronto, Canada - Guide for Skilled Workers - Job search, Help for Immigrants

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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION & MAPS

 IN TORONTO & ONTARIO 

  

RECOMMENDATION: To start your normal life in any city in Canada, one of the first thing to do is to get familiar with maps of the province, city and the area where you live. You can buy maps in gas stations (pump stations), convenieces, chain stores and  in many supermarkets (Walmart, Canadian Tire, Home Depot, etc).

 

Maps are indispensable to find addresses in this country. In Canadian cities, every street has a specific name, i.e.Yonge Street. Ofen there may be several streets with the same name (Yonge) but of a different denomination, such as Avenue, Crescent, Road, Boulevard, Circle, Drive, Trail, Court, Lane, Grove, Shore, Route, Way, Gate, Path, Court, Place, Line,Heights, Parway, Circle, Terrace, etc. Thus, Yonge Street (St) is a different place from Yonge Avenue (Av) or Yonge Road (Rd).

 

Once you are in your new home, you must get a map of the public transportation service in the city where you are living. They are free of charge and can be obtained in transportation stations.

 

All the main cities in Ontario have public transportation services by bus, streetcars or train. There are also some trains connecting cities, or different points within the same city.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN TORONTO

 

The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) is the only company encharged to offers public transportation services in Toronto. The TTC has the following systems:

 

-          Buses

-          Streetcars  (electric buses moving on rails)

-          Subway (underground trains).

 

 Immigration to Canada. Living and working in Toronto, Canada - Guide for Skilled Workers - Job search, Help for Immigrants

 

 To use the public transportation service, you can pay cash for every ticket. In this case you should have the exact amount of money to pay, and deposit it in a transparent box before the driver if you get on the bus in a station, or before the attendant in the station, if you are to pay in a cash register machine, to enter the TTC in Toronto.

 

If you are to use the public transportation often, it would be a good idea to buy several tickets (pre-printed cardboard), tokens (special coins to register at the entrance) or daily / monthly passes. Passes are cards which allow the passenger to use the transportation system an unlimited number of times for some days or a whole month.

 

Tickets, tokens and monthly passes are purchased in any TTC station or in some specific shops.

 

To get information about the TTC use the following link:

 

 

http://www.toronto.ca/ttc/index.htm

 

 

NOTE: The most economical way of using the public transportation system often is purchasing a monthly pass (metro pass), which allows for using the service as many time as you need, for a fixed weekly or monthly price.

 

 Immigration to Canada. Living and working legally in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Guide for Skilled Workers - Job search, Help for Immigrants

 

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will operate eleven routes in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with a total length of 305.8Km. They are generally located in the downtown near the waterfront of the lake of Toronto. Many of the steel rails of these routes have been there for more than 100 years. The street cars are moved with electricity and share the streets and traffic with normal vehicles.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT

 

There is a great difference between the public transportation in Canada (sometimes just used by a small part of the population) and many countries, where it is used by most people. Study thoroughly the organisation of the local transportation system, schedule, itineraries, routes, etc. to learn to use it correctly and arrive in time when necessary. Check the itineraries you can take in your area, and make sure there will be available transportation at the time you need it. Buses, for example, which will take you to industrial areas where you will most probably have job interviews, may just work in the first hours in the morning and then a couple of hours in the afternoon. If you make an appointment for a job interview in a distant place at a different time and have no other means of transportation, it will very difficult for you to get to the place and then lose your job opportunity. Besides, check if you should pay any additional charges for the area you have to go to (which applies in Toronto if you go to the North of Steeles).

 

 

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