COVID-19

Best Travel Destinations near Vancouver

As far as vacation opportunities go, the great province of British Columbia is absolutely brimming with choices. This summer, of course, given current circumstances, Vancouverites, British Columbians and out-of-province visitors alike have been enthusiastically appreciating our varied landscapes and attractions even more.  Whether you’re looking to get out of your pandemic isolation for a day of socially-distanced excursions, or hoping to enjoy a longer vacation experience, we’ve put together a list of ...

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Immigrating to Canada during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Guide for Immigration to Canada during COVID-19 Immigration, or simply moving abroad for a while, is a daunting process at the best of times. Now, the challenges of immigrating to Canada during COVID-19 are multiplied. However, chances are, for many of you, the wheels to move to Canada were set in motion prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below we've provided some key information and the latest updates regarding ...

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Renting During COVID-19: A Renter’s Journey

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we conduct almost all aspects of our everyday life has changed. New protocols around socializing and sanitizing have re-shaped the way we work, shop, visit friends, and secure a rental. We reached out to a liv.rent tenant, Rosemarie Delos Santos to ask her a few questions about her rental experience during the pandemic. Jump ahead to her experience: Finding a Rental During COVID-19 Rental Communication During ...

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Everything You Need To Know About Phase 3 BC Restart Plan

As British Columbia’s COVID transmission rates and deaths continue to lessen, the government has announced a Restart Plan which outlines how the province will gradually open up while ensuring the number of new cases continues to remain low. Unlike many other provinces that imposed strict lockdown policies, here in BC a broad range of services deemed ‘essential’, as well as other businesses that were able to operate safely,  were allowed to ...

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Renting During COVID-19: Finding a Roommate

The COVID-19 situation is fluid, evolving daily and pushing us to make adjustments in our lives as we prepare for the next phase of re-opening and adapting to new lifestyles. Many are rethinking their living situations, and that can often mean finding a new roommate to share your home. In terms of student housing in particular, many uncertainties remain; as quarantine began, some students left empty rooms behind to return home ...

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Tips for Moving During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite the B.C. Health Authority’s loosening of some COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, it is definitely not business as usual for most business sectors in the province including the real estate and rental markets. For the foreseeable future, finding a place to rent will be a very different exercise than it was a few months ago. Thankfully, in terms of payments, many provinces, alongside our federal government are offering some relief to ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Canada – Support For Landlords

[LAST UPDATED: July 20, 2020] The federal and provincial governments continue to take major steps in ensuring that individuals, small businesses, and landlords can navigate and survive this global pandemic. As programs are still being formulated and rolled out, we've put together a list of resources for landlords. Click on the specific topic, province, or territory below to learn more: Table of Contents COVID-19 Federal Support For Landlords COVID-19 Provincial Support For Landlords Jump to: ...

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Social Distancing: Do’s and Don’ts

We are reluctant to call this the ‘new normal’ as nothing about current social distancing mandates, feels normal. We are being asked to modify our behaviour in a number of ways in order to adhere to the guidelines set forth by our trusted public health officials.  As part of our Information through Illustration series, we're helping make sense of the do’s and don’t of social distancing below with digestible illustrations. ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rent Relief Canada

[LAST UPDATED: July 20, 2020] Coronavirus Rent Relief Support - By Province and Territory In addition to extensive federal initiatives outlined in Canada's Economic Response Plan, each Canadian province and territory has made efforts to put forward measures surrounding rent relief, rent freeze, eviction bans and more to protect Canadian renters. Below we’ve provided links to key resources to help renters better understand the different rent relief initiatives offered by each province ...

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What’s the difference between quarantine, self-isolation and social distancing?

By now we have all heard the words "quarantine", "self-isolation", and "social distancing" multiple times across various news and social media platforms. While these terms are all quite similar to each other, it's important to know the distinction for each term, and what guidelines you should, therefore, be following. Table of Contents Jump to tips and guidelines for: Social Distancing Quarantine Self-isolation .myDivDownload { background-color: #FFF2E7; text-align: center; ...

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