Buying a home in Canada and establishing roots is a dream that many newcomers have. And buying a home is one of the largest purchases that most people will make in their lifetime. So before you consider buying your first home in Canada, it’s best to learn the essentials of home buying.
  • What to know about buying versus renting a home
  • How to decide if homeownership is right for you
  • How to start your home buying journey in Canada
  • What you need to know about home buying in Canada: an overview of how mortgages work
  • Costs to buy a house
  • How to get the best mortgage rates
  • Benefits of working with a Home Financing Advisor as a first-time home buyer in Canada.
Home Financing Advisor, Scotiabank
Before moving to Canada from India, Gurjeet had 14 years of experience working in retail and commercial banking. He has worked with top financial institutions including HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Axis Bank. Currently, Gurjeet is a Home Financing Advisor with Scotiabank, and brings extensive knowledge of how to navigate buying and financing a home in Canada.
Managing Partner, Prepare For Canada
David graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honours degree in business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He has enjoyed a successful career with progressive responsibilities in sales and marketing roles at Nestle, Pepsi-Cola Canada, Canwest Global Communications Corp., and Torstar.

At Nestle, Canwest, and Torstar he oversaw new product development and launches of both traditional consumer packaged goods products and media properties. While Director of Business Development for the Star Media Group (a division of Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd.) David was responsible for the acquisition of Canadian Immigrant magazine.

His role as associate publisher of Canadian Immigrant magazine entrenched him as a leader in marketing to prospective and new Canadians. This experience has given him an in-depth understanding and respect for the immigrant experience.

David was instrumental in the launch of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. This people’s choice award uncovers and celebrates the untold stories and achievements of outstanding Canadian immigrants from all walks of life.

David also played an instrumental role in the creation and successful launch of Champions of Change. This national program celebrates Canadians’ domestic and international volunteerism – produced by CBC news in association with Outpost magazine and sponsored by Manulife Financial.

David is active in the community and has given considerable time to help organizations such as Frontier College, the Canadian Film Centre, the Toronto PWA Friends for Life Bike Rally, and the Internationally Educated Professionals Conference.
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