I completed my soft landing in August 2019 last year. I was not able to open a credit card account due to lack of time. I was planning to move to Canada in April 2020 but had to cancel those plans due to the pandemic. Planning to move in early 2021 now.
I asked RBC this week and they said that they cannot issue the newcomer credit card to me since it has already been more than 1 year since soft landing. And for any other credit card I need atleast 2 paystubs in Canada along with presence in Canada.
Is there a way I can apply for a canadian credit card from USA so that I have some credit history when I arrive in Canada in 2021 ?
If there is no credit history, is it possible to get apartments for rent? Does US credit history work for rentals?
I have a very good credit history in USA. Can it be transferred?
I have a small baby who will be moving to Canada. So need to make sure the transition is smooth, especially for getting good rental apartments.
Please let me know your opinion.