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How to get a driver’s licence in Alberta

Driving in Canada can be a great way to get to know a new country. After all, there’s plenty of beautiful scenery to take in, from coast-to-coast. In order to legally drive in Canada, you’ll need a driver’s licence that is authorized by your local province or territory. For [...]

Popular holiday markets and winter festivals in Canada

The holiday season is a time to spend with friends and family, enjoy winter activities, and relish good food. Winter festivals and Christmas/winter markets are a popular attraction in Canada during the holidays. Most markets open in November and run through December, providing a huge window for you and [...]

Starting a new life and making Canada home

From an interview with Zhenya Fedorenko Zhenya left Ukraine in March 2022, shortly after the war began, with a plan to move to Canada with her two young daughters. They were among the first Ukrainians to arrive in Canada through the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. Because [...]

A newcomer’s guide to retail shopping in Canada

As a newcomer, an important part of settling into your new life in Canada is creating a sense of comfort and familiarity in your home and surroundings—whether through furnishings, cuisine, clothing, or household goods. That said, newcomers often have tight budgets during their initial months. Knowing which stores you [...]

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