Articles and resources on daily life in Canada and what to expect when arriving in Canada as a newcomer.

Back-to-school tips for newcomers to Canada

Each fall, going back to school is both an exciting and stressful time for children. As a newcomer, it can be overwhelming to navigate a new school system at the best of times, let alone during amidst the ongoing certainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the situation improving, most [...]

Arriving at Toronto Pearson Airport as a newcomer

After months of preparation and immigration paperwork, arriving in Canada is a dream come true for most newcomers. But this is just the beginning, and some of your settling-in processes start right at the airport. If you’re landing in Toronto directly, your flight will likely arrive at the Lester B. [...]

Summer activities for newcomer children in Canada

​​Summer in Canada brings an array of fun activities for newcomer children to experience during their well-deserved break from school. From summer camps to picnics at the park, playing sports to visiting attractions, with a little planning, you can ensure your children enjoy summer days packed with fun, friends and [...]

Daily Life in CanadaJune 17, 2022

Arrive salutes newcomer dads: Jimmy Hysi

From an interview between Miri Hysi, Senior Product Manager at Arrive, and his dad, Jimmy Hysi. In Albania, Jimmy Hysi studied kinesiology and played competitive volleyball at university where he eventually became a teacher and coach. During periods of civil unrest, Jimmy traveled to neighbouring countries as a seasonal migrant [...]

Living in Halifax, Nova Scotia as a newcomer to Canada

Choosing a city to settle in is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a newcomer moving to Canada. Newcomers are often attracted to major cities since they offer a good quality of life, established job markets, cultural diversity, and inclusive environments. Halifax, Nova Scotia checks all these [...]

Living in Winnipeg, Manitoba as a newcomer to Canada

Planning your move to Canada requires tremendous preparation, and choosing a city to settle in is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. With the sixth-highest population in Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba may be on your list of potential places to live in. Winnipeg offers many benefits of metropolitan living, [...]

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