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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 [...]