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

How to apply for Canadian citizenship

Many immigrants who move to Canada as permanent residents, students, temporary foreign workers, or refugees eventually become citizens. Canada has one of the highest immigrant citizenship rates among major Western countries.  As a newcomer to Canada, you may have questions about becoming a Canadian citizen. In this article, we’ll explore [...]

Twenty-one newcomer tips for 2021

To say the year 2020 has been difficult would be an understatement. COVID-19 changed everything for virtually everyone. The way we work, the way we communicate, and the way we live have all been turned upside down. Many newcomers landed in Canada at a time when finding a job or [...]

Bringing your culture to life in Canada

From an interview with Lan Nguyen.   Eighteen years ago, Lan Nguyen was attending Hanoi-Amsterdam high school in Hanoi, Vietnam. She is an only child and had no intention of leaving her family, her home and the life she knew. One day her parents announced that she would be going [...]

Daily Life in CanadaDecember 22, 2020

Holiday recipes from Arrive: Irish-Canadian Cream

From an interview with Dermot O’Brien.   Dermot’s parents emigrated from Ireland and he’s thankful they chose to come to Canada to raise their five sons. Dermot is a creative writer with RBC Ventures and enjoys bringing the Arrive message to life through ad campaigns and newcomer success stories. [...]

Daily Life in CanadaDecember 17, 2020

Holiday recipes from Arrive: Chicken Congee (Jook)

From an interview with Siang Khor.   Siang immigrated to Canada more than a decade ago. He pursued his dream in computer engineering at the University of Toronto. Today, he works as a Tech Lead at Arrive. As part of his role, he collaborates with different stakeholders across the organization [...]

Daily Life in CanadaDecember 14, 2020

Top 10 winter activities to explore in Canada

As a newcomer in Canada, you’ve probably researched, read, and heard stories about Canadian winters – which, in their signature style, are known to be long and very chilly. The cold and dark weather can be very depressing and even trigger homesickness. Staying indoors without much physical activity is one [...]

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