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Daily Life in CanadaFebruary 22, 2021

Vancouver neighbourhoods guide for newcomers

Once described as “Manhattan with mountains,” Vancouver, located in British Columbia, is a popular choice for newcomers to Canada. With some of the mildest weather in Canada, postcard-perfect views, and vibrant downtown core, it’s no wonder. Here is what you need to know if you’re planning to settle in Vancouver.  [...]

Daily Life in CanadaFebruary 17, 2021

Edmonton neighbourhoods guide for newcomers

Moving to Edmonton may not seem like the most obvious choice for newcomers starting a new life in Canada. However, there are many reasons why this city should be on your radar. Not only does Edmonton have the largest urban greenbelt in North America, but it’s also known as the [...]

Daily Life in CanadaFebruary 16, 2021

Ottawa area neighbourhoods guide for newcomers

Ottawa is Canada’s national capital and has some of the country’s best attractions, green spaces, nature getaways right on its doorstep. Here is what you need to know about living in Ottawa and some of the best neighbourhoods to explore.  Ottawa  The city was originally named Bytown and founded in [...]

Daily Life in CanadaFebruary 15, 2021

Calgary neighbourhoods guide for newcomers

As the centre of Canada’s oil and gas industry, Calgary, Alberta is a draw for newcomers from around-the-world. With its quality of life and warm community feel, this city has a lot to offer individuals and families looking to settle in Canada. Here is what you need to know about [...]

Daily Life in CanadaFebruary 10, 2021

Montreal neighbourhoods guide for newcomers 

The cosmopolitan city of Montreal, Quebec, was established in 1642 on an island in the Saint Lawrence River. It is the second-most populous city in Canada and home to world-class cultural events and restaurants. If you’re planning to settle in Montreal, here is what you need to know. Montreal Named [...]

Daily Life in CanadaFebruary 8, 2021

Greater Toronto Area (GTA) suburbs guide for newcomers

As Canada’s most populous metropolitan area, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is an obvious choice for newcomers who settle in Canada. It’s not only a hub for business and finance, but the GTA is home to communities from around-the-world. In fact, Toronto and its surrounding areas are known for their [...]

Daily Life in CanadaFebruary 8, 2021

Toronto neighbourhoods guide for newcomers

As Canada’s largest city, Toronto, Ontario, is a popular choice for newcomers to Canada. And there’s plenty of reasons to settle here. It’s home to world-class restaurants, bars, and cultural events and is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Toronto is a patchwork of neighbourhoods, and it [...]

Embracing life in Canada, harsh winters and all

From an interview with Carla Salazar.   Carla and her husband lived in Lima, Peru. Carla was born and raised there; her husband is Canadian. After living there for seventeen years, he wanted to return to Canada, and Carla thought it would be for a year, maybe two at most. [...]