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

Daily Life in CanadaDecember 10, 2020

Holiday recipes from Arrive: Apple-Cranberry Cake

From an interview with Clemence (Clem) Leveau-Vallier.   Clem arrived in Canada in 2012 with her husband. She has worked in a variety of marketing roles in both large corporations and start-ups, both B2B and B2C. She leads Arrive’s marketing team and is passionate about helping other newcomers find success [...]

Daily Life in CanadaDecember 9, 2020

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 your [...]

Daily Life in CanadaDecember 8, 2020

Choosing between cable TV and streaming services in Canada

Cost, convenience and choice – it’s what’s driving a record number of Canadians to adopt subscription services, and in the process, cut the cable TV cord and change up their shopping habits. Streaming services let you watch video on-demand and with most providers permitting two or more simultaneous streams with [...]

Daily Life in CanadaDecember 7, 2020

A newcomer’s guide to the holiday season in Canada

With the cold weather, snow-covered trees, and festive lights all around, Canada seems like a magical place during the holiday season. Many Canadians get in the holiday mood right after Halloween by decorating their homes with Christmas trees, various festive ornaments, oversized stockings on the fireplace mantel, and festive figures [...]

Daily Life in CanadaDecember 3, 2020

Holiday recipes from Arrive: Cheese Fondue

From an interview with Quentin Verlé.   Passionate about art, music, and graphic design, Quentin is originally from Belgium. He moved to Canada in 2012 on a working holiday visa in search of new career opportunities and eventually ended up staying here and making Canada home. At Arrive, Quentin takes [...]

Daily Life in CanadaDecember 2, 2020

How to prepare for your first winter in Canada

Canada is often referred to as the great white north, and with good reason – the winters are snowy and cold. Temperatures in some cities could drop as low as -30 or -40 degrees Celsius. But don’t let this scare you. Know that life goes on as usual, even during [...]

Daily Life in CanadaNovember 18, 2020

Top TV and movie streaming services in Canada

Canadians are streaming and doing so in a big way. In 2010, Canadians watched only 30 minutes of video streaming each week. Fast forward to 2018, the average Canadian streamed an average of 3.8 hours each week. In 2020, as people stayed home during the pandemic, the popularity of streaming [...]

Daily Life in CanadaNovember 4, 2020

Top paid news subscriptions in Canada

Even saying the word newspaper feels like it doesn’t belong in this century. While there are still physical papers in circulation, the news media as a whole has finally conceded that a strong online strategy is what will keep eyeballs on its content. And while Canadians are some of the [...]

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