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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 [...]

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 [...]