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

Daily Life in CanadaOctober 30, 2020

Fitting in in Canada: Friends, family, and k-pop

From an interview with Ji-Young Kim.   In her home country of South Korea, Ji-Young worked in business strategy and marketing with an outdoor leadership company. She also taught Korean for a year before coming to Canada in 2017. Ji-Young shares her story of starting out in a new country, overcoming [...]

Newcomers’ guide to Halloween in Canada

In Canada, come October, you’ll start seeing houses in your neighbourhood decorated with spooky-looking objects and cut-outs, pumpkin carvings, and creepy-crawlies made of rubber. It is the time of year when grocery stores stock up on sweets and candy, and your local dollar store and the mall will have a [...]

Daily Life in CanadaOctober 13, 2020

How to improve your English and adapt to Canadian culture

Canada is a diverse nation. As per the 2016 Census, there have been over 7.5 million foreign-born individuals who have come to Canada through the immigration process, representing over one-fifth (21.9 per cent) of Canada's total population. In 2016, each of 22 immigrant mother tongues was spoken by more than [...]

Turning a working holiday into a life in Canada

From an interview with Michael Bricout, Product Manager, RBC Ventures.   Michael Bricout came to Canada in July, 2017. In his home country of France, he earned a Masters degree in Marketing and ran his own entrepreneurial venture. Michael had relatives in Quebec and had visited Canada in the past. [...]

Daily Life in CanadaFamilySeptember 23, 2020

How to dress for Canadian winter: Tips for newcomers

Canada is often referred to as a cold country or “the great white north.” During winter, many regions experience temperatures well below freezing (think -40 degrees Celsius) and snow blizzards. Wind chills are often responsible for the temperatures feeling lower than what you see on the weather app. For instance, [...]

Daily Life in CanadaSeptember 17, 2020

Buying a used car in Canada: 8 tips for first-time buyers

In Canada, depending on where you live, having a car to get around can be essential to your way of life. Generally, city centres and suburban neighbourhoods are well-connected by public transit, and you may not experience difficulties while travelling to work or going to the grocery store. However, if [...]

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