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

Daily Life in CanadaFamilySeptember 10, 2020

Child care in Canada: Types, cost, and tips for newcomers

Moving to Canada and starting a new life is exciting! If you’re a newcomer with kids, child care is probably at the top of your mind. The desire to balance cost, service quality, convenience, and availability can, at times, make finding an appropriate child care arrangement challenging, especially for newcomer [...]

How to buy your first home in Canada

Newcomers often dream of buying a home in Canada someday. Property purchase requires a large financial commitment and the willingness to take on the responsibilities of a homeowner. In Mortgages 101: How to finance your first home in Canada, we outlined the details of financing your first home. In this [...]

Tips to improve your IELTS score

All newcomers to Canada must demonstrate their language proficiency in at least one of Canada’s official languages (English or French) by using one of the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) approved language tests for immigration, work, or study.  What is the IELTS? To demonstrate proficiency in English language, the [...]

Daily Life in CanadaAugust 17, 2020

English language tests in Canada: Everything you should know

Canada has two official languages – English and French. Newcomers to Canada are required to prove their English or French proficiency by taking a language proficiency test approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This is to ensure that any newcomer in Canada will be able to communicate and [...]

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