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

Daily Life in CanadaAugust 12, 2021

Public Libraries as a Resource for Newcomers in Canada

Public libraries in Canada offer much more than just books to borrow. They are a space where community members can learn new skills to prepare for the Canadian job market, access important resources, and share a love of reading.  For newcomers to Canada, libraries are not only a rich source [...]

When opportunity knocks: creating a new life in Canada

From an interview with Nilson Junior, Senior Growth Marketing Manager, RBC Ventures. Nilson Junior is Senior Growth Marketing Manager with Ownr, an RBC Venture dedicated to helping entrepreneurs in Canada start, manage, and grow their business. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising and Marketing from the [...]

Moving to Canada as an international student during COVID: What to prepare

Last updated: July 30, 2021   The Canadian government is continually revising travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for people entering the country. The current amended travel restrictions for international students allow new and returning international students to enter Canada if their Designated Learning Institution (DLI) has an approved COVID-19 readiness [...]

Back-to-school tips for newcomers to Canada

Each fall, going back to school is both an exciting and stressful time for children. This year brings some additional challenges. The pandemic has changed the way education is delivered in Canada, and there are still many uncertainties about how this school year will unfold. As a newcomer, it can [...]

What it really means to own a home in Canada

Purchasing your first home is a big step, so it’s important to learn as much as possible about homeownership before you start your search. There are numerous advantages to owning a property, but there are also many responsibilities and extra costs that come with the purchase. Here’s a breakdown of [...]

Adapting to Life in Canada: Culture and Goals

From an interview with Yenyu Lai. After graduating from university in Taiwan with a major in music, Yenyu Lai went into the music industry as a recording engineer and composed music for television and commercials. The post-production field was highly stressful, so after several years, she took the opportunity to [...]

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