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

Moving to Canada from China: Embrace the unknown

From an interview with Xiaolun (Lucy) Zhang.   Xiaolun (Lucy) Zhang came to Canada with her mother to visit a family friend in Vancouver in 2011, and that friend suggested Xiaolun should come to Vancouver to study. When they returned to Beijing, Xiaolun and her parents began researching international studies [...]

10 tips to adapt to life in Canada

As a newcomer experiencing Canada for the first time, there may be some cultural differences you’re not familiar with. Adjusting to a new environment and culture can be difficult if you have no idea what to expect. In this article, we will share a few tips, resources and advice that [...]

Tipping in Canada: Things to know as a newcomer

Canada, like many other countries, has a prominent tipping culture. Tipping (also called, leaving gratuity) when receiving any services tells the staff how good you thought their service was.  Even if you’re familiar with the practice of tipping, different countries have their own standards for gratuity. That’s why as a [...]

Phone and internet providers in Canada

As a newcomer, having a phone plan and internet service is essential to getting set up during your initial days in Canada. A basic understanding of various telecom providers and their service offerings can help you make an informed decision while choosing your first Canadian phone connection or home internet [...]

Daily Life in CanadaApril 26, 2021

How to get a driver’s licence in Nova Scotia

Driving in Canada can be a great way to get to know a new country. After all, there’s plenty of beautiful scenery to take in, from coast-to-coast. In order to legally drive in Canada, you’ll need a driver’s licence that is authorized by your local province or territory. For newcomers [...]

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