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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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