Articles and resources on moving to Canada with a family.

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 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 [...]

FamilyFinanceAugust 3, 2020

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP): What you should know

As a newcomer in Canada, you may have to familiarize yourself with many aspects of managing your finances and investments. Often, the information you come across may seem overwhelming and leave you feeling confused.  For those moving with family, saving for your kids’ education is often a top financial priority, [...]

English as a second language: ESL resources in Canada

Language is a major hurdle for anyone starting a new life in a new country. Newcomers arrive in Canada with varying degrees of English proficiency. Some may have studied English back home, some may be fluent English-speakers, doing business internationally, while many more arrive with little or no English. In [...]

FamilyStudyingJuly 3, 2020

The newcomer guide to schooling in Canada

As per the 2018 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) data, Canada is the most educated country in the world. To highlight the importance of education in the lives of Canadians, in 2014, Canada spent 6 per cent of GDP on education compared to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation [...]

Family health 101: What newcomers should know

Canada has a universal healthcare system that is paid for through taxes. In other words, basic healthcare services are free for Canadian citizens, and permanent residents as those costs are covered by the taxes paid. Each province and territory has its own provincial or territorial health insurance plans to facilitate [...]

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