Daily Life in CanadaOctober 13, 2020

How to improve your English and adapt to Canadian culture

Canada is a diverse nation. As per the 2016 Census, there have been over 7.5 million foreign-born individuals who have come to Canada through the immigration process, representing over one-fifth (21.9 per cent) of Canada's total population. In 2016, each of 22 immigrant mother tongues was spoken by more than [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

HousingStudyingAugust 11, 2020

How to find student accommodation in Canada

Securing housing for your arrival at university is generally at the top of every international student’s checklist. Finding a place that’s close to school, on-budget, and fits your needs may seem overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. This article will outline four options for accommodation for international students [...]

FinanceJuly 31, 2020

How to open an international student bank account in Canada

Managing finances, budgeting, and paying school fees are important tasks in every student’s life. As an international student in Canada, one of the things to get you started with your finances is opening a bank account.  In this article, we will guide you through the process of opening an account [...]

Daily Life in CanadaJuly 30, 2020

10 popular Canadian podcasts to add to your playlist

Listening to podcasts is a great way to get to know aspects of Canadian culture as a newcomer, as there are so many different topics to choose from. Whether you’re into history, sports, music, or you like to keep up with current events; there are many Canadian podcasts available to [...]

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