Relocating to Canada ?
February 1, 2009 – 3:35 pm | Comments Off on Relocating to Canada ?
Thinking about moving to Canada?
Just arrived and trying to figure out how to get settled?

You've come to the right place!

This website -- Living Abroad in Canada -- has all the information you need about living, working, going to school, or retiring in Canada.

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Culture

All about Cana­dian culture, from people and lan­guage to food, drink, books, music, and film

Daily Life

From health care and edu­ca­tion, to local eating and shop­ping, to fes­ti­vals and things to do, get the scoop on life in Canada

Housing, Jobs, & Money

Fin­ding a home, wor­king, saving, and inves­ting in Cana­da – here’s how

Immigration

What you need to know to live in, work in, or immi­grate to Cana­da. Citi­zen­ship infor­ma­tion, too.

Travel

Tra­vel ideas and tips for visi­ting, tou­ring, and deci­ding where to live in Canada.

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The Best Places to Live in Toronto : Ranking the City’s Neighborhoods
August 15, 2013 – 8:49 am | Comments Off on The Best Places to Live in Toronto : Ranking the City’s Neighborhoods

Toronto skyline, along Lake Ontario

Toron­to Life maga­zine has relea­sed what they call a « most­ly scien­ti­fic » ran­king of the city’s 140 neighborhoods.

Wor­king with resear­chers from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, they eva­lua­ted fac­tors like hou­sing costs, tran­sit access, crime rates, schools, enter­tain­ment, and com­mu­ni­ty engagement.

You can read the com­plete article and neigh­bo­rhood ran­kings at « The Best Places to Live in the City : A (Most­ly) Scien­ti­fic Ran­king of All 140 Neigh­bou­rhoods in Toron­to. »

To get you star­ted, here are the Top 10 Toron­to neighborhoods :

  1. Rose­dale-Moore Park
  2. Ban­bu­ry-Don Mills
  3. High Park-Swan­sea
  4. Mount Plea­sant West
  5. High Park North
  6. Wex­ford-Mary­vale
  7. Mount Plea­sant East
  8. The Beach
  9. Mimi­co
  10. Casa Loma

If you live in Toron­to, what do you think of these ran­kings ? Please leave a com­ment and share your thoughts.

And for more infor­ma­tion about relo­ca­ting to Toron­to, check out our Toron­to resources page.

Down­town Toron­to pho­to © Caro­lyn B. Heller

Travels of a New Canadian : From Vancouver to Halifax by Train – with the Cultural Access Pass
July 24, 2013 – 10:06 pm | Comments Off on Travels of a New Canadian : From Vancouver to Halifax by Train – with the Cultural Access Pass
Travels of a New Canadian : From Vancouver to Halifax by Train – with the Cultural Access Pass

Did you ever eat a nun’s fart ? Walk on a gla­cier ? Explore an urban natio­nal park ?

Have you sam­pled shmoo torte ? Taste-tes­ted bagels or per­ogies ? Sna­cked on Kouign-Amann ?

Have you gone about your dai­ly busi­ness – …

What’s Different in Canada ? A Guide for Americans
July 10, 2013 – 2:28 pm | Comments Off on What’s Different in Canada ? A Guide for Americans
What’s Different in Canada ? A Guide for Americans

“Mom, there’s a word that people use here that means ‘hat,’” my 10-year-old daugh­ter told me one day during our first win­ter in Vancouver. 

“It sounds like ‘tunic.’”

“Tunic?” I asked. “A hat ? Are you …

Why Move to Victoria ? It’s the Imagination Economy, Stupid
June 6, 2013 – 9:32 am | Comments Off on Why Move to Victoria ? It’s the Imagination Economy, Stupid
Why Move to Victoria ? It’s the Imagination Economy, Stupid

Bri­tish Colum­bia’s capi­tal city of Vic­to­ria used to be dub­bed a des­ti­na­tion for the « new­ly wed and near­ly dead. » Yes, it was – and still is – popu­lar among both new­ly­weds and reti­rees, but with …

Considering Immigration to Canada ? Here are the Best Places for New Immigrants to Live
May 12, 2013 – 12:26 pm | Comments Off on Considering Immigration to Canada ? Here are the Best Places for New Immigrants to Live
Considering Immigration to Canada ? Here are the Best Places for New Immigrants to Live

We recent­ly repor­ted on the Money­sense annual ran­king of Best Places to Live in Cana­da. As part of this year’s sur­vey, the publi­ca­tion also ran­ked Cana­da’s Best Places for New Immi­grants.

Six of the top …

Top 10 Places to Retire in Canada (2013)
April 15, 2013 – 10:20 am | Comments Off on Top 10 Places to Retire in Canada (2013)
Top 10 Places to Retire in Canada (2013)

When you’re thin­king about where to retire, are you thin­king about Canada ?

Cana­da may not come to mind as rea­di­ly as, say, Mexi­co, Cos­ta Rica, or the south of France, but plen­ty of people do