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 — as …

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 sure?”

If …

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 a grow­ing …

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