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Want Advice on Relocating to Canada? Check Out Our New Relocation Consulting Service
September 30, 2013 – 6:04 pm | Comments Off on Want Advice on Relocating to Canada? Check Out Our New Relocation Consulting Service
Want Advice on Relocating to Canada? Check Out Our New Relocation Consulting Service

If you’re con­sid­er­ing relo­cat­ing to Canada, you may want some advice. And while we have lots of resources avail­able at LivingAbroadinCanada​.com, maybe you want to talk to a real person.

I’m now offer­ing relo­ca­tion con­sult­ing

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
The Best Places to Live in Toronto: Ranking the City’s Neighborhoods

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, …

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 …