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Articles by Carolyn Heller

Are You Smarter than a 10th Grader (about Canada)? Take this Quiz!
November 1, 2012 – 6:43 am | Comments Off on Are You Smarter than a 10th Grader (about Canada)? Take this Quiz!
Are You Smarter than a 10th Grader (about Canada)? Take this Quiz!

Do you know enough about Canadian his­tory and gov­ern­ment to pass the Canadian cit­i­zen­ship test?

Or are you (at least) smarter than the aver­age Canadian 10th grader?

A group of Grade 10 stu­dents recently chal­lenged …

Fluoride in the Water: Comparing Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Australia
October 29, 2012 – 7:42 am | Comments Off on Fluoride in the Water: Comparing Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Australia
Fluoride in the Water: Comparing Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Australia

My daugh­ter came back from the den­tist the other day and reported that Vancouver does not flu­o­ri­date its water sys­tem.

Having grown up in the United States, where water flu­o­ri­da­tion is quite rou­tine, I …

Toronto Meetups for British and American Expats
October 26, 2012 – 6:11 am | Comments Off on Toronto Meetups for British and American Expats
Toronto Meetups for British and American Expats

Two events are com­ing up this week for expats liv­ing in Toronto.

On Saturday, October 27, the Toronto Expat Brit Meetup Group has a gath­er­ing at the Pilot Bar in Yorkville. The fun starts at …

Canada’s Top Employers for 2013
October 24, 2012 – 7:19 am | Comments Off on Canada’s Top Employers for 2013
Canada’s Top Employers for 2013

If you’re look­ing for work in Canada, you might want to look at one of these lists — two dif­fer­ent takes on Canada’s top employ­ers.

The Globe & Mail recently released its picks for …

Canada Plans to Launch Startup Visa for Immigrant Entrepreneurs in 2013
October 18, 2012 – 7:35 am | Comments Off on Canada Plans to Launch Startup Visa for Immigrant Entrepreneurs in 2013
Canada Plans to Launch Startup Visa for Immigrant Entrepreneurs in 2013

For some time, pro­pos­als have been cir­cu­lat­ing for a new “Startup Visa,” designed for new­com­ers who want to launch a busi­ness in Canada.

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney recently announced that the gov­ern­ment …