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

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

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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 …

What Languages Does Canada Speak ? A New Census Report
November 15, 2012 – 7:27 am | Comments Off on What Languages Does Canada Speak ? A New Census Report
What Languages Does Canada Speak ? A New Census Report

Twen­ty percent of Cana­da’s popu­la­tion, or near­ly 6,630,000 people, speaks a lan­guage other than English or French at home, accor­ding to a recent report from Sta­tis­tics Canada.

The most wide­ly spo­ken lan­guages include …

If Your Candidate Loses, Will You Move to Canada ?
November 5, 2012 – 12:50 pm | Comments Off on If Your Candidate Loses, Will You Move to Canada ?
If Your Candidate Loses, Will You Move to Canada ?

Eve­ry four years, as the next US pre­si­den­tial elec­tion approaches, the spe­cu­la­tion begins anew.

Will thou­sands of Ame­ri­cans move to Cana­da if their can­di­date loses ?

In « At a Loss ? There’s Always Cana­da, » the New York Times

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 two …