Relocating to Canada?
February 1, 2009 – 3:35 pm | Comments Off

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.

Read the full story »

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


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


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

Update: Dialing while driving in Canada
January 15, 2010 – 7:05 am | No Comment
Update: Dialing while driving in Canada

Drivers in British Columbia and Saskatchewan are no longer allowed to use hand-​​​​held cell phones while dri­ving.

Both provinces enacted new laws — effec­tive January 1, 2010 — that sharply restrict dri­vers’ use of …

Canadian postal rates rise
January 13, 2010 – 7:05 am | No Comment
Canadian postal rates rise

Sending a let­ter in Canada this week?

You may need to buy new stamps, since Canada Post just raised the postal rates.

And if you’re new to Canada, you may be sur­prised to learn …

Digital media people to watch in 2010
January 11, 2010 – 7:40 am | No Comment
Digital media people to watch in 2010

If you work in dig­i­tal media, here are three quick guides to the movers and shak­ers in Canada’s dig­i­tal media indus­try (all cour­tesy of TechVibes​.com):

Digital Media People to Watch in Ontario in 2010

Digital …

Apply for a Canadian work permit online
January 8, 2010 – 7:25 am | 6 Comments
Apply for a Canadian work permit online

Citizenship and Immigration Canada recently launched an online ser­vice for work per­mit appli­ca­tions.

Before you can work in Canada, new­com­ers must have either a valid Canadian work per­mit or Canadian per­ma­nent res­i­dent status.

And …

Living in Canada? Take your shoes off.
January 6, 2010 – 7:30 am | No Comment
Living in Canada? Take your shoes off.

When we first moved to Canada, one of the things that sur­prised me was that very few peo­ple wear their shoes in the house. Go into someone’s home, and you leave your shoes by