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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 sure?”

If you’re …

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 …

Best Places to Live: Canada’s Top 10 Cities (2013)
May 8, 2013 – 3:21 pm | Comments Off on Best Places to Live: Canada’s Top 10 Cities (2013)
Best Places to Live: Canada’s Top 10 Cities (2013)

Every year, Moneysense rates Canada’s Best Places to Live, weigh­ing fac­tors as diverse as weath­er, incomes and tax­es, job prospects, access to health care, home afford­abil­i­ty, crime rates, and over­all lifestyle, includ­ing the per­cent­age of …

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