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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 …

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 …

Living in Quebec City : More resources
November 17, 2010 – 11:02 am | Comments Off on Living in Quebec City : More resources
Living in Quebec City : More resources

Are you thin­king about relo­ca­ting to Que­bec City ? Have you recent­ly moved there ?

Then check out our Living Abroad in Cana­da : Que­bec City page.

It includes a long list of resources about jobs, real

Speaking Canadian : But do you speak Ottawan ?
November 8, 2010 – 11:26 am | 4 Comments
Speaking Canadian : But do you speak Ottawan ?

Most Ame­ri­cans, Brits, Aus­tra­lians, or other English-spea­kers who move to Cana­da assume that they’ll be able to unders­tand Cana­dian English.

In fact, before we relo­ca­ted to Cana­da from the U.S., it didn’t occur to me …

Speaking Canadian English : Sled vs. Sledge
March 15, 2010 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Speaking Canadian English : Sled vs. Sledge
Speaking Canadian English : Sled vs. Sledge

Yes­ter­day, when I atten­ded the Cana­da-Swe­den sledge hockey game during the Van­cou­ver 2010 Para­lym­pic Games, I got to won­de­ring about the word « sledge. »

In the Uni­ted States, we had a sled, but …