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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 …

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 Mandarin, Cantonese, …

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 until I came …