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我的加拿大的故事

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你似乎famil-IAR, 但不知何故奇怪 - 你任何机会 加拿大?

纽约客 汽车,香椿 标题总结了许多美国人与加拿大的关系. We know Canada like we might casu­al­ly know any next-door neigh­bor. 我们对应拨号, say “hel­lo,” and go about our own busi­ness.

肯定, 大多数美国人都知道我们的北方邻国的东西. 我们扫描头线 UNI-VER-SAL保健, same-sex mar­riage, 和 hock­ey mania. 我们已经看到了抽动majes,山地包含PHO-TOS, qui­et coves, TOW-ER-ING不断果岭, and vast stretch­es of arc­tic wilder­ness. 我们可能已经读过河畔veys呼叫 温哥华 世界上最好的城市生活, COM-PAR-ING别致 蒙特利尔 巴黎, 和 秩-ING 多伦多 among the planet’s most mul­ti­cul­tur­al metrop­o­lis­es. 我们 famil-IAR 与加拿大, but we may not real­ly know our Canadian neigh­bors – until some­thing hap­pens that makes us take notice.

For my fam­i­ly, 这是一个 工作机会.

And after our unan­tic­i­pat­ed move over the bor­der, as my fam­i­ly and I began fig­ur­ing out how to man­age the tran­si­tion to our new Canadian home, we quick­ly dis­cov­ered that 跨巴卡-BOR-DER - 一些东西,我们就做过很多次不一样的生活和工作在不同的国家.

由于 加拿大是一个不同的国家. 当然, that sounds sil­ly; 我们知道我们移动到一个新的国家有自己的政府, mon­ey, 和法律. Yet because Canada felt so com­fort­able – so sim­i­lar to the United States – we were sur­prised at how many things we need­ed to sort out.

每MITS we need­ed to begin work­ing. 该 DOC-U-ments we need­ed to move our car. 如何 安排健康险“-ANCE我们的纳税申报文件. 不像许多移民补助金头ING海外, we didn’t need to learn a new lan­guage or adapt to exot­ic cus­toms. 我们要国家尝试隔壁. Yet there were still plen­ty of chal­lenges.

After we sort­ed out the paper­work, 虽然, we began to adjust to our adopt­ed coun­try. 我们很快就学会了拥抱 Canada’s mul­ti­cul­tur­al esthet­ic, SAM-采样新的食物, 加入在当地FES-TI-丘壑, and get­ting acquaint­ed with expats from across the globe. 我们来到appre-CI-吃 活跃, out­door-ori­ent­ed cul­ture, 在那里人们腾出时间去滑雪, 骑自行车, 或走水前. And we began to slow our hur­ry-up atti­tudes to a more 悠闲的加拿大速度.

随着时间的推移, we’ve also dis­cov­ered many oth­er dif­fer­ences between Canadian and American cul­ture. We’ve become acquaint­ed with Timbits. 学会了什么 铃声 are and why the kids need­ed them for soc­cer. 想通了,为什么有一HOL-I-日 女王 英格兰 出生天.

如果你是勘探,本网站中, 你可能会想移居加拿大,你可能已经在这里. Whatever your rea­son for con­sid­er­ing Canada – that neigh­bor who’s famil­iar yet just a bit dif­fer­ent – wel­come. 我想向你介绍我的新的加拿大家园.

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