North America: The Geography of Canada

Canada may be the second largest country in the world, covering 9.9 million square kilometers, but when it comes to the geography of Canada, most people know very little about it. Often, it seems to take a back seat to the USA and gets lumped in with the title of “North America” - which it is [...]

Cheers to Canadian beers

There is nothing better than a cold beer after a long day of working, traveling and unpacking. And when you relocate you will find a large assortment of Canadian beers to try! Before refrigerators were invented, Canada had the perfect climate to make beer, and this is why the European settlers and traders decided [...]

Healthcare in Nova Scotia

The healthcare in Nova Scotia is administered and directed by the Medavie Blue Cross (on behalf of government of Nova Scotia) and the Department of Health and Wellness. Healthcare in Nova Scotia is available to eligible residents of the province, and as a provincially funded public healthcare system. This means that the cost of [...]

2018-06-01T11:32:22+00:00By |Halifax, Health, Relocation|0 Comments

Public Transportation in Halifax

Metro Transit runs the public transportation in Halifax and is the largest transport agency in Atlantic Canada. They offer ferry, bus, and Access-A-Bus services. Public transportation in Halifax can take you where you need to go and relieves the stress of traffic and parking at your destination! Fares:  Exact change required for all [...]

2018-06-01T11:32:34+00:00By |Halifax, Transport|0 Comments

Living in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax, as the capital of Nova Scotia, is one of Canada's most regal cities. Sitting on the east coast, facing the North Atlantic Ocean, its view is that of one of the largest natural harbours in the world - a significant seaport – and is the largest urban area of the Atlantic provinces (Nova [...]

How to find a house?

It’s never easy for a new comer to find a house. I remember that when I moved here, I didn’t have a clue about the situation of real estate in Canada. The first things you need to know when you want to find a house is to read the adverts. I know it may sound obvious, as in any other country in the world; real estate in Canada is a question of words. I explain myself: don’t judge a book by its cover!

How to open a bank account in Canada

When moving to Canada, one of your first preoccupations is going to be money!..And if you want to keep and save your money, you will need to open a bank account in Canada. Whether you come from Europe, the USA, Africa or Asia; keeping your bank account in your country will soon become very costly. Indeed, if you want to avoid bank charges and other expensive fees, you will have to open a bank account in Canada as soon as you get all the needed papers.

Before you buy a house

When I want to buy something, I’m like a little kid: nothing can stop me; I want it, now, no matter what people tell me. Of course, when the “thing” is a house, you have to be more careful. There are a few steps to follow before you buy the house you’re looking for.

Houses and allergies

When we move to a new country, there are many things we don’t think about; we think we start a new life; that everything is going to be better and tend to forget some small but important details. When visiting a house, we all look at the place, and the space, think about new furniture, and were to put the sofa, if the metro station is not too far away and if the area is safe at night; but there’s one thing we should never forget : our allergies.

The importance of a home insurance policy

When it comes to your house, it is better to have a home insurance, unless you want to live dangerously, or go bankrupt..

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