Cheers to Canadian beers

A well-stocked Canadian fridge will always include the following things: back bacon, maple syrup, and most important of all, beer. That’s because beer has been synonymous with Canadian heritage since early Europeans settled here in the mid-17th century. And any festive holiday party, adult birthday party or sloppy company party will prove that Canada’s [...]

Travelling in Canada by bus or by train

Even though there are 3694 kms (2295 miles) from Montreal to Vancouver, you will want to travel in Canada; to discover the different regions, different environments, different accents, food and people.

O Canada: How to get Canadian citizenship

If you have been settled in Canada for a few years and are finally feeling ready to plant your flag firmly in the ground, then perhaps it's time you applied for Canadian citizenship. As you will see, citizenship comes with many benefits, but the process is not entirely simple, so you will need to [...]

Your Edmonton Public Transportation Options

When you first arrive in Edmonton, you may not have a car of your own and will be relying on the city’s public transportation options. Although many people who live in Edmonton, especially those who live in the suburbs, think it unwise to live here without a vehicle, Edmonton public transportation is considered accessible, [...]

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 [...]

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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