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 [...]

Get to know Ottawa Universities and Colleges

Are you thinking about going back to school to switch careers, gain new skills to further your employment options, or invest in personal development? Canada truly values education, and higher learning is not just for recent high school graduates. Be advised that Ottawa universities are some of the best in Canada. No matter what [...]

The Canadian History Museum

The Canadian History Museum (Musée canadien de l'histoire) is located in the Hull district of Gatineau, near to Ottawa. Formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization, it is Canada's national museum of Canadian and world history and civilization, sharing richly diverse and colourful histories and cultures through a mixture of permanent, temporary and even virtual [...]

University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa, as its name says, is the university of Ottawa City. It is the biggest bilingual university in North America with more than 40,000 students, and 450 different programs. Founded in 1848, it is also one of the oldest universities in Canada. At first, it was a Catholic school named College of [...]

Houses and apartments in Ottawa

If you want to buy or rent a house or apartment in Ottawa you have to pay attention to the price! The rental can be quite expensive, depending on where you want to live. Ottawa, as Canada’s capital city, offers a lot of living options and different price ranges. Needless to say that if [...]

Elementary and Secondary French-language schools in Ottawa

Relocating to a new city like Ottawa is already a complex process, but it can be made even more difficult if you're also looking into schools for your children. It can be especially challenging when you're looking for French-speaking schools in an English-speaking province. Across the province of Ontario there are 455 French-language schools, [...]

Canadian cities ranked Best for Quality of Life, again!

Mercer's 20th Quality of Living Survey is out! We explain why Canadian cities continue making it to the top in 2018. Each year, the HR consulting firm, Mercer, publishes an index ranking of the quality of life in major cities around the world, in order to assist their multinational clients choose where to relocate their employees, on [...]

Health Insurance in Ontario: OHIP

When you relocate, knowing about the Ontario healthcare system is very important, as it will most likely be different from your home country. The government-run Ontario Health Insurance Plan, or OHIP, covers most basic and emergency medical services in, and outside of Ontario, provided they are needed for medical reasons. OHIP also permits healthcare [...]

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