Resources for Moving to Canada: Our top 10 list

Here at ARIANNE, our passion is totally focused on helping others move to Canada. For those seeking information, there are countless resources to consider, each containing some perks and drawbacks. To make your search for quality information even easier, we’ve compiled a list of 10 awesome resources to use when thinking about a move [...]

Finding the Right Daycare in Montreal: The Way to Go (2/2)

Last week we were giving you parent-to-parent insights on the daycare system in Quebec and how to choose the right type of provider. Today we offer young parents relocating to Montreal step-by-step advice and strategy to help you overcome the shortage of daycare spots and to find just the right provider for your children. [...]

EcoVillages in Québec: A sustainable way of living

EcoVillages are an alternative form of living, which are becoming increasingly popular in Québec. As the name suggests, the EcoVillage is community oriented way of life, happening mostly in rural areas and following an earth-conscious philosophy. Off the grid and without centralized municipal resources like water and electricity, the communities typically rely on solar [...]

CPE, Private, Family: Choosing the Right Daycare in Quebec (1/2)

Dear parents relocating to Quebec, you will be happy to learn that the Belle Province has a daycare system for which the rest of Canada and many countries around the world envy us. That being said, finding your way inside it and, more importantly, finding the right daycare solution and provider for your beloved [...]

Mortgages in Canada: How do they work?

So you've moved to Canada, you've made it your home, and now you're ready to buy a house. This could be the largest and most important purchase you make in your whole life. It's certainly more complicated than buying a new stereo or even a used car. You'll want to be well informed when [...]

Enrolling children in English schools in Québec: Bill 101

Although Canada is primarily an English-speaking country with French as a secondary language, venture into the province of Québec and you'll find that the predominant language is French. In fact, French is the sole provincial official language, meaning that services, legislation, business and commerce are all conducted first and foremost in French. It also [...]

Winter in Montréal 101: How to dress for the cold

Canadians are world-renowned for being nice. But Canadian winters? That’s a different story. In Montréal especially, the winters can be mean, freezing, and occasionally, hilariously cruel. So if you’re planning a move to the Great White North, and Montréal in particular, here’s a step-by-step for getting the perfect gear for the winter season ahead. [...]

Moving to Canada with Kids: Some helpful tips

Moving can be always be a challenge. But moving with kids can be a real ordeal. Every obstacle or difficulty is raised by an order of magnitude when the little ones you love the most are being moved across the globe, into new terrain and unfamiliar settings. But it is absolutely doable, and when [...]

Visas for Business Relocation to Canada

If you are interested in business relocation to Canada, it is important to be informed about the different types of visas for business relocation so that you can apply through the program that is right for you. While visa programs can be confusing, the information below covers the basic requirements for a number of [...]

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 [...]

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