The Big Decision: Where to live and work in Canada?

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Are you trying to decide where to live and work in Canada? Do you know which region of Canada has the best job opportunities for you? I have seen a handful of articles and immigration forum postings with titles such as ‘Where is the best place to live in Canada?’ and ‘Best, worst cities to find a job in Canada’. I have also come across many immigration advertisements that boast Canada is ‘desperate for workers’…

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Finding a job in Canada: Research your profession

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The nature of a profession can vary tremendously across borders. Being aware of such differences can increase your chances of finding a suitable job. In working with Canadian employers and immigrants, I have learned that there are four areas of research that newcomer job-seekers should undertake before coming to Canada…

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Cultural Success in Canada: Get to know your iceberg

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Icebergs are huge masses that float by Canada’s eastern coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador each spring. They are an absolutely breathtaking sight and if you are considering living in, or visiting St. John’s this is another great reason! In this post I will use the iceberg as a metaphor for culture, and explain how knowing your own cultural iceberg can lead to better cultural awareness in Canada…

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5 Ways to Stay Physically Fit in Canada

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I have made it my mission to include information in my blog about the importance of staying healthy in Canada. Leading health researchers in Canada have observed that newcomers to Canada arrive with better health than the average Canadian. However, over time, the average health of newcomers to Canada declines below their Canadian counterparts. This phenomenon is called the ‘Healthy Immigrant Effect’…

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Your Canadian Music Playlist

Cultural preparation blogWhen I was studying at university, I was fortunate to spend a year as a DJ on the campus radio station. Every Saturday morning I would select and play music over the airwaves for listeners, and I would discuss Canadian music. From coast-to-coast Canada has a very rich music scene…

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Learning to speak English? Make mistakes!

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I am a perfectionist, meaning, I am someone who doesn’t like to make errors. I appreciate the black-and-white, the right or wrong of a situation. However, committing blunders and mispronunciations when speaking a new language is normal, and provides opportunities for learning.

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