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How To Learn More About Canada (10/10)

Welcome To Canada! Wel­come to my new “How To… Canada” series! In this series, I’ll try to put my knowl­edge to good use and shed some light on my new coun­try: Canada. You will learn how some immi­gra­tion tips and tricks, how to improve your pro­fi­ciency in both offi­cial lan­guages, how to find a job, how to set­tle in Canada etc. I’ll pub­lish a new “How To… Canada” post every Saturday.

To con­clude this series, I’d like to share with you some online resources about Canada. Canada at your fin­ger­tips, with­out the cold and the wind­chill!

The Media: TV, news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines

Immi­grate to Canada

  • The Min­istry of Cit­i­zen­ship & Immi­gra­tion is the only offi­cial immi­gra­tion resource. You may down­load your visa appli­ca­tions here.
  • Immi­gra­tion Québec: if you wish to visit, study or set­tle in Québec, you may use the provin­cial government’s website.
  • Loon­lounge offers com­mu­nity sup­port to future immi­grants. I’m an “expert” on this forum, designed to answer any ques­tion you may have regard­ing vis­it­ing, study­ing or set­tling in Canada.
  • The Expat Forum is also a great resource to share tips about Canada.

The Cana­dian Blogosphere

  • A New Life In Canada, by Aiglee: a cou­ple from Venezuela set­tles in Toronto. Aiglee blogs in Eng­lish and in Span­ish about her new life up North.
  • Johnada (+ wife and new­born Esme) is from the USA and now lives in Toronto. Watch for his Moslon rat­ing system!
  • Although not an immi­grant (well, she is from Van­cou­ver!) , Gail is a tal­ented pho­tog­ra­pher who shares snap­shots of Toronto, where she lives, and the world in general.
  • On the other side of the coun­try, Expat Trav­eler, orig­i­nally from Switzer­land, blogs about her life in Vancouver.
  • The Prairie Road is the story of an Amer­i­can fam­ily who moved in a small town, in Saskatchewan.
  • Los Zieglers In Canada is the story of a fam­ily of 6 (well, 5 + the dog) from Argentina who moved to Ottawa. The blog, writ­ten by Guillermo, is in Span­ish, but full of tips and fun sto­ries. Guillermo speaks Eng­lish flu­ently so don’t be scared to com­ment in this lan­guage (like myself, when I’m lazy!).

Misc. Resources

I hope you enjoyed this “How to… Canada” series. If you have more ques­tions about my new coun­try, please, don’t hes­i­tate to con­tact me!

14 comments

  1. Great resources and great series! I wish I could have read some of it before we moved here.

  2. This is a great list. Very use­ful and a nice way to end the series. Although I’m look­ing for a Cana­dian blog (by a Cana­dian this time) for this week’s Blog of the World, so I’ll have to keep look­ing I guess… :)

  3. Thanks for the link! Just saw this. Excel­lent post.

  4. Hi…

    Was just going through this series of urs and came to knw that ur Tax Cal­cu­la­tor link is bro­ken . When I clicked it it returnd me as Can­not find the Web­page.. :-(

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