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
- Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
- You can also browse the list of Canadian channels (with info on each channel)
- The Globe and Mail
- National Post
- Le Devoir (in French)
- Toronto Star
- Each city also has several local newspapers, such as the Ottawa Citizen, Le Journal de Montréal, Calgary Herald etc. You can find all the local newspapers in this list.
- L’actualité (in French)
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!).
- Tax Calculator: for all provinces
- Art and Culture in Canada: literature, magazines, museum etc.
- The symbols of Canada: the flag and the national anthem, along with explanations and a bit of history.
- TSN: sports from a Canadian perspective (yes, it features hockey and curling!)
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!