How To Learn More About Canada (10/10)

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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!


About Author

French woman in English Canada. World citizen, new mom, traveler, translator, writer and photographer. Looking for comrades to start a new revolution.


  1. You know I love to learn about Canada, so thanks for sharing your knowledge. I feel it very much like Norway, also when it comes to fauna and flora. Also we often meet Canadian sportsmen and woman in the winter time and share passion for hockey, skiing, skating and so one. I really are hoping for a visit to your country in February 2010!

    Wishing you a great end to your week 🙂

  2. I really should read more about canada, considering I have cousins over there. In Toronto. I’ve never visited them, but my siblings have and they liked it very much. But they were there in the summer though…

  3. Thank you so much Zhu! I hope to live by those expectations and start writting again tomorrow, I’ve been a little bit lost these days.

  4. I had taken an oath to immigrate to Canada in the sad event that the Republicans were re-elected in the USofA. Fortunately that will not be neccessary for at least 4 more years. I still want to know more about you guys, so I will read this with interest anyway. Thanks for your cool blog.

  5. Ohh! I can not believe you have successfully completed “How to… Canada” series. It used to be so informative; never felt it will end soon.

    But Thanks for sharing. You are simply great help to everyone!

  6. I feel honoured to be mentioned in your Canadian Blogosphere list!

    As a bonus, I am actually an immigrant 🙂

    My family came to Canada in 1974, when I was very young. I remember taking the oath as a child in Winnipeg; my father filmed the ceremony. I took the oath again in Calgary in 1991 because my friend lost my passport AND certificate of citizenship in Banff and I needed to replace both quickly!

    As an immigrant, a former expat several times over, and having resided in five Canadian provinces, I am definitely a “Canadian by choice”. Times were very hard for my family in the beginning — they moved to Saskatchewan at the beginning of winter and had never seen snow. They immigrated as farm workers and lived in their sponsors’ barn on an isolated property, with no friends or family nearby. It was modern slavery, but with help from other farmers they escaped and the rest is history…

    I love to hear other people’s stories of becoming “Canadian by choice”. Keep up the good work!

  7. 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… 🙂

  8. 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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