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How To Open A Bank Account In Canada

Monday June 22, 2020 (09:27:02)

Moving abroad can be an overwhelming process, with many different things to think about, including arranging your visa, finding somewhere to stay, and adjusting to your new climate. Fortunately, however, once you’ve taken care of the most complicated part, i.e. your immigration papers, the rest should be plain sailing, especially when it comes to opening a bank account.   more ...

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What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Canada?

Friday April 17, 2020 (16:46:34)

Canada’s healthcare system has always been a point of Canadian pride, and it stands as a testament to the differences between Canada and America. The government first established a provincial health insurance programme in 1947, covering universal hospital fees, and then later extended this to cover doctors’ fees in 1962.   more ...

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What Options Are Available For Chronically Ill Expats In Canada?

Friday April 17, 2020 (10:49:23)

A chronic illness is not necessarily a debilitating disease. The term includes conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and asthma, which are commonplace around the world. Many of us give them little thought, especially if we are living in our home country, but they require ongoing care, including medication and regular checkups with a healthcare professional. Other types of chronic illness may be much more complicated, and therefore require an entirely different level of healthcare.   more ...

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What Cover Is Available For Sports Injuries In Canada?

Wednesday April 15, 2020 (17:27:43)

Amateur sports participation in Canada is at an all time high, with around 76% of the country’s youth taking part in organised sports. According to the Canadian Community Health Survey, approximately two out of three injuries among adolescents were linked to sports.   more ...

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Maternity Care In Canada: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Thursday April 09, 2020 (09:41:17)

Support for women during active labour and birth significantly increases a family’s satisfaction with the birth experience as a whole. It also helps enhance the positive attitude women will need to care for their newborn babies. It is essential that women have supportive care throughout the entire pregnancy, labour, birth and post-pregnancy periods. In Canada, there is a lot of focus on what the mother wants, and a large emphasis on natural birth whenever possible. Interventions only occur when the reasons to do so are well documented and evidence based.   more ...

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How To Register With The Health System In Canada

Tuesday April 07, 2020 (14:14:08)

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you can apply for public health insurance, for subsidised low-cost healthcare. The public healthcare system in Canada is funded through taxes, although some provinces charge a monthly premium. The monthly premium is waived for low income families. You will need to apply for a health insurance card first, and present this at all medical clinics, hospitals, etc. when you are seeking treatment.   more ...

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How To Look After Your Mental Health In Canada

Monday April 06, 2020 (11:17:44)

It’s incredibly important to take care of yourself and get the most out of life. In recent years, there has been a growing understanding and focus on self-care and mental health. There are many things that can cause damage to your mental health, and for some expatriates, moving to a new country is one of them. The move itself can cause stress and anxiety, and starting a new job, moving into a new house and being in an unfamiliar environment can all have negative impacts. Looking at Canada more specifically, you may find that the harsh winters can lower your mood or lead to seasonal adjustment disorder (SAD) syndrome. Read on to learn about the various factors that can affect your mental health, and for tips on how to best protect and improve it.   more ...

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Canada

How Does Cancer Care In Canada Compare With The USA?

Tuesday March 31, 2020 (15:37:29)

The cost of advanced chemotherapy can be twice as much in Washington as it is in British Columbia, which is just next door. Scientists at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in conjunction with colleagues from Vancouver and British Columbia, discovered just how much the cost varies. A month’s worth of chemotherapy treatment costs roughly $12,345 in the US, but around $6,195 in Canada. Despite the stark difference in cost, the average survival rate on each side of the border is more or less the same, with the scales tipping ever so slightly in Canada's favour.   more ...

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Complementary Therapies In Canada And How To Access Them

Thursday March 26, 2020 (10:18:03)

Complementary therapies offer an alternative approach to conventional or mainstream medicine. Such therapies aren’t usually part of conventional medical care, but have plenty of purported benefits. However, their benefits are not always backed by science, and should complement conventional therapy, rather than replace it. Examples of complementary therapies can include yoga, meditation, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and homeopathic remedies.

Studies have shown that around three-quarters of Canadians (79%) have used at least one type of complementary or alternative therapy/medicine at some point in their lives.   more ...

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Canada

How To Apply For A Visa In Canada

Tuesday March 10, 2020 (11:04:18)

It will depend on your nationality whether or not you require a visa to enter Canada. Those who do not require a visa, will require an Electronic Travel Authorisation (also known as an eTA). Even if you are only transiting through Canada, you will still require an eTA. If you have Canadian dual nationality, you won’t be able to apply for an eTA, so you will need a valid Canadian passport in order to board your flight.   more ...



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