Sarah Mouton, Montreal

Who are you? My name is Sarah Mouton. I’m a freelance writer living in Paris, France. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Montreal in the Province of Quebec in Canada, in 2003. After I graduated from University I wanted to experience life abroad and it was fairly easy to get … Read more

Alison Smith, Vancouver Island

Who are you? My name is Alison Smith. I am a forty eight year old woman, and I’m British. I have been married for thirteen years, and we do not have children. I am a trained and qualified dental technician. I worked as a ceramist in this field for more than twenty years in the … Read more

Judit Pinter, Toronto

Who are you? My name is Judit. I am 32 years old and from Europe. At the moment I am working as an Administrative Assistant in a small company in Toronto, Ontario, Canada even though I am originally a language teacher. I have already travelled and lived in some European countries. During that time I … Read more

Canadian Senior Management Roles Outside of Ontario and B.C.

Canada benefits from a busy job market. A number of expats decide to make the move to Canada to work and live. It has similarities to other Western countries and feels like a home away from home in many ways. Despite the recent global recession, Canada remained unshaken and whereas other G8 economies crumbled, Canada … Read more

Living as an Expat in the Northern Climes of Canada

Since at least 2009, in which a survey sponsored by HSBC determined that “expats in Canada have the best quality of life” and “found it among the easiest places in the world to integrate with the local population,” the nation has been glowing with pride. Canada, which probably shouldn't be blamed for acting in its … Read more

Schooling in Canada: What to Expect

Public education in Canada is free of charge for all citizens, though “free” should not be taken to mean – as it often can – a product or service of poor quality. In 2010, the OECD [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development] ranked Canada favorably among the rest of the industrialized world, with several Canadian … Read more

Are You Thinking Of Moving To Canada?

by John Rooney on behalf of Autoshippers Providing a fascinating mix of strong national identity with stunning natural beauty, it is no surprise that every year thousands of Brits make the decision to up sticks and move to Canada. Nearly 10,000 UK residents were admitted to the country in 2010, complimenting an already broad range … Read more

Alone In Canada: Ten Tips For Survival

by Thelma O' Connor, Canada Wise Moving to Canada means leaving behind family, friends, familiar food, routines and your place in the community. In Canada, you have to start all over again, build a new life, make new friends and find your place in a new community. This is a challenge all newcomers face, but … Read more

Playing the Canadian waiting game wisely!

by Thelma O' Connor, Canada Wise By now you may feel you know Canada well, from surfing the internet, or from travel books and news items you’ve read. You’ve applied for your Permanent Resident (PR) visa and know it could take up to 2 years to receive it. You’ve been waiting what seems like an … Read more

Canada – Top Dozen Moving Tips

Some simple preparation and basic facts, however, can eliminate a lot of the anxiety from your move. It will also give you the best possible start to your new life in Canada. Here are a few helpful tips: Know where you’re going! Canada is an immense country. Many newcomers are not familiar with the geography … Read more