Author Archives: Diana Massimi

About Diana Massimi

As a newcomer in Canada, I've had some really great experiences. Every day, I continue to learn and adapt to my new country. As I've just passed the three year mark as a permanent resident, I'll soon be applying for citizenship. It's an exciting step to take and I'm looking forward to being "officially" Canadian. This blog is to share what I've learned so far and my everyday experiences and feelings being a newcomer to this country. More than anything I'll be looking forward to hearing from other newcomers and exchanging impressions and anecdotes about our new life in Canada. Feel free to share and ask questions, I'm also always happy to help a fellow newcomer!

Reverse Culture Shock

I’m very excited as I’ll be leaving for Mexico next weekend. I’ve been lucky to be able to visit my home town every year so far. For those of you that moved to Canada and have gone back to visit … Continue reading

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Tim Horton’s Commercial – Welcome to Canada

This is a heart-warming commercial that I really like. I’m sure a lot of newcomers have been in the shoes of the guy in the video, waiting at an airport to reunite with their families. Enjoy!

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Toronto Storm

I thought that I had already had my share of weather-related new experiences in Canada; however, monday’s storm proved you never stop learning. Heavy rain caused severe flooding in the GTA during rush hour.  I live in Oakville and we … Continue reading

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Celebrating Canada Day

We are celebrating Canada Day this weekend. At work we are all wearing red shirts and will be having a barbecue to celebrate in real Canadian style. Although I can’t officially call myself “Canadian” yet, I can say my heart has adopted … Continue reading

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Summer is finally here!

It is now officially summer. This is a season a lot of people in Canada patiently (or not so patiently in my case!) wait for. Having been raised in a country where it’s warm all year round, summer is a … Continue reading

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To buy or to rent?

This seems more of a question for a real estate blog; however, it is an issue that affects newcomers. Being new in the country means starting over and the place where you live plays a big part in this process. … Continue reading

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Canadian Citizenship – Making it official

I always said that I’d apply for Canadian Citizenship as soon as I became eligible. Now I have to admit that I’ve been procrastinating. Perhaps it’s thinking of all the forms I will have to fill out; or maybe it’s … Continue reading

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