Category Archives: Newcomers to Canada

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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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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Mind your manners: integrating into Canadian society

Canadians are known around the world for their politeness. As a newcomer in Canada, I have been exposed to this Canadian trait and I’ve found it to be welcoming. Being in Canada means people need to learn the customs and … Continue reading

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