Health: My tooth hurts

by Maria van Harten It is your third week at a new job. In fact, it is your first job here in Canada. The pay is all right, the commute is not bad and your coworkers are friendly. You are settling in nicely… until that nagging tenderness in…

Food: It’s not easy being Green!

Everything always looks delicious at the Job Finding Club “pot luck” lunch on the second Tuesday of each month. And, since most of the food brought in by our clientele — who are all newcomers to Canada — is vegetarian, I am always excited…

Housing: Finding a Safe New Home in Canada

Moving to a new country, especially with small children in tow, can be a life-changing experience. The biggest fear is that of the unknown. Where will we live? How will we manage without a job? How cold will it be? These are some of the…

Food: Delicious Choices

By Stephanie Dickison Over the past 20 years, the selection and quality of ethnic food has been rising across the country. No matter where you live there are lots of good ethnic restaurants and markets.

ESL Students Spell “S-U-C-C-E-S-S”

“Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.” - Denis Diderot (1713-1784) Channah Coehn was moving into her new office when we met. We were surrounded by dismantled furniture and boxes of papers. The interview was…

English: Quick and Easy Online ESL

You’re new to Canada. Improving your English or French is likely high on your list. But you’re also busy setting up your new life. There’s an online service called LingQ (www.lingq.com) that is helping people around the world learn…