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February 2016

Canadian Lifestyles

Sabine Ehgoetz currently lives in Toronto where she works as a freelance journalist, foreign correspondent, translator and fashion model. In December 2006 she celebrated her second anniversary as a Canadian resident.

Apprenticeships: Hands-On Learning

When going through some papers with my father many years ago, I found a newspaper clipping from the 1960s with the heading “Area Man Survives Electrocution”. He explained that when he was training to be an electrician, you learned hands-on…

Government: A Commitment to Canada

When addressing the topic of asylum system reforms, Jason Kenney begins with the assertion that prior to achieving a broad consensus to go ahead with the balanced reforms that will come into effect in 2011, “politicians were unwilling to…

Taking the Risk Out of Living

by Dale Sproule When you buy insurance, you are buying protection. Insurance reimburses you if your home or business is destroyed by a disaster such as fire. It covers the cost of auto accidents. And life insurance gives money to your…

You’re In Canada – Now What?

Finally, coming to Canada is a reality! You have actually seen the “Welcome to Canada” sign. You are also experiencing the bittersweet array of mixed emotions that range from the excitement and anticipation of being here, to the yearning…

Job Search Etiquette

by Adeodata Czink and Karen Shane When in Rome, do as the Romans do, that's how the saying goes. You don't want to go against your core beliefs, nor against your religion, but it would be good if you were aware of Canadian manners, so that…

International Banking

By David Nickle Banking in Canada is not only controlled by Canadian-owned banks. For newcomers there are many other choices – including banks that have international reach. Doing business with one of those banks has advantages –…

Immigrating: The Trade-Off

Moving to a new country is scary. You’re leaving behind your family, your friends and whatever business network you established in your homeland. It also means that you are leaving behind other familiar things, like the ability to go to a…