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June 2017

Buying a Family Car

Are you ready to buy your first car in Canada? It’s one of your most exciting endeavours as a newcomer. If you’re planning on a new car rather than a used one, financing or leasing are your choices. Unless you’re a business owner and…

Attractions of Eastern Ontario

Canada’s Eastern-most tourist destinations are places you can only reach by air or water. Newfoundland was settled by the Viking explorer, Leif Ericsson, in 1000 A.D. If you fly to Newfoundland, you can have an amazing vacation without ever…

Cars: In the Driver’s Seat

“Caveat Emptor” is Latin for “Let the buyer beware”. Never is that more relevant than when you are talking about buying, insuring and licensing a car. In Canada, the auto industry is a complicated one. You can buy a new car, buy a used car,…

The Food Journey

by Teenaz Javat "I traded my business suit for an apron. And I can proudly say I have no regrets." With this thought, Anita Asli a supplier of home-cooked meals narrates her journey from investment banker to cook.

The Gamble on Knowledge

by Benoît Hardy-Vallée It’s a gamble because there’s no promise of a job when we graduate, but we’re buying a chance to get out of labour jobs – Thomas Madondoro, in the Toronto Star, September 7, 2006.

Tax Matters: More Potpourri

By Michael Crawford This issue of Canadian Newcomer is all about Movers & Shakers. If there is one phrase that does not apply to all things tax it would be movers and shakers; more like Plodders & Takers (of your hard earned cash).…

Tax Matters: A Potpourri

By Michael L. Crawford, BA(Hons), CMA Dear readers: This month I have been asked to come up with 600 words that are informative, and maybe even a little entertaining, about women’s issues and tax. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a…

Job Interview: What Not To Do

One of the first priorities any newcomer to Canada has, apart from finding a place to live, is finding a job. So you have been sending your résumés day and night, and there has been complete silence. It is unnerving, but keep at it. One…