70 per cent of Canadians says vaccinations should be school requirement: poll

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:09:54 +0000

With the increasing number of cases of measles reported recently in Canada, the U.S. and the world, a heated discussion about vaccinations is front and centre on social media and in real life. Many who are unvaccinated are even lining up to get the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) shot to avoid getting the disease. Washington […]

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It’s cold in Canada right now!

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:40:01 +0000

The snow and cold are still covering much of Canada. While some moderate snow is expected in Metro Vancouver this week, in Toronto, an Extreme Cold Weather Alert has been issued until further notice by Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, based on information from Environment Canada. Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are […]

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Living in Brandon, Manitoba

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:18:09 +0000

New to Canada and looking for a place to call home? Learn about Brandon, Manitoba, in our “Find a City” series Brandon is the second-largest city in Manitoba, located 214 kilometres (a two-and-a-half-hour drive) from Winnipeg in the southwestern area of the province. The city is situated along Assiniboine River and was named after the […]

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Living in Brampton, Ontario

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:44:46 +0000

New to Canada and looking for a place to call home near Toronto? Learn about Brampton, Ontario, in our “Find a City” series Brampton is a suburb of Toronto and the third largest city in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).  It was named after Brampton in Cumbria, England — and nicknamed Flower City after its […]

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More funding dollars for immigrant integration in B.C.

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 21:03:34 +0000

New funding for Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants and BC Settlement and Integration Services announced at DIVERSEcity community campus Immigrants will get more help settling in B.C. and finding careers in their fields as a result of additional funding from the provincial government that expands settlement services by more than 45 per cent — the highest […]

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Living in Barrie, Ontario

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 22:37:04 +0000

New to Ontario and looking for a place to call home outside the GTA? Learn about Barrie, Ontario, in our “Find a City” series Barrie is known as Central Ontario’s premier waterfront community, and is situated on the western shore of Lake Ontario within the Golden Horseshoe — an industrialized region that includes Hamilton, Toronto, […]

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11 things to know about of Black Canadian History

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 07:59:07 +0000

February is Black History Month in Canada Black History Month celebrates the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians. Here are 11 things to know about Black history in Canada. While the commemoration of Black History Month dates back to 1926 in the U.S. and unofficially in Canada shortly thereafter, it was only in December 1995 […]

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The “Stay Warm” Winter Guide for Canadian Newcomers (Part 1)

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:11:45 +0000

Enjoy all the season has to offer while staying warm Every new immigrant has to get through it: that first Canadian winter. If you’re in Ontario right now, you know what that means. Temperatures well below freezing, snow blizzards and high winds can all seem daunting — if not downright terrifying — but it doesn’t […]

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House shopping? Choose the type of residence perfect for you

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:35:09 +0000

Following up on my previous article “What it really means to be a homeowner,” a reader asked me to do an overview of the different types of housing options in Canada. There are several factors to consider when choosing the type of house to purchase. Some of the popular options are condominiums, townhouses, duplexes or […]

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