Ottawa vs Gatineau: where to live?

Living in the National Capital Region has an advantage: a person has access to two cities, two cultures, and two languages, as if they were one. It’s as if Ottawa in Ontario, and Gatineau in Quebec, were Siamese twins, indivisible. And that is because they have a symbiotic relationship. What would Ottawans do if theyContinue reading “Ottawa vs Gatineau: where to live?”

8 biggest struggles as a newcomer to Canada

It’s soon going to be three years since I moved to Canada, and even though many people will think that I’m not a newcomer anymore, I still feel like one in some ways. It will always be challenging living in another country, speaking another language, trying to assimilate the customs and manners of the locals,Continue reading “8 biggest struggles as a newcomer to Canada”

Immigrants wanted: How to emigrate to Canada

Did you know that Canada’s government recently set out its plan to boost immigration for the period 2021-2023 and that the nation seeks to receive more than 400,000 immigrants each year? So, if you have been considering moving to Canada this is a good moment to think about it seriously. In 2020 immigration to CanadaContinue reading “Immigrants wanted: How to emigrate to Canada”

Hintonburg: Ottawa’s hipster neighborhood

The first time I was in Hintonburg it was a rainy day. I really couldn’t see much but as I lived that time in the East end of Ottawa, I never had the excuse or the curiosity to come back. What a mistake. In the past month I have rediscovered Hintonburg. What I found isContinue reading “Hintonburg: Ottawa’s hipster neighborhood”