5 great spots to go for a picnic in Ottawa

Very soon it will become the perfect time to go for a picnic in Ottawa. You know the scenario. There are trees that offer nice shade, and a green, fluffy lawn to sit on while you enjoy the warm weather and some snacks. Ottawa is a green city with vast natural areas and beautiful parks,Continue reading “5 great spots to go for a picnic in Ottawa”

Cost of living: Is Ottawa an expensive city?

Many people who think of Ottawa as a possible city to move to, wonder what is the cost of living, especially compared to other major cities in Canada. The truth is that Ottawa is not an expensive city when compared to Toronto or Vancouver, But on the other hand it isn’t exactly  a cheap cityContinue reading “Cost of living: Is Ottawa an expensive city?”

Orleans: beauty and nature in the east end of Ottawa

When my husband was exploring the idea of moving to Ottawa, various neighborhoods came to mind. They were Nepean, Kanata and Orleans, all basically residential, family-oriented neighborhoods. I didn’t have any part in choosing the neighborhood. I didn’t know the city and he was the Canadian one, so I let him make the decision, AfterContinue reading “Orleans: beauty and nature in the east end of Ottawa”

How to migrate to Canada through the Caregiver program

It is hardly news to anyone that there is a need for people who can work as a caregivers for children and the elderly in Canada. Did you know that there are two pilot programs through which you can get a temporary work permit as a caregiver and later on obtain Permanent Residence status? TheContinue reading “How to migrate to Canada through the Caregiver program”

My kids’ experiences adapting to school in Canada

When moving to another country to start a new life, one of the main concerns people with families have is how well their kids are going to adapt to their new schools. Do they have a good command of the country’s language? Are they going to make new friends easily? Will they be happy withContinue reading “My kids’ experiences adapting to school in Canada”