Top 10 study spots for students in Ottawa in 2022

Canada is nowadays one of the most desirable destinations to study abroad, due to the quality of its education, the affordability of its universities compared to other countries, and because it’s a way to emigrate to Canada. Did you know that among the five top student-friendly Canadian cities is Ottawa? The capital of Canada isContinue reading “Top 10 study spots for students in Ottawa in 2022”

How to immigrate to Canada as an international student

One of the many ways to migrate legally to Canada is to come as an international student. The advantages of this path are its quickness and the increased chances of obtaining permanent residence. Canada is currently the top study abroad destination, according to several surveys, due to its highly ranked universities, the quality of education,Continue reading “How to immigrate to Canada as an international student”

Beacon Hill: the neighborhood of great schools in Ottawa

I often hear a question from people interested in moving to Ottawa:  where are the nicest neighborhoods in Canada’s capital? For people who live in Ottawa it’s kind of difficult to answer that question, not because of a lack of nice neighborhoods, but because practically all neighborhoods in Ottawa are really nice. So, my replyContinue reading “Beacon Hill: the neighborhood of great schools in Ottawa”

Algonquin College: one of the best in Ontario and it’s in Ottawa

Once I moved to Ottawa I often heard the name Algonquin. Gradually I understood that people were referring to a college, and apparently a good one because I know of many people who have studied there. But it’s only more recently that I have found out that Algonquin College is one of the best inContinue reading “Algonquin College: one of the best in Ontario and it’s in Ottawa”

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”

Where to study English or French in Ottawa

For many immigrants who come to Ottawa, mastering the English language is a must. If a newcomer doesn’t have an advanced level, they will need to look for a language school to fill in any gaps in order to succeed in the job market. In the case the newcomer speaks good English but doesn’t knowContinue reading “Where to study English or French in Ottawa”

OTTAWA: Q & A

In the past few years, Ottawa has caught the attention of many people as an interesting place to move to, in part due to good job opportunities, and because of relatively affordable housing. That’s why Ottawa has grown a lot in recent years, and many of its residents are people who have arrived from otherContinue reading “OTTAWA: Q & A”

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?”

The top 10 secondary schools in Ottawa

Secondary education is the immediate step before heading off to university, so many concerned parents want of course to look for a very good high school to guarantee their children receive the best preparation. Many people interested in moving to Ottawa from nearby cities have asked me which are the best high schools in theContinue reading “The top 10 secondary schools in Ottawa”

The 10 best elementary schools in Ottawa

One of the things that I like the most in Canada is that most kids go to the school nearest to their homes. These are often within walking distance, but the students can also use bikes or take the school bus. It’s easier and stress-free. Who wants to drive for half an hour or moreContinue reading “The 10 best elementary schools in Ottawa”