By Logan Rokwild
Ah, snow! Winter is a magical time of year in Canada, but for newcomers for whom this may be their first taste of sub-zero temperatures, some tips on how to dress warm may be in order.
The Québec education system is secular. It is free for Québec residents, from kindergarten to college (post-secondary) inclusively.
Education is offered in French or English, depending on the language of instruction in each school. However, since French is the official language of Québec, children of immigrants, regardless of their parents’ mother tongue, are usually required to attend a francophone school until the end of secondary studies.
By Deirdre Levinson » Your early days (or weeks and months) in Canada can be extremely trying from a financial perspective. It is even more so if your rainy day cash reserves are low and you either haven't found a job or are working for really low wages.
Beyond the main concerns about finding a job and getting started in Canada, one of the major fears for newcomers to the country is one about assimilation. This is especially true for immigrants coming from non-Western cultures who wonder what everyday life is like in Canada, and if they will be able to fit in.