Furnishing a house in Montréal

There are so many things to consider when buying or renting a house in Montréal, from choosing the neighborhood you like, to deciding on an apartment (otherwise called a "condo" in Canada), town house, or full-sized home...the choices are endless. This means that when it comes to furniture in Montréal, furnishing a house can [...]

From Montréal to New York

If you are settled in Montréal and are looking for a fun-filled weekend away with friends or family, New York is the perfect city break destination. The ‘Big Apple’ is bursting with life and energy; with its vibrant history and myriad cultures interwoven throughout the city there will always be new areas to explore, [...]

Hipster Heaven: Le Plateau Mont-Royal

Artists, hipsters, hippies, “bourgeois-bohème” (bobo)… This is the cultural diversity that explains the free spirit of Le Plateau Mont-Royal. This neighbourhood in Montréal is well-known as one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in North America! A combination of factors make Le Plateau Mont-Royal the place to be... Composed of a relatively young population (young families, [...]

A Guide to Official Canadian Holidays

If you're new to living and working in Canada, you may be wondering about the national holidays that will give you days you will have off from work to celebrate with friends, relax, or take an extended weekend vacation. While some of Canadian holidays may be similar to those of your home country, others [...]

2018-07-08T15:36:09+00:00By |Cultural, Leisure|

Is a Lump Sum Relocation Allowance Really the Right Way to Go?

Lump sum relocation allowances are exactly what they sound like: an employer cuts a check to their employee for a single sum of money instead of providing funds to specific aspects of the relocation, like exploration trips, flight tickets and moving expenses. In these situations, employees are free to use (and responsible for using) the [...]

2018-06-26T19:44:49+00:00By |HR Solutions|

ARIANNE is about to revolutionize the Canadian relocation industry

With the launch of our new website this week, the hard-working team at ARIANNE Relocation are all giving each other a hearty and well-deserved pat on the back for a job well done. After many painstaking months—more than we'd care to admit—the new site went live on June 19, offering loads of new features, [...]

2018-06-26T16:53:56+00:00By |Relocation|

Moving on up: Canadian Immigration Statistics in brief

The flow of immigrants into Canada has been hovering in historically high territory in recent years, and the Canadian Immigration Statistics are something that we keep a close eye on here at ARIANNE. As relocation specialists, it’s critical for us to understand who is moving from where to where, and when and, if possible, why. [...]

2018-06-14T11:50:12+00:00By |Immigration|

LGBT in Toronto: Where to go and what to know

The Huffington Post ranks Toronto the third most LGBT-friendly city in the world. Other sources call it the most gay-friendly city on earth. But all seem to agree that Toronto has one of the most open, active, accepted and all-embracing gay, lesbian and transgender communities ever. So if you’d like to associate, participate, or [...]

2018-06-11T06:53:16+00:00By |Life style, Toronto|
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