Get to know Ottawa Universities and Colleges

Are you thinking about going back to school to switch careers, gain new skills to further your employment options, or invest in personal development? Canada truly values education, and higher learning is not just for recent high school graduates. Be advised that Ottawa universities are some of the best in Canada. No matter what [...]

2018-06-01T11:23:10+00:00By |Education, Ottawa|

The Canadian History Museum

The Canadian History Museum (Musée canadien de l'histoire) is located in the Hull district of Gatineau, near to Ottawa. Formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization, it is Canada's national museum of Canadian and world history and civilization, sharing richly diverse and colourful histories and cultures through a mixture of permanent, temporary and even virtual [...]

How to get Canadian citizenship

If you have been settled in Canada for a few years and feel a strong affinity to the country, you may wish to apply for Canadian citizenship. The process is not always straightforward, so you need to be properly prepared before you apply. Firstly, you need to determine if you are eligible to become [...]

University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa, as its name says, is the university of Ottawa City. It is the biggest bilingual university in North America with more than 40,000 students, and 450 different programs. Founded in 1848, it is also one of the oldest universities in Canada. At first, it was a Catholic school named College of [...]

Houses and apartments in Ottawa

If you want to buy or rent a house or apartment in Ottawa you have to pay attention to the price! The rental can be quite expensive, depending on where you want to live. Ottawa, as Canada’s capital city, offers a lot of living options and different price ranges. Needless to say that if [...]

Elementary and Secondary French-language schools in Ottawa

Relocating to a new city like Ottawa is already a complex process, but it can be made even more difficult if you're also looking into schools for your children. It can be especially challenging when you're looking for French-speaking schools in an English-speaking province. Across the province of Ontario there are 455 French-language schools, [...]

Canadian cities ranked Best for Quality of Life, again!

Mercer's 20th Quality of Living Survey is out! We explain why Canadian cities continue making it to the top in 2018. Each year, the HR consulting firm, Mercer, publishes an index ranking of the quality of life in major cities around the world, in order to assist their multinational clients choose where to relocate their employees, on [...]

Health Insurance in Ontario: OHIP

When you relocate, knowing about the Ontario healthcare system is very important, as it will most likely be different from your home country. The government-run Ontario Health Insurance Plan, or OHIP, covers most basic and emergency medical services in, and outside of Ontario, provided they are needed for medical reasons. OHIP also permits healthcare [...]

North America: The Geography of Canada

Canada may be the second largest country in the world, covering 9.9 million square kilometers, but when it comes to the geography of Canada, most people know very little about it. Often, it seems to take a back seat to the USA and gets lumped in with the title of “North America” - which it is [...]

Cheers to Canadian beers

There is nothing better than a cold beer after a long day of working, traveling and unpacking. And when you relocate you will find a large assortment of Canadian beers to try! Before refrigerators were invented, Canada had the perfect climate to make beer, and this is why the European settlers and traders decided [...]

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