Do you have questions about renovation, education, kids, transport, healthcare and more. Within the 'Settling In' section we cover anything and everything to do with owning a property and/or living in Canada.
National sports and pastimes
The culture of Canada is that of having an active and outdoor lifestyle,
and as such both spectating and participating in sport is hugely
The national summer sport of Canada is lacrosse, which is also the oldest
sport. Lacrosse was first played by Canadian natives, the First Nations,
some 500 years ago.
It is, however, the national winter sport which is truly the most popular
sport and as such, it has become synonymous with the Canadian identity:
this is, More...
Law and the police
When you relocate to another country, it is essential that you take
the time to investigate the legal system so that you know what you can and
can't do and what is acceptable behaviour. This week, Stewart Buchanan
of the Canada Buying Guide provides an insight into law enforcement
and policing in Canada and provides some need-to-know background on
the most important areas of the law...
Canada's system of laws and the police forces that enforce them More...
Finding work in Canada
Beginning your job search when looking for work in Canada can seem
like a daunting task, especially given the current economic climate. This
week,Stewart Buchanan of the Canada Buying Guide provides an insight into
employment in Canada, some tips on how to find work and how to increase
your chances of finding employment by looking for the right employment
There are a wealth of reasons why the idea of working in Canada has led a
huge number of expats to More...
Healthcare in Canada: Part one
In Canada healthcare is provided to all residents and citizens through a
publically funded system. Private insurance is available but it only
accounts for a minimal amount of the overall system. Unlike the rest of
Canada, where income tax funds things, the province of British Columbia
imposes a modest fixed monthly premium to augment the funding. For
individuals with a low income this premium can be waived or reduced. There
is just one universal plan for everyone as all the essential More...
Getting connected in Canada
Although in the past being connected to the internet would have been
considered a luxury, in 21st century life it truly is an essential,
particularly if you are leaving friends and family behind in the UK or if
you need to search for employment opportunities.#
In Canada you may initially think that the monthly subscription fee for
the internet is quite high but unlike the UK, you do not need to rent a
telephone line before connecting to the internet. This means that if More...