About Jane Killeen-Payne

Jane moved to Fall River, NS in 2007 with her husband and at the time 2 kids. Now with 3 kids she shares her knowledge on moving to another country on this website for others doing the same

Are You Coming to Nova Scotia for the Weather?

One of the big attractions for us in moving to Canada was the weather. A lot of the UK, in case anybody doesn’t know, can be very “grey” and “drizzly”.

Having lived in Nova Scotia for nearly 16 years and coming from Wales, I can honestly say the weather here is pretty decent. Now, that’s […]

Nova Scotia’s School System

Public Schools

In Nova Scotia, most residents attend public
school, starting at age 5 with grade Primary in elementary school.

Children who will be at least four years old by December 31 of the school year now have the option to access free, universal pre-primary education. More information on the Pre-primary program can be found here.

*Please […]

150 Reasons to Love Canada

Canada Day is the national day of Canada. July 1 marks the day the colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick became a single dominion within the British Empire called Canada.

On the eve of Canada Day 2020 and Canada’s 153rd birthday, I came across this awesome list of the reasons why people LOVE Canada and I […]

Buying Your First Home in Nova Scotia, Canada : A Newcomers’ Guide

Buying a home in Canada can be a lot different from the system you may be familiar with.

Having worked with many people moving to Nova Scotia, I do find one of the biggest questions I get asked is related to the home buying process and in particular, can they qualify for a mortgage and […]

By |January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog||0 Comments

Buying Your First Home in Nova Scotia

Hey everyone,

I’m not going to go into the home buying process here in Canada – that’s Richard’s area of expertise – and he’d be more than happy to share his knowledge with you.

The purpose of today’s blog is to get you thinking about a few practical things when the time comes to buying your […]

Which Company Service Should You Use for Transferring Your Money?

In today’s blog, I’m going to discuss which companies offer the best deal when transferring your hard earned money into Canadian dollars.

I have limited my search to two major players in the game – TransferWise (the more common-knowledge and probably the most popular currency exchange company) and Tor-FX (the lesser known company).

Personally, Tor-FX narrowly […]

A few pros and cons of living in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Wondering what it’s like living in Halifax, Nova Scotia? Read on….

Hey everyone,

I’ve fallen way behind on blogging for Moving 2 Nova Scotia and have been answering all your questions directly. But with a new (ish) month and with the children finally back in school, I’ve decided to pick up where I left off.

Today I […]

By |September 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog||0 Comments

The Canadian Way of Holidaying: A Rethink

Holidaying in Canada: As we enter our 10th year of living in Nova Scotia, we are very much settled in the Canadian way of holidaying, yet as a Brit, it took a little adjustment as we initially found it quite unusual.

The reason we did find it unusual at the time is, I suspect because we’ve […]

10 Reasons Why Canada is the Best Country in the World

Canada is on a roll with world rankings when it comes to reasons why it’s the best country in the world. It consistently ranks in the top 5 countries to live based on multiple parameters like quality of life, economic growth, an opportunity for entrepreneurship and so forth.

I came across this really cool article which […]

By |February 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog||0 Comments

Exploring Nova Scotia in the Winter: Fun Things to Do in the Annapolis Valley

If you are fairly new to living here, chances are you will be spending a lot of your spare time and weekends exploring Nova Scotia, I know we certainly did.

If you fancy taking a road trip to explore further afield, there are some wonderful things to see and do in the Annapolis Valley. Not […]


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