life in Nova Scotia

How Can I Find a Family Doctor in Nova Scotia?

If you have been following the Nova Scotia news, you’ll be aware that we have an acute shortage of doctors in our province.

As of December 1st, 42,198 Nova Scotians were without a family doctor and on the provincial wait list.

Nova Scotia health officials say they have recruited 92 doctors since April 1st 2018 although […]

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 […]

Winter in Nova Scotia and School Storm Days

Winter in Nova Scotia and school storm days go hand in hand. Compared to other provinces in Canada it seems Nova Scotia issues more school cancellations than many other parts of the country.

The reason for this? No-one can give me a conclusive answer, but it seems as though the coastal dampness causes rapid and […]

Where Can I buy British Food in Nova Scotia?

Maybe you are fairly new to Nova Scotia and wondering if it’s possible to buy British food in Nova Scotia. Your luck is in. You can more or less find anything on your shopping list, but be prepared to pay a premium for it.

For the longest time, we craved proper back bacon, walkers crisps […]

Winter in Nova Scotia, Canada | Outdoor Ice Skating |Moving 2 Nova Scotia

Embracing winter in Nova Scotia means embracing winter outdoor activities. This will be our 10th winter in Halifax, Nova Scotia and we love it! I honestly never thought I would get used to Canadian winters (because I feel the cold and love to be warm) but winters here are just so different from the […]

The Truth About the Traffic in Nova Scotia

One of the things I disliked most about living in the UK was the traffic. Driving around Cardiff was always congested. It used to take Richard 45 minutes to drive 5 miles from our home to his office. And when I was working afternoon shifts at the hospital, I would have to set off […]

Working in Nova Scotia – How Many Paid Holidays Will I Get?

And, what’s my annual leave entitlement?

One of the biggest shockers for us UK peeps when moving to Nova Scotia (or any other part of Canada) is the holiday entitlement we are allocated in our new job.

I can’t fully remember what the entitlement was like for Richard’s job in the UK (I’m thinking 4 weeks or […]

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