living in Nova Scotia

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 […]

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.

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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 […]

New BLOG: What You Need to Know When Buying Your First Home in Nova Scotia

Moving to Nova Scotia, Canada and buying your first home.

Here’s all the essential information you need to know about how the Canadian home buying process works and what you need to know as a newcomer to Canada.

Feel free to get in touch with us if you require any further information or we can help […]

Black Fly – the Downside of Living in Nova Scotia

From mid May until the end of June (sometimes early July) we are blessed with black fly season.  There are many species of black fly within Canada (approximately 165) but only two that swarm and bite and we have this type here in Nova Scotia 🙁

Unlike mosquitos, black flies lay their eggs on moving […]

School Catchment Areas and Maps for Halifax Regional School Board

Hey everyone!

For people moving to Halifax with children, one of their main priorities is to find a good school and to get their children settled in their new environment as quickly as possible. As the province doesn’t appear to publish a school ranking guide, it’s sometimes a word of mouth or trusting-your-own-instincts kind of […]

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 10 years and coming from Wales, I can honestly say the weather here is pretty decent. Now, that’s […]

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 […]

Surviving Your First Winter in Canada | Moving 2 Nova Scotia

Surviving your first winter in Canada will require a little bit of planning and thought. Winter in Nova Scotia generally starts with a big dump of snow mid-November as a “get yourself organised” warning and then the real winter conditions start in January through to March, with plenty of snow, ice and cold temperatures.

Compared to […]

Winter in Nova Scotia: Getting Your Vehicle Ready

Winter is just around the corner in Nova Scotia. In some Canadian provinces it has already arrived but thankfully we have been enjoying a most spectacular November.

This will be our 10th winter in Nova Scotia and from experience, we know that winter will coming roaring in like a lion so we start to prepare for […]

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