moving to Canada

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Buying a Home in Nova Scotia, Canada – It’s a Very Different Process Here

Buying Home in Nova Scotia – Here’s What You Should Know About the Process….

Newly landed immigrants to Nova Scotia who don’t plan to rent long term need to know exactly what they are getting into when buying their first home in Canada, as there are quite a few significant differences between the process in the […]

Canadian Immigration: Job Sponsorship versus Finding Work on Arrival

Some of the most asked questions we receive here at Moving 2 Nova Scotia is about finding work. If you are seriously thinking about moving to Canada, the dilemma I’m about to describe may be the biggest you will face.
Should I Get a Visa First Or a Job Sponsorship?
For many people, being able to […]

Essential Information for Moving to Canada

Population:  Canada is the second largest country on earth—10 million square kilometres, with a population of 36 million (December 2016)
Canada has ten provinces and three territories. Each province and territory has its own capital city.

Capital city of Canada: Ottawa

Largest city: Toronto

Most Populated Provinces: Ontario and Québec (62.1% of the Canadian total)  followed by British Columbia, Alberta, […]

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, 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 […]

Moving Your Pet to Canada

Moving your pet to Canada is possible but how easy is it and what are the costs involved?

For many people starting a new life in Canada, the thought of moving here without their furry family member is unheard of. So where to start….

Firstly, you may want to check out the import requirements for moving […]

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 […]

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