moving to 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.

*Please […]

13 Things to Know When Moving to Nova Scotia

Are you looking to move to Nova Scotia? Does the thought of moving fill you with fear? Do you have a ton of questions going through your mind?

It’s perfectly normal to feel a little anxious about moving –the relocation process can be challenging as it often forces you to step out of your comfort […]

What’s It Like Living in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Thank you to Richard Payne of Halifax Homes and Lifestyles for sharing this blog post that he wrote. Check out www.richardpayne.ca for more valuable blog posts on living and working in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
 
Of course, everyone will have their own opinion of what it is like living in Halifax, Nova Scotia and here is […]

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 […]

Finding a Home in Halifax, Nova Scotia

One of the most difficult parts about relocating to Nova Scotia is choosing where to live and finding a home. If you have a family with school aged children, my guess is you want to make the process as streamlined and as easy as possible for every family member.

Moving to an area, starting your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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