moving to Canada

Hockey in Nova Scotia – the National Sport of Canada

Canada is a nation of hockey lovers. It is certainly more than just a game – it’s an adored way of life and is characteristically Canadian.

From frozen-over ponds and community rinks, to the top arenas, you will find Canadians playing hockey. There is year round media coverage of hockey, there is a hockey scene […]

Where Are the Cheapest Canadian Cities?

Canada is a massive country with ten provinces and many livable cities to choose from.

Many people are drawn to the natural beauty of the west coast, but are put off by the extreme cost of housing and the highest overall cost of living in Canada.

So what other cities are a good choice in terms of affordability […]

Moving to Canada: Will it all work out?

Moving to Canada or another country is definitely not for the faint of heart. When we decided to move to Nova Scotia without the security of jobs, people honestly thought we had lost the plot.

Yet, many other people would tell us how brave we were and how they wished they had the guts to do […]

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 […]

Which Country Has the Most Bank Holidays?

I thought we’d chat about Bank Holidays on today’s blog and in particular which country has the most public holidays – Canada or the UK?

Bank holidays are known as public holidays in Canada and unlike the UK, each province of Canada has a differing set of public holidays. For the purpose of today’s blog, […]

There’s No Jobs in Nova Scotia…..Really?

Moving to Nova Scotia and How to Find Work
One of the biggest issues with moving to Nova Scotia seems to be the impression that there is a lack of jobs. We are not sure we would agree. Here’s why….

When we first decided to move to Canada and headed out on a research trip to […]


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