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Jerry

About Jerry

Before my family and I relocated to Canada where I received a teaching opportunity at one of the country’s renowned universities, my wife and kids were naturally full of questions. What would the schools be like? How does healthcare work? Is Canadian French very different than European French? What about Canadian English verses European English? How cold are those frigid northern winters we’ve heard so much about? The only way to fully understand a new city or country is to experience it first-hand. My family and I decided to embrace our relocation as an adventure. Years after the move, we still consider “The Great White North” our home, and we couldn’t be more satisfied with our quality of life here. // Avant que ma famille et moi-même soyons relocalisés au Canada parce que j’ai eu l’opportunité d’aller enseigner dans l’une des universités assez réputée du pays, ma femme et mes enfants avaient naturellement beaucoup de questions. A quoi ressemblent les écoles ? Comment fonctionne le système de santé ? Le français canadien est-il vraiment différent de celui parlé en France ? L’anglais canadien est-il vraiment différent de celui parlé en Europe? Est-ce que les hivers sont vraiment très rigoureux? La meilleure façon de comprendre entièrement une nouvelle ville et un pays est d’en faire personnellement l’expérience. Ma famille et moi avons décidé de voir la relocalisation comme une aventure. Quelques années plus tard, nous considérons “Le Grand Nord Blanc” comme notre maison et nous ne pourrions pas être plus satisfaits.

Guide to Tipping in British Columbia

Every country has its own etiquette when it comes to tipping service employees like wait staff, bartenders, hair stylists, and taxi drivers, so it’s not surprising that you may be a little confused about what the expectations are when you first more to British Columbia. Here’s a guide to help you feel more comfortable with tipping in British Columbia in a variety of situations.


Unemployment in Canada: making your next move

In Canada, workers who find themselves unemployed have a variety of support and resources from both governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to presenting work opportunities to residents of Canada. Here’s a look at the steps you should take to minimize the stress of unemployment in Canada, stay on your feet, and turn a tough situation into an opportunity.


Parental Leave in Ontario

Growing your family can be an exciting an meaningful part of any life. Canada, and the province of Ontario, understand this. The Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has ensured that new mothers and fathers are provided with time off work and job security after the birth of their children. Thanks to this, having a child in Ontario can be a time of joy, not worry or stress.