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Why Can’t I Find a Job in Canada?

5 Resume Mistakes That Come Between You and Your Dream Job If you are a new immigrant, you might have asked the question “Why Can’t I Find a Job in Canada?”. A resume is usually our first contact with employers. If we fail to make a great first impression with our resume, we will not move on to the next steps of the hiring process. This article then talks about five mistakes that prevent you from landing your dream job in Canada. 1. Wrong contact information Imagine this situation. You created a compelling resume. However, you mistyped your contact information...

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Living in Canada Without a Car? It Is Manageable.

“Is living in Canada without a car manageable?” This is probably one of the questions that new and prospective immigrants to Canada have in mind as they figure out their finances. The answer to this question is yes with exceptions. This article will share some scenarios when having access to a car is a better option compared to relying on public transit. I’ve been driving for a long time now. But, I still find myself taking public transit quite frequently because of its numerous advantages. Topping the list of advantages is avoiding the exorbitant gas prices that plague BC, Canada....

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5 Things I Love About Living in a Canadian City

There is no perfect place. But there is a place that is perfect for each of us. To me, that is a city in Canada. In this article, I will share the top five things I love about living in a Canadian city. We always hear about the disadvantages of living in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and other bigger Canadian cities. By now, we know of key issues such as exorbitant rent, housing crisis, homelessness, and the high cost of living in urban areas in the country. To give a more realistic and balanced view for new and prospective immigrants to...

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5 Reasons Why I am Not Leaving Canada

A quick Google search shows that immigrants are leaving Canada in record-breaking numbers. They have numerous reasons for leaving and these are readily available with a click of the mouse. To help new and future immigrants get a balanced view, I will be sharing the reasons why I am not leaving Canada. Resources Are Available In Canada, resources are available to vulnerable or underprivileged groups. Even before leaving the Philippines, I already got help in preparing for life in Canada. While the Land of Maple Syrup is far from perfect, it does offer resources and programs that are not yet...

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Public Transport: Metro Vancouver’s Translink vs London’s TFL

You are excited to use your new Canadian passport that allows you to travel visa-free to 180+ countries. As you think about taking public transport from one attraction to another, you feel your excitement turn into worry. Do not fret and enjoy the experience. In this blog, I will share my observations on London, UK’s Transport for London (TFL) system, and compare it with Metro Vancouver, Canada’s Translink. I am happy to share that the systems are similar, which makes navigating London’s complex system a breeze. Here are some notes that may help you enjoy your adventure even more: Travelers...

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Canadian Immigrant’s Life (video 41 and beyond)

I took the leap of faith and migrated to this country without even a glimpse of a Canadian immigrant’s life. So, I created a YouTube channel to help new and future immigrants prepare better for their journey ahead. Canada has given me so much so I am passing the blessings forward to you. All the best! 78 Quick Look at Fort Langley I guess Langley is not as popular as other Lower Mainland, BC cities or municipalities such as Vancouver, North Vancouver or White Rock. However, this quiet town also has a lot to offer. Click the click to find...

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Experience Life in Canada in Full Color (1-40)

Life in Canada is challenging but fulfilling. Watch these videos to experience life as a Canadian Immigrant in full color. 40 2023 Summer Festivals in Vancouver Recap Before autumn comes, I’m sharing one of the reasons why I love summers in Vancouver. Here are some scenes from some of the memorable festivals across Metro Vancouver. 39 Quarry Rock Hike Hiking is always a rewarding experience as I get to see nature’s artwork in all its glory after a challenging climb. I am thankful that beautiful British Columbia offers numerous world-renowned trails. Visit Quarry Rock with me. 38 2023 Powell Street...

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The Canadian Passport and Its Perks

The Canadian passport is one of the most powerful passports in the world. As of 2023, it allows its bearer to travel visa-free to over 180 countries. While Canadian citizenship has many benefits, I consider having a Canadian passport one of its greatest bonuses. The convenience and ease of travel is especially important for people who have family and friends all over the world. Let’s talk about three of the advantages of having a Canadian Passport. Savings on visa application costs Visa applications are never free. In fact, it is expensive. My brother and I visited the UK at the...

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Exploring Serene Calgary in Less Than 24 Hours

Calgary is a cosmopolitan city with a serene small-town vibe. This sentence pretty much sums up my impressions of Alberta’s largest city. In this blog post, I will share my detailed impression of “cowtown”. This post is complemented by my YouTube video with a similar title. Come and join me on a quick visual tour of Calgary by clicking this link. Trains seem to be the most common mode of public transportation. While exploring Downtown Calgary, I saw trains every few minutes. But throughout my short stay, I only recall seeing a bus twice. The CTrain is the quickest public...

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Summer in Canada: Things That I Love and Don’t Love About It

Summer in Canada brings me so much joy! The familiar warmth that envelopes me, the brightness that lifts the gloom from rainy Vancouver, and the energy that radiates from communities are exhilarating. There are things that I love and don’t love about this season. So, if you are thinking of moving or visiting Canada during the summer, this blog post is for you. Summer in Canada Tidbits Months The seasons are defined by the sun’s movement in the sky.  For the northern hemisphere, summer starts at the summer solstice when the sun is farthest north.  It ends at the autumnal...