Category: Culture

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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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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! 69 Celtic Fest and Exploring Vancouver in 2 Hours Spring is here! There are so many things to love about spring. Vancouver is no longer gray. People seem to be in a happier mood. Cherry blossoms and tulips are blooming. Festival season is starting....

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3 Fun Events in Metro Vancouver that You Shouldn’t Miss this July

The month of July brings so much fun!  If you are a new immigrant, here are 3 fun events in Metro Vancouver that you shouldn’t miss when July rolls in. Canada Day Canada Day is the most important celebration in the entire country.  On this day, special events are organized in various locations to offer enjoyment, knowledge, and connections for attendees of all ages. There surely is a celebration in almost every community throughout Metro Vancouver. After all, Canada Day is one of the most awaited and fun events in the metro. Canada Day 2023 at the Shipyards (North Vancouver)...

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10 Things That I Love About Canada

I love Canada. I truly do. In this post, I will tell you 10 reasons why. Notes: There is an exception to almost everything. So, this list contains general observations only. If you have a different experience or opinion, please leave a comment. I would love to learn from you, too. This post is not meant to criticize my beloved country of birth or any other country. Rather, it is more of a list of best practices from Canada that I wish others will emulate. So what are the things that I love about Canada? Clear Air One of the...

Greeting, Personal Space, and Eye Contact are Integral in Non-Verbal Communication 0

3 Non-Verbal Communication Tips to Boost Your Personal Brand in the Canadian Workplace

Non-verbal communication is critical to our personal brand in the Canadian workplace and beyond.  In fact, numerous articles suggest that only 7% of communication is done through verbal communication, while 38% is made through tonality and 55% through body language. Every gesture is interpreted in the cultural context.  In Canada’s diverse society, non-verbal communication adds a certain complexity to messages we send or receive. In this post, we will look at 3 non-verbal communication tips to help you create an excellent personal brand. Greeting A high-ranking male executive from South America was once sent to Canada.  In his culture, kissing...

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5 Effective Verbal Communication Tips For Newcomers in the Canadian Workplace

Effective verbal communication is critical in creating a great first impression in the Canadian workplace.  But despite our best intentions, a newcomers’ lack of awareness of the culture, norms, and lingo may lead to awkward situations. Here are 5 effective verbal communication tips based on my personal observations, research, and conversations. Use of Personal Names In the Philippines, we show our respect for our superiors by calling them Ma’am or Sir.  So, when I landed my first job, it took me a while to get used to calling the head of the organization by his first name.  I felt awkward...

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Pink Shirt Day Awareness And Its Impact on Immigrant Integration

Pink Shirt Day is one of the pleasant and purposeful celebrations that I have experienced for the first time in Canada.  I love pink but my support for this special day goes beyond that.  I believe that awareness of Pink Shirt Day and what it stands for help in an immigrant’s effective integration into Canadian society. In this post, I will talk about this celebration, the definition of bullying, the importance of bullying awareness to immigrants, how I support this campaign in my own little way, and how you can help support it as well. What is Pink Shirt Day?...