Many Americans have visited the Great White North – if only to check out the Horseshoe Falls, which frankly kick the figurative butt of Niagara Falls’ U.S. side. In years past, when the Canadian dollar was so low that Americans came to Canada not just for maple syrup but to get married on the cheap, we have enjoyed a massive influx of tourists. But now, it seems, more and more Americans are coming to Canada to stay.
For these Yanks-turned-Canucks, making the transition to living in a foreign country may be easy. We’re not that different; after all, we have Starbucks everywhere, just like you. On the other hand, it’s the subtle differences that get you: yes, we love fast food, but no, we don’t eat biscuits with it. Biscuits are cookies here.
All differences aside, we are sure you will love relocating to Canada. What’s important is to be prepared for life in this great constitutional monarchy we call home. To help you get all your ducks in a row, here’s what you need to know about working, home ownership, and gaining access to Canada’s superb social system.
Interesting fact: Americans call everywhere in Canada, Canada. Whether they went sightseeing in Toronto, one of the world’s biggest metropolises, or hiked the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, for a hunting trip… they will tell their friends that they just got back from Canada and it was great.
Cabot Trail Nova Scotia by Gavin Langille
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