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Getting around Canada: Snowmobiles

Away from the cities and towns, snowmobiles are the best way to have fun and/or get someplace in the winter. A Canadian invention back in the 1930s, the “skidoo” is the best way to travel in the bush in winter, along the cleared trails. In Ontario alone there are over 100,000 kilometres of recreational snowmobile […]

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Getting around Canada: Townships and concession roads

In most of Ontario and southern Quebec, the land is nicely divided into squares and grids of roads. This was done by the British Army’s Royal Engineers in the 1800s to ensure that the newcomers would be able to find their “land grants” easily. The modern secondary (country) roads reflect that orderly system to this […]

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Getting around Canada: Land & Air

Travelling around the world’s second largest country can be quite a challenge! Here are some of the most popular means of transport used in Canada, by land and air. Land CPR: the Canadian Pacific Railway, a national railway freight service. CNR: another national railway freight service. VIA RAIL: the national passenger train service. Greyhound bus […]

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Canada: Retraining programs

Many times, when a company in Canada goes out of business, the employees are eligible for a “retraining program” that is paid for by either the Federal or the Provincial Government. These are designed to get the person working again, but not always in their original kind of job. The person is paid through the […]

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Canada: Employment Insurance

Employment Insurance (or EI) is a mandatory deduction from your wages, each pay period. This is matched by your employer, every pay period, and is sent to the federal Government. This fund is a plan that pays you if you lose your job through no fault of your own (you won’t get paid EI if […]

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