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Category: Canada

How to capitalise on Alberta’s worker shortage

"A good metaphor for the Canadian job market would be to describe it as an iceberg. The visible job market represents the tip, which is above the water. However, most of the jobs - like most of the iceberg - are hidden from view." Thelma suggests ways of tapping into all of those vacancies that never get advertised.

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Christmas around the world – Canada

"As a child I didn't give it much children ever? I assumed that Christmas was just the way we celebrated it. Going to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, then returning to a late dinner of tourtière and eggnog seemed the perfect way to relax and fall asleep. I would have dreamt of sugar-plums, had I any idea what they were." Nora reminisces about childhood Christmases in Canada!

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Winter in Canada

"As I write today, the temperature is a frigid -31° and snowy, so I feel particularly well qualified to share my thoughts with you about Canada's winter experience..." Thelma's advice about how to make the most of the Canadian Winter.

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Playing the waiting game wisely!

"You've applied for your Permanent Resident (PR) visa and know it could take up to two years to receive it. You've been waiting what seems like an eternity and you don't feel like waiting any longer. So you've decided to throw caution to the wind and leave early to start your new life in Canada." Thelma advises you to think again, and suggests ways to use the wait profitably.

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Know your service providers

"If you've just started your research for a move to Canada, you will have seen many adverts, both on the net and in print, for a myriad of service providers who can assist you with your move - but are you really clear about who does what and which service is the right one for you and your budget?" Thelma guides us through the labyrinth of seeking professional immigration advice.

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