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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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Canada Pension Plan

The Canada Pension Plan is a mandatory deduction, taken from your wages in every pay period, that is matched by your employer. This goes towards a retirement pension at age 65. The amount is based on your gross earnings, each pay period. It is NOT supposed to be your entire income at retirement, but only […]

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Emigrating to Canada: Common immigration terms M-Z

If you’re going to immigrate to Canada, you’ll have to wade through a sea of alphabet soup to get there! We’ve drawn together a set of the more common terms you might come across if you’re planning to emigrate to Canada. Medicals = When you are requested by CIC to submit Medical tests MOC = […]

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