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Getting Your Canadian Class 5 Driver’s License

*This post originally appeared in https://tropicstorockies.com/ I recently got my Canadian Class 5 Driver’s License here in Charlottetown. The entire process took around two weeks and I was fortunate enough to have passed the written and driving tests on the first try. I’ll write about my experience in this post as …

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Immigrant Story: First WINTER ,First year in CANADA

  My first winter encounter, in fact, my first week in Canada had me experiencing a bundle of “firsts”, like meeting people of different culture as the Filipinos,  learning a new outdoor winter activities, driving in a snowstorm and generally marvelling at the very cold temperatures and dodging knee-deep snow banks. It also …

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Canada Child Benefit (CCB) – How much your family will get

Canada Child Benefit (CCB) – How much your family will get Canada Child Benefit (CCB) will start in July 2016 and replacing the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB), Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) and National Child Benefit and Supplement (NCBS). So, how much this new program will give families with …

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The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) on July 2016

The long wait is over; Ottawa is revamping the child tax benefits to help the low and middle-income families. The changes were promised in the Liberal campaign platform. In the current system, families with net income of $30,000 and with one kid under six would have received $4,852 in child …

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3 Reasons Why I Love Living in Canada “No Matter What”

I am a Civil Engineer by profession in the Philippines. I have my own construction firm and I teach at a prestigious University.  My wife is a Registered Nurse in a big hospital and my daughter likes to be a teacher someday.  One day, I had a phone call from …

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IELTS Testing Day: Speaking Test

*This post originally appeared in tropicstorockies.wordpress.com* In our last post, we talked about how to book and prepare for your IELTS test. In this post, we’ll be sharing our experience when we took the Speaking portion of our IELTS test last July 22, 2015. Usually, one takes all the IELTS …

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Upcoming Changes to Canadian Citizenship Act this 2016

Liberals reveal the proposed changes to Citizenship Act which is expected to be implemented this year. According to Immigration Minister John McCallum, these changes will provide greater flexibility for applicants trying to meet the requirements for citizenship and help immigrants become full-fledged Canadian citizens. Here’s an overview of the proposed …

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Telephone Scams that each Immigrant should identify

Immigrants should be aware of telephone scams common in Canada. Newcomers are usually the target of phone scammers here. They aren’t knowledgeable enough about how things work here. For a gullible person, it would be quite convincing. So here are some scam calls that everyone should be on alert: Immigration …

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