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Why Do We Celebrate Labour Day in Canada?

Labour Day is celebrated annually on the first Monday of September. A holiday created to celebrate labourers, it is often recognised as the last holiday of the summer. Labour Day is a Statutory holiday in Canada, meaning a day-off of work for most people. It is also the last day before school starts, making it a great opportunity for an end of summer bash!

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How to Prepare for Winter intake in Canada

Missed the fall term, but still want to come to Canada? You’re in luck! Most Canadian universities and colleges have a Winter term intake. Prepare now for school this year!

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In-Demand Human Resource Management Career in Canada

There has been a shift in the in-demand occupations in Canadian. Due the global pandemic, consumer, and business habits have evolved, and with these changes so have the job demands. Human Resource Management is now one of the professions highly sought after employers. So what exactly do HR Managers to do?

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What I’ve learnt from Canadian Cereal Boxes

A cereal box tells a story. The images, product description and company biography come together to form a warming morning welcome. In Canada, a glance at the ingredient list often provides humble satisfaction; non-GMO, organic, low sugar, natural ingredients, locally-made. . . ah. But whats more, and may surprise newcomers, is the language these details are written in. Or the two languages to be precise.

International Travel to Canada to resume in September?

As you may have heard, Canada re-opened fully vaccinated U.S. travellers on August 9. Next, they intended to re-open to the world, commencing September 7th! There are still health and safety measures required of fully vaccinated travellers, these include: Pre-arrival molecular Covid-19 testing Providing details through the ArriveCan App Providing

Back to school in Canada 2021

What to expect going Back to School in Every Province in Canada in Fall 2021

The world and Canada have been going through a lot of changes since 2020. Now, Canada is preparing for children and adults of all ages to get back to school in Fall 2021. The back-to-school protocol is unique to each province and territory. Here is what you need to know to prepare for going back to school in YOUR province!

Monday the 2nd of August is B.C. Day and Civic Holiday!

In Canada, the first Monday in August marks B.C. Day, or New Brunswick Day, Saskatchewan Day, Heritage Day, Terry Fox Day, Natal Day, or simply Civic Holiday. Wait, what? That’s right. Canada is comprised of many different provinces and Territories. The first Monday of August has become a statutory holiday


Covid-19 Update July 11 – 16

Canada’s vaccine progress is catching-up with the United States, with more than 44.2 million does administered across the county.


Covid Update July 5-8

Manitoba to move forward with reopening plan earlier than expected, as they surpass vaccination target This week Ontario sees no new Covid-19 deaths fro the first time in 9 months. Quebec college are offering promotion and easier access to vaccination in hopes of reaching their target of having 75% of


Covid-19 Update June 28 -July 2

Each Canadian province and territory has their own Covid reopening plan. Some of which are already in relatively open phases, and many of which are moving along in reopening this week. Please see this week’s reopening plans by location.

Canada Day 2021 July 1

Canada Day 2021

This year, Canada Day will be one like no other. In the face of the global pandemic, many celebrations have been cancelled or were never planned to begin with. With the recent discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves on residential school sites, the nation has been grappling with the atrocities of it’s colonial foundation. This has led to cancelations and changes of events in respect of our Indigenous Peoples communities. But many of you may still be wondering, what is Canada Day?

Top 5 Places to Live in Canada in 2021

Discover these previously hidden Canadian gems. As the global pandemic continues to shift lifestyles, many Canadians are seeking out towns with access to exquisite nature and more affordable living cost. According to the RATASDOTCA 2021 “Canada’s Livability Report” these are the places you need to check out now! 1. Langford,


Top Ten Frozen Treats in Canada to try this Summer

Summer has finally arrived in Canada! Beautiful sunny days do exist in the Great North! The best way to beat the heat is indulging in delicious frozen treats. While there will be ice cream shops, gelato wagons, and confectionary stands galore, for a quick reprieve, here are the best 10

Canada's Borders re-opening to International Travellers

Canada to relax Quarantine Rules for Vaccinated Travellers

Canada has plans to amend the 14 travel quarantine for incomers to Canada. Canada currently require incoming travellers to quarantine for fourteen days, including a three day hotel quarantine for air travellers. Word from the federal government suggest that Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will no longer be required to


How to join the Canada International Student Talent Show!

We, here at CISM, are so excited to announce our First Virtual Talent Show for International Students. This announcement is made event sweeter the fact that will be awarding 10x $500 CAD prizes! Check out our guidelines and info here, then head over to our event page to upload your

How to have a Victorious Victoria Day in 2021

Victoria day is coming up on May, 24th this year. A beacon of summer, celebrating the former Queen of Canada and Britain, expect fireworks, picnics and nice weather across Canada! The holiday long weekend is also a popular time for concerts, festival and sporting events. This year, things may look


Satiated In The Sun With A Great Canadian Barbecue

There are always ways to find fun in the sun! Summer 2021 plans in Canada may still up in the air in the face of the Covid-19 crisis, but that doesn’t mean summer is cancelled. Cook-up a great Canadian BBQ in the safety of your social bubble to enjoy some


Have the Best Mother’s Day in 2021

Mom, mumma, mother, mam, there are a lot of name’s for that special lady but only one day (officially) dedicated wholly to her. Mother’s Day is a Canadian Holiday celebrated on the second Sunday of May, this year it’s May 9th! Mother’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the care,

Take in the Delicious Taste of Canada

Canada has a lot to offer. We often hear about the mountains, oceans, and wildlife, but what about the food? Here are 10 uniquely Canadian dishes to drool over. 1. Butter Tarts A simple, and quintessential Canadian treat, butter tarts are small flaky pastries filled with a gooey butter, sugar


St. George’s Day, A Spectacular Sea-Side Special

A Canadian public holiday unique to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. George’s Day, is coming up on the 26th of April! Saint George, best known for slaying a dragon, was a Roman Cavalryman and Christian saint. His day is celebrated by several nations, including England, Bulgaria, Portugal, Georgia,


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