Hop into the Easter Spirit With These Exciting Ideas for Easter And Good Friday

How Easter came to be  The origins of Easter are rooted in ancient traditions that celebrated the spring equinox, commonly referred to as the arrival of spring. The spring equinox, which occurs around March 20th, is when the sun crosses the plane of the equator towards the relevant hemisphere, making the length of day and night equal. So, in many cultures, spring represented the renewal of life, as the harsh winter months gave way to warmer weather, new growth of plants and animals, and the beginning of abundance.  The name “Easter” comes from the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre, who many believed

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Get Covered: A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for Saskatchewan Health Care

Everyone knows the significance of health care and how important it can be. If you are an international student temporarily residing in Saskatchewan for education, individuals must apply for health care for the province’s health coverage. Everyone must understand the steps taken for the application process and sign up accordingly.  We’ve prepared a step-by-step video guide for applying the Saskatchewan Health Care.  Have access to the required documents Applicants need to make sure to have all the necessary supporting documents and can submit everything they need online. The front and back pages of the Digital document must be submitted. There


Must Check: 5 Tips to Incredibly Improve Your IELTS Listening Score

Taking the English proficiency test is mandatory when applying for schools or PR in Canada. To meet the language requirements for Canadian universities, an overall score of over 6.5 for IELTS is recommended. There is no difference between IELTS Academic and General training in terms of listening. Before taking the IELTS test, here are five essential tips – whether you are an international student or a Permanent Resident applicant.  1: Be familiar with the British accent If you are familiar with the British accent, you already have a huge advantage in the listening section. Even though the accents spoken in

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Unique Affordable Spring Destinations Guide for 2023

Prepare yourself for Spring Break! Here we are with a few months that have already passed in 2023! It’s been stressful for some, whether it be work, school, or other personal events. It’s very fair to say a break is deserved to relieve the stress! What better way to spend the two weeks of spring break than getting away from stress and responsibilities? Generally, spring break occurs from March 13 (The student’s last day of attendance is March 10) to March 24th, 2023, lasting two weeks! Canada is lucky to have a variety of locations to spend spring break, either

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Spring into Action with Daylight Savings!

Daylight Savings Information people should know! What is Daylight Savings? Daylight savings is coming up, but what exactly does this mean? Well, the purpose of participating in daylight savings is that clocks are set an hour ahead of standard time,  meaning one hour in the day is skipped. It encourages everyone to be more efficient during the daytime since more daylight is out! When does Daylight Savings start?  Daylight savings will always begin the second Sunday in March in Canada. For the year 2023, this is supposed to take place Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 2 am. Clocks are supposed

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Check Out This Year’s Spectacular Cherry Blossoms Across Canada

Canada is a beautiful country filled with natural wonders and stunning landscapes. Every year, the blooming of the cherry blossoms signals the start of spring, the return of warmer temperatures, and longer days. The trees and shrubs bloom with a beautiful white radiance that is incredibly captivating, and these trees draw plenty of crowds in both city centres and neighbourhoods.  Though they may not be as widely spread across the country as Japan, Canada still has its fair share of cherry blossoms. From coast to coast, you can find these iconic flowers blooming in areas like Victoria, Halifax, and even

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Wear Green! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day in 2023

What is St Patrick’s day? St Patrick’s day is a holiday to commemorate St Patrick, known to be a patron of Ireland. Considering Patrick was credited for bringing Christianity to its people in parts of Ireland, it’s no surprise this holiday is known to be a cultural and religious day. St Patrick’s day is celebrated on March 17th, so for the year 2023, this holiday will be celebrated on a Friday! Now then, what events are celebrated during this time of year, and how do people celebrate them? Traditions to follow for this Holiday Many people worldwide celebrate this holiday


New Booking System: Guide to Reserve Popular Camping Destinations in Canada

Canada is a wonderland for any adventure because of how beautiful nature looks in all seasons. Some of its most popular winter activities in Canada consist of skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and more. Other popular activities such as cycling, camping, and hiking are enjoyed most during spring and summer.  National parks in Canada are full of campers, hikers, and bikers. Individuals are encouraged to reserve a spot to make their spring journey smooth and stress-free. Mark your calendar and prepare for a new Parks Canada system if you want a spot at one of its sites. Soon it will be possible

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Sip, Study, Succeed: Discovering the Top 5 Co-Working Coffee Shops in Vancouver

Are you searching for the perfect place to study or work in Vancouver? If so, look no further! Vancouver, known for its stunning scenery and vibrant culture, is also home to some of the best coffee shops perfect for studying and working. Whether you’re a student, freelancer, or professional, these coffee shops offer the perfect blend of coffee, atmosphere, and amenities to help you get things done.  From cozy and quiet spaces to modern and trendy cafes, there’s something for everyone.  Top 5 Co-Working Coffee Shops in Vancouver Aperture Coffee Bar (on Main) Location:  4124 Main Street, Vancouver, BC  A

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Celebrating Family Day in Vancouver and Toronto

About Family Day Family Day is a public holiday celebrated in some provinces in Canada during February. It was introduced in the 1990s to allow families to spend quality time together, and it is now a popular event widely celebrated across the country. The origins of Family Day vary depending on the province, but the holiday is observed to recognize the importance of family relationships and encourage families to spend the day together. In many cases, the day is also seen as a way to provide a break from the busy pace of everyday life and to give people an

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Sweeten Up Your Valentine’s Day 2023

About Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries with roots dating back to ancient Roman times. The holiday is traditionally observed on February 14th and is generally a day to express love for one another. Things to do on Valentine’s Day Today, Valentine’s Day is a day that celebrates romantic love, friendship, and admiration. On Valentine’s Day, people typically exchange cards, flowers (commonly roses) and chocolates to show their affection for one another. Some people even go out of their way to plan special dates for their loved ones. In addition to exchanging gifts, couples often express love

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Chasing the Northern Lights in Canada: Yellowknife vs Whitehorse

Whitehorse vs. Yellowknife When considering where to view the Northern lights in Canada, Whitehorse and Yellowknife often come to mind as top choices. In fact, those two locations are renowned for their mesmerising displays of the aurora borealis. Yellowknife – Northwest Territories Aurora borealis can be seen in the Northwest Territories 240 nights a year, making it the best place to see them in Canada – if not the world. If possible, try to choose a timeframe in the fall or winter (although summer is also a good option). An ice-covered wonderland and a dramatic display of the Lights make


Ramen Noodle Hotspots in Vancouver and Toronto

With all the cold weather occurring, you must be craving hot food! After all, nothing beats eating hot food to warm you up on a cold day. Check out some of the most popular ramen noodle spots in Vancouver and Toronto (and elsewhere).  Hokkaido Ramen Santouka (Vancouver & Toronto)  With two locations on W Broadway and Robson St in Vancouver and two more locations on Dundas St and Yonge St in Toronto, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka is one of the very few, if not most, authentic ramen spots you can find across Canada. Hailing from—you guessed it—Hokkaido, Japan, they are known

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Tips for Finding Rental Accommodation

International students have started their journey as they arrived for the January intake. They are looking forward to getting settled in the area and to finding accommodation of their choice. This is an exciting phase for them as they get to experience a new country and culture, as well as adapt to a new environment. While the process of finding accommodation can be a very challenging task, to make the process easier, here are a few tips that can help international students when searching for accommodation.  Ideal student accommodation should include safety, furnishings, comfort, and proximity to necessary amenities. What

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Get Ahead of Tax Season: Open Your CRA Account Today!

February is creeping up on us, meaning it’s time for everyone to start doing their taxes. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) usually expects individual taxpayers to submit their income tax returns by the end of April. So to avoid any interest or penalties, we suggest putting that date in your calendar and filing your return!  Tax season in Canada This year, the tax filing deadline for your 2022 tax return is Monday, May 1st. Usually, the deadline is April 30th, but since it falls on a Sunday, the CRA has extended the deadline to the following business day.  As for

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Not Just for Skiing: Unique Winter Destinations in Canada

Visiting Canada during the winter can have common and fun events such as skiing and snowboarding. However, there are many other adventures to experience in this beautiful country that should be added to your bucket list. Take a look at these unique and unforgetful experiences that prove why Canada is considered a beautiful winter wonderland! Unique Winter Destinations in Canada Cow Bay – Nova Scotia Nova Scotia isn’t known to have skating, skiing, or snowshoeing. However, it is an ideal place for die-hard surfers, especially during the winter. During this time of year, there are excellent waves during the cold


The Guide to Apply for Tax-Free One-Time $500 Housing Benefit

Many people know that Canadian and international students need help dealing with rising inflation and the high cost of living in Canada. The government has announced a one-time top-up of the Canada Housing Benefit for vulnerable Canadian renters facing housing affordability struggles.  What is the One-time top-up to the Canadian Housing Benefit? The Canada Housing Benefit is a one-time top-up that helps low-income renters pay for their rent. One-time payments are administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). This new federal one-time payment is available regardless of whether you receive other housing benefits such as the Canada Housing Benefit, which

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How and Where to Ring in the Lunar New Year in Canada

Through social, cultural and religious observances, many people worldwide celebrate the start of a new year, known as January 1st. This start of a new year is rung in with families, friends, neighbours, and even strangers, at all sorts of events and celebrations. However, for many countries in East Asia, there is a ‘second’ new year, also known as the Lunar New Year. About the Lunar New Year Unlike the traditional New Year celebration, which always occurs on January 1st, the Lunar New Year is a 15-day long festival that begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar

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Get the Coverage You Need with Alberta Health Insurance

Health care plays a crucial role in maintaining the physical and mental well-being of individuals. If you are a new or returning resident, including international students who are eligible for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP), it is essential to register for AHCIP and understand the application process.  Not sure how to go about it? Don’t worry, we are here to help guide you through the steps and ensure that you will be able to access healthcare services in Alberta.  Are international students able to apply for AHCIP? Yes! If you are a student from outside of Canada, you

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To Do List for January Intake Students

Landed in Canada for the January Intake?  We would like to welcome all international students who have just landed in Canada for the January Intake! Student life in Canada can be full of ups and downs, just like a roller coaster. If you begin your journey right, the road ahead can get easy and bright! With that being said, let’s talk about some tips that can make your stay in Canada a lot more comfortable. Here are a few tasks that all new international students should complete in the first week upon landing! Open Bank Account One priority is to