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Staying healthy after immigrating

Staying healthy after immigrating

Several recent Canadian university studies have documented something called the “immigrant health effect.” This theory suggests that immigrants’ health deteriorates after coming to Canada. They face increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and even...
Food and nutrition

Food and nutrition

After immigrating to Canada, immigrants often adjust the way they cook and eat. They may not have access to all the same ingredients they had in their country of origin, they may try new types of foods they’ve never tried before, or they may start choosing more...
Getting an education

Getting an education

One of the first things you will do after coming to Canada is enrolling your children in school. Elementary and secondary education is publically funded in Canada and all children are required to attend. There are some alternative educational options, too....
Post-secondary education

Post-secondary education

Many people in Canada further their studies with a post-secondary education (i.e., at a university, college or trades program), after high school. This is not free to students, and acceptance to a university or college is not guaranteed. Students must apply to the...