You’re never too old to go back to school. As a student, you’ll be able to bring your spouse (or common-law partner) and dependent children with you to Canada during the length of your program. Once you’re accepted into a valid program at a designated learning...read more
In the 1870’s, German immigrants flocked to Yorkville, a neighborhood on the Upper East Side. While the majority of Yorkville was German, there were plenty of families from Poland, Russia, the Ukraine, and Hungary. While the buildings were technically tenements, they...read more
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park isn't particularly well known. Wedged between Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia, the main entrance and visitor center is in Middlesboro, Kentucky. The visitor center is the best place to start, so you can buy tickets for the...read more
Konstanz was a small city that is lovely to visit, but a little too quiet for me as a university student. It's a beautiful place to spend a weekend or a very relaxing week. The old town is charming and the lake views are beautiful. The city is perched at the western...read more
Gravesend If you look at a map of Brooklyn, you'll see a curious perfect square divided into quadrants just north of Coney Island near the Avenue U station. In 1643, the town of Gravesend was established by Lady Moody - making her the first female land owner in the...read more
Growing up in America in a post-Vietnam world, I had always assumed that draft dodgers had come to Canada illegally. Sure, Canada had turned a blind eye to it and allowed so many to stay, but it’s easy enough to live under the table for a few years. It was a surprise...read more
Traveling is fun, but there are so many things in place that add stress and time to any trip. If you fly more than once a year, you might want to think about enrolling in a trusted traveler program to cut down on the time you’re spending waiting in line. For a small...read more
Public markets are always fun to visit. They tell you so much about a city -- especially since it's nearly impossible to go and not end up chatting with a local. The Rochester Public Market has fed the city since 1827. You can get just about anything here and there...read more
I love taking short trips, so I’ve been asking around about places to visit outside of Toronto. This is what I learned about Hamilton from random people I spoke to: Toronto is expensive and Hamilton is cheap (from people who live there) It was a major industrial city...read more
As capital, Ottawa is the seat of Canada’s government. Canada has a Westminster style federal parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy. It has one of the most stable democracies in the world and one of the most democratic nations. The provinces of Canada...read more
Dvigrad is an abandoned town in Croatia on the Istrian peninsula. The first settlement in the spot has been traced to a hill fort from prehistoric times and functioned for centuries until it was completely abandoned in 1714. It was more or less left alone for hundreds...read more
Have questions about moving to Canada? Here are the answers to the questions we are asked most frequently about Express Entry. Which immigration programs do I qualify for? There are a lot of different ways to immigrate depending on your specific professional and...read more
We’re practical people that like to explore. These are the fields notes for our adventures. We often spend a whole day exploring a new area and walking 15 miles on foot to see all the different parts an area has to offer. Then, we get home and obsessively research the history of the area to find out how it used to be and how it came to be the way it is.
After a decade in New York City, we recently relocated to Toronto. Because it was so difficult to find the information we needed to immigrate, we’ve created the guide we wish we’d had.
Cori is a communications consultant for mission driven organizations. She’s also a lifelong history nerd who spent much of her childhood in archives and museums with her dad. You can verify her professional credentials at coricarl.com.
Casey is a technical writer and support manager. She went to school to be a librarian, but somehow ended up working with software. She loves a good spreadsheet, and actually enjoys doing her taxes. Track her down at caseydaly.net.