We find this delightful blog that has been on cyberspace for the last three years (since 2006). It is a blog about the adventures of a French Canadian immigrant who settled in English Canada; about immigration, life as a French teacher and snow !
Her name is Juliette, aka Zhu. Yes, she’s not Chinese, but she’s studies Mandarin for 12 years and can read and write Chinese.
Here’s an excerpt from her blog:
“Anyway… I’m French and I have been living full time in Canada’s national capital, Ottawa, since 2004. I first came in 2002 and lived between France and the other side of the Atlantic Ocean for a couple of years. In 2004, I got a Working Holiday Visa, and I applied for permanent residence in Canada in 2005… and it took only five months! I became a Canadian citizen on July 3rd, 2009 and now have both passports, French and Canadian.
Immigrating to Canada has been a very good experience so far. I experienced culture shock for the first few months but recovered quickly enough. Although I still don’t get how Canadians can walk around wearing only shorts and tee-shirts when it’s barely above 0ºC. read more
Inukshuk (ee-nook-shook or ee-nook-sook) is an Inuktitut word that means to look like a person (an Inuk). They are stone monuments erected in the image of humans and have been used by the Inuit people of Canada to mark high points of land, good hunting and fishing spots or the way home. A blog that has received our Inukshuk award is a way of us marking the blogs we like and sharing this to the blog community. read more
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife made a stop at a Bollywood TV Dance Show in Mumbai during his recent trip to India. What an amusing sight it is to watch him and his wife be surrounded by dancing … read more
For new Canadian immigrants settling in British Columbia, whether you are looking for work, trying to improve your English language skills or needing settlement assistance, be sure to check out ISS of BC. ISS stands for Immigrant Services Society. ISSofBC … read more
“A head that turns head” is the tagline for a company called Bald Media in Toronto. Imagine a bald head as a blank canvas or a blank billboard, where you are free to post your company logo or advertising message. … read more
Every year, Canadians filled out over 700,000 shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, personal hygiene items such as soap, toothbrushes, combs, etc. through the Operations Christmas Child project run by the Christian organization Samaritan’s Purse. These shoeboxes are sent to children … read more
The Halifax Connector Program is one organization that recognizes the value of skilled immigrants. For this reason, the program’s main goal to put newcomers to the city directly in touch with business owners and operators, managers, civil servants, community leaders. … read more
MOSAIC is a multilingual non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues that affect immigrants and refugees in the course of their settlement and integration into Canadian society. MOSAIC’s mandate is to support and to empower immigrant and refugee communities, helping them … read more
Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC) was incorporated in 1972 as the first immigrant-serving agency in the province. Since that time, ISSofBC has grown to be the largest, multicultural, immigrant-serving agency in western Canada. The society provides a variety of … read more