How to retire in Canada

How to retire in Canada

By Rachel Hartman IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN heading north for retirement, it’s important to think through the implications the decision can bring. “Many Americans assume that moving to Canada is easy and that there’s a special pathway for Americans, since our two...
Do you love where you live?

Do you love where you live?

You want to know what it’s really like to live in a city, but hardly anyone has lived in enough places to compare. I’ll be providing information you can’t get anywhere else — what it’s really like to live in Toronto, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Boston, Chicago, Kingston, Raleigh, and other places I’ve gotten to (temporarily) call home.

7 things Americans get wrong about moving to Canada

7 things Americans get wrong about moving to Canada

Everyone’s talking about moving to Canada, but most of the tips on immigration haven’t gotten past moose and poutine. I’m here to clear up some common misconceptions about moving to Canada. Two years ago, my wife and I decided to move to Canada. Neither of us had a...
Buying a condo in Canada

Buying a condo in Canada

You hear it all the time: Toronto is way too expensive to buy anything! In fact, houses downtown are over a million dollars! What’s wrong with this statement? The idea that you need to live in a house right downtown. No one talks about buying houses in Manhattan or...
Renting an apartment in Toronto

Renting an apartment in Toronto

You’re finally moving up! Here’s how to find your new home in Toronto, from where to look for listings to what to expect in your lease. If you’re coming from a small town, renting in Toronto is probably going to seem really unpleasant. If you’re coming...
Setting up your apartment in Canada

Setting up your apartment in Canada

Once you’ve signed a lease or bought a condo, it’s time to turn your empty place into a home. Before you move in, you’ll need light, heat, water, internet, and furniture.   How to move to Canada Utilities Insurance Furnishings Utilities Unless you’re okay with...
Toronto neighborhood guide

Toronto neighborhood guide

Neighborhoods of Toronto The neighborhood you live in has a huge impact on how you experience the city. Before you rent your first apartment or buy a condo, you want to make sure you’re choosing a place that fits with your lifestyle. Toronto is a big city with...
Immigrate to Canada and make $500/month

Immigrate to Canada and make $500/month

An American couple takes their biggest struggle of recent years and writes an eBook to help other expatriates forge a new life abroad. There’s the old cliche among authors that comes from Carol Shields. It says, “Write the book you want to read; the one you cannot...
My first year in Canada

My first year in Canada

Today’s my Torontoversary! A year ago today I became a permanent resident of Canada. When we left Brooklyn for Toronto, there were certain things I knew I’d miss. Since we’d spent a good amount of time in Toronto before making it official (in fact, we had apartments...
Planning your life in Canada, for Americans

Planning your life in Canada, for Americans

With Canada’s immigration system weighted to favor the young, few newcomers look into how their Social Security benefits will transfer, how remote workers can save for retirement, or how their move will impact their disability coverage. I’m not a financial planner, an...