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There is more to Canada than meets the eye. Aside from its lakes and legendary winters, the country is renowned for its friendly, fun-loving and welcoming people. Read more and find out why Canada has consistently come out as number one in the list of countries with the best reputation.

Quick Facts

  • The name Canada originated from a Saint Lawrence Iroqouian word kanata which means settlement or village.
  • Hockey and Lacrosse are Canada’s national sports.
  • The national symbol for Canada is the maple leaf.


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Taking the online citizenship test? Here are 3 tips for success

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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada is now piloting online citizenship exams for those whose tests were cancelled due to the… Read more »

8 quick facts newcomers should know about Remembrance Day

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November 11 is Remembrance Day. Do you know what we’re remembering? What’s it about? Remembrance Day commemorates the moment armies… Read more »

No Trick-or-Treating? 3 awesome alternatives to celebrate Halloween

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With the way things are going, it looks like trick-or-treating will be on pause this year. With the province’s pandemic… Read more »

Did you know that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in Canada? (and other Thanksgiving facts)

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Canada was the first, at least in North America, to celebrate Thanksgiving. In fact, the Indigenous Peoples of Canada have… Read more »

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Moving to Canada? Here’s a checklist to help you out

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Congratulations! With your travel papers now on hand, you can now start preparing for your move to Canada. We know… Read more »

5 holiday symbols and what they mean

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Around late October right after all the Halloween excitement has died down, you will notice that people start putting up… Read more »

Participating in the Manitoba Election

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The province will have an early election this term. The premier moved up the provincial election to September 10 this… Read more »

10 amazing facts about Canada’s geography

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From its majestic mountains and green forests to its bustling cities, this beautiful land we’ve chosen to live in is… Read more »

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Voting in Municipal Elections in Manitoba

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Voting in any election may seem a little confusing at times. Municipal elections are no exception. Attend this workshop to… Read more »

Voting in Provincial Elections in Manitoba

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Voting in Federal Elections in Canada

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Voting in Canada. Does the thought of this seem overwhelming or complicated? Join this workshop to learn how uncomplicated it… Read more »

Rights and responsibilities of Canadian residents and citizens

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Attend this workshop to learn everything you need to know as a resident or citizen of Canada!

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