Live: Settlement in Manitoba

Whether you have questions about employment, housing or life in Manitoba in general, you will find the right information here. Browse topics related to immigrating to this beautiful Canadian province, read the articles that will help you get settled, and get connected with useful community resources.

Our articles are divided into twelve main themes: About Canada, Living in Manitoba, Community Circles, Health Care, Employment, Language Training, Education, Rights & Freedoms, Laws & Justice, Canadian Citizenship, Digital Citizenship, and Learning Strategies.

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Money problems: When debt catches up

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Are you a newcomer struggling with finances? Are you: continually going over your spending limit or using your credit cards… Read more »

Why should you learn with Live & Learn?

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We know that a newcomer’s first few days and months are filled with so much activity. You are busy learning… Read more »

What to do if you’ve been in a car accident

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Accidents happen. It can be your mistake, another driver’s fault, or due to bad weather and difficult road conditions. Whatever… Read more »

Frequently asked questions about filing taxes

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Filing taxes in Canada can seem overwhelming. Especially if it’s your first time to file, it can look complicated. What… Read more »

“It will take sacrifice, but it is worth it!” Interview with Herbert Herrera, CPA, CGA

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Herbert Herrera was a Certified Public Accountant working in his home country’s central bank when the opportunity to immigrate came… Read more »

How to ask your online teacher for help

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When you’re new to online learning, there is a big fear that you will be left alone to your own… Read more »

Is it time to ask for a promotion?

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You’re in the zone! Your supervisor keeps on complimenting you and has tagged you her best performer for five years… Read more »

10 pet peeves when taking the bus

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Do you take the bus often? Save for a few delays or the rare cancelled trip, taking the bus is… Read more »

Westman Immigrant Services

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About the Westman Region: The southwestern region of Manitoba is called Westman. It is composed of 41 municipalities, and 55… Read more »

Is a child automatically a citizen if born in Manitoba?

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Are you a newcomer who is about to give birth or have just given birth to your child? You may… Read more »

What is Canadian cuisine?

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The first cooks in Canada, the Indigenous Peoples, are known to have used more than 500 plant species for food…. Read more »

Don’t let these 5 career myths hold you back

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Did you know that nowadays people of working age will have six to seven career changes in their lifetime? Because… Read more »

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