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Looking Back on Our First Six Months in Canada

Toronto Night Sky

As the saying goes, time really flies when you’re enjoying. Six months ago, we landed in a cold and unfamiliar country called Canada. We’ve been waiting for this since that day in EDSA. We were excited, nervous and to some extent, afraid. Having a job before arriving here somehow alleviates our doubts and fears. Our First Few Weeks in Canada Mainly, our first few weeks in Canada is the getting-to-know stage. We have to finish most of the post landing activities in two…

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How We Found a Family Doctor in Canada

How We Found a Family Doctor in Canada

Previously I shared about how we got our OHIP and I also talked about getting a family doctor. This is something new to us, or maybe it was called differently in Singapore and in the Philippines but a family doctor as per the settlement.org site are usually the first doctors to diagnose and treat most medical problems. If you need to see a specialist doctor, usually, you need a family doctor to refer you. Family doctors also order laboratory and…

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How We Got Our Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)

How We Got Our Ontario Health Insurance Plan OHIP

Except for the usual asthma attacks when I suffer from cold, I rarely get sick. That’s what I thought before coming to Canada. That’s the reason why we didn’t follow the advice of getting a temporary health insurance while waiting to be covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). Within three months,  I had to visit a doctor twice due to staph infection. As to why I’m having it now, I have no idea. One visit to the clinic, if…

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How I Got a Full-time Job in Canada

How I Got a Full-time Job in Canada

I have been very blessed and of course extremely lucky to have secured a full-time job 3 days before landing in Canada and to add a cherry on top, this job is the same job I have been doing for 8.5 years. It was not easy. I tried applying for jobs even before entering the Express Entry hoping that a Canadian company will take notice of my resume and hopefully offer me a job which will boost up my points. It did not…

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Things to Do on the First Few Weeks After Landing

Things to Do on the First Few Weeks After Landing

After 1.5 years of planning and preparation, we’re here in Canada and it’s really cold. Coming from a very hot summer in the Philippines, you’ll feel the coldness to your bones and it’s not even negative yet. We have to prepare for winter, it’s all that I can think of at that time. We arrived on a Saturday night and spent the whole Sunday resting if you can call it that because we were already awake at 4 in the morning….

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