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When Your Home Country Isn’t Forever

Johnny and I received the best Christmas gift we could’ve asked for this year: his Australian permanent residence visa. It arrived, rather unceremoniously, as a PDF e-mail attachment a few days after Christmas. This visa is something we’ve been working on for roughly the last four years. I was so surprised that it had finally arrived that I had to come home from work and confirm with immigration myself before I believed it. Continue reading

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The Gimli Ice Festival and the End of Winter

Have you ever kissed a frozen fish? I haven’t, but I have been in a frozen fish throwing contest! That’s a sentence I never thought I’d write in my life. But, since moving to Manitoba it seems I’ve had a lot of opportunities to do crazy things I’d never imagined (like eat brunch perched on the frozen river.) Continue reading

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So, you want to move to Canada?

You’ve decided to embrace the land of snow, poutine and lakes that is Canada and call it your home. Congratulations! Canada is awesome! Or perhaps you’re just interested in moving abroad in general? If you’re from a country that has a reciprocal agreement with Canada, then you’re in for a mostly stress-free application process.

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An Australian’s Guide to Winnipeg Coffee

Up until a few months ago, flat whites did not exist in Manitoba. The closest I could get to my favourite Australian drink was a latte, and then I had to deal with poorly steamed (often burnt) milk and average beans. Recently that’s changed with both Starbucks and Second Cup adding flat whites to their menu, but I hardly think they count. Continue reading