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Updates to Canadian Immigration Policies in 2019

Canada receives more than 200,000 immigrants and refugees each year. Official data shows there are more than 170,000 Vietnamese living in Canada. Each year Vietnamese people migrate to Canada for one of the following reasons:...

Credit Card Do’s and Don’ts

Credit cards are arguably the financial products we use (and often misuse) the most in our daily lives. They can play a key role in building credit in a new country and earning rewards that...

Cashew Sesame Brittle

Andrea Nguyen switched careers from banking and is now an award-winning author, teacher, and consultant. Born in Vietnam, she came to the United States at the age of six. Her books include Into the Vietnamese...

The Fairytale Views of Thien Mon Son and Zhangjiajie

If you love winter and like to see snow-covered mountains, Zhangjiajie (likened to “Pandora on Earth” WHAT IS PANDORA?) - and Thien Mon Son (likened to an avenue linking to heaven) will be destinations you...

Purchasing a Car: Should You Buy or Lease?

Buying a car can be overwhelming. In fact, the pleasure of getting a new car can be quickly clouded during the financing decision-making process and price negotiations. Besides price haggling, many car shoppers are stymied...

Vietnamese Shrimp & Pork Egg Rolls

From the creator of popular food blog VickyPham.com, here are some delicious, traditional egg rolls. Pham’s specialty is Vietnamese home cooking. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and children. Follow her...

Skiing in Japan

Growing up in Saigon, where it is hot and humid 11 months of the year, I found winter to be a luxurious concept. At the age of 20, I moved to Vail, Colorado. I saw...

Vietnam Will Be Old Before It Can Be Rich

Ever since, Vietnam has always been considered a relatively young country, with an average age of 26. However, the number of people in this age group is declining remarkably. Since the past decade, when the...

Begin Again

One week after my 27th birthday, I boarded a plane to Canada for the first time, beginning a long, hopeful but uncertain journey. I came to Canada to kick start an education and a career...

Three Ways to Style Turtlenecks for the Holidays

Picking out outfits to wear for the holidays is always exciting. From bold, jewel tones to shiny metallics, it’s a time to dress up and get in a festive mood. As a Canadian girl who...

Christmas in Vietnam

Christmas is a big holiday in the  Western world and it was brought to Vietnam via Christianity. It is not an official holiday, but  has become an important annual event. The first Christmas in Vietnam was...

Central Highland Wood Spirit

Central Highland, the land of wind and sunshine, is known for its culture of the gong and epic tales usually told beside the flickering flames. However, few people know that there are also artisans who...

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Condo Insurance Costs Soared in Parts of Canada This Past Year

Prices for condo insurance — or strata insurance, as it’s known in B.C. — recorded double-digit increases in B.C. and Alberta and a nine...

Federal Government Grants $132 Million to Toronto For Affordable Housing

Federal and municipal officials announced Thursday that the Canadian government has committed $132 million from its rapid housing initiative to build a minimum of...

Pipeline Giant Targets Canada Military Site for Battery Project

The owner of Keystone Pipeline has struck a deal with Canada’s Department of National Defence to build Ontario’s biggest battery on military training grounds...

International Students Face Vaccine Hurdles Prepping for Campus Life in Canada

Like many students eyeing on campus learning this fall, Nyle Maker is on the hunt for his second dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine before...

Alberta lifts most COVID-19 testing and isolation requirements in mid-August

Albertans who test positive for COVID-19 will no longer be required to enter isolation starting in less than three weeks, the province's chief medical...

Washington’s Reason for Keeping Border Closed to Canadians Still Vague

A week after the U.S. government surprised many by announcing the land border with Canada would remain closed for the time being, the exact...

Ontario Hit First Benchmark to Leave Step 3

Ontario has hit the first benchmark to exit Step 3 and move toward a complete reopening, but there are already calls for a contingency...

Sponge Like Fossil Found in Canada May Be Earliest Record of Animal Life on Earth

A Canadian geologist may have found the earliest fossil record of animal life on Earth, according to a report published Wednesday in the journal...

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