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Electrician (Except Industrial and Power System) Salary Canada

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Average Electrician s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System).

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7241.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: electrician, construction electrician, wiring electrician, building electrician and apprentice electrician.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $38.13 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $21.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $42,000 $72,000.

Using government labour market indicators, it is expected that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupation for the near future. Employment prospects are expected to be fair in British Columbia and Ontario.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Electricians in Canada

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Examples of duties include the following:

Reading and interpreting drawings, circuit diagrams and electrical code specifications

Installing, replacing and repairing lighting fixtures, switches, relays and other and electrical control and distribution equipment

Testing continuity of circuits and carrying out electrical safety checks and maintenance programs

Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes electricians (except industrial and power system), is $28.00. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,125, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $58,500.

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17/10/2017

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1983 by Ouyang Boat Works Whitby Ontario Canada Aloha 32 sailboat

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The Aloha 32 is a quality, Canadian-built, sloop-rigged, coastal cruiser designed by Mark
Ellis (similar to his Niagara 35 design). She is an ideal bay and cruising boat for two,
although she can sleep up to five. She accelerates quickly in a breeze and handles like a
dream. A reliable 21 hp Westerbeke diesel. Fin keel and spade rudder she can be turned within her own length in tight marinas.

Starting forward is the workshop/sail locker and chain locker with a large 24� x 24� hatch for great ventilation and to conveniently egress. Port and Starboard hanging lockers. Main saloon for entertaining with port and starboard seating and a centerline drop leaf table. Good storage all around and port side seat pulls out to increase bunk size. There is a large over head hatch for ventilation and 6 total opening ports with bug screens. Moving aft, the large head is on starboard with overhead hatch. A designated pump for shower bypassing bilge. On port is a spacious galley for preparing sunset dinners. A deep SS sink and salt water pump to conserve fresh water for washing dishes. A 2 burner propane stove/oven. The icebox is large with a top sliding shelf and is well insulated. Very good counter space and good storage for long distance sailing. Next aft to port is a single pilot berth with battery bank below, plus storage. On starboard is a comfortable double berth, long enough to accommodate 6�4� passengers. The engine compartment is centered below the cockpit. The Aloha has standing headroom of 6�4�.

Enigma has been lovingly maintained by her current owners. Her mast comes down yearly so all standing rigging is inspected annually. She had a complete bottom job in 2013 with new barrier coats and top coats. (no blisters) She is covered with custom frame work and tarps to protect her from the harsh New England Winters. Her top and sides are cleaned and polished with 2 coats of wax each Spring. Her bright work is in excellent condition. The current owners have enjoyed sailing her all around Long Island Sound, and the Islands.

Location: Stratford, Connecticut





13/10/2017

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Tesla Model S is Canada s best-selling plug-in for Q1 #tesla

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Tesla Model S is Canada’s best-selling plug-in for Q1

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Blame Canada . blared the song from South Park: Bigger, Longer Uncut. but you probably won’t find Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk singing the same tune. Three-hundred-twenty-five Canadians celebrated the impending spring by buying a Model S electric sedan in March, according to Green Car Reports. That made the Model S Canada’s biggest selling plug-in vehicle that month. The Model S outsold the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in that month, 325 to 246. For the first quarter, the Model S outpaced the Volt by a margin of 487 to 442.

March was a pretty good month for plug-ins all the way around North of the Border. With 955 units, plug-ins accounted for 0.55 percent of new-vehicle sales. Compared to the US, that may not sound that great, but it marks an uptick from the 0.35 percent and 0.33 percent market share for plug-ins in Canada for the first two months of the year, respectively.

For the quarter, Canadians bought 1,723 plug-in vehicles. With US first-quarter plug-in sales totaling more than 23,000 units and with Canada’s population about one-ninth of the US’s, those Canadian numbers don’t sound great, but at least they were on the upswing. As for specific models, the Nissan Leaf moved 221 units for the first quarter, while the Kia Soul EV had sales of 129 cars. The BMW i3 and Audi A3 E-Tron sales came in at 85 units and 83 units, respectively.

As for the Volt, that model, which was recently updated, has performed well in the States this year. Through April, the Volt doubled its sales from a year earlier to almost 6,000 units. And while the Volt’s Canadian sales are nothing to write back across the boarder about, at least they’re better than monthly Canadian sales of Ford’s plug-in models the C-Max and Fusion Energi. which averaged in the single-digits.

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06/10/2017

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Indian Punjabi Sikh Wedding Videography Photography Toronto Wedding Videographer Photographer Brampton

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About Us

We believe your wedding is one of the most special day for your life and our sole aim is to catch this precious moments for you. Family and friends, romance and ritual, atmosphere and emotion – and one opportunity to capture it all in breathtaking, cinematic quality.
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28/09/2017

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Health Insurance for Travel to Canada #cheaphotels.com

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Health Insurance for Travel to Canada

Protect your health and your wallet with travel insurance. (Photo: Travel documents image by Nikolay Okhitin from Fotolia.com )

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Your U.S. health insurance policy will most likely not cover you if you are traveling in Canada. The chance that you might need medical assistance while you are on vacation or on business travel to Canada is a lot higher than you might think. As much as 50 percent of those traveling to other countries will need to seek health care that is not covered by their home health insurance policy.

Why Consider Travel Health Insurance

Whether you travel frequently or just one time to Canada, you will want to explore the concept of obtaining health insurance that will cover you and your family members while you are traveling. Not only will you be protected if any unexpected medical issues arise, you will also have a helping hand to assist you with choosing a good provider in the unfamiliar area that you are traveling to in Canada. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, car crashes are the number one reason people need to go to the hospital while they are visiting Canada. If you have traveler s medical insurance, you can focus on getting the medical attention that you need in this or other emergencies, instead of worrying about the bills that you are incurring.

Canada s Health System

Canada has a public health care system called Medicare. It offers free essential medical services for all Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you are planning to become a legal resident of Canada, you will only need traveler s health insurance until you qualify for Medicare. In British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick you have to wait three months from the time you apply for Medicare for your coverage to begin. In the other provinces your coverage begins as soon as you apply.

Choices

If you are not eligible for Medicare, you will have to pay out of pocket for all medical expenses unless you have purchased traveler s health insurance. You will have several choices regarding traveler s health insurance plans, depending on your specific needs. You can purchase a short-term plan or a long-term plan, depending on the length of your trip. You can choose a plan with a high deductible or a low deductible, and you will be able to elect extra travel benefits as well with most plans.

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23/09/2017

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Jeep Wrangler Parts & Jeep Wrangler Accessories #jeep #wrangler #canada

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ExtremeTerrain has partnered with UPS I-Parcel for orders shipping outside the United States (including PR, GU, VI, and APO/FPO) and Canada.

International shoppers now get the benefit of seeing product prices in their local currency, guaranteed order totals, cost-effective international shipping, and much more. You can use the flag icon at the top of the screen to select your destination country and local currency if it has not been done automatically. If you do not see the icon, please click the link below. All international orders must be placed on our web site.

Note: ExtremeTerrain only supports international shipping to those countries listed as options in the international link. If a country is not listed as an option, then we do not offer shipping to it at this time. Unfortunately not all products ExtremeTerrain sells can be shipped to internationally, such as out of stock and pre-order or any other items which cannot be fulfilled immediately will be removed from your order once placed and an appropriate refund issued.

For full international shipping details please view our Shipping Policy

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20/09/2017

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Managed PBX Phone Systems – Internet #business #pbx, #pbx, #small #business

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Business Phone Systems, Business Internet Managed PBX

NEWT is the business services division of Fibernetics Corp. a federally regulated Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), and Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Whether you’re a multi-site organization or a one location business, NEWT can save you up to 80% on your current telecom costs. The NEWT Managed PBX Business Phone System provides a fully managed digital voice solution for any sized business.

Thousands of businesses have made NEWT their daily choice for business phone service in Canada because it’s reliable and reduces monthly operating expenses.

Learn how NEWT can help your business go – beyond telecom.

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  • Primary Rate Interface (PRI Trunks / T1), PRI Solutions for medium-large business providing connectivity to Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), such as Private Branch Exchange (PBX). NEWT PRI delivers up to 23 simultaneous calls and reduces your telecom costs by reducing many lines in to one simple circuit.

Business Internet Redundancy Speed

  • NEWT offers the ability to bond different Internet connections and boost your business Internet connection speeds. This solution can provide critical failover and redundancy for your business operations.




17/09/2017

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Web design Victoria #web #design #victoria,victoria, #victoria, #web #site, #web #page

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Web design Victoria, BC

Live Sites is a full-service web design company with expertise in web site design. content management systems. search engine optimization, and everything web-related services .

Best practices, conventions, user experience and trends are industry buzz words often casually used in place of creative web design. Blending these concepts together makes for a homogenized, monotonous and mundane web sites.

Web Design Services

Victoria’s premier web design services, that focuses on providing great user experience on every desktop and mobile device.

New Web Designs

All new web designs are mobile ready and responsive websites suitable for any device.

Contact us today to discuss your web marketing objectives, needs and requirements. Our experienced and creative team will develop a solution to meet your requirements and exceed your expectations.

Creative Web Solutions

You are unique and established in your industry. Your site should reflect your distinct expertise and style. With over twelve years experince in web design and development, we will create or update your web site with gusto and modern flair.

Impecable Execution

We work closely with you to create the best possible solution for your marketing efforts, so your customers will want to visit your site and recommend it to others. We’re not satisfied unless you are ecstatic about your new web site.

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13/09/2017

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Asset sales plan secures EU backing for $130 billion Dow, DuPont

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Asset sales plan secures EU backing for $130 billion Dow, DuPont merger

The Dow logo is seen on a building in downtown Midland, Michigan, in this May 14, 2015 file photograph. Rebecca Cook/File Photo

(Reuters) – Dow Chemical and DuPont won the blessing of the European Union for their $130 billion merger on Monday by agreeing to sell substantial assets including key research and development activities.

The European Commission had been concerned that the merger of two of the biggest and oldest U.S. chemical producers would leave few incentives to produce new herbicides and pesticides in the future. The deal is one of a trio of mega mergers that will reshape the industry and consolidate six companies into three.

Asset sales would ensure competition in the sector and benefit European farmers and consumers, the Commission said.

“We need effective competition in this sector so companies are pushed to develop products that are ever safer for people and better for the environment,” European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement.

“Our decision today ensures that the merger between Dow and DuPont does not reduce price competition for existing pesticides or innovation for safer and better products in the future.”

The two other big deals in the industry are ChemChina’s [CNNCC.UL] $43 billion bid for Syngenta and Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto.

Dow and DuPont said they were still on target for $3 billion in cost synergies and $1 billion in growth benefits.

The deal is still to be approved by regulators in the United States, Brazil, China, Australia and Canada, but the companies said they were confident of clearance in all remaining jurisdictions.

“This regulatory milestone is a significant step toward closing the merger transaction, with the intention to subsequently spin into three independent publicly traded companies,” Dow spokeswoman Rachelle Schikorra said in an email.

The EU approval may be a sign that U.S. regulators would follow suit because the agencies have traditionally coordinated on reviews and remedies for large multinational mergers, said Diana Moss, president of the American Antitrust Institute non-profit group.

However, any required asset sales would likely reflect antitrust concerns in the local marketplace.

“In the U.S. there are very high shares in corn and soybean seeds. We would expect those problems to be significant enough for enforcers in the U.S. to remedy them,” Moss said.

Weighty Decision

DuPont products are shown for sale in a hardware store in National City, California, December 9, 2015. Mike Blake/File Photo

The 1,000-page decision underlined the significance of the merger. In return for the EU green light, DuPont will divest large parts of its global pesticides business, including its global research and development organization.

The unit makes herbicides for cereals, oilseed rape, sunflower, rice and pasture and insecticides for insect control for fruits and vegetables.

Dow, in turn, will sell two acid co-polymer manufacturing facilities in Spain and the United States, as well as a contract with a third party through which it buys ionomers. The company has already found a buyer in South Korea’s SK Innovation.

“The main surprises here are the inclusion of the pesticides and the exclusion of any kind of seed assets,” Bernstein analysts wrote in a note. The analysts also said they had expected EU to be concerned about the concentration of seed sales, and that they would require Dow to divest its corn seeds business.

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager holds a news conference after Dow Chemical gained conditional EU antitrust approval on Monday for their $130 billion merger by agreeing to significant asset sales, one of a trio of mega mergers that will redraw the agrochemicals industry, in Brussels, Belgium March 27, 2017. Yves Herman

“We see the required divestments here as smaller than we originally expected, due to the exclusion of seed assets”.

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10/09/2017

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Canada travel advice. #jetline #travel

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Entry requirements

Visas

British Citizens don’t usually need a visa to visit Canada for short periods. If you have a different type of British nationality or intend to travel for a longer period, check entry requirements with the Canadian High Commission. When you arrive you will need to be able to show that you have enough funds available to support yourself during your stay, even if you’re staying with family and friends.

If you have any doubts about whether you’re eligible to enter Canada (eg if you have a criminal record or have been arrested even if it did not result in a conviction), or about visa matters generally, contact the Canadian High Commission before you travel.

Some unauthorised websites charge for submitting visa applications. These websites are not endorsed by or associated with the Canadian government. Be wary of such sites and businesses, particularly those that seek additional fees.

Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)

From 15 March 2016 any visitor travelling to Canada – including those who don’t currently need a visa to visit – will have to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada. From 1 August 2015, travellers will have the opportunity to go online and apply for their eTA ahead of time. For more information see the official Canadian government website .

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required, but if your passport has less than 6 months validity remaining when you arrive in Canada it may take longer to pass through immigration control.

The Canadian authorities have confirmed they will accept British passports extended by 12 months by British Embassies and Consulates under additional measures put in place in mid-2014.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Canada.

Travelling with children

If you are travelling with children, and only one parent is present, you should carry a letter of consent from the non-travelling parent. Immigration officers have the right to question children using simple and appropriate language to establish whether there are any concerns about child abduction. A letter of consent may help to dispel potential concerns. For further information check with the Canadian High Commission or the Canada Border Services Agency.

Travelling to the United States

Travellers who have been admitted to the USA under the Visa Waiver Programme and make a short trip to Canada are usually readmitted to the United States under the VWP as long as they still meet the requirements. Granting entry under the VWP is a matter for the US authorities. You can check the US entry requirements on the website of the US Customs and Border Protection.





09/09/2017

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Canadian Train Vacations – Discover Canada by Train #budget #travel #magazine

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It was the attention to detail by Fresh Tracks Canada that took all of the worry out of this trip.

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What can I say except that the entire trip was as flawless as any trip could be.

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We are definite fans of Fresh Tracks Canada! We felt very well cared for with ‘no worries’.

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The detailed itinerary was so well thought out that all of our questions were answered by reading it.

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Thank you so much for the hard work, the detailed itinerary, and letting us know that we could call if needed. We love Canada!

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Thank you and your team for putting together an amazing trip – one that we will treasure and remember.

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Your planning was the best. If you have anyone who is in doubt, just have them email or call me.





09/09/2017

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RV, Motorhome or Camper Insurance Quote – RBC Insurance #rv #insurance

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09/09/2017

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Best Canada Tips, Things to Do and Travel Guide #indonesia #travel

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Canada Travel Guide

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/Canada/Province_of_Ontario/TravelGuide-Province_of_Ontario.html

Province of British Columbia

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/Canada/Province_of_Quebec/TravelGuide-Province_of_Quebec.html

Province of Alberta

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/Canada/Province_of_Alberta/TravelGuide-Province_of_Alberta.html

Province of Nova Scotia

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Province of Manitoba

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Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

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09/09/2017

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08/09/2017

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Why Choose Us?

Canadian Business College offers students a well-balanced college experience. We are nimble enough to honour your individual needs while our 20+ years of experience provides exceptional training that will help you achieve your career and life goals. At Canadian Business College, we get to know you and celebrate your successes. Then, we help you turn those successes into a fulfilling career. Read more.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Enrolling at Canadian Business College ensures you will benefit from a supportive learning environment with faculty, staff and peers all committed to your success. We strive to help maximize your potential and encourage you to bring your very best to the classroom each and every day. Read what current students are saying about their decision to pursue their education and career goals at Canadian Business College. Read more.

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Canadian Business College diploma programs are taught by experienced instructors who specialize in their unique areas of expertise. Our faculty works diligently to pass on their real-world knowledge, skills and experience to students. The skill-based format of our programs, in combination with this real-world experience, provides students with a unique and invaluable learning environment. Meet just some of our highlighted faculty members! Read more

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07/09/2017

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Canada VoIP

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is one of the fastest emerging technologies on the planet. Customers all over the world are making the switch to VoIP, which allows them to make the most of their existing broadband Internet connection by using it to carry telephone communication as well. VoIP allows users to save up to half on their monthly phone bills, and permits them to slash both their own and their family’s long distance charges through a variety of features. The Canada VoIP market is ripe for expansion because broadband Cable and DSL internet service is becoming available in many different areas. Many Canadians are looking for ways to save money on high long distance rates.

A variety of service providers have moved into the Canada VoIP marketplace, offering several different VoIP calling plans for both residential and business customers. Vonage Canada VoIP is one of these providers offering several different levels of service, from a plan offering limited number of anytime minutes to anywhere in the US or Canada to an unlimited calling plan. All of their plans feature free service such as call display, “star”69 number identification, and voice mail that is accessible on the Internet or by e-mail. Vonage Canada VoIP is also one of the only providers offering free hardware.

Primus Canada is another company offering VoIP service. Their TalkBroadband bundles offer several different calling plans, and will soon be available across most of the country. Primus. which also offers long distance for standard (PSTN) telephone service, offers VoIP long distance rates that beat all major standard telephone companies, including their own!

Canada’s larger telecommunications corporations, such as Bell Canada and Telus. are also expanding into the Canada VoIP market. These communications giants have vast resources available to them to market VoIP services bundled with their DSL Internet services, and can offer Canadians incredible rates that undercut independent VoIP providers. To keep the playing field level, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission decided to regulate the Canada VoIP market for Canadian-based companies. While this regulation may keep prices somewhat higher for larger telecommunications companies, it will allow small companies to compete for a share of the Canada VoIP.

The Canada VoIP market started out somewhat slower than the United States VoIP network, but it is gaining speed fast as more and more Canadians discover the cost savings available with VoIP. It is anticipated that the coming years will see even greater numbers Canadian customers joining the worldwide VoIP revolution.

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06/09/2017

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04/09/2017

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Top Cities in Canada

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Edmonton’s evening scene will satisfy anyone looking for a slice of high culture, with its electrifying.

Edmonton is full of fun and fascinating attractions and sights for the family, whether your kids are.

An Alberta epicenter of fashion and design festivals, Edmonton is brimming with cultural attractions.

Nightlife in Calgary runs the full gamut from grungy dive bars to super-sleek cocktail lounges and.

If you’re traveling with kids, Calgary has heaps of attractions to keep them enthralled throughout the.

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Hotels in Canada

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01/09/2017

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Henna Art, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is a professional company devoted to providing you a truly unique and creative experience! We take pride in our artists and the ancient art of henna, also known as mehndi. We only use the best quality fresh ingredients to give you the best stain. Our henna powders and natural hair care products are imported directly from India, Pakistan and Morocco. Using our fresh ingredients, we always create safe and natural henna paste, and offer natural henna products for all of our clients. We provide superior services to our clients and promise an amazing henna experience! Whether you are having a party, or want to learn henna–from consultations to bridal henna applications, we promise you a true henna experience!

Henna is also known as the art of mehndi or mehndhi. We are passionate about the art of henna and practice unique styles that display elegance and sheer beauty. Our innovative style blends tradition and modernity. We provide you with our modern and fun glitter and stone accents, which are popular at parties and look gorgeous with bridal henna. Using only the best quality, and fresh henna powders from India, Pakistan and Morocco, we create our henna paste using our special blend of quality essential oils. Since we love what we do, we always put positive energy and love with our services and products.

Our professional approach to the art of henna/mehndi makes us an excellent choice for your events! Currently serving the Edmonton area, our artists are accomplished in traditional methods, as well as modern application techniques, and glitter and stone accents.

In addition to our wide range of services, we express the tradition and splendor of henna in individually crafted pieces, do-it-yourself kits, and application products, perfect for anyone! Packed with positive energy and attention to detail, all of our products are guaranteed fresh! We only use natural ingredients, so you can be sure to have a safe and fun henna experience!

Our vision is to provide you with superior services and an EXCEPTIONAL experience! The ancient art of henna is a natural and safe alternative to temporary tattoos, natural hair care, healthy hair, and modern body art. While the origins of henna body art are unknown, it is practiced in India, Pakistan, Morocco, and other areas of Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. The art of henna passes all borders and is a celebrated form of art that thrives today!

Enjoy your true henna experience at a private party, corporate events, classes, bridal henna, workshops or sessions in the Edmonton, and surrounding area. Or shop our exclusive line of products, prepared in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and shipped WORLDWIDE.





01/09/2017

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Canada Vacations

From the Maritime Provinces of the east to the mountains and windswept beaches of British Columbia in the west, our Canada tours are characterized by majestic natural scenery, beautiful metropolitan areas and active adventures. Escorted Canadian tours provide a professional tour guide who points out the sights, provides insight into a region s history and assists in setting up optional excursions. Vacations To Go also offers independent travel packages that include hotel and transportation, with plenty of free time for you to explore on your own.

Canadian Rockies tours wind through snow-topped peaks and stop in small mountain towns, perfectly situated in valleys or hugging the slopes. Rail vacations are particularly popular in this region. On British Columbia vacations, you can stroll through the picturesque inner harbor of Victoria, the provincial capital that is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Some itineraries here include time in Alaska, perhaps on a cruise. You can check out the spectacular resorts in Banff, some of them nestled amid lush evergreen forests. Delight in the old-world architecture and French character of Quebec City, North America s only walled city.

Active travelers will find that Canadian Rockies tours offer opportunities to take in the clean mountain air while enjoying such adventures as hiking, horseback riding, kayaking and wildlife-viewing. And in the provinces of eastern Canada, you ll travel through quaint fishing villages and enjoy abundant fresh seafood.

Depending on your departure city, you may need to fly a long distance to the starting point of the tour. Many travelers choose to arrive at the departure city at least one or two days in advance, which allows time to rest and get oriented. British Columbia vacations might offer pre-tour hotel packages in Victoria or Vancouver. Similarly, you might begin trips in the Canadian Rockies with a pre-tour hotel stay in Banff or Calgary.

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01/09/2017

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Save up to 40% with Canada Tours!

Discover the dramatic landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and friendly people of Canada with one of our tours. Since 1984, Vacations To Go has helped millions of people travel the globe, and we’ll confirm your Canada tour for the lowest possible price!

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On our tours, the planning is handled for you by professionals, so you won’t have to plot an itinerary, search for great hotels and arrange transportation. All these components are bundled into one deeply discounted rate, saving you up to 40% off the cost of setting up the same trip on your own.

A trained tour director manages the day-to-day logistics as you travel by motorcoach or train between destinations. Your director will also share fun and interesting facts during your journey and help you enjoy unique experiences you might miss if you were traveling without a guide.

Vacations To Go offers all Canada tours from the world’s most respected operators, along with every available promotion. Search for your vacation now using the box at left. Or to view current discounts, see itineraries grouped by company or read more about travel to Canada, click the appropriate link above.

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01/09/2017

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Canada Travel Requirements

Canada travel requirements for entrance into that country are different from the requirements to re-enter the United States. While Canadian law allows all American citizens entering Canada to show government-issued photo ID (e.g. Driver’s License) and proof of U.S. citizenship such as a U.S. birth certificate, naturalization certificate, or expired U.S. passport to enter, the United States does not accept these documents.

U.S. citizens who travel to Canada must present a valid passport to re-enter the United States by air or a passport, passport card or other approved WHTI and WHTI-compliant document when entering by land or sea. A Nexus card is also enough to gain entrance to Canada by land, sea and air.

Oftentimes, the discovery that a passport is required for travel to Canada happens only a few days before the scheduled trip. The only way to get a passport in less than two weeks is to apply at a regional passport agency or, when this is not possible, through a registered expedited passport courier service such as Fastport Passport.

The exception to this requirement is for U.S. citizens under the age of 16 (or under 19, if traveling with a school, religious, or other youth group) who need only present a birth certificate (original, photocopy or certified copy), Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or naturalization certificate.

If you plan to travel to Canada with a minor who is not your own child or for whom you do not have full legal custody, Canada Border Services Agency may require you to present a notarized affidavit of consent from the minor’s parents or legal guardians. There is no specific form for this document, but it should include dates of travel, parents’ names and photo copies of their state-issued IDs.

One of the WHTI-compliant documents for crossing the land border is the U.S. Passport Card. The card may not be used to travel by air and is available only to U.S. citizens. All American citizen travelers are encouraged to apply for a U.S. passport well in advance of anticipated travel in order to avoid any problems.

Both the U.S. and Canadian governments urge frequent travelers to join the NEXUS trusted traveler program. NEXUS members receive a special travel card that allows expedited border crossings for both private and commercial travelers through both U.S. and Canadian border controls.

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens to visit Canada for up to 180 days. Anyone seeking to enter Canada for any purpose other than a visit (e.g. to work, study or immigrate) must qualify for the appropriate entry status, and should contact the Canadian Embassy or nearest consulate and visit the Canadian immigration website.

The Canadian Embassy is located at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC. Canadian consulates can be found in Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, San Juan or Seattle.

How a DUI Can Affect Admissibility to Canada

Canada, our neighbor to the north, has a wealth of natural beauty, interesting cultures, and vibrant cities to explore. When taking a trip from the U.S. to Canada, you can typically cross at any designated land border with either your passport book or your passport card. However, just because you have been issued a passport in the U.S. it doesn’t mean other countries have to honor it. If you try to cross the border into Canada with a previous DUI conviction, be ready to get your feelings hurt.

In Canada, the statute for DUI covers equivalent U.S. charges of DUI, physical control of a vehicle-moving or not under the influence, and DUI as a minor. These are indictable offenses and, therefore, grounds to deny entry to the country if you are a foreign national. You are considered rehabilitated ten years after the completion of your DUI sentence, and are eligible to apply for rehabilitation five years after the completion of your sentence. If you’re awarded rehabilitation, you’re allowed into the country; the process can take several months to complete.

If you’ve ever been convicted of a DUI in the United States, and you’re planning a visit to Canada you face possible exclusion. Approaching a Canadian land border without researching entry requirements ahead of time, or going through the proper process of a rehabilitation application is a roll of the dice. You can try to enter by applying for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) at the border, and while it’s possible to gain admittance to Canada in this way, it’s unlikely, especially if it is clear you’re ineligible. More often than not, you’ll be turned away, and the risk comes with a non-refundable $200 application fee. The best idea is to first contact an experienced immigration lawyer in the province where you plan to travel to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

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01/09/2017

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites or other animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).




29/08/2017

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Entr e Canada

Luxury Adventure Travel Canada

At Entrée Canada, we focus exclusively on creating deluxe personalized travel programs to Canada. We work with only the finest accommodations and outfitters in the country, and our dedication to meticulously planned journeys has made us a leader in the field. We know every awe-inspiring vista, out-of-the-way lodge, and architectural gem in the country. Best of all, every trip we craft is a turnkey, high value experience aimed at discerning guests.

Whether you want to travel by train, track polar bears, or wend your way through the Rockies, we can plan it. Below, you’ll find a few ideas for how to experience Canada’s diverse destinations. For others—and to start planning your own personal Canadian adventure—give us a call.

On our Rail Journeys. travellers experience the romance of train travel while discovering some of the country’s most awe-inspiring scenery and cultural gems.

Winter Experiences  feature the Rockies as well as Canada’s storied North, with itineraries that deliver on dogsledding fantasies, aurora borealis visions, and other highlights of Canada’s winter wonderland.

Ski Holidays are customized according to travellers’ abilities, showcasing the country’s finest terrain in its three top ski areas: Whistler, the Rockies, and Mont Tremblant.

Road Trips allow couples and families to explore at their own pace, stopping to enjoy hikes and take in the sites on iconic routes along the West Coast, into the Rockies, and through Eastern Canada.

Other Family Adventures take in some of the country’s famous national parks and feature flightseeing trips, eco-activities, and yacht-based explorations.

Canada’s vast wilderness allows for infinite Wildlife Encounters. and our itineraries are designed to facilitate unrivalled experiences in the wild and bring travellers up close and personal with grizzly and kermode bears, belugas, orcas, polar bears and more.

Other Trips of a Lifetime take in sightseeing highlights such as the Gulf Islands or Niagara Falls, unique events like the Calgary Stampede, or remote retreats—including B.C.’s incomparable Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.

Pre- Post-Cruise experiences offer insider tours of some of North America’s great urban centres, including Vancouver, Montréal, Québec City and Seattle, either before or after an Alaskan cruise.

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25/08/2017

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As an award-winning travel agent, we have been helping travellers discover the wonders of Canada for 40 years. Every itinerary we create is tailor-made to suit each individual customer’s requirements. As part of an independent travel group, we will offer you impartial advice and recommendations and work with you to plan your perfect trip. Book with Canada Travel Specialists, and you have the peace of mind which comes from knowing that your money is safe, because we are both ABTA and ATOL bonded, which gives you full financial protection.

A holiday to Canada should be on everyone’s bucket list, because the memories it creates will last a lifetime! Browse our site, become inspired, and contact our friendly and knowledgeable Canadian experts to start planning your dream vacation.





21/08/2017

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Canada at a Glance

Canada may be the second-largest country in the world, but it is one of the first travel destinations for many vacationers. Inhabited since 24,500 BC, the country has been of importance due to its natural resources and location. Over the past century, Canada has earned a name for itself due to its manufacturing, mining and service sectors. Today, it continues its legacy in these fields and adds science and technology to the list. However, in spite of these specialities, the country made sure to remain attractive to all of its visitors, which is why it offers museums, galleries, parks and other exciting tourist attractions for prices that are friendly to every budget.

Must-see Places and Things to do In Canada

Canada is a diverse country that offers numerous attractions to make its visitors feel at home. So, aside from exploring a new place, you will feel at home because of cultural hotspots across the country. That aside, there are numerous beaches, natural wildlife sanctuaries, historical points of interest and theatres you can visit.

To help you plan your trip to Canada we’ve put together a list of the most popular things to see and do:

  • Royal BC Museum The Royal BC Museum, which was established in the late 19th century, features the human and natural histories of Victoria. You can learn about the first famous people to live in the province as well as view galleries of natural and modern history. The museum also offers activities that will educate and entertain children.
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra For culture and music lovers, the music of Canada s premier symphony orchestra will be a treat. The orchestra, which is led by Maestro Peter Oundjian, plays famed symphonies, such as Beethoven s 9th Symphony, and aims at attracting the younger generation with relatively modern pieces.
  • Riding Mountain National Park Created in the 1930s, Riding Mountain is a sanctuary for flora, such as wildflowers and prairie vegetation, and fauna ranging from moose to cougars and all the way to Great Grey owls. You can discover these while hiking one of the park s numerous trails or with a guided wildlife viewing and photography tour.
  • Notre-Dame Basilica The Basilique Notre-Dame is the oldest Catholic church in Montreal. It is an architectural wonder with intricate interior design and stained glass. You can easily save the entry fee by attending mass and contributing as much as you want to the collection.
  • Pirate Adventures Pirate Adventures is an Ontario-based interactive theatre company that provides pirate-themed children activities and adult cruises. You will be dressed as a pirate once you choose your name and then you will be given tasks on board the Grey Ghost pirate ship.

Things to know In Canada

Here are some practical travel tips to have an enjoyable stay in Canada:

  • Capital: Ottawa is Canada s capital. It is the country s fourth largest city and its political and technological centre.
  • UTC Time: UTC 3.5 to – 8
  • Languages Spoken: Canadian English and Canadian French are the country s official languages.
  • National Airlines: Air Canada is the national airlines.
  • Population: The population is approximately 34,849,000.
  • Electricity: 110V and 60Hz are available.
  • Climate: In most of the country s vast land, winters are harsh with temperatures dropping below zero. The highest temperatures of these areas usually reach 12C and are recorded in July and August. On the other hand, the centre and southern parts of Canada are relatively warmer with temperatures surpassing 35C during summer while winters remain above the freezing point.

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19/08/2017

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Canada Tourism Guide

Are you planning to travel to Canada? Canada is an incredible land of broad forests and crystal clear lakes; towering mountains and sandy beaches; wide open prairies and secluded ocean inlets; quaint villages and bustling cities. In fact, it’s a country with literally something for everyone. From its Pacific to Atlantic coasts and from its rugged north to its southern border, Canada offers visitors the chance to choose their own adventure – whatever it may be – and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Travel to Canada from the U.S.

Canada is a place that has to be experienced to be truly appreciated. Let our Canada tourism section assist your trip planning with practical advice on travelling to Canada from the U.S. passport and visa requirements, how to get to Nova Scotia and even the weather you can expect during your visit.

Travel to Canada from Europe and the UK

If you’re travelling from Europe or the United Kingdom, you might feel overwhelmed by Canada’s size. While you might be used to traversing a country in hours, Canada’s 10 million square kilometres of land, encompassing six time zones, can take days to cross from coast-to-coast. However, as you’ll learn, getting here is easy – and exploring the country is a journey you’ll never forget.

Travel to Nova Scotia

If you look at a map of Canada, Nova Scotia is easy to spot. Its distinctive shape – almost completely surrounded by ocean, outlined by hundreds of harbours and coves, and dotted by scenic Cape Breton Island – stands out like a welcoming beacon to Canada’s Atlantic coast. It’s also easy to get to by land, sea and air. Once you arrive, you’ll find the people and places of Nova Scotia to be as distinctive as the land – an experience like no other!

Canada’s Culture

Of course, what makes Canada truly special is its people and their culture. Friendly, outgoing and welcoming are just some of the words visitors have used to describe Canadians. Over the course of history, this country has been cultivated by people from across the globe. Their impact on the country can be seen in Canada’s wide-range of colourful streetscapes, historical landmarks, mouth-watering cuisines, enthralling music and in its symphony of languages. Just click on the links below for all the tools, tips and information you’ll need to travel to Canada.





18/08/2017

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Travelling to Canada

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to Canada. This regulation becomes mandatory March 15, 2016. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Read about the changes and how they may affect you.

If you are planning to visit Canada, we recommend you start with a visit to the Canadian Tourism Commission website, which will provide you with all the practical information you need to start planning your trip, what you need to know when you land in Canada and how to get around while you are here. It will also provide you with loads of information on places to go, things to see and do and trip ideas. For even more travel ideas, visit the Canadian Tourism Commission’s Facebook. Twitter. YouTube and Google+ channels.

Non-Canadians entering Canada

When you enter Canada, a Canada Border Services Agency officer may ask to see your passport and a valid visa, if you need one. If you are a citizen of the United States, you do not need a passport to enter Canada, but you should carry proof of your citizenship, such as a birth certificate, certificate of citizenship or naturalization, as well as photo identification. If you are a permanent resident of Canada or the U.S, you should bring your Permanent Resident Card with you.

The citizens of many countries require a visa to enter Canada, while the citizens of others do not. Find out if you need a visa to enter Canada before you leave your home country. Visas are issued by Canadian government offices abroad. Not all of these offices have visa officers, but those that do not will direct you to the nearest visa office. Canada will has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for certain international travellers who fly to Canada. Read about the changes and how they may affect you.

If you are a non-Canadian citizen who would like to immigrate to Canada or to come to Canada as a refugee, or to work, study or visit, see Immigration (non-Canadian citizens) .





17/08/2017

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WSDOT – Washington State Ferries Visitors Center – Traveling to Canada

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Traveling to Canada

It’s a beautiful journey aboard a Washington State Ferry as your car ferry sails from Anacortes through the San Juan Islands to Sidney, B.C. on Vancouver Island. Visitors can enjoy Butchart Gardens, with its hundreds of trees and masses of colorful flowers and shrubs. Take double decker buses on a sight-seeing trip from downtown Victoria. Sidney is just 17 miles from Victoria, a one-of-a-kind city, capital of British Columbia and a blend of English and Canadian architecture, flavor and charm. This 2-3 hour cruise provides beautiful scenery, picture opportunities and views of island living.

WSF recommends making vehicle reservations

If you are traveling by vehicle between Anacortes and Sidney, B.C. or between the San Juan Islands and Sidney, B.C. you may make a reservation with us online or by phone .  No deposit is taken when making a reservation, but an American Express, Discover, Mastercard or Visa, is taken to confirm your reservation. The full fare will be paid when you arrive at the terminal. You will receive an email confirmation of your reservation after making an online or phone reservation.

There is no service between Anacortes and Sidney B.C. during the Winter Schedule.

Please note: A reservation is required for customers wishing to travel from Lopez, Shaw, or Orcas, to Friday Harbor as proof of payment/travel to catch the international sailing to Sidney B.C.

Customers  that choose not to make a reservation to Canada from the San Juan Islands will be required to pay a vehicle/driver inter-island fare to continue to Friday Harbor.

Identification is a requirement

U.S. and Canadian citizens 16 years of age and older traveling to or from Sidney BC  must have  one of the following designated documents: passport, passport card, enhanced driver’s license (EDL), or “trusted traveler” document such as a Nexus Card. Travelers must have required travel documents such as passports and visas if necessary, ready and in hand at the tollbooth. Passengers must arrive at least 60 min. prior to the scheduled departure in order to facilitate documentation screening at the tollbooth or risk missing the sailing.

The EDL is available from the  Washington State Department of Licensing  and in many other states. Please check your local department of licensing for more information.

Children traveling to Canada

U.S. and Canadian citizens who are 15 years old or younger are allowed to travel with their birth certificate, as are teens between the ages of 16-18 if they are a part of an adult supervised school, religious, cultural or athletic group.

If both birth parents are not traveling, you must have written authorization from the parent(s) along with a telephone number where they can be reached to verify the authorization or proof of custody. Failure to provide such evidence may make you inadmissible to enter Canada.

Passenger-Only Ferry Service

  • Victoria Clipper. owned by Clipper Navigation, sails from Seattle to Victoria and offers reservations for passengers and year-round service. Reservations are accepted.

Automobile Ferry Service

WSF has non-peak season rates that are significantly less than the peak season rates (peak season is May 1-Sept. 30). See our fares brochure  (pdf 516 kb) to compare rates. The non-peak season is a great time to travel to Victoria. Lower rates for accommodations are often available, so early holiday shopping or a quiet late-autumn escape can be affordable. WSF does not sail to Sidney during the winter.

  • BC Ferries sails from Vancouver, B.C. through the Gulf Islands to Swartz Bay, 20 miles north of Victoria. There are several departures throughout the day and reservations are accepted.
  • Black Ball Ferry Line travels from Port Angeles, WA to downtown Victoria, B.C. This routes links the Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island. Reservations are accepted.

    Transit

    The stop closest to the terminal is the one labeled “Fifth at Weiler.”

    Travelers heading to Victoria should be instructed to cross the street, as the bus stop on the terminal side is for BC Ferries-bound traffic (i.e. Vancouver). Cost per ride is $2.50 for all passengers, however, children under 5 are free.

    The bus system accepts only Canadian currency and requires exact change. Bus drivers do not carry change. Sidney has many banks and ATM machines along its main street so people can also walk to Beacon Avenue to change currency when they arrive.

    Helpful information 

    If you’ve ever had a felony

    Foreign nationals with a single minor crime conviction (DUI, shoplifting, etc.) may apply to be given a one-time Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) and will be allowed to go to Canada. They will not be afforded this a second time. If they have two or more convictions of minor crimes they will not be allowed into Canada.

    If they wish to enter Canada again, they will have to go to a consulate (one is located in Seattle) where they pay a fee to be “rehabilitated” and then they can go to Canada. The cost for this is $200 for a minor crime such as a DUI or shoplifting. It is $1,000 if a more serious conviction of a crime. NOTE: The person with the minor crime conviction must wait five years to apply for the rehabilitation fee.

    A Permanent Resident or a holder of the immigration “green card” needs to present a valid card at the border.

    What do I need to bring my pet across the border?

    Information on importing domestic dogs and cats is accessible from the “Animals” section of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website.





    16/08/2017

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  • Term Life Insurance Policies – RBC Insurance #term #life #insurance #policy

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    Term Life Insurance

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    Why choose term life insurance?

    Term life insurance is simple to buy and easy to afford. This makes it the ideal way for young families to get the financial security they need.

    Our plans provide protection for 10 to 40 year periods. If you die within the covered period (3). your beneficiaries receive the amount of the policy tax-free (4) and can use this money any way they want. For example, they can use it to:

    • Maintain their lifestyle and pay day-to-day expenses
    • Pay for your children’s education
    • Pay off loans and debts
    • Cover expenses like funeral costs

    Select the term that’s right for you.

    Term life insurance covers you for 10 to 40 year periods. Coverage automically renews annually after the initial Term until age 100 at which time coverage continues but premiums are no longer required.

    You can also convert our term life insurance policies into permanent life insurance or universal life insurance until you are 71 years old without answering questions about your health or taking a medical exam (2) .

    How much coverage do you need?

    A general rule is 5-7 times your salary. So if your annual income is $40,000, you may want to purchase at least $200,000 in term life insurance.

    We offer the following coverage options:

    • RBC Simplified Term Life Insurance
      Coverage under $500,000, with any term between 10 to 40 years.
    • Your Term Life Insurance
      Coverage from $500,000, with any term between 10 to 40 years.

    Get Your Quote Today

    Start your quote or call us today to apply for the life insurance protection your family needs. After getting a quote, you may be eligible to buy your coverage online.





    16/08/2017

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    Coach Education Program #soccer #management #courses, #coach #education #| #training #certifications

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    Coach Education Program

    Overview

    As the governing body for soccer in Canada the Canadian Soccer Association is responsible for training coaches from grassroots to national team level. With the increasing number of players registering with clubs across the country this represents a considerable challenge. In order to meet this challenge the Association has developed the Canada Soccer Pathway (LTPD) and tailored the Coach Education Program to this Model. As a result a two-streamed education program has been developed in conjunction with the NCCP and our provincial/territorial partners that we feel will meet the needs of both developing coaches and the sport itself.

    The Streams through which a coach may enter and/or advance are:

    • Community Coach Stream
    • Licensing Stream

    Each of these Streams include a number of courses designed to prepare coaches for working with players in a specific stage of development as outlined in the LTPD Model.

    Phase 1 – The Community Coach Stream

    The Community Sport Stream has four courses based on Stages 1, 2, 3, and 7 of the Long Term Player Development Model. The first three courses, Active Start. FUNdamentals and Learn to Train. deal with soccer training and the importance of physical literacy for players up to 12 years of age. The fourth course in this Stream is called Soccer for Life and focuses attention on working with players between the ages of 13 through to masters soccer ; which includes a wide array of participants who play for fun and fitness; those who enjoy recreational soccer as well as those who prefer to play competitively but not at the high performance level.

    Coaches wishing to gain training through the Community Sport Stream would do so in the following manner:

    • Active Start Course: Completion of a training course totaling 3 hours (Active Start Stage of Development players U-4/U-6). No pre-requisites required.
    • FUNdamentals Course: Completion of the training course totaling 7 hours, plus take NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Module (Fundamentals Stage of Development Boys U-6/U-9 and Girls U-6/U-8). No pre-requisites required.

    • Active Start/FUNdamentals Course: Completion of this combined course totaling 10 hours, plus take NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Module (Active Start Stage of Development players U-4/U-6 and Fundamentals Stage of Development Boys U-6/U-9 and Girls U-6/U-8). No pre-requisites required.
    • Learn to Train Course: Completion of the training course totaling 14 hours plus take NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Module (Learning to Train Stage of Development Boys U-9/U-12 and Girls U-8/U-11). No pre-requisites required.
    • Soccer for Life Course: Completion of a training course totaling 14 hours, plus take NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Module (Soccer for Life Stage of Development Boys U-13 and Girls U-12 and older). No pre-requisites required.

    Note. coaches do not undergo an official evaluation process in the Community Sport Stream, therefore they are not designated on their NCCP transcript as a Certified Coach. These courses provide training only in developmental stage specific areas of coaching. With this in mind coaches taking part in these courses will receive the status of Trained Coach (or will be considered In Training if they have still to complete a module of the particular course they have taken).

    Phase 1 – Licensing Stream

    As Phase 1 delivery of the new Coach Education Program does not include the Licensing Stream, in the interim coaches can still take the existing Licensing courses until the Phase 2 launches in 2013. A coach wishing to enter the Licensing Stream must first pass a formal evaluation after attending a B License Pre-Test Course held within his/her Province.

    The Licensing Stream is aimed at those who are more serious about their coaching development, and requires that coaches reach a minimum standard of competence in a practical coaching environment. Each coach is, therefore, formally evaluated and graded by Staff Evaluators at each stage of the process. This process begins with the B License Program. which involves a total of 60 hours of facilitated learning plus time allocated for formal assessments. It is aimed at coaches working with players in an environment where performance is a critical factor in successful coaching. The A License Program includes a total of 90 hours of facilitated learning, plus formal assessments, and caters to those wishing to make a career of coaching at the highest level.

    Coaches wishing to gain training and certification in the Licensing Stream would do so in the following manner:

    • B License Pre-Test Course: Completion of a 21-hour training course and an official evaluation (Training to Train Stage of Development).
      Pre-requisites: Community Coach or Soccer for Life Trained status, or ex-Professional/National Team Player (minimum 3 years experience)
    • B License-Provincial Course: Completion of the training course totaling 30 hours and an official evaluation process (Training to Train Stage of Development).
      Pre-requisites: Successful completion of B License Pre-Test Course
    • B License-National Course: Completion of the training course totaling 40 hours and an official evaluation process (Training to Compete Stage of Development).
      Pre-requisites: Successful completion of B License-Provincial Course or Canadian Equivalency
    • A License Course: Completion of the training course totaling 90 hours and an official evaluation process (Training to Compete Stage of Development).
      Pre-requisites: Successful completion of the B License-National or Canadian Equivalency

    Each of the courses within the program is built with an emphasis placed on the practical application of certain coaching skills, also known as competencies . These competencies are expanded upon as the coach progresses through the program and will range from showing an understanding of the rules of small-sided-soccer to running an effective practice with players in a high performance environment.

    More information on this Coach Education Program can be obtained by contacting us or your Provincial/Territorial Soccer Association.

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    15/08/2017

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    7 Steps to finding Cheap Flights in Canada #airfare #and #hotel

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    7 Steps to finding Cheap Flights in Canada

    Scoring a cheap flight in Canada isn t the easiest thing. By comparison to other countries, flying in Canada can be expensive if you don t plan it right and use all the services at your disposal. There are several factors to take in when trying to find the best deal on a domestic or international Canadian flight.

    The two most popular airlines are AirCanada and Westjet. Both of which run international and domestic flights through Canada. AirCanada Jazz and Tango are their cheapest flights. and occasionally that can be noticeable. However, since AirCanada became the official airline of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the flights are getting much nicer. The majority of airplanes in Canada will have a personal entertainment system built into the seat ahead of you, as well as those awesome fold down trays we all love so much.

    Step 1

    Check for specials. Airlines will occasionally have specials during certain weeks of the month. If you re trips not for another couple months, make a habit of looking twice a week for specials. Sometimes its only 15% off, but that 15% could go towards accommodation, food, or drinks.

    Step 2

    Book your flights to fly during Mid week. A flight on a Tuesday or Wednesday will be cheaper than a flight on Friday or Saturday. Always! Also, try and making the initial booking on a Tuesday or Wednesday, airlines have a habit of lowering their prices mid week.

    Step 3

    Search Google for Coupon Codes apply a coupon code to your flight and save sometimes up to 40% off your flight! Check ou t Smart Canucks and Bargain Moose. they occasionally run coupon codes for flights. I ve used these several times without a problem.

    Step 4

    Compare costs of flights between Expedia, Kayak, Orbitz some will be cheaper than others. Once you ve found one, don t hesitate too long. If you think it s a better deal than what the others are offering, it probably is, dive on it before someone else does. However, check the airlines website for the exact same date. Occasionally it will be cheaper through the airlines as Orbitz takes a small fee (

    $6), might save you the cost of a beer.

    Step 5

    Book ahead leaving a flight until last minute can cost you quite a bit. Try and give yourself at least 3 weeks, 4 would be preferable. But when you re Backpacking Across Canada. sometimes schedules don t always work.

    Step 6

    If you re a student or under 25 years of age, apply for a ISIC card. If you fly often, these cards are great to have, they re valid all over the world, including Canada. With these cards you can use student sales at  http://www.travelcuts.com/ a great canadian site used by University students for cheap flights worldwide.

    Step 7

    If you plan on making more than a couple flights throughout Canada, The United Stated, and Mexico, you should consider buying a North American Air Pass through Star Alliance. This pass allows you to purchase coupons (3 to 10) for flights anywhere through North America. There are serious amounts of savings to be had here, definitely worth looking into it.

    Warning

    Flights between Labor Day and Thanksgiving tend to be the cheapest time to book flights. Should you try and grab a flight around Christmas, you re sure to pay some holiday inflation. Same goes for just about any other holiday, as well as the time of the day. Airlines update costs up to 5 times a day. Check the flights as early as possible. Check at least once before 5am, and again at or around 5pm.





    13/08/2017

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    More budget updates: Canada savings bonds dropped, T4 rules changed #canada

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    More budget updates: Canada savings bonds dropped, T4 rules changed

    Sara Tatelman | March 23, 2017

    Among the changes announced by the federal government in its budget yesterday is the cancellation of the Canada savings bond program, a savings vehicle many employers have long included as a payroll deduction option for their employees.

    The program, which dates back to 1946 and peaked in the late 1980s at nearly $55 billion of federal market debt, has fallen to about $5 billion. The government says discontinuing the sale of new bonds this year will save money from reduced administration costs and notes the move will allow it to focus on cheaper funding options, such as issuing wholesale debt.

    No real surprise there, really, says Walter Posiewko, a senior portfolio manager at RBC Global Asset Management.

    It became an inefficient way of funding the government, he adds. It was probably a good thing to do.

    In 2015, the government commissioned a review of the program that found that 88 per cent of Canada savings bonds were sold through payroll deductions. It was a benefit that employers offered employees, and now that benefit is gone, says Posiewko.

    Clearly, [with] Canada savings bonds going the way of the dodo bird, the same thing will happen to payroll savings plans as a result, he adds.

    Posiewko notes that in the 1980s, people had fewer investment options. So you had fairly good interest rates, you had a government guarantee attached to it, it was perfectly liquid at all times, it could be cashed at any time. These were all selling features at the time, as compared to today where you have, first and foremost, many more alternatives to the investor. And, of course, interest rates are much lower now, so it s not nearly as attractive as back then.

    New investment option for pension funds

    The budget also included a note that the government would soon propose legislation to establish the Canada infrastructure bank, with the goal of having it operational by late 2017. The bank will invest $35 billion over 11 years in infrastructure planning and funding and will bring together investment partners from various levels of government as well as the private sector. These investments will be made strategically, with a focus on large, transformative projects such as regional transit plans, transportation networks and electricity grid interconnections, the budget noted.

    There are a lot of details that need to be fleshed out on this idea, says Posiweko. In principle, the idea is a good one, but I can t really speak to it anymore than that because we don t know what the details are. So whether it s a good idea for institutional investors or not, it ll all come down to how it s structured, how it s proposed, what the breakdowns are for the reutrns for institutional investors money.

    Electronic T4 changes

    The budget also allows employers to deliver T4 statements electronically to current employees, without receiving express consent beforehand.

    We re really seeing this as a win-win-win, actually, says Rachel De Grâce, manager of advocacy and legislative content at the Canadian Payroll Association. A win for the employers who can go ahead in harnessing electronic efficiencies. A win for government because it ll further support the government s own requirement to receive T4s electronically by employers [with more than 50 staff]. And we feel it ll even reduce the amount of paper T4s that the CRA is receiving, and this will further encourage more and more employees to file their taxes electronically.

    In 2016, a survey from the Canadian Payroll Association found that 95 per cent of employees prefer electronic T4s or don t have a preference. A third of employers already provide them.

    De Grâce also notes each paper T4 costs $5 more than an electronic version, given costs such as paper, ink, envelopes, staff who deliver the forms and postage. There are 20 million Canadians who receive paper T4s but who don t use them because they file their taxes electronically, she says. So collectively, employers will save $100 million each year by sending electronic copies instead.

    Later in the year, the minister of national revenue will announce privacy safeguards, including giving print copies to employees on leave and former workers, the budget noted. Active employees can also request paper copies.

    But De Grâce says employees should feel more secure with electronic T4s. There were previous problems with the window envelopes where, if you shook the envelope a little bit, you could actually see someone s social insurance number, she notes. And even with better envelopes, the document can easily fall into the wrong hands, putting a lot of personal information at risk, she adds.

    Other budget changes include the elimination of the tax deduction tied to employee home relocation loans. Evidence suggests that this deduction disproportionately benefits the wealthy, and does little to help the middle class and those working hard to join it, the budget documents noted.

    Copyright 2017 Transcontinental Media G.P. Originally published on benefitscanada.com





    12/08/2017

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    Vacation Packages from across Canada. #travel #and #tourism

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    Vacation Packages departing from Canada

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    Vacation packages from Canada

    Canadians from coast to coast dream about getting away for some well-deserved fun in the sun especially in the dead of winter. All-inclusive vacation packages are the perfect remedy, offering affordable, hassle-free travel options.

    Why book all-inclusive vacation packages?

    Because they re cheap! Whether you re planning a romantic getaway or a family reunion, vacation packages make the booking process simple. An all-inclusive gives you peace of mind knowing you re getting the best deal.

    There s no need to spend countless hours researching hotel prices and availability, searching for cheap flights or renting a car. There s no need to worry about meal budgets or nightly entertainment. All-inclusive vacation packages are simple and affordable period.

    Why are vacation packages cheaper than booking air, hotel separately?

    Pre-designed vacation packages are generally less expensive because travel suppliers (like WestJet Vacations and Transat Holidays ) make reservations in bulk, bundling hotel/resort stays, meals and airfare. It s their bulk buying power that keeps the price down. Then travel agents like tripcentral.ca pass those saving on to you.

    All-inclusive vacation packages appeal to budget travellers for many reasons:

    • Generally, vacations cost much less in a package than it would to book each element of your vacation individually.
    • Everything else is free with drinks and food included in the pre-packaged price, there s no need to open your wallet once you re on the resort. This is especially great for popular island destinations like Cuba .
    • Worry-free travel with the vacation package, roundtrip transportation from the airport to your resort is also included in the package price.
    • Convenience once you re on the resort, you don t have to worry about finding a decent restaurant or bar, they re all on site!
    • No hidden costs miscellaneous expenses can add up quickly. When you book a vacation package, there s no need to worry about extras like tipping (although you re welcome to do so), renting a kayak or borrowing snorkel gear.
    • Free entertainment when you book an all-inclusive vacation package you can enjoy free shows day and night. Typically you ll find daily games and activities around the pool area, along with things like table tennis, billiards and volleyball. At night, you can check out the on-site nightclubs, or watch a variety of shows, from dancers to magicians to live music.
    • Easy-to-find excursions when you book a vacation using a package, you ll also learn about popular excursions in the area. Yes, they ll cost extra, but having a snapshot of options makes it easy to choose off-site activities.
    • Onsite help when you book using vacation packages, you ll have onsite access to a representative who can answer any questions and help you with any issues that may arise.

    If you re ready to explore the possibilities of an affordable vacation package, you ve come to the right place. Start by using our Vacation Finder or call your local travel agent at 1-800-665-4981 for personalized service. For more information, check out our travel FAQ .





    12/08/2017

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    Travel Insurance Canada #travel #south #america

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    Travel at ease with the right travel insurance plan for you

    Travel Insurance Options

    Choose the travel insurance coverage that caters to your needs.

    1. Do you travel out of province or country multiple times a year?

    Yes No

  • Travel Coverage – which of the following coverage’s are you interested in?
    • Emergency Medical

    Emergency Medical Insurance – A medical emergency can be stressful at any time, let alone while you’re on vacation and away from home. However, your Platinum Card membership can provide you coverage when you need it most. Provides coverage for eligible emergency medical expenses incurred while travelling outside your Canadian province or territory of residence, for the first 15 consecutive days of each trip for all insured persons under the age of 65.

    Trip Cancellation Insurance – Provides coverage for the reimbursement of the non-refundable pre-paid travel arrangements up to $1,500 per insured person to a maximum coverage up to $3,000 for all insured persons combined when you cancel a trip for a covered reason.

    Trip Interruption Insurance – Provides coverage for the non-refundable unused portion of your prepaid travel arrangements, as well as transportation up to $1,500 per trip per insured person up to a maximum of $6,000 for all insured persons combined should your trip be interrupted or delayed for a covered reason.

    Baggage Loss and Delay Insurance – When you fully charge your airline tickets to your Platinum Card you can receive up to $1,000 coverage for loss or damage to your luggage or personal effects while in transit. Book a flight with your Platinum Card and receive up to $1,000 coverage (aggregate maximum with Flight Delay Insurance) for all immediate daily reasonable and necessary emergency purchases, made within four days, for essential clothing and sundry items when your baggage on your outbound trip is delayed by six or more hours.

    Travel Accident Insurance – A benefit is payable under the Policy if the Covered Person sustains Injury as a result of an accident which occurs while riding solely as a passenger in or boarding or alighting from a Common Carrier Conveyance or being struck by such Common Carrier Conveyance on a Covered Trip. Please review the certificate of insurance for full coverage details, limitations and exclusions.





    10/08/2017

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  • Roofing Toronto #roofing #canada

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    Roofing Toronto

    Toronto is a great city, but experiences a variety of weather conditions. This can cause a leaky roof, or may cause you to upgrade to a roof with shingles. Roofing.ca connects you to the best roofing contractors in Toronto. If you don’t believe us, scroll through our list of real reviews written by the customers of various roofing companies. Are the roofs looking too fancy and expensive? Don’t let this stop you! You can get a free online quote to see how much your new roof or roofing repair will cost. Roofing.ca displays a variety of roofing contractors, allowing you to choose the one best suited to your needs, and closest by. Take a look at some of Toronto’s finest roofing companies below.

    Mr Roof Repair Toronto

    We had nothing but issues with the prior roofers we found on Kijiji. What mistake that was. A costly one unfortunately. We called up Mr Roof to try to get an unbiased view of what state our roof was in. They came prepared and provided us with a detailed report on the condition of the roof. After hir. Read More >

    Professional Roofers

    I’ve used Professional Roofers to do my house and my neighbour’s roof, it was on schedule, professionally delivered and installed, all done in a tidy manner. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. A+

    Dominion Roofing

    They did great work on my roof, good warranty, nice people. Thanks! It took a week longer than they said to to get the crew there but that wasn’t their fault, there is nothing they can do about bad weather.

    All Pro Roofing Inc

    Complete Eavestroughing Roofing Services

    39 A Kirk Bradden Rd East. Etobicoke, ON 4162393600
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    Called complete eavestroughing and got excellent service at a great price cheaper then other’s I called. I would use them for all my eaves problems they are very professional and know what they are doing

    Zim Group

    They provided me a free estimate and a reasonable quote. I normally don’t write reviews but I was definitely overwhelmed with the effort and craftsmanship Zim Group but into this job. You really should consider a metal roof.

    George Kent Home Improvements

    Established in 1949, George Kent has completed over 80,000 installations. They are the only home improvement business in the GTA that offers a lifetim. Read More >

    Gentech Roofing





    09/08/2017

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    The 10 Top Business Schools in Canada 2014 #canada #mba #online

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    Top MBA

    The 10 Top Business Schools in Canada 2014/15

    • This article is based on the results of the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report 2014/15. See Canada’s top business schools for employability based on the results of the QS Global 250 Business Schools Report 2017 .

    There were some precipitous falls felt by the 10 top business schools in Canada across QS’s new regional MBA rankings for North America this year.

    Among the new top five, only Canada’s Sauder School of Business saw a rise when placed alongside their US regional counterparts. Rotman School of Management. meanwhile, rated among the top 10 for the region as a whole last time round. now has to make do with a place in North America’s top 20.

    However, according to the latest applicant research. Canada remains the third most popular MBA study destination in the world. So, for those looking to pursue an MBA in Canada. a better comparison can surely be found by looking more closely at this year’s changes to the 10 top business schools in Canada alone.

    Within Canada there was much less movement to be found. Four of the top 10 retain the positions they held last year. However, with the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards MBA and Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business dropping out of the top 10 this time round, there are two new entries to be found in our rundown of 2014/15’s 10 top business schools in Canada:

    1. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

    The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management retains its position at the pinnacle of this year’s top business schools in Canada, despite the tumble that took it out of the top 10 for North America as a whole.

    The Rotman School is well represented in the latest ‘Thinkers50’ biennial ranking of the most influential figures in management thought alive today. Three of its faculty members feature, two of whom rank within the top five, and all of whom are associated with the school’s Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) – a think-tank that puts the role of urbanism in global economic prosperity at its center and one of nine research institutes at Rotman.

    The school’s dean, Tiff Macklem. joined Rotman this year from the Bank of Canada. where he had served as senior deputy governor since 2010.

    2. Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario

    The school decided, on the basis of research, that HBS’s case study method was the best approach to management education and today, Ivey is held to be the world’s largest producer of Asian and Indian business cases through its links to Hong Kong and Mumbai – where it has campuses.

    Five years ago, Ivey graduates began making a pledge to uphold the business profession’s code of ethics and towards the end of last year, the school celebrated its 90th anniversary by opening a new building in a ceremony presided over by former astronaut and first Canadian to walk in space, Chris Hadfield.

    3. Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

    Vancouver’s Sauder School of Business has recovered well from last year – when it fell as low as seventh among the top business schools in Canada. This year, it’s up to third with the nation’s second-highest score in the academic segment that now forms 15% of QS’s regional MBA rankings.

    As well as its full-timeMBA in Canada, Sauder offers a part-time international MBA in partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University and this year, the school became the sole Canadian member of the Global Network for Advanced Management – a collaborative coalition of 27 business schools around the world that is spearheaded by the US’s Yale School of Management .

    4. Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University

    McGill’s management faculty was renamed in honor of Marcel Desautels in 2005 after receiving his gift of C$22M (c.US$20M) – an unprecedented donation to a school in Canada at that time.

    Aside from its full-time MBA, Desautels also offers a bilingual EMBA together with HEC Montréal (see below) and a weekend MBA program in Japan from the school’s base in Shinjuku, Tokyo – home to what is believed to be the world’s busiest train station, through which an estimated 3.6M passengers pass through each day.

    The school will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the McGill MBA, having graduated its first class in 1965.

    5. HEC Montréal

    HEC Montréal. like its fellow Montrealer (or should we say Montréalais ?), Desautels, holds an unchanged position at the mid-point of the 10 top business schools in Canada this year.

    As the school is a French-language university institution, its MBA program can be found in both English and French – but should not be confused as an affiliate of HEC Paris with whom it shares the HEC (École des Hautes Études commerciales ) title. The school celebrated its 100th anniversary back in 2007 (it has offered an MBA program since 1968) and recently announced the launch of a specialized MBA for the aerospace industry .

    6. Schulich School of Business, York University

    Schulich School of Business ranked as high as second in QS’s Canadian MBA rankings last time round, but for 2014/15 it finds itself down four places to sixth.

    Aside from its full-time MBA in Canada, the Toronto-based school at York University runs an MBA program in Hyderabad, India. as well as an international MBA that puts more emphasis on gaining global experience.

    The Schulich MBA has scored highly in the realms of sustainability and business ethics, coming out first in the latest international sustainability MBA rankings produced by Canadian magazine, Corporate Knights . and placing second in Beyond Grey Pinstripes ’ rankings of 2011. The school opened its Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (COERB) in 2010.

    7. Queen’s School of Business

    Offering a one-year full-time MBA, QSB was one of two schools in Canada’s top 10 this year to report a majority of international students (non-Canadian citizens) in its class of 2014, posting a proportion of 60% – although this number includes those with permanent residency.

    The school offers six MBA specializations (or concentrations), including one in healthcare management .

    8. Alberta MBA Programs, University of Alberta

    The home of the Alberta MBA will celebrate its 100th year in 2016 (although the MBA itself was launched in 1964) and has its history chronicled both in print and online as part of an ongoing project to strengthen its alumni community.

    Today, the school offers a number of dual degrees – two-year programs combining an MBA with a master’s in agriculture or forestry are found on offer alongside the more common MBA/JD (law) and MBA/MD (medicine) options of study.

    9. Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa

    Established as the university’s Faculty of Management Science in 1969, the school was renamed Telfer School of Management in 2007 in tribute to MBA alumnus Ian Telfer. who donated C$25M to the school – a sum that outstripped that received by McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management in 2005 (see above).

    The school currently identifies entrepreneurship, health systems management and analytics as its three strategic areas of excellence, through which it has been channeling its recent development. Its full-time MBA is a one-year program, but there’s a two year French-language version available as well as an offering in Metz, France.

    10. DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University

    The DeGroote School is one of six faculties within McMaster University and located in Hamilton and Burlington, Ontario, since moving from Toronto way back in 1930.

    In 2012, the school celebrated 50 years of its MBA program and 20 years under the mantle of the DeGroote School of Business – in honor of benefactor and Canadian entrepreneur, Michael G. DeGroote. In addition to its full-time MBA, the school has a co-op MBA program that combines work experience with academia for students with little to no previous experience. This has been on offer since the 1970s and is the school’s most popular program.

    This year, the school appointed an experienced journalist, Gordon Pitts, as its business writer in residence – a role created to enhance soft skills in areas such as media, communication and persuasion among its students.

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    08/08/2017

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    The Best Credit Cards of 2017

    Transferring a balance from a high rate card to a low rate card can save hundreds (or thousands) of dollars in interest payments. And you can t beat a 0% interest rate. That s why our top pick for best balance transfer card goes to the MBNA Platinum Plus MasterCard. This card works well if you are serious about paying down debt. However, if you are simply looking to make minimum payments on your transferred balance there may be better options. Because the go-to interest rate is not low, you will want to pay down as much as possible within the intro period for the best results.

    Best Travel Rewards Card

    Scotiabank®* Gold American Express® Card

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    Main Feature

    Earn 30,000 Scotia Rewards bonus points, worth $300 in travel, with $750 in net purchases in first three months. Plus, first year annual fee waiver. For accounts opened July 31, 2017.

    Annual Fee

    First year free then $99

    Additional Cardholders: $29

    Interest Rates

    Balance Transfer APR: 22.99%

    Cash Advance APR: 22.99%

    This card has it all: bonus points for signing up, increased rewards in select categories, and extraordinary travel benefits. We think this card works best for the frequent traveler or business professional making the most of an expense budget. The complimentary concierge services are a nice benefit at this price point ($99 annual fee). You also get access to Priority Pass Lounges worldwide. While the American Express brand might not have the same merchant acceptance as other issuers, this shouldn t be a problem for most people. You will need to have good to excellent credit to be approved for this card.

    Best Premium Rewards Card

    Scotia Momentum® VISA* Infinite Card

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    Main Feature

    Annual fee waiver for the first year. For accounts opened by July 31, 2017.

    Annual Fee

    First year free, then $99

    Additional Cardholders: $30

    Interest Rates

    Balance Transfer APR: 22.99%

    Cash Advance APR: 22.99%

    Visa Infinite cardholders expect and receive VIP treatment. With the Scotia Momentum card you ll get complimentary 24/7 concierge for any request, big or small. With exclusive entertainment access you can take advantage of advance ticket purchases, and exclusive VIP and backstage access to some of the biggest shows. Through the Visa Infinite Dining Series you have access to exclusive culinary experiences and private wine tastings. For the world traveler, the Visa Infinite Luxury Hotel Collection gives you access to over 900 luxury hotels around the world with automatic room upgrades and more. This card isn t for everyone, but its premium benefits are perfect for the VIP .

    Runner Up: CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite* Card

    Best U.S. Dollar Card

    Scotiabank® U.S. Dollar VISA* card

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    Main Feature

    Worry-free US $ purchases with no currency conversion fees

    Annual Fee

    Additional Cardholders: $0

    Interest Rates

    Balance Transfer APR: 22.99%

    Cash Advance APR: 22.99%

    The Canadian dollar has fallen significantly against the U.S. dollar over the last few years and some economists predict the trend to continue. The effect of the currency move is simple a lower loonie puts less spending power in the hands of consumers. Consumers who do a lot of cross-border shopping will not only feel the impact of a lower CAD, but also will have to shell out additional foreign currency conversion fees. However, with this Scotiabank card, you can make U.S. dollar purchases with no foreign currency conversion fees. Plus get piece of mind with built in Purchase Security and Extended Warranty coverages.

    Best Hotel Rewards Card

    The Starwood Preferred Guest®* Credit Card from American Express

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    Main Feature

    New Starwood Preferred Guest®* Credit Card from American Express Cardmembers, earn 20,000 bonus Starpoints® after you charge $1,500 in purchases to your Card in your first three months of Cardmembership.

    Annual Fee

    Additional Cardholders: $50 (waived for the first year)

    Interest Rates

    Cash Advance APR: 21.99%

    The Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program caters primarily to business-people and frequent travelers looking for a high-end travel experience. Once you analyze the benefits, it becomes clear that the Starwood Preferred Guest®* Credit Card from American Express is the perfect companion to the program. In fact, for many consumers this card allows access to the higher Starwood membership levels by reaching annual spending thresholds. The benefits are many, and the annual fee is reasonable considering the sign-up bonus and annual perks. There s a lot more packed into the card (and the Starwood program) than we can write in this short review. Research the program and we think you ll see the value in the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card.

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    07/08/2017

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    Health Insurance for Travel to Canada #hot #travel #deals

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    Health Insurance for Travel to Canada

    Protect your health and your wallet with travel insurance. (Photo: Travel documents image by Nikolay Okhitin from Fotolia.com )

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    Your U.S. health insurance policy will most likely not cover you if you are traveling in Canada. The chance that you might need medical assistance while you are on vacation or on business travel to Canada is a lot higher than you might think. As much as 50 percent of those traveling to other countries will need to seek health care that is not covered by their home health insurance policy.

    Why Consider Travel Health Insurance

    Whether you travel frequently or just one time to Canada, you will want to explore the concept of obtaining health insurance that will cover you and your family members while you are traveling. Not only will you be protected if any unexpected medical issues arise, you will also have a helping hand to assist you with choosing a good provider in the unfamiliar area that you are traveling to in Canada. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, car crashes are the number one reason people need to go to the hospital while they are visiting Canada. If you have traveler s medical insurance, you can focus on getting the medical attention that you need in this or other emergencies, instead of worrying about the bills that you are incurring.

    Canada s Health System

    Canada has a public health care system called Medicare. It offers free essential medical services for all Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you are planning to become a legal resident of Canada, you will only need traveler s health insurance until you qualify for Medicare. In British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick you have to wait three months from the time you apply for Medicare for your coverage to begin. In the other provinces your coverage begins as soon as you apply.

    Choices

    If you are not eligible for Medicare, you will have to pay out of pocket for all medical expenses unless you have purchased traveler s health insurance. You will have several choices regarding traveler s health insurance plans, depending on your specific needs. You can purchase a short-term plan or a long-term plan, depending on the length of your trip. You can choose a plan with a high deductible or a low deductible, and you will be able to elect extra travel benefits as well with most plans.

    Traveler s Insurance as Supplemental Insurance





    05/08/2017

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    Cheap Flights to Canada from C$140. #book #airline #tickets

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    Canada overview

    When to fly to Canada

    A four-season destination, there really is no bad time to take cheap flights around Canada.

    Peak Season:

    Varies according to province and activity. Unsurprisingly, the summer months are when most travellers book cheap flights around Canada to make the most of the great outdoors. For skiers and snow-boarders, November through March is peak season.

    Off Season:

    The weeks following Christmas and the New Year celebrations are traditionally soft.

    With its stunning array of destinations – the Rocky Mountains and national parks in British Columbia to Niagara Falls in Ontario, the Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories to the Bay of Fundy in the Maritimes – and friendly, safe and cosmopolitan cities, it’s no wonder that travellers from around the world search for cheap flights to Canada.

    And, with such natural wonders on the doorstep, it’s not surprising that so many Canadians choose to book domestic flights and vacation “at home”.

    There’s plenty to see and do. The festivals alone would provide a challenging itinerary. Spanning the country from West to East, Vancouver hosts the largest fireworks competition in the world, Calgary has the stampede, Toronto the International Film Festival, Quebec City the Winter Carnival and Nova Scotia the Celtic Colours International Festival.

    For centuries this has been a country offering better opportunities and the different communities all live tolerantly together enhancing Canada in both tradition and cuisine.

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    Canada climate

    Canada is an enormous country and its climate ranges from long, cold winter nights in the Arctic Circle to the mild seasons of British Columbia. Both Montreal and Quebec City have warm summers that can become hot and humid. The cities’ winter season lasts from October to early May with cold and snow. You‘ll find the warmest summers in Toronto. The bitter winter cold has become part of the country’s culture. In Ottawa you can enjoy the warm summer days, but head inside to escape the chilly nights that can drop below 0 C. Snow starts to fall in October and temperatures can drop close to zero.

    Getting around Canada

    Air Canada flies nationally and internationally to more than 150 destinations. Other airlines offering domestic Canada flights include WestJet, Air Transat, Air North, First Air, Canadian North and Porter Airlines.

    Via Rail, the national rail service, connects most cities. It also offers two kinds of national rail passes. The Canrailpass offers 12 days of unlimited rail travel. The North American Rail Pass covers travel for 30 days on any VIA train in Canada and almost any Amtrak train in the United States.

    Greyhound’s bus network covers more than 1,000 destinations in Canada and offers cross-border links to many cities in the U.S.

    Public transit: several cities have subway, metro or light rapid transit service. In Vancouver it’s the SkyTrain, in Calgary the CTrain, in Edmonton the LRT, in Toronto the subway, in Ottawa the O-Train and in Montréal the metro. Fares are cheap, about $2 per adult.

    One of the neatest ways of getting around Canada is by ferry. Several provinces have seasonal and year-round services to nearby islands and coastal regions.

    Canada insider information

    • Downtown Ottawa has renovated Victorian houses serving as homes, restaurants, and shops. The architecture and historical significance of the Parliamentary buildings attract visitors, as does strolling along (or skating upon in winter) the Rideau Canal and watching boats go through its eight locks. 
    • Vancouver is known for its natural beauty and mild climate. As a year-round tourist destination, there is always something to do: water and land sports and film, jazz, folk, and theatre festivals. Vancouver also offers opera, ballet, symphony, and an exciting nightlife, and in 2010 will host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. 
    • Parts of Canada are transformed into winter wonderlands by the snowy weather and several cities make the most of the big freeze including Quebec City (Winter Carnival and its ice hotel), Montreal (High Lights festival) and Ottawa (Winterlude, a winter carnival) to name just three. 
    • On Sundays, entire families do the Grouse Grind in Vancouver. An almost 3km-long trail that takes you up the face of Grouse Mountain, about 914 metres. If you are fit, it should take about 50 minutes. Hike up, but take the gondola down to protect your knees, of course. 
    • Visitors to Montreal should take note of the “Sunday Tam-Tams” in Mount Royal. Tam-tams are a type of hand drum, and hundreds of Montrealers and visitors turn up on summer Sundays to play around the monument to Sir George-Etienne Cartier. 
    • As well as nearby Niagara Falls, Toronto claims the world’s tallest tower. The CN Tower stands at 553 metres. Once at the top – by elevator naturally – there is plenty to do including walking on a glass floor, eating at the revolving restaurant and enjoying the view. 
    • Bring your Stetson. The Calgary Stampede takes place in July, and is the city’s most popular tourist attraction. It features a rodeo, chuckwagon races, concerts and an amusement park.




    02/08/2017

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    Canada – Lonely Planet #britax #travel #system

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    Introducing Canada

    Canada is more than its hulking-mountain, craggy-coast good looks: it also cooks extraordinary meals, rocks cool culture, and unfurls wild, moose-spotting road trips.

    The Great Outdoors

    The globe’s second-biggest country has an endless variety of landscapes. Sky-high mountains, glinting glaciers, spectral rainforests and remote beaches are all here, spread across six times zones. It’s the backdrop for plenty of ah -inspiring moments – and for a big provincial menagerie. That’s big as in polar bears, grizzly bears, whales and, everyone’s favorite, moose.

    The terrain also makes for a fantastic playground. Whether it’s snowboarding Whistler’s mountains, surfing Nova Scotia’s swells or kayaking the white-frothed South Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories, adventures abound. There are gentler options, too, like strolling Vancouver’s Stanley Park or swimming off Prince Edward Island’s pink-sand beaches.

    Captivating Cultures

    Sip a café au lait and tear into a flaky croissant at a sidewalk bistro in Montréal ; head to an Asian night market and slurp noodles in Vancouver; join a wild-fiddling Celtic party on Cape Breton Island; kayak between rainforest-cloaked Aboriginal villages on Haida Gwaii: Canada is incredibly diverse across its breadth and within its cities. You’ll hear it in the music, see it in the arts and taste it in the cuisine.

    Artistic Flair

    The arts are an integral part of Canada’s cultural landscape, from the International Fringe Theater Festival (the world’s second-largest) in Edmonton to mega museums like Ottawa’s National Gallery. Montreal’s Jazz Festival and Toronto’s star-studded Film Festival draw global crowds. And did you know Ontario’s Stratford Festival is the continent’s largest classical repertory theater? Even places you might not automatically think of – say St John’s or Woody Point – put on renowned shindigs (an avant-garde ‘sound symposium’ and a big-name writers festival respectively).

    Why I Love Canada

    By Karla Zimmerman, Writer

    I’m always blown away by Canada’s vastness, its enormous open landscapes. You can drive for hours in many areas and see almost no one. I love that Canada’s wildlife spotting is for real – moose, bears, whales – you will see them if you go looking. I love that the nation’s most popular restaurant – Tim Hortons – is a doughnut shop named after a hockey player. And I’m just going to come out and admit it: the more I’m in Canada, the more I appreciate rock band Rush.

    Foodie Fare

    Canada is a local food smorgasbord. If you grazed from west to east across the country, you’d fill your plate like this: wild salmon and velvety scallops in British Columbia. poutine (golden fries topped with gravy and cheese curds) in Québec. and lobster with a dab of melted butter in the Maritime provinces. Tastemakers may not tout Canadian food the way they do, say, Italian or French fare, so let’s just call the distinctive seafood, piquant cheeses, and fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies our little secret. Ditto for the bold reds and crisp whites produced from the country’s vine-striped valleys.





    02/08/2017

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    Car insurance #car #insurance, #auto #insurance, #car #insurance #canada, #car #insurance

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    Car Insurance

    Types of car insurance coverage

    No matter what kind of vehicle you are insuring you can choose various levels of coverage, depending on how much protection you want for your car insurance :

    • Collision and Upset coverage protects you from costs to repair damage to your vehicle caused by impact with another vehicle or an object such as a guardrail.
    • Coverage against perils (other than collision or upset) protects you from costs to repair damage to your vehicle from unexpected situations such as fire, theft, vandalism or natural disasters.
    • All Perils protection combines both of the above coverages.
    • Specific Perils coverage protects your vehicle only against specific dangers, such as theft or attempted theft, some natural disasters, riots or civil disturbances.

    Car Insurance Coverage Based on Your Vehicle

    Car insurance liability coverage is mandatory for driving in Canada. Beyond that, there are other options to consider for your ideal coverage.

    Learn more on car insurance coverage based on your vehicle

    The type of vehicle you drive is one factor that determines what type of car insurance you need.

    If you own a brand new car, for example, you may want your insurance policy to cover the full replacement cost in the event of an accident.

    Car Insurance Coverage Based on Your Driving Habits

    Do you commute every day, or save your driving for weekends? Are you running errands or carpooling?

    Learn more on car insurance based on your driving habits

    Your driving habits affect your insurance risks.

    Get the best value for your money with car insurance and home insurance bundles from Intact Insurance

    One bill. One payment. One renewal date. It’s that easy!

    Savings and payments on your car insurance

    At Intact Insurance, we treat each person as an individual.

    We work with local, independent brokers to offer insurance coverage and premium amounts unique to you. Speak with a broker to help navigate through the different car insurance coverage options to ensure your discounts are built right into the price you pay.

    We offer a variety of convenient payment options to help make it easier to manage your payments.

    Car Insurance Claims

    No one wants to be involved in an accident, but if you need to make a car insurance claim we’ll get you through the process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    30 Minute Claims Guarantee

    When you call Intact Insurance to report a claim, we guarantee that within 30 minutes of answering your call, one of our dedicated claims representatives will start your claim.





    01/08/2017

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    Air Canada Vacations: Cyber Monday Sale – Up to 40% Off

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    Air Canada Vacations: Cyber Monday Sale Up to 40% Off Vacation Packages (Book by Nov 30)

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    TODAY ONLY! Get up to 40% OFF your winter vacation to Mexico the Caribbean.

    Plus, earn 3,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles per couple (1,500 bonus miles per member), that s on top of all the miles you already earn on the flight portion of your package. Valid for travel from January 1 and completed by April 30, 2016.

    Air Canada s Cyber Monday Sale is offering a 15% off any flights promo code

    • Read my Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 25,000 FREE Aeroplan Miles,  enough points for  a FREE flight to anywhere in North America!
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    Click here  to visit Air Canada Vacation s website to book a flight now or for more details.

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    30/07/2017

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    Documents Needed to Go Between Canada – USA by Car #travel

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    New laws regarding travel between Canada and the United States recently went into effect in the U.S. and resulted in a change in the documentation required to enter or re-enter the U.S. by car from Canada. Gone are the days when you can enter the U.S. with a driver s license and birth certificate.

    Passport

    Recent changes in U.S. law require people to present a passport when entering or re-entering the U.S. from Canada by car unless they have other appropriate documentation. Canadian law also requires a passport or appropriate documentation when entering Canada from the U.S. by car.

    WHTI

    According to the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), all persons entering or re-entering the U.S. from Canada by car must have a passport or one of the following WHTI compliant documents. These documents are Trusted Traveler s Cards such as Nexus; state-issued enhanced driver s licenses, Enhanced Tribal Orders, U.S. military ID with travel orders, U.S. Merchant Mariner Document when traveling on official maritime business, Native American Tribal Photo ID card or Form I-872 American Indian Card.

    Canada

    Citizens of other countries traveling between the U.S. and Canada by car need proof of citizenship from their country and proof of identity. A passport from his country or a WHTI-compliant document will satisfy the border requirements for both the U.S. and Canada.





    29/07/2017

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    Cuba Vacations Packages including Flights from Canada #corporate #travel

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    Cuba Vacation Packages

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    Cuba Vacations

    By far the biggest island in the Caribbean, Cuba boasts a rich history of Spanish colonial prosperity, revolution, cultural diversity, and tourism. All-inclusive Cuba vacations can generally be divided into two categories those with a focus on Cuba s natural beauty, beaches, mountains, and eco-tourism; and those that provide opportunities to learn about the Cuban culture, history, and entertainment. For anyone who loves to explore culture and history, Havana presents 400 years of western history that will surely charm travellers. Nightlife is also big in Havana, making it the perfect spot for travellers who appreciate great jazz and Latin music, as well as night clubs, theatre, ballet, and more. While you re in the area, make sure to stop by the Fortress of San Carlos de la Caba a and find war-scarred relics. Want to find a good blend of everything? An all-inclusive Varadero package would be the best way to experience Cuba. Here you ll welcome outstanding beaches and various cultural attractions nightlife, entertainment, restaurants, shopping, golf, and more.

    Getting Around: Cuba has 10 international airports, with Jos Mart International Airport (HAV) as the chief gateway. Meanwhile, international charter flights from Canada service Cayo Largo del Sur (CYO), Cienfuegos (CFG), Camaguey (CMV), Varadero (VRA), Cayo Coco (CCC), Holguin (HOG), and Santa Clara (SNU). From the airport, you can travel by car, shuttle, train or bus. For travellers wishing to drive in Cuba, know that there are very, very few road signs and directional aids, so be wary during your visit.

    Where to Stay: Cuba offers plenty of accommodation options suitable for various types of travellers. From the 5-star, family-friendly Melia Cohiba located in Havana to the 3-star, adults-only ROC Barlovento in Varadero. there is something here for you! To learn more about the available inclusions, don t hesitate to speak with an agent who s been there!

    Weather: Weather in Cuba is typically very good, although it varies throughout the island. The north-west coast of Cuba features temperatures similar to Florida, which is cooler in the winter months. However, the south-east of Cuba tends to maintain warm temperatures all year round. Temperatures can rise to 38 C in the summer while the cooler months average 25 C.

    Hurricane season, with its unpredictability of storm events, typically lasts from July through November, peaking from mid-August to mid-November.

    • Old Havana
    • Havana s salsa clubs
    • Varadero Beach
    • La Plata Mountain Trail
    • Fortress of San Carlos de la Caba a
    • Plaza de Armas Book Market
    • Punta Gorda
    • Trinidad Old Town
    • Museo Presidio Modelo

    Cuba Travel Guides

    Want to explore the sights and attractions before you leave? Upgrade your experience from all-inclusive to amazing-inclusive with our Travel Guides. Covering everything from local currency information, what to expect, and type of travel style:

    We can help you plan the Cuba vacation you ve been dreaming about, just give us a call toll-free at 1-800-665-4981.





    29/07/2017

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    Canada – s official meetings conventions and incentive travel website. #travel

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    Startup city: The high-tech fever reshaping Kitchener-Waterloo

    Rising stars in Montreal s technology sector

    – The Globe and Mail, August 2015

    Digital special effects (Softimage), video games (Ubisoft), and information technology services (CGI) are showing fine form in Montreal.

    Canadian-made Ebola vaccine works, study finds

    – CTV News, July 2015

    A vaccine designed by scientists working at Canada s National Microbiology Laboratory induces a quick and effective response.

    First recipients of new health research foundation grants announced

    – Biotechnology Focus, July 2015

    Health researchers seeking to improve disease prevention and treatment will receive over $600 million in funding.

    U of T to transform regenerative medicine with $114-million federal grant

    – U of T Engineering News, July 2015

    U of T is cementing its position as one of the world s leading centres for the design and manufacturing of cells.

    A vaccine designed by scientists working at Canada s National Microbiology Laboratory induces a quick and effective response.





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    Car rental Canada – Compare the prices of car rental in

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    Popular cities in Canada

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    Location information for Canada

    Introduction

    This country in the northern part of North-America is known for its beautiful and diverse nature. Niagara Falls is one of the world’s largest and best-known waterfalls. Canada also has many rivers, sweet water lakes, glaciers and magnificent mountains. Probably the best-known mountain range of Canada is the ‘Rocky Mountains’. This mountain range covers an area of over 4800 km. The national and provincial parks of Canada are also well worth a visit, and in the west there are breathtaking sandy beaches surrounded by thick rain forests.

    History

    Originally, Canada is the land of the Eskimos (Inuit) and the Indians. Many Indian tribes were hunters and lived on the endless prairies. The Indians who made a living from agriculture lived in what is now known as South-Ontario. They were the first to come into contact with European explorers. Some four hundred years ago, the English and French came to Canada and settled in different parts of the country. Since that time, immigrants from all over the world came to Canada. Especially in the years after the Second World War, many Dutch immigrants moved to Canada. As a result, Canada has a varied history. The different population groups lived in separation and developed independently.

    Society and Culture

    Canada is a country of immigrants. Most Canadians are indeed immigrants. Many of them originally came from Europe, although over the years many Asians moved to Canada as well. Only a small percentage of Canadians (about 4%) belongs to the original inhabitants. Thanks to the immigrants Canada is known as a multi-cultural society.

    Canada is a bilingual country: both English and French are spoken. In the province of Quebec, French is the official language, which makes it the exception. Outside of Quebec, few people consider French their native language. More than half of all Canadians (some 63%) consider English their mother tongue.

    Canada does not have an official religion. About half of the Canadians are Roman-Catholic, and there are also groups of Protestants and people without religion.

    Political situation

    Canada is a parliamentary monarchy. The head of the monarchy is Queen Elizabeth II. It is only since 1982 that the British parliament no longer has a political influence in Canada. Canada is now completely independent. Canada has ten provinces and three territories. Like in The Netherlands the provincial government is democratically elected. The same goes for the national government. The party with the most votes forms the government. Since February, 2006, the Conservatives are in government. Stephen Harper is the current prime minister.

    Economy

    It is not only in terms of its surface that Canada is one of the biggest countries in the world. It is also one of the world’s biggest economies. The standard of life is high and the population is highly educated. Canada’s economy is focused predominantly on export. There is a great deal of demand for Canadian products and services. Most people work in the services sector. Also, many are active in industry and agriculture. Canada has geared its economy toward the United States. and export to its big neighbor is high. Furthermore, export to Europe, Asia and the rest of the world is growing continuously.

    Canada’s currency is the Canadian dollar. Every dollar is worth about 0.72 eurocents.

    Geography and Climate

    With a surface if nearly ten million square kilometers and a northern coastline of almost 24,000 kilometers Canada is the largest country in the Western hemisphere. The country borders on the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Northern Ice Sea. In central Canada we find extensive prairies.

    Canada’s population is not divided equally across the land. The northern part is the least populated, and most Canadians live in a strip along the southern border. The capital of Canada is Ottawa. a city with more than a million inhabitants.

    Canada is a country with major climatic differences. In most months, the temperature in the north of the country does not reach above zero degrees Centigrade. Especially northern winters can be extremely cold. Temperatures can drop to a staggering minus 40 degrees Centigrade. A good winter coat is far from an excessive luxury! Fortunately, there are also parts of Canada with more pleasant temperatures. Especially in the south the summers can be warm and humid. The warmest areas of Canada are South-Ontario and British Columbia.

    Traffic and Infrastructure

    Needless to say, the enormous distances are easiest to cross by plane. There are various airline companies to transport all travelers to the various parts of the country as conveniently as possible. Canada’s busiest airport is Toronto Pearson International Airport near Toronto. but also Montreal Airport and Vancouver Airport play an important role in processing International flights to and from Canada.

    Other ways to travel around Canada are train or bus. Various railway lines cross beautiful stretches of nature, allowing passengers to enjoy the country more than they would from a plane. Traveling by train is about equally expensive as flying, but it allows you a better look at Canada’s amazing countryside. Also, there are many bus companies that take care of regional transport. Large distances can be covered by ‘Greyhound’ bus. Buses offer a relatively cheap way to travel.

    Finally, cars are very suitable for traveling around Canada. Canada has many beautiful nature areas that are not easy to reach by train or bus. The car offers you freedom and the ability to leave the main roads. This means that cars offer the best way to enjoy Canada’s magnificent nature.

    Food and drink

    Canada’s kitchen is as diverse as its nature and climate. Thanks to all the different cultures, a variety of dishes is on offer. In the coastal areas the focus tends to be on fish, while more inland meat is an indispensable ingredient. Of the many fish species there are in Canada, in many restaurants salmon is often favorite. Salmon is usually wild and is grilled (sometimes on charcoal). Furthermore, there are European influences in all major cities. For those who enjoy French cuisine, Quebec offers a variety of suitable restaurants.

    The age at which people are allowed to buy and drink alcohol is 18. In some provinces it is even one year higher.

    Time zones

    Canada is divided into a number of time zones. Due to its enormous size, there are no fewer than six time zones. From East to West they are Newfoundland Time, Atlantic Time, Eastern Time, Central Time, Mountain Time and Pacific Time. The differences in time vary from 3.5 hours earlier (Newfoundland) to eight hours earlier (Pacific) compared to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

    Accommodation

    You won’t have to worry about finding suitable accommodation in Canada. There are hotels in a wide range of prices, as well as bungalows and holiday centers. Also, there are enough youth hostels and campsites, making it possible to spend the night at a reasonable price. Finally, you can decide on a more rural stay at a farm, where you can savor Canada’s more domestic side.





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    Canada: Crossing the Border #flights #tickets

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    Required Documents for Crossing the Border

    The documents required to cross the Canada-U.S. border depend on your citizenship, your age, and how you’re travelling.  Please understand that customs officers can turn you away from the country you are trying to visit; travelling without the right documents could ruin your vacation.

    Canada has implemented an entry requirement called an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Starting March 15, 2016, travellers who do not normally need a visa will need to get an eTA before flying to or transiting through Canada.  This entry requirement applies to foreign nationals who are visa-exempt and who travel to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Entry requirements have not changed for those travelling by land or sea.

    From August 1, 2015, eligible travellers can apply for an eTA through an online process.  From March 15, 2016, the eTA will be mandatory and needed before boarding a flight to Canada.  The application process takes a few minutes and costs CA$7.  The eTA is attached electronically to your passport and remains valid for either five years or to the expiry date of your passport, whichever comes first.  Each traveller must submit an application.  There is no need to apply through a third party at an inflated cost.

    All passengers on arriving international flights fill in the simple customs declaration form handed out on the plane.

    Citizens of the United States

    This table lists the documents you need to visit Canada and to return home hassle-free.





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    Canada – s 50 Places of a Lifetime – National Geographic

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    Canada s 50 Places of a Lifetime

    From Keith Bellows, Editor in Chief, National Geographic Travel

    In the early ’70s, a Canadian living in Montreal, I worked on a book called Scenic Wonders of Canada. It went on to become a best seller in a country that then had about 22 million inhabitants. I would go on to write The Canuck Book. which celebrated the countless Canadian achievements and discoveries that the country’s citizens were reluctant to accept as their own. What amazed me at the time was how little Canadians themselves knew about a country that is the world’s second biggest. I would make phone calls to check out details on Dinosaur Provincial Park. one of the world’s great dinosaur graveyards, and had to resort to a satellite phone call to an elite paleontologist at 4 a.m. to find out what was actually there. I’d fruitlessly try to locate someone who had actually been to Nahanni National Park Reserve (founded in 1976, virtually unknown to travelers, and a movie set waiting to happen—the headless corpses of Métis prospectors Willie and Frank McLeod were found there).





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