So You Want to Move to Canada, Eh?: Stuff to Know Before You Go

So You Want to Move to Canada, Eh?: Stuff to Know Before You Go

by Jennifer McCartney

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Overview

Laugh as you learn about America's friendly northern neighbor with this step-by-step guide to Canadian customs, pop culture, and slang -- perfect for anyone who's considered moving to (or just visiting) maple leaf country.

Written by New York Times bestselling author (and born-and-bred Canuck) Jenn McCartney, this comprehensive guide will teach you everything you need to know about Canada, including:
  • History
  • Bewildering residency rules, demystified
  • Unique laws and customs
  • Contributions to the arts and pop culture (Celine Dion, Margaret Atwood, Justin Bieber)
  • Colorful slang, explained
  • Creative doodles, helpful charts, and fun graphs
Hilarious and honest, this guide will delight your politically disgruntled father, nudge your bleeding-heart neighbor to hit the road, and inspire you to plan for (or daydream about) your own Canadian getaway.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762495078
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 06/25/2019
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,163,002
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jennifer McCartney is the New York Times bestselling author of The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place and its follow up, The Joy of Doing Just Enough. She is also the author of Cocktails for Drinkers, Poetry from Scratch, and the bestselling novel Afloat published by Hamish Hamilton. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Vice, CBC, Teen Vogue, Apartment Therapy, Backpacker Magazine, etc. She also writes regularly for Publishers Weekly. She was born and raised in Canada.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Canada at a Glance: How Many Provinces Are There? What's a Province? And What's the Deal with the Queen? 5

Basic Canadian Geography 6

Basic Need-to-Know Measurements 30

The Canadian Flag 31

The Canadian National Anthem 31

Basic Need-to-Know Government 36

Canadian Holidays 44

Immigrating to Canada: It Seems Like a Lot of Paperwork, but I'm Up for It. Now What? Which Path is Best for Me? 51

Finding Your Way In 52

Know Your Rights 64

You're a Permanent Resident-Now What? 69

Quiz: Find Your Canadian City Soulmate 74

Acclimating to Canadian Culture: Jargon to Learn, Weird Foods to Eat, and People to Know. Also, Tips on How to Act Around Canadians (No Sudden Movements) 79

Things That May Surprise You 80

Tips for Your First Canadian Encounter 95

Canadian Cuisine: Timbits, Seal Flipper Pie, and Ketchup Chips 97

Laws and Customs: Guns, Booze, and Blunts 115

Language: Terms to Know, and a Lesson in "Eh?" 124

Notable Canadians (Who Aren't Justin Trudeau or Justin Bieber) 134

Vacationing Like a Canadian 146

Quiz: What's Your Canadian Vacation Style? 148

A Very Maple Leaf Farewell 153

A Canadian Listening List 155

A Canadian Reading List 161

Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Canada 167

Acknowledgments 173

Index 175

About the Author 180

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