Hi, Welcome to Expat in Canada!


We’re Tim and Kamila – a South African and Slovak couple who between the two of us have traveled to over 60 countries before deciding to call Canada home. 

We love the opportunity, diversity, and breathtaking outdoors that Canada has to offer. 

Canada also has some of the friendliest and most welcoming people we have ever come across!

duffy lakes scenic viewpoint canada


Before moving to Canada, we reached crossroads in our lives – Tim had sold my business and spent a year traveling around the world.   Kamila had left her job at Emirates Airlines. 

When we arrived in Canada, we didn’t know anyone. All we had was one suitcase, 2 backpacks, an adventurous spirit and a willingness to start a new life.

From our experience, we know exactly what it feels like to start from scratch in a new country and all the different challenges it entails. 

Challenges such as building a new life, being away from your family and loved ones, finding a new job and a new place to live.

We spend numerous hours researching and vetting out the best tips for life in Canada. We streamline the most important information we discover and share it with our readers in this blog. 

Our journey in Canada started on a working holiday visa in Alberta.

But as our luck would have it, our first Airbnb host in Canada was an immigration consultant who opened our eyes to the possibility of staying in Canada permanently. 

Today we’re permanent residents of Canada.

We hope the information you discover here helps you thrive in Canada.

Here’s a link to a list of all the useful resources that we use and find beneficial- from banking, investing and accommodation to car rentals in Canada.