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Registered: Mar 2001
Location: Brighton, CO
Besides the obvious -- no TiVo service available (there are ways to make your own guide data, a Google search for TiVo and Canada should help you out)
Canada's got higher income tax levels. Be prepared to see less after tax money on your paycheque.
IMHO the "issue" with French-Canadians is way overblown. You'll see French labeling on products outside of Quebec. You get used to reading every other line.
I've been away for close to a decade now, so I can't comment intelligently on the state of healthcare. If you're relocating there, getting the "free" (it's closer to a sliding-scale based on income) healthcare shouldn't be a problem. The bad news is that I remember waiting hours to get into a walk-in clinic for non-ER type injuries without an appointment. If it justifies going to an ER, the wait there can likely be measured in the hours as well. Having free access to healthcare has its downsides -- nobody thinks twice about going to the Doctor (or ER).
If you think you know cold, think again. Unless you're moving to a more temperate part of the country (like Vancouver or southern Ontario) expect to see -30C in the winter. Routinely. Go to a Canadian Eddie Bauer store and pick yourself up a nice goose-down parka. You'll thank me next January.
Most Canadians don't genuinely hate America or Americans. It's kind of like a little brother syndrome. It's fashionable to make fun of you, but when the chips are down, you're really our best friend. (Iraq was an anomoly based on the outgoing PM's personal life). So don't get too bent out of shape if the locals make fun of you a bit when you first arrive. It's all in good fun. Look, we know you could kick our butt with both arms tied behind your back. Humour's our only chance to even pretend to be equal. Let us have it.
Thanksgiving's in October, on a Monday, and it's only a 3 day weekend.
The day after Christmas is called Boxing Day, and it's a holiday.
Quit looking for the paper $1 and $2 bills. They turned to coin in 1987 and 1996 respectively.
A&W's Mozza Burger is my favourite. At least in Western Canada (where I'm from) A&W is as "big" as McDonald's or Wendy's down here. Mmmmm....All American Food... (of course, they don't use that slogan)
Let me know if you have any specific questions, but know that all I can really speak to is Western Canada. I think dajad and Francesco are from back East.
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