Parliament is officially in session as of Monday, November 22, and Canada's Usher of the Black Rod had a very important part to play in the ceremony.

If you're wondering what exactly it is that Black Rod does (that's the genuine short version of his name, by the way), he's the person at the beginning of the throne speech who ceremoniously leads the Senate Speaker's parade.

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I didn't realize how random the English test was going to be!

Hundreds of thousands of people become permanent residents in Canada every year — but if you've been through the process, you'll know that it's anything but straightforward.

As a U.K. citizen in full-time work in Canada, I was able to apply as an Express Entry candidate (you'd think express means it'd be quick, right? Wrong).

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It's scary how easy it is to overspend during the holidays as we set off to buy presents for our friends, our family and ourselves. With a bit of planning, there are ways to not only save money but earn a little extra on the side, too.

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Kami was just named the fastest-growing company in New Zealand and it's easy to see why.

The company surprised every one of its 53 employees with a $10,000 bonus this week as a "thank you," after topping Deloitte's annual Fast 50 list with an incredible year of growth.

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