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To help your search for information on living and working in Canada, we recommend  the following resources:


This link from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada will offer you to more information about Canada and its culture.

This official website from the Government of Canada is very useful.

This is a Canadian website which discusses Canadian-German relations.

This is a link for the World Health Organization for any health related issues in Canada.

This website is provided by the city of Edmonton.

This website is provided by the city of Calgary.

This website gives information about the cost of living in different cities.


IMPORTANT: LEONARDO-OFFICE SAXONY is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information or services provided by external sources. Users wishing to rely upon this information or services should consult directly with the appropriate source.


Canadian emergency phone number: 911

Vancouver German Consulate (Main): 1 (604) 684-8377

German Consulate Website


Important Questions to Think About While You Prepare For Canada:

Consider risk management plans in these areas:





-Disasters & Climate

-Personal, Cultural

-Intercultural Differences


The Federal Foreign Office in Germany suggests that German citizens register on their website for suport in emergency cases while being abroad.


Here you can find most frequently asked questions about Canada.


Income Tax

If you are being paid by your host organization, you will most likely be susceptible to 15% income tax. We suggest speaking with the human resources department of your host organization upon your arrival to discuss the correct amount of tax you should pay and if they are possibly able to lower the amount. You may have these taxes reimbursed to you if you file a tax claim with the Canadian Government in spring of the following year, i.e. if your internship is in 2015, you would file your taxes in spring of 2016 and receive reimbursement for the taxed income. Please consult your host organization's human resources department for more information.

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