Tuesday, February 28, 2017

05 - Canada Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

I barely made it to the studio on time for this bi-weekly episode. Busy days at work in combination with March Break at the school of my kids kept me away from the microphone.
But here we are again!

In this episode Mark Holthe, immigration lawyer and expert, explains the new entry rules for visitors to Canada. Citizens of a certain number of countries will need Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) when flying in. It is important to realize this as thousands of people are preparing to come to our country this Summer, because National Parks are free of charge.

In Tim's Minute, I'll talk about the annual 'Roll Up The Rim' contest that has once again started.

And don't forget, you can always become an ambassador of our podcast. (Pssst, it's free!)



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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

04 - Adam Rozenhart of The Expats Podcast

After my 'podcast from the bike' experience last time, I'm back in the cozy comfort of my studio this week, chatting with Adam Rozenhart. Adam is the host of The Expats podcast, an amazing show in which Canadians all over the world are sharing their stories about living in another country.

I talked to him over Skype, from his home in gorgeous Edmonton, AB. We discussed his love for podcasting and the reasons why there are so few Canadian podcasts, compared to the US.

And don't forget, you can always become an ambassador of our podcast. (Pssst, it's free!)



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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

03 - BikeCast - A podcast on my bike


I spend about 1 hour every day on a bicycle, commuting to and from work. To be fair, I'll admit I am only doing a part of the total distance by bike. The rest is by commuter train. Recently, I combined this daily bike ride with recording my podcast. Hence, this BikeCast, the first ever podcast recorded on a bike. Ok well, maybe not the first in the entire world, but at least for my own podcast. Hope you enjoy the fresh air and the wind in your ears in this third episode of The Canada Case Podcast. Clicking here, will take you to the video with more pictures of my ride.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

02 - The Slowly Becoming Canadian Podcast

We will, in this show, be interviewing fellow Canadian podcasters now and then. One show in particular I really like is a podcast called 'Slowly Becoming Canadian', by Souhaël Bouallagui. This Frenchman immigrated to Nova Scotia years ago and is now - in his own words - doing his best to blend in. His quest to understand Canada and become one of us/them (use what is applicable), is documented in his entertaining podcast. I talked to Souhaël about his own newcomer story and about the idea to start podcasting about it.

This episode also features another story about Tim Hortons, and explains how you can become an ambassador of our podcast.




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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

01 - Canadian immigration lawyer Mark Holthe

This feels like a first day of school, it really does.
While I have been podcasting in Flemish for many years, and even tried a short-lived podcast in English a few years ago, I am super excited to (re)start my podcasting adventures in English today.

This show aims to be my personal podcast with a distinct Canadian flavour. And who am I, you might ask? I am Lode Roels, a Belgian-Canadian journalist living in Europe with my wife and two daughters.

In this very first episode, I am introducing myself and the podcast. The bulk of this episode is a great and interesting conversation with Canadian immigration lawyer Mark Holthe, based in Alberta. Mark is helping people who are searching for answers to their immigration questions. Last but not least, there's a story about one of Canada's natural treasures: Tim Hortons.



Links mentioned

CIC Express Entry Page
Ranking System Points

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