INTERNeX Canada: About INTERNeX

As most of you already know, INTERNeX has an Au Pair Program with Germany as our only destination, however there is some exciting news!  The Au Pair Program has now expanded its horizons, and we are pleased to now offer New Zealand as an Au Pair Destination!!

There is no better opportunity to live, work and relax on a beach simultaneously than in New Zealand as an Au Pair.  Our Au Pair Program will provide you with free room and board at a welcoming Kiwi home in exchange for nanny and childminding services.   You will also get a bi-weekly stipend and the benefit of having your own private, furnished room and an invaluable learning and cultural experience.

If you are interested in becoming an Au Pair or simply would like more detailed information about the INTERNeX Au Pair program, please visit our website! If you love looking after children and long for adventure, then come check out our New Zealand Au Pair Program where beaches, sunshine, adventure and rewarding experiences await.

Cheers,
Kristina

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Winter is coming, take advance now!

Are you planning to be around for the winter? Looking to do some skien or snowboarding this winter? Than make sure you buy your winter passes now! Most Ski resorts have a early bird special, meaning if you buy your winter pass now you’ll save big bucks!

Snow rarely falls in the city, yet living in Vancouver gives you the chance to enjoy some of the best downhill and cross-country ski facilities in North America.

With mountains such as Grouse Mountain, Cypress and Mount Seymour, just outside Vancouver residents and tourists can hardly resist the urge to strap on snowboards, skis or snow shoes throughout the winter months.  Two hours north of Vancouver are the mountains Whistler and Blackcomb. The first mountain you might recognize as the host of the Olympics, Blackcomb is the neighbor mountain and since the opening of the Peak- Peak gondola it is easily accessible for all ski and snowboard fans!

Click on the following links to find out more about the ski mountains and their season passes:

Cypress Mountain

Mount Seymour

Whistler Blackcomb

Grouse Mountain

I wish I was still here when the winter starts, so I can ski one of these beautiful mountains! Be sure to get the winterpass soon most Pre-seasons sales close at Sept. 30th!

– Manouk

Candidate Exposé

For the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Simone. She flew in from the Netherlands and came to explore Canada on October 15, 2009. I’ve gotten the chance to hang out and party with Simone while living at the INTERNeX staff house, and she is so full of character! It’s evident in her laugh that she’s been having a blast in Vancouver, and she recently got to show her family around town too while they came for a visit!

Why did you decide to come to Canada?
Well, it was really hard to get a visa for the United States. Vancouver was the next closest thing and the Olympics were going to be held there so that’s what helped me make my decision.

How did you find out about INTERNeX?
I found out about INTERNeX through a dutch organization called Travel Active.

What program are you currently participating in?
I am in the Hospitality program doing a city placement at Blenz.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I love working with other international people, some of which are my roommates and housemates.

What skills do you use at work?
I have to multi-task and have great social skills.

What would you tell others about Canada as a country?
It is beautiful – a lot like Europe. People are really nice here… almost too nice!

Can you sum up your experience in Canada?
It is an awesome time to get to know life and more about myself.

What kind of activities have you done since living in Canada?
I’ve seen a lot of nature, been to the Rockies, and visited lots of areas within Vancouver such as Granville Island, Metrotown and many different beaches!

What are your plans for the future?
I plan to travel more all over the world, and maybe come back to Canada to work on a farm. Eventually though I would like to settle down back at home in the Netherlands.

Not sure which program is for you? Visit http://www.internexcanada.com for more information on how INTERNeX can make your trip to Canada happen!

Toronto’s Bike Month

Living in, or near Toronto? Well INTERNeX wants you to take advantage of this awesome event! If you own a bike and would like a FREE breakfast, then make your way to The Bike Joint at 290 Harbord Street. This Friday (June 4), the Bike Joint will host their annual free breakfast which includes muffins, and a once over for your bike!

Have to work in the mornings? Not to worry, for only $5.00 you can participate in the Bluffs, Beers and Pizza event. Also being held on June 4, this official Bike Month Event features a bike ride though parks and residential areas until you arrive at the Scarborough Bluffs for a romantic sunset view, and pizza dinner in the park.

Have a bike, but it’s getting a bit old and could use some attention? No worries! Bring it to one of the bicycle service stations, which are placed all throughout the city along popular bike routes as they are offering free air and safety checks.

These are only a couple of examples of the many activities being organized all throughout the month. Bike month is an annual event designed to promote the use of bikes in the city.

For a complete event calendar for all the events during the Toronto Bike Month click here.

So use this month to have some fun getting to know Toronto, while also getting some great exercise!

Let us know what you think of the bike month and which activities you would like to check out! Have fun and pedal hard!

Manouk & Laura

INTERNeX Pot Luck June 6!

Since last weekend’s barbecue went so well, INTERNeX has decided to use food once more to bring people together! Join other INTERNeX participants on June 6 for a Potluck dinner! Come to the INTERNeX house around 6:30 p.m., and join in on the fun! This will be a relaxing evening featuring a nice dinner party.

If you don’t know what a potluck is, then you need to participate! A potluck is a gathering of people where each person contributes a dish of food to be shared among the group. This is a great way to show your cultural background, so bring a dish that best represents your country! It will be a fun way to teach others about where you’re from and learn about other people too! After all, food is a way that cultural groups express their way of living!

Please e-mail me at pr@internexcanada.com to tell me what you’re bringing. This is so we don’t have duplicates of dishes. If you don’t know where the staff house is, also e-mail me for directions!  You can bring an appetizer, main course or dessert! It’s completely up to you! We really hope you can make it!


Laura & Manouk

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

Vancouver Ranked Top Canadian City

Do you love traveling? Are you looking to get experience abroad that will be a great lifetime investment? Well, INTERNeX can help you find work and internship opportunities in Canada. There are many locations to choose from such as Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia, however, now that Vancouver has been ranked the top Canadian city, you just might want to come here!

Four Canadian cities are among the top 25 in the world in terms of quality of living, according to a global survey published Wednesday. Overall top spot on the list Mercer Quality of Living Survey is the Austrian city of Vienna. Vancouver is the top Canadian city among 221 ranked this year, sharing the No. 4 spot with Auckland, New Zealand. The other Canadian cities in the top 25 are Ottawa at 14, Toronto at 16 and Montreal at 21. Calgary was ranked No. 28 on the overall quality of living ranking but got the top spot on a new ecology ranking.

For more information on how YOU can work, live and learn in Vancouver, contact us!

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149