From a Canadian (although we have no snow in Toronto right now).

If you can; shovel often to keep on top of it. Get out every hour or so, otherwise you’ll have several feet to get through at one go. Do this, and your sidewalk will be pretty clear by the end of the storm.

Take it slow, especially if it’s heavy snow. Rest often. It’s not a race.

After shoveling, if you don’t have sidewalk salt, you can use non-clumping kitty litter to add grit and prevent slipping.

ETA; check out the comments, as usual; a lot of other people have some really good suggestions (wear bright clothing, etc.)

Good luck, from your northern neighbour;