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    We are really considering moving to canada. We are finding it hard finding a job here well hubby is and hes a in a recognized trade.

    Can someone tell me if its hard to live there etc is there a maximum time you can stay and things like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    Having visited Canada I found expenses (eating out, groceries etc) similar price to Australia. Not sure what housing prices are like.


    I'd have a look at the Canadian immigration website and read up on work visas.
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    http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living...ountry2=Canada

    Not sure about visas, but the link above has price comparisons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PorkyPies View Post
    http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living...ountry2=Canada

    Not sure about visas, but the link above has price comparisons.
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    Thanks girls.

    Im still a bit clueless where to start lol!

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    why Canada?

    What makes you think it will be better over there? Is there industries there in the field he is in? (what field is he in?)

    Can he approach some companies in that feild from here to get a job? If he can, the company (if its a large company) will often help moving skilled employees there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatiesMum View Post
    why Canada?

    What makes you think it will be better over there? Is there industries there in the field he is in? (what field is he in?)

    Can he approach some companies in that feild from here to get a job? If he can, the company (if its a large company) will often help moving skilled employees there.

    good luck
    He is a mechanical plumber. Everywhere in Adelaide is firing not hiring. We are looking there or getting our caravan and doing Aus. Hes applied for so many jobs it just seems like we are going nowhere. If we can find a job overseas and experience a country we wanted to see as well as work would be perfect.

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    Given how young your kids are I'd consider an interstate move before going overseas. It's an expensive and stressful endeavour!

    If need be, maybe he can look at work outside his usual field until your bub is about 1yo and then reconsider the move if work in his trade is still scarce.

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    Have you thought about the weather over there, there are parts of Canada that are almost inhospitable, normal in winter is between -10 to -40 depending on where you are. Cities like Vancouver are less bitter than most other place, but it is still cold by our standards. If you look at the weather now it is between 8 and 10 degrees during the day.

    I lived in Newfoundland for a year (my DH is from there) - that is kind of like the equivalent of Tasmania (Island of the coast of the mainland etc). I had a really good time, I really love the snow, but it was hard after awhile, it was fun and games for a week and then it became obvious that actually it is hard work. I still love it though. The coldest temp I was in was -28, and that was actually painful - it hurts to breathe etc. Nfld is really different from mainland Canada, and I never went to the mainland, so I can't give you any specifics about it.

    But I did love being over there, it's like a whole new world

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    He is a mechanical plumber. Everywhere in Adelaide is firing not hiring. We are looking there or getting our caravan and doing Aus. Hes applied for so many jobs it just seems like we are going nowhere. If we can find a job overseas and experience a country we wanted to see as well as work would be perfect.

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    have you got some savings? it takes a reasonable amount of money to move to another country ... with kids ... and start up fresh. Its not something I would do without a job at the other end to be honest. well - not unless you had enough savings to see you through for a good long while.

    I would move interstate before another country. With another state you still have government support ... you still have rent assistance and family payments, medicare and the like. In another country, you have nothing.

    Its hard ... especially in adelaide where opportunities are limited ... but another country is a huge jump.

    Best of luck, whatever you do

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