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    Default Moving o.s

    Not even sure if this is the right place to post this if not mods can you please move it.

    The company DH works for is selling the mine he works at and there is a possibility that he will get paid out and not kept on so we have been talking about using the opportunity (should it arise) to maybe move overseas for a time. The countries we like are England, America and Canada, we have already decided if it's America what parts we would like to look at although given what we have read regarding work visas it will more then likely not be America. Canada is the next country on the top of our list and we have looked into work and his field (I.t management and Software Architect) seems to be in demand in most places but we can't figure out which area to look in, we currently live in a small town and feel we might be able to live in a big city if we chose the right suburb for safety reasons and schools. Does anyone have any suggestions on where in Canada to look at? Like where have you visited and/or lived and absolutely loved and/or hated and why?

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    no comment about living in Canada, I plan to visit it someday., but sending you all the very good wishes for a successful move and new adventure. I hope it all comes together for you. hugs, marie

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    I have a great aunt who lives near niagra falls and has lived closer to Toronto in the past. She emigrated from the uk 40 years ago and has never looked back. We had a family holiday when I was about 12 so quite a long time ago so hard to remember exactly where we went but I do remember enjoying Toronto and niagra a lot. For my honeymoon dh and I went to the Rockies so visited Vancouver, Banff, jasper, Victoria and they are all beautiful. The problem with Vancouver though is it's extremely expensive to live there apparently so take that into account.
    I think we visited Quebec on our family holiday years ago and although I don't remember much about the place I do remember that people can be a bit hostile if you don't speak French. They are not so bad if you are foreign but I think they get a bit annoyed at Canadians for not learning the language.
    I really like the vibe and culture in Canada and there are certainly some stunning places to go. The only down side is that it gets very cold!!! Not sure where in oz you are living but I think the winters in many places in Canada can be tough.
    Hope that helps a bit! Good luck, I know what it's like to take a mini adventure abroad having moved to Sydney from the uk 18 months ago and planning to return there in a few months (considerably poorer but wealthier in experiences!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nh2489 View Post
    I have a great aunt who lives near niagra falls and has lived closer to Toronto in the past. She emigrated from the uk 40 years ago and has never looked back. We had a family holiday when I was about 12 so quite a long time ago so hard to remember exactly where we went but I do remember enjoying Toronto and niagra a lot. For my honeymoon dh and I went to the Rockies so visited Vancouver, Banff, jasper, Victoria and they are all beautiful. The problem with Vancouver though is it's extremely expensive to live there apparently so take that into account.
    I think we visited Quebec on our family holiday years ago and although I don't remember much about the place I do remember that people can be a bit hostile if you don't speak French. They are not so bad if you are foreign but I think they get a bit annoyed at Canadians for not learning the language.
    I really like the vibe and culture in Canada and there are certainly some stunning places to go. The only down side is that it gets very cold!!! Not sure where in oz you are living but I think the winters in many places in Canada can be tough.
    Hope that helps a bit! Good luck, I know what it's like to take a mini adventure abroad having moved to Sydney from the uk 18 months ago and planning to return there in a few months (considerably poorer but wealthier in experiences!).
    Thank you, like I said it might not happen but we are trying to get some kind of plan in place just in case

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    One of my close friends moved to Toronto at the end of 2010. Was suppose to be for 2years. They are still there now and have a little boy aswell. They used to live in an apt in the city but moved to the suburbs 2 years ago when their son was born. They pay $2k a month to rent a small 3 bedroom townhouse. She works for the health dept and hubby works in sales. You need to factor In living costs each month aswell and what you could afford to be paying as rent

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    One of my close friends moved to Toronto at the end of 2010. Was suppose to be for 2years. They are still there now and have a little boy aswell. They used to live in an apt in the city but moved to the suburbs 2 years ago when their son was born. They pay $2k a month to rent a small 3 bedroom townhouse. She works for the health dept and hubby works in sales. You need to factor In living costs each month aswell and what you could afford to be paying as rent
    We have done calculations on what the average salary for DH's job would be and looked at rental prices in certain cities as well as researched food and utility costs and have figured we could afford a pretty decent place and it doesn't HAVE to be a house we would also be pretty comfortable in a inner city secured apartment. My big problem is anxiety about safe areas and good school districts.

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    My friend moved to New Brunswick for a couple of years and I spent some time there. I really liked the east of Canada and New Brunswick was interesting because it is the only province which is officially both French and English. Exploring the east, nova scotia, PEI etc was brilliant. But having said that. ..i loved Vancouver as a city. I am a country girl and don't usually like any city but Vancouver really struck me as a wonderful place. Very liveable. Didn't like toronto overly. It was very functional but didn't strike me as interesting. How about Vancouver Island? Stunning!

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    DH and I are moving to Canada early next year. I'm from there, and he now has PR thru me. We'll be in Toronto, but if you're going for a few years, I'd pick somewhere else.

    Vancouver is fantastic and beautiful. The east coast is far underrated; stunning. Montreal is also a cracker and you'd get the francophone experience. Ottawa could be fun too.

    Toronto is good for jobs, but I probably wouldn't chose it if I didn't grow up in the area. Calgary - avoid at all costs unless you're there to ski.

    I lived & worked in the US for years too - where are you thinking there? I lived in the east coast, mid west and south.
    @NAT2561 - The entire country is bilingual, so officially English & French.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lileitak View Post
    DH and I are moving to Canada early next year. I'm from there, and he now has PR thru me. We'll be in Toronto, but if you're going for a few years, I'd pick somewhere else.

    Vancouver is fantastic and beautiful. The east coast is far underrated; stunning. Montreal is also a cracker and you'd get the francophone experience. Ottawa could be fun too.

    Toronto is good for jobs, but I probably wouldn't chose it if I didn't grow up in the area. Calgary - avoid at all costs unless you're there to ski.

    I lived & worked in the US for years too - where are you thinking there? I lived in the east coast, mid west and south.
    @NAT2561 - The entire country is bilingual, so officially English & French.
    There are a few different places in the US DH would LOVE to go to Palo Alto but Portland was another top choice. We really aren't big city people (although could adapt) so that is what is making it hard to figure out what we like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lileitak View Post
    DH and I are moving to Canada early next year. I'm from there, and he now has PR thru me. We'll be in Toronto, but if you're going for a few years, I'd pick somewhere else.

    Vancouver is fantastic and beautiful. The east coast is far underrated; stunning. Montreal is also a cracker and you'd get the francophone experience. Ottawa could be fun too.

    Toronto is good for jobs, but I probably wouldn't chose it if I didn't grow up in the area. Calgary - avoid at all costs unless you're there to ski.

    I lived & worked in the US for years too - where are you thinking there? I lived in the east coast, mid west and south.
    @NAT2561 - The entire country is bilingual, so officially English & French.
    I wasn't commenting on bilingual. I was stating that New Brunswick officially recognises the equal status of French and English. The only province that does. A little more complex than bilingual.


 

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