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Please introduce yourself..........

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Canada.

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Re: Please introduce yourself..........

Post Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:12 am

Hello there,
Recently moved from Northern California to Toronto, it is different enough for me that I was happy to find this forum.

My Wife and I, plus our 2 kids have been here about a week, they weather is just fine, I grew up in New England and had my share of winter.

 

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:46 pm

Billclary "

Welcome to the Canada forum.

After the New England states, then California, Toronto should be different enough to keep you interested for quite a while. I was born here, in the west end (High Park ) and although I spent 30 years in the Canadian Forces, I came back to Toronto to live in retirement.

Most of the readers here are from Britain, but you are most welcome to post any questions or comments about the city, or the country, that come to mind. Is this a temporary move for your family ?

My wife and I live near Bathurst and St Clair, in the centre of the city. Where are you ?

Please feel free to ask me anything at all about Toronto, or Canada.

Jim B. Toronto.

 

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:52 pm

Hi Guys
Well, where do I start.
We are a family of 4 and got our residency in Oct 08.
We are Brits living in New Zealand and are due to move to Toronto in May.
Our kids 21 and 16 have already made the move last year, the oldest got fed up in NZ and the youngest didnt particularly want to hang around so we packed him off to start school in Toronto and Started in Jan and hasnt looked back. Both of them love it thank goodness....
My husband and I have commitments here until May so hence the reason we dont move until then. SKYPE is the BOMB!!!
I suppose, although a lot of research has been done for this move I am still finding questions that need answers and hurdles that need clearing.

I wont mind telling you that this move is frightening the life out of us, good frightened though. We are very nervous at what is awaiting us however both know that this is what we both really want.

Well I hope there are a lot of answers to all my questions out there.

Thanks in advance....

 

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:35 pm

Mollydog :

Welcome to the Canada forum, cute screen name by the way........

Fell free to post any questions that may come to mind, about Toronto, or any thing else to do with Canada. I live in Toronto, was born here, and know the city very well.

Jim B.

 

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:35 am

Hi Mollydog, welcome to expat Canada forum. You sound like you are starting an incredible adventure. I can't wait to hear more.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:34 pm

I've just joined this forum. I live in Somerset, England and I am planning to move to Canada permanently (careful planning over the next 5 years to do it). I am looking to buy some land in Canada in the very near future (the next two months) and then me and my husband want to build a house. I have been looking in the New Brunswick area particularly near to the border with Maine. We would like at least a couple of areas with plenty of woodland (not difficult in Canada we know!) Has anybody got tips on good places to look, pitfalls to avoid etc We have no particular area in mind but would like to have some decent summer weather and a proper winter i.e. SNOW!! (rather than the rain we get now) I will probably have lots of other questions but this will get me started.

 

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:25 pm

Franmac :

Welcome to the Canada forum.

I have been in hospital having surgery, so my reply is delayed.

While I admire your wanting to "get going " on the route to Canada, in my opinion, buying property now , when you have not even been approved yet , is really putting the cart before the horse. A few MILES ahead of the horse........

What if you are not approved ? What if you buy land and can't find a job within 300 miles of the place you bought ? That part of NB is not over loaded with employment opportunities, unless you are a farmer or a lumber cutter. or a salt water fisherman.

In my life of living in Canada, I have found that you should NOT limit your horizons to one part of the country. You have not said what special skills you have to offer an employer here. What kind of skils do you both have ?

You will be much better served by coming to actually see the country, and to learn what it feels like to live in Canada.

Plesae feel free to start a new forum thread, about any topic that you want to know about.

Jim B. Toronto.

 

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