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Cost of Living v Income

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Canada.

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Cost of Living v Income

Post Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:26 am

Hi there,

First of can I congratulate you on such an excellent site... I've only been looking here for a few days and have already picked up so many tips.

My wife and I have always had a desire to move to Canada (reason: Canada seems to combine the best bits of the UK and USA, plus looks fantastic!)

However, we are reaching the point in our lives where the house we live in will be too small for our rapidly growing 2 year old in a couple of years, so if we are going to move, why not take the plunge and cross the pond?

As I already mentioned, althoug it is early days I have already learned a lot from the forums and guides, but have a few queries...

The first one (I'm sure I'll be posting lots more!) is to do with income and cost of living.

I am a graphic designer in the UK, so we would be looking at moving to one of the major english speaking cities where I could continue my profession. What I am trying to find out is that although the overall cost of housing and living in Canada is cheaper than the UK, how do wages match up? Can I expect to earn as much over there as I do now in relation to my living costs?

I expect this is one of those 'how long is a piece of string?' kind of questions, but any advice you could give would be most appreciated.

Thanks

Rob

 

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Re: Cost of Living v Income

Post Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:49 am

Rob:

Do your own job search by going to this Canadian website that allows you to search for current jobs in your field of work.

Go to www.monster.ca


Do a search in Toronto, Mississauga, and the City of Vaughan.

Each is a good place to live and work.

You could also do a Google search for "graphic artists wages in Ontario " and see what comes up.

Jim Bunting. Toronto.

 

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Re: Cost of Living v Income

Post Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:07 am

Possum:

Here is a official Government of Ontario website that gives actual wages in Ontario for your type of work, in the year 2005.

Go here www.onestep.on.ca/ows/..._e.html#50

The wages in Toronto appear to be around 10 to 15 UK pounds per hour, for an experienced person.

Hope this helps you.

Jim Bunting. Toronto.

 

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Re: Cost of Living v Income

Post Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:49 am

Thanks very much for this Jim - most informative!

I'm sure I'll be back on here soon.

Rob

 

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