My husband is entertaining a job offer in Bermuda and we are considering the move from Canada.
I have some questions that I'm hoping someone out there can help answer.
1) Would the my husbands potential employer be able to get some kind of permit for me so that I could look for employment? I know I've read that I can live in Bermuda with my husband but can they also help me to get a work permit?
2) I currently work for a consulting firm with very flexible work arrangements. I'm wondering if I could work from Bermuda and be paid my Canadian salary? Would it be possible to set up some kind of company in Bermuda that my current employer would then pay (and thus me)?
3) I'm wondering if anyone has a good rule of thumb for where they would recommend drawing the line in terms of deciding whether to ship something vs. buy it once they get there? One example - I love to cook and I have a lot of nice kitchen appliances/gadgets, but I can't decide if it makes more sense to ship my mixer that cost about $400 CAD (but weighs a ton) or if it makes more sense due to high shipping costs to just buy a new one when I get there?
1. When your husbands employer does the paperwork he can apply for you to be able to seek and reside in Bermuda. which gives you the right to seek work.
2. Your job back home in Canada. There are people who have continued to do their jobs from back home here in Bermuda, but still continue to pay taxes etc to back home. Remember tho, for Canadian's to get the tax break from Canada, you must live outside of Canada for minimum 18 months and cut ties with Canada(do not own anything back home) So if you still collect money from a job in Canada, your husband and yourself will still have to pay income tax back to Canada.
Bringing Items here. depending on how long your permit is and if your husbands company will help cover the cost of shipping here. If they don't I would suggest.. to bring only neccessities and purchase the rest here.
I am Canadian and taught in Bermuda for two years.
Things that seem easy in Canada may be very complicated or unattainable there.
I believe that work permits are only issued when you have a position there. I had tons of trouble getting mine.
Don't even attempt to send appliances there. It costs the earth.
The cost of living is extremely high, but there is no income tax. Be very sure of your work situation before you go.
Being an expat in Bermuda is not easy. Foreign workers are needed, but not necessarily wanted or welcomed.
replied to the thread Bermuda vs Cayman Islands
on the Bermuda forum:
Hello everyone. Both Bermuda and Cayman are appealing for many different reasons, just curious has to what people who have experienced would recommend/suggest. I am single, in my 40's and will be moving alone.
I can not compare Bermuda to Cayman Islands as I have not lived in Cayman Islands.
Bermuda does have a great womans association called the International Women's Club. We do help woman once they move to bermuda to meet others on the Island. If you have any other questions Anne , Please Ask
replied to the thread Do i stay or do i go ?
on the Bermuda forum:
Ok , so i have been working up to moving to Bermuda for the last year , my ex partner came over last year , i was planned to join him later this year, we have now separated, i still really want to come to Bermuda as i have a job lined up and have worked extremely hard to get certain Qualifications. Ok so in your opinions, is this wise ,is it likely to see alot of each other, i have been to Bermuda a few times this past year so i realise the size. I would love nothing more than to come to work in Bermuda for lifestyle, culture and definately the job role but as is expected wouldnt like to bump into the ex partner everyday. Is this more than likely ?
Not everyone has a bad experience, My husband has been here for 6 years and I have been for 4. Yes there are some bermudians that don't want expats here but the Majority of Bermudians are so friendly...
This is a very small island with a unique, somewhat dysfunctional culture.
You need to be very sure of the job, have saved lots of money before you come,(rent will be astronomical, utility payments will require hundreds of dollars extra because you are an expat, and food costs the earth).
It is a tiny place and you may see him a lot. People love to gossip here and there are many social issues.
It is beautiful and there is no income tax. I lived here for two years and couldn't wait to return to Canada.
replied to the thread Moving dogs to Bermuda
on the Bermuda forum:
Is flying the best option? My dogs are elderly and I would prefer to travel with them does anyone know of a way to get them to Bermuda by cruise ship for example. The ones I look at don't seem to allow dogs other than the Queen Mary and that only goes to New York
Are you aware that there are no kennels in Bermuda.
I used to live there and did house sit and take care of people's dogs.