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standupguy replied to the thread Moving to Canada on the Canada forum on June 25, 2015:
davidcastre initially posted:
Hi, my name is David Castre, Ecuadorian born, lived in Argentina, United States, Mexico, a natural expat jaja, now i have a family of 3 and the situation here in Ecuador is getting tough, im a Advertising Director, Director of Post Production and Editor, and i was wondering hows the job market over there and how much money do you think id need to move with the whole family over there? and what city would be the media hub. THANK YOU EVERYBODY!! and maybe if anybody works in the media I could send my cv to!
standupguy replied on June 25, 2015 with:
davidcastre - Toronto or Vancouver are media hubs, very expensive and Toronto is worse winters, but it's at the centre. Montreal is big too but you got to have the French. Cost for a family of 3 to live on. Rents are up there and you can look on craigslist (add city name) to see private adds. craigslist toronto. Coming from Ecuador with all your Canadian Immigration papers, Right of Permanent Residence, or another similar sponsorshsip visa from an employer. Citizenship and Immigration Canada http://www.immigrationdirect.ca/index.html?r=ga-cpc-cic_ca-citizenship_and_immigration:m=e&gclid=COyB3sy1q8YCFY It took me over 16 months to get my wife's'Right of Permanent Residence Visa. Every country has a different length of waiting period. Copy and paste the link above into your search window. With a permanent job offer, the process will move along. Victoria, British Columbia is the nicest city in Canada and the warmest. I live in Nanaimo just over an hour north on Vancouver Island. I think Nanaimo is the best city in Canada with mother nature so close and good fishing. good luck
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davidcastre posted Moving to Canada on the Canada forum on June 24, 2015:
Hi, my name is David Castre, Ecuadorian born, lived in Argentina, United States, Mexico, a natural expat jaja, now i have a family of 3 and the situation here in Ecuador is getting tough, im a Advertising Director, Director of Post Production and Editor, and i was wondering hows the job market over there and how much money do you think id need to move with the whole family over there? and what city would be the media hub. THANK YOU EVERYBODY!! and maybe if anybody works in the media I could send my cv to!
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Honeyb123 replied to the thread live and work in canada on the Canada forum:
divagirl initially posted:
him im from the bahamas and im moving to canada. i too would like a job offer before I go because that would be the best means to support myself since i dont have the funds to do so upfront. can anyone advise me as to who might be willing to offer me a job and so i can apply there. im a single woman background is accounting and office work and i speak french. PLEASE HELP. JOB PROSPECTS ARE NOT WELL IN THE BAHAMAS.
Honeyb123 replied on June 23, 2015 with:
If you are coming to Canada as a tourist you can't work in Canada. If you want to work in Canada you must apply for a work permit before you come here. Check this website for more information. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/index.asp
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CRlover posted A week or two in Toronto Canada on the Canada forum:
So hot in Indiana here, need to cool off. Was wondering if there were any ex pats can point me where to go in T dot as far as eats(mostly meat diet also pizza greek food etc)cheaper lodging, good places to meet singles,area where theres activites. Trying to hit Detroit this week than Toronto after for 2 weeks, thanks
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A reader replied most recently with:
Thanks for the info. Another usefu destination for info on topics such as working in Canada among many others is uniivaa.com
wafa replied recently with:
Just a reminder that Canada is as geographically diverse as it is culturally diverse. The lifestyle of living in a city or town on Vancouver Island is not the same as living in Edmonton or Montreal. Do your research first to ensure you are climactically getting what you are looking for. Most Canadians are friendly and accommodating so wherever you touch down you are sure to be welcomed.
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John2000 replied to the thread Getting job in Canada from outside Canada on the Canada forum:
Enigmiasta initially posted:
Hi guys! I am from Latvia, currently living & working in UAE. I would just like to know what are the chances to get job in Canada being outside over here in UAE. The point is that while going through immigration process as Skilled worker one must have certain amount in one's bank account. We are 3 in the family and can't reach that amount at the moment. Can we actually get a job offer (one of us) and then go to Canada somehow... Sorry but I am not experienced in these issues. NEED Your HELP! Thanx. My e-mail: Enigmiasta@yahoo.com
John2000 replied most recently with:
I am a civil engineer from Germany and would like to get a job in Canada. Any suggestions how I can start finding a job in Canada?
san28k5 replied most recently with:
Hi All, I am moving Canada by End 2013. I have 9 years of Information Technology as Deliver/ Project Manager, Agile (Scrum Methodology) Experience handling J2EE Projects . 1) Can anyone please suggest which place of Canada has more opportunity for me? 2) Shall I get job prior to landing in Canada ? Thank you in advance
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ElisaBoivin replied to the thread Arriving in Edmonton from England to work on the Canada forum:
andydobbo initially posted:
Hi all, myself and Fiancee are moving to Edmonton im the next few weeks as I have got a job with CN rail! Can you please give advice on Edmonton, how to get started up and generally any sort of issues we may encounter! I am 25 and my fiancée is 23, so we would appreciate any words of wisdom and also any sort of friendship you can offer. Cheers, Andy
ElisaBoivin replied most recently with:
Hi Andy! Congratulations that's exciting! Have you and your fiancée found a neighborhood already? It's not the first thing that comes to mind, but picking your neighborhood carefully is really important because it will have a huge impact on your experience in Edmonton! If you haven't yet, here is a useful online tool that will match you to the neighborhood that best fits your lifestyle: http://navut.com/edmonton I hope this helps, wishing you all the best!
andydobbo replied most recently with:
Is this due to there not being much to do or due to the big winters they have? I've seen it hosts alot of festivals etc, Vancouver looks a brilliant place to live also. Cheers
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ElisaBoivin replied to the thread Moving to Calgary from abroad on the Canada forum:
Bondo2 initially posted:
Hello forum members, I have received my PR for Canada and would be moving their to Calgary with my family (5 including myself, 1 child school age, 1 child KG age and 1 little child). Would a salary of 85K CAD a year be good enough to live (nothing fancy but not struggling). We do not drink or smoke and hoping we can rent a small house. Any advise would be highly appreciated.
ElisaBoivin replied most recently with:
That's an exciting change! Here's a useful link to find properties for rent in Calgary, as well as the neighborhood that best fits you and your family's lifestyle (basedon your preferences regarding proximity to downtown & amenities, safety, preferred neighbours, budget...) http://navut.com/calgary/ I hope this helps!
CalgaryCrystal replied most recently with:
I have lived in Calgary and area for about 15 years. If you have transportation, then you can also look at renting or buying a house in an outlying community, such as Chestermere, Langdon, Okotoks, etc. It can be much cheaper to buy in those areas and the commute can be quite short depending on where you are working in the city. When we lived in the city, we spent about 45 min to an hour commuting each way to work. Now that we are 20 min out of Calgary, my husbands commute is 23 minutes to work! I think $500 per month is about right for utilities in the winter, but of course dependant on the size of house you are in. The last poster mentioned Kamloops as a possible area to live. I was raised there, so I can help you out if you do look at that area, but I would most definitely not recommend it at all.
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