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georgeh posted working OR living in Canada on the United Kingdom forum on April 26, 2015:
hello folks, just on the first step on consideration of a move to live ( 2 or 3 years ) and work in Canada. or maybe apply for citizenship if possible. i am a graduate of nearly fifty years old, have a wife and three children under 10 years old. in a past life i worked as an engineer and my wife as a nurse. what are the first steps in order to apply to work in canada? we are british citizens born in uk. is it better to apply to work first then citizenship? if appropriate? are there any tests? language test keeps coming up but not sure what to do with this? what are best employment agencies for access to jobs in canada? anyone here done similar with positive and or negative results? any information appreciated. george
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Nargis posted Urgent advice needed on UK childcare service for foreigners on the United Kingdom forum on April 26, 2015:
Hi everyone! I am from Tajikistan (Central Asia).I am intending to visit UK in June, 2015 for the purpose of studying for my Master Degree, which takes 2 years. I would like to invite my family to UK to live with me during this period. I have heard that in London kindergartens for the children above 3 are cost free. Is it right information? Could you please answer this question asap? Thank you! Nargis
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expat2111 posted New British Passport renewal process on the United Kingdom forum on April 17, 2015:
I am planning to renew my British passport and I just found out that non of the local British embassies do passport renewal locally anymore you have to send it all the way to UK.. I was shocked that have done this to British expats. Can anyone share their renewal experiences and process?
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Expat ArticlesArticle Summary: How has migration impacted British food culture? Monica Karpinski talks about how foods from the EU, Asia, North America, South America and Australasia have influenced today's food culture in the UK. (Continue)
familytolondon replied to the thread Moving to the UK on the United Kingdom forum:
avrgal initially posted:
Hi, I'm an Israeli, own an EU passport and so is my wife I'm planning on relocation to the UK (London, most likely). We have a 1 year old daughter and one more to come. I can get a ~35K-45K contract and wanted to know whether it's possible do live with my income only (until my wife get birth) and then, if considering a minimum to median income from her side - is it possible to do live well considering costs of kindergarten, childcare and such. Thanks, Gal.
familytolondon replied most recently with:
Hello Gal, The average gross salary in London is about £40K per year. Your estimated earnings should be enough for you and your family. Of course, "living well" means different things to different people. Housing is expensive and varies between neighbourhoods, so choose the area to live carefully. Good luck with your plans! Family to London
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jkb77 posted Family-friendly neighborhoods in/around Bristol? on the United Kingdom forum:
My husband and I will be relocating to Bristol with our two young children this summer and we're planning a trip there this spring to look for housing. Can anyone recommend some nice family-friendly neighborhoods to check out? Thanks.
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