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We asked people living in Canada to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...

"When moving to Canada, it is important to make sure you have all the essentials packed. This would include a winter coat, sweaters and layers of clothing since Canada can get quite cold during the winter months. It is also important to bring items which can protect you against rain and snow, such as a waterproof jacket, boots and an umbrella. If you plan to spend time in the great outdoors, make sure to pack appropriate clothing and footwear such as waterproof jackets, insulated boots and gloves. Additionally, don't forget to bring a good supply of basic toiletries, as well as any necessary medications. Finally, it is important to make sure important documents such as driver's licenses, passports, and credit cards are easily accessible," wrote a member who made the move to Canada.

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"I should have brought more summer clothes, a good moisturiser with a sunblock and more photographs. I can't think of anything I wish I left behind," explained one expat living in Kelowna, Canada.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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