Happy Friday everyone:) This week I thought I would share with you Our 5 Most Asked Questions About Moving to Canada. Over the years we always get asked the same questions so this week I thought I would share with you how life was for us. Obviously it has worked out as over four and half years later, we are still here in Canada! Unfortunately this is not the case for everybody, for some the move is easy, for some it’s not. For some they settle into life in a different country easily, for some they don’t. So here it is, the questions we are asked the most about making the move to Canada!
In about six and half weeks we are heading home for a couple of weeks and we are soooo excited! I will admit that each time we head home for a visit it gets harder and harder to leave:( So with that I thought I would write a list of nine things I miss about Ireland. Without mentioning the most obvious, which is friends and family here it is!
Moving house is, not to sound like a drama queen, but it’s a torture! As we are getting ready to move house for the sixth time in three and half years (yes, you read that correctly, six) I thought that a post about how to survive moving house was appropriate!
Moving abroad is…daunting, exciting, nerve racking and well to be honest, a lot of work! Sorting out visas. Sussing out areas to live in. Finding somewhere to live. Buying furniture. Getting setup and registered with a tax number so you can legally work. Finding a job. Sorting out your driving licence. Setting up bank accounts. I can go on and on! These are only a few of the many tasks you have to deal with when you make the move.
Just remember you are not the first person to move abroad, so there is always plenty of help out there on the internet! Here are some really helpful sites and groups that may make your move to Canada a little bit easier.
We arrived in Edmonton on 21st December 2013 to -23° C temperatures. Never felt cold like it, until the day it hit -40° C. An apartment had been arranged for us through Simon’s work so we lucky to have a nice place to call home for Christmas. It was a pretty different Christmas for us, and our first ever away from our families and unfortunately we had no internet to Skype and no TV, it was just me, Simon, a 10lb turkey and The Lord of The Rings Trilogy DVD!