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!
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.
Do We Stay or Do We Go?
We talked, literally, for years about moving abroad. We had always been keen to do a bit of travelling so when the opportunity came for us to move to Canada, well sure why wouldn’t we give it a go? And I won’t lie, our want to travel was not the only reason for upping sticks, we were in the midst of recession. So with no mortgage – frankly because the bank wouldn’t give us one – and no kids, there was no better time for us to make the move.