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Moving to Canada from the UK. Where to Start.....?

Me and my wife have been talking about moving to Canada for some time now from the UK, but ill be honest we have no idea where to start or what to do or even who to speak too, can you offer any advice as where to start.

many thanks.

Welcome to the forum.

I suggest that whilst waiting for others to reply you read through the posts on this section of the forum.

Hi BigRustyBear,

The Living in Canada guide might be a good start. ;)

If you have more specific questions, feel free to ask.

Priscilla
Expat.com team

Speak to an immigration consultant. Make sure they are legit. PM me and I give you some contacts. But apart from that you want to lay out a couple of stuff:
- What you going to come here with? work permit / permanent residency status (equivalent to US green card) / student / entrepreneur class etc.
- Where do you want to settle down? Mainly where the job takes you.
- Lifestyle would also determine where you settle. Do you a fast pace kind of environment e.g. Toronto / Calgary / Vancouver... any of the big cities basically. Or you prefer a more slower paced one - Winnipeg / Halifax / Ottawa / Quebec City

And basically take it from there.

Awesome thank you for the abvice we really what this to work out for us.

I shall pm you for those details, do they charge for a consultation? I shall start compile my lists!

Hi there, I am not an immigration consultant, but I do know a few in the business personally and I'll be happy to refer them to you. You can use the expat.com messaging feature to PM.

I would be glad to help.  I have been here with my family for 6 years now, originally from London.
I am not a consultant by any means but am willing to share what I've learnt diving in without support and 6 years later still forging ahead.  You can PM me for a chat.

Just a curiosity question? Why would you want to move from the centre of the Empire to the outskirts of the Empire?

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Prometey.Bezkrilov :

Just a curiosity question? Why would you want to move from the centre of the Empire to the outskirts of the Empire?

hi there

the reasons i wont to move from the centre of the empire, is for many reasons

- Education is on the slide and with a new born i need to find a better future for him
- Its expensive just to live not saying Canada wont be but you'll get more bang for your buck
- I find the UK recently more claustrophobic be it an influx or increase of population and limited space i just feel that its a pressure cooker ready to burst and i dont wont to be here when it blows
- The attitude and morale of the country and the moment is at an all time low, be it political, economical or just everyday life its becoming an unpleasant place to live

the reasons for the moving to the outer realm

- Canada has the nicest people on the planet, OK maybe not all but most are!!
- Education system is one of best in the world (top 10)
- There is space to breath its doesn't feel as claustrophobic as the UK mainly cause of the sear size of the place!!
- So much to do and see Canada in my eyes is one of the most beautiful places on the planet and it free to see and explore the great outdoors
- And from what i heard its a better way of life.

hope that helps quench you curiosity, lol sorry if it full on but that's just the honest truth from my perspective.

Chris

ntreasure :

I would be glad to help.  I have been here with my family for 6 years now, originally from London.
I am not a consultant by any means but am willing to share what I've learnt diving in without support and 6 years later still forging ahead.  You can PM me for a chat.

Wow 6yrs awesome, Thank you for the help id love to hear your story how you started your journey and did it without support, as i have no idea where to start. lol

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