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Hi there I am living in Canada New Brunswick for almost 5 year ..i am new to this site ..just was looking here and I decided to post this so I offer my help to any one who is relocating to Canada specially New Brunswick or east coast in General this where I lived in most times..I am an Engineer 34 male feel free to ask me any help I will happily do my beast assisting any one

Hi Oskar220,

Welcome to expat.com! :)

Thank you for offering your help.

Christine
Expat.com

Hi Oskar220,

Thanks for your contribution., it's very kindful of you.

I'm also in New-Brunswick, I've been here for almost 2 years and half .

I'm in Fredericton. which city are you living in?

How are things going on?

Abdel

Hi ABedl..I am in Saint John .at first things were nt very good but it didn't take me very long to adjust and cope with life here .am here for almost 5years now .am Canadian citizen got my first full time job in months and i had to go back to school to get my degree and now I have full time job as marine engineer.how things going with you??

Thanks Oskar220

oskar220 :

at first things were nt very good but it didn't take me very long to adjust and cope with life here .

In deed, the beginning is always like that. But there are a lots of doors to knock before to step in the right one.
Things are good for me as well. it's my 13 years (stayed before in Montreal, then Ottawa). Job call me here in New-Brunswick, and I am making my self and my wife familiarizing with the area . We still feel we want to discover many parts of this province...

Keep in touch

Abdel

Hi Oskar, I am based in Halifax. in my 8th year now.

philipyeo :

Hi Oskar, I am based in Halifax. in my 8th year now.

cool where you from originally and what you do ?

hi Abdel..
As you say you were in Montreal before ..how different is it there .I mean in big cities compared to the mariitimes..where do you prefer to live if you got a choice...
I am thinking about moving to Toronto but just don't know how it is gonna be as I am in kinda low population small city here in Saint John NB

Not impossible, but it is practically difficult to get a job outside canada, because I have tried many times but all my efforts proved abortive.
Canada is my dream country and I would be glad to get some real time information on how to relocate to Canada and get a job. I am a Nigerian, living in an island of Mauritius...
I am a cook, a chef, who has worked in some great hotels.
Really would love to experience rhe Canadian environment and add more to my career.
Thanks..

Hi Oskar220,
Nice to know that you have settled well. I would like to know if you have been to Nova Scotia and how is life there in terms of housing cost, cost of living, leisure activities, weather conditions,  job prospects, etc.

Hope to hear from you or any other members on this forum from east coast, more specifically Nova Scotia.

cheers,

Kmove.

Hello Oskar220,
I’m back to answer your questions.

oskar220 :

As you say you were in Montreal before ..how different is it there .I mean in big cities compared to the mariitimes..

Honestly, we can not compare life in a “megalopole city” like Montreal with cities in New-Brunswick.
Montreal has a lot of population, a lot of roads, a lot of social activities, sport activities, … as well as a lot of crime (of course comparing to Maritime cities), a lot of services with long line ups , a lots of education institutions , and as we say “ big cities big problems” !
Cities in maritime, are small (example in New-Brunswick the biggest one Moncton has Population of 138,644 (Greater Moncton)); there are few social-cultural activities, even fewer sport activities, people are very friendly, the landscape (nature) is outstanding, the employment rate is mostly close to 10%, some universities programs are not offered in many cities….etc.

As you can see, there is no much to compare. Generally it’s a question of choice: to live in a  city/province  with all its cons and pros .

oskar220 :

where do you prefer to live if you got a choice...

I would choose Ottawa. I gave my opinion (and reasons) in many topics in the forum. If you do a research with my nickname  + Ottawa, you will find some of them.

oskar220 :

I am thinking about moving to Toronto but just don't know how it is gonna be

If you can at first find a job with a salary at least over 60k$ it could be good, since the cost of life in this big “megalopole city” is higher.

I'll leave the Expatblogs member who live in Toronto give you better view.

Good luck.

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