Advice for moving to Victoria (Vancouver Island)

My Name is Melissa.  I am was accepted into a Master's Program at The University of Victoria, in Victoria, BC, Canada.  I am very excited and plan on bringing myself, my 2 daughters and my 2 dogs with me.  I am currently waiting on my Study Permit.  The usual wait time is 3 weeks - it has been 5 weeks now and I have not heard anything.  I have already accepted an offer on my house here in the US and I am nervous about moving during a pandemic.  I will feel better after I get my study permit and know for sure that I can get into the country.  I know that where I am moving, Victoria (Vancouver Island) can be expensive and housing seems tricky.  Does anyone have any advice for me?  I am a little nervous...

Hello Melissa,

Welcome to :)

Please note that a new topic has been created on the British Columbia forum with your post for more visibility and hence, easier interaction with our members.

Hopefully, they will have some insight to provide to help you prepare your move to Victoria.

Good luck,


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