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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 7:29 pm

movingtospore,

are you saying Canada is getting to be somewhat like Singapore insomuch as you can no longer get in just because you are breathing?
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Postby movingtospore » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 7:40 pm

Unless you're rich SMS, unless you're rich. Then the doors are wide open. :?

Not plugging Alberta at all, but, re my previous point on Calgary - it is also close to places like this:

http://youtu.be/ThFCg0tBDck

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 9:14 pm

movingtospore wrote:Unless you're rich SMS, unless you're rich. Then the doors are wide open. :?

Not plugging Alberta at all, but, re my previous point on Calgary - it is also close to places like this:

http://youtu.be/ThFCg0tBDck


That video is why I'd recommend Vancouver, similar stuff!! Plus you have Victoria island, quite possibly the only "warm" place in Canada in the winter :P

I've never been to Calgary, but do have friends there. I reckon everything east of Vancouver and west of Calgary looks like that video...

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Postby poodlek » Fri, 06 Apr 2012 8:25 pm

I put in my vote for my home area of Toronto. Either that or Montreal. Vancouver is nice enough but I would never be able to deal with grey and rainy 360 days/year. Calgary...well I don't really know but folks tend to call it and Alberta "Texas North" on account of it being full of oil companies, beef cattle and narrow-minded right wingers. If that's your bag, cool. There are a lot of jobs there. :-D

Ottawa is pretty to visit but small and boring to stay there. Toronto and Montreal are the most cosmopolitan, and Montreal will have the cheapest real estate, but the social services in QC aren't as good as they are in Ontario from what I've heard.

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Postby poodlek » Fri, 06 Apr 2012 8:53 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
movingtospore wrote:Unless you're rich SMS, unless you're rich. Then the doors are wide open. :?

Not plugging Alberta at all, but, re my previous point on Calgary - it is also close to places like this:

http://youtu.be/ThFCg0tBDck


That video is why I'd recommend Vancouver, similar stuff!! Plus you have Victoria island, quite possibly the only "warm" place in Canada in the winter :P

I've never been to Calgary, but do have friends there. I reckon everything east of Vancouver and west of Calgary looks like that video...


Every province in Canada is rich with beautiful scenery. I personally don't think this Alberta commercial is half as breath taking as the Newfoundland and Labrador tourism ads. Look for those on youtube :-D but that's not an endorsement to move there. If you go anywhere in Canada, the option to take trips and tours around will always be open, so no need to settle in AB or BC just for the pretty mountains. :-)

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Postby movingtospore » Sat, 07 Apr 2012 9:28 am

[quote="poodlek"] Calgary...well I don't really know but folks tend to call it and Alberta "Texas North" on account of it being full of oil companies, beef cattle and narrow-minded right wingers. If that's your bag, cool. There are a lot of jobs there. :-D

Don't think that's true anymore. Half of Toronto moved to Calgary for work and it's changed the city. Calgary now has a progressive, Muslim, mayor and the province is led a moderately progressive woman. Toronto has a redneck hick. Things change while you live abroad.

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Postby poodlek » Sat, 07 Apr 2012 11:26 am

movingtospore wrote:
Half of Toronto moved to Calgary for work and it's changed the city.

It's funny that of all of the people that I know from the GTA only two have moved to AB. There are plenty headed west from farther East, of course. My cousin is doing the 3 weeks on/3 weeks off thing in "Fort McMoney" but his family stays in Truro, NS. Nova Scotia has been plagued with unemployment for years, so it makes sense for those folks to go out there (speaking more broadly of AB...)
Calgary now has a progressive, Muslim, mayor.

You should hear some of the ignorant racist things I've heard said about him by some of the folks local to that area....
Toronto has a redneck hick.

Touché. I can't really argue that point. I surely hope he's just a fluke. He makes Mel Lastman look like Pierre Trudeau ;-)

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Postby movingtospore » Thu, 31 May 2012 3:28 pm

A while back someone was asking about places to live in Canada. This came across my desk - thought it summed it up quite nicely:

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/4968 ... mmedup.jpg


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