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Old 08-26-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA & Istanbul, Turkey
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I believe the US is overcrowded, while nursing jobs are available, it is difficult there is terms of living expenses...
I really just want to be somewhere laid back
While I have never lived in Nova Scotia from my visits it has always given off a strong Laid back vibe to me. If you have a good position lined up there I dont see why there would be an issue if you are looking for laid back.

Just to clarify as well though there are many not overcrowded areas of the US that are laid back, the landscape is quite diverse (And COL is almost always less as well). But, if you have a position in NS lined up then why not!?
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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still have this one! but i am wondering if thats the best province for me...
Don't worry, Halifax will be a great start. It's a beautiful, laid-back city and Nova Scotia has some of the best scenery in Canada. The only things getting used to coming from Jamaica will be the cold and the taxes (the HST in NS just went up from 13% to 15%).
If it doesn't work out, I'm pretty sure nurses are in demand all over Canada, so I don't think you'd have too hard a time relocating.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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If you have a job opportunity in Halifax i'd say get the paper work rolling and jump on the opportunity, once you have a job in Canada (Halifax) you can then start looking for jobs elsewhere in Canada if Halifax seems to not fit the bill.
Halifax has some of the nicest people and places to visit,
you could do a lot worse in life than being a nurse in Halifax..
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA & Istanbul, Turkey
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The only things getting used to coming from Jamaica will be the cold and the taxes (the HST in NS just went up from 13% to 15%).
Not really, the VAT in Jamaica is 16.5% itself.

Income taxes are a flat tax of 25%, so I guess the "progressive" taxation of Canada would be an adjustment. Keep in mind though Makeda that Canada does have a tax treaty with Jamaica, so there may be a need to report foreign income based on situation to JA. Luckily though the exemption amount was raised by PM Golding again this year.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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If you are ever in Winnipeg, let me know and I'll buy you a cup of coffee.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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If you are ever in Winnipeg, let me know and I'll buy you a cup of coffee.
Hmmm did you see her profile picture too? Actually makeda, why don't you move over here to Toronto instead? hot cha
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Jamaica
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Hmmm did you see her profile picture too? Actually makeda, why don't you move over here to Toronto instead? hot cha
.. guess thats a good thing right...Toronto nah..thats too much for me
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:48 PM
 
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I was in Halifax a couple of years ago and it was very beautiful. Canada has very high taxes with very high cost of living than the US, so might not be able to save very much.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:15 PM
 
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Hmmm did you see her profile picture too? Actually makeda, why don't you move over here to Toronto instead? hot cha
No, I was just being friendly (remember our provincial motto Friendly Manitoba). I would probably bring my better half along for the coffee.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Jamaica
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No, I was just being friendly (remember our provincial motto Friendly Manitoba). I would probably bring my better half along for the coffee.

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