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Old 06-11-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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I am hoping to move to Canada next year 2013 from Indiana, USA. My first choice is Vancouver because of the gay culture and the artistic culture. I am a graphic designer and I am also getting a second BA in costuming this December. I want to see what is out there in Canada, if any other cities are just as good as Vancouver. Any ideas are welcome.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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You should give more information with respect to your preferences in choosing where to move.

In terms of gay/artistic culture, Montreal would trump Vancouver in my opinion.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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I'm very open minded as to where to move to in Canada. West, East, middle. It doesn't matter to me, as long as I would be able to find a job.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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I'm very open minded as to where to move to in Canada. West, East, middle. It doesn't matter to me, as long as I would be able to find a job.
then Vancouver is the last place you should consider if finding jobs is paramount. Vancouver is very dysfunctional in that department. There are way more jobs in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Montreal (if you speak French).

Trust me, Vancouver is beautiful and if not solely for job reason, I would have settled there instead of Toronto.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:55 AM
 
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Thank you for your reply. I appreciate your comments. It helps me to see what better choices I can make out there. And what areas to look for a job.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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You never know where you will find a job until you apply.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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Toronto is pretty gay friendly and probably just as many job opportunities as Vancouver.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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Toronto is pretty gay friendly and probably just as many job opportunities as Vancouver.
It would depend on the type of job they are looking for.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:14 PM
 
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I actually think she's got a good shot at a job in Vancouver's famous film industry if she's got a degree in costuming. With all those productions, I'm sure there's a need for talented costume makers, and there may well be a need for graphic designers to.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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Vancouver is beautiful and very picturesque however finding a job can sometimes be a tad difficult depending on the industry. Housing is VERY expensive as well, as is renting. It's not impossible by no means but you'll have better luck in TO.

Toronto is very gay friendly, and is the best for getting a job. Edmonton and Calgary also offer great job opportunities but lack the buzzing gay scene that is limited to Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. I would say Montreal is the best for gay culture/artistic scene. There are literally art galleries everywhere and the city is very European looking and the nightlife is off the hook. Def the best for culture/historic streets and buildings. But finding a job in Montreal will be a tad hard if you aren't somewhat familiar with French. For that reason, I'd go with Toronto.
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