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Old 04-07-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Renton Washington
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Here is the deal I am sick with America and Canada just seems better because the Idea of more than 2 major political parties is refreshing.

Basically for Immigration I went to University of Washington do marketing for a online company at home. I have zero baggage. You could help but I think I should qualify for PR.

The main cities I been looking at are Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. They are seem like amazing cities and would want some insight.

Which one would be the least inexpensive. Living in the Seattle area I talk to some Vancouverites and they say it is really expensive to live there. I was wondering if the suburbs like Surrey would be cheaper.

Toronto is the big city in Canada I was wondering what the best neighborhoods are. As for Ottawa what is it like?

Montreal seems to be interesting. I know some basic French in High School. How much French do you have to know to communicate.

Jobs are not a concern since my job is at home.

I am young and need a change and Canada seems to have a better Quality of life.

Thanks for the help =)

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Old 04-07-2013, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Well, thanks for the interest in our country!

However, just remember the grass isn't always greener, and it might not be that easy.

You can start here before the others get on, and really help you out.

Immigrate to Canada


As for the cities you mentioned, the top 5 QOL cities in all of North America are in Canada.
Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Montreal.

Which one is cheapest? I dunno.

Take your pick, and good luck!
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Montreal is clearly the cheapest and the most expensive is clearly Vancouver. Suburbs like Surrey are less expensive but you're still paying more proportionally. If you don't need French for work, you actually won't need that much just to get by in your everyday life and communicate basically, but I would recommend studying more French just because knowing more then just the basics and just getting by is well worth your time and effort if you're planning on settling down and making a french speaking society your home. You'll find many situations in which you'd really rather you had put more effort into becoming bilingual if you fail to do so over the long term, but as for just settling in it's not a terrible hurdle, your level of French. Ottawa's a nice, peaceful, very Canadian medium sized city with nice outdoors and an average amount of stuff to do. They've got some great festivals. It's cheaper then Toronto, but more expensive the Montreal, and can be quite picturesque. This recent thread has the sort of general descriptions you asked for:
Observations from my trip to Ottawa
Toronto is a big, international city with a majority foreign born population that really boomed in the last 40 years, from 2.6 million in 1971 to 6 million in 2011. It's multicultural and has lots of new highrise condo neighbourhoods and some really charming older neighbourhoods in the city like Cabbagetown and the Annex. But there's alot to each of these cities, they're difficult to sum up, what are you looking for in a place exactly? Just not sure what qualities to recommend.

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Here is the deal I am sick with America and Canada just seems better because the Idea of more than 2 major political parties is refreshing.
You DO know it's not that easy to just pick up and move to Canada, right? You kinda need permission to live here, and it's not granted willy-nilly.
This isn't the US, where you can just saunter in from Mexico.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:35 PM
 
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Canada is too cold. Think Australia or New Zealand. By the way, you do realize you titled this thread "Want to kove to the United States", right?
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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You DO know it's not that easy to just pick up and move to Canada, right? You kinda need permission to live here, and it's not granted willy-nilly.
This isn't the US, where you can just saunter in from Mexico.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:43 PM
 
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Why not modify your title by changing one word, "to" - "from" and leave the destination country open to decision based on what you read here and further research.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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What? Am I way off base?
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Downice, what are you planning to do about medical insurance?
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Downice, what are you planning to do about medical insurance?
If she can manage PR, she's covered.
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