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Old 05-18-2008, 03:22 PM
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Dear All
My family and i are processing our application for canada. We should qulify for the silled workers so my questin is where to begin looking? We do not like extreme weather so figure anywhere near Toronto? is this correct. We are looking for a great middle class neighborhood with liitle crime, family friend, excellnt schools or private also. We would like to have some diversity if possible. we are in our ealry 40s with kids age 4 and 11. I would be grateful for any tips if poss. may tru and get a job with can boarder services on the @ the airport.
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:36 PM
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Originally Posted by felix9 View Post
We do not like extreme weather so figure anywhere near Toronto? is this correct.
Every country has its definition of extreme weather. In Canada, Toronto is largely considered to be the large city with the warmest climate except for Vancouver and Victoria on the west (Pacific) coast. In global terms, however, this means that Toronto actually has moderately severe winters. Certainly colder than any place in the UK (even the northern reaches of Scotland). Toronto's climate is similar to places in Europe like Oslo and Helsinki, so this should give you a better idea.

Although since it is a lower latitude that these places (and even further south than the UK), winters tend to be brighter and sunnier, though substantially colder than what you'd be used to. Compared to the UK, summers in Toronto could be considered... almost glorious.

Keep in mind that when Canadians say Toronto gets "no snow" in the winter, it doesn't really mean that it gets virtually no snow at all like London, but rather that it gets less snow than most other places in Canada.

This past winter was quite harsh, and Toronto actually had quite a bit of snow on the ground until early April. Some years can actually see relatively (by Canadian standards) little snow, but you will always see some numerous times during the winter.

Expect daily maximum temperatures around or below zero degrees Celsius from December to mid-March, except for the occasional milder spell.
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:32 AM
Location: Burkina Faso
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LOLOL! No snow in Toronto! You crazy Canadians.
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Old 05-19-2008, 03:13 PM
Location: Calgary, AB
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I would check out Vancouver as a place to live.

Do you plan to come over on temporary work permits are just wait the 1 - 2 years for permanent residency?
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