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Old 06-15-2007, 07:28 AM
 
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I am researching places to move to. I have lived most of my lift in Connecticut, USA and then lived in North Carolina and I am now in South Carolina. I miss Connecticut, but the cost of living is so high. My husband and I have mentioned maybe looking into Canada to move. I want to be on the coast, I have checked the website on Nova Scotia, but I would like to hear from people who live there or have lived there what it is really like, the cost of things, like homes, taxes, and such.

Thank you for any help.

Christine
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Atlantic Canadian provinces tend to be cheap areas to live but the economy isn't very good, generally speaking.

That being said, I've met a lot of people from there who wouldn't live anywhere else.
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:49 PM
 
Location: SW Ontario, Canada
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We just don't like to tell too many people about how many jobs are available and about the real estate prices in some areas. We've been away for a few years and have decided that, despite living in a very nice town in Ontario, that there isn't anyplace like NS and are praying to be back in the summer
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:09 PM
 
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We just don't like to tell too many people about how many jobs are available and about the real estate prices in some areas. We've been away for a few years and have decided that, despite living in a very nice town in Ontario, that there isn't anyplace like NS and are praying to be back in the summer
Sorry, but where are all these available jobs?
Nova Scotia does has great real estate opportunities and a peaceful lovely lifestyle if that is what you are seeking..but telling people there are alot of jobs here is totally wrong/untrue.

Most ppl living withen this province are on gov't assistance or living way below poverty line.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:11 PM
 
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We just don't like to tell too many people about how many jobs are available and about the real estate prices in some areas. We've been away for a few years and have decided that, despite living in a very nice town in Ontario, that there isn't anyplace like NS and are praying to be back in the summer
Sorry, but where are all these available jobs?
Nova Scotia does have great real estate opportunities and a peaceful lovely lifestyle if that is what you are seeking..but telling people there are alot of jobs here is totally wrong/untrue.

Most ppl living withen this province are on gov't assistance or living way below poverty line.
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:28 AM
 
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...Most ppl living withen this province are on gov't assistance or living way below poverty line.
Less than 6% of the population are on income assistance. http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/welfare.htm

In 2006, the most recent year for which
data is available, 76,000 Nova Scotians,
or 8.4% of the population, were living in
low-income situations (LICO; after-tax).
This represents the lowest incidence of
low-income of the past decade, and is
down from 8.9% in 2005. http://www.gov.ns.ca/coms/department...ts-May2008.pdf
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:33 AM
 
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Isn't it difficult for a US citizen to get permission to live in Canada? I'm looking for a place to retire (looking at Colorado right now) and don't need a job, but isn't a residence visa hard to get?
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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Isn't it difficult for a US citizen to get permission to live in Canada? I'm looking for a place to retire (looking at Colorado right now) and don't need a job, but isn't a residence visa hard to get?
You could check this out: David Aujla, Canada Immigration Lawyer, Vancouver BC Office & Victoria B.C. Office
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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Isn't it difficult for a US citizen to get permission to live in Canada? I'm looking for a place to retire (looking at Colorado right now) and don't need a job, but isn't a residence visa hard to get?
It isn't harder than for a Canadian to obtain US residency. Canada has a points systems that encourages folks with skills and entrepeneurs to move here.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:43 AM
 
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I am a US citizen with a home on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, specifically Sober Island, near Sheet Harbour. It is pretty much a retirement community. Many US citizens have homes here. Most live here 6mths and back in the States 6mths. Some are full-time residents. There is a financial requirement to obtain resident status. Depending on what you're looking for, if you like privacy on the ocean the prices here are quite low, the people are amazingly friendly. There is a large art community here, a strong Chamber of Commerce and a committed group of retired people working on many improvements. Sidewalks were recently put in, bike path, quaint street lanterns and sidewalk mosaics. Taylor Head beach is 15 minutes away with miles of ocean and relatively quiet. We love it!
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