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Old 04-01-2013, 05:50 PM
 
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Hey guys,

Me and my wife are looking to move to Dallas from Toronto and are seeking your advise.

First of, we are from York Region (north of Toronto) so we dont mind not living in Downtown core but would like proximity to Downtown. Currently we are 30 minutes away from Downtown Toronto.

2nd, I'm an employee of State Farm Insurance and I'm wondering if anyone know if I can relocate to State Farm in Dallas area? Any regional office there other than the one in Richardson?

I'm more interested to hear from the people who used to live in Toronto (GTA) and have moved to Dallas area. What was your experience, What did you miss compare to Toronto and what did you not miss!?

Is the green card process lengthy and hassle for a Canadian Citizen?

Any comment is appreciated!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:00 PM
 
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Hey guys,

Me and my wife are looking to move to Dallas from Toronto and are seeking your advise.

First of, we are from York Region (north of Toronto) so we dont mind not living in Downtown core but would like proximity to Downtown. Currently we are 30 minutes away from Downtown Toronto.

2nd, I'm an employee of State Farm Insurance and I'm wondering if anyone know if I can relocate to State Farm in Dallas area? Any regional office there other than the one in Richardson?

I'm more interested to hear from the people who used to live in Toronto (GTA) and have moved to Dallas area. What was your experience, What did you miss compare to Toronto and what did you not miss!?

Is the green card process lengthy and hassle for a Canadian Citizen?

Any comment is appreciated!
State Farm is consolidating its operations to a large but yet-unbuilt campus in northeastern Richardson.

You should direct your immigration questions to another forum, either Legal Immigration or a completely different website. You almost certainly will not be able to get a green card right away; you'll either have to be transferred (and thus sponsored) by State Farm or you may qualify for a work permit granted to Mexican and Canadian citizens only; I don't know the details of that.

Good luck.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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Anyone actually moved from Toronto there?? Which area in Dallas resembles Richmond Hill or Vaughan in terms of safety and cleanliness?
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:36 PM
 
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I guess you should check with an immigration lawyer and your employer before going into further details. However, I've been to Vaughan area and most of our middle class towns match or surpass its safety and cleanliness.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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I lived in TO for 4 Yrs, I always loved the water front of Lake Ontario: The Beaches, Ontario Place, Toronto Island... So you may miss that. Other than that its pretty similar except more conservative as you would expect. Owning a home here is a little different so since you want to live close to the city, why not live in a condo in the city. That way you won't have to learn about termites, fire ants, irrigation & foundation care. And, before you ask, there's plenty of info on that stuff on other threads.
If you must live in the suburbs then come to Richardson, that is where I live & its the BEST!! The best City in the best State, with the best schools and the nicest people.

BTW, if your spouse is a US citizen then its fairly easy to get a green card, and you can get a temp work permit while the GC is processing. If Spouse is not a US citizen but on a work permit then you cannot work here unless your sponsored by a company. You or your spouse can't even apply for a GC while living in the US on a work permit, you need to be sponsored.
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