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Old 12-13-2007, 02:49 PM
 
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Hi folks,
I am an engineer living in Edmonton. I recently got a job in Mississuaga, Toronto for around 80k CAD.
I am wondering if that can accomodate me and my family (wife and one child). How much is the rent for a decent 2 bedroom?
I am renting an apartment now in Edmonton. How much do you think am I suppose to ask for relocation compensation (moving my home furniture, temporary accomodation in mississauga, etc...)
Thanks for your concern
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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No idea what rent for a home is like...

Rent for nice appartments starts around $1000/mth.

Where exactly will you be working?

We have many highways passing through here, and depending on where your work is might affect where you want to live...

Driving from where I live, which is in the west end, center (Erin Mills area) to Pearson Airport in Mississauga's extreme northeast can take 35-55 minutes in rush hour, while with no traffic it only takes 12 minutes, when you can drive a constant 110km/h on the 403/401.

$80,000... is that like $55,000 to $60,000 after tax?

It will probably be doable, could still be comfortable, but not extravagent...
(then again I have limited knowledge on cost breakdowns, and only general ideas on costs around here)
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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Hello Cold Canadian,
Thank you for your information. My work will be located on 6775 Rexwood road and I am planning to move to the beginning of central parkway (near Square One Mall).
As I see from Google maps I have to take the 401E then 403 then 427 till Derry road.
I am wondering how long would that normally take during weekdays?
Thanks for your information
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Hello Cold Canadian,
Thank you for your information. My work will be located on 6775 Rexwood road and I am planning to move to the beginning of central parkway (near Square One Mall).
As I see from Google maps I have to take the 401E then 403 then 427 till Derry road.
I am wondering how long would that normally take during weekdays?
Thanks for your information
During rush-hour I'd expect 25-55 minutes.

I can see your work is located in extreme northeast Mississauga...
I also just noticed it's near Woodbridge, Brampton, Malton and sort of close to Kleinburg.

You might also want to check out Woodbridge and maybe Kleinburg. It would probably be a faster drive even though about the same distance.

You probably don't want to live in Malton or Brampton. I haven't heard anything nice about Malton, has some higher crime, though I wouldn't be afraid to work there.

Many people don't like Brampton but it's mostly because of how it was developed; no urban planning so its neighbourhoods are dense and sprawling, traffic is probably some of GTA's worst. Transit is less reliable and many neighbourhoods were built where some homes are several kilometers away from anything but more homes.

Woodbridge is probably a slightly "higher-end" priced city. I haven't heard anything bad about it. Woodbridge is also a short drive from Canada's Wonderland (though they might close in a few years) and Ontario's newest, biggest mall "Vaughn Mills."

Kleinburg is a smaller city or town, not sure how it looks but I know it's pretty close to the country.
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