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Old 10-16-2009, 09:00 AM
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I'm a 23 year old female in need of lots and lots of advice. My boyfriend has just got a job as a physiotherapist in Vancouver, and I have taken the scary plunge and decided to move with him from the UK!

We are hoping to be all moved by December this year and just wanted any advice that you guys could offer.

I currently work as a researcher for a large television production company in the UK. Does anyone know what the television industry is like in Vancouver, are jobs rife or not so much? If working in Tv isn't an option, I would also consider working anywhere basically! Does anyone know whether it's hard to find a job, not being a native?

We could also do with some advice as to our living situation. There is so much information online that it's starting to boggle my brain! Where would you recommend living as a young couple? Would finding a fully furnished flat be hard to find. What is the average rental price.

I would basically just really really appreciate any help or advice that anyone can offer, I'm finding it all very scary and some friendly advice would be great!

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Old 10-16-2009, 12:03 PM
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A lot of TV and film production occurs in Vancouver, but I'm not familiar with the industry, so it's hard to tell whether your position of "researcher" would be in demand.

Have you figured out the steps you will need to acquire a proper work visa to work in Canada? If not, I would search the forums, as this has been discussed many times before.

Depending upon where your boyfriend will be working, you'll want to consider his commute. As a young couple, I would recommend against living in the outer suburban areas of Burnaby or Richmond, and try and stay closer to downtown. Someone who is more familiar with the area could give you specific areas that you might enjoy.

As of 2006, median rent in Vancouver was $812. (Source: citystats.ca)

Yes, you should be able to find a furnished apartment without much trouble. Use craigslist.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:50 PM
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