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letsdoit

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relocation to canada with little ones?
« on: July 25, 2018, 10:13:42 AM »
Has anyone moved to Canada, from the US, with little ones, without a job?

 we qualify for a skilled visa to canada.  we could get jobs in our field there, but they'd be lower paying.   
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Re: relocation to canada with little ones?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 08:33:34 PM »
COL is highly variable so that would be my main consideration if you are taking a paycut. Unless you are goIng to a low COL city AND have very in demand skills so you can increase your salary quickly, it may be a big dent financially. Problem is most in demand good jobs are in the high COL cities. What’s your field? oTOH if you are looking to get out of the US for political reasons, it might be worth the sacrifice. Childcare is expensive but IMO public schools are good in most midsized cities.

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Re: relocation to canada with little ones?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 11:06:53 AM »
we have medium-in demand jobs.
i think we would have to each start our own businesses if we moved to canada.

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Re: relocation to canada with little ones?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 11:27:18 AM »
Research your potential communities well. Canada is chock full of variations, for examples:

*Some communities have basically a 0% vacancy rate, with crazy buying markets. Before you commit to a town, make sure you can (i) afford something and (ii) actually obtain something.

*Many communities have basically no housing stock (buying or renting) for children (many condos and townhouses restricted to 19+, 55+; many apartments refusing to rent to people with children), so watch not just for available stock but for available stock that allows children. If you have a pet, watch for same.

*Health services and costs vary by province. Ditto disability services, if you need or might need those.

*Many communities have no physicians taking new patients. If you would need a regular physician, check availability of physicians -and if it's important to you, good physicians- before selecting your community.

*Temperatures, humidity, dryness, air quality, etc. You can move to super dry area that gets crazy hot in summer; a rainforesty, moderate climate; places that get very cold; etc.

*Food costs can vary dramatically by region.

*Some tiny rural towns are very progressive, liberal, and artsy. Some tiny rural towns are "redneck". Some are a combo. Ditto towns and cities.