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« on: November 03, 2004 12:51:28 PM »

given the results of today's election and the fact that i am young and can still afford to be fairly impulsive, i am moving to vancouver next year. i would love advice on living there, esp. from people who are running stores already or know folks who are. you can email me off-list at kkofibru@yahoo.com
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2004 12:56:09 PM »

Wow, that's hard core. I was joking about moving to Canada based on yesterday, but you're actually doing it! I'm impressed. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2004 12:57:24 PM »

You will need a work permit, so you'd better line up a job first (unless you intend to attend school there). Obtaining the permit will take several months, generally four to six. I would contact the Canadian government as soon as possible to find out how.  Hope you don't think that Canada is desperate for young people to show up in Vancouver.
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2004 01:17:59 PM »

i believe you have to have a job before you apply for a work permit. they pretty much have to prove that you arent taking a job away from a canadian. i could be wrong though.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2004 01:26:58 PM »

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/
here's a link to the canadian immigration website.  it is *much* easier to get work permits for some kinds of work than others (I'm a postdoc, I just had to show up at the border with my offer letter and pay them $150 and I got a permit). 
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2004 01:41:47 PM »

that's our family joke now... moving to canada due to the election. (if I don't laugh, i shall surely cry...)
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2004 10:27:45 PM »

we also are moving to canada...been planning it for almost a year now (saving up some money)  dh is a programmer analyst and i have a bs but want to go on to become an rn

anyone have suggestions as to WHERE in canada is you fav for us crafty folks?
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2004 11:04:53 PM »

WooHoo! Vancouver rocks. You should all come here. Me and my boyfriend have always said we'd be willing to foster American refugees. You poor things. Maybe I can tell myself that the elections turn out the way they do cause all the cool people come here!

Now, you need to make sure you come to Vancouver. Not West Vancouver, not Port Coquitlam, not Burnaby, but VANCOUVER. North Vancouver will do in a pinch.

What kind of advice are you looking for? Areas to live? Cheap eats? Schools? Craft stores?

I'll answer any questions I can.
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2004 05:05:32 AM »

I think that moving to canada is a terrible idea.
How is moving away going to help the rest of us  fix anything here?
Totally not cool.
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2004 06:56:12 AM »

Well, if you don't like it here, America won't keep you prisoner.
No one is planning to move to Mexico, I take it?
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