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Top dozen tips for moving to Canada

"Moving to another country is easily one of life's most exciting and yet stressful situations. Some simple preparation and basic facts, however, can eliminate a lot of the anxiety from your move. It will also give you the best possible start to your new life in Canada." Twelve hints to ease the stress and strain of moving to Canada.

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City and wilderness views of Canada

The high cost of poor preparation

"Kathy was sad and disappointed to be leaving her dream behind and turning her back on their new life in Canada. As a settlement consultant myself, I was naturally curious to hear more about their particular circumstances, and why she felt that their short-lived time in Canada had been such a dismal failure for her and her family." Getting it wrong can carry a high financial and emotional cost, as Thelma explains.

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Living

Weather Real winters here start around December with lots of lovely deep snow until April. Perfect for snowmobiling. Advice: Tip 1: pick a vacation home that’s near to the road. The further you are away from it, the more snow you’ll have to shovel. Tip 2: order your logs in early, like June. Tip 3: […]

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Property

Having searched the Net before we came to Canada, we had, as you do, built up in our minds what type of property we’d like to purchase as our perfect bolt hole. This would be a log cabin on a sizeable piece of land, not too far away from civilisation, with a large workshop, water […]

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Utilities

Water Unlike in the UK, properties here are spaced far apart, and for the most part, each home will have its own water supply. Some are dug wells, others drilled, some supplied from lakes, others shared sources. Drilled wells are best for purity and quality and go on for years – saving a fortune over […]

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