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Move to Cape Breton... we did and we are Loving it!

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Move to Cape Breton... we did and we are Loving it!

Postby thepintos » Thu 23 Jun 2011 14:59 GMT

Three years ago my husband was offered a job in Cape Breton.
Growing up on the West Coast, it sounded like a far and distant land, rather than one of the founding communities of Canada... but after some very sweet convincing we decided to take the plunge, and we haven't looked back.

The housing is affordable, you can still get waterfront property for under $300,000 (CDN), you can hike, surf, swim and go to a drive in movie all in one day here! It is epic.

There are many jobs, though a lot of locals seem to be heading "out West" to work.

A few fields that are in demand are the trades, nursing, creative people with small business ideas, tourism ventures...

This area really is the land of opportunity.

We have really enjoyed our time here, so I though I would share it with any people thinking of moving to Canada.
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Postby Dave » Fri 24 Jun 2011 05:30 GMT

Thanks for sharing your experience - nice to hear from someone who's landed on their feet. :-)
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Postby Graeme » Fri 24 Jun 2011 13:59 GMT

I had a brief trip there a few years ago, Cape Breton is truly one of the most beautiful places in Canada with such nice people too.
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