We are a family of four who had our interview with an immigration official this week and have been told that under the skilled workers visa we will be able to be over the pond by September. I am an Early years educator and have just finished my BA hons degree and had applied for Teacher programme in the UK to start September, However events from the interview have said that I would be better waiting until I am in Canada and training there next September as I will have to retrain anyway! Does this sound about right? I have been told that I will be interviewed to work in a nursery sometime in Feb/March to start Sept 08 and the area that the immigration official is looking at is Halifax. We have never been to Halifax and are looking for advice on whether this is a good place to settle and possible areas that may be more practical to us as a family. We have two children, a son 12 and a daughter 8. We are not definately tied to Halifax and have been told to notify our advisor if we prefer another area. So this is when we turn to you guys and your words of wisdom!
We understand that this is only the very start and that we will encounter both high and low points along the way but with the children we would like to make the transition as easy as it can be really. This is something we have wanted to do for a very long time and really want to make a go of it.
We are really looking forward to your replies. We are currently in Staffordshire.