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Im Paul, I live in S Wales been married 25 yrs. I am a bricklayer. the plan is to go out to canada and suss it out, and if everything turns out ok sell the house and fetch the wife out. wales has gone to the dogs the only shops open are poundshops and pawnbrokers. got to b something better than this mun.

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I'm Chris, I'm 22 and I live in London, where I work as a Reception teacher.

I'm looking at emigrating to Canada at some point in the next few years, and am in the early stages of researching what it takes to do so successfully (any hints and tips on the process will be greatly appreciated )

Hope you're all enjoying the holiday season and (a slightly early) happy 2009 to you all.
Hi my name is Jackie I am married to Carl, I have 2 children aged 18 and 9. I would love to be able to get to canada before my son reaches secondary school age. My husband is a teacher and i am a teaching assistant. We both work with special needs children.
Chris, I would be interested in how you get on. I have spent all week researching the web and reading different forums. We have enough points to qualify but only if we secure a job offer first. where do we begin?
Dont want to have to wait 3/4 years
Anyone managed to secure a teaching post before their PR?

jack

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A little late to be doing this as we have been posting here for a while, so apologies.

We are Eamonn and Janet. We moved to Okotoks, Alberta from the UK in 2007, after a near 3 year wait for our Permanent Residence visas. In the UK, Eamonn, a north londoner or Irish parentage, worked for BT for 18 years, before which, he managed a Ratners Jewellers store (remember them!) Janet, a Lancastrain by birth, was a Management Assistant at Shell. Our last 7 years in the UK were in St Albans, Herts.

In moving here, we decided late on that, "if we're going to change our lives, let's really go for it", so we both junked our corporate careers and the hideous commuting that went with it, decided that money wasn't everything, and Janet took a job as an Office Manager in a real estate office in High River. Her former 75 minute, multi-faceted "journey from hell" from St Albans to central London, is now a 23 minute, mountain lined drive, where, at the office, she regularly reports that she hasn't laughed so much at work in years. Eamonn took time out to retrain to be a Realtor and Relocation Specialist and is now associated with the same office as Janet. Our route, in the sense of abandoning what we knew, was and is quite high risk but so far at least, for both of us, it is proving to be intensely satisfying on a personal and professional level.

Best wishes to all those still making their way across.

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Eamonn & Janet.

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Hey everyone,

My name is larry and I work as a customer service representative. I'm looking forward to asking for and receive your advise on different subjects.

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Hi kim is there any job vacancy where u work? I am new in this siteo. Ray
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This is a great way of getting to know others in here. My name is Kim I came to Canada from England as a nanny in 84. I have lived in a few places in England; Devon, the Isle of Wight and Norfolk. I was planning to only stay a year, but as you can see I ended staying. For the last 20 years I have been a support worker for adults with special needs, and I love it. I live with my boyfriend, we have two dogs and two cats. I will always miss England, but my home is here in Victoria, BC.

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Happy New Year Every One!

My name is Ray, a christian 27 single frm Philippines. I finished Master of Science in Agriculture Education, recently I worked as a Science Teacher. Any advise how to find an agriculture canadian employer? Or Any agricultural jobs? I posted my resume to canada jobs site mostly they replied is to hire within Canada only and Mexico bec, they said Phils takes too long to process. Even temporary or any seasonal jobs at least that's my stepping stone to work overseas particularly in Canada, Australia,& other countries

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Hi everyone!

My name is Emmanuelle, I am 33. I emigrated to Vancouver from France back in 2001.
After several years of working in sales and management, I started my own business as a personal and professional coach.

I love Vancouver and I will be happy to try and answer any questions regarding settling in and living in BC.

Am looking forward to our future conversations on this board!


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Hi my name is Jackie I am married to Carl, I have 2 children aged 18 and 9. I would love to be able to get to canada before my son reaches secondary school age. My husband is a teacher and i am a teaching assistant. We both work with special needs children.
Chris, I would be interested in how you get on. I have spent all week researching the web and reading different forums. We have enough points to qualify but only if we secure a job offer first. where do we begin?
Dont want to have to wait 3/4 years
Anyone managed to secure a teaching post before their PR?

jack
if we go i'd like to do it before my kids reach secondary, although my eldest is just turning 8 so i have a bit longer to get going!!
i have a friend who is doing the same although her daughter has ended up spending her 1st year at secondary here in scotland. the job she had lined up in canada fell through. she got offered a position in a childrens daycare centre, the owner went on holiday and when they returned told my friend that they were giving it up and moving away!!

she still plans on going because they have put out a lot of money for lawers, paperwork etc

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A little late to be doing this as we have been posting here for a while, so apologies.

We are Eamonn and Janet. We moved to Okotoks, Alberta from the UK in 2007, after a near 3 year wait for our Permanent Residence visas. In the UK, Eamonn, a north londoner or Irish parentage, worked for BT for 18 years, before which, he managed a Ratners Jewellers store (remember them!) Janet, a Lancastrain by birth, was a Management Assistant at Shell. Our last 7 years in the UK were in St Albans, Herts.

In moving here, we decided late on that, "if we're going to change our lives, let's really go for it", so we both junked our corporate careers and the hideous commuting that went with it, decided that money wasn't everything, and Janet took a job as an Office Manager in a real estate office in High River. Her former 75 minute, multi-faceted "journey from hell" from St Albans to central London, is now a 23 minute, mountain lined drive, where, at the office, she regularly reports that she hasn't laughed so much at work in years. Eamonn took time out to retrain to be a Realtor and Relocation Specialist and is now associated with the same office as Janet. Our route, in the sense of abandoning what we knew, was and is quite high risk but so far at least, for both of us, it is proving to be intensely satisfying on a personal and professional level.

Best wishes to all those still making their way across.

Kind regards,

Eamonn & Janet.
i bet life is a lot less stressful now!! i have a question about pets. would you know the procedure for getting dogs from the uk to canada? our greyhound flash is still young and we rescued him just over a year ago - we'd hate to leave him behind.

another question was about vehicle classification. my husband drives class 2 trucks, his licence is a c/c1. where would i find out the canadian equivalent? would make life easier when looking up canadian job adds. we would know what to look for

any help would be useful

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Hi Everyone

We are a family of four just starting out on our journey. We have two children, a son 12 and a daughter 8 and currently live in Staffordshire England. We have wanted to come to Canada for a long time and have had an interview with an immigration expert this week. We have been advised that we can enter under the skilled workers visa with myself as the main applicant. We have been told that we could be over the pond by september with an option of going to Halifax, although this is not definately a fixed area. If anyone can offer any advise then that would be fantastic. We are aware that this will probably be one of the most stressful journeys we will ever have to take!
Looking forward to hearing from you all.

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Hi kim is there any job vacancy where u work? I am new in this siteo. Ray
Hi Ray,
There isn't anything available where I work now. Also, you will probably have to do some course out here as it seems that Canada doesn't accept certification from other countries. I had to do a ten month course, I day a week to get a certificate to allow me to work in this field. They also require TB test, 1st Aid and criminal record check. I even had to take an exam just to get into the course. Coming from the Uk I had 5 C.S.E's and 2 'O' level from school, which isn't too bad, but according to the snooty course instructor that I spoke to, Canada has a higher level of education in the school system than the UK..........Can't say I agree with that.
Good luck

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