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Old 16th January 2008, 08:39 PM
 
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We are in the very early stages of looking into a new life in Canada for Myself, My husband and our three youngest children ages 2, 6 and 14!! We are looking to sell up here and move over to open a Traditional Barbershop as we have been running one here for the last 7 years. Any pointers??
We are booked into the emmigrate show in London but thats another 6 weeks away.....I have started looking at suitable places and am interested in British Columbia....but have never been.x

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BC (British Columbia) is a really beautiful part of Canada. I did some work onetime in the town of Squamish, just up the road an hour or so from Vancouver, and could easily see settling down in that area (though I'm told it has changed in the intervening years).

For a big move like you're considering, it might be a good idea to plan a scouting expedition/holiday to check out a few possible venues. It will take some time (and money) but it may actually help in the immigration process if you can honestly say that you've been to the place you're considering and you think it's a good spot for your barbershop because.... then rattle off your impression of the place.
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I have visited Cananda but the Montreal area; it was quite lovely.

Mostly I just wanted to welcome you to the forum, I have picked up some great information here and hope you receive some help also.

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Thankyou for answering, We are looking into a trip out to BC this year so fingers crossed.

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Now Im confused as it seems right over the other side of Canada from British Columbis is the Halifax area which it seems would suit us too!! any pros or cons for British Columbia or Nova Scotia??

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Now Im confused as it seems right over the other side of Canada from British Columbis is the Halifax area which it seems would suit us too!! any pros or cons for British Columbia or Nova Scotia??
There are vast population differences, cost of living vs. disposable income. There are also massive differences in weather, tax structure, health care etc. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask and I will try and answer them if you like. I have lived in both areas and am Canadian.

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Well it involves finding somewhere that isnt a city but just a fair sized town in which to run a barbershop...(which is our aim when we move out there hopefully) We will of course need nearby education from primary to secondary with our children being 2, 4 and 14 so halfway up a mountain wouldn't do either! But just a nice relaxed life pace and enough money to live on!
Weve looked at Nova Scotia as the property prices are very reasonable and the towns (as far as the websites show) look very community spirited and welcoming I think moreso than British Columbia... thanks for helping!!

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Hi I am from NS (Oxford). The cost of housing and living grealty changes depending where you live. For example a house in my area is about 100K CDN. In Halifax, NS about 300,000. In Vancouver probably 500-700K. However there is remote parts of BC where the cost is lower. Canada is a great country and growing. Hope this helps a bit.

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Check out Oxford, NS - Town of about 1,000. I am selling my house to move to Dubai. Area is growing well. Very close to schools (I can see them from my window) - however there is already a hair saloon.

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Hi everyone My name is Louise and my family and I are off to Vancouver soon to llive. My husband has been offered a job and accepted so any time in the next six months. Need help if anyone can help me with with housing to rent short term and where are the best schools located. I have six son's and five are are coming with us one staying behind to finish university. Do we need to be in canada to open a bank account etc and who is best for transfering all of our furiniture if anyone knows?

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