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    Living in Canada

    Given the choice of living and working in Calgary, Vancouver or Alberta.
    Which one would you choose and why?
    My husband rang me this morning to say these three cities are looking to recruit workers from Scotland (sponsorship and contract) so we thought we'd look into it.

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    Re: Living in Canada

    First bit of good news is no quarantine for the dogs provided they have all jabs and clear from the vet, this is great, when we looked at New Zealand it would be a six month quarantine. I could not bear to leave my dogs in a kennel for 6 months. Maybe someone could advise me if this is up to date information or if there are any changes pending.

    Pet cats and dogs can be imported into Canada for any period of time without quarantine from any country; however, there are different requirements for cats entering from either rabies-free countries or from those countries that Canada does not consider to be free of rabies.
    Pet cats and dogs must be accompanied by a valid rabies vaccination certificate, which is issued by a licensed veterinarian(2), in either English or French and which clearly identifies the cats or dogs and states that they are currently vaccinated against rabies. This certificate should identify the animal as in breed, colour, weight, etc., and indicate the name of the licensed rabies vaccine used (trade name), including serial number and duration of validity (up to three years).
    Canadian Customs does not require you to have a health certificate for your pet, but if the animal is travelling to Canada by air, the commercial airline may require a health certificate. Contact your airline for additional information on their requirements.

    source - International Pet Travel, Dog Cat Pet Quarantine, Importing Pets

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    Re: Living in Canada

    My choice: Vancouver

    Beautiful city, right on the Pacific Ocean squeezed nicely between the Rockies. Boating and skiing within an hour of city life. Laid back, friendly and a great place to be.

    Alberta, is a Province of Canada, Calgary is the capital city there. Again, great city (Minks is from there), hot summers, freezing winters, and only 1hr 45min from Banff.
    But for me it would be Vancouver.
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    Re: Living in Canada

    YOu're not going to NZ? OMG why?

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    Re: Living in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by buttercup View Post
    Given the choice of living and working in Calgary, Vancouver or Alberta.
    Which one would you choose and why?
    My husband rang me this morning to say these three cities are looking to recruit workers from Scotland (sponsorship and contract) so we thought we'd look into it.
    I agree with Mike on this, Vancouver is a definite.

    Calgary as he said is brutal freezing winters and hot summers.

    The temps during winter are roughly -20C, I would however as Mike said, ask Minks, she can tell you tons about Alberta as she lives in that province.

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    Re: Living in Canada

    I like Calgary. The Calgary stampede is awesome.

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    Re: Living in Canada

    Have you considered the east coast? New Brunswick is recruiting immigrants as well. My husband and I have made friends with several families who have moved to our town from the UK in the last year. The culture here is more laid back than on the west coast. If you've never been before, I would definitely recommend a visit before you make a final decision. The same for the cities on the west coast, what one person likes is different than another, so it's hard to judge by someone else's opinion of a place.

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    Re: Living in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by cmtaylor View Post
    Have you considered the east coast? New Brunswick is recruiting immigrants as well. My husband and I have made friends with several families who have moved to our town from the UK in the last year. The culture here is more laid back than on the west coast. If you've never been before, I would definitely recommend a visit before you make a final decision. The same for the cities on the west coast, what one person likes is different than another, so it's hard to judge by someone else's opinion of a place.
    True, my best friend’s brother moved to Halifax and loved it there so much that when his wife got a job in Toronto he decided to stay in Halifax without her. So either it really is a great city, or they just were not very happy to begin with.

    The other benefit is that it is a lot closer to home that the West Coast would be.

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    Re: Living in Canada

    That's true, in fact there are direct flights to both Glasgow and Edinburgh from Halifax. Plus there's the whole Scottish culture in Cape Breton.

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    Re: Living in Canada

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    Vancouver has the more mild climate, and is a lovely city. But I do like Calgary and Alberta, just alot colder.

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