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Old Aug 22nd 2019, 5:06 pm
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I'm sure you'll be fine in Saint John Dreamer36. I did like it, it just wasn't for me long term. If it helps, we used this apartment rental company when we there: https://www.pomm.ca/ We never had any problems with them. The only thing to take note of is that a lot of rental apartments seem to have electric baseboard for heating which can cost a fortune in winter if you are not careful. It is not the end of the world, but something to bear in mind.

I came across this video as well the other day that both me and my husband had a good laugh as this certainly happened to us. The title is 'Maritime Directions' but I only came across this in Saint John (which is where it's filmed):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdRaezms-NI
James performed at my work a few months back, it’s quite a funny show, worth seeing if the tour is near you.
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I came across this video as well the other day that both me and my husband had a good laugh as this certainly happened to us. The title is 'Maritime Directions' but I only came across this in Saint John (which is where it's filmed):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdRaezms-NI
This really made me smile...it is so very true, I hear this all day long, I had thought it to be a Fredericton speciality.
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[QUOTE=Noncommittal;12726191]I'm sure you'll be fine in Saint John Dreamer36. I did like it, it just wasn't for me long term. If it helps, we used this apartment rental company when we there: pomm We never had any problems with them. The only thing to take note of is that a lot of rental apartments seem to have electric baseboard for heating which can cost a fortune in winter if you are not careful. It is not the end of the world, but something to bear in mind.

I came across this video as well the other day that both me and my husband had a good laugh as this certainly happened to us. The title is 'Maritime Directions' but I only came across this in Saint John (which is where it's filmed):
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Thank you Noncommittal

I have bookmarked pomm.ca and thanks for the tip about the electric baseboard. BTW, James Mullinger video is funny I will also do some research about old places so it will help understand the directions

Employer advised as I will be applying for NB based immigration program so I can be based in any of their branches in that province (Saint John/Fredericton). I know Fredericton is the capital but I gathered it's not really a big city.
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https://www.welcomenb.ca/content/dam...eNewcomers.pdf
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-b...tory-1.4641969

Do research the area that you plan to live for flood plain details..
https://www2.snb.ca/content/gnb/en/d...lood_maps.html

We've a few members who live in NB.. is Moncton an option? You might find looking at the official tourist websites of use to determine what there is to do in each area..... https://www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/P...ty-of-Moncton/
Fredericton Tourism | Atlantic Canada's Riverfront Capital
https://www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/P...of-Saint-John/

What is it that you like to do outside of work and are you hoping to buy or rent property?
Exciting times ahead!
http://blog.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/n...raft-breweries



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Thanks for the great links Siouxie

OMG didn't know anything about flood prone areas, we can easily google things to do but its only those living/lived will know details like floods/snow storms etc cheers for that.

Sadly Moncton is not an option.
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Sadly Moncton is not an option.
Did I frighten you away?

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Hi Non Committal

I wondered if you had any knowledge regarding any specific schools in either NB or NS. I have two boys 11 and 13. I'm retired so i'm approaching the move to Canada with first the school, then buy the house second. We're all Canadian Citizens already by the way and i've been working for 30 years in the UK. Originally from Toronto i like the Atlantic provinces.

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Hi Non Committal

I wondered if you had any knowledge regarding any specific schools in either NB or NS. I have two boys 11 and 13. I'm retired so i'm approaching the move to Canada with first the school, then buy the house second. We're all Canadian Citizens already by the way and i've been working for 30 years in the UK. Originally from Toronto i like the Atlantic provinces.

thanks LNN
Hello and welcome to BE! If you have any further questions please start a thread of your own - that way you will get answers specific to you rather than to this thread starter's


From everything I have read and experienced, the order recommended is - First the area - then the school.. as most schools are much of a muchness! Far better to pick an area that has the amenities that you are hoping to have - access to water / beach / sports / walks / restaurants / social stuff/ shops.. you get the idea Also the general advice is to live in the area for six months to a year before committing to buying a house (where possible) - it's far more expensive to sell a house in Canada (think 6% just to the real estate agent more often than not, plus all the other fees and charges).. so you want to get it right the first time. Make sure the area is one you are you sure you will be happy with before making the committment.

What is it you like to do - what are your kids interested in doing? Do you like living 'downtown' or in the suburbs or in the country - will you have transport or need to be in walking distance of places?

NB / NS are big areas to narrow down to a school.. which Province has the amenities you are most interested in?

I'm not sure if you are conversant with our wonderful wiki - there's lots of helpful advice to be had
https://britishexpats.com/wiki/Categ...gistics-Canada
https://britishexpats.com/wiki/Category:Housing-Canada
https://britishexpats.com/wiki/Category:New_Brunswick
https://britishexpats.com/wiki/Category:Nova_Scotia

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