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Old May 14th 2014, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian
Agreed, more or less, (you forgot the group who have a relationship with a Canadian met abroad and who have been chivvied into moving here). But the OP on this thread is an IEC visa holder. Not an immigrant.
". . . who have left because of a relationship . . ."

I included them.
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Old May 14th 2014, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by Oink
There seems to be two types of immigrants to Canada. Those who come because of their careers and those who have left because of a relationship or to seek a geographical fix to some problem or another, be it, restlessness, boredom, relationships, financial issues etc.The former are the ones who seem to have a fairly balanced view and perspective of their situation and the latter who have an almost messianic need to justify their decision while being blinkered to the reality. I suppose it depends in which category you fall to begin with as to the advice you’ll accept.
Some people fit into both of those groups
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Old May 14th 2014, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by Oink
". . . who have left because of a relationship . . ."

I included them.
Sorry. I interpreted that as someone running from a broken relationship. Whatever.
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Old May 14th 2014, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian
Sorry. I interpreted that as someone running from a broken relationship. Whatever.
I suppose some people start knobbing a Canadain abroad and figure thats the best they can do so follow them over. Seems a high price to pay though.
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Old May 14th 2014, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by Oink
I suppose some people start knobbing a Canadain abroad and figure thats the best they can do so follow them over. Seems a high price to pay though.
Ah, but I know that someone as sensitive as your good self would agree that you can't put a price on true love.
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Old May 14th 2014, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
Maybe it's not Canada itself that's the dream, you just want a change from a rut you're in.
Are you in a rut? What made you apply for it to begin with?
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Originally Posted by Photoplex
It's more of a "WOW! I get to be on a 1 year vacation and see a whole amazing country, from beaches, to mountains, to cities, to northern lights"
It sounds like he needs to work though.
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I spent several summers in canada when I was a student back in 2004/5 and really liked it. I always said I'd live to go back and work for a year if I had the chance.

I guess I am in a rut and it would be fun to do something different for a bit but at the same time, have a good job in a good team.. Social Work so hit and miss you never know what your team will be like. At the same time I'm not sure I want to do child protection social work anymore, I've only been doing it for 2.5 years but I'm wanting a change. I worry about silly things like christmas.
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Old May 14th 2014, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by dodgeroo
I spent several summers in canada when I was a student back in 2004/5 and really liked it. I always said I'd live to go back and work for a year if I had the chance.

I guess I am in a rut and it would be fun to do something different for a bit but at the same time, have a good job in a good team.. Social Work so hit and miss you never know what your team will be like. At the same time I'm not sure I want to do child protection social work anymore, I've only been doing it for 2.5 years but I'm wanting a change. I worry about silly things like christmas.
Its not silly but what's is there to worry about? Maybe we can help.
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Originally Posted by dodgeroo
I spent several summers in canada when I was a student back in 2004/5 and really liked it. I always said I'd live to go back and work for a year if I had the chance.

I guess I am in a rut and it would be fun to do something different for a bit but at the same time, have a good job in a good team.. Social Work so hit and miss you never know what your team will be like. At the same time I'm not sure I want to do child protection social work anymore, I've only been doing it for 2.5 years but I'm wanting a change. I worry about silly things like christmas.
We have Christmas here - albeit without Chris DeBurgh's "A spaceman came travelling" or Slade. Christmas trees are cheaper.
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Old May 14th 2014, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by dodgeroo
Thanks everyone, I know you are right! comments have really helped... A lot of friends keep saying oh you are really brave and then saying they couldn't do it....

My qualification has been assessed by canadian association of sw as being equivalent to a canadian Masters of social work Bats, thanks.
I came at 30.

I find it a little limited career wise and could definitely make more in London.

Normally I'd say give it a shot but in your situation and in all honesty I think it could be a horrendous move. I have a friend who has all the social work qualifications and has not found work here. Social Work is not a skills shortage at all over here.

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Originally Posted by Oink
I suppose some people start knobbing a Canadain abroad and figure thats the best they can do so follow them over. Seems a high price to pay though.
I fell in love with a Hooters bird. The rest is history.......
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Old May 14th 2014, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux
It sounds like he needs to work though.
I spent several years travelling the world, working casual jobs along the way to make ends meet. I would never call it anything other than several years of vacation. The two are not mutually exclusive.
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Originally Posted by rivingtonpike
We have Christmas here - albeit without Chris DeBurgh's "A spaceman came travelling" or Slade. Christmas trees are cheaper.

Deal.
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Old May 14th 2014, 11:52 pm
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Originally Posted by dodgeroo
I spent several summers in canada when I was a student back in 2004/5 and really liked it. I always said I'd live to go back and work for a year if I had the chance.

I guess I am in a rut and it would be fun to do something different for a bit but at the same time, have a good job in a good team.. Social Work so hit and miss you never know what your team will be like. At the same time I'm not sure I want to do child protection social work anymore, I've only been doing it for 2.5 years but I'm wanting a change. I worry about silly things like christmas.
I'm the same, I'm in a similar area to you being a care worker in children's residential for over 3 years now. Although I love working within this area I have had enough of the long hours, sleep ins and bringing my work home with me.

There is plenty of work for me in the UK and not so much in Canada but it is my chance to try something new and maybe make something of it whether that be for a 1 year, 2 years or permanently.

I think you said you were 31? So we are similar in age and at this time when some people believe you should be 'settled' but that's not always the case.

Just go for it, if you get out the and think this isn't for me at least you gave it a go.

Can't help you with Christmas I am afraid, I don't like it very much although will miss my family
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