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Is it REALLY much better????

Old Jul 14th 2012, 5:25 am
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Default Re: Is it REALLY much better????

Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
Or, like I said earlier, moving from the UK to Canada (or USA) affords Brits a one-time cashing-in opportunity to buy a "better" lifestyle, which is all but impossible to do in the other direction. Many people just can't afford to move back.
I think the 'cash in situation' has certainly dropped for emigrants from UK to Canada, may still be true, but not nearly as much compared to when the Pound was at 2.25 per 1 Canadian/US Dollar and our house prices were much lower at that time.

I help many lonely and homesick Brits move back by saving them thousands in oceanfreight, it's a shame because I'd rather see them stay.
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Old Jul 14th 2012, 5:32 am
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Originally Posted by el_richo
But by your point earlier, more uk folks move to Spain (or France) than Canada. So by your own rules, they must be better, and have better opportunities than, Canada.

I forget your answer but what are the better opportunities again?
The average person moving for gainful employment cannot be compared to the masses that may move to France or Spain because they are already sitting on a lump of gold, retiring or close to retirement, and are simply seeking a better climate.

For Canadian Opportunities visit - http://www.expo-canada.com/
and. . . Why?
http://www.expo-canada.com/why_canada.aspx
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Default Re: Is it REALLY much better????

Originally Posted by Hawk13
Really? Impossible? I'd be curious to understand that mentality.

I'm currently looking to move back to Scotland and even with the "recession" have been told that it's not all doom and gloom.

I have a good job here in Canada and don't really want for anything financially. Thanks to my divorce years earlier, I've already liquidated everything, so I don't have burden of the major house asset selling issue that most others have. Figuring out a comparative job and salary in the UK and if I could land that job and salary seems viable and is currently in the works. From what I've gathered, cost of living is relative and shouldn't be a problem.

A better lifestyle isn't always about the amount of money you have or you think you have - unfortunately, I've had to learn that the hard way but at least I've learned from it.
+1 the moving back bit, not the divorce bit

If I go back to Scotland, it would be pretty much mortgage free too, thanks to smart real estate investing here.
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...yes my opinion is completely subjective but remarkably still true.
Brilliant

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5) When you find out, please tell me how many Canadians settled/admitted into the UK in 2010?
What's the point? I think it's generally accepted that more brits come here than Canadians go to the UK. However, your interpretation that this implies Canada is "better" is something that you've just made that up.

It could equally mean jings's standard of living step, or the fact that north americans are generally very parochial and don't travel abroad much for holidays, let alone to live.
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Old Jul 14th 2012, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by rdashmore
The average person moving for gainful employment cannot be compared to the masses that may move to France or Spain because they are already sitting on a lump of gold, retiring or close to retirement, and are simply seeking a better climate.

For Canadian Opportunities visit - http://www.expo-canada.com/
and. . . Why?
http://www.expo-canada.com/why_canada.aspx
So your previous view of the country with the highest immigration figures wins is incorrect then.

Do you believe Australia has better opportunities than Canada? Is so, other than more brits move there, why?

Your links tell me nothing as to why Canada has better opportunities than the UK. Do you not agree that both countries can offer different opportunities to people? Some better and some not?

Nova scotia has a higher unemployment rate than the UK. Does this mean the UK has better opportunities, in your view?

Actually, can you give me your definition of opportunities. Are we talking as a whole? Sports? Education? Work? Travel? Health? Retirement?

I'm genuinely confused how you can think a whole country has better opportunities in everything, for every one, when compared to another whole country.

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Default Re: Is it REALLY much better????

Originally Posted by el_richo
So your previous view of the country with the highest immigration figures wins is incorrect then.

Do you believe Australia has better opportunities than Canada? Is so, other than more brits move there, why?

Your links tell me nothing as to why Canada has better opportunities than the UK. Do you not agree that both countries can offer different opportunities to people? Some better and some not?

Nova scotia has a higher unemployment rate than the UK. Does this mean the UK has better opportunities, in your view?

Actually, can you give me your definition of opportunities. Are we talking as a whole? Sports? Education? Work? Travel? Health? Retirement?

I'm genuinely confused how you can think a whole country has better opportunities in everything, for every one, when compared to another whole country.

Well this has got me thinking...you don't get many Somali pirates on this forum...
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Well this has got me thinking...you don't get many Somali pirates on this forum...
What does that have to do with Canada or the UK?

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Originally Posted by el_richo
I think he meant the Smiley Police not the Somali Pirates for your continued excessive use of a smiley. Maybe
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Originally Posted by el_richo
What does that have to do with Canada or the UK?

Exactly. I just hope they aren't being excluded
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Originally Posted by Hawk13
I think he meant the Smiley Police not the Somali Pirates for your continued excessive use of a smiley. Maybe
Hypocrite.

Still, can you explain where my excess use is? If you could link to posts, that would be great. Cheers <thumbs up>

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Originally Posted by didikai
Exactly. I just hope they aren't being excluded
Nope, they're enjoying life in canada by the looks of things.
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We may agree on a few things
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Emerse yourself in YOUR life, not the media's or other peoples.
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I guess the main difference is i had 5 major cities within commuting distance and work opportunities
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Probably as many people live in them as they do chav infested hell holes
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15% drop forecasted for Vancouver so at least it'll bring prices a little closer to its natural levels
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Originally Posted by el_richo
It's funny, young people are complaining about the same thing in Canada. Who'd have thunk it

Median house price in Vancouver is ~$700k whereas Median household income is ~$68k. Work out the affordability with your economics 101

Welcome to Canada
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Just don't forget to live life where you're at now otherwise you'll miss some really good bits
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Ha, no i've been in a couple of meetings so i've needed something to take my mind off them

Maybe it's the looming parenthood that's switching on some extra brain receptors
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Oh i've been sleep deprived for years already
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I'm pretty sure it's temporary
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Heres hoping
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On that money you'd probably have to fly Air Transpoo too
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There are not many rich men in this world then

This board shows how poor most are
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Surely if you're happy with your lot in life you wouldn't want a change

Either way, I'd not move to Canada for less than $100k. Moreso without a job
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I call that a Vacation. I usually do it a couple of times a year

I didn't say everyone

My next vacation will no doubt be around the time i'm looking to change my routine a little
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I've learned to appreciate everything i have in life. Today is always the best day in the world
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Nope, it's because more youngsters are off their faces on drugs in Canada so they're a little more lethargic
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In the same place as your irrefutable evidence countering
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I'm having leftover Thai food for lunch. I'm very excited
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We really are two peas in a pod you and I Jericho
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Oooh, if i go through your posting history, will i find anything in there showing critisism without construct?
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Like hairdressers, humour, and drivers, they're much better in the UK
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The Blue Moon in Sidney on Vancouver Island does proper chips and a cracking batter on their huge portions of fish. It's the best of the bunch for me so far, but too far away to make it a regular.
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How do you explain

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So Australia and Spain have better opportunities than Canada
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So your previous view of the country

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What does that have to do with Canada or the UK?

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Hypocrite.

Still, can you explain where my excess use is? If you could link to posts, that would be great. Cheers <thumbs up>
LOL - it was the "confused" ones that the police were worried about.
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