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ljcni99 Mar 6th 2011 8:03 pm

Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 
Hi. Im new to this forum so go easy. lol

A quick insight to me. Im 22, married but no children. My wife and I are sick of the rat race in this country. We have both always be attrced to moving away. Not for an easier life, just a better quality.

My wife is currently unemployed after recovering from a liver transplant. I am a qualified electrical maintenance engineer with 5 year experience.

We are in the process of trying to plan a working holiday to canada and maybe australia. But i guess my main concern is Canada accepting my qualification.

I guess my question is about te job prospects at my age? FOr the working holiday were hoping to get a job in a resort either in ontario or vancouver

If anyone has ever done this or something similar i would appreciate your comments.

Thanks

Ljcni99

fledermaus Mar 6th 2011 8:09 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 

Originally Posted by ljcni99 (Post 9221869)
Hi. Im new to this forum so go easy. lol

A quick insight to me. Im 22, married but no children. My wife and I are sick of the rat race in this country. We have both always be attrced to moving away. Not for an easier life, just a better quality.

My wife is currently unemployed after recovering from a liver transplant. I am a qualified electrical maintenance engineer with 5 year experience.

We are in the process of trying to plan a working holiday to canada and maybe australia. But i guess my main concern is Canada accepting my qualification.

I guess my question is about te job prospects at my age? FOr the working holiday were hoping to get a job in a resort either in ontario or vancouver

If anyone has ever done this or something similar i would appreciate your comments.

Thanks

Ljcni99

BUNAC would be the way to go for a working holiday.
Your wife's health may cause some problems for insurance, covering existing conditions and related meds.
If in the future you applied for PR she may well have problems at the medical stage.

Wolfie and Will Mar 6th 2011 8:22 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 
we applied when we were 23 and are still waiting for PR at the age of 25 but are hoping to go out on an IEC this year while we wait....We didn't want to start off our married life in the UK.

ljcni99 Mar 6th 2011 8:23 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 
Yea I no that my wifes health maybe a problem. We have been on holidays since her op and managed to get insurance. But it will still be hard. We will have to deal with that when it comes to it.

Ive been researching Bunac. but have read mixed reviews. Some say better doing it yourself and save money while others says its a great thing.

Thanks for the reply

ljcni99 Mar 6th 2011 8:26 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 
wolfie...

when you and your wife go out what are you going to do for jobs. Thats the part im sort of worried about.

I no bunac helps you find a job, is it hartd to find one if we go out by ourselves?

fledermaus Mar 6th 2011 8:36 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 

Originally Posted by ljcni99 (Post 9221915)
Yea I no that my wifes health maybe a problem. We have been on holidays since her op and managed to get insurance. But it will still be hard. We will have to deal with that when it comes to it.

Ive been researching Bunac. but have read mixed reviews. Some say better doing it yourself and save money while others says its a great thing.

Thanks for the reply

What do you mean by doing it yourself? BUNAC would be the only way you can get into Canada unless you have a job to come to or your job is on the 'list' and you have enough experience after qualifying. It's very hard to get a job in Canada from the UK. You will also have to take the local certification exams to work as an electrician.

You need to know that the Canadian healthcare system does not cover medications so even if you did get PR you would be paying for those unless you had a job with health insurance. People are refused after medicals if they have a condition that is likely to cost the healthcare system more than $5000 a year.

Wolfie and Will Mar 6th 2011 8:44 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 
We will find jobs!

nikki dreaming Mar 6th 2011 9:06 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 
also not 100% sure you can apply for bunac as a couple/married

ljcni99 Mar 6th 2011 9:18 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 
no we cant. well we can put on all the forms we are marrie dna d send them in together but they have to be two seperate forms

Auld Yin Mar 6th 2011 11:15 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 

Originally Posted by ljcni99 (Post 9222008)
no we cant. well we can put on all the forms we are marrie dna d send them in together but they have to be two seperate forms

I notice you didn't comment on cost of medical care in Canada. I have personal experience of post-transplant care and medications. The anti-rejection drugs will probably run between $1,000 and $3,000 monthly, if not more.Your wife will require regular clinic attendance at a major transplant hospital and possible procedures such as ultra-sounds and bone scans. She will need to do blood tests at least quarterly.

Alberta_Rose Mar 7th 2011 12:24 am

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 

Originally Posted by fledermaus (Post 9221943)
What do you mean by doing it yourself? BUNAC would be the only way you can get into Canada

As from this year, you can apply for an IEC (Canada work experience) visa directly from Immigration Canada, without going through BUNAC.

Come on Batty, keep up! :p

fledermaus Mar 7th 2011 12:40 am

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 

Originally Posted by Alberta_Rose (Post 9222233)
As from this year, you can apply for an IEC (Canada work experience) visa directly from Immigration Canada, without going through BUNAC.

Come on Batty, keep up! :p

I consider myself chatised. :o

billyphatu Mar 7th 2011 10:06 am

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 

Originally Posted by ljcni99 (Post 9221922)
what are you going to do for jobs. Thats the part im sort of worried about.

I no bunac helps you find a job, is it hartd to find one if we go out by ourselves?

BUNAC's help isn't really worth the money in my opinion. It still requires a lot of effort on your part; it's not like Bunac just hand you a job.

If you've got a CV and the right attitude, you'll find some kind of work eventually just by walking the streets and asking around, same as UK (if not easier). Some prep work from the UK might benefit as well.

ann m Mar 7th 2011 2:32 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 

Originally Posted by Auld Yin (Post 9222147)
I notice you didn't comment on cost of medical care in Canada. I have personal experience of post-transplant care and medications. The anti-rejection drugs will probably run between $1,000 and $3,000 monthly, if not more.Your wife will require regular clinic attendance at a major transplant hospital and possible procedures such as ultra-sounds and bone scans. She will need to do blood tests at least quarterly.

This sounds like the most pertinent post so far - and should be taken on board. How long ago was your wife's op? And what is your consultant's five year plan with regards to this, check ups, meds, etc. I presume you don't just get sent home and told "good luck" ?!

Seriously - with regards to potential medical care, costs, meds - and the crucial need for buying extra medical cover or having an employer that pays for this, let alone any issues that may arise from the Medical for Permanent Residency in due course, lots of research is needed.

I'm not saying it's not possible - far from it - but you need to go in with your eyes wide open. :)

fledermaus Mar 7th 2011 3:27 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 

Originally Posted by ann m (Post 9223405)
This sounds like the most pertinent post so far - and should be taken on board. How long ago was your wife's op? And what is your consultant's five year plan with regards to this, check ups, meds, etc. I presume you don't just get sent home and told "good luck" ?!

Seriously - with regards to potential medical care, costs, meds - and the crucial need for buying extra medical cover or having an employer that pays for this, let alone any issues that may arise from the Medical for Permanent Residency in due course, lots of research is needed.

I'm not saying it's not possible - far from it - but you need to go in with your eyes wide open. :)

Ah but he's ignoring posts on heathcare in Canada. #2 and 6

rockycove Mar 7th 2011 4:22 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 
I don't think your too young. I came over to Canada when I was 21 straight out of university and I ll be 26 this month. Your doing the right thing by coming on a working holiday first, its not all plain sailing here.

Alan2005 Mar 7th 2011 4:28 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 

Originally Posted by ljcni99 (Post 9221869)
A quick insight to me. Im 22, married but no children. My wife and I are sick of the rat race in this country.

I don't know about being too young to emigrate. But you are far too young to be the burned out husks your post indicates. Tired of the rat race at 22... pfft, the youth of today have no stamina.

readytomove Mar 7th 2011 7:11 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 
We started saving at 22, put in the application at 25 and moved at 26. From everything I've heard, it's far easier while you are young and have no kids to worry about.

cheeky_monkey Mar 8th 2011 7:01 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 

Originally Posted by Alan2005 (Post 9223671)
I don't know about being too young to emigrate. But you are far too young to be the burned out husks your post indicates. Tired of the rat race at 22... pfft, the youth of today have no stamina.

Exactly if you can make it in the UK you can make it anywhere.... at 22 sounds like its a little bit too much like hard work so ill try somewhere else..lightweights

Lorna at Vicenza Mar 8th 2011 7:12 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 
Perhaps I was the opposite.
At 22 and even less, I thought I was a prefect age to try out another country.
At that age I thought I was far too young to marry.
Each to their own.

phat-dave Mar 8th 2011 7:53 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 

Originally Posted by Lorna at Vicenza (Post 9226389)
Perhaps I was the opposite.
At 22 and even less, I thought I was a prefect age to try out another country.
At that age I thought I was far too young to marry.
Each to their own.

+1 best response here

Oink Mar 8th 2011 7:58 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 

Originally Posted by ljcni99 (Post 9221869)
Hi. Im new to this forum so go easy. lol

A quick insight to me. Im 22, married but no children. My wife and I are sick of the rat race in this country. We have both always be attrced to moving away. Not for an easier life, just a better quality.

My wife is currently unemployed after recovering from a liver transplant. I am a qualified electrical maintenance engineer with 5 year experience.

We are in the process of trying to plan a working holiday to canada and maybe australia. But i guess my main concern is Canada accepting my qualification.

I guess my question is about te job prospects at my age? FOr the working holiday were hoping to get a job in a resort either in ontario or vancouver

If anyone has ever done this or something similar i would appreciate your comments.

Thanks

Ljcni99

Become an outdoor adventure guide, a lobster fisherman or do a Ph.D in 13th century Chinese pottery. If you think the 'rat race' is bad in the UK you should try over here, its like retirement but with a job.

zRichi Mar 8th 2011 9:19 pm

Re: Too young to thinkn about emmigrating?
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 9226467)
Become an outdoor adventure guide, a lobster fisherman or do a Ph.D in 13th century Chinese pottery. If you think the 'rat race' is bad in the UK you should try over here, its like retirement but with a job.

Lol, f**king love it.
I remember someone said moving to canada was like retiring to devon but in your 30s.

Surely its not that bad.


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