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Old Jul 16th 2012, 8:18 am
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hi, i am currently in the uk and have 2 companies interested in hiring me, but heres the thing one is in new brunswick and the other calary, i like both sides but not sure where would be best for me and my family, i have 3 girls aged 16,14,12 and also other problem is we have a 1 yr old labrador, and looking both sides having trouble finding a rental house that except dogs, what would anyone advise on either topic, we are hopefully movig out in april 2013.
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From a practical point of view, I'd say get both companies to apply for the LMO and then see if you have a choice after that - given so many LMO's are being refused at the mo, you might find the decision is made for you!

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why are so many being refused is there a problem over there then ???
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Default Re: where to move to - Calgary or NB?

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why are so many being refused is there a problem over there then ???
Just the economic climate, same as pretty much everywhere really. Much higher percentage being refused than a few years ago, if a Canadian can do the job etc.

So I personally would wait and see which you get a LMO for.

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Default Re: where to move to - Calgary or NB?

ok will see what comes through first then. any preference as to which side is better, and what you think about bringing the labrador ????? renting either side seems to be a nightmare with excepting dogs ?
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Do you speak French as NB is officially bilingual where AB isnt but French is spoken in certain parts.
As you are wanting to rent then Im not sure if there will be a huge difference in rental prices. Use kijiji or criagslist to look at rentals as well as other sites for both provinces that accept pets. Be aware of the scams on both sites.
AB probably has more job oppurtunities but being on an LMO will restrict you to that employer. Cost of living in both will be similar give or take a few dollars. AB has mountains NB doesnt. NB has a coastline AB doesnt.
Do your research on both places then pick or if only one positive LMO then that decision has already been made for you.
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hi many thanks for you help.will do my research as much as i can but yes depends where the lmo comes from so fingers crossed we get one.
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We are in Calgary and brought over a young lab. Not as many rentals to chose from but not impossible by any means. We did have to pay a non refundable deposit of $300 - that's pretty standard.

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We are in Calgary and brought over a young lab. Not as many rentals to chose from but not impossible by any means. We did have to pay a non refundable deposit of $300 - that's pretty standard.

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It is no such thing and it is, in fact, illegal if you paid a security deposit as well
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Originally Posted by Almost Canadian
It is no such thing and it is, in fact, illegal if you paid a security deposit as well
I agree. We had two rentals in Edmonton, and wasnt asked for a deposit (for the dog) on either occasion.
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It is no such thing and it is, in fact, illegal if you paid a security deposit as well
Whaaaaaaaaat? We thought it was normal to do so. How and why is it illegal? A few people I have spoken to say their landlords asked for it...

Can you explain more please?
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Default Re: where to move to - Calgary or NB?

we have a labrador too and when we rented an apartment here in Ontario, we weren't asked for any extra $$ upfront either. There was a paragraph in our rental agreement that said we would be responsible for the cost of repairs and/or cleaning required because of the dog, which thankfully wasn't necessary.
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Whaaaaaaaaat? We thought it was normal to do so. How and why is it illegal? A few people I have spoken to say their landlords asked for it...

Can you explain more please?
The maximum a landlord can ask for for a security deposit is the equivalent of a month's rent. See section 43 of this : Residential Tenancies Act

So, if your original security deposit was less than a month's rent, they could ask you to make it up to a month's rent. If you have already paid a security deposit of a month's rent (I have never known this not to be the case), then what they took from you was more than they were permitted to.

Return of security deposits is, IMO, the biggest issue between landlords and tenants. IME, landlords frequently see the security deposit as a bonus to collect at the end of the lease.
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Originally Posted by Denhamgirl
we have a labrador too and when we rented an apartment here in Ontario, we weren't asked for any extra $$ upfront either. There was a paragraph in our rental agreement that said we would be responsible for the cost of repairs and/or cleaning required because of the dog, which thankfully wasn't necessary.
Residential tenancies Acts are a Provincial matter. What applies in one Province may be very different to what applies in another. In Ontario, it is not permissable to exclude pets from a rental property. That is perfectly acceptable in Alberta
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Originally Posted by Almost Canadian
The maximum a landlord can ask for for a security deposit is the equivalent of a month's rent. See section 43 of this : Residential Tenancies Act

So, if your original security deposit was less than a month's rent, they could ask you to make it up to a month's rent. If you have already paid a security deposit of a month's rent (I have never known this not to be the case), then what they took from you was more than they were permitted to.

Return of security deposits is, IMO, the biggest issue between landlords and tenants. IME, landlords frequently see the security deposit as a bonus to collect at the end of the lease.
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