Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Canada
Reload this Page >

Why leave the UK for Canada?

Why leave the UK for Canada?

Old Oct 22nd 2012, 9:23 am
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Polar Bear's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Fraser Valley British Columbia
Posts: 127
Polar Bear will become famous soon enough
Default Why leave the UK for Canada?

What do you expect to find? How will it improve your life of ou and your family?
Polar Bear is offline  
Old Oct 22nd 2012, 9:33 am
  #2  
ModerĪ±tor Emeritus
 
iaink's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Upstate South Carolina
Posts: 30,771
iaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Why leave the UK for Canada?

Less petty crime, less day to day stress, 4 very different seasons, more bang for my property buck, less pressure on my kids to be anything but kids.


YMMV...
iaink is offline  
Old Oct 22nd 2012, 9:56 am
  #3  
Nuther day in paradise.ca
 
magnumpi's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Ajax, Ontario
Posts: 7,263
magnumpi has a reputation beyond reputemagnumpi has a reputation beyond reputemagnumpi has a reputation beyond reputemagnumpi has a reputation beyond reputemagnumpi has a reputation beyond reputemagnumpi has a reputation beyond reputemagnumpi has a reputation beyond reputemagnumpi has a reputation beyond reputemagnumpi has a reputation beyond reputemagnumpi has a reputation beyond reputemagnumpi has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Why leave the UK for Canada?

Originally Posted by Polar Bear
What do you expect to find?

I expect to find that the world is round and there is life beyond Ireland

How will it improve your life of you and your family?

My detached house, hot looooong summers, Caribbean holidays and cruises, many boys toys, and expendable income is the way i have improved my life for me and my family

Last edited by magnumpi; Oct 22nd 2012 at 9:58 am.
magnumpi is offline  
Old Oct 22nd 2012, 10:09 am
  #4  
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 12,830
Aviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Why leave the UK for Canada?

Originally Posted by Polar Bear
What do you expect to find? How will it improve your life of ou and your family?
A long strip of black asphalt with pretty lights and stuff.

I'll be home for supper.
Aviator is offline  
Old Oct 22nd 2012, 10:11 am
  #5  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 468
SambaDeAmigo has a reputation beyond reputeSambaDeAmigo has a reputation beyond reputeSambaDeAmigo has a reputation beyond reputeSambaDeAmigo has a reputation beyond reputeSambaDeAmigo has a reputation beyond reputeSambaDeAmigo has a reputation beyond reputeSambaDeAmigo has a reputation beyond reputeSambaDeAmigo has a reputation beyond reputeSambaDeAmigo has a reputation beyond reputeSambaDeAmigo has a reputation beyond reputeSambaDeAmigo has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Why leave the UK for Canada?

Dumb checkout systems that can be exploited in supermarkets. The Canadians haven't smartened up like Tesco and Sainsburys yet

Other than that, better life I guess
SambaDeAmigo is offline  
Old Oct 22nd 2012, 10:17 am
  #6  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,710
gryphea has a reputation beyond reputegryphea has a reputation beyond reputegryphea has a reputation beyond reputegryphea has a reputation beyond reputegryphea has a reputation beyond reputegryphea has a reputation beyond reputegryphea has a reputation beyond reputegryphea has a reputation beyond reputegryphea has a reputation beyond reputegryphea has a reputation beyond reputegryphea has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Why leave the UK for Canada?

skiing
gryphea is offline  
Old Oct 22nd 2012, 10:20 am
  #7  
.
 
Oink's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 20,185
Oink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Why leave the UK for Canada?

Because its easier to project than confront reality.
Oink is offline  
Old Oct 22nd 2012, 10:23 am
  #8  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 404
YoshiPal2010 has a reputation beyond reputeYoshiPal2010 has a reputation beyond reputeYoshiPal2010 has a reputation beyond reputeYoshiPal2010 has a reputation beyond reputeYoshiPal2010 has a reputation beyond reputeYoshiPal2010 has a reputation beyond reputeYoshiPal2010 has a reputation beyond reputeYoshiPal2010 has a reputation beyond reputeYoshiPal2010 has a reputation beyond reputeYoshiPal2010 has a reputation beyond reputeYoshiPal2010 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Why leave the UK for Canada?

Originally Posted by SambaDeAmigo
Dumb checkout systems that can be exploited in supermarkets. The Canadians haven't smartened up like Tesco and Sainsburys yet

Other than that, better life I guess
Brits who don't make fun of foreigners.
YoshiPal2010 is offline  
Old Oct 22nd 2012, 10:34 am
  #9  
No really, it doesn't
 
jimmydean's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Rural Nova Scotia
Posts: 1,817
jimmydean has a reputation beyond reputejimmydean has a reputation beyond reputejimmydean has a reputation beyond reputejimmydean has a reputation beyond reputejimmydean has a reputation beyond reputejimmydean has a reputation beyond reputejimmydean has a reputation beyond reputejimmydean has a reputation beyond reputejimmydean has a reputation beyond reputejimmydean has a reputation beyond reputejimmydean has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Why leave the UK for Canada?

Originally Posted by Polar Bear
What do you expect to find? How will it improve your life of ou and your family?
Answer to your two questions......No idea

I did it mostly for adventure which then made me look at the definition of adventure..............often defined as an exciting or unusual experience; it may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome.
The term also broadly refers to any enterprise that is potentially fraught with physical, financial or psychological risk, such as a business venture, a love affair, or other major life undertakings.
Adventurous experiences create psychological and physiological arousal.



seems about right to me...........
jimmydean is offline  
Old Oct 22nd 2012, 10:42 am
  #10  
limey party pooper
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 9,988
bats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Why leave the UK for Canada?

Originally Posted by Polar Bear
What do you expect to find? How will it improve your life of ou and your family?
Hm, we have a slightly bigger house. Much bigger gardens. Bigger cars. No mortgage. No job security. No medical benefits. No job related pensions. No real vacations. It hasn't improved it, just different shit and different fun.
bats is offline  
Old Oct 22nd 2012, 11:02 am
  #11  
no I aint
 
Flogger's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: The dog house
Posts: 2,100
Flogger has a reputation beyond reputeFlogger has a reputation beyond reputeFlogger has a reputation beyond reputeFlogger has a reputation beyond reputeFlogger has a reputation beyond reputeFlogger has a reputation beyond reputeFlogger has a reputation beyond reputeFlogger has a reputation beyond reputeFlogger has a reputation beyond reputeFlogger has a reputation beyond reputeFlogger has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Why leave the UK for Canada?

Originally Posted by Polar Bear
What do you expect to find? How will it improve your life of ou and your family?
I felt I was getting too much vacation time in the UK
Flogger is offline  
Old Oct 22nd 2012, 11:26 am
  #12  
Tea Drinker
 
Danny B's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Kamloops, BC
Posts: 5,387
Danny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Why leave the UK for Canada?

For the sake of the kids
Danny B is offline  
Old Oct 22nd 2012, 12:38 pm
  #13  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Winterpeg
Posts: 773
GC44 has a reputation beyond reputeGC44 has a reputation beyond reputeGC44 has a reputation beyond reputeGC44 has a reputation beyond reputeGC44 has a reputation beyond reputeGC44 has a reputation beyond reputeGC44 has a reputation beyond reputeGC44 has a reputation beyond reputeGC44 has a reputation beyond reputeGC44 has a reputation beyond reputeGC44 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Why leave the UK for Canada?

A different lifestyle, not better just different. Was getting bored with the old one.
Plus the detatched home with land, 2 outrageously large cars, working on the land in summer, skiing in winter.
GC44 is offline  
Old Oct 22nd 2012, 1:30 pm
  #14  
BE user by choice
 
MillieF's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: A Briton, married to a Canadian, now in Fredericton.
Posts: 4,854
MillieF has a reputation beyond reputeMillieF has a reputation beyond reputeMillieF has a reputation beyond reputeMillieF has a reputation beyond reputeMillieF has a reputation beyond reputeMillieF has a reputation beyond reputeMillieF has a reputation beyond reputeMillieF has a reputation beyond reputeMillieF has a reputation beyond reputeMillieF has a reputation beyond reputeMillieF has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Why leave the UK for Canada?

Originally Posted by GC44
A different lifestyle, not better just different. Was getting bored with the old .
+1
MillieF is offline  
Old Oct 22nd 2012, 1:57 pm
  #15  
Eager Beaver!
 
umpalumpa's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Ottawa ON
Posts: 285
umpalumpa has a reputation beyond reputeumpalumpa has a reputation beyond reputeumpalumpa has a reputation beyond reputeumpalumpa has a reputation beyond reputeumpalumpa has a reputation beyond reputeumpalumpa has a reputation beyond reputeumpalumpa has a reputation beyond reputeumpalumpa has a reputation beyond reputeumpalumpa has a reputation beyond reputeumpalumpa has a reputation beyond reputeumpalumpa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Why leave the UK for Canada?

The kids being kids at the cabin fishing and catching frogs on the dock while the grown ups have a few tallboys listening to the loons skating on the Rideau canal in Ottawa (7.8 km long)Four seasons not just wind and rain 12 months of the year and having a house with an heated inground pool is something i thought i would never have unless i won the lotto yep life is a lot better and i have no lpans on going back
umpalumpa is offline  

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.