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Old Feb 16th 2023, 8:55 pm
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Default Re: Pensioner wanting to move to Canada

Originally Posted by steviewinder546
But what you say about other provinces is heartening to hear.

We certainly would consider other areas and as regards jobs, well, if Canadian employers offer us jobs bearing in mind our ages, we would jump at the chance!
I think the job/employment sponsorship is certainly a long shot tbh, but you could give it a go - nothing to lose so why not?!

There are quite a few PNP options for those without job offers, but we'd need to know a lot more info about you to be able to suggest any (your net worth, your CRS score, your FSW score, any business experience you or your wife have, etc). So it may be easiest for you to look at all of them and work your way through to see what you may be eligible for. Have a look at MB and SK first.

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Old Feb 16th 2023, 9:07 pm
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Why not just step gently into your retirement (by the way, many of us are "Old Geezers" here!!) and do a little travelling?
Canada is a beautiful country, but the planet is big and there are so many places to experience.
I would suggest Scandinavia, Western Europe and Eastern Europe, not forgetting the Republic of Ireland of course..
Yes, Brexit has thrown a spanner in the works in some cases, but go look around, soak it up and enjoy your well earned retirement days.
Who knows you might find that little bit of paradise somewhere else?

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Default Re: Pensioner wanting to move to Canada

Originally Posted by calman014
Why not just step gently into your retirement (by the way, many of us are "Old Geezers" here!!) and do a little travelling?
Canada is a beautiful country, but the planet is big and there are so many places to experience.
I would suggest Scandinavia, Western Europe and Eastern Europe, not forgetting the Republic of Ireland of course..
Yes, Brexit has thrown a spanner in the works in some cases, but go look around, soak it up and enjoy your well earned retirement days.
Who knows you might find that little bit of paradise somewhere else?

Good luck.
Well said and it might open up new opportunities and places to explore. Despite Brexit there are still plenty of options closer to home and no need to move your whole life to the other side of the globe.
We'll be taking the ferry to Bilbao from Ireland again before driving down to Girona and I can highly recommend the North of Spain if the OP is a nature lover. Especially between Asturias and Cantabria you can have the best of both worlds and it's very easy to get there from the UK with your own car. It's true and paradise can be right on your doorstep.
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
at 65 moving to a new country is an enormous upheaval. Having to move back to the UK when you are 75, doesn’t bear thinking about IMO.
Your age as they say is just a number, I know basket cases who are in their 40s and people who run marathons in their 70s!
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Old Feb 17th 2023, 1:11 am
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Default Re: Pensioner wanting to move to Canada

Originally Posted by Moses2013
Well said and it might open up new opportunities and places to explore. Despite Brexit there are still plenty of options closer to home and no need to move your whole life to the other side of the globe.
We'll be taking the ferry to Bilbao from Ireland again before driving down to Girona and I can highly recommend the North of Spain if the OP is a nature lover. Especially between Asturias and Cantabria you can have the best of both worlds and it's very easy to get there from the UK with your own car. It's true and paradise can be right on your doorstep.
Thank you very much for your reply and also thanks to you all!

Perhaps it’s apt to say why we were pushing to move to Canada…let’s say, when family relations were good, we used to visit Canada regularly, and even opened up bank accounts there using my son’s address.
We had then thought we would retire there!

But we left it too late, and to tell the truth, who in their 60s wants to start a new job!

So we will still have to there as tourists in order to close the bank account and withdraw our cash etc

The cost of health care there sounds scary so that’s a major turnoff.

As other posters have said, there are plenty of places closer by to move to, even though Brexit has spoilt that. We did say we would either just move to sunny Scotland or if not, Spain or Greece would be an option. Worse case scenario and we will choose a nice rural place in Scotland to live and just travel much as we can!

Far as health is concerned, we are both relatively lucky, no major problems and certainly not basket cases just yet touchwood! We do go for long walks and I’m an avid cyclist as well. I used to jog too but gave it up last year due to a dodgy knee!

So yes, at least we looked at all the variables, and no regrets. Now then…wonder what the weather’s like tomorrow, so I can jump on my motorbike and go for a nice ride …!!



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Default Re: Pensioner wanting to move to Canada

Originally Posted by steviewinder546
Thank you very much for your reply and also thanks to you all!

Perhaps it’s apt to say why we were pushing to move to Canada…let’s say, when family relations were good, we used to visit Canada regularly, and even opened up bank accounts there using my son’s address.
We had then thought we would retire there!

But we left it too late, and to tell the truth, who in their 60s wants to start a new job!

So we will still have to there as tourists in order to close the bank account and withdraw our cash etc

The cost of health care there sounds scary so that’s a major turnoff.

As other posters have said, there are plenty of places closer by to move to, even though Brexit has spoilt that. We did say we would either just move to sunny Scotland or if not, Spain or Greece would be an option. Worse case scenario and we will choose a nice rural place in Scotland to live and just travel much as we can!

Far as health is concerned, we are both relatively lucky, no major problems and certainly not basket cases just yet touchwood! We do go for long walks and I’m an avid cyclist as well. I used to jog too but gave it up last year due to a dodgy knee!

So yes, at least we looked at all the variables, and no regrets. Now then…wonder what the weather’s like tomorrow, so I can jump on my motorbike and go for a nice ride …!!
If weather is a priority for you, and you don't have a family reason to move to Canada, I would suggest that Canada is far from an ideal place to retire to. There is a reason why the majority of Canadians live in the wedge of Canada between Michgan and Maine. But bear in mind that most Americans consider that Michigan, Maine, and upstate NY in between, are frozen wastelands in the winter.

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Old Feb 17th 2023, 3:09 am
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Default Re: Pensioner wanting to move to Canada

Originally Posted by steviewinder546
Thank you very much for your reply and also thanks to you all!

Perhaps it’s apt to say why we were pushing to move to Canada…let’s say, when family relations were good, we used to visit Canada regularly, and even opened up bank accounts there using my son’s address.
We had then thought we would retire there!

But we left it too late, and to tell the truth, who in their 60s wants to start a new job!

So we will still have to there as tourists in order to close the bank account and withdraw our cash etc

The cost of health care there sounds scary so that’s a major turnoff.

As other posters have said, there are plenty of places closer by to move to, even though Brexit has spoilt that. We did say we would either just move to sunny Scotland or if not, Spain or Greece would be an option. Worse case scenario and we will choose a nice rural place in Scotland to live and just travel much as we can!

Far as health is concerned, we are both relatively lucky, no major problems and certainly not basket cases just yet touchwood! We do go for long walks and I’m an avid cyclist as well. I used to jog too but gave it up last year due to a dodgy knee!

So yes, at least we looked at all the variables, and no regrets. Now then…wonder what the weather’s like tomorrow, so I can jump on my motorbike and go for a nice ride …!!

You can transfer your money to a UK account electronically. I would imagine you can also close the account either electronically or in writing.

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