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Forum: Canada
Nov 10th 2009, 4:04 pm
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Posted By Lychee

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Part of the problem, I think, is that the definition of "Canadian" varies depending on which part of Canada you're in. There's no one definition that suits everyone across the country - the country's...
Forum: Canada
Nov 4th 2009, 5:45 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By Lychee

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

I agree.

I think many people have romantic notions of life in Canada. That it is somehow safer or better for kids is one of those romantic notions, if not a downright myth perpetuated by people in...
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2009, 8:52 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By Lychee

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Oh definitely - EA is quite famous for that. It's why the majority of EA staff fled a few years ago and started up their own gaming start-ups, some of which are doing very well for themselves.

And...
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2009, 8:11 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By Lychee

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

It may not be evident to an outsider, but if you're involved in the tech industry (or in my situation, the gaming industry) there is definitely a sense of community in Vancouver, as most people have...
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2009, 7:50 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By Lychee

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

I encourage you to explore East Hastings via Google Street View to see what it's really like. It'll put things into perspective. It's not so much East Hastings as it is Carrall and Cordova and the...
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2009, 7:46 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By Lychee

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

CBD = Central Business District
DTES = Downtown Eastside

East Hastings is a very very long street - most of it's perfectly fine. It's the few blocks around Main and Hastings that's sketchy. You...
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2009, 4:30 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By Lychee

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

2 weeks is standard minimum. Depending on the position, seniority, union, etc - you'll get more.
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2009, 4:29 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By Lychee

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

The lifestyle's completely different because it's not focused around career - it's focused around enjoying the beaches, the forests, the mountains, the islands, and the restaurants. It's not about...
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2009, 4:26 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By Lychee

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

I think initially, before even setting foot in Canada, a lot of people have romantic ideals about the Canadian landscape. "Oh, mountains! Lakes! Rivers! Forests!"... but then they find themselves...
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2009, 8:02 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By Lychee

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Sounds like you need to visit Vancouver or Victoria even for just a weekend. ;)

I'm very serious. It's an hour and 20 minute flight away from you.
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2009, 4:33 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By Lychee

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

I can empathize, but it makes me wonder - is Canada the issue here, or is it that you ended up in Red Deer? (And I am not singling you out - this goes for anyone moving to any rural community in...
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