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Old Aug 22nd 2011, 6:33 am
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Hello all, my husband and I are moving to Moncton, NB very soon. He is going at the end of September (my husband is from Moncton) and I am following on with the dog and all my worldly possessions hopefully before christmas.

I guess my biggest fear is will I miss my family and does anyone have any advice they can offer me. My daughter will be 19 in December and will be staying in the uk with her dad.

The other thing I am concerned about is driving in the snow as I understand it gets very deep there.

Last but not least, what products should I consider shipping over with my belongings, that I can't buy in Canada and also items of furniture that really I should bring if replacement cost in Canada would be much higher.

All help gratefully received
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Hello all, my husband and I are moving to Moncton, NB very soon. He is going at the end of September (my husband is from Moncton) and I am following on with the dog and all my worldly possessions hopefully before christmas.

I guess my biggest fear is will I miss my family and does anyone have any advice they can offer me. My daughter will be 19 in December and will be staying in the uk with her dad.

The other thing I am concerned about is driving in the snow as I understand it gets very deep there.

Last but not least, what products should I consider shipping over with my belongings, that I can't buy in Canada and also items of furniture that really I should bring if replacement cost in Canada would be much higher.

All help gratefully received
Hello and welcome to BE.

Staying in touch with family and friends is much, much easier than it used to be...you have cheap international phone calls, Skype, Facebook, email and instant messaging.

I think you would be best to repost your questions about driving in winter, what goods to bring from the UK and any other questions you have about Canada in our Canada forums. The people who frequent those forums are mostly expats living in Canada...they will be able to advise you better than most who post in this foruik.

The link I have given you will direct you to the index page of the main Canada forum. At the top of the page you will see a list of sub forums...the top one being the Immigration Forum. Any questions relating specifically to the immigration process should be posted there. The main forum is for topics relating to Canada and the Maple Leaf is for general chatter. We have a lively group of posters...so you should get many helpful answers to your questions. Please take a few moments to read any sticky threads or announcements that may be posted at the top of each forum's index page.

The BE Wiki is a great source of information...I recommend you take a read through the Canada section.

If you have any problems finding your way around the many BE forums AmyDavid is the concierge for the Canada forums...she will be act as your BE tour guides to help you find your way around.

For any other questions, problems or concerns please contact a moderator. The mods for the Canada forums are Iaink and Christmasoompa.

Good luck with the move. Please shout out if you require assistance with anything around the site.
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Thank you Jerseygirl. You have been really helpful
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Thank you...you are very welcome.

I see you have opened a thread in the Canada forums...hopefully you'll get plenty of tips and good advice.
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Most of what I need to know I will figure out when I get there but its great to know there is an expat community outt there and I am not on my own
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Most of what I need to know I will figure out when I get there but its great to know there is an expat community outt there and I am not on my own
Although BE's forums are a great source of information...for me the beauty of BE is being able to get together with like minds. You know little things we've taken for granted all our lives...when you become an expat you suddenly find that many of those things are no longer there. Our members also provide a great support group for each other. When you have a down day and want to jump on the next place home...it helps tremendously when you find out you're not alone and there are plenty of others who have been there...done that and have got the tee shirt.
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My husband moved to uk when we got married 3 years ago but has been offered a great job in Moncton. I am a pretty transient person by nature but living in another country is probably going to be a lot different from travelling all over. How long have you been an expat?
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My husband moved to uk when we got married 3 years ago but has been offered a great job in Moncton. I am a pretty transient person by nature but living in another country is probably going to be a lot different from travelling all over. How long have you been an expat?
We've lived in the US for 15 years. We spent quite a lot of time in this area before we moved but it didn't prepare us for what life is really like.
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Hello and a big welcome to BE.

Excellent information can be found in the BE Wiki, not forgetting the Living and Moving Abroad forum that will help you, another set of great help is the permanent threads at the TOP of each forum, they are very pertinent to that particular forum and makes sensible reading.

Moderators deal with any problems that arise such as inappropriate posts, spammers etc, you will find their names at the bottom right hand side of each forum's index in bold font.

Please contact me if I can give you any further help.

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