Newcomers to the Canada forum
Welcome to the British Expats forum. Here are some tips for finding your way around the parts of the website that pertain to Canada.
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 Tips on using the forum
 Search previous discussion threads
The forum's search feature is very useful for finding previous discussion threads about a given topic, please do use it and check to see if you can find the answer you're looking for before asking a question, as it may be one that's been answered before.
 Searching for cities
To find tips on searching previous discussion threads for information about large cities like Toronto and Vancouver, please see the Wiki article called Searching for cities.
 Frequent Topics / Wiki
 Pros and Cons of Canada
The article entitled Canada versus Australia lists the main advantages and disadvantages of Canada from the point of view of a British expat.
Some newcomers to this forum have not yet decided whether they would prefer Canada or Australia. This Wiki article provides you with a rough comparison of the two countries.
The BE Wiki article called Regions of Canada provides a broad brushstrokes description of this vast country's regions.
Since pre-arranged employment has become so critical to gaining entry to Canada and since an awareness of labour shortages has become more essential to the immigration process, you may find it useful to read the BE Wiki article called Where to live.
New comers to the BE website often ask whether or not it is worthwhile hiring an immigration consultant. Opinions on this forum are divided. To help you decide for yourself, this Wiki tells you the pros and cons of using the sevices of an immigration consultant.
For most newcomers to the forum, the most pertinent information about immigration is contained in the Wiki article called Quick Guide to Canadian Immigration.
When you feel ready to get into more detail, it is recommended that you read Citizenship and Immigration Canada's website.
The Canadian Immigration section of the British Expats Wiki also has more articles on immigration.
When members of the forum discuss immigration matters, they frequently resort to acronyms. If you don't know what the initials stand for, you may feel as if you're drowning in alphabet soup. This Wiki is intended to be your lifeline. http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Canadian_Abbreviations
Although there are variations across the spectrum, annual leave in Canada tends to be shorter than in the UK or Australia. This article explains the situation and the question of whether or not it matters.
Many new comers to the forum ask if it's useful to go to Canada on a recce trip. Yes, it most certainly is. This article contains valuable suggestions for getting the most out of your recce.
The article addresses both short-term and long-term accommodation rentals.
The Wiki section of the British Expats has over 300 articles on Canada. If a topic that is of interest to you is not listed here, do check the Wiki, because the issue may very well have been addressed there.
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