Moving to a new place can be a little unnerving. Always remember, however, that you’re not the only one. Hundreds of people move to Canada each day from various locations across the globe. We’ve share blogs on moving to Canada to help you understand how others deal with the process. Enjoy!
Rach Heals (Ireland)
“Hi, my name’s Rachel and I’m an Irish lass who’s been living in Van City since June 2009 (my, where does the time go?!), and lovin’ every darn minute. It’s hard not to!
It really is a cool place with cool weather, cool people and an even cooler laidback attitude. I’m hoping that by the time I return to the Emerald Isle I’ll have the PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) that makes this city what it is. Feel free to learn with me.
Also, check out my sister photoblog – aroomwithaviewenglishbay.blogspot.com – for some spectacular views (if I do say so myself!) of the ever-changing English Bay.”
Gemma Galbraith (Scotland)
“Hi, I’m Gemma from Scotland. Looking for a new adventure, I decided to move to Vancouver alone in July 2011, and have revealed the ups and downs of my experiences so my friends and family back home could keep up with my journey. Since arriving in Van City, I have found a job, a home and a great bunch of friends, and I am loving the adventures that living in this beautiful, friendly and multi-cultural city brings!”
Nick and Nathalie (England & Scotland)
“We are Nick and Natalie, an English guy and a Scottish girl that met in October 2011 and were a couple by the next month. We have decided to move to Vancouver in Canada together and this blog is where we’ll be posting everything about our experience of applying for a visa, preparation for moving, and everything we get up to once we get there in March 2013.”
Aimee L’amour (England)
“I’m Aimée L’amour, and for as long as I can remember I have wanted to live in Vancouver. As a child I heard wonderous tales of this faraway place where the the inhabitants were creative, friendly and lived a lifestyle that you could only dream of in grey Birmingham. After a holiday to Whistler in March 2011, I decided enough was enough — I was going to live my dream. This is my blog to help others who are thinking of making the big move and help them out with practical advice or a bit or reassurance. Go for it! You won’t be disappointed.”
Diego Marchi (Italy)
“Ciao a tutti! Sono Diego ed arrivo direttamente dall’Italia (più precisamente Udine)! Mi sono trasferito a Vancouver con la mia ragazza ed un nostro amico ormai 7 mesi fa, sfruttando il visto Vacanza-Lavoro messo a disposizione dall’ambasciata canadese. Abbiamo deciso di provare quest’avventura per fuggire dal nostro, purtroppo, disastrato paese, alla ricerca di un futuro sereno e di una prospettiva migliore rispetto alla mera sopravvivenza.
Abbiamo raccolto le nostre storie in un blog, dove condividiamo la nostra esperienza in terra Canadese!
Troverete racconti, impressioni personali, consigli per chi vuole provare un’avventura come la nostra e chi si sta preparando ad affrontarla!
Lizzie Gross (England)
“I’m Lizzie, and in January 2011 I did something that many (myself included) would call life-changing and moved to Vancouver from Southampton, England, on a working holiday visa. After two days in Vancouver I moved into an apartment I loved, after one month I landed my perfect career job, and after two months I applied to stay in Canada for a second year. Moving abroad was the best thing I ever did, and I consider my adventure a ‘move’ rather than a trip or a holiday. Whatever anyone says, it is possible to find work, friends and a new life in Vancouver, and I hope this blog can inspire you all to do the same.”
Tracey Walker (Ireland)
“Hi, I’m Tracey. I am 29 and made the move from Ireland to Vancouver. Been here since November 2011 and felt I wanted some way of describing my experiences here in Vancouver while helping others in the same situation. I am hoping it will also give me a chance to meet with other people.”
Michele Zamuner (Italia)
Ciao, sono Michela dall’Italia. Sono arrivata a Vancouver per uno stage a settembre 2011, pensando di restarci solo tre mesi. Ma mi sono innamorata di questa fantastica città e ho deciso di rimanere fino alla scadenza del mio visto Working Holiday! Questo è il mio blog, una raccolta di impressioni, momenti, idee su Vancouver, la città più bella del mondo.