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Anyone Moved To Canada From Usa?

Discussion in 'Indians in Canada' started by gknew, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. gknew

    gknew Gold IL'ite

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    Hi,
    Need some help from ILs. We are currently in USA. Dh got a job transfer option to Canada. It's a local transfer within the company. He works for a product based company.
    I don't know anyone in Canada. He wants to move to Canada. The reason which he have was,
    - Visa issues here in usa. We are on h1b visa and our visa is valid till next September. We can apply for extension. We have i140 approved recently. But it takes 20 years to get the green card. So my dh says, he don't want to wait 20yrs to see if we get green card or not. My son is in second grade and dh is concerned about his education. If we have to go back to India in the middle of his education, dh feels how the kid will be adjusted to the educational system in India. In case if we wait for 15years for green card and it got rejected that time, how the kid will continue college in India if he did school in usa. We can't afford as an international student in the usa for his college. So it will be tough to move back to India that time.
    This is the dh question and concern.

    So, he wanted to move to Canada and try PR there. He don't want to wait few more years till our visas are extending here. He says , it will be difficult to move to another country in 40s. With IELTS score and everything.
    He is in late 30s now.

    I am looking for some inputs from anyone who moved to Canada from the USA.

    How was your experience?
    How do you feel moving to Canada? Will you recommend to move to Canada?
    We might move to Toronto. So, anyone from there?
    How is education system and living in Canada?
    How is your social life?
    How about weather? I am only concerned about weather..I am in Atlanta now. I am ok with this weather. We don't have snow. It's sunny here for 8 months. I am not very good with cold climate. I have some sinus issues and the winter in Atlanta was little difficult earlier and now I am used to it. I heard weather is the only drawback in Canada. So, I am saying no to my husband for moving to Canada considering the weather.

    How about healthcare?

    Any inputs anyone?

    Thank you
     
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  2. MalStrom

    MalStrom IL Hall of Fame

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    Toronto is very cold. We have a forum member from Canada: Rakhii, but I have not seen her in a while.
     
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    Thank you @MalStrom. How about vancouver ? Is there any place in Canada to consider to move ? Like any commonly recommended place.
     
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    MY SIL hates cold too- but she and her entire family moved to Canada for the same reasons. Please do it. It's point-based. Considering your DH is in 30s is very helpful.
     
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    Where they moved? Which place?
     
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    Toronto. She moved to Canada in April and now they are already buying a house.
    Healthcare is better. Otherwise everything similar to US.
     
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    I live in MI and I have been to Toronto many times. Lot of Indian families live in Brandon and Mississauga area.
     
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    That's awesome. Buying a house withing few months of moving. I think this can happen only in countries like Canada. I don't see this in USA. People will take a lot of time here to buy a house.
    Actually, my dh wanted to buy a house here and we have been searching since this Jan. Stopped since covid started. So he says, he want to buy a house soon and settle down in a place. So that we feel like it's a home city. But I am concerned about visa rejections and holding him back from buying a house here.

    So, he decided to move to a country where PR is easy. We tried australia, but his company is not transferring employees to australia currently. So we got the option of canada.
     
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    Vancouver is a lovely place but has a very high cost of living, especially housing.
     
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    Do you know anyone who moved from usa to Canada? How do they feel about living in Canada?
     

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