A ticket outta here.

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  1. Legend
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    Alright, here's the scoop.

    I'm thinking about leaving Canada. In fact, I'm planning on moving to England! However, I'm not sure of how I should go about doing this.
    Anybody have any advice or direction as to how I can get outta here?
    I don't have a passport yet, by the way... Should be soon though.
     
  2. shaunj66

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    I'm curious as to why you'd want to do that? Not that Britain is bad. I love my country...

    Just curious?
     
  3. Legend
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    Oh, I've been wanting to leave Canada for a pretty long time now... Just want to start over a new life in a new place, and I have a few friends in Britain. Besides, I hear that the weather is just GREAT there. [​IMG]
    Seriously, I love weather that people consider to be "crappy"... Rain, fog, mist, whatever. That's like heaven to me.
     
  4. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    Fine, ditch Australia then [​IMG]


    Well good luck with the relocation. England sounds nice except for the weather [​IMG]
     
  5. Darkforce

    Darkforce DERP!

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    No need for a passport just hide in a box and wait! It'll be like Metal Gear Solid! [​IMG]

    I've not ever been abroad let alone moved to a different country, so I'm not speaking from experience but come down for a few weeks, stay with friends to save on cash if possible and travel about the place. England is a small country compared to lots of places like Canada but there's more to England than just the capital. Whilst in England you could look around for a job and flat and look into how you will support yourself financially. And hey if you do move down and don't like it you can always move back!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Legend
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    LOL!!!
    That's the best idea I've heard!
     
  7. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    In England EVERYTHING is higher price. That includes houses, cars and all other expensive items.
    Apart from that it's OK, but our government sucks.

    I want to move to Canada when I'm older...
    - Sam
     
  8. Legend
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    lol wanna trade houses? it's not so bad, other than the fact that it has next to no insulation!
     
  9. Darkforce

    Darkforce DERP!

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    I used to think that way a lot but it's all swings and roundabouts... we pay more for housing but have free (if crappy) healthcare for example. Products will cost more because we have to pay more tax but on the upside our minimum wage is a lot higher. So even if it costs more over here we wouldn't have to work as many hours as someone in the US to buy a particular product.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    I'm 14. I earn £5 ($10) a week.
    Sure! [​IMG]

    - Sam
     
  11. Intruder

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    earn= pocket money? [​IMG]
     
  12. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    earn= Paper round!

    - Sam
     
  13. Bowser128

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    Healthcare isn't free, it's called taxation. Americans pay medical insurance, we pay much higher taxes.

    As for your minimum wage point, ours is less than double the US wage, but products there cost roughly half as much, so in terms of work hours necessary to buy a particular product, it'd be almost exactly the same.
     
  14. FAST6191

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    Personally sporting dual nationality means I am out of here in about a month, the way I see it is that this place is OK but nothing ever happens here (which tends to give rise to the feeling/mindset that something should). As for weather I have lived in Seattle for several months on end (not far from the border as I understand) and the weather is similar.

    One thing I suggest you research heavily is work visas and the like if you plan on making this more permanent (not sure how Canada fits in to the "special arrangement" but it will not be that simple), mass hysteria tends to cause token paperwork additions which frustrate such efforts.

    As for a simple bit of advice, get a handfull of cash (or an account with some in) totaling just over £1000 ($2100 CAD at current exchange) as you run this risk of being hit up for various charges if you do move here (national insurance, council tax, deposits, car insurance (rent until you get sorted) and such will strip your first few weeks/months wages down something chronic).
     
  15. Legend
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    Ahh. Thanks for the advice.
    Yeah, I have to say that the paperwork is something that I really don't look forward to. Annoying as all hell.
    I'm gunna look into work visas, for sure now.
     
  16. pikachucrackpipe

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    dude you move there you get all the video game releases last
     
  17. FAST6191

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    *looks at the address bar
    *looks at the usenet related app selection
    *looks at the IRC windows

    Fairly safe to say that should I so desire I can have it all probably before most of the US as well.
     
  18. [M]artin

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    SWIM. [​IMG]