Buying in Canada, part five: Removals

Buying in Canada, part five: Removals

If you’re relocating to Canada permanently, you’ll need to either ship your belongings or buy new in Canada. Shipping your possessions from the UK to Canada is a viable option, and you will not have to pay duty on any personal belongings or furniture. But how do you choose the best company to help you make the hop across the pond?
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How does inheritance law work in Canada?

We’ll forgive you for getting distracted by prairies, ski resorts and vibrant cities when you first move to Canada. However, one matter that should be top priority is protecting your assets. To protect yourself and your loved ones when you emigrate, you need to get clued up on how succession law tax on in inheritance in Canada work.
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Buying in Canada, part four: the buying process

Once you’ve decided on where in Canada you want to live, it’s time to take your first step down the path of finding and buying your dream home. There’s a lot ahead of you, from finding a trustworthy agent through to making the most of your viewing trip and securing the right mortgage. Here are the seven key steps to follow.
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Buying in Canada, Part Three: Area Guide

Canada’s looking for over a million new arrivals in the next three years, in all provinces and territories. So where are the best areas to live in Canada? Will it be the bustling city of Toronto, the vast prairies of Manitoba, the mountains of Alberta or the picturesque villages of the Maritimes? Find out in Part 3 of Buying in Canada.
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Would I be better off in the UK or Canada?

So, you’ve decided you want to move to Canada and you’re starting your job hunt. It’s the land of opportunity, with a need for over a million new arrivals – but will you be better off than in the UK? We’ve done some number-crunching to compare average wages in Canada and the UK, taxes on these wages and the cost of living. 
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Pick up a new hobby in Canada

Many overseas property buyers who move to Canada say how the stunning nature and pristine environment – or just the change from ‘same old, same old’ back home – encourages them to try out new hobbies. And, with this being one of the best ways to integrate yourself into the local community, it really is a win-win for overseas property buyers. What, then, are some of the most popular hobbies in Canada?
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Where are the best places to live in Newfoundland?

Newfoundland and Labrador’s colourful towns hugging its dramatic coasts, its ancient forests and its wildlife, from moose to whales, have attracted adventurous tourists for decades. But now, with new visa programmes and a positive ‘Way Forward’ immigration policy, the province is becoming a new destination for those looking to start a new life overseas. So, if you’re thinking of of making 2019 the year you move here, find out about life and the best places to live in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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2019 could be the easiest year to move to Canada

You heard it here first: 2019 could be the easiest year on record to move to Canada. In most countries, getting visa and going through emigration loopholes can be a hassle – but not so here in the Great White North. The Canadian government (and people) are generally enormously welcoming of new arrivals, and that shows in official policy. The government’s been steadily decreasing the official score requirements for immigrants in a hope to attract ever more immigrants. A visa for Canada in 2019 could be one of the easiest to get among popular ‘expat’ countries. So could this be
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Buying in Canada, Part Two: money matters

If you’re dreaming of that perfect Canadian home, you’re going to need to do some number crunching. And Part Two of your six-part guide to Buying in Canada will help you with just that. This week, we’re looking at the costs of buying a home in Canada. (Don’t forget to read Part One on planning and decision-making, if you missed it).
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Your Canadian mountain home

If you like mountains, you’ll love Canada. So with UN International Mountains Day on Tuesday, we’re looking at some of the best mountain communities in Canada. But once you’ve spent some time enjoying the views, what will you do for a living? And what will you pay for a home? We put our crampons on and went to investigate.
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Your move to Canada, part one: planning

2019 is shaping up to be an excellent year to move to Canada. The government is welcoming new immigrants, unlike some countries we could mention! So why not you? But if you’re coming it would be unwise to stay off the property ladder for long. The average home price has risen from $164,000 in 2000 to nearly $450,000 today! So this week we launch our six-part series on buying a home in Canada. First off, what to think about at the planning stage.
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