Building your own Canadian home; part 2, finding an architect

Building your own Canadian home; part 2, finding an architect

If you’re dreaming of a new life in Canada, don’t settle for second best – and that includes on your home. If you choose to self-build, you can get everything exactly as you want, and our guide tells you exactly how to do that. We’ve already looked at finding a plot, and this week, we’re exploring how to find an architect and what to expect from them.
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Building your own Canadian home; part 1, buying the land

Did you know that Canada makes up more than 6 per cent of the Earth’s surface? That’s a whole lot of space! Great news for anyone moving to Canada with dreams of building their own home. But where do you start? With a plot of land. Today, we’re running through how to select a plot and explaining the first steps on your self-build journey in Canada.
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Find your perfect home in rural Canada

Could you find your perfect home in rural Canada? With new immigration programmes targeting rural areas, the time is ripe, whether you’re looking to make a new start in a quaint fishing village on the Atlantic coast, a farming community set amid the sweeping scenery of the prairies, or a quiet town on the lakes of Alberta.
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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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