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    Emigrating to Canada?

    Ok so I've read Canada need 110,000 skilled workers to cover shortages they have over there.

    I'm a skilled worker (worker is a term i'm using very loosley) lol

    Apparently the rates are equal and higher than here, theres a better standard of living and you dont have the failing economy, crime etc etc etc that you have here not to mention petrol being only 58p per litre (have to go back many years to compare that to here)

    I have no problem in getting a visa so could go no prob, apart from family what else should I explore before going further with this?

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    err weather ...

    What type of workers do they need? How skilled? Is it all lawyers and doctors or just a good solid workforce?

    You would need to explore what area you would like to live in and what housing etc is like?

    is there a website tlling u how much u would earn over there?! hubby is the skilled worker..i am the skilled shopper!! he is on a good income here but id love to go somewhere different shilst kids are young .... go for a few years ...change of scenery but dont wana lose the healthy income we have..... he doenst wana move as both sets of grnadparents for kids live nearby.... so basically in a nutshell..how much would a dentist in canada earn?!

    dont go to canada - yer the houses are a little cheaper but theres higher taxes and well its canada

    nuabdi;2438005

    err weather ...



    I went to Toronto on Business in JANUARY a few years ago.

    It was so COLD, far colder than I have ever been in the UK. With the wind chill factor it was minus 15 and my head and ears were HURTING after being out in it for a while.

    Nobody washes their cars in the winter in Toronto because if you do the water freezes and you cannot get your car open because the locks freeze.

    If I were to emigrate, that's where I'd go. They can still leave their doors unlocked in some places.

    err weather?

    Weather there is actually a lot nicer than weather here - I can assure you... Also it really depends on which part of the country you go to.

    Medicare covers teeth. Im guessing an average dentist would make 100-150k a year if not more

    To give you a general idea magicbeans
    livingin-canada.com/wor…tml
    payscale.com/res…ary

    The second list gives you an average but a dentist in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver e.g. would be making more something along the lines of 200-250k

    Hope that helps

    Original Poster

    apparently it can get to -84F but also +100F so hot summers cold winters.... I could live with that!

    alsorts of skilled workers, engineers, medical staff, etc etc.

    as for the taxes...... would they really be any higher than here?

    id go on holiday there if i were you first for aboot a month - went niagra yer its nice but i dont want to live in canada

    MinstrelMan;2438075

    apparently it can get to -84F but also +100F so hot summers cold … apparently it can get to -84F but also +100F so hot summers cold winters.... I could live with that!alsorts of skilled workers, engineers, medical staff, etc etc.as for the taxes...... would they really be any higher than here?



    its about 49% or so for high paid people but if your on like 20k you pay about 35% i believe

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    dandoc2;2438090

    its about 49% or so for high paid people but if your on like 20k you pay … its about 49% or so for high paid people but if your on like 20k you pay about 35% i believe




    have to compare that with how much you pay here, in various other taxes.

    I'm not sure about the skilled worker part. Maybe it depends on which province. Make sure you do your research on which part of Canada is looking for the type of work you are going to apply for.

    In response to everyone who complains about the Canadian whether, "at least it doesn't rain 24/7" hohohohoho

    Minstrel Man

    Canada gives you proper seasons and although it does sometimes get to -15 / - 20 in Quebec / Ontario youre actually better equipped to deal with the cold and its not a humid bone chilling cold like it is here. Also, they are generally much better equipped to deal with the weather than England. I still remember a year or so back when the tube closed in London because there were wet leaves on the tracks - I mean give me a break!!!

    Tax rates depend on which province you live in but as a general rule combined taxed would be in the area of 35-44% for the top range
    cra-arc.gc.ca/tax…tml

    Keep in mind that medical (including dental treatments) are actually paid for by the gvment. Youll say the NHS does same here ... No comparison

    MinstrelMan;2438103

    have to compare that with how much you pay here, in various other taxes.



    well tax here is

    45-100k is 45%
    25-44k is 28%
    under 15 is abou 10%

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    What you on aboot?

    Original Poster

    dandoc2;2438160

    well tax here is 45-100k is 45%25-44k is 28%under 15 is abou 10%



    yeah but thats income tax, do you also have to pay such things as council tax and that over there too?

    About tax, all I know is that buying goods is 15% tax. They do not include the tax price on goods, they will charge the price and add the tax at the cashier.

    As for health care, it is becoming worst nowadays. You will have to pay to see the dentist. Eye check is once every 2 years if I remember correctly. Doctors is free but have to pay for medicine yourself.


    Don't know why everyone make fun of Canadians saying aboot or eh. Most Canadians I know do not say those. I sure don't.

    ]MinstrelMan - I've been told Vancouver is the most temperate area to live in, weather wise.

    If you look at the individual states home pages, some of them have specific immigration programs which might be better ... for example: "provincial nominee programs"

    gov.mb.ca/lab…tml
    ecdev.gov.bc.ca/pro…np/



    My friend tells me there is a 2 year waiting list to get into Toronto... not sure how true that is though.


    Slash;2438175

    About tax, all I know is that buying goods is 15% tax. They do not … About tax, all I know is that buying goods is 15% tax. They do not include the tax price on goods, they will charge the price and add the tax at the cashier..



    Not 15%... it differs between the provinces. There is the nation-wide GST which I think is about 5%, then each province has a local BST or PST or something, which is about 6 or 7% as well. So definitely not a total of 15%....

    Forsaken;2438074

    err weather?Weather there is actually a lot nicer than weather here - I … err weather?Weather there is actually a lot nicer than weather here - I can assure you... Also it really depends on which part of the country you go to. Medicare covers teeth. Im guessing an average dentist would make 100-150k a year if not moreTo give you a general idea magicbeanshttp://www.livingin-canada.com/work-salaries-wages-canada.html http://www.payscale.com/research/CA/Job=Dentist/SalaryThe second list gives you an average but a dentist in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver e.g. would be making more something along the lines of 200-250kHope that helps



    excellent..thanks...will rep ya when i get some repping powers back!

    hmmm...looking at that....we'd be making less.....ok fair play its cheaper living there...but its a lot less in english pounds.....seeing hubby doesnt wanna move..guess its a no now.... well it makes u appreciate the good salary he has here hey!

    :oops: Ya you are right. 15% in Ontario...this, I'm sure.

    Original Poster

    thanks very much for that

    emma - youre right. BC is in fact the most temperate area to live in. Victoria / Vancouver are usually the cities of choice on the west coast. Also on the tax front, as duly pointed out by emma it really depends on the province

    5% GST is country wide but e.g. in Quebec I remember combined tax was 17.5% back in 2000

    According to Wik its now a bit lower (not sure how reliable it is though) en.wikipedia.org/wik…ada

    I remember a convo with a person who emigrated to canada from UK. He said that the only bad thing there is taxes. But he says it is worth paying as the quality of life is better there (or so he says) due to less crime etc etc. He is glad that he emigrated there and only came back to UK to see if it is better since 5 years ago - obviously was laughing when I told him things here got worse.

    guilbert53;2438047

    I went to Toronto on Business in JANUARY a few years ago.It was so COLD, … I went to Toronto on Business in JANUARY a few years ago.It was so COLD, far colder than I have ever been in the UK. With the wind chill factor it was minus 15 and my head and ears were HURTING after being out in it for a while.Nobody washes their cars in the winter in Toronto because if you do the water freezes and you cannot get your car open because the locks freeze.


    LMAO

    Slash;2438104

    In response to everyone who complains about the Canadian whether, "at … In response to everyone who complains about the Canadian whether, "at least it doesn't rain 24/7" hohohohoho



    Nobody is complaining about the "whether"

    It is the "weather" they are complaining about.

    I wonder if they spell any better in Canada?

    I wonder if they're less pedantic over in Canada...

    Getting off that high horse may help with the wind chill factor.

    my aunt and uncle emigrated to canada 20 years ago, uncle has passed away but my aunt visits every year and still loves it out there, trying to get my mum out there. says it much cleaner out there

    mum goes out there yearly but wont again in winter, the snow can be bad lol

    Predikuesi;2438051

    If I were to emigrate, that's where I'd go. They can still leave their … If I were to emigrate, that's where I'd go. They can still leave their doors unlocked in some places.



    I can do that where I live

    leefal;2439677

    I wonder if they're less pedantic over in Canada...



    Well they are definitely very polite! They're uber-polite!
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