Winter in Vancouver

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Vancouver | 4 comments

Since our last blog post (I know, it was ages ago!), quite a lot has happened! We’ve been holding off on the blog post for a while as we’ve been deciding what to do in regards to staying in Vancouver longer or coming home in March. But I’ll come to that later! The lead up to Christmas here was quite exciting, albeit a little weird for us not being around familiarity (my god I missed Boots 3 for 2 on gifts this year!!) The city...

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The perils of job hunting in Vancouver

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Settling In, Vancouver | 9 comments

Weeks before we left for Vancouver I had already started looking for work out here, I even applied for a few jobs from the UK. I naively thought that once we got here it would be quite easy to get a job. The reality is that it’s become the bane of my life at the moment. For someone who is here on a temporary workers visa it’s nigh on impossible to even get an interview for a job that you want. I think this is the longest I’ve...

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Applying for the International Experience Canada programme

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Getting There | 8 comments

Updated 19/02/2013 – The process for application to the IEC from 2013 has changed significantly to the one posted below, so please check the official IEC UK website. So you have decided you want to live and work in Canada, what now? Well, there are various options for gaining permanent residency which I won’t go into (because I don’t understand them) which are often lengthy and only suitable for certain people. If you’re not lucky...

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