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Living Abroad in Canada

Your guide to Cana­dian tra­vel, relo­ca­tion, life, and culture

Part of the Moon series from Ava­lon Tra­vel Publi­shing.

An essen­tial gui­de­book for would-be and brand new expa­triates embar­king on a new life in Canada.

– ShelterOffshore.com

Author Caro­lyn Hel­ler has accom­pli­shed what I have heard a gro­wing num­ber of Ame­ri­cans fan­ta­size and talk about over the past decade : she moved from the U.S. to Cana­da. In her book “Living Abroad in Canada”–published by Ava­lon Publishing–Heller covers all the essen­tial aspects of moving to and living in Cana­da.  “Living Abroad in Cana­da” reflects Heller’s own expe­riences and know­ledge of this nor­thern neigh­bor of the U.S., who accor­ding to her, “is fami­liar yet just a bit different.” It is often easier to des­cribe a coun­try and culture that is vast­ly dif­ferent form our own, but the author suc­ceeds in poin­ting out the subtle dif­fe­rences in culture, world­views, and dai­ly life that dis­tin­guish Cana­da from the rest of North America.…

The book’s mate­rial is pre­sen­ted in an easi­ly rea­dable for­mat and covers all the impor­tant aspects of dai­ly life in Cana­da.…(inclu­ding) the various visa options for Ame­ri­cans inter­es­ted in moving to Cana­da, …hou­sing, obtai­ning a social secu­ri­ty num­ber and driver’s license, the natio­nal health sys­tem and health insu­rance, edu­ca­tion, employ­ment, finance and ban­king, com­mu­ni­ca­tions, and transportation.

The sec­tion tit­led “Prime Living Loca­tion­s” pro­vides a concise intro­duc­tion to the culture, infra­struc­ture, cli­mate, etc. of the most popu­lar des­ti­na­tions for expa­triates.…

For anyone inter­es­ted in living in Cana­da, “Living Abroad in Cana­da” is a well-resear­ched and prac­ti­cal com­pa­nion that pro­vides all the infor­ma­tion and resources you need to make a suc­cess­ful move.

Tran­si­tions Abroad

A must-have book for anyone consi­de­ring relo­ca­ting to Cana­da for school, work or retirement.

– DavesTravelCorner.com

Some U.S. citi­zens fed up with life in the States have consi­de­red moving north to Cana­da. This book offers detai­led infor­ma­tion that explains the dif­fe­rences bet­ween the North Ame­ri­can neigh­bors. Caro­lyn Hel­ler, a U.S. citi­zen who lives in Van­cou­ver, offers advice on obtai­ning visas, arran­ging finances, gai­ning employ­ment, choo­sing schools, applying for health care, and how to buy or rent a home. The book also offers maps and over­views of such prime living loca­tions as Van­cou­ver, Bri­tish Colum­bia, Toron­to, Onta­rio, Que­bec, and Alberta.

– The Sal­t Lake Tribune

This book pro­vides firs­thand advice on obtai­ning visas, arran­ging finances, gai­ning employ­ment, choo­sing schools, and applying for healthcare.

Path­fin­ders Tra­vel Magazine

It seems that quite a few Ame­ri­cans consi­der Cana­da the 51st state. Author Caro­lyn B. Hel­ler aims to put that idea to rest. Although the Uni­ted States and Cana­da have much in com­mon, Hel­ler is quick to point out that Cana­da has its own dis­tinc­tive culture with its own cus­toms, lan­guages and idio­syn­cra­sies.

Cana­da has slight­ly more than 33 mil­lion people, but near­ly three-quar­ters of them live within 100 miles of the U.S. bor­der. She dis­cusses hou­sing consi­de­ra­tions, the Cana­dian health sys­tem, employ­ment and finance while offe­ring sug­ges­tions on prime living loca­tions. She contrasts the Ame­ri­can mel­ting pot with the Cana­dian mul­ti­cul­tu­ra­lism, where various eth­nic groups live side by side in a most­ly mul­tieth­nic har­mo­ny.

To cite just one example, Hel­ler pro­files an annual din­ner and per­for­mance event in Van­cou­ver – dub­bed Gung Hag­gis Fat Choy – that cele­brates the city’s Chi­nese and Scot­tish heri­tages and where people gather for a Chi­nese-style ban­quet to savor such deli­ca­cies as hag­gis won tons. Only in Cana­da.

– Chi­ca­go Tribune

If you’re contem­pla­ting a move to ano­ther coun­try, you need to consult Moon books, the prime source for relo­ca­ting to forei­gn lands. Ava­lon Tra­vel has just publi­shed three new books in the series : Living Abroad in Cana­da, Living Abroad in New Zea­land and Living Abroad in Aus­tra­lia. Each volume is packed with essen­tial infor­ma­tion ran­ging from plan­ning a fact-fin­ding trip to his­to­ry, govern­ment, prime living loca­tions, employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties, health resources and a French phra­se­book for Canada.