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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.