North East N-America

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    Jan 03, 2012 11:36 AM GMT
    I am looking to move to this region for work. I've been in the islands long enough and need a change of venue. But I have only a tourist notion of the areas of New York, New Jersey, New England (or as I like to call them.. the 'News") and Quebec.... I dont know anything about their economies... work opportunities or living conditions etc.. if you guys live there, please feel free to share... i speak French, so any info on Canada there is welcome too..

    Cheers for any info
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    Jan 03, 2012 11:39 AM GMT
    Maybe they didn't tell you, but its cold as a bitch here. Stay in the islands icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 03, 2012 12:14 PM GMT
    lol adam.. thanks, but Ill be ok, I spent my early childhood in Northern Europe, so Im quite accustomed to snow and ice ;)
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    Jan 03, 2012 10:27 PM GMT
    I don't think the NE US gets nearly as cold as the northern states of the Midwest.
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    Jan 03, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    Out of curiousity do you meet the requirements to move to Canada and hold down a legitimate job or even stay for an extended period of time?
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    Jan 03, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    There is a not widely known and fairly recent route to gaining landed immigrant status in Canada if you are a foreign student who completes your education at a Canadian university/college.. .
    The Fed Govt finally wised up to the fact that they had 1000's of newly Canadian educated kids with degrees they were turfing out of the country as soon as their mortar boards hit the ground.
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    Jan 04, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidOut of curiousity do you meet the requirements to move to Canada and hold down a legitimate job or even stay for an extended period of time?


    The answer to your curiosity is YES indeed sir .. I do!
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    Jan 04, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    Find a job before you move here because, like the rest of the country, our job market isn't great. I think Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey have more opportunities than Connecticut at the moment. Of course it depends on what industry you're looking for work in.
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    Jan 04, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidI don't think the NE US gets nearly as cold as the northern states of the Midwest.


    Meh, the reason I chose the NE is more for the culture, cities, and languages (the english dialects and french make it more diverse.. and NYC and Montreal would have to be my top picks for cities)...

    Ive also considered the South (more similar to the caribbean) and the Southwest (more similar to Latin-America).. all of them have interesting cultures, but Id like to go somewhere new and different ... plus I like the cities there
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    Jan 04, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidI don't think the NE US gets nearly as cold as the northern states of the Midwest.



    Good point. But it's still cold as hell.

    Pros to living in the northeast US is that Boston, NYC, and DC are easy to get to. Some cool small cities in New England. Boston's a great small-big city (if that makes sense) with a lot to keep you busy, and very walkable. Great history and character too. Lots of young people (colleges everywhere), good energy, great art, culture, and music scenes. Very high-tech and highly educated population.

    Cons: Fall-Winter-Spring tend to blend into each other as one long, dark, season. Summer is amazing, but too short. IMO, the people up here are as cold as the weather, difficult for new people to adjust to. Uptight I guess is a good word to describe it (heavily generalizing here, but you get it). Cost of living is tough, the housing market is terrible (rents are sky high right now). The subways stop running at 1 a.m. and last call is at 2 a.m. (go figure).

    Just quick thoughts.