“10-12 health care professionals in my office arriving to Vancouver in the past two years from Vancouver Island, Alberta, UK, Australia, and Denmark. Far more arriving than leaving in my line of work – others might have different experience.”
- eyesthebye at RETalks 20 Oct 2011 8:49am
“I met a couple of people last night who had recently moved here. One was from Montreal, one Australia. Both in their early 20s. Neither of them are what you would call skilled, one a labourer and the other just got a job at a sandwich joint downtown; but they were both set on spending some time in Vancouver.
I asked them both what brought them here, the Montrealer said he wanted to stay in Canada and the winters back home were a bit much. He had been here 2 months and he said he already met some great friends and thinks Vancouver is one of the friendliest big cities he has ever been to (he recently travelled Australia for a year and Europe for 6 months).
The Aussi had originally planned to head around Canada for a year spending 3-4 months in a few cities, but after 2 weeks in Vancouver she is looking for an apartment and plans to spend her full year here.
Neither of these people will replace the people in the prior anecdote that are leaving, and they may not even be permanent, but I was pretty surprised to hear how highly they spoke of Vancouver compared to their hometowns of Montreal and Sidney.”
- davers at VREAA 9 Dec 2011 12:26pm
“We know a young married couple that is moving to Vancouver from Victoria. He’s an IT manager, she works in admin. They have been checking out condos in Vancouver. They think renting is a waste of money so they are looking to buy.”
- Victoria Gal at VREAA 11 Dec 2011 12:00am