What I heard is Toronto is better place for initial struggle and moreover your cousin is there to help you...
Indira: Vancouver is a better place in terms of the weather but it is a more expensive city to live in. Toronto, on the other hand, gets the highest number of immigrants because it is relatively easier to settle down in.
Personally, I chose Vancouver for the weather and because I have a few friends there. In the end, you'll probably have to visit both to decide which suits you better.
It is only last night that we have planned to land in Toronto instead of Vancouver. Since beginning of my immigration process we wanted to land and settle down in Vancouver but after having taken views n opinion from several people and looking at the labor market, we decided just 12 hours back that we will land in Toronto.
Ok - Vancouver IMO is probably better with regards quality of life (it is in fact one of the top cities in the entire world for quality of life) and the things you can do there. And British Columbia is IMO the most beautiful province in all of Canada.
But Toronto is more of a job epicentre and it is easier to get a job there.
Many people start off in Toronto then move to Vancouver after they've got settled.
We decided to take the bull by the horns and go straight for Vancouver.
Plus if you settle in Vancouver you get to hang out with me+my wife, CanadaJimmy and Queencougar+her husband
Van is a better choice. So what do you want to do for living once settled?
Yes, I've read, researched so much on the Toronto Vs Vancouver thing on the forum and elsewhere, and then decided to land in Toronto. Of course both my cousin(in Toronto) and Friend(in Vancouver) will be able to help us to the extent of free accommodation(they have large enough houses) for the first few weeks.
I am aware of the fact that getting a initial job in Toronto is far easier and faster than getting that job in Vancouver
As for me, I'm an Executive Assistant and i believe
it would be as easy/difficult for me to get a job as an EA or an admin assistant(worst cases i can take up less popular survival jobs too
) in any province.
Prab is an Architect and it's obviously one of the highly regulated occupation in Canada. As far as our research takes us, it would require a minimum of 2 years or more for him to get registered as an architect in any province. This two year would involve examinations, internships, courses etc and so Prab may not be able to get into a proper full time job until he gets registered.
I'm not sure if there is a difference between the time/complexity for registration for architects in Ontario and BC. If yes, that would be a factor to consider now.
The other option is Prab to forget about registration as an architect and start to focus on 'Project management' or 'Construction Management' which is a closely related section in his industry. He is currently focusing on designing, project and construction management. So it would be an easy thing for him.
I know Vancouver is 'The best place to live', beautiful, mild weather, costliest living in Canada etc.,.
I would like to know from people in Vancouver the ground reality there. What is the expected cost of survival(minimal accommodation - closer to public transportation, food - home cooking for 2 adults and a kid, travel, internet, phones, miscellaneous costs) in Vancouver and suburbs?
In Toronto, 2000 CAD is all it requires for the initial months without a car, as per my research. Looks like it is kinda possible to get a job for that figure and that would secure our funds until we get better. Just wanted to know what the difference would be if we chose Vancouver.
Currently the minimum wages for BC is 8.75CAD and Ontario is 10.25CAD. There must be a difference in the wages between both the cities.
I appreciate suggestions from people in Toronto and Vancouver
Or those who have researched on this topic