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1. Posted by jkinney110 (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

I don't know too much about out-of-country experiences. The only places I have gone is around the United States itself.

I have been seeing and hearing many many good things about the British Columbia; and recently I have gotten over depression, so I'm wanting to try and continue on a good path to a good life :). Right now I'm just questioning about things such as cost of living, what will that be like? And what kinds of steps are needed to become a Canadian Citizen?

As posted, I don't know much about out of country. But then again, that is why I'm in this forum! I'm looking forward to your posts, and possibly emails. Thanks a million in advance!

2. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

I am not sure of the exact details of becoming a citzen, but I know it is based on a "point" system. In other words, for example if you are under the age of 25 you get 15 points, if you have a degree you get 10 points... something like that. And in the end you need so many points to become a citizen. There is are many more requirements (LINK TO GOVNM'T SITE) i am sure.

Other than that what do you want to know?

3. Posted by jkinney110 (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Hey hey, that government site is quite helpful there. Thanks. Also what I was wanting to know, is how much would it cost for a single person to have a 1-bedroom apartment?

(Not talking luxury, not talking run down place- just your average apartment complex).

Thanks again :P

4. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

Calgary is a pretty average priced city in Canada, as far an appartment's rent goes. Here's a link to our newspaper, The Calgary Herald. So you can check out the classifieds,


Steph :D

5. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

Calgary can get expensive though because it is really booming with all of the oil in the province. I would guess an average range for a single person apartment would be... $400 - $800 CDN a month? That sound about right bluewaav?

6. Posted by ChubbDub (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

I think you'd love the town of Nelson, BC... check it out.

7. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y


JKinney110, that sounds pretty much about right,.... I think that I would expand the range a bit, up to $900, and down to 350CDNper month .

If you just rent someplace in the old areas that aren't really trendy, it shouldn't go up to thousands per month!
Renting houses/1/2 houses, depending on where, is a good idea, but really go and check them out in case they are old.. Actually a 1-2 House is too complicated, so I would try to avoid that