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1. Posted by jkinney110 (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

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 Star this if you like it!

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 Star this if you like it!

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 Star this if you like it!

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,

Peace,

Steph :D

5. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

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 Star this if you like it!

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

7. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey

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

Peace,

Steph