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Is there a web site that anyone knows of listing countries and how to deal with the specifics of emmigrating to those countries? I plan to set up a busienss that will be based online and, as such, can be run from a small home-office anywhere in the world. Once I have done this and reached a point where I need no other income I plan to emmigrate to somewhere with lower living costs and taxes and a better standard of living. The challenge will be identifying such a place and understanding what the rules of living and running a business there are.

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Canada - particularly the western provinces is a great option.

The pace of life is slower, cheaper and generally healthier with all the wide open spaces and fresh air.

Link answers your questions on the Government website.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/faq/index.html#immigrate

If you are genuinely interested I will post some usefull advice gleaned from my experience at the weekend.

Canada works on points system, is very open and transparent and hence you know before you apply if you will make it or not.

Points given for education, job, age etc.

Application always seems to take 12-18 months like clockwork though if all docs filled out all right.

I moved over here and never looked back.

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Oooh let me know if you notice any work for DBA's over there... I have 95% on the points test... :lol:

Canada seems like a good option for me too

Are they anti Brit like everyone else?

Seems like you can get into any country providing you aren't from the UK. It's virtually impossible to get into America and Australia and New Zealand aren't far behind. But seeing as their economies are as screwed as ours, I wouldn't want to go to those countries anyway. Canada however..........................

I'm a degree qualified engineer. Are engineers in demand in Canada?

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My advice would be to find a good emigration forum.

There is a popular one that gets quoted here occasionally because of UK people trying to sell their properties before they go, can't remember the name of it!

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My advice would be to find a good emigration forum.

There is a popular one that gets quoted here occasionally because of UK people trying to sell their properties before they go, can't remember the name of it!

Expats site;

http://britishexpats.com/

Think this is the one that you mean.

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Oooh let me know if you notice any work for DBA's over there... I have 95% on the points test... :lol:

Not you as well - I'm just glad Oracle put enough in 10g to justify our jobs...

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Application processing times were 4 years last time I looked.

Over four years now: they're telling new applicants that they don't expect to even look at their application for 46 months, and there's about another six months on average between them starting to process you and actually getting the visa. Frankly, I can't see how they can continue that long without chucking out the current system and replacing it with something more sensible.

Also, note that some parts of Canada (particularly Calgary) are having house price booms no better than the UK. The good news is that if you can work over the Internet, you can buy a decent house in an out-of-the-way town for sod all.

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How bizarre is this? I contemplated moving to Canada about a month ago.

It's like the USA should be :P

Aaaah, yes. Brings back memories of all the Americans (particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area) who stomped their collective feet and "threatened" to move to a more liberal and socialist Canada if Bush won re-election in 2004. Well, he did, but, unfortunately, those frauds did not move north afterall.

I guess Canada can't be that good if those poor souls had to endure 4 more years of Bush as the alternative? :rolleyes:

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I guess Canada can't be that good if those poor souls had to endure 4 more years of Bush as the alternative?

They're probably still waiting for their visas... ;)

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Canada seems like a good option for me too

Are they anti Brit like everyone else?

Nah, they love us. I'm going over there in a few years as I was lucky enough to find a nice Canadian lady.

You need a big wodge of cash if you want the skilled worker route, but I suppose you could fish into your deposits...

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Yes, there is a web site called Escape from America which covers every country in the world with regards to what it is like to live there, COL, safety, rules for emigration, etc. Although written from an American perspective (Americans not having as much mobility as EU members for example), you will get very good information. I believe it is escapefromamerica.com. Google search will find it. There are years of archived issues also for reference.

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I'm a transplanted Canadian and we love Brits! Partly has to do with having a rosy picture created by all the quality TV programs brought over by Canadian TV stations. (Now that I live in the UK, my eyes have been opened to some extent.)

If you do go, don't do anything to disillusion the locals, such as binge drink, act yobbish, or smoke like a chimney. Your English / Scots / Irish accent will win you many fans!

Lake

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Are they anti Brit like everyone else?

Seems like you can get into any country providing you aren't from the UK. It's virtually impossible to get into America and Australia and New Zealand aren't far behind. But seeing as their economies are as screwed as ours, I wouldn't want to go to those countries anyway. Canada however..........................

I dunno...Americans seem to love Brits, from my own 38 years of personal experience and I've lived all over the U.S.

On another note, I don't think it's that hard to get into the U.S. from the U.K. My current girlfriend did it not too long ago (3 years, perhaps?) and she claims it was fairly painless. She did, however, have an American company sponsoring her, although her ties to that company no longer exist.

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Denmark is the place to be apparently.
Denmark would be nice if it weren’t for the taxes.

Suggest you also give Europe a good hard look. Its right new door and if you’re qualified you’ll find the EU working in your favour. Also, if you’re an engineer and can stomach the language change then you can’t go far wrong with Germany. :D

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Denmark would be nice if it weren’t for the taxes.

Suggest you also give Europe a good hard look. Its right new door and if you’re qualified you’ll find the EU working in your favour. Also, if you’re an engineer and can stomach the language change then you can’t go far wrong with Germany. :D

That seems like sound advice. I'm not really looking to leave the UK though, just following this thread to see what my options might be if I should ever change my mind.

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Whitemice’s easy guide to emigrating…

Step 1: Decide what’s important in life TO YOU and choose a place to live/country of residence that best fits this criteria (e.g. cheep beer, high standard of living, smart/beautiful women, etc).

Step 2: Seduce woman from said country (this is more fun if you choose wisely in step 1)

Step 3: You’re sorted (emigrations rules are easier and you’ve got someone to help you fill in all the forms). B)

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:lol:

Not you as well - I'm just glad Oracle put enough in 10g to justify our jobs...

:lol::lol::lol:

Denmark would be nice if it weren’t for the taxes.

Suggest you also give Europe a good hard look. Its right new door and if you’re qualified you’ll find the EU working in your favour. Also, if you’re an engineer and can stomach the language change then you can’t go far wrong with Germany. :D

Germany is very nice indeed,apart from the very regimented mentality.

if you work there it is expected you work hard.

for the most part very civilised,and very clean......great beer too!!

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Emmigration is great - I hve been living out of the UK for 'about' 18 years now.

I have lived in Kenya, Hong Kong & Australia, then back to Hong Kong & just about to move to Singapore next month!

Eventually - I will 'settle down' in Australia - which is a great place - but best if you have some cash to buy your own home, (which are much cheaper than the UK except Sydney of course), and then you'll live very well indeed.

I can't recommend emmigration strongly enough - Canada is a fantastic option, but don;t dismiss Australia, NZ or certain countries in Asia (i.e. Singapore etc).

Cheers.

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