Moving to Montreal
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We are wondering whether to relocate...to Montreal.
I'd love to hear from anyone with experience living there AND anyone
with specific info. on how, and at what cost, Americans can legally
reside (including live, work, enroll children in the schools, and
establish medical coverage).
Anyone already researched this, or have friends already there?!
Ready to expatriate
Hersh Verma has been helping people immigrate to canada for years. call
him up for a consult(free).
My family (with 2 year old) has an opportunity to move to
Montreal for a couple of years. We're looking for advice about
living there, meeting other families, getting day care, and
working at McGill University, as well as advice on how best to
rent out our home in Oakland and learn about US-Canada tax
implications. Any info would be a great help! Thanks!
My husband is from Montreal and I am from Quebec City but all my
friends are in Montreal now. Here are my advises. Where to live:
the Western you go on the island, the more anglophone you get. I
really like St-Laurent. It is a nice and very diverse city (now
part of Montreal) with all kinds of housing, near the metro
(subway). You have to live near a station if possible because
driving in the winter and traffic is no fun. Get this, childcare
is subsidized and cost $5 a day. That's right. Well they might
increase it to $7 a day next year. There may be a waiting list
for the childcare you choose but it should not be long. McGill
University is easily reached by subway from anywhere along the
subway system. House prices have gone up in the last 5 years but
it is nothing compared to here. For rental, be aware that ALL
leases are from July 1st to June 30th and it might be hard
to ''break'' a lease. As far as taxes are concerned, if you are
American citizens there are not many implications. American
citizens are taxed from their worldwide income. Since taxes are
MUCH higher in Canada you won't have anything to pay in the U.S.
Oh yes, health care is also subsidized which means that everyone
is covered as long as you pay your taxes. And gays can get
married. And women HAVE to keep their maiden names when they get
married. Boy is it a great place or what... except that I hope
you are ready for surviving February in Montreal.
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