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fiscus 05-31-2005 11:12 AM

Thinking of moving to USA
 
Hi guys, I'm 20 years old and live in Montreal, Canada. I'm graduating from a technical school with a machinist diploma this summer, and I'm already working as a machinist on weekends. In a few years I am planning on opening a shop that does specialized automotive machining jobs, retail and online/mail order for engine/machining stuff. I'm thinking of moving to the USA, mostly because I think I will be more successfull there, but I don't really know what state/city would be best. I know that I want to be in or near a major city at least.

I'm looking for
-Decent wages
-Cost of living not too high
-business potential

bullheimer 05-31-2005 11:15 AM

haha, i been thinkin about moving to canada. victoria b.c. that's where you should go too. all the chicks are sluts.

malc 05-31-2005 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by bullheimer
haha, i been thinkin about moving to canada. victoria b.c. that's where you should go too. all the chicks are sluts.

After that statement, rather use yours than mine :smash:

RodFather 05-31-2005 04:36 PM

Dude, the best place would be West Virginia. Have you ever worked on an Amish buggy?

Mean@MeanMother 10-06-2005 05:54 PM

Be Ever So Careful Of What You Wish For...
 
10-06-05

Fiscus

There's No Decent Wages-Cost Of Living Out Of Control-Business
Potential, i.e. Alone California-- 37 Years In Own Business--Independent
Owned Business By 1000's Go Down Toilet Every Month Due To Local,
State Business Taxes-- 80% Small Business Holds California+USA Together!

Your Enthusiasm: Without Dreams You As I Will Have Nothing--Being
Successful Is Not Makeing Lot Of Money--In End When All Is Said And,
Done Only What Counts Is Your Reputation...

I Don't Want To Burst Your Bubble--If I Were You (Any Youth) I
Would Think Twice Before Runnen For Any USA Border--
I Am Not An Idealist--I Am Realist Born Raised In U S A...

MeanMother USA

coldknock 10-06-2005 06:45 PM

Stay put or skip the U.S. and go straight to Mexico. I'm really considering it as soon as I'm fluent in the language and have enough liquifiable assets to finance the move.

Larry

66GMC 10-06-2005 07:53 PM

"Moving to the USA" is just not as simple as that ...
http://www.us-immigration.com/

The best way, it seems, is to get married to a US citizen (of the opposite sex! :D )
http://www.us-immigration.com/inform...ily_based.html

"Green Card Lottery" -- Only in America! LOL

Myself ... I think that I'd go to Victoria :mwink:

Hmmm ... here's another controversial side to this conversation. Being that you're from Queerbec, you may NEED a visa to visit the West, too!

machine shop tom 10-08-2005 09:42 AM

Whatabunchacrap!

If you can't make it in the U.S you are stupid or lazy or both. You may not be able to make a fortune, but at least you have the opportunity (If your willing to try) to do what you want. It's still the best place to live and I wouldn't go anywhere eles. Well, maybe Ireland.

tom

steve t 10-08-2005 04:00 PM

all i can say is , if you dont like usa, get the hell out

poncho62 10-08-2005 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by machine shop tom
Whatabunchacrap!

It's still the best place to live and I wouldn't go anywhere eles. Well, maybe Ireland.

tom


That's what we in Canada say, yet fiscus wants to move..........I love visiting the US, but I don't think I would want to live there........guess the old saying goes..."The grass is always geener, on the other side of the fence"

bottomfeeder 10-09-2005 07:10 AM

Try Southern Ont there seams to be lots happening down that way.

poncho62 10-09-2005 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bottomfeeder
Try Southern Ont there seams to be lots happening down that way.


Where's Finch.....?....never heard of it.

66GMC 10-09-2005 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poncho62
That's what we in Canada say, yet fiscus wants to move..........I love visiting the US, but I don't think I would want to live there........guess the old saying goes..."The grass is always geener, on the other side of the fence"

You know ... almost all of my life, living on the Canadian Prairies (Saskatchewan & Alberta) I had "California" dreams ... always wanting to live somewhere warmer ... anywhere in the "Sun Belt" ... right?

Now, several years later ... I am finally starting to appreciate living right where I am.

Not to make light of the present hardships that have been endured by our friends and neighbors to the south, but ...

We don't get hurricanes.
We don't have earthquakes.
We don't get MANY tornadoes ... only 2 that really made any impression at all ... one at Edmonton in about 1983 (?) and another one ... much closer to home at Pine Lake in about 2000 (?)
We don't have HUGE racial tension problems / drive-by shootings / gang violence although there have been a few episodes in the big cities. It just horrifies me to watch the satellite news from LA, Detroit, or even Rochester!
We don't have terrorist flying jumbo-jets into our grain elevators. ;)

Not to be advertising this ... but were we live, we seldom lock all of our doors, and frequently leave the keys in the ignition, too.

We do have cold winters. No mosquitoes for 6 months, no grass to cut or hedges to trim, and keeps us inside with the "missus" when it gets REAL cold. A lot of Canadian babies are born in September. :D

We have INVENTED ways to have fun in the winter. Ice Hockey, snowmobiling, ice-fishing, etc.

Alberta is blessed with Chinooks ... a warm wind that comes down off of the rockies. Temperatures (extreme example) can go from -30C (-25F) to +15 C (60F) in just a few hours ... which provide welcome relief ... and something to look forward to.

We do have universal health care, and a slightly socialist (I think it's a good thing) society. Tommy Douglas (Social Credit or NDP government?) accomplished a lot for Canada in the 50's and 60's and improved the lives of many.

Like the U.S., opportunities abound for people that work hard and smart, and have the desire to better themselves. (I don't know what happened to me! J/K )

To sum it all up ... I'll likely try to spend winters in Texas or Arizona when I retire, but Canada will always be "home".

P.S.
It's the Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, and I guess it's got me all "philosophical". :thumbup:

speede5 10-09-2005 03:57 PM

Canada is a great place to live but it is sure hard to not want to go south when we watch all the tv shows and are so influenced by the US culture. I have been all over to the states and have many friends here and there. Once you get out of the city centres its not a lot different than Canada except you better have good heathcare. I think the biggest thing that makes us want to move south is the idea of taking home a lot more of your money than you do here. It's like anything in life, you have to put all the pluses from both countries in a pot and figure out what suits you best. I sure would like to work down there for a couple of years but I would miss Canada.

One thing I have always noticed in the states is there are a lot of wealthy people and quite a lot of very poor people but not a lot in the middle.

What kind of salary do you think you need in the US to live comfortably? I know that in Canada $45-60K a year is pretty good but you can't have a lot of toys.

coldknock 10-09-2005 05:11 PM

Jeez guys, I said skip us 'cause we got enough furriners here already. To be specific we have too many hispanic illegals. Somebody's got to re-populate Central and South America sooner or later. We have the majority of their people already.

I love my country, I just don't like very many of the people in it.

Larry


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