Moving to British Columbia
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International Moves to British Columbia
Intlmovers is the perfect way to request up to six quotes for International Moves to British Columbia. Are you moving to or from British Columbia? We have moving and shipping companies who are specialists in moves to and from the British Columbia area. It’s quick and easy to submit your request. You will only need to take a couple of minutes to complete the request form. The international moving companies will contact you directly with their offers, so there is no chasing around.
With Intlmovers allowing you to compare a number of quotes in a single request means saving you a lot of time. You don’t have to ring around because the international moving companies receive your move request immediately. When you are able to compare a number of quotes, you can easily see what different prices and services are available and save yourself money.
Logistics and moving
Organizing an international move involves a bit of preparation and work. You can let the international moving companies, who are specialists in logistics, help you manage much of what needs to be done. They will help ensure that your move is handled professionally. They will correct processes are followed to avoid any delays with the transfer of your business and personal goods to or from your address.
How to use Intlmovers
To quickly and easily compare international movers for global relocations:
- Select where you are to moving from and to, and click on ‘Find moving companies!’
- Complete the easy request form and receive quotes directly for your global relocation.
Why you should use Intlmovers for your international move to British Columbia
- The movers have years of experience with moves to British Columbia
- Avoid the stress and let the movers do the hard work
- They have contacts in British Columbia which can make your move cheaper
Moving to British Columbia
British Columbia is one of the most desirable locations to live for nature lovers. Located in the far west of Canada and bordering on the Pacific Ocean British Columbia receives slightly warmer temperatures than the other regions of Canada due to the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains near the west coast. British Columbia holds a population of over 4 million people with the majority living in the major cites of Victoria or Vancouver. Residents in British Columbia enjoy spacious living, and breath taking views of Mountains, forest and valleys are teaming with wildlife. There are endless amounts of hiking, fishing, water sports and skiing. Living in British Columbia can be exciting but you have some house rules to complete before you settle in.
Top 5 Reason to Live in British Columbia
1. Ski like a Champion -Vancouver host of the 2010 Winter Olympics offers some of the best Ski resorts in the world.
2. Access to Great Wineries- Over 200 wineries from pristine vineyards to Estate Wineries offering tours, tasting and hotel accommodations.
3. Views from the Mountain Tops- Live on a mountain or hike one there is never any shortage for the nature lover.
4. Golf with the Pros- Enjoy prestigious Golfing on Canadian PGA golf courses across British Columbia.
5. Life’s a Beach! Enjoy Chesterman Beach the largest natural white sandy beach surrounded by wild beauty and wonderful tide pools.
Cost of Living in British Columbia
The cost of living in the Vancouver area is probably the highest in Canada. The tax percentages are also higher due to the population of about 2.3 million residents. Currently Vancouver’s sales tax for commercial goods purchased is 12% In British Columbia there are 2 other taxes you are responsible for, they are Federal Tax and a Provincial Tax.
Housing and living expenses are higher in the major metropolitan areas of Vancouver whilst the salary levels have declined since 2009.
Average living costs
Yearly Rent/mortgage expense $17,449
House hold operational expenses $ 3,800
Personal taxes $15,700
Food expenses $ 8,200
Average rental prices
Vancouver city area Two bedroom apartment- $ 1200
Colwood 4 bedroom home 1700sq ft $140
Average house price
Vancouver metro area – 2 or 3 bedroom house between $700K and 1.2 million dollars (or more)
Vancouver Suburbs- 3 bedroom home $400K +
Chilliwack Mountain 3 bedroom home $212K
Visas for Canada
In Canada you will find a number of permanent resident categories to apply for. The most common visa category is the skilled worker. Canadian visas are based on a points system and you must qualify by having enough points in order to be eligible. Your total score must be a minimum of 67 points after evaluation. To find out more about Canadian visa visit: www canadainternational.gc.ca.
Tips for International Moves to British Columbia
J. Carper moved from Seattle to Victoria 4 months ago
“You definitely need a car if you are going to live outside of Vancouver. You sometimes need to travel longer distances for some of the conveniences you need.”
C. Larsen moved from Brisbane to Cranbrook 6 months ago
“Housing prices are the hardest thing to deal with in BC my husband and I settled on a double wide mobile home we bought for around 200K in a beautiful neighborhood with a lovely view. It was a great way to beat the high housing prices.”
N.Walker moved from Kansas to British Columbia 9 months ago
“Salaries are lower than what you would expect but I think if you move to British Columbia you don’t do it for the opportunity to earn a higher living. People move here because of the quality of life they can’t get from anywhere else. ”
Experience of our moving companies
The moving companies on Intlmovers are professionals, who often offer specialization in specific services or fields. You do not have to worry about your property being damaged because they will ship it reliably and responsibly, so that your belongings arrive in unscathed and ready for you to start your new life in British Columbia.
Free of costs and obligations
Without any obligation, you will have the chance to compare quotes. This will save you time and money. You will receive a preselected list of 6 moving companies, which match your international moving and shipping requirements. By requesting and comparing quotes, you will find the perfect moving company for your relocation.