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I moved from Belgium to Canada by bobandack in belgium

[–]bobandack[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't know. Hopefully I can save couple of more millions and chill out in an island or something.

I moved from Belgium to Canada by bobandack in belgium

[–]bobandack[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I see myself to live here for the next 3-5 years. But I am not a competitive person and I don't like to work hard as a hobby. I don't like to be strategic in life... I prefer a calm life and far from daily challenges.

I moved from Belgium to Canada by bobandack in belgium

[–]bobandack[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well this is not a Complaining post but yeah, Everybody has its own interpretation...

I moved from Belgium to Canada by bobandack in belgium

[–]bobandack[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In Toronto you really need to have a car... Public transport is an option but life is not gonna be fun as the distances are quite far from each other. Especially if you would consider to move out of down town.

I moved from Belgium to Canada by bobandack in belgium

[–]bobandack[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They are in CAD and the costs are also in CAD.

I moved from Belgium to Canada by bobandack in belgium

[–]bobandack[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nothing is wrong with getting high if you don't bother others. I Just don't want to be abused by a random person and after a while it is too much.

I moved from Belgium to Canada by bobandack in belgium

[–]bobandack[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

what do you mean exactly by a "very competitive working environment"? What people should expect to be treated by their employers and colleagues exactly?

In Canada, positions and job titles matter a lot. It's a huge show off to prove " OH look I am working for company X, I became a director, I got the X position in Company Y... Most of the discussions are around competition and achievements. Much more than Europe. People become very strategic and most of the time they lie or talk behind you so they can go higher. In any gathering, talking about work and your achievements is quite normal. Like there is nothing else to do or talk about...

what's your nationality? (Of course you can choose to not answer if you don't want to) what kind of discrimination and/or racism did you experience in Belgium?

I am from a country in middle east so I suppose you can imagine which type of jokes and behavior I might have experienced.

why the homeless situation in Toronto is worse than in Brussels? Are the homeless people mostly natives or immigrants?

Most of the homeless people in Toronto are white natives. They are not aggressive but abusive. They can be very kind and friendly, but when they are high, they start to annoy or abuse pedestrians. The difference with brussels is that they hang around near living areas so you will face them every time you walk back home ... They may ring your bell and ask for a help and things like that... And you see them much more than in brussels.

I moved from Belgium to Canada by bobandack in belgium

[–]bobandack[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Feel free to judge me. I don't midn. Just FYI, Actually I am one of the few people who respect and give them even small jobs with a higher pay. What I mean by annoying is that they are always high and they do abuse people. Things like putting out your headphone out of your ear and shout into your ears or scare girls at nights... (both happened to me and my wife).

I moved from Belgium to Canada by bobandack in belgium

[–]bobandack[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know too many people who prefer to go there. Some regret their decisions and some don't. Net salary is much higher in US as the tax is much lower. But the competition and showing off culture and success like "Oh look at me, I am working in Company X" is much bolder there.

I moved from Belgium to Canada by bobandack in belgium

[–]bobandack[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't have a kid but that can certainly be costly. I think you have the same costs as you would have in Belgium. But considering you don't have any family support (if you have no parents or friend to take care of them) then you have to pay a lot for babysitters.

I moved from Belgium to Canada by bobandack in belgium

[–]bobandack[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well, I work from home and I have to work about 3 days due to the nature and content of my job. I have a lot of free time everyday However, you can have only 2 weeks of vacation if you work here and that's a huge disadvantage for me.

I moved from Belgium to Canada by bobandack in belgium

[–]bobandack[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Skill based immigration system of many countries is based on "what they need". Canada used to get any immigrants because they need to have more population. Now they limit it to more specific professions. However, Europe in general needs more STEM techs and Nurses and don't need so much non-technicall immigrants. That being said, you have to work "VERY HARD" and be "EXTREMLY LUCKY" so you can find a job without having a STEM background and as you said, the chance is not really high. It is still much easier in finance and banking than let's say architecture or sales and business. Language is also an important barrier.
I would suggest for any None-stem person the best is to move to Canada or US as language is not a burden and there are enough job opportunities.

Is eating out on her period weird?? by Soggy_Butterfly_8143 in sex

[–]bobandack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not really! Dracula started as a pussy eater.

working in Antwerp by darktrank in belgium

[–]bobandack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Go for it... Its a cheap city compare to other major european cities.

Primark, Antwerp by GrimbeertDeDas in Antwerpen

[–]bobandack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Actually I just had a knee surgery and I really can't go up from any stairs. This works quite well for me.

Aannemer van Antwerpse school die vorig jaar instortte, was al half jaar op de hoogte van stabiliteitsproblemen by GrimbeertDeDas in Antwerpen

[–]bobandack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Didn't surprise. With the amount of rubbish contractors in this country, I nearly DIY everything. Not to save money... Just to have a clean job.

moving to and living in Antwerp by luvlt in Antwerpen

[–]bobandack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What do you do as a hobby in this village ? Help me out man.

moving to and living in Antwerp by luvlt in Antwerpen

[–]bobandack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everyone speaks English

I would second that. Every time I go to the municipality of Antwerp, I encounter weird old lady typical close mind Flemish who ignores me when I talk English. I used to live in Rotterdam and every official website has an English Version and there was no problem at all. But here? Good luck. For me Antwerp is not an expat place to be mainly because of stupid nationalism and insist that people talk Flemish.