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    1. What can you tell me about Montreal, Quebec, and, more generally, Canada?

      I'm interviewing for an intriguing, unexpected opportunity that requires travel to Montreal, and probably an eventual move there if I like it. Due to the pandemic, I'd be remote for the...

      I'm interviewing for an intriguing, unexpected opportunity that requires travel to Montreal, and probably an eventual move there if I like it. Due to the pandemic, I'd be remote for the foreseeable future, doing AI stuff—assuming this works out. No guarantees, but regardless I'd like to know more about Montreal, Quebec, and, more generally, Canada, if you have anything to share.

      @vivaria already posted a similar topic in January including many helpful tips, but I'm based in North Carolina. I've never stepped outside the United States, although my wife has many times. She holds dual citizenship between the US and EU. We actually moved to NC from Florida earlier in the pandemic supposedly for her job, but she's been remote the entire time, and she could likely stay that way (what a surprise /s). I'm well acquainted with moving long-distance, but obviously not between countries. No dependents and no plan to ever have them, but we do have cats, for what it's worth.

      Mainly I'm curious about cultural, legal and monetary differences that may be jarring or pleasantly surprising given my background, but I appreciate any pointers or advice. Somebody else may search Tildes later with a similar question (wouldn't be the first time). One thing I suspect is that learning French might be a great way to endear myself with coworkers and locals.

      Thanks for your time.

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    2. Does anyone have any advice for preparing for a cross-country move? (BC, Canada -> Quebec, Canada)

      Hello friends! I'm interviewing with a company in Montreal, which is across the country from where I live now. I want to be able to answer questions about relocating, and to sound like I have...

      Hello friends! I'm interviewing with a company in Montreal, which is across the country from where I live now. I want to be able to answer questions about relocating, and to sound like I have somewhat of a plan. I don't want to come across as ill-prepared? So, I've been trying to do some research on renting, flights, interview questions, etc.

      Even if I don't get this job, I still think might try to move out East one day. Do you have any words of wisdom that might help me make this dream a reality?

      (EDIT: I'll try to respond to people asap, but the interview is on Monday so I'm trying to frantically prepare, heh. That's my biggest priority... I really want to impress them, hah.)

      13 votes