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Moving from Ontario to Quebec..Whats needed?

Asked by SarahJayne (13points) December 15th, 2009

Hi there!
Me and my friend Jordan are looking to move to Quebec,hull or gatineau area, my question is, can we work in Ontario and live in Quebec?

What are steps to take to make the move?
What are things you gotta do to move before even leaving?
What are the steps?
Thank you

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TWIST's avatar

Well, you have to become pompas and expect the rest of the country to change for you. I think you also have to remove english from your mind, and cry opression every chance you get.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

A sense of humour ;)

Reptar's avatar

@TWIST They do an awesome job at preserving their culture as they see it.

Snarp's avatar

So I’m not Canadian, but I’m kind of fascinated by your question, because I don’t understand it. I live in Ohio, I can move to Kentucky tomorrow, I just pack up and move. Then I can continue to work in Ohio. I would imagine that Canadian provinces work the same way? What do you think you would have to do?

Reptar's avatar

Don’t try and turn right on a red light. Learn your french. Stay in Montreal if it’s an option.

Reptar's avatar

There are no steps really until you have lived their for 3 months. Then you can change over your health card and drivers license.

PretentiousArtist's avatar

Learn French. They speak English too, but it’s just good to know French over there.

nicobanks's avatar

Learn the language. If you stay on the border you likely won’t have a problem being understood if you only speak English, but if you plan on going in deeper you’ll encounter people who don’t know English, don’t know much English, or won’t speak English on principle. So for practical reasons, and respectful ones too (you know, do as the Romans when you live in Rome), learn French.

Snarp's avatar

I’m feeling contrary today. Don’t learn French, it’s not France. They still have the Queen of England on the money, don’t they?

Cotton101's avatar

Lots of warm clothes!

Not a moving expert by any means. Personally, just call United!

Berserker's avatar

Gatineau is mostly French, although while English is spoken, unless it’s Montréal, Québec City or maybe Trois-Rivières, you’ll have to learn some French to get by, so I would consider that…not a mastery of the entire language, but some basics; you’ll learn the language fast enough if you live there anyways.

If you can manage the trip from Québec to Ontario twice a day, it’s entirely possible, but that might depend where in Ontario you work.
Not wanting to discourage you, but I personally wouldn’t do it. If you don’t have a car, you’ll have to get to Ottawa by bus and then transfer to wherever you work. Not sure entirely about their bus routes, so that’s another step for you, find out about it so you know exactly what buses to take to get to and from work.
But, for sure they have regular public transportation between the two provinces.

As for the steps well, look for a place in Gatineau and go by the normal procedures, but reserve some spare time to drive back and forth to visit places several times, meet up with the landlord to settle things and all, or do it by phone or e-mail.

If you already have a job in Ontario, some people might get iffy about it, but they have no reason not to rent you an apartment.
You can also look up information online to check out places for rent in Gatineau, and I’m pretty sure somewhere in Ontario they sell “Le Journal de Montréal” which is Québec’s main newspaper. They got places for rent for pretty much the whole province, but if that doesn’t help, check here;

(I prepared Gatineau searches but for some reason the link reverts to all rent opportunities in Ontario, but I’m sure you can manage your own search.)

Will save some driving time, but you might have to pay some long distance fees for phone calls.

You’ll most likely have to pay or rent a moving truck, unless you have really nice friends with vans or pickups willing to help you move.

As for the culture in Québec, be warned, some are slightly xenophobic, but don’t let that discourage you, most of them will probably still invite you to go get drunk with them. :)

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