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Need help moving to Vancouver

Discussion in 'Employment and Students' started by ilii, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. ilii

    ilii New Member

    Hello everyone,

    I will be arriving in Vancouver, BC from Toronto at approximately 2:30pm on September 07 and would like to reach out to someone currently living in the area.

    I am a very recent university grad from Toronto, but I will be arriving without an apartment or job lined up. I would very much appreciate it if someone could meet up with me and help me out for the day.

    My original plan was to find a hostle upon arrival, in which case I would then continue to live there until I can find a place to stay. I find this plan a bit stressful and would like to avoid it if possible. If I can meet up with someone it will make things flow much more easily.

    I will pay for any services you can offer, which includes the pick-up at the airport and each subsequent night you allow me to stay at your place. I will be adamantly searching for a place to stay while in Vancouver, every day from early morning until night. If you feel that you can help me out in any way, please contact me!

    Also, I forgot to mention that I will be searching for a cheaper accommodation upon arrival (up to $550 monthly), but I can only pay a hostle-type fee per night while I look for it.

    Please message me if you can offer various services, and I will be more than willing to chat about it with you.

    *Note* I will be looking through the replies to this post throughout the day, each day up until my departure on Sept. 7th. I will close this post only when the problem is solved - so it will always remain active until then.

    Thank you very much and I looking forward to your responses ~
  2. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Are you serious? Do posts like this really work?

    A complete stranger looking to meet up with another complete stranger and get help settling into a new city?

    When you arrive at YVR: There is Public Transit (The Canada Line) into the city. It would be a 2 zone fare: Meaning $4 PLUS the $5 YVR Addfare= $9.00 for a 90 minute ticket.

    If you pop into the7-Eleven at YVR first, you can purchase a loaded $16 Compass card and only get charged $8.15 to go into the city. Compass cards are reloadable at SkyTrain stations and online. www.compasscard.ca/ www.translink.ca/ 604-953-3333

    There are youth hostels downtown as well as the more popular one about 20 minutes west of downtown out at Jericho beach. Bus #4 from downtown heads out that way.

    You might want to check out the "Moving to Vancouver" thread over at www.reddit.com/r/vancouver with detailed info for people just like you!





    The region has 8 casinos, open 24/7, and are almost always looking for more staff! Google: Great Canadian Casinos; Gateway Casinos and Edgewater Casino for all job openings.

    Best of luck moving! I hope you meet decent people who won't take advantage of your situation.
  3. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    FYI: When using Transit in the region: Compass cards are the way to go. Save 22% Over cash fares!

    Compass works system wide; where as bus transfers ONLY work on buses now.

    Zones in effect: weekdays until 6:30pm and ONLY when riding SkyTrain or SeaBus.

    NO Zones for bus only travel; or evenings and weekends.
  4. Karambola

    Karambola New Member

    I am also going to Vancouer in the first part of February. I wanna migrate there with my child. The problem is next: my child has another last name (the last name of her native daddy), hoe to make the procedure on migration fast and without problem? I heard about the special companies which help with documents fast, like this one https://usimmigrationforms.com/ Do you know the same in Canada.

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