Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Assignment in Vancouver

Today I would like to discuss Vancouver in Canada. If you were to be sent to Vancouver on an expatriate assignment or if you were to relocate there, you are likely to experience weather that is temperate. You will meet people who speak English, and French (both official). The cost of clothing, food and beverages, housing and transport is very high compared to other places.

Vancouver is a coastal city located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. With its location on the Pacific Rim and at the western terminus of Canada's transcontinental highway and rail routes, Vancouver is one of the nation's largest industrial centres. The Port of Vancouver, Canada's largest and most diversified, does trade with over 130 different economies annually. Vancouver is also the headquarters of forest product and mining companies. In recent years, Vancouver has become an increasingly important centre for software development, biotechnology and a vibrant film industry.

From a day to day comfort perspective, you are likely to experience minimal hardship. Be sure to negotiate an appropriate salary or allowance to compensate for the cost of living. If you live in Vancouver or if you lived there recently, let us know what your experience has been. Would you live in Vancouver again?