Canadian architect moving to Europe

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Jan 12th, 2018, 02:49 PM
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Canadian architect moving to Europe

Hi guys,

I have always dreamed of living in Europe. I work in architecture and speak English and a bit f French. My preference is the UK but Iím open minded.

I am in my late twenties so I figure better do it sooner rather than later.

Anyone with an idea/s of how I can start this process? Ideally I would like to find a job in my field first. I know it will take a couple of years but I want to get the ball rolling.
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Jan 12th, 2018, 04:11 PM
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You might start with "Living and Working in Britain" by David Hampshire. There are similar books for some European countries. But your biggest problem will be getting a work permit/visa. For that you need to look at the embassy web pages.
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Jan 12th, 2018, 09:44 PM
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Start with getting your credentials converted. The UK consulate would be your first stop.

You're young enough for the Youth worker holiday visa. Apply for that. You'll be allowed to work for six months and holiday for six more. It'll give you enough time to make some contacts. Learn if you like things or if it's just a dream that should remain a dream.

After the year you'll likely need to go back to Canada and apply for a normal visa. Not only is it an ideal to have a job before applying you'll NEED a job offer. It won't be easy. It's not like Europe is short of young architects.
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Jan 12th, 2018, 10:45 PM
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double post: Moving to Europe from Canada
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Jan 13th, 2018, 12:18 AM
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Well, they were advised there to start their own new thread so it seems unfair to criticise them for doing that.
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Jan 13th, 2018, 05:37 AM
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@Noncomformist - exactly!
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Jan 13th, 2018, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by ribeirasacra View Post
Before criticizing the -- did you happen to notice that thread is nine years old?

The OP did exactly the right thing.
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