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 Post subject: Re: Moving To P.E.I.
PostPosted: April 18th, 2012, 11:54 am 
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Molly wrote:
Hi, there all sorts of public access beaches everywhere on PEI. The only beaches you have to pay to get to are the Provincial Park ones.


Thanks for the tip! I'm wondering though how most residents (who don't actually have ocean-front properties) really access those beaches.

From looking at google maps, it seems a lot of the beaches could only be accessed by going through someone's property. And ones I've located that do have an obvious public road do not seem to have any obvious "parking" near the beach. So I'm wondering how people manage to get to them - is there a comprehensive "guide to the PE beaches" anywhere?


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PostPosted: April 18th, 2012, 12:05 pm 
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Is there a comprehensive "guide to the PE beaches" anywhere?

Here's something.
http://www.tourismpei.com/pei-beaches


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 Post subject: Re: Moving To P.E.I.
PostPosted: April 18th, 2012, 10:40 pm 
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Wow, that's very helpful indeed - Thanks =D>


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 Post subject: Re: Moving To P.E.I.
PostPosted: May 8th, 2012, 9:32 pm 
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It is the National Park system that you need to pay to go into. But a season pass is something like $40 if you buy them early (like now) and it is good for all the National park beaches on PEI.
Provincial parks are free I think! or at least the ones we go to are.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving To P.E.I.
PostPosted: June 6th, 2012, 12:56 pm 
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We felt like posting a bit about our reasons for deciding to make the move to PEI:

I've been back and forth to PEI for the past three years now, each trip tackling the trek from Calgary, Alberta with 2 young children and my wife. It is such beautiful drive out east and we've decided to go give winter a shot and make living on the Island permanent.

We're originally from Vancouver, BC and currently living in Calgary, Alberta, with the housing prices and cost of living placing us closer to poverty, we've decided to jump ship and go to the other coast.

Two years ago we purchased a house on Route 25 - Covehead Road which my wife (28) and I (31) have been restoring its potential. Each year as we have discussed, we wanted to take more trips into Charlottetown and meet people, but before we knew it summer was over and it was time to put down the tools and head back to Alberta.

I can't wait to get to the Island, and start meeting some down to earth people not obsessed about money and having the newest "shiny" gadgets (no pun intended). I want to be able to raise my kids with values, not artificial love.

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 Post subject: Re: Moving To P.E.I.
PostPosted: June 21st, 2012, 9:14 pm 
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It looks like there are a few Americans/former Americans who have moved to PEI and are seeking citizenship. If anyone has advice, we'd be interested in hearing your thoughts. We live in Colorado and have become increasingly nervous about staying here (due to civil rights violations that are becoming more common).

Does PEI feel safer/saner than living in the US? It the cost of living and laid back lifestyle worth the difficulty of finding work and being "from away"? I get a mixed sense of how non-native PEI'ers are treated (some people say PEI'ers are warm, others say they're prejudiced). I'm not sure how to guess what the social climate is really like. Is it dependent on area?

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 Post subject: Re: Moving To P.E.I.
PostPosted: June 21st, 2012, 9:28 pm 
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I am not an American citizen but moved here in march 2011. I came from Holland, where I had an alarm, 4 locks, a camera and a steel plate in my door. Yes people, sweet sweet Holland! I feel very safe here, I haven't locked my car in a year :-)
Compared to Europe, the grocery bill is much higher here, but houses and land are cheaper, as are the taxes.
I do not feel I am treated differently coming from away, yes sometimes people joke about it, but it just joking.

Wages are way lower than what I am used to and I am still struggling to find work. In the newspaper there was an article recently that there are nine people available for every job open. But I am still hanging in there. There is a group called IBCA, (Islanders by choice alliance), who are very helpful with all sorts of questions. Lots of American citizens on their (very active) facebookpage. They might be able to help answer some immigration questions. There is even an immigration specialist on PEI, I would gladly give you his name.

I applied for permanent resident status so I could live anywhere I want, took me three years to get it, but I don't know if that is different if you're from the US or applying for PNP. Goodluck and if you have questions, just shout out.


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PostPosted: June 21st, 2012, 10:09 pm 
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Anneke,

I didn't expect that from Holland at all, but I'm glad you found a safe place in PEI!
We had an incident here about a week ago where police forced 25 regular drivers out of their cars and handcuffed them for 2 hours as they "searched" for a robber. America is crazier by the minute. I just want my kids to live in a safe place with good schools.
I'm super relieved that the "offlander" thing is a joke. I read some posts and it sounded like a prejudice.
Do people cross country ski on PEI? We're really into winter sports (skiing, snowshoeing, xc skiing, etc). It's cold where we live in winter but we still get out a lot; are people outdoorsy in PEI?


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PostPosted: June 21st, 2012, 10:43 pm 
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People go absolutely outdoors on PEI. This was my first winter here (and survived), but noticed lots of stuff going on. Not what I was used to, since PEI is much smaller and the events are too. The last event I went to in Holland was with 60.000 people, here that would be everybody in Charlottetown. But it is fun going out and meet people. I moved here for my 10 year old, who is absolutely loving it. The school and staff are great too. I live rural myself, only 10 minutes away from Charlottetown. I find Charlottetown just lovely, with a great blend of cultures.
Just one thing, but maybe that's a cultural thing since I am Dutch and therefor usually very direct and straight forward. I have trouble reading people, not knowing if they are sincere or not. But in time you will find out if they were full of it or not, especially when you don't get that callback for the job you were interviewed for :-).


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PostPosted: June 21st, 2012, 10:56 pm 
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Anneke,
That's very good news! I feel so much better after reading your posts. Thank you!!!

Hey, I don't know what line of work you do, but I own a small business (educational technology and online professional development). We hire people off of Guru and Odesk (websites where you can get contract work). If you've got some tech skills, you may want to look into it for some temporary work.

You may be able to piece together some work to keep yourself going for a while until that awesome job comes through.

Thanks for your help :)
Patty


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PostPosted: July 2nd, 2012, 10:13 pm 
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Patty: I would be interested in learning more about your business. Do you have a website?

I have been working from home for several years now, mainly doing internet sales and marketing, and am seriously considering retiring in PEI. With the Internet and the opportunities to earn a decent income online, it's nice to be able to consider relocating to any location in Canada.

Having visited PEI several times, I sure like the place. However, it's a big decision to pull up all my roots and take the plunge.

Dianne


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PostPosted: August 1st, 2012, 10:18 pm 
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Hmmm - seems like no one is interested in moving to PEI anymore.


Does anyone care?


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PostPosted: August 1st, 2012, 10:22 pm 
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Dianne wrote:
Hmmm - seems like no one is interested in moving to PEI anymore.


Does anyone care?



Care about what?
You do realize that 99% of the people on this forum have no interest in moving to PEI don't you?


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 Post subject: Re: Moving To P.E.I.
PostPosted: September 1st, 2012, 7:22 pm 
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Dianne wrote:
Hmmm - seems like no one is interested in moving to PEI anymore.

Does anyone care?


I suspect that July/August is a season when people send a lot less time surfing the web - and a lot more time hitting the beach :D

Probably the interested parties will start trickling back after labour day...


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 Post subject: Re: Moving To P.E.I.
PostPosted: September 17th, 2012, 9:50 pm 
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Hi Everyone...Well, my 20 year dream is about to come true! By the end of this month, our family will have moved to PEI, for good! We have successfully sold our house in Ontario, and bought in Freetown, PEI. We feel that the quality of people, the morality there...is how we want our grandson (who we are raising) to grow up...appreciating people and family. We feel so lucky that we are able to actually do this. I will probably be looking for part time nursing once I'm there...so, if anyone who reads this..if you know of any part time nursing positions (really prefer community nursing)..let me know? :D


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PostPosted: September 18th, 2012, 9:29 pm 
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Hi there and congrats on selling your home in Ontario and Welcome to PEI.

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 Post subject: Re: Moving To P.E.I.
PostPosted: November 12th, 2012, 4:31 pm 
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Wow, thought I had read everything in the 7 pages then once I registered I noticed all the archived ones. More reading.

We are considering moving to PEI, we've thought about it for 7 years now. Originally from GTA area in Ontario we've now lived in 2 very small rural communities in the Yukon and now in Alberta. I loved the Yukon but I really don't need/want 8 months of winter a year. I don't think anything on PEI could be as small or as isolated as where we lived in the Yukon.

I'm looking for something close to the main cities (in the Yukon I had to drive 2.5 hrs to get my hair done or go to a half decent grocery store) and 5 hrs to a Superstore or a Canadian Tire. Driving is not an issue for me. I am looking for good schools. I have an 8 and 7 year old.

How is the availability of teaching jobs or even supply teaching? My husband has over 7 years teaching experience with quite a bit dealing with First Nations, Spec Ed and Behaviour classes. I have 13 years for a major Canadian company in Corporate Affairs. Is it like a lot of areas where you have to put in your time supply teaching and LTO's and get your foot in the door?

I guess my question is where are some good areas within 30mins of a city.
We went out for a holiday a few years ago and fell in love with PEI. Being an Anne of Green Gables fanatic I have always wanted to live there.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving To P.E.I.
PostPosted: November 13th, 2012, 9:58 pm 
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YukonGirl13 wrote:
How is the availability of teaching jobs or even supply teaching? My husband has over 7 years teaching experience with quite a bit dealing with First Nations, Spec Ed and Behaviour classes. I have 13 years for a major Canadian company in Corporate Affairs. Is it like a lot of areas where you have to put in your time supply teaching and LTO's and get your foot in the door?

The availability of full time teaching jobs are few and far between. Your husband will most likely have to do supply teaching for a number of years before he can hope to obtain a permanent position. His experience might give him a leg up on others but generally the types of teachers that are in demand are French teachers and some of the speciality type teachers (science, math, phys. ed).

As for your experience, what did you do in corporate affairs? I'd suggest checking out the employment outlooks for PEI on www.workingincanada.gc.ca for more info.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving To P.E.I.
PostPosted: November 16th, 2012, 5:10 pm 
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Unless you have connections here to someone in in the governing party in is highly unlikely that you will get a teaching position especially now that they have recently reducing the number of teaching positions. Although you have experience in special education I don't think that it will give you any advantage as the government here does not care about the education of children with learning disabilities or any other types of learning issues.

Another thing you might want to consider is there is a major problem here with health care. There are currently over 8,000 people on the waiting list for a family doctor and it just seems to be getting worse. Even those with doctors cannot get medical care because many of the doctors are paid on salary and do not see many patients in the run of a day. I know of many people with family doctors that are waiting four weeks or more for an appointment.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving To P.E.I.
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So the Dr situation is much like Ontario then. I was 3 years without a Dr. Points to ponder. How are the schools, is there much bullying etc.... How is the education system there? It is possible that my husband may have to teach elsewhere and once the mortgage is paid off then try and supply.


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