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Author:  Seal [ June 29th, 2013, 2:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving To P.E.I.

celaine1234 wrote:
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.


This isn't a "major" problem with the healthcare system if you look at the ratio of provincial citizens without a family practitioner compared to other provinces.

Doctor shortages are nation wide and considering what other provinces are dealing with in their wait times and family doctor to patient stats, Prince Edward Island is doing ok. There are many walk in clinics in this province for urgent care, thy staff have seemed courtious and helpful and we've been in a few already to support the findings. For long term care and surgical wait times, it might be slow but thats just the way it is everywhere.

Perect or not, the healthcare system here is doing what taxes pay it to do. If anything it will get slower, so it's best people prepare for it instread of pointing out the obvious when it comes to health care issues.

We're moving here from Ontario to live the Canadian dream because it's feasible to do so. You Islanders have it great here compared to many other places across this country in my opinion and I want a piece of it. :D

Love it here!

seal

Author:  Specialist [ June 29th, 2013, 9:43 pm ]
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PEI is a great place to live... little narrow minded individuals at times but is a great place to raise a family. Violence is not like Halifax or larger cities such as Montreal and Toronto.

You can make friends very easily here but remember that a lot of people have family so sometimes it is difficult to become close to member family functions.

Have a great time here.

Author:  geniebot [ July 4th, 2013, 9:15 pm ]
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It looks like a great deal of people would like to live on PEI, or at least in the summer time. See below:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-ed ... e-584.html

P.E.I. ranked top getaway on continent - Prince Edward Island - CBC ...

Prince Edward Island has been named the best Island getaway in North America and fifth best in the world by the readers of Travel and Leisure Magazine.

P.E.I. finished ahead of international destinations such as Bali, Sicily and the Galapagos, and Vancouver Island and the Florida Keys in North America.

"To see Prince Edward Island included on the same list as Maui, Santorini and the Galapagos Islands in an American publication is a testament to the excellent product we’ve built over the years," said Tourism Minister Robert Henderson in a news release.

Henderson noted tourism is a vital industry for the province that provides more than 7,000 full-time equivalent jobs and accounts for seven per cent of GDP, the highest percentage of any Canadian province.

P.E.I. was in the top North American spot in 2003 as well.

Author:  sunrunner [ July 29th, 2013, 9:58 pm ]
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Hello my fellow Canadians! My husband and I have been seriously contemplating a move out of province. We had hoped to bring our optimistic and warm hearts to PEI for a taste of simplicity which we have always valued and cannot maintain in Ontario. I am absolutely shocked and discouraged that the "Maritime attitude" I have always respected and admired may not be authentic. All I have been reading is the horrible acts of discrimination and exclusion from Islanders on "people from away", a term I think it so archaic and redundant. Really? This is Canada... why would anyone turn away or mistreat GOOD people with GOOD values? I suppose this is strategic- to scare people away from taking the leap....and to step on your turf. So sad.

Author:  craiger [ July 30th, 2013, 5:44 am ]
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sunrunner wrote:
Hello my fellow Canadians! My husband and I have been seriously contemplating a move out of province. We had hoped to bring our optimistic and warm hearts to PEI for a taste of simplicity which we have always valued and cannot maintain in Ontario. I am absolutely shocked and discouraged that the "Maritime attitude" I have always respected and admired may not be authentic. All I have been reading is the horrible acts of discrimination and exclusion from Islanders on "people from away", a term I think it so archaic and redundant. Really? This is Canada... why would anyone turn away or mistreat GOOD people with GOOD values? I suppose this is strategic- to scare people away from taking the leap....and to step on your turf. So sad.

I hate to burst your bubble here, but discrimination is not unique to PEI. And if a few news stories are going to keep you away from a place, you won't have too many options of where to go. Most islanders and maritimers don't turn away people and welcome newcomers with open arms.

Author:  Gardiner [ July 30th, 2013, 10:47 am ]
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sunrunner wrote:
Hello my fellow Canadians! My husband and I have been seriously contemplating a move out of province. We had hoped to bring our optimistic and warm hearts to PEI for a taste of simplicity which we have always valued and cannot maintain in Ontario. I am absolutely shocked and discouraged that the "Maritime attitude" I have always respected and admired may not be authentic.
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All I have been reading
is the horrible acts of discrimination and exclusion from Islanders on "people from away", a term I think it so archaic and redundant. Really? This is Canada... why would anyone turn away or mistreat GOOD people with GOOD values? I suppose this is strategic- to scare people away from taking the leap....and to step on your turf. So sad.


So all this information you've so graciously provided is from something you read and NOT witnessed?

Author:  Suzy Q [ July 30th, 2013, 1:58 pm ]
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sunrunner wrote:
Hello my fellow Canadians! My husband and I have been seriously contemplating a move out of province. We had hoped to bring our optimistic and warm hearts to PEI for a taste of simplicity which we have always valued and cannot maintain in Ontario. I am absolutely shocked and discouraged that the "Maritime attitude" I have always respected and admired may not be authentic. All I have been reading is the horrible acts of discrimination and exclusion from Islanders on "people from away", a term I think it so archaic and redundant. Really? This is Canada... why would anyone turn away or mistreat GOOD people with GOOD values? I suppose this is strategic- to scare people away from taking the leap....and to step on your turf. So sad.

rofl...wow, we rarely hear of discrimination here that I am aware of , and as for the cfa...its a term meaning they were not born here, thus probably don't have much family here...etc, big deal...there is nothing derogatory about the term , but if you choose to take it that way for some reason ...maybe you would not be happy here after all... :wink: , what is sad is that you would assume the worst meaning possible..personally I think islanders ( including the cfas..) are the best people in the world..must be the affect we have on them..lol

Author:  Suzy Q [ July 30th, 2013, 2:01 pm ]
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sunrunner wrote:
Hello my fellow Canadians! My husband and I have been seriously contemplating a move out of province. We had hoped to bring our optimistic and warm hearts to PEI for a taste of simplicity which we have always valued and cannot maintain in Ontario. I am absolutely shocked and discouraged that the "Maritime attitude" I have always respected and admired may not be authentic. All I have been reading is the horrible acts of discrimination and exclusion from Islanders on "people from away", a term I think it so archaic and redundant. Really? This is Canada... why would anyone turn away or mistreat GOOD people with GOOD values? I suppose this is strategic- to scare people away from taking the leap....and to step on your turf. So sad.

oh and by the way, could you give us a list of examples ?? real friendly for your first post..im sure you will have no problem making friends here.. :wink:

Author:  kreskin [ July 31st, 2013, 6:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving To P.E.I.

sunrunner wrote:
Hello my fellow Canadians! My husband and I have been seriously contemplating a move out of province. We had hoped to bring our optimistic and warm hearts to PEI for a taste of simplicity which we have always valued and cannot maintain in Ontario. I am absolutely shocked and discouraged that the "Maritime attitude" I have always respected and admired may not be authentic. All I have been reading is the horrible acts of discrimination and exclusion from Islanders on "people from away", a term I think it so archaic and redundant. Really? This is Canada... why would anyone turn away or mistreat GOOD people with GOOD values? I suppose this is strategic- to scare people away from taking the leap....and to step on your turf. So sad.


As a CFA (or PFA as some people term it) myself, I can tell you that you are only slightly partially right (and mostly wrong). There was a time when there was more validity to your concern, but those days are long gone.

These days, CFA's will get the "cold shoulder" only if they act superior to Islanders and are condescending about the way things are here.

It is okay to comment something like "gee, the roads are in terrible shape here" (that will simply prompt someone to helpfully explain to you how the geology of the island makes it hard to construct good roads here) but if you immediately follow up that statement with something like "they do it so much better in Ontario", then be prepared to have the person you are talking with to "shut down" on you.

The more accepting you are of the way things are on PEI, the more accepting Islanders will be of you.

It is okay to ask about what you have read, but you follow up with a condescending statement like the last sentence of your post. If you can avoid talking to Islanders with pessimistic and cold hearts (i.e. looking down your nose at us), then your "optimistic and warm hearts" will fit right in and you will be readily accepted.

edit: see mikej's post in another discussion thread
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18337&start=23

Author:  Todd [ August 2nd, 2013, 6:43 pm ]
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I moved to PEI from Ontario and have been here for almost 2 months. I've had nothing but warm greetings from everyone. I don't have to worry about bragging about things being better in Ontario because they aren't!

Author:  Mike Cannon [ August 26th, 2013, 5:57 am ]
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I have been trying to find a home in Charlottetown in Brighton near Victoria Park. Anyone know if that new house being built at the lower end of Ambrose Street is going to be for sale?

Mike

Author:  defmn [ November 4th, 2013, 10:10 am ]
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sunrunner wrote:
Hello my fellow Canadians! My husband and I have been seriously contemplating a move out of province. We had hoped to bring our optimistic and warm hearts to PEI for a taste of simplicity which we have always valued and cannot maintain in Ontario. I am absolutely shocked and discouraged that the "Maritime attitude" I have always respected and admired may not be authentic. All I have been reading is the horrible acts of discrimination and exclusion from Islanders on "people from away", a term I think it so archaic and redundant. Really? This is Canada... why would anyone turn away or mistreat GOOD people with GOOD values? I suppose this is strategic- to scare people away from taking the leap....and to step on your turf. So sad.


This makes me think of an old joke.

A man walks into a local restaurant and sits down at the counter next to another guy who starts a conversation. The guy sitting there explains that he is from out of town but looking for a new place to move and that is why he is in town checking things out. So he asks the local what the people are like in this town. The local thinks about it for a minute and asks a question in return. What are the people like where you live now, he enquires.

The out of towner immediately starts to list off the shortcomings of the people where he currently lives. Selfish, greedy, unfriendly, and on and on. Nothing good about them at all.

The local looks at him and gives his reply. "Well," he tells the out of towner, "I think you will find the people here pretty much the same." And he excuses himself and leaves.

My wife and I moved here just over a year ago. We live in Charlottetown which is a beautiful, clean and safe city with pretty much every service a person needs.

Have we heard a few comments about people not born here? Yes.
Have we been welcomed and treated well by the vast majority? Yes.

I don't know about others but I tend to just ignore the small minded and spend my time with more interesting people. There are a lot of people in this city and I don't need each and every one of them to approve of me or my decision to live here just as I don't feel any need to convert them in their way of thinking.

Author:  pogy [ December 22nd, 2013, 3:32 pm ]
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Hello everybody! My name is Marina and I am from Russia.
Firstly, sorry for my English - it is far from perfect :) I wish there is an automatic spell checker here :oops:
We planning to go to PEI in September 2014 - I am as a student and my husband as a worker. All potential immigrants from Russia are scared with unemployed rates on PEI. My husband is a computer sistem administrator. I hope computers take a great place in a PEI's life (are they everywhere?) so computer specialists are in a need.
What can you say about it? Is it really hard to find a job on PEI?
Thank you in advance!!!

Author:  pogy [ January 28th, 2014, 1:22 am ]
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pogy wrote:
Hello everybody!

It seems to me that with my message I've closed this topic. I did not expect this :))) Happy New Year to everybody on PEI!

Author:  Violet [ January 28th, 2014, 10:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving To P.E.I.

As a family who moved here last year, I can tell you jobs are hard to come by, but you can check the different job websites for the type of work your husband is looking for (just google PEI jobs or Charlottetown jobs). Stick to the cities - Charlottetown or Summerside. The government also has a job website, www.jobbank.gc.ca - when it asks where you live, just choose PEI.

Good luck!

Violet

Author:  pogy [ January 28th, 2014, 10:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving To P.E.I.

Violet wrote:
Good luck!
Violet


Oh, thank you very much! Of cause, I googling this sites. Frankly, without success yet. I know in Canada it is better looking for job with social net.

Author:  Violet [ January 28th, 2014, 10:42 am ]
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Try this one, it seems to me more specialized: http://www.opportunitiespei.ca/working-industries

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