It’s now officially 30 days before we move to Canada.
By this time, most of our family and friends already know about us leaving. Most of them have been all smiles and supportive, but of course there are those who allow their doubts and concerns to come to the surface. We can’t blame them though since they’re just looking out for our best interests based on what they believe in. Besides, uprooting your life and moving halfway across the world is an undertaking that’s almost impossible to fully comprehend.
These days, whenever conversations steer towards Canada, there’s one question that’s almost always asked.
In our last post, we talked about the different ways you can bring your money into Canada as a first time immigrant. In that post, we mentioned that we will be going with a wire/telegraphic transfer between BPI here in the Philippines and their partner bank in Canada, Scotiabank.
This will be done through the Scotiabank StartRight Program for newcomers to Canada. It is basically a bank account that you can open before landing in Canada which gives you some benefits including being able to do a one-time wire/transfer of up $50,000 to Canada without any fees.
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It’s now a little over a month before our big move to Canada and we have been busy taking care of the many different matters that need to be settled.
Right now, we’ve put our house on the market and have started making inventories of the items and clothes that will be making the trip with us. It’s also starting to take it’s toll emotionally as we’re slowly coming to grips with the fact that we’ll be leaving our family, friends and dogs (most especially our dogs!) behind. We get tearful moments just thinking about things like this.
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