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It has been a month since we moved to Vancouver. We are now setup in our apartment. We have moved on 1 February. The apartment is located between downtown Vancouver (Downtown) and West end a residential area. This allows us to easily access all parts of the city with public transport.
The apartment is renovated, the size is approximately 55 m2.
To give an idea of the cost of living here, for this apartment we pay a rent of $1150 (approximately 850 euros) with water and heating included.
I am sure you guessed that for our furniture we haven’t try to be original! On our way to IKEA with a small truck rented for the day! Then for the remaining, we heavily used Craigslist. We succeeded in finding a lot of used things like a futon, table and chairs, stools, tableware, coffee tables… It is rather profitable!
Otherwise on the work side, we have a great news. I (Carole) signed a contract on February 14 to work as an analyst/developer in .NET. More specifically to work for a small company of 6 people who customized customer management software (CRM to insiders). I started working gently with a half time at home to train me on the software, it’s great to start slowly!
For Mathieu, the industrial sector is a little more locked so he starts looking for work using networking. At first sight here is the key to find a job, meet people from the community, meet recruiters etc… Creating links to bypass the ads market.
As regards recreation we had time to walk around a bit in the neighborhood and learn more about the city. Tomorrow we will take advantage of our weekend to go skiing for a day at Cypress Mountain. It snowed all week and it’s supposed to snow more tonight, it should be good ;)!
We are leaving you with some pictures.