Vancouver - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

This city seems to have more foreigners than locals now. We hear on the news how the prices of housing is driving local Canadians out of the province. Everyone is really spread out here so you make your friends wherever you go. - May 2017

Small expat community that doesn't seem to mingle much. - Aug 2015

I think mixed. Vancouver was not a cohesive community-type post (though there were some nice events at the CG's house) so if you need that support or activity offerings, you may be disappointed. Some were bored with the work, others had higher or different expectations for the post, and many were fighting the high cost of living daily and not able to partake in all the city had to offer. Again, do your research, calibrate expectations, and know what you are getting into with LQA, cost of living, etc. I will also say that several of us had trouble in our administrative dealings with Ottawa. It could seem an evil empire at times. - Jun 2014

Seems huge. - Mar 2012


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