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Living in Abbotsford

The expatriate living in Abbotsford will experience four distinct seasons, with mild winters, rainy autumns, warm springs and dry summers. One of the best ways to experience Abbotsford’s climate is by visiting one of the well-known agri-tourism attractions. The Discovery Trail; a paved corridor surrounded by towering trees, lush meadows and scenic ponds, connects the east and west ends of the Abbotsford community. Residents and expats use the trail to run, walk, roller blade or cycle through nature, or to sit, picnic and watch the native wildlife. If sports are of interest, Abbotsford has plenty to offer, including arena football, soccer, rugby and ice hockey, which is played at the 7,000 seat Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Center. Expatriates looking to immerse themselves in local history can visit the Tretheway House Museum, which was designated a heritage site in 1983. Expats wishing to get information on living in Abbotsford or expat life in general can use the InterNations platform, where they will find forums, articles and discussion groups dedicated to arts and entertainment, sports, leisure and lifestyle and much more.

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    HI Tara, How did things go? What would you be doing if your husband gets a job in Edmonton?

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    Thanks Douglas. If my field is financial planning and analysis, is it necessarily true that I should move to Calgary instead of Edmonton? Thx

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Moving to Abbotsford

Whether moving to Abbotsford for work, family or to pursue another opportunity, expatriates can get information on relocating at InterNations. When moving to a new city, it can be helpful to get in touch with other international expats on the InterNations forums and discussion groups. With topics including the environment, lifestyle, travel, and culture, being part of an online community can be invaluable to the expat moving abroad. There is even a marketplace for expats to find everything they might need when moving to Abbotsford. Abbotsford is the biggest city, by area, in British Columbia. To make moving to a large city as smooth as possible, InterNations publishes an online journal called Expat Magazine, full of articles on housing, expat insurance, finance, working abroad and cross-cultural communication, among many other subjects.

Working in Abbotsford

The main industries in Abbotsford are transportation, manufacturing, retail and agriculture, with the city earning the highest dollar per acre for agricultural land in the whole of Canada. There is also a growing aerospace industry, based around the Abbotsford International Airport, which hosts the Abbotsford International Airshow every year. A large proportion of Abbotsford’s workforce resides within the city, with fewer workers commuting out of the city, and even fewer commuting in to work. Expats looking to work in Abbotsford can utilize InterNations to get in touch with other expats living in Abbotsford, socialize, network and find jobs, opportunities and details on topics including salaries and visas.

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    When moving to a huge city such as Vancouver, InterNations made it easy for me to find fellow expats and the network that I needed.

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    InterNations make networking in such a large city so much easier with their events and extensive information.

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