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Welcome to Vancouver!

At ARIANNE, we understand how important, exciting, and stressful this transition in your life can be. With this Guide, our goal is to make your relocation as smooth as possible every step of the way. You can use the Guide whether you are still eagerly anticipating your move, or you are already in your new home, negotiating cultural differences and navigating day-to-day challenges.

Throughout the Guide, we will provide you with practical advice, synthesized and organized information, and cultural guidance for all stages of your move, so that you get the best possible relocation experience!

You can choose to read the Guide from start to finish, focus on the sections that interest you most, or simply use the search tool to find any bit of information you might be looking for. We’ve made it as complete as possible, and we hope you’ll find all the information you need. You can also visit the Blog on ARIANNE’s website to find more information and insight on specific topics.

We wish you all the best during your relocation and we hope you have a fabulous experience in the province of British Columbia, Canada!


The Vancouver Guide consists of 20 sections, listed in the MAIN MENU, covering the many different aspects of relocation. Most sections are divided into several sub-sections, listed in the QUICK LINKS at the beginning of each section.

Throughout the guide, you can click on MAIN MENU to return to the beginning of the guide, or BACK TO TOP to go to the top of the section.

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