How I came to live in Canada!

Dear Readers,

I would like to share with you a brief overview of how I came to live in Canada and to work in the relocation industry.

In the 1970’s my mother gave my father an ultimatum, that he quit his job as he was travelling constantly as a consultant or that he ask his company to be relocate him abroad.  The latter was chosen and my adventure began!  The starting point? Well, on April 1st 1982 (this is not a joke) I was born in Casablanca, Morocco, where my parents, 1 sister and 2 brothers had been living for over 6 years already.  From that point on, I was given an amazing opportunity; to grow up amongst different cultures then my own.

My life did not become one of an expatriate; expatriation led my life to become who I am.

From this time forward, I lived in Morocco, France (where I am from originally), the Philippines, China, the United Kingdom, the United States and now Canada.

As for some people relocation is a stressful period, for me it simply grew to be natural and the struggle I was faced with was to find a certain stability.  After years in the hospitality industry and an entrepreneurial project, I found that the next natural step was the industry of relocation.

Our society pushes individuals to fit in! Relocation and Canada have both given me that.

Although I am a ‘rookie’ in the relocation industry per say, no professional experience could replace the knowledge I have accumulated throughout the years of my numerous relocations.  I began my job at ARIANNE with one objective; put forward something that seems so natural to me in order to help others experience relocation in the most positive ways possible.

As for why I chose Canada, apart from the factor ‘love’ with my boyfriend moving to Montreal, it felt like a good fit.  Having always been attracted by North America, I also needed to find a place that I could come to call home and Montreal, with its amazing mix of cultures and French/English bilingualism simply made perfect sense.

According to the 2010 Global Liveability Report from The Economist Intelligence Unit ( it seems I could not have chosen a better country for the quality of life it offers.

Stay tuned, in my next blog entry I will go a little deeper into Canada’s amazing quality of life!

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2018-06-01T11:36:40+00:00By |Canada, Relocation|0 Comments

About the Author:

Dorothée was raised as an expatriate child and has lived on four different continents, leaving with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share on the dos and don'ts of successfully relocating to Canada.

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