I am thinking of moving to Canada in a few years, but I have no real experience moving to another country or know many people who have. I am able to research enough to figure out what is required to move, but I have some questions still. I am mostly worried about the fact that if I were to move, I would not have any family or know anyone in the area. I realize answers are going to be different person to person, but I'll still appreciate any advice.
1. How difficult was it to "establish" yourself in another country? In so far as making a social group.
2. What do you wish you had known in retrospect before moving?
3. What are some good resources for finding out what life is like in another city before moving? I have a few cities in mind, but I would like to know information like good areas to live, cost of living, etc.
Any additional advice or thoughts would be welcome. I am looking at cities like Toronto and Vancouver, but nothing is definite.