Reasons to move to Edmonton:
- As Canada’s northernmost city, Edmonton is a winter city with a dry climate that boasts an average of 325 days of sun each year.
- Known as Canada’s festival city, Edmonton is host to over 30 annual festivals including the International Fringe Theatre festival.
- River Valley is the largest urban greenbelt in North America (20 times the size of New York’s central park) containing 22 major parks perfect for walking, hiking and cycling.
Edmonton, the capital of Alberta is a charming city which manages to combine beautiful scenery, good schools, excellent public services and a high standard of living.
At 2,200 feet above sea level and nestled on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton is home to 900,000 people.
Despite its size, the city retains a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, all the while maintaining its strategic importance as an economic hub for Alberta and Canada.
When relocating to Edmonton, you will soon realise just how much there is for you to do, and visit.
As North America’s northernmost large metropolis, it’s a city that’s never been afraid to do things a little differently, as visitors discover through close encounters with free-roaming bison, a shopping mall that spans more than 48 city blocks, and a dynamic arts and culture scene.
Edmonton is a popular location for British expats looking for a city with heart that offers affordable living and plenty of opportunities for jobs and leisure.
Export Packing & Wrapping Service
When the client has accepted the quoted price and a move date has been secured, the vehicle and removal team will arrive at residence.
The removal team will proceed to export pack and wrap all items being transported in special breathable bubble wrap.
Special made-to-measure wooden creates can also be used for difficult to move or fragile items.
Our dedicated team in the UK & Canada will ensure all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly.
They will arrange the unloading and unpacking of your household goods ready for checks or inspections.
Once your belongings have cleared customs, you will be contacted to discuss a convenient time to deliver them if not already agreed.
White & Company offers secure containerised storage facilities via its own depots. We have 19 strategically placed storage facilities throughout the UK to choose from.
Our partners in Canada can also off your storage facilities should you require them.
Insurance For Removals to Edmonton
Despite our best efforts sometimes items get damaged or things go amiss. White & Company always try to minimise problems during the moving process. That’s why we offer limited liability insurance.
Marine insurance is a key consideration when shipping overseas. We recommend you consider protecting your valuable personal possessions while in transit or storage with our ‘All Risk’ Marine Standard Liability cover.
Marine Insurance Cover is offered to you on receipt of a completed Overseas Valuation Form. Such insurance cover is ‘Comprehensive’ and ‘All Risk’ and is based on the values as declared by you on the Overseas Valuation Form.
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- Edmonton benefits from lower cost housing than fellow Alberta province city, Calgary as well as Vancouver and Toronto.
- House prices in Edmonton average around C$371,000 (£227,000) with increases of around 4% per year.
- For renters, a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre will cost around C$1255 (£767) per month compared to £1714 in London.
Leafy Edmonton is very family-friendly, close to good local schools and parks with lots of neighbourhoods to choose from.
It’s also well sought after by young professionals who want to live and work close to the city’s eclectic nightlife.
Property is definitely cheaper than the UK whether you rent or buy and you will find that homes are larger and often come with substantial gardens or plots of land.
The housing market is touted as a ‘buyer’s market’ by local estate agents who attribute this to the record number of homes for sale.
However, the Canadian Government’s tightening up on its lending and new federal mortgage stress test rules that were introduced to limit how much buyers can borrow have dampened this somewhat in the last few months.
Experts remain confident nonetheless that by the end of 2019 Edmonton’s housing market will have stabilised and this stagnant period will be over.
On the flip side, this has meant that for those who can afford to move, there are some great bargains to be found for buyers.
For new expat arrivals, renting is likely to be the wisest option until you have familiarised yourself with the market. It also offers you the opportunity to test out a few neighbourhoods until you find the one that suits you best.
White & Company Provide Removals to Edmonton and all major surrounding locations
- Rental costs in Edmonton are 56.90% lower than in London.
- Basic utilities (electric, gas and heating etc) for a one-bedroom apartment cost around C$178 per month (£108).
- The cost for a three-course meal for 2 people in a mid-range restaurant is almost 15% cheaper in Edmonton compared to London.
Expats can enjoy a cost of living which is for the most part cheaper than living in the UK. According to Numbeo’s ‘Quality of Life Index’ figures show that those living in Edmonton enjoy a higher quality of life rating of 174.54 compared to London’s 120.79.
Wages in Edmonton are slightly higher than London, but savings can be made in other areas too such as travel, fuel, entertainment and childcare (all of which are cheaper when compared to the UK).
The most expensive cost to consider when living in Edmonton is general groceries, as prices are 12.75% higher than in London.
Shopaholics take note that with 0% provincial sales tax added to purchases in Edmonton and just 5% GST you can shop till you drop!
- Edmonton is the major economic centre for northern and central Alberta.
The local economy is one of the most diverse in Canada with strong industrial, technology, biotech, research and education sectors.
- Edmonton is a hub for the oil and gas industry (hence the name of its National Hockey League team, the Oilers).
- Canada is among one of the ten top trading nations in the world and has one of the wealthiest economies with a high per-capita income.
Edmonton is an attractive and welcoming destination for foreigners looking for work and many British expats have made the transition with relative ease.
The city offers some great career prospects and progression together with above average salaries and excellent working conditions.
The region’s economy is based largely on natural resources, and in particular the large oil and natural gas reserves from which the whole of Alberta benefits.
The potential oil supply from the province’s tar sands is estimated to be second only to that of Saudi Arabia.
Despite the focus on oil and gas, Edmonton’s economy is one of the most diverse in Canada with strong industrial, technology, biotech, research and education sectors.
Some of the biggest national and international employers are IBM, General Electric, Intuit Canada, Afexa Life Sciences, BioWare, Canadian Western Bank, Telus, Stantec, and TD Canada Trust.
- Education in Canada is for the most part provided publicly, funded and is overseen by federal, provincial, and local governments.
- Edmonton has a reputation for offering good quality schooling. From kindergarten right through to university level and the overall the literacy rate is around 97%.
- The University of Alberta the (U of A) is a board-governed institution which generates an annual revenue of over one billion dollars.
Education is free for all residents of Canada. The standard is consistently good across the elementary and secondary school systems, although some city schools can be overcrowded.
Most students attend schools in the two large English-language boards: Edmonton Public Schools, and the separate Edmonton Catholic School District.
From elementary level to tertiary, Edmonton’s residents receive a very high standard of education and there are ample choices of institutions to choose from, both state and privately funded.
For those who are intending to stay in Edmonton long term, finding an appropriate school will not pose too much of a problem.
The transition for children moving from the UK to Edmonton is mostly an easy one owing to the lack of language barriers, a familiar culture and lifestyle as well as the exciting opportunities offered by this welcoming and friendly nation.
Removals to Edmonton
- Weekly removals services to Canada with full load consignments that take your belongings direct from point A to B or part loads that are delivered shortly after your arrival.
- Shipping can take anything from 8 to 12 weeks. From arrival at port to the additional time taken for the clearing of customs and quarantine.
- Storage offered either at our secure facilities based in the UK or through our industry partners in Canada.
Now that you’ve hopefully decided to settle down and move to Edmonton it’s time to figure out how to get there.
Canada has long been the expat destination of choice with thousands making the move each year.
During this time White & Company has positioned itself as the international removals firm of choice for all Removals to Canada.
To find out more about how we could get your dream move to Edmonton underway don’t hesitate to give us a call today.
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What Others Say…
Wayne Middleton and Brian Witherford were professional and extremely helpful. Did a brilliant job. Would recommend Whites to anyone. Thanks very much.
Have used this company regularly for 5 years including my time in the armed forces. They are professional and efficient. Will use them again on our next move.
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