Monday, October 31, 2011

Feelings of prospective immigrant #1

Looks like I was not able to write down last page of my posts on feeling. However, I am back... Currently I am in Edmonton, Canada. Yeah we did it!!! Will provide more information later. Tired up with the home stuff.

So, my last day in Baku was full of questions like:
Am I doing right?
Is it best choice?
May be I can live here? and so on....

However, we did it! Now we are here and feel that we did good choice!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Feelings of prospective immigrant #2

Packaging, packaging and packaging.... Spending most of the free time on packaging. Do not think on our future in Canada. Pleasantly surprised when got an invitation from Farhad to the NHL game on Sunday. ;))) Normal Canadian life.
Feel tired... Need to sleep. However, I am not upset. I feel happy!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Feelings of prospective immigrant #3&4

Sorry for not writing yesterday. Could not reach to the computer. Visited my friend, Zaur and his family, packed most of the belongings. Great thanks to Zaur's mom for the set-out and tasty dishes. Was pleasantly surprised when she said I feel like one of my sons leaving the country.
Today morning Farhad made for me an online broadcast from our newly rented apartment. He and other Azerbaijani guys arranged movement of the furniture. GREAT THANKS to them!!!
Again, I cannot identify category of my feelings. Sometimes I feel happy, sometimes I am sad... Looks like I am becoming sentimental...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Feelings of prospective immigrant #5

Today have visited native village, Alpan in Guba region. Amazing... Said goodbye to aunts and uncle. Tired. Waiting for the "holly day". Very difficult to identifie category of the feeling. But, completely sure I doing nothing wrong!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Feelings of prospective immigrant #6

Yesterday evening visited my aunt to say goodbye. Packaged one more baggage. Tired, very tired... Need to sleep. However, taking into account that full salary for October, 2011 has been paid to me, should work until 25th. Last day did not think about moving or my future life in Canada. Busy with the organization job and very happy!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Feelings of prospective immigrant #7

Today started thinking on whether I am happy or I wanna feel happy or I make myself to look happy??? Strange, very strange... Cannot decide which is relevant to me... Will update the post later today if I decide.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Feelings of prospective immigrant #8

Yesterday celebrated 10th anniversary of our first meeting with my spouse. Last time walked through downtown of Baku.

Feelings have not changed. I am happy that moving away from Azerbaijan.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Feelings of prospective immigrant #9

Yeah, nine days left to the "holly day". Yesterday met with the friends from university. Elshan's (university mate) last words cut my heart. When he was saying goodbye, he asked Khalid (also university mate) "what we will do in future? only we both left here, in Azerbaijan. How we will meet?". :(((

With the help of Rovshan (he is also from Edmonton) I have arranged installation of internet+TV line from Telus.

Currently, I have mixed feelings. Cannot phrase them by words. However, I am happy that in 9 days I will leave this hell.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Feelings of prospective immigrant #10

Today I am going to start new style of writing here. Ten days left to the "holly day". And I am going to write down my each day feeling before leaving. So, I decided to start from the 10th day:

#10. Still dealing with the acquiring of home appliances. Farhad (friend from Edmonton) already purchased bedroom suite, dining room suite, toddler bed and crib. He also rented an apartment for me. Currently trying to find a TV and clearing a baggage issue with BMI. When I have purchased the tickets form BMI I have been informed that they are allowing to carry 2 pieces of baggage up to 23 kg toward Edmonton. Now I am clearing whether 23 kg is total or is per piece. Already finalized our visits to a dentist and eye specialist. Repaired my glasses and obtained new pair of glasses. Some of the belongings have been packaged.

Currently, I feel happy!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Dealing with the packaging

Last days I am fully occupied with the finding accommodation and effectively packaging our belongings. Just purchased vacuum bags from store "Bizim Market" for AZN 1,7/per bag. It makes approximately CAD 2.3. Additionally I have purchased suitcases and bags for the packaging. Will write about steps of our moving in details as soon as I finalize everything.

Again GREAT THANKS to my friend from the university Farhad for his support!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Canada is the best country for business

In accordance with the analyses performed by Forbes Canada is the best country for the business. Below I have enclosed the article published Forbes's web-site:

The Best Countries For Business

During the run-up to every U.S. presidential election, countless Americans threaten to move to Canada if their preferred candidate does not emerge victorious. Of course, few follow through with a move north. Maybe it is time to reconsider.

Canada ranks No. 1 in our annual look at the Best Countries for Business. While the U.S. is paralyzed by fears of a double-dip recession and Europe struggles with sovereign debt issues, Canada’s economy has held up better than most. The $1.6 trillion economy is the ninth biggest in the world and grew 3.1% last year. It is expected to expand 2.4% in 2011, according to the Royal Bank of Canada.
Canada is the only country that ranks in the top 20 in 10 metrics that we considered to determine the Best Countries for Business (we factored in 11 overall). It ranks in the top five for both investor protection as well as lack of red tape, which measures how easy it is to start a business.
Canada moves up from No. 4 in last year’s ranking thanks to its improved tax standing. It ranks ninth overall for tax burden compared to No. 23 in 2010. Credit a reformed tax structure with a Harmonized Sales Tax introduced in Ontario and British Columbia in 2010. The goal is to make Canadian businesses more competitive. Canada’s tax status also improved thanks to reduced corporate and employee tax rates.
Canada leans on the U.S. economy heavily: it’s the biggest oil supplier to Uncle Sam and three-quarters of its exports end up in the U.S. each year. Yet while U.S. unemployment has stayed above 9%, it’s only 7.3% in Canada compared to the 25-year average of 8.5%. The eurozone unemployment rate is 10%.
We determined the Best Countries for Business by looking at 11 different factors for 134 countries. We considered property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape, investor protection and stock market performance.
Forbes leaned on research and published reports from the Central Intelligence Agency, Freedom House, Heritage Foundation, Property Rights Alliance, Transparency International, the World Bank and World Economic Forum to compile the rankings.
Denmark dropped from the top spot in 2010 to No. 5 this year as its relative monetary freedom declined as measured by the Heritage Foundation. Denmark’s stock market also fell 14%, which was the worst performance of any of our top 10 countries. Four other European countries in last year’s top 20 also dropped in the rankings, with Finland sliding to No. 13, the Netherlands to No. 15 Netherlands, Germany to No. 21 and Iceland to No. 23.
The U.S. ranked No. 10, down from No. 9 in 2010. The world’s largest economy at $14.7 trillion continues to be one of the most innovative, ranking sixth in patents per capita among all countries (No.7 overall Sweden ranks tops for innovation).
What hurts the U.S. is its heavy tax burden. This year it surpassed Japan to have the highest corporate tax rate among developed countries. The U.S. also gets dinged for a poor showing on monetary freedom as measured by the Heritage Foundation. Heritage gauges price stability and price controls and the U.S. ranks No. 50 out of 134 countries.
Bringing up the rear are three countries where the economies are smaller than $10 billion. No. 132 Burundi, No. 133 Zimbabwe and No. 134 Chad all fare poorly when it comes to trade and monetary freedom as well as innovation and technology. Chad has the highest GDP per capita of the three at $1,600, but scores last among all countries on both corruption and red tape.
Here is the original of the article.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Moving to Canada

So the holy day is near at hand. We are moving to Canada on November 27, 2011. I have already purchased the tickets. The tickets for Baku-London-Edmonton-London-Baku cost AZN 4,331 for 2 adults, one child and one infant. Currently trying to open a bank account at RBC, to find an accommodation, furniture distantly. Great thanks to my friend from university Farhad for his tremendous help!!! Will write in more details as soon as finalize all preparation process.