Moving To Geneva from Canada
Perspective on Moving to Geneva, Switzerland
Tips For Moving to Geneva
1. Geneva has the best of the four distinct yearly seasons. Warm summers, cold winters, beautiful spring and autumn weather, each with their expected scenery. Regulations mandate strict control over working hours, 16 annual public holidays and the average of 5.1 weeks of annual holidays, allowing you to enjoy living in Geneva.
The best time for moving is literally any time. Winter snow has become moderate so only presents a minor inconvenience for moving.
These are interesting times to move from Canada to Geneva. The impact of a significant drop in international travel opens economic opportunities for those moving in. Strict housing regulations and a shortage of availability remain an issue. COVID-19 caused implications impose unexpected delays, late arrivals and extra costs. Further many report difficulty building relationships with locals, fitting into the local culture and problems finding cost savings the locals achieve.
2. Geneva's culture and lifestyle have aspects that impact daily life. One of the 1st things anyone moving there runs into is how things are closed down on Sunday's. The Swiss culture balances the work needed to make this co-operative society successful and earn a living. There is an attention to detail that overrides speed, rapid change and adventure. Paper work becomes a never ending documentation of the details. Attention to paperwork starts with how you've documented the possessions being moved and will expand from there.
3. English is widely spoken, much as it is throughout Europe. None the less, you can expect public interactions to be primarily in French NOT English.