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#1
I may be getting ahead of myself here, but once I've finished getting all of my qualifications and have some work experience under my belt (sound engineering and production), I quite fancy moving abroad somewhere to work.

I've not visited Canada (yet...), but I've heard good things. I don't know much about the culture, though, or the state of the music industry over there.

I know there's plenty of friendly Canadians on UG, so I was wondering if anybody would be kind enough to give me some information? I've had a look for stuff on Google but a lot of the pages I'm getting in my search results are completely useless.

Thanks!
#2
Depends what kind of music you're into really :P
I know there's a hell of a lot of metal over here in Montreal, and indie too.
#3
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#5
come to montreal
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#6
I don't really like the music...Not any good Canadian bands since Rush
I don't like any new music though, so that's kind of biased...Canada's great!
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#10
Depends on where you go dude. Everywhere is pretty friendly/laid back but Montreal/Toronto/Vancouver are three totally different atmospheres. Visit for a vacation first and see how you like the weather and stuff, chances are if you can deal with that then you will enjoy yourself.
#11
The biggest Canadian music scenes are in Vancouver (first) and Toronto (second). You can find alot of screamo/hardcore bands and alot of ambient style alt-rockers anywhere you look, and if you're looking to make it in those generes, you're going to have to stand out.

And culture? Dude. We're like the U.S. just, depending on where you go, nicer.
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Canada's a pretty good song by Devin Townsend, off the album Terria (2001).

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Montreal's great. Lots of good music groups.

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#23
canada is great! home of the worlds biggest head shop!
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#24
Canada's a great place to live. I've visited the USofA many o' times, and have always been in awe at how much Canada really differs, even though people usually claim they're the same.
#26
canada is good i live there. toronto has alot of music so does calgary. you could prpbale find any kind of music but what are you into???>>???

p.s ya!!!!!!!!! canada!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#27
this doesn't really answer you're question nor might help but....


Sound Production you say you're doing?

Glasgow you say you're from?

What college/uni ya studying at?

I'm just about to finish the HND in coatbridge college!! Movin up to dundee for abertay uni when september comes along!
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#30
Don't come to Alberta, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador, or PEI. You may not be comfortable in the northern territories either..

But, Canada's great, really, the music scene here in Edmonton isn't really great, though.
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Hell yeah, Ill a be comin home sooon!

More specifically what do you want to know?
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#32
Thanks to the sensible replies. I 'm having a look at different cities at the moment.

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canada is good i live there. toronto has alot of music so does calgary. you could prpbale find any kind of music but what are you into???>>???

p.s ya!!!!!!!!! canada!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I'm into most types of music, to be honest. But, mainly, rock and metal. I love folk, too. I'm interested in local scenes, because if I was to do production work in a studio, it'd be good to know what kinda stuff I'd potentially be working with.

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this doesn't really answer you're question nor might help but....
Sound Production you say you're doing?
Glasgow you say you're from?
What college/uni ya studying at?
I'm just about to finish the HND in coatbridge college!! Movin up to dundee for abertay uni when september comes along!


I was at University of Huddersfield but the course seriously sucked, so now I'm off to James Watt in Greenock.
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That's funny, cause neither do we.


That being said, people shouldn't be luring(sp?) him with the health care thing, Britain has better health care than canada.
#35
just go spend two weeks in the big cities, i.e. Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and see what you like
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#36
montreal sucks if you dont speak french, come to winnipeg! slurpee capital of the world!
#37
Ah the maple leaf state. been up there a couple times. its pretty sweet. 3 inches of blood is out of canada.
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#38
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More specifically what do you want to know?


Well, I'll be looking to work either with music production (studio or live), or audio engineering/recording within TV or film.

I was just wondering if there were ccertain cities that are known for stuff like recording, etc. And also wanted to know a little about the cultures of different places. Obviously, the best way to do that is to go there myself but that won't be able to happen for a while yet.
#39
Canada= Awesome. Period. I may live in Saskatchewan but still, we have lots of metal here. Not much for indie. MANY and may I say. MANY Failed Rappers.
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