Hey guys, I've written here before about my problems with my personal life and trying to break into the film business. I'm currently at the biggest crossroads of my life. I'm on the brink of suicide (I'm not going to go deep into that in this thread), and me and my mother are trying to come up with some solution to change my life around (she doesn't know about my suicidal thoughts, of course). I live in a really large city in a third world country and the idea came up that perhaps it would be good for me to try to start over from scratch somewhere else. I've tried everything but my life here is in shambles, both personally and professionally. I'm considering trying to apply for a Masters degree in Vancouver or Toronto and supporting myself with some regular job while I try to get something in the business. I'm thinking Vancouver because I read that due to the proximity to Los Angeles there are a lot of Hollywood productions shot there, so there should be jobs and opportunities in the feature film business, as well as in advertising, web and corporate video, etc. I'm well educated, I speak perfect english (I don't have any kind of foreign accent) and I'm caucasian, so I should blend in with the "average" Canadian pretty easily. (not that Canada seems to be a xenophobic country, but still) My question for Canadians is... is this too crazy? I'm not expecting Canada to be some promised land, but at least I think that good old fashioned hard work and character is valued more in Canada than where I live at least. And I figure that if I end up failing and not being able to thrive in the film business I might still find some other line of work and lead a happy and comfortable life. Is it actually possible to get a job over there these days? How is Vancouver like? I'm attracted to it not only because it looks beautiful but because it's reasonably close to the US and California and Japan isn't too far off either. =) I'm not ruling out Toronto, I'm still researching. PS: I know this might seem off-topic but trust me, it isn't. I would love if sensible Canadians could give me some insight as to whether this makes any sense.