Relocation Support

I love where I live, here on Vancouver’s North Shore! I grew up minutes from where I currently live, but my journey back to North Vancouver took me around the world, living in the US and Australia for 15 years. I know firsthand how hard it can be as a new arrival to find “your people” and build your community network. My coaching skills along with my local knowledge can make your transition to Vancouver’s North Shore easier and much more fun! I love helping newcomers to the area find the community which suits them best, so they can love their new home as much as I do.

Benefits of hiring New Roots

  • Expert local assistance integrating into your new community

  • Instant support network

  • Reduce stress of uprooting your life

  • Minimize worry

  • Save time finding the best local resources

  • Feel empowered to explore your new community

  • Minimize culture shock

  • Understand the subtle differences in culture, values, and behaviours

  • Manage expectations and interpersonal stress

  • Adjust your perspective to focus on new opportunities 

  • Support for children and explore how to be an expatriate parent

I am fortunate to live, learn, work and play on the traditional unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically those of the Squamish Nation (Swwú7mesh Úxwumixw) in beautiful British Columbia. I cherish the opportunity to move wonderful new people to this special place we share together. 

I coach folks who are planning a move to the North Shore area of Vancouver to uncover the things that matter most to them regarding where they live, work and play, and then I offer up local insight on the neighbourhoods which would be the best match. I offer practical support and intel on the ground with:


  • Securing a rental in the current hot market

  • Providing introductions to trusted realtors to help with home purchases

  • Offering help with school selection, both public or private

  • Providing information on moving companies, storage facilities and decorators

  • Childcare information 

  • Pet services

  • Cleaners

  • Utility and cell phone set up information

  • Details on options for health insurance, banking and driver’s licences for new arrivals

  • Job search support for accompanying family members if needed

I Offer Three Packages:

Single Sessions

For $150/hr

Three Sessions

For $405

10 Sessions

For $1,250

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Meet Sam

Sam Darling supports the New Roots portion of Claire’s coaching with her decades of world travel and business consultant expertise.


Single Sessions

For $150/hr

Three Sessions

For $405

10 Sessions

For $1,250

Billed in your local currency, international clients are not charged tax. The tax rate for those relocating within Canada depends on your province or territory.

  • 5% (GST) in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon

  • 13% (HST) in Ontario

  • 15% (HST) in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island