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GingerDom Jul 10th 2008 10:38 pm

Hi There From A Ginger Uker
 
Hi there Everyone and may I say, what a super site you have going on here.

Ok a little about me.

I am a recently turned 33 year old guy living in Milton Keynes in the UK. I have recently met a wonderful lady whom lives in Edmonton, Alberta. Now my plan is to ultimately emmigrate to Canada, as, and even before I met this Lady, I have always had a fascination with your great Country. The clean living, the scenery, the people and the opportunities that Canada offers.

So with this in mind, I have subscribed to this Forum in the hope to meet and greet fellow UK people whom have a similar desire to move.

I am a Postman (Mailman) by trade and have been for the past 7 years or so, but, unless I am very much mistaken, this does not count as an elidgible trade to bring to the Country.

Basically I am researching on all the possible ways that I could try to grant me access to emmigrate. Having read previous posts, the general idea is to look around the site.

So, as it is a large Forum, any pointers on where to start would be greatly appreciated.

Furthermore, I have had a long desire to become part of the Police Service, would I have to apply here in the UK, do my 2 years basic training, and then try to request a transfer of sorts, or is it possible to apply direct to the Canadian Police Department and do my training/application there, under the "sponsorship" rulings???

Forgive my naivety, but I am all too new to this kind of thing, so any guidance would be a Godsend??

Many thanks for taking the time to read my introductory post, and I hope to meet and greet many as time goes on.

Dom

The4BellsLondon Jul 10th 2008 11:05 pm

Re: Hi There From A Ginger Uker
 
Hello GInger - welcome to the mad mad world of BE :) :lol:

GingerDom Jul 10th 2008 11:06 pm

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Originally Posted by The4BellsLondon (Post 6558425)
Hello GInger - welcome to the mad mad world of BE :) :lol:


Thank you........err.........4 Bells...........glad to be here.

So are you thinking of jumping across The Big Pond?

The4BellsLondon Jul 10th 2008 11:08 pm

Re: Hi There From A Ginger Uker
 
Yup , we a re in South London at present - me Oh and kids, hope to be in Vancouver by New year.

The Pass inn Pass out thread is a general bar for canadian BE's and candadian hopefuls :) come bye and say HI :)

GingerDom Jul 10th 2008 11:12 pm

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Originally Posted by The4BellsLondon (Post 6558438)
Yup , we a re in South London at present - me Oh and kids, hope to be in Vancouver by New year.

The Pass inn Pass out thread is a general bar for canadian BE's and candadian hopefuls :) come bye and say HI :)


I will do just that............so will you be behind or in front of the Bar?? :D

The4BellsLondon Jul 10th 2008 11:14 pm

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Originally Posted by GingerDom (Post 6558459)
I will do just that............so will you be behind or in front of the Bar?? :D

at the end!!!;)

GingerDom Jul 10th 2008 11:21 pm

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Originally Posted by The4BellsLondon (Post 6558464)
at the end!!!;)


Would that be the end where the Bar piano is??......;)

So why Canada - why Vancouver??

The4BellsLondon Jul 10th 2008 11:24 pm

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Originally Posted by GingerDom (Post 6558488)
Would that be the end where the Bar piano is??......;)

So why Canada - why Vancouver??

Ex landlady - stand at end and look lovely - get the menials to do the work!! ;)

Canada = just sooooo much nicer than the uk - particulalry for kids - and I love winter sports

Vancouver - thats where Oh has been offered a job

:)

The4BellsLondon Jul 10th 2008 11:26 pm

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And now I must depart - need sleep and have to get sprogs to school vaguly ish in time in the morning

FLirty Knickers will look after you in the Pass Inn bar :)

catch up soon :)

FlirtyKnickers Jul 10th 2008 11:38 pm

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Hello love.....Welcome to BE....:thumbsup:

Judy in Calgary Jul 11th 2008 12:33 am

Re: Hi There From A Ginger Uker
 
Hello, Dom, and welcome to the BE forum.

I suggest you read the Wiki section of this website.

You won't be able to get into any of the police forces in Canada. Well, perhaps I should re-word that. If you had permanent resident status and applied to one of the police forces, they might accept you as a trainee. But you wouldn't be able to use that as a way of getting into Canada. There's a Wiki article about a Police Career in Canada.

I don't know what sort of relationship you have with your woman friend in Edmonton. If you and she are ready for marriage, she would be able to sponsor your permanent residence application through a spousal sponsorship.

Hope that helps.
x

GingerDom Jul 11th 2008 11:11 am

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Originally Posted by The4BellsLondon (Post 6558509)
And now I must depart - need sleep and have to get sprogs to school vaguly ish in time in the morning

FLirty Knickers will look after you in the Pass Inn bar :)

catch up soon :)

I hope you slept well Bells..........get the kids off to school ok?

GingerDom Jul 11th 2008 11:12 am

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Originally Posted by FlirtyKnickers (Post 6558545)
Hello love.....Welcome to BE....:thumbsup:


Thank you Flirty...........:heart:

So what is your situation with regards Canada - are you moving to, or living in Canada?

GingerDom Jul 11th 2008 11:13 am

Re: Hi There From A Ginger Uker
 

Originally Posted by Judy in Calgary (Post 6558658)
Hello, Dom, and welcome to the BE forum.

I suggest you read the Wiki section of this website.

You won't be able to get into any of the police forces in Canada. Well, perhaps I should re-word that. If you had permanent resident status and applied to one of the police forces, they might accept you as a trainee. But you wouldn't be able to use that as a way of getting into Canada. There's a Wiki article about a Police Career in Canada.

I don't know what sort of relationship you have with your woman friend in Edmonton. If you and she are ready for marriage, she would be able to sponsor your permanent residence application through a spousal sponsorship.

Hope that helps.
x


Thank you so much Judy.

I have read the Wiki section with interest.

I will also take a look at the Spousal Sponsorship section.

The4BellsLondon Jul 11th 2008 11:28 am

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Originally Posted by GingerDom (Post 6559764)
I hope you slept well Bells..........get the kids off to school ok?

yes managed to drag youngest by his ears!!

been to drs - have to go to hosp to get my manky ankle xrayed!!

went over on it 2 half weeks ago whilst teaching - still reallllllly painful !!

plw Jul 11th 2008 11:31 am

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Originally Posted by The4BellsLondon (Post 6559825)
yes managed to drag youngest by his ears!!

been to drs - have to go to hosp to get my manky ankle xrayed!!

went over on it 2 half weeks ago whilst teaching - still reallllllly painful !!

You shouldn't have taken any notice of Flirty Knickers and put tyhose high heels on.....

GingerDom Jul 11th 2008 11:32 am

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Originally Posted by The4BellsLondon (Post 6559825)
yes managed to drag youngest by his ears!!

been to drs - have to go to hosp to get my manky ankle xrayed!!

went over on it 2 half weeks ago whilst teaching - still reallllllly painful !!


Awwwwww big hugs. Would that be whilst doing your Aerobic Class?? And they say exercise is good for you??...Every time I come out of the Gym I am sore and aching.....:rofl:

FlirtyKnickers Jul 11th 2008 11:34 am

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Originally Posted by plw (Post 6559839)
You shouldn't have taken any notice of Flirty Knickers and put tyhose high heels on.....

Oh yeah!

Blame me for everything....:o

The4BellsLondon Jul 11th 2008 11:35 am

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Originally Posted by plw (Post 6559839)
You shouldn't have taken any notice of Flirty Knickers and put tyhose high heels on.....


Originally Posted by GingerDom (Post 6559845)
Awwwwww big hugs. Would that be whilst doing your Aerobic Class?? And they say exercise is good for you??...Every time I come out of the Gym I am sore and aching.....:rofl:

PLW - I know teaching in heels -always a prob - but looks so much nicer!!

GD - yup -was teaching Body pump and some daft bat was saying "oh I always use these really heavy weighs for squats, but can you lift them up on my shoulder?"

muggins here agrees, then goes to hop over my step to get back to front of class, misjudged it and slipped off the edge of my weights, went over on left ankle - oustsife ankle bone touched the floor!!!:ohmy:

BUt I carried on teaching - from the floor!!!

plw Jul 11th 2008 11:37 am

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Originally Posted by The4BellsLondon (Post 6559858)
PLW - I know teaching in heels -always a prob - but looks so much nicer!!

GD - yup -was teaching Body pump and some daft bat was saying "oh I always use these really heavy weighs for squats, but can you lift them up on my shoulder?"

muggins here agrees, then goes to hop over my step to get back to front of class, misjudged it and slipped off the edge of my weights, went over on left ankle - oustsife ankle bone touched the floor!!!:ohmy:

BUt I carried on teaching - from the floor!!!

Yeh, Yeh!!
Now that a Flirty Knickers excuse.......
But i kept on teaching from the floor !!!!!!!!!!!

FlirtyKnickers Jul 11th 2008 11:41 am

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Originally Posted by plw (Post 6559868)
Yeh, Yeh!!
Now that a Flirty Knickers excuse.......
But i kept on teaching from the floor !!!!!!!!!!!

meow......:rofl:

Get back to Oz.....you non Canadian you...;)

plw Jul 11th 2008 11:41 am

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Originally Posted by FlirtyKnickers (Post 6559886)
meow......:rofl:

Get back to Oz.....you non Canadian you...;)

Wrong........
Canada bound.........

GingerDom Jul 11th 2008 11:41 am

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Originally Posted by FlirtyKnickers (Post 6559854)
Oh yeah!

Blame me for everything....:o


Seems like you are the current scapegoat around here Flirty.......awwww...;)


GD - yup -was teaching Body pump and some daft bat was saying "oh I always use these really heavy weighs for squats, but can you lift them up on my shoulder?"

muggins here agrees, then goes to hop over my step to get back to front of class, misjudged it and slipped off the edge of my weights, went over on left ankle - oustsife ankle bone touched the floor!!!

BUt I carried on teaching - from the floor!!!
Ouchies!!!! That sounds painful.......but a credit for you for carrying on.
So once you get to Vancouver, will you be trying to set up classes over there?

GingerDom Jul 11th 2008 11:43 am

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Originally Posted by plw (Post 6559891)
Wrong........
Canada bound.........

What from Oz??? Why???

My sister and her tribe have recently emmigrated to Perth, WA and she is loving it!!!

The4BellsLondon Jul 11th 2008 11:45 am

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Originally Posted by plw (Post 6559891)
Wrong........
Canada bound.........


UH OH!!!!!


Originally Posted by GingerDom (Post 6559892)
Seems like you are the current scapegoat around here Flirty.......awwww...;)

bless her :)

Ouchies!!!! That sounds painful.......but a credit for you for carrying on.
So once you get to Vancouver, will you be trying to set up classes over there?

I mainly teach BTS - body pump and body combat - they do a lot of it in Toronto and Calgary - only seen a coupke of places in Van - but may just go back to basic aerobics and cicruits - or do nowt and be a lady what lunches!
actually oh expects me to do my normal day job - town planner - silly arse!!

FlirtyKnickers Jul 11th 2008 11:46 am

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Originally Posted by plw (Post 6559891)
Wrong........
Canada bound.........


Oooops.....it just thought you were off to Oz....:o

OK...spill the beans ...where are you heading..??

plw Jul 11th 2008 11:47 am

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Originally Posted by FlirtyKnickers (Post 6559904)
Oooops.....it just thought you were off to Oz....:o

OK...spill the beans ...where are you heading..??

victoria, vancouver Island..........

waiting for TWP.....

you?

FlirtyKnickers Jul 11th 2008 11:48 am

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Originally Posted by plw (Post 6559909)
victoria, vancouver Island..........

waiting for TWP.....

you?

Ontario....waiting for PPR...

The4BellsLondon Jul 11th 2008 11:49 am

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Originally Posted by plw (Post 6559909)
victoria, vancouver Island..........

waiting for TWP.....

you?

ooooh = its nice there - but v quiet -= bit like eastbourne!

GingerDom Jul 11th 2008 11:54 am

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Originally Posted by The4BellsLondon (Post 6559903)
UH OH!!!!!



I mainly teach BTS - body pump and body combat - they do a lot of it in Toronto and Calgary - only seen a coupke of places in Van - but may just go back to basic aerobics and cicruits - or do nowt and be a lady what lunches!
actually oh expects me to do my normal day job - town planner - silly arse!!


You plan towns??.......so where are you responsible for??........:)

So I am assuming Hubbies new job will pay well enough for you to be a Lady Of Leisure??.....Yay!!!



waiting for TWP.....

Ontario....waiting for PPR...
What do these mean???

FlirtyKnickers Jul 11th 2008 11:56 am

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Originally Posted by GingerDom (Post 6559936)
You plan towns??.......so where are you responsible for??........:)

So I am assuming Hubbies new job will pay well enough for you to be a Lady Of Leisure??.....Yay!!!






What do these mean???

Temp Work Permit...

and Pass Port Request....:thumbsup:

The4BellsLondon Jul 11th 2008 11:58 am

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Originally Posted by GingerDom (Post 6559936)
You plan towns??.......so where are you responsible for??........:)

So I am assuming Hubbies new job will pay well enough for you to be a Lady Of Leisure??.....Yay!!!


What do these mean???

TWP - temp work permit

Perm Residency FK ??


I have not touched Milton Keynes - Not never!!

I work part time - mon to wed 10 til 3 - ha ha ha at Sutton Council - LOndon Borough - deal with lots of stuff - housing developments, industrial parks, new supermarkets etc. . .

GingerDom Jul 11th 2008 11:59 am

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Originally Posted by FlirtyKnickers (Post 6559947)
Temp Work Permit...

and Pass Port Request....:thumbsup:


Right........gotchya!!!

I got to get used to all the abbreviations.

So what are you hoping to do once you get your permit?

plw Jul 11th 2008 12:00 pm

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Originally Posted by GingerDom (Post 6559956)
Right........gotchya!!!

I got to get used to all the abbreviations.

So what are you hoping to do once you get your permit?

Got a job all set up.......
Project Manager for east coast of Canada and US

FlirtyKnickers Jul 11th 2008 12:02 pm

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Originally Posted by plw (Post 6559964)
Got a job all set up.......
Project Manager for east coast of Canada and US

ooh get you .......:thumbsup:

Congrats on the job:D


okey doke people, i have housework to do...catch you all later at the Inn!!

First Cocktails on me......:thumbsup:


Carrie love , good luck with the ankle.....;)

GingerDom Jul 11th 2008 12:02 pm

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Originally Posted by The4BellsLondon (Post 6559951)
TWP - temp work permit

Perm Residency FK ??


I have not touched Milton Keynes - Not never!!

I work part time - mon to wed 10 til 3 - ha ha ha at Sutton Council - LOndon Borough - deal with lots of stuff - housing developments, industrial parks, new supermarkets etc. . .


I hope not, as I am sure you would have made a much better job of it. I really don't like it here..........I am sad to say, that I don't like the UK anymore.

This weather is really pants.........I walk the streets in the Winter months getting my bits frozen off, getting rained on, having the wind blow up places you'd rather it didn't - all in the hope that in the summer it will be sunny and hot................and what do we get?!!!!....:mad:

FlirtyKnickers Jul 11th 2008 12:03 pm

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Originally Posted by GingerDom (Post 6559971)
I hope not, as I am sure you would have made a much better job of it. I really don't like it here..........I am sad to say, that I don't like the UK anymore.

This weather is really pants.........I walk the streets in the Winter months getting my bits frozen off, getting rained on, having the wind blow up places you'd rather it didn't - all in the hope that in the summer it will be sunny and hot................and what do we get?!!!!....:mad:

Jeez man.....put clothes on and your bits won't get frozen....:D

The4BellsLondon Jul 11th 2008 12:05 pm

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Originally Posted by FlirtyKnickers (Post 6559969)
ooh get you .......:thumbsup:

Congrats on the job:D


okey doke people, i have housework to do...catch you all later at the Inn!!

First Cocktails on me......:thumbsup:

Carrie love , good luck with the ankle.....;)


Indeed - my house is looking decidedly skanky and the dogs smell!!
and what am I doing - chatting on BE, surfing ebay and amazon for Torchwood series 2 dvd boxed set and a wii fit!!

FlirtyKnickers Jul 11th 2008 12:07 pm

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Originally Posted by The4BellsLondon (Post 6559981)
Indeed - my house is looking decidedly skanky and the dogs smell!!
and what am I doing - chatting on BE, surfing ebay and amazon for Torchwood series 2 dvd boxed set and a wii fit!!

:rofl::rofl:...im off the tidy up rather than clean....

and the dreaded treadmill.....catch ya later.......xxx

GingerDom Jul 11th 2008 12:08 pm

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Originally Posted by GingerDom (Post 6559971)
I hope not, as I am sure you would have made a much better job of it. I really don't like it here..........I am sad to say, that I don't like the UK anymore.

This weather is really pants.........I walk the streets in the Winter months getting my bits frozen off, getting rained on, having the wind blow up places you'd rather it didn't - all in the hope that in the summer it will be sunny and hot................and what do we get?!!!!....:mad:

Right I got to go and do some things like shopping...aaaaaaagh!!

See Y'all later

xx


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