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Old Oct 28th 2011, 12:42 pm
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Hi recall writing in another thread that a good way to keep your spirits up whilst waiting to apply, or waiting for you application to go through, was to look for pictures or you tube videos of where you want to be.

Let me retract that. I looked on google images today and saw pictures of the area we want to go to, and I felt a strange pining feeling that could almost be described as feeling home sick

Not really what I wanted to achieve.
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didn't have time to read through your blog but saw that your wife is a RN. Last weekend (it might not be too late) the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa had a jobfair to recruit 400 new nurses.

http://www.hopitalmontfort.com/career-at-montfort.cfm

there is a link to the Montfort in Ottawa. This of course may not be the area you were looking for but it might help others. Good luck
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Thanks for the tip.

Calgary is our desired location. I will be a long haul anyway given the wait for the PR quota to be reset, and the training that will be required.

No one said it would be easy
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hope it passes soon mate, but doesnt it just reinforce that you are making the right choice? i look at our pictures of vancouver whenever i feel like itll never happen but fingers crossed our pnp is being processed, they have just asked their questions so soon!
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It's funny you should start this thread. I took your advice by looking through Flickr and Youtube of our destination. I too thought it would be a good idea, and I too had the same feeling of homesickness and feeling like we are missing out. While it is great that we feel this way, it is horrendous not knowing when we'll ever get there.

At the minute life is still going on here. DD is applying for colleges next year after her gcses and DS is picking his options ready for year 10 next year. We never thought we'd still be here and it feels weird having to make choices about things that we don't want to do because we don't want to be here.
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Old Oct 28th 2011, 5:58 pm
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Aw, I feel for you guys as I know how you are feeling right now. Keep positive, we thought we'd never get here but it happened out of the blue.

Hope you are all planning a big Canadian style Halloween. Go and buy as many pumpkins as you can lay your hands on and get carving that'll keep your spirits up for sure!! (and enjoy the "nice" chocolate while you can )
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Originally Posted by chrisparr View Post
Let me retract that. I looked on google images today and saw pictures of the area we want to go to,
Thanks. I did this today and it helped me
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThFCg0tBDck

The one above is a great one for Alberta! I came across it the other day!

This ones also really neat!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MiVWM3SZAY

You are right, you have to keep the spirits up and believe it will happen one day!
It does seem a long time ago (we applied in 2000) when we eagerly awaited the postman each day, but we got there in the end, and have never looked back!
Good luck with your application, and hope its not long before you get to realise your dream!
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Funnily enough I did the same thing today.
I googled the area and then had a walk round like yourself feeling homesick!

It's been 4 and a half years since we applied and although we now have our PR and landed in Jan we still had to return here and wait to sell the house x

We did however go to the pumpkin patch with the boys just yesterday and had a lovely time we carved them today it passed the time very well x
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I'm not sure if the picture has attached, but the kids carved these yesterday.
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Originally Posted by rivingtonpike View Post
I'm not sure if the picture has attached, but the kids carved these yesterday.
That`s lovely!
Well done rivi for managing to attach the picture.
I am now going to try to do the same .......

This one of a raccoon amused me - someone should tell Canadians that too much Pumpkin can be a problem.



Did it work



Yes, it did! Hurrah!
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Thanks for the comments.

That youtube video of all the seasons compressed into a few minutes is great. If you really want to take it to the extreme, you could even go for a *walk* around the area you want to live in on Google Street View

The biggest pain the the rear at the moment for us is knowing we can't apply this year because the quota is full. Waiting once you've applied is one thing, but waiting to be in a position where we can wait to have our application processed can drive you up the wall
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Originally Posted by LucyLovelock View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThFCg0tBDck

The one above is a great one for Alberta! I came across it the other day!

This ones also really neat!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MiVWM3SZAY

You are right, you have to keep the spirits up and believe it will happen one day!
It does seem a long time ago (we applied in 2000) when we eagerly awaited the postman each day, but we got there in the end, and have never looked back!
Good luck with your application, and hope its not long before you get to realise your dream!
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Loved the 'Breathe' one, I will send the link to my sister! It's also prudent to remember why we moved here in the first place sometimes and these videos can help on a dark snowy night when it's 40 below with no end in sight....Just made me think about how many things we have to left do still. We've got to go hiking more
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Old Oct 29th 2011, 9:46 pm
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Originally Posted by mardyarse View Post
didn't have time to read through your blog but saw that your wife is a RN. Last weekend (it might not be too late) the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa had a jobfair to recruit 400 new nurses.

http://www.hopitalmontfort.com/career-at-montfort.cfm

there is a link to the Montfort in Ottawa. This of course may not be the area you were looking for but it might help others. Good luck
They would require the candidates to be fluently bi-lingual.
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Has your wife tried applying for any jobs in Calgary? We have PT's who are here on Temporary Work permits, some of whom are awaiting PR.....

http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/216.asp They say they will have people are have OR ARE IN THE PROCESS OF Permanent Residency

These are the current nursing jobs advertised just for the Calgary Health Region: http://www.calgaryhealthregion.ca/su...sing_title.htm

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