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TheVickers Nov 9th 2006 12:17 pm

Living in Ontario ! Don't bother ... wish I hadn't
 
This is a post on the settlement.org webste by a member called Angie...interesting read

http://www.settlement.org/discuss/to...&TOPIC_ID=3766

virion Nov 9th 2006 12:28 pm

Re: Living in Ontario ! Don't bother ... wish I hadn't
 

Originally Posted by TheVickers
This is a post on the settlement.org webste by a member called Angie...interesting read

http://www.settlement.org/discuss/to...&TOPIC_ID=3766

Sounds like she didn't do her homework or make any recce trips. I have no sympathy for her fustrations at all. She hasn't raised any points that have not been raised here or on similar resources and she need not have been surprised by her experiences.

TheVickers Nov 9th 2006 12:33 pm

Re: Living in Ontario ! Don't bother ... wish I hadn't
 

Originally Posted by virion
Sounds like she didn't do her homework or make any recce trips. I have no sympathy for her fustrations at all. She hasn't raised any points that have not been raised here or on similar resources and she need not have been surprised by her experiences.


this is her response in a reply further down the thread so I think she did a fair bit of research.

Dont get me wrong, I got my job eventually, I am determined thats why I made the move, but I dont think everyone is as resourceful and its wrong to portray one image of a place when there are so many pitfalls. Believe me I spent 5 long years researching and travelling from home to Canada every year trying to find everything out and even now living in Canada I dont know of anywhere I can find the detail that I posted.

Atlantic Xpat Nov 9th 2006 12:34 pm

Re: Living in Ontario ! Don't bother ... wish I hadn't
 
I skimmed through the rant but one thing that did make me blink was her assertion that you pay into CPP for 30 yrs but if you have a company scheme or too high an income when you retire you don't get your Canadian Pension? Surely this bollox?

britishvixen21 Nov 9th 2006 12:49 pm

Re: Living in Ontario ! Don't bother ... wish I hadn't
 

Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat
I skimmed through the rant but one thing that did make me blink was her assertion that you pay into CPP for 30 yrs but if you have a company scheme or too high an income when you retire you don't get your Canadian Pension? Surely this bollox?


Personally shes ranting about stuff that is exactly the same in England to be honest, and she obviously hasnt shopped around for better deals on her cable!!

and with $50,000 a year you would think she could pay her bills on time every month, you have to pay them in England every month too!

As someone else research research research

Bleech Nov 9th 2006 1:48 pm

Re: Living in Ontario ! Don't bother ... wish I hadn't
 

Originally Posted by TheVickers
this is her response in a reply further down the thread so I think she did a fair bit of research.

Dont get me wrong, I got my job eventually, I am determined thats why I made the move, but I dont think everyone is as resourceful and its wrong to portray one image of a place when there are so many pitfalls. Believe me I spent 5 long years researching and travelling from home to Canada every year trying to find everything out and even now living in Canada I dont know of anywhere I can find the detail that I posted.

Yeah she did loads of research:-
"Yet when I came here I honestly thought a salary of $20,000 would see me keep the luxury I had become accustomed to." :rolleyes:

TrishP Nov 9th 2006 2:44 pm

Re: Living in Ontario ! Don't bother ... wish I hadn't
 
Wot a loada twaddle - she's earning $65K as a single girl and is just managing?????
Another Brit who's come here with expectations of living the high life, the big house, fancy car, blah, blah, blah and then realised that it all costs loadsa money!

flashman Nov 9th 2006 3:14 pm

Re: Living in Ontario ! Don't bother ... wish I hadn't
 

Originally Posted by TrishB
Wot a loada twaddle - she's earning $65K as a single girl and is just managing?????
Another Brit who's come here with expectations of living the high life, the big house, fancy car, blah, blah, blah and then realised that it all costs loadsa money!

The post illustrates one of the key requirements for a successful move to any country and not just Canada. It's attitude and it becomes apparent in just talking to people including employers, work associates and strangers. If you exhibit a negative, complaining, self righteous, superior demeanour then you won't make it.

Biiiiink Nov 9th 2006 3:58 pm

Re: Living in Ontario ! Don't bother ... wish I hadn't
 
I only got halfway through that, couldn't be bothered with the rest. I gave up at this point:-

Because although you think the internet is free, you have to pay for a service provider here.

:D :D :D

Lionel_in_Ontario Nov 9th 2006 4:08 pm

Re: Living in Ontario ! Don't bother ... wish I hadn't
 

Originally Posted by Biiiiink
I only got halfway through that, couldn't be bothered with the rest. I gave up at this point:-

Because although you think the internet is free, you have to pay for a service provider here.

:D :D :D

I came close with some of her questionable math, but gave up at the point where she said "TV - you have to have cable".

HAVE to? :rolleyes:

You don't have to at all. You don't even have to have satellite.

I have an antenna in the back of my TV, and get three channels on a good day. 3 channels of imported US shite, rammed with commercials every 4 minutes. That's good enough for me - i'll be down the pub, having a social life and INTEGRATING into my new society! :beer:

Living in Hamilton she could get more than my three probably.

Maybe it's the living in Hamilton that's made her bitter :p

(just joking Hammies!)

iaink Nov 9th 2006 4:27 pm

Re: Living in Ontario ! Don't bother ... wish I hadn't
 
I stopped after skimming down to $50 for the phone service!!! It's patently bollox, I pay $37, and thats including being ex directory and a $8 service / maintainence agreement. If you are paying $50, then you are far from the basic minimum service.

Bloody whining Brits. I cant stand them.

ray1968 Nov 9th 2006 4:41 pm

Re: Living in Ontario ! Don't bother ... wish I hadn't
 
Lots of crap here...you don't pay tax rom dollar $1...theres a tax free allowance approx $8000 a year

2) Auto accident - no fault applies to accident benefits - YOU decide what level of income replacement coverage you want - and you don't pay tax on the income replacement. There are discounts for no claims - its called teh STAR rating system

3) Gas $200 and electric $250 a month - wow she pays alot !

4) cable starts at $24 or so a month

5) Never seen a person poor or otherwise walk around with no shoes - honest!


reading it now ..I wish SHE hadn't bothered

Biiiiink Nov 9th 2006 4:44 pm

Re: Living in Ontario ! Don't bother ... wish I hadn't
 
I missed the shoes part... does she mean those people who buy flooring that's not actually suitable for walking on ;)

iaink Nov 9th 2006 4:44 pm

Re: Living in Ontario ! Don't bother ... wish I hadn't
 

Originally Posted by ray1968

3) Gas $200 and electric $250 a month - wow she pays alot !

Its possible though, I pay $220 monthly for oil and about $150 for Hydro:(


reading it now ..I wish SHE hadn't bothered
LOL, me too. I wish I hadnt bother too (reading it that is)

andrewrb143 Nov 9th 2006 4:45 pm

Re: Living in Ontario ! Don't bother ... wish I hadn't
 
Ahh another anti-canada band-wagon jumper. At the end of the day, its what you make of it. 33% tax? which tax form is she filling out, i thought it was all staggered

The real sad thing though is this womans ignorance seems to have made a few people think twice about moving to Canada in that thread.


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