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Old Feb 9th 2011, 7:31 pm
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Originally Posted by j-dizzle View Post

Always wanted to visit Ontario. Could you tell me any more about it ?
Nothing you couldnt find on google or in the wiki I suspect.

Live cheap, take whatever work you can find, work hard and scrimp and save, hitch or go by greyhound...

Surely Edmonton and Winnipeg are soulmates, separated at birth?

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Old Feb 9th 2011, 7:33 pm
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The thing with travelling is that i would not be able to afford it. How did you manage to travel if you were working at the same time?
I worked my ass off, saved like fury and then blew it on hookers, drugs and sightseeing (some of that may not be true). I didn't treat a temporary visa as an opportunity to find long term work - I took whatever I could get, whether it was part time, full time, menial or whatever. I picked bananas (not in Manitoba), delivered junk mail, pumped gas <parp>, sanded fiberglass in a boatyard, dug holes, mowed lawns or whatever it took to fund the booze frenzy, or occasionally, cultural experiences.
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Old Feb 9th 2011, 7:35 pm
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Surely Edmonton and Winnipeg are soulmates, separated at birth?

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Old Feb 9th 2011, 7:36 pm
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I'm not being deliberately horrible, but I think it's a complete waste of a 1 year BUNAC visa to spend it in Winnipeg. Especially as the reason for choosing Winnpeg is because "it's cheap."

You're a student, yes? You're used to being skint? So don't let the cost of things put you off. In every city and decent town in Canada you can almost certainly find cheap, basic accommodation and eating places.

The one thing you will NOT get in a year in Winnipeg is the opportunity to meet a lot of like-minded young people looking for a bit of adventure, and to swap stories and tips about great places to go/see/do on a budget.
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The one thing you will NOT get in a year in Winnipeg is the opportunity to meet a lot of like-minded young people looking for a bit of adventure, and to swap stories and tips about great places to go/see/do on a budget.
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Not exactly backpacker's nirvana, is it?
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I think yous are picking me up wrong, im not going to Winnipeg because it is 'cheap' i am going so that i can get PR and THEN i can go other places, do other things.
Kind of a stepping-stone.
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I think yous are picking me up wrong, im not going to Winnipeg because it is 'cheap' i am going so that i can get PR and THEN i can go other places, do other things.
Kind of a stepping-stone.
Whoa, lets back up. How are you intending to get PR?

I know of only one other 19 year old who qualified for PR, and that was under old, more lenient and flexible system, and he had very sought after and unique skills.

If it has to be manitoba is it under the provincial nomination scheme? international student stream perhaps?
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Old Feb 9th 2011, 8:11 pm
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I think yous are picking me up wrong, im not going to Winnipeg because it is 'cheap' i am going so that i can get PR and THEN i can go other places, do other things.
Kind of a stepping-stone.
There's a major flaw in your plan - iirc you're planning on trying to get PR via the Manitoba PNP? So if you up sticks and move to Ontario as soon as you have your PR, it could be revoked as they may think you obtained it fraudulently (you have to sign something to say you intend to settle in MB).

PNP's only really work when you have a genuine wish to live and settle in the province that is nominating you, rather than using it as a stepping stone for elsewhere.

It's a long shot anyway, not much chance of getting PR within the year under the PNP, so is it worth going somewhere you don't actually want to be (forgive me if I'm wrong, but that's the impression I get) just on the off chance somebody wants to sponsor you for a job without any experience?
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There's a major flaw in your plan - iirc you're planning on trying to get PR via the Manitoba PNP? So if you up sticks and move to Ontario as soon as you have your PR,
Wait three years and you can have citizenship, at which point the charter of rights gives you watertight legal protection to go wherever you want.

PNP relies on people becoming settled in a place more than waving any big legal stick I suspect.
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Yeah it is through the provincial nomination scheme. And I never said that as soon as i gain PR i would move. I might end up loving Manitoba and deciding to stay there for a long time!

I dont know where you are getting the impression that I dont want to be in Manitoba? I will have little experience but i do have an uncle that stays there.

How would you lot suggest that I go about getting PR then since yous are slating the way I suggested?
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I didnt think we were? Theres many options, although perhaps not than many for a 19 year old, but without knowing the first thing about you its impossible to say.
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lets see, 45 min and I can go downhill skiing (Asessippi Ski resort). (sure, not the Rockies, but for someone never have done skiing, they are anyway rather intimidating). I go out of my backyard and have km's of crosscountry ski trails (the ski's you can borrow at the local school for $5/day). Skating? rink is in town..if they have your size, they gladly let you borrow skates. Hockey for the fun...sure, join the recreational league...a bunch of guys that usually ending up having a drink or 3 after.
Fishing...yeah, you need a license and friends that take you along to show you the hot spots...which is no problem in a small town. Same goes with boating, canoeing, snowmobiling and so forth..small towns are like that.. generously..as long as you dont use them.

BUT I totally agree with the argument that PNP should NOT be used, if you don't plan on staying in MB.

Oh Wpg w/o car is doable, just less fun to wait on the bus and change bus 3 times to get at least close to where work is.

Rural w/o a car is not doable in my eyes.
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Old Feb 9th 2011, 10:16 pm
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There's a major flaw in your plan - iirc you're planning on trying to get PR via the Manitoba PNP? So if you up sticks and move to Ontario as soon as you have your PR, it could be revoked as they may think you obtained it fraudulently (you have to sign something to say you intend to settle in MB).

PNP's only really work when you have a genuine wish to live and settle in the province that is nominating you, rather than using it as a stepping stone for elsewhere.

It's a long shot anyway, not much chance of getting PR within the year under the PNP, so is it worth going somewhere you don't actually want to be (forgive me if I'm wrong, but that's the impression I get) just on the off chance somebody wants to sponsor you for a job without any experience?
Hey, why do you believe that i would have little chance of getting PR ?
Im curious.
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Old Feb 9th 2011, 11:19 pm
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not forgetting the canadian women love a uk accent ......
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Hey, why do you believe that i would have little chance of getting PR ?
Im curious.
It's unusual to get PR straight from Bunac - to find somebody prepared to go through the paperwork/hassle of helping you get PR unless you have specialist skills or lots of experience. Not saying it can't happen, but it's rare.
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