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Old Dec 31st 2014, 1:13 am
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Originally Posted by Howefamily View Post
Rbc Gave us credit cards straight away too, they were very interested in our UK credit history which we provided to them.
GTE - I think many have different experiences to you, maybe the personal circumstances are different.
Hm... we did show them our UK credit history, maybe it had more of an impact than I thought! The woman at the branch seemed to think it wasn't necessary, but perhaps it was
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Old Dec 31st 2014, 1:25 am
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Originally Posted by Howefamily View Post
Rbc Gave us credit cards straight away too, they were very interested in our UK credit history which we provided to them.
GTE - I think many have different experiences to you, maybe the personal circumstances are different.
Well my son's experience in Nova Scotia is very different, employed in the US by a Swiss Drug Company and at Harvard Uni' in very well paid jobs the banks in Nova Scotia were little interested and he warned me. Yes I could use my UK cards till the cows come home but it costs !!
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Old Dec 31st 2014, 1:26 am
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We too was with HSBC in the UK and signed up whilst in the UK for a Canadian account and received credit card and debit card with no problems and the day we signed up with TD bank (1 day after arriving in Canada) for current account and mortgage we was offered a credit card
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Originally Posted by Lychee View Post
Life and regulations and climate and prices and laws and geography, etc. in Nova Scotia differ from life and such in Alberta, or BC, or Ontario, etc. It's entirely inaccurate to take a regional phenomena (rural Nova Scotia) and extrapolate it to a national one (Canada). It's like trying to paint all of Europe with the same brush after a miserable experience in the Orkney Isles.
You have a very good point and I think not appreciated until you live there,
However, Canada is a country, Europe a continent made up of many counties/languages/customs etc. We could go on all night on this !! I leave you with this, Canadian Provence's need to integrate more as a Country-Canada
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Originally Posted by graham the eggman View Post
You have a very good point and I think not appreciated until you live there,
However, Canada is a country, Europe a continent made up of many counties/languages/customs etc. We could go on all night on this !! I leave you with this, Canadian Provence's need to integrate more as a Country-Canada
I'm sorry but I just don't agree with this at all. What happens on a daily basis in Nova Scotia is of no relevance to me on the Pacific coast. We have a federal policy that presents the Canadian international position (for better or worse), but on a daily basis, why homogenise a country the size of Europe? As you say, Europe doesn't.
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I'm sorry but I just don't agree with this at all. What happens on a daily basis in Nova Scotia is of no relevance to me on the Pacific coast. We have a federal policy that presents the Canadian international position (for better or worse), but on a daily basis, why homogenise a country the size of Europe? As you say, Europe doesn't.
Here is the problem, Nova Scotia is part of Canada so if invaded your not interested I take ?
Canada prides its self on being the second largest country in the world, numerically NO, most live within 200 miles of the US border so in reality the vast majority are not that far apart.
Federal Government-Canada is totally dependent on the US for defense and waste millions going through the motions-Irving Brothers NS, who in Vancouver ?
Tell me why is it illegal to ship a case of wins from BC to NS ? Same country.
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Tell me why is it illegal to ship a case of wins from BC to NS ? Same country.
Different rate of tax?
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Different rate of tax?
No jobs for the boys, I pick up with cornflakes in grocery store UK, one checkout job done
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No jobs for the boys, I pick up with cornflakes in grocery store UK, one checkout job done
Not sure I follow. But I don't like corn flakes so it doesn't matter really! lol
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Originally Posted by graham the eggman View Post
No jobs for the boys, I pick up with cornflakes in grocery store UK, one checkout job done
We rarely bought wine at the supermarket... Not the cheapest place to buy wine, so we generally used a wine merchant, nicer wine bought in 12's= cheaper.
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Default Re: Potentially moving to Halifax, NS

Originally Posted by graham the eggman View Post
Here is the problem, Nova Scotia is part of Canada so if invaded your not interested I take ?
Canada prides its self on being the second largest country in the world, numerically NO, most live within 200 miles of the US border so in reality the vast majority are not that far apart.
Federal Government-Canada is totally dependent on the US for defense and waste millions going through the motions-Irving Brothers NS, who in Vancouver ?
Tell me why is it illegal to ship a case of wins from BC to NS ? Same country.
Nova Scotia is not invaded on a daily basis. Being close to the US border does not bring the east and west coasts any closer together.
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Default Re: Potentially moving to Halifax, NS

Originally Posted by graham the eggman View Post
Tell me why is it illegal to ship a case of wins from BC to NS ? Same country.
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Different rate of tax?
To be fair, it's very different tax rates from one European country to another but cross border buying of booze isn't much of a problem there.

I do think that - as with Europe - there should be a minimum standard for certain things in Canada and Health Care should definitely be one of them
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Default Re: Potentially moving to Halifax, NS

Thanks for all comments, I took a break for a while and we have now had a formal job offer, thanks for comments we have made he decision and it is yipeeee we are moving to NS

Please don't rain on my parade - we have researched looked and are at peace with a decision that wasn't easy
Each to their own, you have all been brilliant :-)
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Old Jan 17th 2015, 10:02 am
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All the best with your move, fingers crossed our family will do the same very soon...just in the middle of all the forms, assessments etc. I too belive that Nova Scotia can offer us nice and less stressful lifestyle and I do hope for proper winter weather; )))
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Thanks for all comments, I took a break for a while and we have now had a formal job offer, thanks for comments we have made he decision and it is yipeeee we are moving to NS

Please don't rain on my parade - we have researched looked and are at peace with a decision that wasn't easy
Each to their own, you have all been brilliant :-)
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Old Jan 17th 2015, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by Neilclairep View Post
Thanks for all comments, I took a break for a while and we have now had a formal job offer, thanks for comments we have made he decision and it is yipeeee we are moving to NS

Please don't rain on my parade - we have researched looked and are at peace with a decision that wasn't easy
Each to their own, you have all been brilliant :-)
All the best on your move. We have lived in NS since we moved to Canada in 2008 and for us it was a good move and we still love living here
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