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Old Mar 31st 2008, 11:48 pm
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Just wanted to say hi as I have just got an account on here. I have been looking at the site for a while and there are some great tips on here.

I have just sent off my paperwork for which I am applying via the spousal route (wife Canadian), so I guess I am at the start of the long road the Vancouver.

I'm very excited about it all even if it is still 18 months or so away.


Bring it on

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Old Mar 31st 2008, 11:55 pm
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Hi and welcome. We live across the water on Vancouver Island. Good luck and best wishes!
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Originally Posted by londonhatter View Post
Just wanted to say hi as I have just got an account on here. I have been looking at the site for a while and there are some great tips on here.

I have just sent off my paperwork for which I am applying via the spousal route (wife Canadian), so I guess I am at the start of the long road the Vancouver.

I'm very excited about it all even if it is still 18 months or so away.


Bring it on

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Hi and Welcome,

Should not be too long a wait with a spousal application. Someone will be able to give you stats I bet

BTW lived in Ealing a long time ago. Much prefer Vancouver! You will find this a useful site for answering your questions.

Warmly,

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Old Apr 1st 2008, 12:57 pm
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Hi Londonhatter - we are in Sutton / Cheam and hopt to be in Vancouver by Aug - in fact Frank - above me is v helpful

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Hi and welcome, great site, you'll finds loads of info, we have. We are going to VI as soon as sell up. Good luck
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Thanks to all

Its very welcoming in here. For the guys going to Vancouver Island, its very beautiful in there. My wifes sister lives in Comox so I have driven up there a couple of times on visits, beautiful place. Its been a while since i have been to Blackpool though (Stockport originally).

Anyway got to go


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Hi and welcome, great site, you'll finds loads of info, we have. We are going to VI as soon as sell up. Good luck
Am also from Blackpool heading to Vancouver Island - damn its a small world lol
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Hi everyone,
I am also a newbie hoping to relocate to Vancouver. Already have 2 friends out there, visit fairly regularly and lived near Kelowna for 6months. Still scared stiff though!
Have just been looking at the new simplified skilled worker application (I realise now that it is important to keep checking the website as things do change and you may find that you are prematurely looking for personal history details which may be hindering your application!).
Well, I stumbled on this site whilst trying to determine whether my ISA's are 'unencumbered and readily available' (still not sure!) and am really glad I have.
My stomach is doing flips at the moment as there is nothing on the new form to enable much procrastination - so it is now or never.
Of course, my brain is now worrying about sensible things like state pensions (thanks for the link to your website Frank'n Sense - some reassurance already gained) and NI contributions...
I really must just get on with it, eh, as it could take years.
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Hi - I also lived in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island - and now live in Wasaga Beach. Having lived in Croydon for 11 years! I know, I know - why Croydon!! It was the reason we got back to Canada.

Having lived in both the East and West of Canada as well as the UK - I would take Canada over the UK anytime. Having said that, I do find that work comes much easier in the UK than where we are now in Wasaga Beach. So, perhaps it's a bit of swings and roundabouts. Definitely a lifestyle decision that I will never regret.
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Hi Londonhatter - we are in Sutton / Cheam and hopt to be in Vancouver by Aug - in fact Frank - above me is v helpful

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Hello Carri,

thanks. It's part of the whole expat thing, helping out. Canadians who've never moved countries don't get it at all. Anyway glad to be of help. Now... what I need is inspiration for this week's newsletter Any suggestions?

Warmly,
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Originally Posted by Frank'n Sense View Post
Hello Carri,

thanks. It's part of the whole expat thing, helping out. Canadians who've never moved countries don't get it at all. Anyway glad to be of help. Now... what I need is inspiration for this week's newsletter Any suggestions?

Warmly,
Frank
hmm -shall have athink :



and shall email this week re THE JOB etc - starting to feel sick now!!
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Welcome - and good luck with everything.
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Hi,
Sorry I wrote my intro in your thread. I didn't know what I was doing as I am new to all this.
Anyway, best of luck with your application!
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