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Old Feb 14th 2012, 4:11 am
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Originally Posted by el_richo
That's ace. "I'll pay for your flights back and support your living arrangements once you arrive, but you can piss off if you think i'm paying for a months rent in Canada".
And if things didnt magically work out after a month or two more and the emergency flight money had been pissed away on another months rent and living expenses, what is plan B then?
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Old Feb 14th 2012, 4:14 am
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Got the dog back on my flight, so he is here with us. Couldn't leave him, so I made sure before we left we had the ness to get him home if need be.
The flights home were booked and paid for before we left, by some quirk of software, when I booked the flights for me and the kids out, returns were cheaper than singles so we just had to get dh on the flight and that was it.

The issue was if we stuck it out and got to march and there was still no work we'd be put there without means to get back or support ourselves.

Cheaper to use the tickets, come back here and live rent free at mums, and regroup financially.
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Old Feb 14th 2012, 4:17 am
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Originally Posted by iaink
And if things didnt magically work out after a month or two more and the emergency flight money had been pissed away on another months rent and living expenses, what is plan B then?
I've read on here that a positive attitude will pay the bills and make your dreams come true
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Originally Posted by __TJ__
Cheaper to use the tickets, come back here and live rent free at mums, and regroup financially.
Sounds like the best option for you. Chalk the rest up to experience. Maple Ridge hasn't changed much since you left. I was out there the other day and it's still a shit hole surrounded by the river and mountains

Let me know if you're back in town and i can introduce you to a great circle of people out that way.
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Lol thanks rich, we loved it there, nice house snug to the side of my mountain (as opposed to the other mountains ) I even miss save on foods! Keep getting their emails and feel like crying!
Anyway as you said, we are trying to chalk it up to experience and move on, at least for now.
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Originally Posted by __TJ__
Got the dog back on my flight, so he is here with us. Couldn't leave him, so I made sure before we left we had the ness to get him home if need be.
The flights home were booked and paid for before we left, by some quirk of software, when I booked the flights for me and the kids out, returns were cheaper than singles so we just had to get dh on the flight and that was it.

The issue was if we stuck it out and got to march and there was still no work we'd be put there without means to get back or support ourselves.

Cheaper to use the tickets, come back here and live rent free at mums, and regroup financially.
I meant, did the dog not have to go into quarantine for a while when he came home?
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No, when we first looked into this in 2008 you had to have rabies jab and then 6 mth blood test done before you could go, so we had all the docs in place to get him back in- just had to get him worked again and his paperwork checked by a govt approved vet, then get that certificate stamped by food and animals agency.
Just a case of picking him up at gatwick thank god. No way we could afford quarrentine!
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Ahhh, ok, that's good to know, thanks.
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Default Re: 7 weeks and headed home :***(

Originally Posted by __TJ__
No, when we first looked into this in 2008 you had to have rabies jab and then 6 mth blood test done before you could go, so we had all the docs in place to get him back in- just had to get him worked again and his paperwork checked by a govt approved vet, then get that certificate stamped by food and animals agency.
Just a case of picking him up at gatwick thank god. No way we could afford quarrentine!
All that has changed since jan 1 this year. Now all you need is rabies jabs and wait 3 weeks. Basically, you could have had the jabs day before you flew him TO canada, wait 3 weeks and bring him back in.
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Hi TJ,
Im also a Crane driver looking to emergrate into Canada and I read your tread whuch has also got me a little worried have you got any advice you could pass on to me anything you would do differently.
Im glad you got your dog sorted I know I would do anything to get my dog back if the worse happened.
Thank,
Andy
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Old Feb 26th 2012, 8:41 am
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Hi TJ,
Im also a Crane driver looking to emergrate into Canada and I read your tread whuch has also got me a little worried have you got any advice you could pass on to me anything you would do differently.
Im glad you got your dog sorted I know I would do anything to get my dog back if the worse happened.
Thank,
Andy
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Yes, that's all very fine and dandy, but those jobs are also open to unemployed Canadians and others who are already here. Plus, the economic picture is far from clear!
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Old Feb 26th 2012, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by andrewdaddy2
Hi TJ,
Im also a Crane driver looking to emergrate into Canada and I read your tread whuch has also got me a little worried have you got any advice you could pass on to me anything you would do differently.
Im glad you got your dog sorted I know I would do anything to get my dog back if the worse happened.
Thank,
Andy
Also read posts by member 'Lindabey' - iirc her husband is a crane driver too, and has been struggling.

Edit: a recent thread from her that may be of use - http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=745551
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Hi all,
Thanks Londonuck and christmasoomps as ive said any information is all accepted with gratitude. yoshipal im only considering moving to canada as crane drivers are on the canadian governments critical list.
anyway keep all the info coming in it much appreciated
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