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Old Apr 19th 2013, 11:11 am
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Cheers Jimmy

Go for it Mikey... its kind of an all or nothing thing!

and Thanks Izzy Good luck with your move!!

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Yes we know Willie! Nice guy, spoke to him last week actually... Know him through work and car circles...
awesome! i dare say we might have met at somepoint and not known it then hahah as that's how i met him a few years back now!
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Its the plastic cheese I hate... and don't even get me started on spray cheese??? WTF??? seriously some things are just wrong!!!
You need someone to help you shop. There are many good cheese shops in Ontario.
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Old Apr 19th 2013, 12:37 pm
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You need someone to help you shop. There are many good cheese shops in Ontario.

Its all good auld yin, we have already found a source of good old tasty cheddar cheese...!!

The spray cheese incident was from a fast food joint where I inadvertently ordered a baked potato with broccoli and cheese for lunch... sounded nice... what I got was a baker with raw broccoli and what was clearly sprayed on "cheese product" of some sort...
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Its all good auld yin, we have already found a source of good old tasty cheddar cheese...!!

The spray cheese incident was from a fast food joint where I inadvertently ordered a baked potato with broccoli and cheese for lunch... sounded nice... what I got was a baker with raw broccoli and what was clearly sprayed on "cheese product" of some sort...
Thanks for the heads up, ill make sure never to order a bake potatoe, broccoli and cheese
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If you want to find English cheese might I suggest that you try Denningers on Upper James. They have a good selection of cheese in general and I know they carry Wensleydale, Lancashire, double Gloucester for sure. We are also from Ancaster, and haven't had as much luck as you have!
We are 10 months in, and still looking for work! Contemplating moving back sadly! In Dundas, there is also a british shop which sells goods from Britain, you can try there also.
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If you want to find English cheese might I suggest that you try Denningers on Upper James. They have a good selection of cheese in general and I know they carry Wensleydale, Lancashire, double Gloucester for sure. We are also from Ancaster, and haven't had as much luck as you have!
We are 10 months in, and still looking for work! Contemplating moving back sadly! In Dundas, there is also a british shop which sells goods from Britain, you can try there also.
Have you considered relocating in Canada before you contemplate going ack to Britain ?
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We have thought about it, but it's not practical. I am a teacher, and there are no teaching jobs in Canada at all (not even ONE vacancy has come up for either private or public). I have also applied for business jobs in admin because I have a lot of office skills directly transferable from teaching, but I have yet to hear any feedback at all from any job I have applied for. It's all very frustrating.
I'd be willing to work further out in Ontario, if there were a suitable job, but relocating province would mean reapplying to that province to teach (Alberta) for example, and then waiting again for what could be 6 months to hear back. We just don't have the resources to wait that long.
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We have thought about it, but it's not practical. I am a teacher, and there are no teaching jobs in Canada at all (not even ONE vacancy has come up for either private or public). I have also applied for business jobs in admin because I have a lot of office skills directly transferable from teaching, but I have yet to hear any feedback at all from any job I have applied for. It's all very frustrating.
I'd be willing to work further out in Ontario, if there were a suitable job, but relocating province would mean reapplying to that province to teach (Alberta) for example, and then waiting again for what could be 6 months to hear back. We just don't have the resources to wait that long.
That's a tough situation then, I'll keep my fingers crossed your Luke turns around
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thanks! we are hopeful something will come up soon!
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thanks! we are hopeful something will come up soon!
Have you tried increasing your connections and network via Linkedin and meetup groups etc?
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Hi Midnight,

10 months without work is tricky, its such a great place to be, but nowhere is great without an income. From what I can make out here is all about who you know and showing face and very much more about physical door knocking and persistence to get a job. I was over here I think about 8 or 10 times on business, before I was able to secure my transfer. There is a certain amount of luck too I guess but really its all about hard graft and making your own luck.

I do know another teacher looking for work in the area and also failing, he is now retraining in another skillset, but his wife is working which helps fund. I guess it comes down to whats more important, career or location...

Thanks for the tip on the cheese though... wonder if they have Scottish cheddar... not bothered about the English stuff... Actually have no real issues on the cheese we get from food basics anyway, its just the plastic stuff I hate!

Finally got our PR paperwork through a couple of weeks ago and landed last weekend! Landing was a long boring and stressful experience thanks mainly to two kids cooped up in the car and fighting the whole trip! But its done we are PR's and thats a great feeling!!

Still loving it here - the weather this weekend is just perfection.. speaking of which, I'm away off out to enjoy it!!!

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We have thought about it, but it's not practical. I am a teacher, and there are no teaching jobs in Canada at all (not even ONE vacancy has come up for either private or public). I have also applied for business jobs in admin because I have a lot of office skills directly transferable from teaching, but I have yet to hear any feedback at all from any job I have applied for. It's all very frustrating.
I'd be willing to work further out in Ontario, if there were a suitable job, but relocating province would mean reapplying to that province to teach (Alberta) for example, and then waiting again for what could be 6 months to hear back. We just don't have the resources to wait that long.
Teaching has not been on the FSW list for some time. What visa did you use to gain entry to Canada?
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My wife is Canadian, and I have permanent residence now. We already knew that the teaching profession here was oversubscribed and that it would be nearly impossible to find a teaching job, but we were optimistic that If I were to get my OTC (which I have) that other job opportunities in admin work etc would come up, when the teaching route failed. I have applied to quite a few admin jobs now, and not heard anything back which is quite surprising really.
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My wife is Canadian, and I have permanent residence now. We already knew that the teaching profession here was oversubscribed and that it would be nearly impossible to find a teaching job, but we were optimistic that If I were to get my OTC (which I have) that other job opportunities in admin work etc would come up, when the teaching route failed. I have applied to quite a few admin jobs now, and not heard anything back which is quite surprising really.
Have you thought about private tutoring while you go through the job finding process.
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