My Journey...

Old Aug 5th 2012, 3:27 pm
  #16  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
haggis88's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Back in Scotland after 4 years in Calgary
Posts: 1,403
haggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My Journey...

thanks folks!

stu, how you finding it 4 months in?
haggis88 is offline  
Old Aug 7th 2012, 4:47 am
  #17  
Every day's a school day
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Was Calgary back in Edmonton again !!
Posts: 2,667
cheeky_monkey has a reputation beyond reputecheeky_monkey has a reputation beyond reputecheeky_monkey has a reputation beyond reputecheeky_monkey has a reputation beyond reputecheeky_monkey has a reputation beyond reputecheeky_monkey has a reputation beyond reputecheeky_monkey has a reputation beyond reputecheeky_monkey has a reputation beyond reputecheeky_monkey has a reputation beyond reputecheeky_monkey has a reputation beyond reputecheeky_monkey has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My Journey...

i thought it was 12 months from when you arrive for good to live?
cheeky_monkey is offline  
Old Aug 7th 2012, 11:35 am
  #18  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Calgary, Alberta.
Posts: 262
Stu_g2004 is just really niceStu_g2004 is just really niceStu_g2004 is just really niceStu_g2004 is just really niceStu_g2004 is just really niceStu_g2004 is just really niceStu_g2004 is just really niceStu_g2004 is just really nice
Default Re: My Journey...

Originally Posted by haggis88
thanks folks!

stu, how you finding it 4 months in?
Loving it mate, settled in well, work is so much better.
Takes a while to find your feet, but I really feel like this is home now! Feels like I've been here for years.
If you need any help, just gimme a shout.
Stu_g2004 is offline  
Old Aug 7th 2012, 12:43 pm
  #19  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
haggis88's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Back in Scotland after 4 years in Calgary
Posts: 1,403
haggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My Journey...

Originally Posted by Stu_g2004
Loving it mate, settled in well, work is so much better.
Takes a while to find your feet, but I really feel like this is home now! Feels like I've been here for years.
If you need any help, just gimme a shout.
thanks bud! i'll keep that in mind!

August 7th:
So today I managed to open a bank account with ScotiaBank, and was successfully approved for a Credit Card with a $1000 limit without having to put in any money...i guess this isn't the norm going by some posts on here?

i already have an AMEX that i was recommended to get while back home, then when i've got an address just to change over to that address and my UK Credit history will come with me!
haggis88 is offline  
Old Aug 7th 2012, 1:15 pm
  #20  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Calgary, Alberta.
Posts: 262
Stu_g2004 is just really niceStu_g2004 is just really niceStu_g2004 is just really niceStu_g2004 is just really niceStu_g2004 is just really niceStu_g2004 is just really niceStu_g2004 is just really niceStu_g2004 is just really nice
Default Re: My Journey...

I guess having an AMEX helped you out.
Were with RBC and had to put money down. They didn't even ask or check about uk credit rating.

On another note,

When we sorted out our utility bills we opted for direct deposit, that way you won't have to put down a hefty deposit which they'll keep for a year.
Stu_g2004 is offline  
Old Aug 7th 2012, 1:28 pm
  #21  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
haggis88's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Back in Scotland after 4 years in Calgary
Posts: 1,403
haggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My Journey...

every chance of it! its unlikely i'll really use the credit card much, i had a couple in the UK and only ever bought anything on it to try and raise my credit score when i was younger!
haggis88 is offline  
Old Dec 13th 2012, 2:08 pm
  #22  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
haggis88's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Back in Scotland after 4 years in Calgary
Posts: 1,403
haggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My Journey...

well, a quick BUMP for this

i'm now what, 5 months and a bit in, and i'm still having a pretty good time

had 2 friends over for a fortnight each, and they both loved it and are looking into IEC visas

my job is going well, been working plenty of overtime and generally trying to make a good impression

been living in my apartment in NE Calgary since middle of August and its not too bad, bit ghetto compared to what i'm used to, but it was cheap and served well to get my on my feet

had major problems with the truck i've bought, the oil pump shat its nappy and because i didn't wanna walk 10k to work in -15, i drove it with the CEL flashing and wrecked the engine, so i'm gonna be about $4000 down for a new engine by the end of this week!

family visiting right now, so i've been doing a lot of touristy things, infact i think i'm gonna take up snowboarding after a visit to COP during the week

at the moment though, i still can't see my life here...i miss being able to phone my mate on a Friday night and get drunk for <£10 while watching decent television or playing computer games!

i miss going to the football on a Saturday, home or away.

at this very moment, i'm still thinking that when my 2 year TWP is finished, i'm going to go back to the UK and do my degree (mechanical engineer, would skip first two years of Uni since i have trade papers) then maybe seek out work elsewhere in the world! not sure whether to go for PR or not!

but all in all, a very positive experience so far, and i hope to continue this trend...hating the fact that 24 small cans of beer is almost $50 though
haggis88 is offline  
Old Dec 21st 2012, 12:12 pm
  #23  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
haggis88's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Back in Scotland after 4 years in Calgary
Posts: 1,403
haggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My Journey...

update, i was actually closer to $7000 down for a new engine for the truck

had a bit of a bad week with that, started to feel a bit homesick with the family being over and all...made it through and looking on the bright side! a quiet Xmas with some beers and crap TV will suit me fine
haggis88 is offline  
Old Jan 3rd 2013, 4:38 pm
  #24  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
haggis88's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Back in Scotland after 4 years in Calgary
Posts: 1,403
haggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My Journey...

another update

applied for a new rental - a brand spanking townhouse in the NW, and nailed the application, so i move in next Sunday, really looking forward to it, and its certainly picked my spirits up after the drama with the truck

christmas and new year were quiet, but then again i worked most of it, only having Xmas and New Years Day off...gotta think of the money and the fact i wouldn't have been doing anything anyway

anyone ever had problems with landlords when trying to get their deposit back? i've a feeling the landlord is going to come the "c u next tuesday" when it comes to paying it back to me, even though they've been shitty Landlords and i've not damaged anything, infact the apartment is better looking than when i moved in

considering applying for PR actually, trying to work my way through the Wiki information to see how to do it anyone went from TWP to PR successfully that can give me some pointers?
haggis88 is offline  
Old Jan 3rd 2013, 6:26 pm
  #25  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 8
TheScotty is a jewel in the roughTheScotty is a jewel in the roughTheScotty is a jewel in the roughTheScotty is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: My Journey...

Keep the updates coming mate. Always good to here how someone is getting on.

Top marks to you for heading out there yourself and getting on with it.

P.S. I have a mate who is an Ayr Utd fan, you probably know him
TheScotty is offline  
Old Jan 4th 2013, 4:41 am
  #26  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Almost Canadian's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: South of Calgary
Posts: 13,385
Almost Canadian has a reputation beyond reputeAlmost Canadian has a reputation beyond reputeAlmost Canadian has a reputation beyond reputeAlmost Canadian has a reputation beyond reputeAlmost Canadian has a reputation beyond reputeAlmost Canadian has a reputation beyond reputeAlmost Canadian has a reputation beyond reputeAlmost Canadian has a reputation beyond reputeAlmost Canadian has a reputation beyond reputeAlmost Canadian has a reputation beyond reputeAlmost Canadian has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My Journey...

Originally Posted by haggis88
another update

applied for a new rental - a brand spanking townhouse in the NW, and nailed the application, so i move in next Sunday, really looking forward to it, and its certainly picked my spirits up after the drama with the truck

christmas and new year were quiet, but then again i worked most of it, only having Xmas and New Years Day off...gotta think of the money and the fact i wouldn't have been doing anything anyway

anyone ever had problems with landlords when trying to get their deposit back? i've a feeling the landlord is going to come the "c u next tuesday" when it comes to paying it back to me, even though they've been shitty Landlords and i've not damaged anything, infact the apartment is better looking than when i moved in

considering applying for PR actually, trying to work my way through the Wiki information to see how to do it anyone went from TWP to PR successfully that can give me some pointers?
The unwritten rule that appears to exist in Calgary is that landlords don't give the security deposits back, therefore tenants don't pay the last months rent to compensate.

In theory, you and your landlord should do a walk through a week prior or following you giving up possession. Any issues should be noted and both parties should acknowledge them.

See Section 19 here: Residential Tenancies Act

The return of the security deposit is dealt with in section 46. Invariably, it doesn't happen. If your landlord withholds any part of the security deposit you believe belongs to you, you need to sue the landlord using the Provincial Court or Court of Queen's Bench, or proceed to through the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service. Here is a link which explains the process:Residential Tenacy Dispute Resolution Service

Best of luck
Almost Canadian is offline  
Old Feb 17th 2013, 6:20 pm
  #27  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
haggis88's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Back in Scotland after 4 years in Calgary
Posts: 1,403
haggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond reputehaggis88 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My Journey...

6 months done and dusted

got the damage deposit back for the old place without any qualms...so just stuck it straight into the savings

got a pay rise and bonus at work too...so its all rosy at the moment

also started Hockey coaching which has been awesome

i thought i could skate, but it turns out i'm not really as good as i thought after having professionals analyse your technique

also developed a taste for Tims :O

and i'm finding "eh", "douchebag" and "totally" creeping into my vocabulary from time to time :| lol
haggis88 is offline  
Old Feb 18th 2013, 5:37 am
  #28  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 43
NovaGlaswegian is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: My Journey...

My other half and I are making the journey over to Calgary later in the year / early next year, so reading threads like this is a massive help mate, cheers.

$50 for 24 beers though...brutal!
NovaGlaswegian is offline  
Old Feb 18th 2013, 7:17 am
  #29  
Banned
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: the GTA
Posts: 3,824
Auld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My Journey...

Originally Posted by NovaGlaswegian
My other half and I are making the journey over to Calgary later in the year / early next year, so reading threads like this is a massive help mate, cheers.

$50 for 24 beers though...brutal!

Before you know it the green slime will be off your liver, lol.
Auld Yin is offline  
Old Feb 18th 2013, 10:16 am
  #30  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 43
NovaGlaswegian is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: My Journey...

Originally Posted by Auld Yin
Before you know it the green slime will be off your liver, lol.
Not if my home brew is successful
NovaGlaswegian is offline  

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.