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Forum: Canada
Apr 27th 2013, 8:58 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,127
Posted By ck1

Re: Kids in Business Class

I hate it when:

1) people walk into the exec cabin from cattle class holding their screaming kid and walk up and down the aisle with them.

2) people from cattle class come into the exec cabin...
Forum: Canada
Aug 16th 2010, 1:06 am
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By ck1

Re: liberty village, Toronto

Good/expensive'ish area...close to King West (good area), equally close to Dufferin/Park Dale (crap area) - might be looking at $1500 a month to rent a 1br appt.
Forum: Canada
May 15th 2010, 1:21 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,080
Posted By ck1

Re: IT contracts in Toronto area

There are jobs but there are also a lot of IT pro's fighting for those jobs.

As far as big banks and insurance companies - the outsourced to the likes of IBM (so jobs were lost there), who then...
Forum: Canada
Nov 10th 2009, 9:28 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,655
Posted By ck1

Re: View of IT Job Recruiters ?

The Toronto I.T job scene is not too good at the moment.

Myself and a few buddies all worked for Canadian companies, who out sourced to outsourcing companies (IBM, HP etc) who are now outsourcing...
Forum: Canada
Jul 13th 2009, 8:55 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By ck1

Re: IT work in Vancouver / Toronto? Scary!

10,000k is $10,000,000..I agree with Alan2005...retire mate...

But if this was a typo:

Not much I.T work in Canada if you ask me...alot in recent years has gone to India. Alot of what is left...
Forum: Canada
Jul 13th 2009, 8:50 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 6,447
Posted By ck1

Re: Moving Abroad 19 year old

Good luck D26

What are those results from? doesn't look like standard GCSE results/A-Level's?

Have you tried scoring yourself on the points system? if yes, how did you score?

Also, I assume...
Forum: Canada
Jul 13th 2009, 8:45 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By ck1

Re: Prince 2

I have heard that too about Prince2 gaining traction too.

And I agree with your observation about PMI/PMP certified PMP's - l worked with a few certified PMP's and each one of them didn't have a...
Jul 8th 2009, 3:08 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,546
Posted By ck1

Re: IBM mainframe ?

Take the redundancy mate...ofcourse there isn't that much COBOL work around these days but there is work and a lack of skilled people (must of them have retired or x-trained)....You'll find something...
Forum: Canada
May 10th 2009, 1:13 am
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By ck1

Re: IT Recruitment consultant Toronto

In my experience, the ones in Canada are as useless as the ones in England.

Best bet is to cold call and look at companies web sites for opportunities.
Forum: Canada
May 8th 2009, 4:26 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By ck1

Re: Bringing money back into Canada

Called CRA and Border services today...they said the money is not taxable because it is not a 'business transaction' (ie, I am not gaining anything from it)...they will be able to see the history:...
Forum: Canada
May 7th 2009, 2:50 am
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By ck1

Bringing money back into Canada

I am now a Canadian citizen.

Last year I had to send alot of money to my parents back in the UK to help them overcome issues caused by the credit crunch. Some of it is still in my named accounts...
Forum: Canada
Dec 18th 2008, 4:44 pm
Replies: 2,672
Views: 279,922
Posted By ck1

Re: Exchange rate

This is getting ridiculous.
Forum: Canada
Oct 21st 2008, 1:33 am
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By ck1

Re: Toronto Shop wages advice needed

$8-12 an hour, downtown Toronto
Forum: Canada
Sep 1st 2008, 9:24 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By ck1

Re: going to hamilton ontario

Hamilton is pretty safe...I just wouldn't go out late at night in the East End

Nights out in Hess Village and Westdale should be quite good if the weather is good.
Forum: Canada
Apr 5th 2008, 6:29 am
Replies: 69
Views: 3,683
Posted By ck1

Re: Best steak in Toronto

Best steak I ever had was at Webbers in Chicago.

For Toronto I'd recommend Ruth Chris' Steak House (by the Hilton hotel, downtown) or The Keg on York St - always does an excellent, off the menu,...
Forum: Canada
Mar 4th 2008, 4:11 pm
Replies: 2,672
Views: 279,922
Posted By ck1

Re: Exchange rate

I think Canada will basically match the agressive rate cuts by the US and UK won't be cutting rates so much...so I think 2.1 is possible over the next year...
Forum: Canada
Feb 25th 2008, 10:11 pm
Replies: 2,672
Views: 279,922
Posted By ck1

Re: Exchange rate

I think for the immediate future the loonie will get slightly stronger (1.93'ish) but eventually I believe if/when the US cuts their rates(in March) by another 50 bps this year then Canada will...
Feb 17th 2008, 10:39 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By ck1

Re: Working in both UK and Canada

I am a contractor also (legecy type systems) in TO...Although in my 5 years I have had 2 contracts and have only been out of work for 2 months, I have found that there is not too much choice as far...
Feb 16th 2008, 1:28 am
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By ck1

Sending money back - questions from UK Bank

I am in the process of selling up in Canada to move back to the UK...

I kept a UK bank account for the last few years(ie, had the account when I was living in UK) with my folks address.

I...
Feb 5th 2008, 10:21 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By ck1

Re: IT job info

Oxfordshire itself is not great...but Milton Keynes is reasonably close and full of businesses and IT work...London is only an hour away on the train.

You should be ok with little experience but...
Feb 5th 2008, 6:25 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,424
Posted By ck1

Re: Thinking of Returning to U.K. from Canada

UK a third rate power? what a load of bollocks!

London is the financial capital of the World... has lots of power and influence and a sh*t load more than 'Bay Street'...'Bay what?' I hear you...
Forum: Canada
Oct 18th 2007, 7:04 am
Replies: 2,672
Views: 279,922
Posted By ck1

Re: Exchange rate

Talking to some FX traders in NYC(friend of a friend)...they both seem to predict in the next 12-18 months between 1.9 and 1.85 and between 1.15 to 1.2 between the CAD and USD.
Aug 1st 2007, 2:21 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By ck1

Re: Living but not working in Canada

[QUOTE=alan yuill;5121838]If you work for a Canadian company your first $85000 is tax free.
/QUOTE]

Christ man, get me a job where you are!
Forum: Canada
Aug 1st 2007, 2:18 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By ck1

Re: New IT Contractor in Toronto

Richard, as far as I know Umbrella companies don't exist here...and I agree with the other post that becoming 'incorporated' (eg, setting up a Ltd co) is easy and worth while due to tax advantages...
Forum: Canada
Jul 24th 2007, 11:03 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 124,478
Posted By ck1

Proxy server to watch UK tv

Hi

Does any one know of a reliable proxy server that I can use so I can watch UK TV online?

Seems like you can watch ITV online via their website but it is only for UK residents. A friend of...
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