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Forum: Canada
Oct 18th 2021, 7:30 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 7,059
Posted By Brooks52

Re: Final decision

When I applied to U.K. universities in 2012 my Canadian High School Diploma was assessed as equivalent to A Levels. I believe it was the grade 12 classes that I was given credit for. I got offered...
Forum: Canada
Nov 11th 2020, 9:28 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By Brooks52

Re: NURSES HELP - The practical exam

oh, it’s not a exam setting at all. It’s nothing to worry about. It’s a brilliant 4 days of instructor-led clinical skills practice. It’s super helpful to do before going on the practicum, you...
Forum: Canada
Nov 11th 2020, 7:25 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By Brooks52

Re: NURSES HELP - The practical exam

do you mean the 4-day clinical skills session at TRU?
Forum: Canada
Oct 16th 2020, 8:06 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 8,211
Posted By Brooks52

Re: Any ODPs in Canada

I’m a UK trained Scrub nurse who now works as a perioperative RN in BC. There are no ODPs here, and as the pervious poster mentioned, we have anaesthetic assistants who rotate through the theatres as...
Forum: Canada
Jan 8th 2020, 9:55 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,594
Posted By Brooks52

Re: UK Adult Trained RN - Timeline and Costs for Information Only

Hi Anton

The process was defiantly was much more difficult & expensive then we thought it was going to be. We are certainly glad it is coming to an end. I am not sure if the other provinces are as...
Forum: Canada
Jan 3rd 2020, 10:53 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,594
Posted By Brooks52

UK Adult Trained RN - Timeline and Costs for Information Only

I have recently completed the process of converting my BSc (Hons) First Class in Adult Nursing that I gained in the UK in 2015 to being granted provisional registration with BCCNP as a RN. For...
Forum: Canada
Oct 11th 2019, 2:40 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 7,211
Posted By Brooks52

Re: UK Nurse to Canada - Please Help

Hi there,

I am currently coming to the end of this process. I am from BC and lived in the UK for 11 years with my British husband. I did my nursing degree in the UK, getting a BSc (Hons) First...
Forum: Canada
Sep 27th 2019, 5:31 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,394
Posted By Brooks52

Re: Young family considering making the move... Reasons for and against

You don’t happen to work at BCLC, do you? I just started there last week after moving over in July - I think I’ve heard a few English accents around but not certain!
Forum: Canada
May 10th 2019, 6:42 am
Replies: 24
Views: 7,183
Posted By Brooks52

Re: Isofix car seat

Hi

I was just going to offer my two cents with regards to the car seats, as we have made the trip to Vancouver 3 times from Manchester with our little one and have rented cars each time.

I...
Forum: Canada
Mar 26th 2019, 10:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Brooks52

Re: Experiences of P85 Tax Refunds?

:thumbsup: Thanks, that's the answer I was hoping for. Certainly not going to factor that in to spending plans, but it will be a nice bonus!

A final one on that, do you know if I'd be expected to...
Forum: Canada
Mar 26th 2019, 10:31 am
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Brooks52

Experiences of P85 Tax Refunds?

Hi Everyone

We will both stop working in early June ready for our move. Because we will be earning less than the annual tax free allowance(~£11,000), does that mean that in theory we should get a...
Forum: Canada
Mar 20th 2019, 7:09 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 7,033
Posted By Brooks52

Re: Using my UK mobile number in Vancouver, BC

That’s really interesting. I’m on GiffGaff who use O2’s infrastructure, yet no charges. I am on a £10 per month pre-pay sim only deal with them and haven’t had any issues.

Now im a bit confused...
Forum: Canada
Mar 18th 2019, 8:05 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,908
Posted By Brooks52

Re: removals Recommendations and price

Have you made any progress yet? We are moving to Vernon in July and have had Anglo Pacific and Anchor (Britannia) round today quoting. Anglo is the preferred option so far I think
Forum: Canada
Mar 16th 2019, 7:26 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 7,033
Posted By Brooks52

Re: Using my UK mobile number in Vancouver, BC

The customer service seems good too, I’ve had emails like this too showing they are looking out for any setup issues and warning me about the free trial period ending etc. I’ve never had such a...
Forum: Canada
Mar 16th 2019, 7:18 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 7,033
Posted By Brooks52

Re: Using my UK mobile number in Vancouver, BC

You can select which province you want, then city. I selected Vancouver so have a 778 number. It’s weird over there, most things are long distance and most plans over there include long distance.
...
Forum: Canada
Mar 11th 2019, 10:55 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 7,033
Posted By Brooks52

Re: Using my UK mobile number in Vancouver, BC

Just this weekend I have signed up for one of the services listed earlier in this thread, https://www.aitelephone.com/callforwarding/global-call-forwarding-registration.html

I now have a Canadian...
Forum: Canada
Mar 9th 2019, 5:41 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By Brooks52

Re: VoIP recommendations for Canadian number?

You’re right, my laziness has been exposed - that’s where I found the one above :hysterical:

I did try to delete this thread yesterday but couldn’t find a way to do it on my phone :yield:
Forum: Canada
Mar 9th 2019, 9:23 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By Brooks52

Re: VoIP recommendations for Canadian number?

Thanks for the suggestions both. Unfortunately Skype doesn’t have Canadian numbers yet.

I found this in an old thread and might give this a go:...
Forum: Canada
Mar 8th 2019, 6:31 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 6,465
Posted By Brooks52

re: Flights home

We’ve been using Air Transat for Manchester - Vancouver for years now, fantastic value compared to the premium airlines and the service is good.
Forum: Canada
Mar 8th 2019, 5:41 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By Brooks52

VoIP recommendations for Canadian number?

Hi everyone

Any recommendations on which providers to use, looking to get a Canadian number forwarding to my uk number for the remaining 4 months here. Thanks
Forum: Canada
Mar 2nd 2019, 8:29 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By Brooks52

Re: residential mortgage in Canada

There are are lots of resources out there which can help you figure it out. Most of the banks have the affordability calculators on their websites. There are new affordability rules which are worth...
Forum: Canada
Mar 2nd 2019, 4:52 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,235
Posted By Brooks52

Re: Where to live in North Vancouver?

Does the sea bus still run? Ive only ever been on it for once, but isn’t that mainly aimed at commuters?
Feb 24th 2019, 7:12 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 639
Posted By Brooks52

Landing to establish residence - goods to follow

Hi everyone

I’ve already got my PR card following soft landing last year. I’m just trying to find out the process in the airport (YVR) for landing when we move in July. Is it the people at the...
Forum: Canada
Feb 13th 2019, 7:11 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Brooks52

Re: ICBC - proof of driving experience; car / motorcycle equivalence?

We're just starting to get our documents together now before we move in July. Did you use the templates on the Wiki or something else? The templates on the Wiki seem a bit outdated, they are from...
Forum: Canada
Feb 13th 2019, 7:08 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,266
Posted By Brooks52

Re: ICBC policy change

We're just starting to get our documents together now before we move in July. Did you use the templates on the Wiki or something else? The templates on the Wiki seem a bit outdated, they are from...
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