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Jan 24th 2023, 9:20 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Top 10 Best Places to Live in Canada - Moving Waldo

I spent a winter in Deep River, actually about 20km outside of it (Deep River was the big city compared to where we were) - my husband spent longer as he worked there for about 18 months. I can't...
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2022, 8:39 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Canadian Education System

It's elementary school so I wouldn't worry over much at this point. Is your child happy in the school? If they are then just accept it may be taking them a little longer to adapt to the different...
Forum: Canada
Oct 20th 2022, 6:55 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Finding a rental from UK

Be really careful, there are a lot of scams around the rental market. To secure a place you will be required to send some money in advance, it's a risk!
Forum: Canada
Aug 7th 2022, 11:54 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Solar Panels

Our panels are on the highest section of roof that we have, so no way I am going to clamber up there to remove snow, sounds like we have a similar installation to you only ours mostly face south with...
Forum: Canada
Aug 2nd 2022, 8:10 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Nuclear/Energy and nursing jobs in Canada

I worked in the nuclear industry when we first moved across. I had been at BNFL in the UK for 18 years and moved to a company called Nuclear Safety Solutions in Toronto - it has changed its name a...
Forum: Canada
Aug 2nd 2022, 7:56 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Solar Panels

The answers to questions 2 and 4 would depend on what scheme you were planning to get the panels under. We have solar panels, we are in Ontario and we are contracted under a system called MicroFit...
Forum: Canada
Jun 4th 2022, 1:06 am
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Can I get my duty tax back?

I asked a similar question a few years ago about a sculpture that I bought for my Mum, it came in from the states and within a day I took it to Europe. The answer was a resounding no.
Forum: Canada
Mar 23rd 2022, 6:40 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Banking - HSBC or RBC?

We are with HSBC and have been since we arrived in Canada. We have for the most part been happy with their service, however they do not have a lot of branches compared to some of the other banks, so,...
Forum: Canada
Mar 2nd 2022, 11:55 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Home Buyers Tax Credit

Yep $750 is the most you will get.

Another Source (https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/consumers/home-buying/government-of-canada-programs-to-support-homebuyers):
The Home Buyers’ Amount offers a...
Forum: Canada
Mar 2nd 2022, 5:37 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Home Buyers Tax Credit

My understanding based on this:The home buyers’ tax credit is calculated using the lowest personal income tax rate for the year (i.e. 15% in 2022).Therefore, for homes purchased in 2022, you will get...
Forum: Canada
Jan 23rd 2022, 7:12 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 7,337
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Job Offer in Nova Scotia - Looking for Brutal Honesty

I was 40 with 2 kids when we moved - don’t worry, it is survivable.
Forum: Canada
Jan 20th 2022, 7:10 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,607
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Moving out of Surrey,BC (considering Victoria, suburbs of Toronto, Montreal

Definitely our experience. One boy started here in Grade 4 and the other in Grade 1. The last 4 years (ie. High School) cover a lot of ground in a lot of subjects but still manages to be quite...
Forum: Canada
Jan 7th 2022, 11:39 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Canadian Schooling

We were extremely worried at the Grade 6 - 8 point with our boys. They didn’t seem to be doing anything at school and we felt they were way behind where they should have been. However, things really...
Forum: Canada
Jan 7th 2022, 4:08 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,704
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Intro - Moving my family this Summer

Thank you - I enjoyed reading your happy story! So glad your move worked out - hope everything continues to go well for you all.
Forum: Canada
Dec 11th 2021, 12:43 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Calling Canada from the UK

I use an App called Localphone. It dials as if you are calling a local number, and uses the cellphone network, which for me is more reliable than internet. It costs me 0.6c a minute to call my...
Forum: Canada
Nov 20th 2021, 1:49 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,674
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Temporary Car Insurance in UK with Canadian License

My parents have managed to put me on their insurance a couple of times, but that was some years ago. Then it got really expensive to do so I hire a car now.
Forum: Canada
Nov 19th 2021, 1:15 pm
Replies: 162
Views: 15,646
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Canada is a scam

Condo buildings have rules about number of pets and the size of them. They are generally not flexible about this rule being broken, wherever you are from. The limit is based on the weight of the dog...
Forum: Canada
Nov 16th 2021, 9:54 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,429
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Travelling to the UK and testing?

No I went to a drive in place that they operated close to Manchester Airport - it was located on a piece of wasteland behind a hotel and was just a number of tents set up with guys in white suits - a...
Forum: Canada
Nov 14th 2021, 7:39 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,429
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Travelling to the UK and testing?

I used a company called Collinson the PCR test was 69 pounds, reduced to 55.20 with a promotional code.
Forum: Canada
Nov 9th 2021, 10:19 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 6,608
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: RichMitch's questions about cost of living

No its not even close to standard now, thats the point - it used to be standard when everyone had a final salary pension scheme, now government workers are pretty much the only people with a hope of...
Forum: Canada
Nov 9th 2021, 9:03 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 6,608
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: RichMitch's questions about cost of living

If you retired more than 2 years ago there won't be any death benefit - that was something payable when still working. However the scheme does allow for a widow's pension for life (or until they...
Forum: Canada
Nov 9th 2021, 5:59 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 6,608
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: RichMitch's questions about cost of living

I mean pounds I will try and edit it.
Forum: Canada
Nov 9th 2021, 5:48 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 6,608
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: RichMitch's questions about cost of living

Your pension amount seems really low after 30 years service. I have a civil service pension, I worked there for only 18 years, and was part time for half of those years, I am still a few years off...
Forum: Canada
Nov 6th 2021, 9:32 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,429
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Travelling to the UK and testing?

Both of my tests were done on a Friday - the first one around lunchtime - I had the results when I woke up next day and the second one, as I said around 6:30pm and results came in about 4pm next day....
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