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Forum: Portugal
Jan 15th 2022, 12:17 am
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By benlast

Re: Petition to UK govt to increase state pension

…and the link I posted is to a new version of the petition, which is not closed (as of the date I’m posting now). :)
Jan 14th 2022, 10:44 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,020
Posted By benlast

Exclamation Petition to unfreeze UK pensions for those living abroad

The Canadian Association of British Pensioners (https://britishpensions.com/) recently promoted yet another petition to the UK government to request that pensioners living overseas (in places like...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 14th 2022, 10:38 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By benlast

Re: Petition to UK govt to increase state pension

...and as of January 2022, there's now this petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/601821/
Jul 25th 2018, 5:49 pm
Replies: 706
Views: 149,545
Posted By benlast

Re: Citizenship Application Timeline

A quick update with my timeline...

Arrived in Vancouver 2013-09-30, as a temporary skilled worker
British Columbia PNP sponsorship for PR - accepted 2014-05-14, PR granted 2015-08-25
Citizenship...
Dec 2nd 2017, 6:11 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,482
Posted By benlast

Re: Over 40- has anyone immigrated this late?

I immigrated in 2013, at the age of 48. Came in as a temporary worker with a job offer, immediately applied for PR under the BC Provincial Nomination Program, and have just sent off my citizenship...
Forum: Canada
Sep 29th 2016, 5:29 pm
Replies: 297
Views: 25,010
Posted By benlast

Re: NEXUS card

This appears to be wrong. I just called the Nexus info line and asked them this question. The answer was that:

You need to hold PR (or be a citizen) at the time you apply
You need to have lived...
Oct 3rd 2013, 2:32 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,988
Posted By benlast

Re: Time scales for provincial nominee B.C.

The line when I got my TWP at Vancouver on Monday was about half Brits (and Americans) working in film, and they all seemed to be breezing through pretty fast.

Cheers
b
Oct 3rd 2013, 2:25 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,155
Posted By benlast

Re: BC PNP based on job offer, interim LMO & TWP

Just the LMO and offer. However, they appear to ask any question that they need to, to investigate (that was certainly the case for several of the students entering), so I would have everything...
Oct 3rd 2013, 3:05 am
Replies: 36
Views: 4,155
Posted By benlast

Re: BC PNP based on job offer, interim LMO & TWP

An update (because I think it's good to put experiences down for others to search on and find): getting a work permit at port of entry (Vancouver airport) was very easy, though the overall wait time...
Sep 28th 2013, 5:31 am
Replies: 36
Views: 4,155
Posted By benlast

Re: BC PNP based on job offer, interim LMO & TWP

I'm assuming time until CIC, but any progress is ok with me, since I have an LMO also.

Cheers
b
Sep 28th 2013, 12:39 am
Replies: 36
Views: 4,155
Posted By benlast

Re: BC PNP based on job offer, interim LMO & TWP

Will do - sorry, didn't see your reply before :)

In other news, my BC PNP has now been acknowledged also, which is excellent given that I get on a plane tomorrow evening! In the acknowledging...
Sep 20th 2013, 11:10 pm
Replies: 1,976
Views: 165,794
Posted By benlast

Re: timescales for PNP/ Pr applications from outside Canada

Thanks - I can now wait in a more relaxed way because I have a positive LMO and can therefore get a TWP and start work! I knew it was a good idea to do PNP and LMO at the same time :)

Cheers
b
Sep 20th 2013, 11:06 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,155
Posted By benlast

Re: BC PNP based on job offer, interim LMO & TWP

An update, so that info's here for anyone who searches in the future.

The employer had no problem at all doing the work for the BC PNP and the LMO, so both of those were started together. It's not...
Sep 12th 2013, 1:55 am
Replies: 1,976
Views: 165,794
Posted By benlast

Re: timescales for PNP/ Pr applications from outside Canada

Hi all

Just to drag the thread back (maybe temporarily) to PNP times... :)

I posted my BC PNP application to Vancouver on the 16th of August, and Australia Post confirm it was delivered on the...
Forum: Australia
Aug 23rd 2013, 9:48 am
Replies: 114
Views: 15,090
Posted By benlast

Re: 457s will have to pay for their kids education in WA.....

School fees for visa kids 'breaches UN treaty'
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/18618397/school-fees-for-visa-kids-breaches-un-treaty/
Forum: Australia
Aug 23rd 2013, 3:22 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,498
Posted By benlast

Re: Leaving Australia (Perth) and donating furniture...

Yes, I had the same reaction from the Salvos. The comment was "everything must be perfect because we sell it in the shops". I found that St Vincent De Paul, Good Sammy or other charities have a more...
Forum: Australia
Aug 22nd 2013, 2:06 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,498
Posted By benlast

Re: Leaving Australia (Perth) and donating furniture...

Freecycle is good, but when you have a limited window of time to dispose of everything (because after September I will have no place to leave anything), it's not that useful because you can't...
Forum: Australia
Aug 20th 2013, 11:07 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,498
Posted By benlast

Leaving Australia (Perth) and donating furniture...

Hi all

I'm leaving Australia at the very end of September, and I'm not shipping most of what I have with me. So, I'm donating furniture, housewares, etc etc. I can either give it to the Salvos,...
Forum: Canada
Aug 8th 2013, 1:15 am
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By benlast

Re: Collecting shipped goods from Vancouver airport

Thanks all; sounds like it's easy enough to do, plus I'm staying with friends who are locals and have a decent-sized car :)
Forum: Canada
Aug 6th 2013, 3:53 am
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By benlast

Re: Collecting shipped goods from Vancouver airport

Hi

Thanks for the response. It's some "other company" (I'm looking for quotes at the moment). They all describe it as shipping "airport to airport". The big shipping companies can indeed provide...
Forum: Canada
Aug 6th 2013, 3:03 am
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By benlast

Collecting shipped goods from Vancouver airport

Hi all

Does anyone have experience of collecting shipped goods from Vancouver airport? These would be "goods to follow". I'm currently trying to work out whether it's worth paying for them to be...
Aug 5th 2013, 10:24 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,693
Posted By benlast

Re: Visitor in Canada while waiting for BC PNP, LMO

Thanks, FL - an excellent and authoritative answer :)

I think I'm going to ask Air Canada for a statement also, on the return ticket thing (and of course I'd post it in here for future reference)....
Aug 5th 2013, 10:19 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,693
Posted By benlast

Re: Visitor in Canada while waiting for BC PNP, LMO

Ah, I've now found the relevant BE Wiki page (http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Work_for_UK_firm%2C_live_in_Canada):


And that last sentence describes exactly the situation I'm looking at.

Cheers...
Aug 5th 2013, 10:00 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,693
Posted By benlast

Re: Visitor in Canada while waiting for BC PNP, LMO

Ah, grey areas are what come to bite us :) Though the poster who gave the advice I quoted is an ICCRC member.

I guess it's along the same lines as someone who comes on vacation and continues to...
Aug 5th 2013, 9:35 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,693
Posted By benlast

Re: Visitor in Canada while waiting for BC PNP, LMO

That seems to contradict the advice given on this thread (http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?p=10501156):

I'd be doing the equivalent of 1, and definitely not doing 2.

Worst case, I...
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