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Forum: Canada
Sep 5th 2011, 9:21 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,327
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: Pool / Hot tub / both / neither????

We have both and love it - like being on vacation in your own home.:)
Forum: Canada
Aug 22nd 2011, 10:27 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: Teaching in Ontario

It isn't easy but it can be done. You won't be able to supply until you are registered with OCT and have applied to work as a supply teacher with a school board. In order to get on to the supply...
Forum: Canada
Jul 5th 2011, 2:25 am
Replies: 5
Views: 8,496
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: Beaches near London, ON?

Grand Bend is our favourite. We often stay at the Oakwood Inn as it has a pool and plenty of golf if you are into that.
Forum: Canada
Apr 11th 2011, 11:26 am
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: How to get Police clearance from Saudi

We tried getting ours from Kuwait a few years ago. It held up our application for almost a year. In the end we were unsuccessful and it was waived. We sent copies of letters we sent to the Kuwait...
Forum: Canada
Sep 26th 2010, 11:42 pm
Replies: 140
Views: 18,914
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: Is it really better in Canada?

Hi Cherry Jam

I was one of the opinions you quoted. I am still here in Canada and have not in fact been back to the UK since 2004 when we moved here. We are all now Canadian citizens and love...
Forum: Canada
Jul 11th 2010, 3:44 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,673
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: Are we selfish?!

Hi Becky

We moved here over 6 years ago and love it. Our kids have a great life. It's very family oriented. We moved because partly we wanted to live abroad and partly because we thought it...
Forum: Canada
May 17th 2010, 5:36 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 6,059
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: UK Teaching qualification in 3 provinces

Contract (permanent) teachers get paid throughout the year in our board but supply teachers (long term and short term) don't get paid over the holidays.
Forum: Canada
May 17th 2010, 1:32 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 6,059
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: UK Teaching qualification in 3 provinces

Long term supply teachers don't get paid through the holidays but permanent teachers do. With your languages background, you will have a definite advantage over others:)
Forum: Canada
May 16th 2010, 10:29 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 6,059
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: UK Teaching qualification in 3 provinces

It does give you a chance to find out more about the schools in your area which can be helpful. There is no supply agency like the UK as far as I am aware. The main difference between working here...
Forum: Canada
May 16th 2010, 11:47 am
Replies: 29
Views: 6,059
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: UK Teaching qualification in 3 provinces

Hi Jennie

I am an elementary teacher and wasn't able to get my certification from OCT until I arrived (in 2004). I tried to do it before hand but had to wait until I arrived. I don't think...
Forum: Canada
Apr 4th 2010, 2:11 am
Replies: 29
Views: 6,059
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: UK Teaching qualification in 3 provinces

I teach in Ontario and I would fully expect you to be certified to teach here without doing any further qualifications based on what you have already.
Forum: Canada
Apr 4th 2010, 2:09 am
Replies: 29
Views: 6,059
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: UK Teaching qualification in 3 provinces

Actually my previous experience did count for salary purposes, including my stint in the Middle East in an international private school. However, it didn't count towards any kind of seniority in my...
Forum: Canada
Feb 25th 2010, 11:03 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,644
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: What time of year to emigrate?

Hi

We moved to London in early April just as the winter was ending. It gave us a chance to settle in before the summer. Mind you our kids were younger then - 5 and 3 so schooling wasn't as much...
Forum: Canada
Jan 8th 2010, 8:19 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,400
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: Teaching secondary!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Becky

We've been in London for almost 6 years and I really like it. It's a great place to bring up a family - big enough to have decent facilities but not too big. It's also close to a couple...
Forum: Canada
Jan 7th 2010, 11:35 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,400
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: Teaching secondary!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Becky

I did the B.Ed and it was no problem at all - just a lengthy wait due to beaurocracy. The OCT are very slow at processing! I know of others who did the PGCE and had no problems getting...
Forum: Canada
Jan 6th 2010, 10:09 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,400
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: Teaching secondary!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Patsy

I teach elementary in Ontario. I find it to be less stressful teaching in Canada. You get plenty of prep time, decent pay and much less paperwork. There is not the same amount of...
Forum: Canada
Oct 13th 2009, 11:18 am
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: Good realtor in London, Ontario

[email protected]

is great. Very quick to email etc.
Forum: Canada
Sep 24th 2009, 9:07 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: struggling in school - how is this dealt with in Canada?

As others have said, it is rare for kids to be held back. However, different provinces and different school boards have their own way of doing things. You'll probably get more specific feedback if...
Forum: Canada
May 16th 2009, 5:05 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: Rentals in London Ontario

We used www.sifton.com when we arrived in London a few years ago. We stayed in one of the townhouses for a few months.
Forum: Canada
Apr 13th 2009, 5:11 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: Starting school

Hi Claire

If your daughter turns 6 in October, she will start Grade 1 in September. Her Reception year will have given her a good grounding in reading and writing for starting Grade 1 and she may...
Forum: Canada
Feb 15th 2009, 7:02 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,130
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: Anyone from Berkshire?

We lived in Reading for 6 years and our kids were born there before we moved over to London, Ontario 5 years ago. We moved to a similar type of area to the one we were in. We used to live in...
Forum: Canada
Jan 15th 2009, 9:51 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 5,936
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: London Ontario

I agree except that London is a city of 353,000 people!
Forum: Canada
Jan 15th 2009, 11:23 am
Replies: 49
Views: 5,936
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: London Ontario

Actually, I was just asking a question! If you're going to come out with sweeping statements as if they are facts, you should be able to back them up or state that it is your opinion. I have...
Forum: Canada
Jan 14th 2009, 10:53 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 5,936
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: London Ontario

Really? I've never heard of that but then again I don't work in the health sector. Is this factual or an assumption you are making? London isn't a huge city but it's not a small town either!

I...
Forum: Canada
Jan 14th 2009, 2:32 am
Replies: 49
Views: 5,936
Posted By Tom Masters

Re: London Ontario

We've been in London for almost 5 years and after a rocky first few months (culture shock), we settled in very well and love it here. London seems much more like a town than a city to me. It isn't...
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