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Forum: Canada
Dec 5th 2018, 5:26 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 5,571
Posted By dormy

Re: Struggling with NS, another province or UK?

Your experience mirrors my NS experience exactly. I managed to last 5 years in NS, but had to move Provinces eventually in order to progress in my career, and to preserve my sanity. NS is a beautiful...
Forum: Canada
Aug 27th 2018, 8:46 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 5,332
Posted By dormy

Re: Hubby needs help finding a job. What's going wrong?

I cant add anything new to what has already been said. The chances of finding the right job immediately are very slim. He will find "a job" as soon as he is based in NS, will it be what he wants,...
Forum: Canada
Sep 19th 2017, 8:26 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,121
Posted By dormy

Re: Aside from language, what's the difference between Toronto and Montréal?

Picture it like this. It's the story of two brothers. One brother is a womanizing alcoholic. The other brother is an accountant. I'll let you figure out which one is which.
Forum: Canada
Sep 19th 2017, 6:31 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,728
Posted By dormy

Re: Anyone here in Manitoba or Saskatchewan?

Im a little biased as I live in Winnipeg, but do a lot of business in Sk and Regina, travelling and staying there at least one week every month. I am always glad to get back to Winnipeg, it is a much...
Forum: Canada
Aug 21st 2017, 3:13 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By dormy

Re: Job application Responses

It is pretty standard not to receive responses.

I am an employer, and even when not advertising positions, I get dozens of resumes sent to me daily from overseas. When I am advertising a...
Forum: Canada
Jul 18th 2017, 9:31 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 5,182
Posted By dormy

Re: Moving to Winnipeg Solo

It is very hard to explain or fathom until you have experienced it. Its the wind that gets you, hence the layers required and skin covered. I am often seen shoveling the drive in -20 wearing no more...
Forum: Canada
Jul 18th 2017, 8:57 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 5,182
Posted By dormy

Re: Moving to Winnipeg Solo

Funnily enough you don't need to drop much cash, you can get a suitable one for $100; its all about layers here, as the cold is so dry it doesn't penetrate. Layers and keep exposed skin covered...
Forum: Canada
Jul 5th 2017, 6:03 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,808
Posted By dormy

Re: Phone landlines and internet provision

I have never had a landline during my 11 years in Canada, always had a cell phone provided through work and the family have cell phones which I pay for, but they would have them whether I had a...
Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2017, 3:29 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 5,182
Posted By dormy

Re: Moving to Winnipeg Solo

I moved to Winnipeg by myself 6 years ago, I hear what you are saying, it is very hard to assimilate into Winnipeg life, as a middle aged guy; it doesn't really get any easier, but this city is all...
Forum: Canada
May 17th 2017, 6:39 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 10,645
Posted By dormy

Re: Moving to NS is 50,000k salary enough?

No, it was myself my wife and one 10 year old girl.
Forum: Canada
May 16th 2017, 4:40 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 10,645
Posted By dormy

Re: Moving to NS is 50,000k salary enough?

its been 6 years now, so costs will have gone up a little, but I lived in Dartmouth, for 5 years, earned minimum wage for the 1st couple of years and managed to buy a nice property on a mortgage, and...
Forum: Canada
May 12th 2017, 3:03 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By dormy

Re: Finding work in Probation in Canada

There are also a few issues going on in Ontario right now, this hit the press earlier this week. So there may be a shake up there soon


Ontario’s probation system ‘a joke,’ say offenders |...
Forum: Canada
May 12th 2017, 2:56 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By dormy

Re: Finding work in Probation in Canada

In general probation officers are employed at a Provincial level, and as such applicants must meet the Provincial requirements for the province that you are considering, each is different. Manitoba...
Forum: Canada
May 2nd 2017, 8:50 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,005
Posted By dormy

Re: Fish tank vs emigration

I shipped a 100gallon and a 50 gallon tank, from Nova Scotia to Manitoba, with no issues at all, proved very useful for storage of my more delicate items too. I know its not overseas but same...
Mar 17th 2017, 5:42 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,347
Posted By dormy

Re: More Cannabis arrests

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RybNI0KB1bg
Forum: Canada
Feb 6th 2017, 5:56 pm
Replies: 168
Views: 19,870
Posted By dormy

Re: Finding Canadian differences very frustrating - How do I fix this?

Graeme


Stick with it, it will become easier the longer you are here, but it can be frustrating. Canada in general is about 20years behind the rest of the world in many things, which is nice in...
Forum: Canada
Feb 2nd 2017, 3:40 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,734
Posted By dormy

Re: Accepted into University in Winnipeg...Now what????

Each to their own, we all have different needs and wants. After living for 5 years on the East coast, Winnipeg is a veritable Metropolis, with more to do in one day than in a year in Nova Scotia, and...
Forum: Canada
Feb 1st 2017, 3:04 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,734
Posted By dormy

Re: Accepted into University in Winnipeg...Now what????

Sure the winters can be a little restricting if you are not prepared to seek out the entertainment, you need to look for it but it is there in heaps. It all goes indoors and underground in Winter,...
Forum: Canada
Jan 30th 2017, 6:04 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,734
Posted By dormy

Re: Accepted into University in Winnipeg...Now what????

Winnipeg is an awesome city, don't let any naysayers put you off, most times they have never been or have visited for a day or so, so their expertise is somewhat questionable.


I have been here 6...
Forum: Canada
Nov 7th 2016, 3:31 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By dormy

Re: How / where to divorce, (all friendly, everything agreed, very amicable)

I got divorced in NS a few years ago, with very little fuss. Just filed the papers and the fee at the court, didn't even need to to to the hearing, just received my finalised divorce papers sometime...
Forum: Canada
Oct 25th 2016, 9:38 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By dormy

Re: Winnipeg-schools and estate agents-help!

In relation to schools you will need to know which area you are moving to before you can speak with schools directly, each school has its own catchment area.

In regards to estate agents, or...
Aug 29th 2016, 3:20 pm
Replies: 201
Views: 10,593
Posted By dormy

Re: Trucks....what is the appeal?

Clips - Season 21: Chevy Silverado Ad Spoof - This Hour Has 22 Minutes (http://www.cbc.ca/22minutes/videos/clips-season-21/chevy-silverado-ad-spoof)
Forum: Canada
Jul 26th 2016, 3:28 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,968
Posted By dormy

Re: Cost of winter clothing

The key is layers. You dont need to go out buying the high priced winter gear. T-shirt, thick shirt, hoodie, regular coat, toque and gloves. Good to go for most outdoor activities. I wear Docs on my...
Forum: Canniversary
Jul 19th 2016, 4:35 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,702
Posted By dormy

Ten Years

I landed ten years ago today. It has been everything that I hoped it would be, and a whole lot more.

I arrived and landed in NS, excited, with nothing except a suitcase, $1000 in my pocket, and a...
Forum: Canniversary
Jul 12th 2016, 7:09 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,985
Posted By dormy

Re: 3 Years in Winnipeg

Glad everything worked out, and continues to work out well for you
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