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Jan 28th 2014, 10:04 pm
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Posted By Pete S

Re: NEW PR without card

Understood, many thanks for taking the time to explain that :)
Jan 28th 2014, 9:35 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Pete S

Re: NEW PR without card

OK great, many thanks :)
Jan 28th 2014, 12:05 am
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Pete S

Re: NEW PR without card

OK I did a search on this and found nothing. However I then googled and found loads of stuff on it. So before I get flamed, banned, excommunicated I am going to travel on my brit passport and when...
Jan 27th 2014, 11:15 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Pete S

NEW PR without card

Hi all
I have read the sticky above but just want some additional, recent experience please.

We have landed (Had mtg in December) and are awaiting our PR cards to arrive from CIC. I need to go...
Forum: Canada
Dec 11th 2013, 1:47 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 6,535
Posted By Pete S

Re: recent shipping experiences?

We used PSS in August. They were contracted to pack, ship, deliver and unpack. They did everything they said they would. There local agent Globe in Winnipeg was equally good.

The dedicated 40ft...
Forum: Canada
Dec 10th 2013, 6:59 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,664
Posted By Pete S

Re: Shipping costs to winnipeg from london

Your right kijiji is no rightmove but for rental i have not found an alternative site. There is one for buying.

We are renting a place which I guess is 2400sq ft and its $2600pm.

The realtor...
Forum: Canada
Dec 10th 2013, 6:12 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,664
Posted By Pete S

Re: Shipping costs to winnipeg from london

We are renting at present while we decide where to base ourselves. We have decided that we want to be in Tuxedo when we buy.

I would recommend looking on Kijiji for rentals, although beware of...
Forum: Canada
Dec 10th 2013, 3:17 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,576
Posted By Pete S

Re: Transferring UK money to Canadian bank account while in the UK

No fee and certainly north of $1.69 as a rate against the sport of $1.70
Forum: Canada
Dec 10th 2013, 2:22 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,576
Posted By Pete S

Re: Transferring UK money to Canadian bank account while in the UK

Different rates for differing amounts. I cannot say that every branch will do it, but certainly after me moaning about the rates they do this every time for me. They will give you an indicative rate...
Forum: Canada
Dec 10th 2013, 2:09 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,576
Posted By Pete S

Re: Transferring UK money to Canadian bank account while in the UK

To be a bit clearer:

I set up an HSBC account in Canada for £ and another for CAD$. I then transfer online the money in sterling from the UK to canada free of charge to my canadian £ account.

I...
Forum: Canada
Dec 10th 2013, 12:27 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,664
Posted By Pete S

Re: Shipping costs to winnipeg from london

We are living in the Tuxedo area of the city which is really nice.

Unfortunately, we have arrived into a very hard belt of weather which is not helping the settling process. Currently its about...
Forum: Canada
Dec 9th 2013, 8:55 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,776
Posted By Pete S

Re: Border crossing to activate PR time scales over the holidays?

Why not go to the immigration office inside Canada?

We are here on work permits, and have our landing meeting booked in downtown Winnipeg next week. We thought we would have to leave the country...
Forum: Canada
Dec 9th 2013, 8:49 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,664
Posted By Pete S

Re: Shipping costs to winnipeg from london

Honestly, I can't remember Stuart. Best to give them a call and get them to come and give you a quote - it does not cost anything. They will calculate how much space you need and then recommend...
Forum: Canada
Dec 9th 2013, 8:44 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,576
Posted By Pete S

Re: Transferring UK money to Canadian bank account while in the UK

Be VERY VERY careful on charges. Before I knew differently i just used Barclays in the UK to wire money and losta fortune. I now use HSBC but always insist on negotiating the rate. Believe me when I...
Forum: Canada
Dec 9th 2013, 8:41 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,664
Posted By Pete S

Re: Shipping costs to winnipeg from london

We moved out from UK (Northamptonshire) to Winnipeg in August 2013. We had a dedicated 40ft container. We did the entire move through PSS International. They packed, loaded, transported and then used...
Forum: Canada
Dec 4th 2013, 1:30 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,582
Posted By Pete S

Forum: Canada
Dec 4th 2013, 1:23 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,582
Posted By Pete S

Re: Easiest way in making new friends?

Thanks for the welcome.

Yep, just been reading some other threads and can see its a common problem.

I suspect she is going to have to get involved in a volunteer group so its a long term thing...
Forum: Canada
Dec 4th 2013, 1:10 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,582
Posted By Pete S

Re: Easiest way in making new friends?

We arrived in Winnipeg in August, and other than some casual chats with people who have been very friendly on a surface level, thats been it. We are a family with a 13 yr old son, he seems fine at...
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