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Forum: Canada
Jul 27th 2019, 6:05 am
Replies: 38
Views: 12,906
Posted By adele

Re: Primark equivalent in Canada

Old Navy or Joe Fresh
Forum: Canniversary
Feb 11th 2019, 6:09 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,623
Posted By adele

Re: 10 years today!

Haha, no, years! :p
Forum: Canniversary
Jan 21st 2019, 6:12 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,623
Posted By adele

Thumbs up 10 years today!

Not sure where the time has gone but 10 years ago today I arrived in Vancouver, became a permanent resident and made it my home.

I got and started a job two weeks after arriving and still work...
Forum: Canada
Jun 30th 2018, 1:43 am
Replies: 65
Views: 6,085
Posted By adele

Re: Experience of moving to Vancouver

In the Cambie Village area (Broadway to Kind Edward)? I live in the area - if you need any info just give me a shout :-)
Forum: Canada
May 20th 2018, 8:03 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,362
Posted By adele

Re: Child Benefit allowance

Interesting...we live in BC and it only asks for net income, not working income. When I change it to Alberta I see the working income and the ? beside it gives a list of what is included as working...
Forum: Canada
May 20th 2018, 4:52 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,362
Posted By adele

Re: Child Benefit allowance

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/canada-child-benefit-overview/canada-child-benefit-we-calculate-your-ccb.htmlBasic benefit for July 2016 to June 2018

We...
Forum: Canniversary
Jan 20th 2018, 10:08 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,054
Posted By adele

9 years!

It's my 9th Canniversary today! :thumbsup:

Still in Vancouver and have just returned to work after maternity leave, as we now have a one year old daughter.

Although I've never been the most...
Forum: Canada
Jan 13th 2018, 4:04 am
Replies: 132
Views: 9,119
Posted By adele

Re: Jobs & locations - advice needed!

Hi Matt,

You're welcome :-) Here's the info about maternity EI: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-maternity-parental/eligibility.html

All the best with your planning!

Kind...
Forum: Canada
Jan 8th 2018, 3:41 am
Replies: 132
Views: 9,119
Posted By adele

Re: Jobs & locations - advice needed!

Given your options and the scenario you describe, I would not choose Vancouver (or suburbs). It is significantly more expensive than the other cities on your list and to live here on the one salary...
Forum: Canada
Jan 6th 2018, 5:17 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By adele

Re: CHEAPEST CANADA TO UK LANDLINE/MOBILE CALLING ??

I used to use the Cici calling card from Ontario Phone Cards, but now I just use my cell phone - my current Fido phone plan includes 1000 minutes to a select list of countries, including the UK.
Oct 28th 2017, 7:02 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,688
Posted By adele

Re: Question regarding birth certificate.

Based on my recent experience, if you have a timeline to meet I would recommend ordering the priority service with DHL courier delivery. This is just FYI - YMMV, as I'm in Canada.

I placed an...
Oct 25th 2017, 1:10 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,508
Posted By adele

Re: Moving Back to UK ASAP - Please Offer Advice!

I recently got my infant daughter's UK passport before applying for her Canadian one, no problems. The UK one was received very quickly. Sent documents via DHL.
Forum: Canada
Oct 6th 2017, 6:49 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By adele

Re: Renewing U.K. Passport

I just received my daughter's first British child passport. Our supporting documents arrived in the UK on September 25th and the passport left Durham on the 29th and was received here in Vancouver...
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By adele

Re: Progress for those with the October 31st e-mail

At first I thought you meant the MP had been robbed at gunpoint, but I assume you mean your wife. Hope she's ok and all the best with your application.
Replies: 2,181
Views: 634,470
Posted By adele

Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

In case anyone is reading and wondering for an application for a first British child passport for a child born and living in Canada:

Our application was submitted online and then we sent our...
Sep 22nd 2017, 8:26 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,743
Posted By adele

Re: What is the best way to approach companies for a job offer for a spouse visa :)

You can go ahead to the UK and start the job and your husband can join you when his visa has been approved.
Forum: Canada
Aug 24th 2017, 8:55 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 7,482
Posted By adele

Re: Moving to Vancouver

Agreed. On those salaries it would be very, very difficult to live in Vancouver with children. I wouldn't choose it unless I could earn more. Maybe much further out in the lower mainland, but...
Forum: Canada
Aug 24th 2017, 5:34 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 7,482
Posted By adele

Re: Moving to Vancouver

This. Child care is extremely difficult to find in Vancouver, especially for under 3s. Licensed daycare centres have waitlists 3-4 years long and the scramble to get places in an in-home daycare...
Forum: Canada
Aug 15th 2017, 4:59 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By adele

Re: Courses in England that I can use in Canada

The ECE (Early Childhood Education) qualification seems to be the main one here.

Here's the BC government information about it:...
Forum: Canada
Jun 6th 2017, 1:37 am
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By adele

Re: STI Testing Vancouver

https://smartsexresource.com/get-tested/clinic-finder/vancouver-provincial-sti-clinic-bc-centre-disease-control

http://www.bccdc.ca/our-services/our-clinics/sexually-transmitted-infections

As...
Apr 10th 2017, 4:30 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,698
Posted By adele

Re: Money slang

Shrapnel is a term used by our family, passed down from grandparents, to parents, to us.
Apr 10th 2017, 4:15 pm
Replies: 290
Views: 30,928
Posted By adele

Re: Dear Canada Post, We Need To Talk.

A parcel was sent to us via priority mail from Switzerland. Sent Jan 31st, arrived April 7th! It was baby clothing for our daughter, and barely fits her!
Forum: USA
Mar 28th 2017, 1:57 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,422
Posted By adele

Re: What medicine I need to bring to US for my children ?

Interesting - Sudocrem is widely available here in Canada!
Feb 28th 2017, 7:50 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 4,108
Posted By adele

Re: UK student loan disclosure

I had a similar scenario in 2005 when I applied. I just explained the type of loan and provided info from the SLC website indicating the repayment terms (based on income).
Forum: Canada
Jan 7th 2017, 7:13 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,754
Posted By adele

Re: Good areas to live around Vancouver

How close to Vancouver? Port Moody might be a good fit?
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