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Forum: Canada
Mar 3rd 2019, 9:51 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By Collie

Re: Career paths for ex lecturers

I write books ane edit an academic journal for a living!
Forum: Canada
Feb 9th 2019, 6:41 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 7,771
Posted By Collie

Re: Netflix series about Canada?

You're exactly right - I apologise
Forum: Canada
Feb 9th 2019, 6:10 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 7,771
Posted By Collie

Re: Netflix series about Canada?

Show me precisely where my logic is incorrect then.
Forum: Canada
Feb 2nd 2019, 7:27 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Collie

Re: Travel insurance (Canadian resident)

Second this - my Desjardins card gives about 3 weeks of travel and full medical insurance, plus the 1% cashback easily pays for the annual cost of the card, so you're really getting the insurance...
Forum: Canada
Jan 17th 2019, 4:59 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,845
Posted By Collie

Re: Rental Property Needed - Nova Scotia

EEK - a real nightmare. Of course the other option is to put your $$ into REITs - apartments, malls, industrial, medical facilities, whatever you like - which gives zero hassle, some income, and you...
Forum: Canada
Jan 7th 2019, 9:21 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,376
Posted By Collie

Re: Buying a Car 'Out of Province'

The other obvious possibility is to just buy some other cheap and cheerful brand until you work out how your finances are panning out (cost of house, cost of living etc.) and then buy a decent car in...
Forum: Canada
Dec 30th 2018, 8:45 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Collie

Re: Making a will in England whilst living in Canada

We looked at this, and it definitely makes sense to have two wills. Otherwise if you only have a Canadian will and have any assets in the UK (other than a bank account with more than a few thousand...
Forum: Canada
Dec 19th 2018, 3:44 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 7,590
Posted By Collie

Re: Using my UK mobile number in Vancouver, BC

This all seems terribly complicated... I just use a Tesco PAYG sim in my dual-sim phone. Perfect for receiving the odd call or text...
Forum: Canada
Nov 30th 2018, 10:27 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,591
Posted By Collie

Re: British pension

Exactly what I've been doing - the only problem is that with Brexit the value of the UK pension pot could well diminish! I guess you have to gamble whether the risk of a decline in the value of...
Forum: Canada
Oct 22nd 2018, 4:55 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,529
Posted By Collie

Re: WES application on hold

As an ex-academic I'd suggest writing to the head of school (or department) at which you studied. They are more likely to have the detailed breakdown of your results than the central administration,...
Oct 4th 2018, 6:59 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Collie

Re: Advice needed.

Getting an Irish passport is quick - about a month or so after sending the forms in. Paper forms are posted out to you - getting them was the time consuming bit!
Forum: Canada
Sep 27th 2018, 8:23 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,638
Posted By Collie

Re: Moving with Lyme

I think you need to be wary about assuming that completing a Masters degree will allow you to practice psychology - whether from home or somewhere else. A doctoral degree is more usual. And to...
Forum: Canada
Aug 5th 2018, 9:01 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By Collie

Re: private medical care

I don't have any coverage either - and found that the insurance schemes for dental coverage were terrible value for money (assuming that all my teeth don't suddenly develop unexpected problems). I...
Forum: Canada
Jul 7th 2018, 10:12 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 929
Posted By Collie

Re: Canada Tax Return - Stay at home Mum

Not sure what your status is, but if if you might ever plan on becoming citizens then it's a good idea to get yourselves in the CRA system ab initio. The citizenship application asks whether you've...
Forum: Canada
Jun 26th 2018, 5:16 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,992
Posted By Collie

Re: TV's

If the PC runs on 240 volts only, buying a replacement power supply for the PC in Canada is another option - they're quite easy to fit. Laptops etc. will almost certainly be fine, as other posters...
Jun 15th 2018, 5:40 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,869
Posted By Collie

re: Travel document

As I understand it he would then have to travel from Dublin to London just to get the travel document. (I had to travel from Belfast to London for that reason a few years ago, as I found found that...
Forum: Canada
Jun 9th 2018, 5:35 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By Collie

Re: Flying to UK before and after citizenship

When you book your flight give the details of your Canadian passport to the airline (as you'll need to use this one in order to return to Canada). Then just flash the UK one when you arrive in the...
Forum: Canada
May 29th 2018, 2:25 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 7,185
Posted By Collie

Re: Transferring money from house sale

There are other alternatives to Transferwise too; we used CurrencyFair when transferring the proceeds from our house sale some 6 years ago. They charge a fixed amount ($6 iirc) rather than a...
Forum: Canada
May 1st 2018, 10:13 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,862
Posted By Collie

Re: Any last minute hints and tips before you left UK.

If you have a pension and want to take advantage of the tax-free 25% lump sum withdrawal from your pension pot, make sure you withdraw the lump sum before you emigrate. Otherwise you'll have to pay...
Forum: Canada
Apr 10th 2018, 9:35 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,759
Posted By Collie

Re: Could you compare these areas to parts of UK?

We emigrated to Prince Edward County six years ago (just after I retired in my 50s) having fallen in love with the place ten years earlier. Feel free to pm me!
Forum: Canada
Apr 2nd 2018, 6:20 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By Collie

Re: Credit rating for when I move abroad

Just in case you're thinking of doing the same, we tried bringing copies of our UK Equifax credit reports over with us, together with copies of previous credit card statements etc. This counted for...
Forum: Canada
Mar 24th 2018, 10:51 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,994
Posted By Collie

Re: Nexus interview tips

As this thread now seems to be about general Nexus issues - something we found the hard way was that when we became (dual) citizens we popped into the Nexus office at Pearson airport when travelling...
Forum: Canada
Mar 12th 2018, 5:17 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,203
Posted By Collie

Re: How did you find a job in Canada when still in the UK?

I had a similar experience - PhD, loads of publications, experience etc. but not even the courtesy of a reply when I applied from the UK - though eventually I got an offer from Winnipeg after about...
Forum: Canada
Feb 23rd 2018, 7:00 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 5,166
Posted By Collie

Re: Where in Canada 🇨🇦

Kingston isn't bad either (Queen's University, handy enough for Montreal and Ottawa, attractive area - "thousand islands", and reasonably affordable housing). Forget the skiing though!
Forum: Canada
Feb 19th 2018, 4:27 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,742
Posted By Collie

Re: Are we being realistic?

I think that doing some research is really important, too: "moving to Canada" could involve living anywhere from Arctic tundra, the storm-swept Atlantic coast, vast prairies, laid-back (and hugely...
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