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Forum: Canada
Feb 27th 2020, 4:38 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 33,729
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Second Class Citizen

Hindsight is 20/20. This was a super-helpful comment.
Feb 27th 2020, 4:17 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,495
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Working abroad in IT

Have you considered IT work in Waterloo? I wouldn't recommend Toronto as i) expensive as hell to live alone and ii) IT is flooded with cheap labour from a particular part of the world, hired by...
Feb 27th 2020, 3:59 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 6,959
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: The Start of My Journey Home

Hello,

This was an honest, well-written post - you're not in the media by any chance?

I am in a similar position to yourself (moved to North America with partner but never managed to get the...
Forum: Canada
Nov 12th 2019, 6:55 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 33,729
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Second Class Citizen

Yes, this happened to me. Wasted 11 years here (my supposed peak earning years from my mid-30's to mid 40's) and only spent two of them in my field of work (financial media). My First World education...
Apr 2nd 2015, 5:31 am
Replies: 54
Views: 23,382
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Why did you leave Canada to move back to the UK

Seriously considering moving back. Pull up a chair and let me tell you why...

I have lived in Toronto for 6 years. Three of them were spent working minimum wage, two of them spent working in my...
Apr 2nd 2015, 4:22 am
Replies: 2
Views: 5,372
Posted By craig_hoxton

I.T. Sector Careers

Hope there are some people in the I.T Sector who can help out with this.

I'm a Brit based in Toronto, Canada and I am in the process of changing careers into I.T. I have been a video gamer for...
Forum: Jobs Wanted
Apr 2nd 2015, 4:02 am
Replies: 0
Views: 549
Posted By craig_hoxton

British Expat/Canadian Citizen available for work in Toronto

Dual British/Canadian citizen based in Toronto.

I have a 10-year background in online media (financial journalism) but I am moving across to the I.T. sector (have a couple of years of experience...
Forum: Canada
Jan 15th 2015, 5:50 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 4,784
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: UKTV in BC

I use VPN.AC - it's a VPN service that tells the Internet you're in one country when in fact you're in another. I used it on my media streaming device (a Boxee Box) to watch the Top Gear in Argentina...
Jan 15th 2015, 5:43 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 6,940
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: I so miss working in the UK

I miss the cheeky banter, going to the pub for lunch and the after work drinks (usually it was a Thursday). Also miss the higher professional standards: in the UK, when someone tells you they will do...
Jun 15th 2012, 2:43 pm
Replies: 244
Views: 14,410
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Next TO meetup: no cat herding allowed.

Will turn up for this - will be wearing my England top (that should narrow it down...)
Jan 19th 2012, 4:01 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 5,309
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Moving Canada to the UK

You've hit the nail on the head with this. Canadians just can't comprehend just how better-educated us Brits are compared to them.

My first "job" here was a volunteer at the Toronto Film Festival...
Forum: Canada
Oct 2nd 2009, 8:35 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,468
Posted By craig_hoxton

Free banking in Canada

Just making you guys aware that if you are about to come to Canada/already here and have a PR Card/Landed Immigrant status within the last year, you can open a FREE bank account (they call them...
Apr 13th 2009, 2:44 am
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Comedy Night

It's NIMBY attitudes like this that made me leave the UK in the first place!
Apr 6th 2009, 6:21 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By craig_hoxton

Comedy Night

A mate of mine and fellow Brit is MC'ing a comedy show this Thursday 9th April in Downtown Toronto.

It's at McVeigh's Pub on 124 Church Street (corner of Church & Richmond) and doors open upstairs...
Jan 23rd 2009, 5:51 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Tell me what your Xbox 360 gamertag is.

Ice hockey is the easiest North American sport to play as a video game - give me the puck, I do dis...dis...dis...goal!*

I had a go at the manager mode in FIFA 2008 last summer...I was up until...
Jan 8th 2009, 5:08 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,194
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: UK Xbox 360 in NS

Finally, my XBox 360 situation is settled!

I got a new console and bought a 12-month UK Xbox Live account - and it all worked from the moment I switched on my console for the very first time!
...
Forum: Canada
Dec 20th 2008, 5:14 am
Replies: 152
Views: 47,972
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: UK Pension Transfer to Canada

Mike, MJWalker - thanks for answering my question!

That's one less worry for me!
Dec 19th 2008, 4:52 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,194
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: UK Xbox 360 in NS

OK, so you can use your UK subscription on a Canadian Xbox 360 - so I guess you play Canadian Xbox games and the achivements are registered on your UK-based profile?
Dec 19th 2008, 4:43 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,194
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: UK Xbox 360 in NS

I bought an XBox 360 512 MB memory unit in the UK and saved my purchased games and profile on that instead.

Have just bought 12 month Live subscription card and MS points card and I guess I'll...
Forum: Canada
Dec 19th 2008, 4:33 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 47,972
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: UK Pension Transfer to Canada

I'd just like some clarification: do you have to wait five years before you can transfer a UK occupational scheme to a Canadian RSP?

Or can you transfer across any time but not touch the money...
Dec 2nd 2008, 4:34 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,194
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: UK Xbox 360 in NS

I've gone through the same thing - I sold my UK console before I left and now I have to cancel my UK subscription and get a refund because I can't use it in North America.

Good news, though - you...
Forum: Canada
Dec 1st 2008, 3:28 am
Replies: 193
Views: 13,778
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Moving to Toronto

All my job applications were through job sites like Monster, Eluta, Globe & Mail's career section.

In the last two months, only got one response to the dozens of applications I sent out. One...
Nov 28th 2008, 4:02 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 5,976
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Calgary back to England?

I was at a job fair in Toronto a couple of months ago and I couldn't believe my eyes - there's a company (probably government-funded) that charges people to get so-called Canadian experience. I know...
Nov 28th 2008, 3:25 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: How long before you got a job?

Things have taken an interesting turn...the big-name employment agency has shafted me so I'm back to square one! I don't need to tell you how stressful this is - being in a new country and not having...
Forum: Canada
Nov 28th 2008, 2:42 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 13,778
Posted By craig_hoxton

Toronto - 4 Months In

I'm, er, sort of "fresh off the plane" from London and have been here about four months after spending the last 9 years in London (Shoreditch, Clerkenwell, Stoke Newington, Holland Park Borders...
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