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Forum: Canada
Mar 7th 2016, 10:34 am
Replies: 0
Views: 439
Posted By BTJ

Final UK Pay - CRA Return

It is tax season and I'm filing my first T1 (back in the UK, Canada wasn't for us). I finished working in the UK at the beginning of May 2015, then moved to Canada in mid-May 2015 where I established...
Forum: Canada
Jul 19th 2015, 2:05 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By BTJ

Re: Dog and Secondary Screening at Peace Bridge

So we ended up heading to Niagara Falls yesterday without the dog, which given the high temperatures this weekend, it was nice to spend the day in an air conditioned car!

The parking at Rainbow...
Forum: Canada
Jul 15th 2015, 3:12 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By BTJ

Re: Dog and Secondary Screening at Peace Bridge

I assumed that wasn't allowed, but it could be a solution.
Forum: Canada
Jul 15th 2015, 2:49 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By BTJ

Re: Dog and Secondary Screening at Peace Bridge

Thanks both, certainly looking forward to the visit, the reviews online certainly make it sound like a worthwhile place to see.

As I understand it we could visit the U.S. in the next couple of...
Forum: Canada
Jul 14th 2015, 4:31 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By BTJ

Dog and Secondary Screening at Peace Bridge

Hi all,

Wife and I are planning a day trip to Letchworth State Park in New York from Toronto on August 1st. We're in Canada on work permits and are both British citizens. We're planning on heading...
Forum: Canada
May 25th 2015, 2:38 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,875
Posted By BTJ

Re: How do I transfer funds from UK to Canada

Halifax's Clarity card doesn't add the usual 2% margin so uses the pure MasterCard rate. My experience so far has been that it offers a very good rate. For instance I withdrew $800 on May 16 for...
Forum: Canada
May 25th 2015, 1:47 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,875
Posted By BTJ

Re: How do I transfer funds from UK to Canada

I've only had to move a few thousand pounds to Canada, but have found withdrawing cash from a Canadian ATM using a Halifax Clarity Credit Card and then paying the balance on the credit card...
Apr 27th 2015, 4:15 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By BTJ

Re: Proof of Funds and Intra-Company Transfer

My other thought is that I don't need to activate my IEC permit until April 2016. I could use ICT until next year and then move to IEC by flagpoling (if I'm allowed to?) Allows me to apply for PR now...
Apr 26th 2015, 2:00 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By BTJ

Re: Proof of Funds and Intra-Company Transfer

I agree, hence why I'm extremely hesitant.
Apr 26th 2015, 12:41 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By BTJ

Proof of Funds and Intra-Company Transfer

I secured my IEC WHP LOI on Friday and am going to be travelling to Canada next month to activate it and begin working for another branch of the company I currently work for in the UK.

The company...
Mar 19th 2015, 6:54 pm
Replies: 2,141
Views: 184,005
Posted By BTJ

Re: IEC 2015

That's great! When did you receive your Notice of Receipt (the second letter)?
Mar 19th 2015, 3:42 pm
Replies: 2,141
Views: 184,005
Posted By BTJ

Re: IEC 2015

My wife has just had her second letter (the Notice of Receipt) arrive and her status move from pending to "In Progress" after having paid and submitted documents 1 week ago. Her WTN was around 150.
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Mar 14th 2015, 7:08 pm
Replies: 2,141
Views: 184,005
Posted By BTJ

Re: IEC 2015

Beckiwoo, this is the same as both my wife and I are seeing on our Kompass accounts. Annoyingly they won't start the 14 day processing time limit for the CAL until they send us a message confirming...
Mar 13th 2015, 7:19 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By BTJ

Re: Veterinary work and Medical Exam

Thanks Former Lancastrian, that'll save us a bit of money!
Mar 13th 2015, 5:52 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By BTJ

Veterinary work and Medical Exam

After around 7 years of being on this forum, my wife and I are finally making the move to Canada. I've been offered a job in Toronto and we've both secured places on IEC for 2015. One question I do...
Mar 12th 2015, 10:11 pm
Replies: 2,141
Views: 184,005
Posted By BTJ

Re: IEC 2015

Managed to get an application for myself and my wife done in the time limit! Wife's was done first (~#150) has already received the Notice of Submission, paid the $150 (plus the sneaky $4.50...
Mar 2nd 2015, 9:02 pm
Replies: 2,141
Views: 184,005
Posted By BTJ

Re: IEC 2015

The Irish Young Professionals and International Co-op categories will open 5 March. No further word on Working Holiday category for either Ireland or UK.

International Experience Canada - travel...
Mar 1st 2015, 7:39 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 20,688
Posted By BTJ

Re: Express Entry First Draw

Well the language test and ECA aren't exactly cheap if you have a snowball's chance in hell of being selected.
Feb 22nd 2015, 1:49 am
Replies: 191
Views: 20,688
Posted By BTJ

Re: Express Entry First Draw

A third draw has been made as at midnight on 20 February 2015 with a cut-off of 808 points, but for the first time only applying to people qualified under the Canadian Experience Class. 849 have been...
Feb 22nd 2015, 12:55 am
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By BTJ

Re: Need Citizenship Application Advice

The reason this is here is for people who lived in Canada on work/study permits before they became PRs. Until the new rules come in they are able to count the days on work/study permits that they...
Feb 1st 2015, 11:39 am
Replies: 191
Views: 20,688
Posted By BTJ

Re: Express Entry First Draw

I agree. I had only meant if the numbers continued as is.



Agree. 2015 planned levels: Notice – Supplementary Information to the 2015 Immigration Levels Plan...
Feb 1st 2015, 10:59 am
Replies: 191
Views: 20,688
Posted By BTJ

Express Entry First Draw

So the first draw of Express Entry has been made: Ministerial Instructions (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/mi/index.asp)

There have been 779 ITAs issued with a cutoff of 886 points...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2014, 5:38 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,860
Posted By BTJ

Re: UK Pension

Except that your employer contributed directly to the fund without paying income tax, so you DID receive relief in that way.
Aug 8th 2014, 3:02 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By BTJ

Re: Passport renewal for next IEC

My advice would be to use a staple remover.

Edit: ok, I probably shouldn't be quite so facetious. Photocopy her passport ID page, remove the work permit. Keep these items with you in Canada. Then...
Forum: Canada
Jul 21st 2014, 8:35 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,860
Posted By BTJ

Re: UK Pension

Whilst that is true, the British government could also change the rules of QROPS. Now that the flexible drawdown option is out the bag I highly doubt it will be going back in, especially as it is the...
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