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Forum: Canada
Jun 27th 2014, 5:41 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,434
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Moving to Gatineau Ottawa

True that a high proportion are only open to Federal employees and I see these, but the OP will not, so their search will be restricted to jobs.gc.ca. They won't be able to see anything they cannot...
Forum: Canada
Jun 24th 2014, 3:34 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,434
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Moving to Gatineau Ottawa

Excel HR staff a lot of these
Forum: Canada
Jun 24th 2014, 3:34 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,434
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Moving to Gatineau Ottawa

This is a popular misconception. It is true of the core public service, but there are other agencies of government who are 'separate employers' who do not prefer citizenship (Parks Canada is one such...
Forum: Canada
Jan 14th 2014, 2:11 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,180
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Canadian passport for a newborn

Pay close attention to the photo requirements for the newborn in the passport.

When we had ours done two years ago for our daughter, there was a requirement that there was no visible support for...
Forum: Canada
Sep 29th 2013, 7:38 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,111
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Learning to drive Ontario

This is true. I learned to drive from scratch over here my thirties, and once you get through the G1, you can drive almost without restriction on a G2, aside from having no alcohol at all in blood...
Forum: Canada
Sep 25th 2013, 4:09 am
Replies: 49
Views: 4,202
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Tips for Ottawa move?

Ottawa has been a good choice for us - nearly 6 years and no regrets.

We live more or less downtown in the Glebe and love it here. As a fellow ex-Londoner, I found having access to all the...
Aug 8th 2013, 12:56 am
Replies: 107
Views: 5,969
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: bongo bongo land

Its probably more fun to visit ;)
Aug 8th 2013, 12:43 am
Replies: 107
Views: 5,969
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: bongo bongo land

So you'll fight for the right to say 'Bongo bongo land'? Its just unnecessary.

Some people find it offensive, there are plenty of other things he could have said to have made the same point...
Aug 8th 2013, 12:40 am
Replies: 107
Views: 5,969
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: bongo bongo land

Its unspecific re. country. But I think most people would assume somewhere where people have darker skins and are poorer than here.
Aug 8th 2013, 12:34 am
Replies: 107
Views: 5,969
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: bongo bongo land

I don't take personal offence, but I think it was ill-advised.

To my mind, 'bongo bongo land' has connotations of jungles, 'savages', bongo drums, primitive, under-developed etc. Kind of a...
Forum: Canada
Aug 7th 2013, 1:38 am
Replies: 107
Views: 11,241
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: No longer happy

Hi Lottie

Based on what you've described, I doubt you would need a working holiday visa to work in the UK and elsewhere in the European Union. I'm assuming you have a British passport? If not, and...
Aug 7th 2013, 1:22 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,922
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Do you miss Cricket?

They play cricket here in Ottawa at Rideau Hall, the Governor General's residence

http://www.burghscricket.com/history/default.aspx.

Its all very pleasant on a sunny afternoon with a picnic.
Jul 12th 2013, 5:06 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,162
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Gay Pride flag to be flown over CFB Edmonton today

OK, so you are very tough etc. Good for you.

Gay people until very very recently were massively discriminated against in a whole load of different ways in western countries that are too numerous...
Forum: Canada
Jun 26th 2013, 3:39 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,557
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: And Canada's most boring city is...Ottawa! Followed by Abbotsford

I'm fine with people thinking Ottawa is incredibly boring, although I don't really understand it to be honest. Keeps the cost of living down.

I wonder what it is that people think makes a city...
Forum: Canada
Jun 7th 2013, 4:08 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,870
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Thinking of moving from Toronto to Ottawa?

Agree with what Souvy said regarding living here.

I only know Toronto from visits for work mainly, but good neighbourhoods to check out here:
Glebe, Westboro/Wellington, New Edinburgh, Old...
Forum: Canada
May 29th 2013, 8:49 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 4,950
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Moving the family to Canada?

I think you are looking for positive affirmation for your move from those who have made it, and that is natural given that this is a very scary thing to undertake.

To take that step, you may need...
Forum: Canada
Mar 21st 2013, 3:32 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,911
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Can you buy a car with no deposit ?

We were able to buy a new car (Mazda) with $0 down at 0% finance via Scotiabank after being in Canada for around 9 months.

Dealership originally said it couldn't be done, but as we had already...
Forum: Canada
Mar 15th 2013, 2:51 am
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: support worker jobs

That could well be charityvillage.ca

Seems to be the place to go for not for profit jobs. My wife has found both of her jobs in Canada so far from that website, albeit in Ottawa. Its nationwide.
Mar 1st 2013, 4:22 am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,670
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Real life Brit friends in Canada ?

I'm downtown more or less, in the Glebe area
Mar 1st 2013, 4:21 am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,670
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Real life Brit friends in Canada ?

Quite a bit of federal government, some high tech, a bunch of other things related to being the nation's capital such as national associations, national chapters of charities, work in the two...
Feb 24th 2013, 10:03 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,670
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Real life Brit friends in Canada ?

There are Brits here in Ottawa, but less than I would have expected given the size of the city and the job opportunities/low unemployment.

Have the impression that many of those that do move here...
Forum: Canada
Sep 16th 2012, 10:02 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Baby with Canadian passport

Same situation for us, except baby only has Canadian passport and we currently only have UK ones (waiting 18 months for citizenship and counting..).

We always go through the EU line, but we do...
Forum: Canada
Sep 7th 2012, 2:01 am
Replies: 98
Views: 7,443
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Quebec election

Point taken. My senses have been dulled, I hadn't even considered that.
Forum: Canada
Sep 7th 2012, 1:20 am
Replies: 98
Views: 7,443
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Quebec election

I find the bile spewed against the province on this forum kind of interesting.

I wonder whether the people making sweeping and derogatory comments have traveled much in Quebec or have friends...
Forum: Canada
Jul 13th 2012, 2:47 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,356
Posted By Lemonfish

Re: Take the plunge? or sit on the beach?

Actually, the winter isn't too depressing. Its pretty sunny and with the snow on the ground, can be very bright and beautiful.

Very cold though. Might even be colder than southern Scandinavia...
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