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Forum: Canada
Jan 18th 2021, 12:20 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,617
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Speech and Language Therapy / Pathology

hi
I am not in the forum much but I was searching for SLP posts. I qualified with a BSc in Speech and Language Therapy in the UK and have successfully made the move to Canada. I now work in BC and...
Forum: Canada
Jan 17th 2021, 11:43 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 7,331
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Keeping UK bank accounts open after moving to Canada

I have a First Direct account in the UK and they send all correspondence happily to Canada. My Canadian address is attached to the account. No issues transferring money to them from my Canadian...
Forum: Canada
Oct 14th 2018, 9:03 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,746
Posted By Jackandvictor

Smile Re: Ping Ponging back to BC

Hi
There's nothing wrong with a bit of ping ponging back and forth! We arrived on VI in 2006 but couldn't realistically make it work on one wage so we went back to Scotland with our second attempt...
Forum: Canada
Dec 11th 2017, 5:35 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 12,771
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Car insurance for new CAD residents

Do you know of any good car dealerships that sell secondhand cars (small types) either in Nanaimo or Victoria area? We currently drive a very fuel efficient Hyundai. As we probably won't leave the...
Forum: Canada
Dec 11th 2017, 5:18 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,448
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: When to buy? And other mortgage questions.

Renting is really hard here in that there aren't many available. I am in the Greater Victoria area and I think the last vacancy rate I heard was 0.5%. If you have any fur babies then it is even...
Forum: Canada
Dec 11th 2017, 3:01 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 12,771
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Car insurance for new CAD residents

Thanks for your reply. I have learnt something! Never to go to the territories ;)
I was used to the insurance rate for the value of the car in the UK so always tried to get the lowest insurance...
Forum: Canada
Dec 11th 2017, 5:46 am
Replies: 52
Views: 12,771
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Car insurance for new CAD residents

Thanks Aviator for your reply! My name that I have always been known as is my middle name. The UK insurance only ever had that so it was a bit of a PITA to have to ask them to support the official...
Forum: Canada
Dec 11th 2017, 5:01 am
Replies: 52
Views: 12,771
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Car insurance for new CAD residents

Hi
We are also on Vancouver Island- we came 5 years ago. I got my drivers record from DVLA for £5 at that point. It didn't seem to be taken into account by ICBC. Apparently BC is the most expensive...
Forum: Canniversary
Oct 23rd 2017, 10:19 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,054
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Our 5 year anniversary

Thanks Susie!! :thumbsup: So great to have our own house at long last:amen:
Forum: Canniversary
Oct 17th 2017, 5:21 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,054
Posted By Jackandvictor

Our 5 year anniversary

Today marks the day we left a dull and wet Glasgow to start our second adventure in Canada. The first was in 2006 but didn't work out quite as planned­čśö
This time I was qualified to work in Canada as...
Forum: Canada
Sep 12th 2017, 6:32 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,710
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Vancouver island.. anyone live there?

We are here too-trades being sought now for construction sites. Lots of building going on. We are in a temperate zone but warm and sunny in the summer. Had rain the other day-forgot what that was...
Forum: Canada
Sep 12th 2017, 6:12 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 7,654
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Advice on Adjusting in Canada in year 1

hi Farmboy
I grew up in Northern Ireland (as my kids keep reminding me its Norn Iron:rofl::rofl:) but moved to Scotland after uni. Lived there for 18 years and have been here for 5. Went through all...
Forum: Canada
Mar 12th 2017, 8:34 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 24,065
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Is squash sold in Canada?

We are on Vancouver Island and do buy Robinsons. It is costly at usually $6.99 :eek:a bottle although occasionally it does go on offer for $3.99. Bottles are starting to reduce in size too to the...
Forum: Canada
Oct 4th 2016, 10:30 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 3,845
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: RMN qualification in Canada

"From our research, the only provinces (states are USA) which recognise the RMN qualification and mental health nurse speciality (psychiatric nurses in Canada) are the western provinces; British...
Forum: Canada
Oct 4th 2016, 10:24 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Any fellow brits on the island?

Hi
Exactly the same as us. Moved in October 2012. No one else says "t'riffic" like Del Boy over here ;)
My friend stood 6 hours waiting in Victoria to see the Royals - I was happy enough watching...
Forum: Canada
Jul 11th 2016, 12:31 am
Replies: 62
Views: 4,544
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: ICBC car insurance quote - OMG

Hi
Just the new letters from the insurance companies showing the full name/ no initials. I had to get mine all changed to suit whatever name was on my drivers license.
Good luck:fingerscrossed:
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2016, 11:47 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 4,544
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: ICBC car insurance quote - OMG

Hi

I'm getting my letters checked tomorrow at an auto plan place. Any that don't fulfill ICBC requirements then I'm writing back to the insurance company to get them to amend the letter.

I...
Forum: Canada
May 2nd 2016, 3:26 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,125
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Best family home location on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

Hi
We like Qualicum Beach which is just about 15-20 mins north of Parksville. It has a nice town centre but is known to be a retiree place. Not sure about schooling as we have only gone there on...
Apr 9th 2016, 8:16 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: which UK bank to open account

Hi
Just online and telephone, but I never needed to go into a branch much. Did deposit money into the HSBC branch occasionally but they also gave out envelopes to pay cheques in via the post office...
Apr 9th 2016, 2:04 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: which UK bank to open account

Hi
I am with First Direct linked to HSBC. Great service and highly recommended. Website is Online and telephone banking 24 7 365 | first direct (http://www.firstdirect.com)
Have a look at their...
Forum: Canada
Jan 15th 2016, 3:13 am
Replies: 35
Views: 5,128
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Family Income approx C$80,000 - Victoria BC

We live just north of Victoria with 3 kids. That was a similar wage we were on as a single wage when I came with the kids. Couldn't afford two cars on a sole wage. Housing took half of the wage each...
Dec 1st 2015, 2:36 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Prospects for Speech Therapists

I wouldn't get your hopes up about the MRA. I did when it came out but it only recognises you being in good standing with MRCSLT and doesn't help equate your qualifications. You still have to get...
Nov 28th 2015, 3:22 am
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Prospects for Speech Therapists

Hi
I am now working in BC after working for the NHS for 17 years. Now been here 3 years and working both in the private sector and in a school district.
Prospects are good. They often advertise...
Nov 14th 2015, 3:47 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Billy Connolly...

We saw him in Victoria at the start of the month. Very funny! Parkinson's has slowed him down but his humour is as great as usual! Loved hearing him chat about areas of Scotland and his...
Forum: Canniversary
Oct 31st 2015, 4:16 am
Replies: 17
Views: 8,139
Posted By Jackandvictor

Re: Two years yesterday! Missed it...

J

Well done on the two years and your PR as well! Sounds like having your own house is much better than living next to rednecks!:blink: hope you have many happy years there!
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