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Forum: Canada
Mar 12th 2010, 2:34 am
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Tax return needed, when no income in 2009?!

When you file, you can claim numerous tax credits, and get few hundred dollars from government for those three months you've been here in 2009. This includes sales tax credit, property tax credit...
Forum: Canada
Oct 14th 2009, 4:11 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,303
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: advice needed for next weeks Oakville Recce

Start with this:
http://www.cityofwaterfalls.ca/great_falls.html

you can hike along the trail for an hour or two, then if not enough continue maybe to Sherman Falls and Tiffany falls - directions...
Forum: Canada
Oct 14th 2009, 2:47 am
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Shipping A Few Belongings

Did you check the good old post? We used it, not from UK though, and I heard people did the same in UK, mentioning reasonable rates. On arrival we regretted that we didn't ship several boxes but just...
Forum: Canada
Jul 23rd 2009, 1:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,104
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Permanent resident card picture.

Hmmm... Good question. I believe that's what people do normally. You never know what airport people will think. I bet there must be some people on the forum who did that.

By post should work.
Forum: Canada
Jul 23rd 2009, 3:05 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,104
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Permanent resident card picture.

Immigration visa can be used once, what they have already done. They can either enter using visa waiver as EU citizens, or if they are not - get the travel document for $50 each. If they do not go to...
Forum: Canada
Jul 4th 2009, 4:20 pm
Replies: 108
Views: 7,604
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: My husband been laid off and we have three weeks before our work permits expires

The word TEMPORARY is not even in the fine print on some lost document. Validity dates are stamped in bold on visas. Bad for you that you don't realize that. And don't blame those who came with PRs....
Forum: Canada
Jul 4th 2009, 2:20 am
Replies: 108
Views: 7,604
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: My husband been laid off and we have three weeks before our work permits expires

Disclaimer: I went through all that [email protected] in the previous recession and I know your pain. We didn't have a house though. Buying a property without PR is not really wise, sorry.

Why would returning...
Forum: Canada
Jun 23rd 2009, 2:44 am
Replies: 59
Views: 5,067
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: All that beautiful countryside.... and yet....

We had the same disappointment even when being here on vacation. The solution is to get prepared and invest some time in research. Look for conservation areas, but not those shown on provincial maps...
Forum: Canada
May 30th 2009, 2:04 am
Replies: 41
Views: 2,676
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Has anyone used an immigration company??

I'm sorry someone lost money on that and I just want to warn those who hasn't applied yet:

long long time ago I've heard a very good statement that if you are not able to fill few simple forms,...
Forum: Canada
May 14th 2009, 2:26 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,291
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Passport pics

I've been doing that for years now, started with photos for immigration. Last time paid $0.19 + tax per set in a pharmacy. Requires some minimum skills in digital photo and simple math though (to get...
Forum: Canada
May 13th 2009, 3:02 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,609
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Job Offers.... Going crazy....please help

By the way, I've heard some people here saying "CV" and also some said that short US-style resume are accepted here as well as longer ones, CV-style like in Europe (3-4 pages is ok). Probably depends...
Forum: Canada
May 13th 2009, 2:55 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,291
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Passport pics

Are you serious? In any mall you find them. If not a booth then a human served place. Last time I saw it was at Zellers.
Forum: Canada
May 10th 2009, 1:45 am
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: IT Recruitment consultant Toronto

Sapphire is the biggest and probably (one of) the best. Try Procom, but others will be even worse. Or go directly to consulting companies like Accenture, Cap Gemini etc. Headhunters do not create...
Forum: Canada
May 2nd 2009, 10:26 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,988
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Story so far.....

Exactly, having a job there in UK. Without parent having a good job in Canada, what kind of education will kids get?

I was in similar doubts, started to apply for jobs in Europe, this didn't work...
Forum: Canada
May 2nd 2009, 10:15 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Proof of funds and copies of documents

Any type of account in any Western European bank (pounds/euros) will work. Send them a statement.

Photocopies are enough. I think they mention it somewhere that if something needs to be certified...
Forum: Canada
May 1st 2009, 4:11 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Never been to Canada and know noone but?

Yes, but they said:



If their imm visas are not going to expire by the time they plan the final move, they can just go on vacation using visa waiver and ask to don't stamp the imm visa now....
Forum: Canada
Apr 30th 2009, 2:33 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Never been to Canada and know noone but?

If they do not use their visas, they get the right of permanent residence fee back.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/apply-how.asp#step3

So if they can come for vacation using...
Forum: Canada
Apr 30th 2009, 2:07 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Canada home prices sag 4.1 pct in February

NO. For when boomers really start downsizing, en masse, and they will one day, the market will take even bigger hit than from the current economy slowdown.
Forum: Canada
Apr 29th 2009, 3:15 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Never been to Canada and know noone but?

Careful: visiting is not living. You won't get a good idea about how much life cost here, whether will you like local food, habits etc. Especially if you'll be constantly on the move. But sure, a...
Forum: Canada
Apr 25th 2009, 2:11 am
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Correct procedure for getting kids in schools

Why spend two hours if you can go to the board Web site, look at the school area boundaries and see what school you can go? And then go directly to that school - takes 15-30 minutes. If there are...
Forum: Canada
Apr 25th 2009, 2:00 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Does it get easier?

Having a job, a real one, where your qualifications fit and people appreciate that, helps tremendously. While I can go whine about the quality of life here, it seems I have found the best job I can...
Forum: Canada
Apr 24th 2009, 2:21 am
Replies: 64
Views: 3,222
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: uk 24th out of 26th

commenting on the social structure, education, poverty level, housing, politics etc when you have 'travelled' and never lived there is a bit rich, let alone when you have never actually been there at...
Forum: Canada
Apr 23rd 2009, 3:05 am
Replies: 64
Views: 3,222
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: uk 24th out of 26th

That report referenced by BBC, as well as that of Unicef are, to my mind, all b.s.

I must admit that I've never been to UK but I traveled a lot in Western and Eastern Europe, living in "both",...
Forum: Canada
Apr 18th 2009, 2:08 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,380
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Credit Rating - American Express...

Is cash or Interac banned in your area?
Forum: Canada
Apr 17th 2009, 2:46 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,380
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Credit Rating - American Express...

Applied for MC - rejected. Another MC - rejected, but this time it was my bank. Called them, asked to check direct deposits from my employer. They reassessed my application, got the card few days...
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