British Expats - Search Results

Go Back  British Expats > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

 
Search: Posts Made By: Grimnorth
Showing results 1 to 25 of 61
Search took 0.05 seconds.
Forum: Canada
Feb 28th 2022, 11:12 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Truro and Halifax with a young family.

Hi

We live about 30 mins outside Truro in rural NS. Noel near Maitland on the map. It is an even split between shopping in Truro of Elmsdale (previously mentioned). We shop in Truro most of the...
Nov 7th 2021, 8:24 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Canada Post loses man's passport, sparking 'nightmare of any immigrant'

In August we received a letter from Canada post asking us to use our civic address not rural route (a type of rural addressing used in days gone by). As we had always used the civic address this...
Forum: Canada
Aug 26th 2021, 12:35 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 5,572
Posted By Grimnorth

Smile Re: Is it normal to feel instant regret?

The snow Gods have heard you. Exactly right the only winter, I had to snow blow the driveway 4 times in a day
Forum: Canada
Aug 25th 2021, 5:52 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 5,572
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Is it normal to feel instant regret?

We started in Fredericton New Brunswick. It is not long ago they had 18 feet, I still have a photo of my 10 foot snow ditch, with an eight foot snow pole on top and you can just see the tip of it....
Forum: Canada
Aug 25th 2021, 12:34 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 5,572
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Is it normal to feel instant regret?

Hi Cornishincanada

Do not worry it is very normal. We moved here in 2009 and thought we had done our research but Canada in culturally close enough to the UK to make it familiar but in real life...
Forum: Canada
Aug 8th 2021, 10:41 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Nova Scotia Move with budget details

Hi guys and welcome to NS.

That is not an easy question to answer as it depends on quite a few factors.

I have no knowledge of the average salaries commanded by your current roles. My wife was...
Forum: Canada
Aug 7th 2021, 8:37 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,298
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Intro - Moving my family this Summer

Well done guys and welcome to NS :)
Forum: Canada
Jun 29th 2021, 3:04 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Halifax, NS in 2021

Williams66

Hi and hopefully welcome to NS.

We moved to Canada in 2009 (Me 42 and my wife 33yrs). We started in New Brunswick and moved to NS in 2015-2016.. Cannot help out with the child thing...
Forum: Canada
Jun 25th 2021, 8:10 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Prooperty Tax (Council Tax) increase in line with new sale price???

Hence the tax sales

https://modg.ca/sites/default/files/pdfs/taxsalead2020.pdf
Forum: Canada
Jun 25th 2021, 11:38 am
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Prooperty Tax (Council Tax) increase in line with new sale price???

Lion Heart

We bought a second property in NS, October last year.

Previous owner bought it 11 years ago at $120K we paid $260K.

Our property taxes are the same as for the previous owner.
...
Forum: Canada
Mar 19th 2021, 10:00 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,933
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Holiday Entitlement

When my wife started work as a retail worker in NB, she was not entitled to Vacation until after her first year and then only two weeks.

She moved jobs from one employer to another just after her...
Forum: Canada
Mar 13th 2021, 9:16 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,530
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: A Right Ol' Covid Conundrum - A Move Turned Sour

Mate most people on here understand your dilemma. Although not during a global plague.

We went through the same thing. We waited 39 months for our PR application to be approved and then began...
Forum: Canada
Feb 27th 2021, 10:05 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,298
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Intro - Moving my family this Summer

Rotate Hi and welcome to NS.

We live in rural NS about 50 minutes out from Dartmouth & Halifax. (I am originally from South Yorkshire and my wife Surrey).

My wife works in Dartmouth and I work...
Nov 26th 2020, 8:49 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,202
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Money Laundering

I spent the last two years of my service in the UK on a police Money Laundering investigation team. Every year the International Monetary Fund, Financial Action Task Force publishes an assessment of...
Forum: Canada
Oct 28th 2020, 10:28 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,826
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Truro nova scotia

That was the average so there are cheaper ones about.

I agree but I suspect it is supply driven. Most apartments in Truro are one bed (Students) or unfurnished.

A young girl who works with my...
Forum: Canada
Oct 28th 2020, 9:27 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,826
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Truro nova scotia

Natsufc

A two bed apartment, furnished with utilities in Truro is averaging for between $1,200 and $1,500 a month.

There are not a huge number of them, but with COVID they are not moving very...
Forum: Canada
Oct 27th 2020, 9:43 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,826
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Truro nova scotia

Hi

Now you have done it, prepare for the onslaught of people questioning if you are eligible for Canada. :blink:

IELTS is a requirement for most of the immigration programs of which there are...
Forum: Canada
Oct 27th 2020, 9:09 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,826
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Truro nova scotia

Hi and welcome to BE.

We live about 30-40 minutes outside Truro, it is our local shopping town.

Truro is a nice town easy to get around. There are buses within the town and most major...
Forum: Canada
Jun 27th 2020, 1:01 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Insurance bundles for Nova Scotia, any recommendations?

Hi

Our car insurance quote by Travellers was $1000 more this year than last. We changed our cars to CAA and now paying less than we did last year.

We cannot bundle our house as it is old, but...
Forum: Canada
Jun 4th 2020, 11:11 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,075
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Public Sector Jobs in Canada ​​​​​​​

I have spoken to our friend in CBSA intelligence (used to be the European liaison officer in Paris) the lateral transfer scheme did exist but ceased when CBSA went armed, Sorry.

He did say CBSA...
Forum: Canada
Jun 3rd 2020, 9:32 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,075
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Public Sector Jobs in Canada ​​​​​​​

Hi everyone

I will just throw in here, we moved to Canada 11 years ago. I was a policeman but spent 10 years in a national role assigned to HM Customs & Excise and then HMRC (same outfit different...
Forum: Canada
Mar 20th 2020, 9:05 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,189
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Lay-offs

As an employer we are lucky that we do not have to lay anyone off.

It is not easy though especially if they are small to medium size businesses. In most small to medium business they are operating...
Forum: Canada
Feb 22nd 2020, 7:00 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,543
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Dual UK / Canadian citizen stranded in Jamaica

Soon after being made citizens, we had to travel back to the UK.

We left using our Canadian passports, proud new citizens.

Got to Gatwick and saw the international queue and the empty...
Forum: Canada
Jan 17th 2020, 8:08 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: POLICE JOBS ACROSS TORONTO

Hello mate

I am ex job and moved here ten years ago. I found it very difficult to find a force which would take me direct from UK, including Toronto. Calgary ran a specific recruitment campaign...
Forum: Canada
Dec 26th 2019, 3:29 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,770
Posted By Grimnorth

Re: Retiring to the Halifax NS area - suggestions on where to live?

These guys may be of assistance to you, they are the industry association for NS in Bio Pharma.: https://bionova.ca/

You could also consider some of the investment agencies, they work with...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 61
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.