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Forum: Canada
Dec 2nd 2008, 8:48 am
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By ThemeOne

Re: Queen St E and Jarvis

My memory of Jarvis generally is that's it's a little "gritty", and don't be surprised to see the occasional down-and-out or prostitute on the streets round there.

Having said that, I never felt...
Forum: Canada
Nov 29th 2008, 3:19 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 6,096
Posted By ThemeOne

Re: Vancouver - My experience for what it's worth

I reckon it's always difficult tagging along to a new place to be with your partner, especially when that partner's reasons for going evaporate into smoke!

Looking back to my times working in...
Forum: Canada
Nov 25th 2008, 11:46 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 13,756
Posted By ThemeOne

Re: Moving to Toronto

I would honestly say if you love central London, participate in cultural activities and like the trendiness and edginess of the London, then you'll find Toronto a disappointment. It's not that...
Forum: Canada
Nov 15th 2008, 9:11 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,870
Posted By ThemeOne

Re: You think our property crash is bad...

With the current pitiful exchange rate, I doubt anyone moving to Canada from the UK is laughing, though obviously falling property prices in Canada will help a bit.
Forum: Canada
Nov 7th 2008, 9:42 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,676
Posted By ThemeOne

The Other Side of the Coin

While we're all contemplating our moves to Canada, or thinking how we like / don't like Canada, it gives a great sense of perspective to see things from the other direction.

This forum is for...
Forum: Canada
Nov 6th 2008, 1:45 pm
Replies: 2,672
Views: 275,286
Posted By ThemeOne

Re: Exchange rate

The base rate cut seems to have made no difference as yet.

I guess I'm one of a long queue waiting for a return to £1=$2 or thereabouts.
Forum: Canada
Jun 27th 2004, 9:22 am
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By ThemeOne

In that case I don't think you can feel quite...

In that case I don't think you can feel quite like Alexandra who, as far as I recall, didn't have a good word to say for Calgary or Canada as a whole!

Best of luck, though, in your new location. ...
Jun 25th 2004, 7:25 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By ThemeOne

The Inland Revenue are usually very helpful. If...

The Inland Revenue are usually very helpful. If you haven't already, check their site www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk

If the site is no help, phone them.
Forum: Canada
Jun 25th 2004, 12:33 am
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By ThemeOne

As far as work goes, I would advise you to stay...

As far as work goes, I would advise you to stay put and save the money you would pay to the Canadian government to process your immigration application. If you move to Canada, both of you will be...
Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2004, 2:36 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 3,622
Posted By ThemeOne

Isn't it true that there are plenty of stupid...

Isn't it true that there are plenty of stupid people in all countries, with no experiences beyond their own backyard? Nobody wants them, not even their own countries, so they naturally get defensive...
Forum: Canada
Jun 6th 2004, 10:45 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By ThemeOne

On a recent visit to Canada, I stayed for a month...

On a recent visit to Canada, I stayed for a month in Mississauga. I was *never* greeted in the street - in fact people studiously ignored each other. A bit like the UK really.

Greetings were...
Forum: Canada
Jun 2nd 2004, 4:18 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By ThemeOne

Most front doors in Canada don't automatically...

Most front doors in Canada don't automatically lock when you go out like the ones in the UK. So if you just pull the door shut and walk off, then anyone could get in your house simply by turning the...
May 30th 2004, 8:39 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By ThemeOne

I would imagine that, despite the glut of...

I would imagine that, despite the glut of buy-to-let properties on the market, you may still get a shock at the cost of renting a property large enough to house yourselves and 6 children in Didcot. ...
May 30th 2004, 8:19 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 4,797
Posted By ThemeOne

I think this is absolutely true. You can even...

I think this is absolutely true. You can even observe this happening within the UK - people from London move to provincial towns and cities and then are surprised when they can't find jobs, or can...
Forum: Canada
May 25th 2004, 1:22 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By ThemeOne

I would be cautious in assuming that this means...

I would be cautious in assuming that this means Canada is a successful enterprise society. It might mean that. On the other hand, it could just mean that many Canadians have turned to self...
Forum: Canada
May 24th 2004, 10:35 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By ThemeOne

Prodigyking, I think you have a great attitude...

Prodigyking, I think you have a great attitude and wish you every success in Montreal.

From the limited periods I have worked in Canada, I honestly feel Canada is not an enterprise culture in the...
Forum: Canada
May 24th 2004, 10:26 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,458
Posted By ThemeOne

If that is the root of this requirement, then...

If that is the root of this requirement, then it's high time it was abandoned, as the majority of immigrants to Canada are no longer from the UK.
Forum: Canada
May 23rd 2004, 9:28 am
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By ThemeOne

From my experience of Canada I'd say in general...

From my experience of Canada I'd say in general this type of behaviour is much less common than in the UK, and there is also more of an acceptance that it is wrong.

The all-pervasive yob culture...
May 23rd 2004, 9:13 am
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By ThemeOne

I think you might find that estate agents in the...

I think you might find that estate agents in the UK aren't really geared up to work for the buyer in quite the way you're hoping. They will certainly provide you with lists of properties, likely to...
May 22nd 2004, 9:44 am
Replies: 48
Views: 4,514
Posted By ThemeOne

I'm not particularly surprised to hear...

I'm not particularly surprised to hear madscientist had his accent made fun of in the UK. Many people in the UK are brought up to dislike the US, and a lot of the more stupid ones never realise that...
Forum: Canada
May 22nd 2004, 9:18 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,458
Posted By ThemeOne

Another point about retirement - I'm sure I...

Another point about retirement - I'm sure I recall reading a leaflet about this which said that although you can get your state retirement pension if you live in Canada, you don't get the...
Forum: Canada
May 21st 2004, 12:57 am
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By ThemeOne

I understand that employment law is the preserve...

I understand that employment law is the preserve of each province. Does anyone know which province sets the most generous vacation allowance?
Forum: Canada
May 21st 2004, 12:50 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,458
Posted By ThemeOne

I agree, gem, there seems little in material...

I agree, gem, there seems little in material terms to attract people from the UK to Canada these days. I sometimes wonder what Canada could do to make itself a more attractive destination, but am...
Forum: Canada
May 21st 2004, 12:36 am
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By ThemeOne

Canada has long taken a progressive stance on...

Canada has long taken a progressive stance on same-sex relationships and it would be nice to see many other countries follow their example.
Forum: Canada
May 20th 2004, 4:23 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By ThemeOne

Agreed - Air Canada is a bit of a disgrace in...

Agreed - Air Canada is a bit of a disgrace in many ways. However, the flights I had were punctual, and you get 34" legroom in economy - more than many airlines, including BA.
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