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Nov 27th 2019, 7:03 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,246
Posted By Reidies

Re: Moving to Canada for over 50's

i moved to Toronto aged 50 in 2010. I was a nurse in the uk and although I haven't nursed here my transferable skills have meant I found jobs. My current role is very similar to a role I had in the...
Forum: USA
Sep 29th 2018, 10:29 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,852
Posted By Reidies

Re: American hubby, British nurse ... How do we get to USA

You could look at your transferable skills and maybe get a job with an insurance company in disability management.
Forum: Canada
Mar 6th 2017, 12:38 am
Replies: 18
Views: 19,215
Posted By Reidies

Re: Is squash sold in Canada?

You can get it in shops that sell British foods but it's quite expensive. I used to drink Robinsons by the gallon in the UK, I bought it here once (as a Christmas treat to my self) and didn't really...
Jan 6th 2017, 2:31 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 949
Posted By Reidies

Re: PR cards arrived!

We became citizens in 2015, we waited until the day after my 55th birthday to apply. I think though they have moved the age up to 65yrs.
Forum: The Lounge
Dec 16th 2016, 9:39 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,680
Posted By Reidies

Re: Roast Potatoes the UK Way?

I usually parboil them first, then shake them around in the tin so the edges fluff up. Make sure the fat is super hot then the outside is nice and crunchy and the inside is fluffy.
I'm making my...
Dec 9th 2016, 8:56 pm
Replies: 283
Views: 23,699
Posted By Reidies

Re: Some difficult news from Oakvillian

I haven't been on here for a long time, but was so moved by this story that I had to donate. I hope Rosie and the family get all the help and support they need. I have a friend whose son has been...
Forum: Canada
Apr 5th 2016, 11:43 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,465
Posted By Reidies

Re: Car insurance in Toronto

If you are living in Toronto you may not need a car depending on how close you are to transit.
We didn't bother getting a car and just rent cars when we need them. We have a few Zip car places near...
Mar 1st 2016, 10:46 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Reidies

Re: Manchester City Centre(or near) recommendations


We lived in Chorlton for 20 years prior to moving to Toronto almost 6 yrs ago. Its got bars, restaurants and its easy to get into the city centre. Since we moved the tram system has...
Forum: Canada
Nov 21st 2015, 3:57 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,891
Posted By Reidies

Re: How long did it take to move to Canada after obtaining PR?

Like JamesM we applied in 2007 - told it would be 42-48 months. Got PR Nov 2009 and moved June 2010. Luckily we weren't one of the very unfortunate people who applied in 2007, waited for years then...
Forum: Canada
May 31st 2015, 2:46 am
Replies: 115
Views: 9,283
Posted By Reidies

Re: Work ideas?

I was a UK registered nurse, but before I moved here five years ago realized I wouldn't be able to work here as my speciality is a bit unique. I didn't even bother attempting to get registered here!...
Apr 14th 2015, 10:53 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 3,637
Posted By Reidies

Jan 10th 2015, 1:01 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By Reidies

Re: Canadian PR- Traveling in between USA and Canada

We crossed the border last year by car with an ESTA and we still had to pay the $6 for the 90 day visa!!! :(
Dec 29th 2014, 3:14 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By Reidies

Smile Re: Citizenship fees hike on Jan 1st

Hope it all go's OK for you. I am looking at the residency calculation and agree its a pain.
We are not sending in our paperwork until Monday so will take a hit on the fees- but no language tests...
Dec 27th 2014, 3:28 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By Reidies

Re: Citizenship fees hike on Jan 1st

Just as we are getting around to applying:thumbdown:
Oct 26th 2014, 10:18 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 13,085
Posted By Reidies

Re: Jian Gomeshi axed from CBC - suing for $50k

He's just posted a very long explanation on Facebook.........
Jul 3rd 2014, 2:21 am
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By Reidies

Re: Happy Birthday Canada

I was at Harbourfront as well on Monday night- thought the fireworks were amazing! My fourth Canada Day and celebrated by enjoying the weather and watching soccer oops I mean football!
Forum: Canada
May 5th 2014, 6:58 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,077
Posted By Reidies

Re: Nurse and Firefighter hoping to relocate to Canada

I agree, I didn't even bother to look for a job as a nurse. My friend who moved over as the main applicant in 2011, started the loooong process to get registered in Ontario and gave up. It may be...
Forum: Canada
Mar 23rd 2014, 3:56 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By Reidies

Re: need help with a financial\legal term

Would it not just be the "plan provision" of the extra insurance taken out to cover what's not covered in the main insurance policy?

If you can understand what I've just written you're a better...
Forum: Canada
Mar 15th 2014, 6:28 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,830
Posted By Reidies

Re: A bit of advice about moving to Toronto

I see your location is Manchester. My husband and I moved to Toronto from M'cr nearly four years ago. Like you we had two good jobs, two cats and we had no mortgage. Now we have two good jobs, no...
Forum: Canada
Feb 23rd 2014, 10:29 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 4,298
Posted By Reidies

Re: RPN vs RN

I had trained a long time ago, so didn't bother trying to register here. One of my friends who came over a couple of years ago had a nightmare trying to get registered so admitted defeat and now...
Dec 29th 2013, 4:33 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,468
Posted By Reidies

Re: North GTA calling...

Finally got power last evening - 161 hours and $750 later!!!
Forum: Canada
Aug 22nd 2013, 11:13 am
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Reidies

Re: lying out to saskatoon in sep need flight advice :(

I'm not 100% sure but you may have problems actually getting on the flight. There are many stories on here about parents having to either go to court or get a legal document stating the father of the...
Aug 15th 2013, 1:04 am
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By Reidies

Re: Honestly can't make up my mind

I'm sorry to hear about the stressful time you have had. You must do what you feel is right for you and you alone (as I don't see any references to children). If you think you may one day want to...
Forum: Canniversary
Jul 29th 2013, 1:18 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By Reidies

Re: New Citizens

Congratulations! We will applying next month
Jul 16th 2013, 10:35 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,576
Posted By Reidies

Re: Summer Holidays

Hi Coffeepot

I remember you from the 2007 thread!! Hope you're settled in Kent.
I am looking forward to Portugal and the UK in September.
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