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Sep 11th 2019, 1:44 am
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Biometrics:

I apologise - the way the website is worded and because of what I’ve been told by another recent applicant who had to get biometrics (though that was for an IEC whilst living in Canada- not PR) I...
Sep 10th 2019, 7:02 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Biometrics:

Hey! Thanks for that info! That’s good to know! Looks like I won’t be taking a trip to Washington after all. Thank you for confirming!
Sep 10th 2019, 4:07 am
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Biometrics:

hmmm...I have a friend who’s a little further ahead in the PR process than we are (also living in Calgary) so I guess we’ll see if they get asked to provide biometrics or not.
I have a...
Sep 10th 2019, 2:04 am
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Biometrics:

Hey. Thanks, yeah I saw that online and there’s no VAC’s centres from what I can see in Canada at all and only one or 2 in the US (none near by).
I asked on here hoping I was missing something but...
Sep 9th 2019, 8:05 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Biometrics:

I was hoping that wasn’t the answer haha. Errgg. What a pain!! Thanks for confirming.
Sep 9th 2019, 6:50 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By suzeandmatt

Biometrics:

Hi folks,
Quick question as I’ve had a look online and I’m not 100% sure of the answer so wanted to double check.
For our PR application we will apparently be asked to provide biometrics. This...
Forum: Canada
Jul 27th 2019, 4:07 am
Replies: 38
Views: 17,398
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Primark equivalent in Canada

Just also thought- Walmart’s clothing brand George I guess is pretty close- cheap- same quality stuff- and I know you can also get George stuff in the U.K.

In terms of affordable clothing-...
Forum: Canada
Jul 27th 2019, 12:30 am
Replies: 38
Views: 17,398
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Primark equivalent in Canada

I’d say Old Navy. Though I haven’t shopped in the others mentioned. Old Navy is like primark in that the clothes are cheap and cheerful and don’t last very long and the shops are permanently messy....
Forum: Canada
Jul 9th 2019, 1:14 am
Replies: 18
Views: 4,751
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Uk to canada important things to think of

We were given interac debit cards straight away so could use them in all shops. We’ve since changed them to visa debit cards but they’re still useless for online purchases- and aren’t even accepted...
Forum: Canada
Jul 8th 2019, 10:41 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,751
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Uk to canada important things to think of

Just to add my 2 cents worth as to my experience:
we set up a Scotia bank account from the U.K. we made an appointment with what would become our local branch for the day after we arrived so we...
Forum: Canada
Jun 1st 2019, 10:56 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,703
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Things you’re glad you brought to Canada..?

The furniture thrift store was great- we got here with very little money (we basically moved here with about £1000 to our names with husband starting a job 3 days after we arrived) so- we went to...
Forum: Canada
Jun 1st 2019, 5:12 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,703
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Things you’re glad you brought to Canada..?

For me it was just some artwork that was one of a kind and irreplaceable. It was going to cost too much/be too awkward to ship them over framed so we just unframed things- secured them in tubes and...
Forum: Canada
Mar 18th 2019, 6:16 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,222
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Calgary questions

Firstly when it comes to buying- it’s totally my choice. Always being able to sell a house yes- getting what was paid for it depending on when it needs to be sold- maybe not- having to have it on the...
Forum: Canada
Mar 17th 2019, 11:48 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,222
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Calgary questions

1. Everyone complains about the economy in Alberta. It’s a province of oil dependency. Oil currently drives this province and because of that it’s literally a religion to a lot of folk. Folk can be...
Forum: Canada
Mar 12th 2019, 9:07 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Using gmail (Google) in Canada

I just use the same gmail account here in Canada that I’ve had for years in the U.K.
Never had any issues. Definitely not a gmail thing.
Forum: Canada
Mar 10th 2019, 7:18 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,663
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Career changers! Jobs before and after you emigrated?

haha I have found with the company I work for my previous experience counts for everything. They value the things I’ve had to deal with in my past job- they value that I was at a management level...
Forum: Canada
Mar 10th 2019, 5:16 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,663
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Career changers! Jobs before and after you emigrated?

I was a high school teacher/deputy head of pastoral care in the U.K.
In Canada I am a manager for a store owned by an international cosmetics company.

Husband was completing his PhD in the...
Forum: Canada
Mar 9th 2019, 6:07 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Help with my Tax situation in Canada

Hey!
I honestly wouldn’t worry.
Paying an accountant as far as I’m concerned is super worth it- see if you can get any recommendations for any accountants that are good with people who’ve moved...
Forum: Canada
Mar 6th 2019, 2:06 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: UK Prescriptions

I brought 14 months worth of contraceptive pill with me when I moved here (on a SOWP) as my Dr always prescribed 12 months in one go and when I went to my dr just before I moved here I had 2 months...
Forum: Canada
Feb 20th 2019, 2:02 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Next steps and financial planning

My husband is on his second post-doc at Calgary university. He did his PhD in the U.K., but due to the nature of his work and the people he knows, he said that everyone he knows who’re doing a PhD...
Forum: Canada
Feb 19th 2019, 11:21 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,843
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Amount of money needed for the move

Erm- my husband and I had about £3000 and moved 2 years ago. Haha
Forum: Canada
Feb 16th 2019, 4:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Moving to Edmonton, last arrangements/plans. Some questions!

Yep- my husband and I were covered from the moment we registered about 2 days after we arrived.
Forum: Canada
Feb 16th 2019, 4:01 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Advice on renting:

Haha
well, so far we have been very VERY understanding I would say. And have lived paying our rent early each month despite him not fully abiding by his side of the contract.
So- my husband has...
Forum: Canada
Feb 12th 2019, 7:02 am
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By suzeandmatt

Re: Advice on renting:

Thank you. I was worried it would be 1 month.
All I know is I can’t live in this house for another month with the state of the heating.
We’re just permanently cold to the core and it’s utterly...
Forum: Canada
Feb 12th 2019, 5:08 am
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By suzeandmatt

Advice on renting:

Hi folks.
Just looking for a bit of advice from possible landlords on here or other renters who’ve potentially been in a similar situation.
My husband and I have only ever rented properties- here...
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