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Forum: Canada
Jan 22nd 2021, 1:56 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Making a will in Canada

I found this:

An “international will” is a Will that has been prepared according to the rules regarding international Wills set out in the Washington Convention of 1973. When a person has prepared...
Jan 14th 2021, 1:24 am
Replies: 100
Views: 2,829
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Corona / Vax UK

Plus, as discussed above, you might have to wait quite a while for the second shot.
Jan 12th 2021, 9:23 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 2,829
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Corona / Vax UK

If it is indeed the case that the vast majority of the UK will be given the Oxford vaccine, and data do exist to show that delaying the second dose is an acceptable approach with this vaccine,...
Forum: Canada
Jan 7th 2021, 5:58 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,090
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: HSBC International Services

We have an HSBC account in the UK recently set up via International Services. When I log in to my online banking I can see all of my accounts both in Canada and the UK on the same screen, I can...
Dec 27th 2020, 9:37 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,016
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Rant-car dealerships

I wonder if some of your issues are related to your age? Not fair, I agree, but possibly more liability for the dealership to allow a 21 year old to test drive a high performance car. I have never...
Forum: Canada
Dec 18th 2020, 12:48 am
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: UK HRMC

That is surprising as, when I applied for top up contributions I received a cheque a few months later for £878 which was, apparently, overpaid tax from 2005, the year after we moved but a works bonus...
Forum: Canada
Dec 14th 2020, 6:49 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Looking for Canadian Bank with BP Account (not HSBC)

We have a GBP account with HSBC in Canada and one in the UK, both were opened within the last year or two and we haven't had a UK address since 2004.
Forum: Canada
Dec 14th 2020, 6:03 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: 2020 Xmas Day Options- GTA

The thing is, if you live in an area where restaurants are closed, to find one open you have to drive to an area that has fewer cases and so less restrictions. That really isn't fair, or in any way...
Nov 24th 2020, 7:58 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 5,320
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: What do you miss about Christmas from homeland?

When I started work in the mid 1980s - this was known as Friday. When it came around to Christmas - we didn't bother with the pub but food and a ridiculous amount of drink was brought into the...
Nov 23rd 2020, 3:26 am
Replies: 89
Views: 5,320
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: What do you miss about Christmas from homeland?

We somehow ended up owning a Christmas Tree Farm (we have other nursery trees too). It wasn't something we set out to do but we liked the property and the location and the trees came with. I love...
Forum: Canada
Nov 7th 2020, 2:40 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,308
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: British family wanting to relocate to Canada

Other things to bear in mind, most jobs in Canada come with considerably less vacation time than jobs in the UK. So, although you may find a place with shorter flight times, your opportunities to...
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2020, 4:37 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Mortgage - while still in the UK?

Yes you can have conditions (or contingencies) in your offer but you can only back out if you can't meet those conditions - you cannot back out purely because you have changed your mind, as you can...
Forum: Canada
Oct 30th 2020, 1:09 am
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: School buses in Ontario

If you aren't comfortable, and to be honest I wasn't when we moved here, get a house within walking distance of school, or you can drive them yourself if you prefer - the bus is an option, it's not...
Forum: Canada
Oct 29th 2020, 1:00 am
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Mortgage - while still in the UK?

Are you planning on coming over to view properties and then buy one on that trip? Or are you thinking of buying based on looking on line. Both strategies are fairly risky in an area you know little...
Forum: Canada
Oct 28th 2020, 8:25 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Renting and then buying - What happens to schools?

I googled the Halifax School Board

4.0 Students Changing Residence During the School Year 4.1 It is expected that students will transfer to their new neighbourhood school once they have...
Forum: Canada
Oct 17th 2020, 12:05 am
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: CRA website issues

I couldn't log in a couple of weeks ago - got a message that said that some of their services were not available at the moment. I did eventually get in and did what I needed to.
Aug 17th 2020, 1:11 am
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By HGerchikov

What a great community we have on BE

I was a vendor at my first ever farmers' market yesterday. After a good day was just thinking of packing up when coming towards me was Crofty82 and Mrs Crofty82, who, newly out of quarantine, had...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2020, 1:47 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Did your child transfer to the same grade, or repeat a year due to age?

A lot of areas don't have the Junior High or Middle school anymore. Elementary goes from JK to Grade 8.
Forum: Canada
Aug 11th 2020, 10:19 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Did your child transfer to the same grade, or repeat a year due to age?

The curriculum is not the same in the two countries, neither are things taught the same way, so it's not really repeating a year just because the number is the same. It can take a while to adjust to...
Forum: Canada
Aug 6th 2020, 3:44 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,964
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Best way to ring Canada from the UK

I use an app called Local Phone - I am calling from Canada to the UK but it seems to be a UK based company so probably works the other way. It costs me 0.6c per minute to call UK landline on my...
Forum: Canada
Aug 5th 2020, 3:12 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,621
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Any truth to this blog post?

We go the buy new and keep them until they rust out (or our youngest son writes them off). Our first two cars when we arrived were both used and they were fine, we got them from a dealer that...
Forum: Canada
Jul 29th 2020, 7:14 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 3,037
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Cost of Living - Ontario

Not necessarily - David Levin who was selected 1st overall in the OHL draft in 2015 didn't start playing until 2012. However you are correct that the money earned teaching that year was something of...
Forum: Canada
Jul 29th 2020, 4:41 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 3,037
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Cost of Living - Ontario

One of my sons had a very profitable year working as a skating/hockey instructor at one of the Canlan icesports - well above minimum wage for doing what he loved.
Forum: Canada
Jul 29th 2020, 4:39 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 3,037
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Cost of Living - Ontario

It definitely comes with an education - just not the one you would choose.
Forum: Canada
Jul 28th 2020, 11:48 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 3,037
Posted By HGerchikov

Re: Cost of Living - Ontario

The insurance is going to be a killer, if it helps any apparently it's the same for Canadians that go to the UK. However property taxes for a $400-500k house in Kingston appear to be in the $3000...
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