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Oct 23rd 2021, 2:53 am
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Posted By Will_PA

Oct 16th 2021, 12:19 am
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Views: 154,184
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Citizenship Application Timeline

<<<snip>>>

To those waiting for citizenship, the system is unfair in its randomness. I am with you.

To those who blindly defend everything the Canadian state does - I'm sorry you have no...
Forum: Canada
Sep 16th 2021, 12:15 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,874
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Could I move to Atlantic Canada without quality of life DOWNGRADE?

yeah and tech stack in Canadian banks (even Toronto) is anecdotally pretty dated

unless you find a role at a fintech here (but not in Atlantic Canada)
Sep 15th 2021, 11:58 pm
Replies: 735
Views: 154,184
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Citizenship Application Timeline

I had AOR last week, applied online end of May 2021 :fingerscrossed:
Forum: Canada
Jun 5th 2021, 8:19 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 3,411
Posted By Will_PA

Re: What Do You Wish You Brought Or Left Behind

Ship as much as you can. Particularly if you have older, quality stuff. Most furniture here is from China or Vietnam, or ikea. It’s fine, but I miss older, inherited things.

Leave electrics...
Jun 3rd 2021, 1:31 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Just want to be with my partner & overwhelmed

Here’s a link - https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/eligibility/federal-skilled-workers.html

See if you get 67 points. If so, there’s...
Jun 3rd 2021, 1:21 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Just want to be with my partner & overwhelmed

Given his law degree and work experience couldn’t he go down the Express Entry route?

OP this means you apply for PR, not work permit.

I moved here as a spouse of a Canadian so not an expert...
Jun 1st 2021, 1:18 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,322
Posted By Will_PA

Re: 183 days or more in a row outside of Canada in last 4 years

Did you move to Canada on 28 Nov 2017 from the UK?

This application is only asking for time spent since you became a PR and moved to Canada.

So in that case you would ignore the UK stint.
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May 30th 2021, 6:57 pm
Replies: 6,346
Views: 289,084
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Coronavirus

I don’t understand why fully vaccinated people should have to quarantine. We will never get out of lockdown in this case. Double vaccine is as good as it gets, that’s the new best case scenario.
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May 30th 2021, 6:35 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Issues with completing Citizenship Application

For the paper forms, I think so. Online you don’t have to worry about uncertainties like this :)
May 30th 2021, 5:27 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Issues with completing Citizenship Application

And my point is you can choose to be one of these “select few”, if you so wish. But not clear it will speed things up.

https://citapply-citdemande.apps.cic.gc.ca/en/landing
May 28th 2021, 2:47 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Issues with completing Citizenship Application

If you’re a single applicant and have nothing weird like time spent with crown employed spouse overseas etc, you can apply online. It’s supposed to be randomly selecting 1 in 11 applicants for this...
May 26th 2021, 4:49 pm
Replies: 1,005
Views: 64,887
Posted By Will_PA

Re: real estate prices in Canada sustainable?

Ha v close! NW11, and yeah above Truscott, east of Southdown… I guess it’s a well trodden path
May 26th 2021, 2:30 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,166
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Has Canada's pandemic response made you consider moving back to UK/Europe?

Yeah I find it hard to take any positives from the UK response. Got lucky with the vaccine (as much as France was unlucky with their two domestic efforts). Everything else has been expensive,...
May 26th 2021, 1:54 pm
Replies: 1,005
Views: 64,887
Posted By Will_PA

Re: real estate prices in Canada sustainable?

This was us 4 years ago 100%. Small flat in NW London zone 3, wanting to stay within London if in UK, and facing ~700k GBP differential to buy a decent house. So in moving to Toronto the deciding...
May 26th 2021, 1:33 am
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Issues with completing Citizenship Application

Have you checked to see if you’re eligible to apply online? Not saying it’ll be processed any quicker, but was an hour or two’s work spread over a couple of days, everything uploaded, no need to...
May 26th 2021, 1:30 am
Replies: 735
Views: 154,184
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Citizenship Application Timeline

Applied this morning :cake:
Forum: Canada
Feb 6th 2021, 3:56 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Will_PA

Re: What % of your income is your rent/mortgage? East coast.

Have you looked at buy to let mortgages in the UK from abroad? Do you have any good leads you could share? Finding remortgaging hard now that I'm non-resident in UK.
Feb 6th 2021, 3:53 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By Will_PA

Re: PR renewal / citizenship question

So your PR card has expired. If you do nothing, you lose no rights, other than international travel.

It'll likely take a while to get citizenship in current environment. I'd personally renew my PR...
Forum: Canada
Feb 2nd 2021, 12:48 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,972
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Keeping UK bank accounts open after moving to Canada

Auto-top-up is useful if you use it often enough - I find I don't, so I need to be told to use my phone to keep the number alive. If holidaying in UK or EU I recommend a goody bag.
Forum: Canada
Feb 2nd 2021, 12:45 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,972
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Keeping UK bank accounts open after moving to Canada

Why do they care if you top up from abroad? Why do they care if you're based abroad? There's no need to geo-check - your SIM card tells them where it is :)
Forum: Canada
Feb 2nd 2021, 12:39 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,972
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Keeping UK bank accounts open after moving to Canada

I use a UK card for GBP payments generally, so doubt I have tried using a CAD card, but there is no reason it wouldn't work. You log in to your online account either through their app or with a web...
Forum: Canada
Feb 2nd 2021, 12:19 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,972
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Keeping UK bank accounts open after moving to Canada

Yes I think with GiffGaff you can only top up with a debit / credit card anyway. It's not like Lyca or those corner shop SIM cards. It's owned by O2. I recommend it to everyone in the UK too. I used...
Forum: Canada
Feb 1st 2021, 6:59 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,972
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Keeping UK bank accounts open after moving to Canada

This is exactly what my wife and I do. Every 3 months GiffGaff email us to say "hey you haven't used your phone in 3 months, please do so or top up, to keep your number alive". Switch on phones...
Forum: Canada
Feb 1st 2021, 6:46 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,953
Posted By Will_PA

Re: Canadian Resident / UK company - Tax, etc.

I've always used the average for the year, taken from here https://www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/exchange/annual-average-exchange-rates/
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