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Forum: Canada
Feb 16th 2021, 2:51 am
Replies: 27
Views: 6,683
Posted By hg42

Re: Moving to Invermere, B.C.

Nothing inherently wrong with Invermere per se though I don't think predetermining what your kid will want in five years is the greatest move. In the summer it's full of nouveau-riche tourist types...
Forum: Canada
Feb 27th 2020, 6:02 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,093
Posted By hg42

Re: Reasons to believe

Much, of course, depends on where you choose to live and what you choose to spend your money on. Speaking as an actual povvo (not really many of those around here, I think) IMO if you're actually...
Forum: Canada
Jan 10th 2020, 8:19 am
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By hg42

Re: Which vehicle to lease? Given up on my Dodge :(

It's hard to give definite advice without knowing what your budget is.

Leasing in general - specifics, obviously, will vary wildly depending on who needs to make their bonus at the end of the...
Oct 14th 2019, 5:46 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,889
Posted By hg42

Re: Moving to canada advice please?

I can comment a bit on CP as they're arguably the major employer around here (yard, maintenance shop etc) so you tend to come into contact with the odd person. All anecdotal, I suppose, but I've got...
Forum: Canada
Aug 4th 2019, 9:42 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By hg42

Re: Getting work in Canada before arriving on IEC

It's perfectly easy, simple, normal, unremarkable etc to get a job before coming over on a working holiday...if you're heading into one of the 'traditional' WH jobs. Running ski lifts, say, or...
Forum: Canada
Jul 30th 2019, 7:19 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By hg42

Re: Area advise IEC

Calgary will technically be the cheapest place to live that ticks all those boxes. The city was high on the oil price hog for a long time and has consequently been in an economic depression since,...
Jul 21st 2019, 9:43 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,795
Posted By hg42

re: Canada Immigration Clarity please

If the company is 'legit' then why would there be a problem naming them?

Most of the immigration consultancy type companies do what they say on the tin, in that they'll help you through the...
Forum: Canada
Jul 21st 2019, 8:37 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,038
Posted By hg42

Re: Looking for new job opportunities

YMMV and I know nothing about Toronto or banking. I would say though:

- In general Canada is vastly less parasitized by recruitment agencies than the UK; if you're focusing on them to find work...
Forum: Canada
Jul 12th 2019, 9:11 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,433
Posted By hg42

Re: Moving from the UK to BC on a 2 Year Working Holiday VISA

Well, most normal mortals, all else being equal, will be drawn to wherever they can find work I suppose. If you're working remotely this is of course less of an issue. (Though - how stable an...
Forum: Canada
Jun 13th 2019, 7:39 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 36,144
Posted By hg42

Re: Second Class Citizen

At least for rural BC I'd have to say it's to such a degree not the case that multiple people have suggested to me that 'you're not really an immigrant, though, are you...' - wish I'd known as it'd...
Jun 12th 2019, 7:01 am
Replies: 9,693
Views: 592,777
Posted By hg42

Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Bit late, but...dodged a bullet there, I think. I have cause through work to talk to an awful lot of CP people (in all sorts of positions) and I can count the happy traincrew on the fingers of one...
Forum: Canada
Jun 8th 2019, 8:56 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,556
Posted By hg42

Re: Moving with no plans

The TFW rules did indeed get changed a few years back I think, so it's now no longer trivial to order a batch from Manila or Mangalore to do all the drudge jobs - though still possible if the company...
May 8th 2019, 7:15 am
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By hg42

Re: Tulips and the South Sea

? Facebook's business when you get right down to it is selling ads and behavioural/marketing data. They make a vast amount of money and have ridiculous profit margins - yeah they're not getting more...
Forum: Canada
Apr 28th 2019, 4:50 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By hg42

Re: Renting a car - Waterloo

Can't speak to where you're going, but:



You don't strictly need to buy insurance (a rental car will come with a basic level of coverage) but the rental company will try and sell you extra...
Apr 16th 2019, 11:06 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By hg42

Re: 'Duplicate' Work Permit?

There are explicitly not employment restrictions as part of the *nomination*, but the *work permit support letter* BC provides, at least for the stream I applied under, names who you work for at the...
Apr 16th 2019, 6:04 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By hg42

'Duplicate' Work Permit?

Hi all,

I applied for a BOWP back in January which is in the queue for processing. I actually left Canada just before my previous work permit expired as I had a holiday booked, and going by CIC's...
Feb 17th 2019, 12:50 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By hg42

Re: BOWP Issuance / Travel Question

Ok, cheers, that makes sense. I assumed there'd be a sit down and chat involved in any case so booked a long layover! Boss will be keeping an eye on the house while I'm away and will presumably want...
Feb 17th 2019, 11:45 am
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By hg42

BOWP Issuance / Travel Question

Ultimately trying to gauge how a particular bit of language regarding a decision is interpreted, I guess. I have an active PNP/PR app which was acknowledged on the 20-somethingth of January, and I...
Feb 17th 2019, 8:58 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,296
Posted By hg42

Re: Employer attitude after indicating leaving

Yep, fair description, and definitely an environment where you feel less 'empowered' a lot of the time. I find the consequences hit plenty hard the other way too - have seen a number of situations...
Apr 19th 2018, 1:43 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By hg42

Re: B.C Provincial Nominee Program

So, to give you an idea on how slow the actual ITA part isn't - BC seem to pull people out every Wednesday, regular applications one week and IT applications the next, and having submitted Thursday...
Apr 8th 2018, 1:42 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By hg42

Re: B.C Provincial Nominee Program

I have been working as a hotel clerk since I moved here (worked for BT in the UK, part of why I left was that I didn't want to drop dead due to stress age 50 which seems to be considered normal over...
Apr 5th 2018, 9:44 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By hg42

Re: B.C Provincial Nominee Program

I just submitted my application for it today so I'll let you know :)

Anyway. The requirements are not terribly onerous on the BC side of things - as noted you have to have worked for the same org...
Oct 2nd 2017, 11:25 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,416
Posted By hg42

Re: IEC application - medical exam

A few of the countries on the list aren't the sort of places that average A1 globetrotting teen would associate with being weird, icky, disease-prone etc despite being reasonably plausible places to...
Oct 2nd 2017, 7:20 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,416
Posted By hg42

Re: IEC application - medical exam

Note that the bolded part is technically not accurate, so far as I was able to figure when I was going through the process earlier in the year. Problematically, you aren't told this by the generic...
Mar 30th 2017, 11:30 pm
Replies: 437
Views: 44,921
Posted By hg42

Re: IEC 2017

Well, that's it for me - arrived yesterday, went through Toronto, plopped big pile of paperwork down in front of the immigration lady with a big smile and in return got a funny look, a "welp I guess...
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