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Forum: Canada
Mar 2nd 2020, 11:07 pm
Replies: 136
Views: 13,352
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: Office etiquette in Canada particularly Vancouver

My job takes me in and out of offices all over Canada fixing/installing network equipment. Now its worth mentioning I did this in the UK too before I moved to Canada. So I can say I've been in and...
Sep 30th 2019, 8:19 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,553
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: Moving back for a 'trial' after 10 years in Canada

All my family are back in the UK only me and my girlfriend moved over here
Forum: Canada
Sep 25th 2019, 4:57 am
Replies: 52
Views: 7,835
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: car insurance

Dejardins I'm insured with and they would not accept any of my foreign driving experience. Bare in mind even the ones that do aren't anywhere near competitive so they suck. I found a few companies...
Forum: Canada
Sep 14th 2019, 12:41 am
Replies: 75
Views: 9,976
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: UK NHS vs Alberta Health Service - Which one is best?

In Alberta doctors are private which I think is great. You do not pay anything its all billed back to the government but it means you have an abundance of doctors and walk in clinics to choose from...
Forum: Canada
Sep 14th 2019, 12:31 am
Replies: 52
Views: 7,835
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: car insurance

To show you how much postcode matters in Ontario we moved out of Toronto to Milton and our insurance for two people/two cars went down from $485 to $280.

Any province with government insurance...
Forum: Canada
Sep 14th 2019, 12:18 am
Replies: 38
Views: 17,407
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: Primark equivalent in Canada

Go to Value Village closest thing you'll find here in Canada and you can get some really nice clothes in there.

P.S Winners is like a better version of TK Max or TJ Max in the states. I've got...
Forum: Canada
Sep 14th 2019, 12:16 am
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: SIN # and CoPR

You are right theres a Service Canada in the same office as Immigration if its as quiet as it was when we went through there is no wait. Do it when you land as the other Service Canada locations in...
Forum: Canada
Sep 14th 2019, 12:15 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: Trip to Edmonton

Gone on AirBnB there are many cheap places to stay.

Use this referral link and you'll get $45 off: <snip>
Forum: Canada
Sep 14th 2019, 12:13 am
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: U Haul---- any alternatives, suggestions small move from Ont to NS

Atlas Van Lines are popular but as with all van lines check the insurance coverage if anything is damaged.

We sold most of our stuff and crammed all our stuff into 1 Ubox believe it or not. The...
Forum: Canada
Sep 12th 2019, 7:34 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,250
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: Housing in Canada?

They would only stay a maximum of 6 months probably not even that long in reality it would be like 2 month stints maybe twice or three times a year as they have a house and other commitments in the...
Forum: Canada
Sep 10th 2019, 8:48 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,250
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: Housing in Canada?

Problem my inlaws would be giving us $200k and want us to get a house with a finished walk out basement which is like a separate suite so they can live 6 months of the year over here.
Forum: Canada
Sep 10th 2019, 8:41 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,250
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: Housing in Canada?

Funnily enough we looked at California as my company has an operating arm there too. But its ridiculous cost of living even compared to an expensive place like Vancouver in Canada. We were looking at...
Forum: Canada
Sep 10th 2019, 8:35 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,250
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: Housing in Canada?

Yes also if you look at local incomes vs price of housing its always very high. For example Halifax is a very affordable place to live or so you would think. But take into account the high tax rates...
Forum: Canada
Sep 9th 2019, 11:45 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,250
Posted By lukesmith2

Housing in Canada?

I can't make sense of ever buying a house in this country they are way over priced. I live in Calgary, but I lived in Milton, Ontario and Toronto. The housing prices are high all over the country....
Forum: Canniversary
Aug 29th 2019, 7:59 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,675
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: First big milestone.... 9 years in Canada

So sorry I didn't realize I couldn't post here I thought it was a forum
Forum: Canniversary
Aug 28th 2019, 10:01 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,675
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: First big milestone.... 9 years in Canada

I thought I would add my experience as a 25 year old of making friends in Canada. Alot of you older folks say age is factor in making friends but its not. Some of my friends in Ontario were between...
Forum: Canada
Jul 22nd 2019, 9:49 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 9,742
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: Vacation/Holiday time issue

Even if you do get them off you can't really utilize them as everything costs so much more on these holidays. I actually wish I could work stat holidays and use the time at a different time.
Forum: Canada
Jul 18th 2019, 2:42 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 9,742
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: Vacation/Holiday time issue

Man this holiday issue will be the end of my time in Canada unfortunately. I'm 25 years old and haven't got rid of the travel bug in me. I need to explore Europe more and Asia. I think the work life...
Forum: Canada
Jul 17th 2019, 6:06 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 9,742
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: Vacation/Holiday time issue

Its not like that. You would not be able to leave your job and negotiate 5 weeks plus a week at xmas so 6 weeks. Unless your Dentist or Doctor, Vet or very president or VP of a company.

Its not...
Jun 10th 2019, 11:38 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By lukesmith2

Thumbs down Re: License exchange question?

Your post was reported for not being to do with question and trolling.
Jun 10th 2019, 3:54 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,553
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: Moving back for a 'trial' after 10 years in Canada

We moved to Toronto 3 years ago. Stayed there for 2 years then moved to Calgary. Toronto was great place to live but everything was far too expensive, the air pollution was really bad in summer and...
Jun 10th 2019, 3:23 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By lukesmith2

License exchange question?

So we moved to Canada 3 years ago. We exchanged our UK license which we had held for 5 years for Ontario, then we moved to Alberta exchanged our license for Alberta license.

My question is we are...
Forum: Canada
Jun 5th 2019, 10:59 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 9,742
Posted By lukesmith2

Thumbs down Vacation/Holiday time issue

Anybody else really struggle with the limited time off in Canada? how do you deal with it?

I get 3 weeks paid vacation per year and its just not enough I've been in Canada 3 years now and the...
Forum: Canada
Mar 4th 2019, 4:17 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,089
Posted By lukesmith2

Re: Moving to Alberta: which city

Hey there,

We moved to Calgary from Toronto about 2 months ago. Calgary is a beautiful city and we really love it. But its in a really bad economic situation at the moment (hopefully it gets fixed...
Sep 30th 2017, 4:47 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By lukesmith2

Importing cat from Canada.

We are looking at bringing our cat back with us when we travel in November. We know what the requirements are for the cat clearing customs with know quarantine and have no problem with that.

At...
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