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Forum: Canada
Sep 12th 2012, 9:15 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By Ramsey

Re: ePassports

Easy... Visa-like sticker in the passport, easily cancelled just like my PR visa once I landed.... Initial NEXUS fee could be pro-rata until passport expiry, then combined passport/nexus renewal.
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Forum: Canada
Sep 12th 2012, 7:11 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By Ramsey

Re: ePassports

Agreed.... The NEXUS benefit is not the card itself, but that of the pre-screened status, surely there's a way to combine that with the passport.

But then again, if we do combine them all onto the...
Forum: Canada
Sep 12th 2012, 3:01 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By Ramsey

Re: ePassports

Thanks for going over the rules of the program..... but kinda missed my point. :)

Above it was noted that your NEXUS details are not able to be stored on your passport chip, as that is not in the...
Forum: Canada
Sep 11th 2012, 7:52 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By Ramsey

Re: ePassports

Why cant they put the Nexus pointer in your immigration record that your passport points to?
Forum: Canada
Sep 11th 2012, 7:46 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 4,199
Posted By Ramsey

Re: Australia to Canada (originally fom the UK) - anyone done it!?!?!?!

Hi, I moved from NZ to Canada under family class.

Just to clarify... You apply through the immigration office closest to where you live... So as a Brit in NZ I had to apply through Sydney (My...
Sep 11th 2012, 7:34 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 266,006
Posted By Ramsey

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

From what I can see in Calgary, I think they do out-of-town groups sameday where possible as it makes sense not to make multiple trips. If you live in town they split the two as to reduce the time...
Sep 11th 2012, 7:31 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 266,006
Posted By Ramsey

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

I agree... I was definatley lucky.

I figure that all of the applications are thrown into piles in some order that the clerks are meant to follow. Every now and then one of the clerks picks from...
Forum: Canada
Sep 4th 2012, 7:39 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By Ramsey

Re: Rugby

Maybe not supported in a big way, but there's plenty of good-quality schools and clubs.....

BC Schools Union - http://www.bcssru.com/

BC Union - http://www.bcrugby.com/

There's a lot of...
Forum: Canada
Sep 4th 2012, 7:34 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ramsey

Re: Waitressing and tips and tax

Something not mentioned is how are the Tips processed?..... In some places the CCard Tips go through payroll.

When this happens, this amount will be reported on your T4 as tips.

Many people...
Aug 8th 2012, 7:48 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,115
Posted By Ramsey

Re: Potential new pup

Every other dog around here seems to be called Max!

We have a 1yr old GSD, when we started training her we heard that 2 syllable names were easiest for the dogs to learn.
Jul 25th 2012, 3:27 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,976
Posted By Ramsey

Re: Car hire in UK/Europe from Canada?

I've been looking for a French hire in October.... Europcar have had some good rates... You get the same EUR rate regardless of which site you use.\

Gonna try out that Hertz promo now though.....
Jul 25th 2012, 3:23 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 6,324
Posted By Ramsey

Re: Middle lane drivers: room 101 for them all!

I'd disagree.... At least in Alberta.....

My Ford Focus costs 50% more for Collision Insurance than my Jeep Compass, despite being half the price.... All because of the ratings.

Agreed,...
Jul 20th 2012, 8:39 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,310
Posted By Ramsey

Re: How Canadians deal with road rage

Anyone notice how Albertans tend to signal right (if at all) when joining a roundabout. Not to say they are taking the first exit, but to signal that is the way they are going to go around?!
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Jul 3rd 2012, 6:44 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 266,006
Posted By Ramsey

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

"To apply for citizenship for a child under 18, make sure the following conditions are met:

the person applying is the child’s parent, adoptive parent or legal guardian

the child is a permanent...
Jun 14th 2012, 6:37 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 266,006
Posted By Ramsey

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

No it will keep saying processing.... Click on the word "Processing" and it will take you to a more detailed transcript.

There it will say "We started processing on..." then later "Your file was...
Forum: Canada
Jun 11th 2012, 9:20 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,782
Posted By Ramsey

Re: Nexus

I used mine for the first time last week. And as far as I am concerned, it was worth every penny....

You cut straight to the front of the immigration line and security line-up.... Nexus...
Forum: Canada
May 31st 2012, 8:22 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,783
Posted By Ramsey

Re: Green card holder wants to relocate to Canada

^Not to forget all of the added benefits of patriot act tax reporting
Forum: Canada
May 28th 2012, 4:33 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,094
Posted By Ramsey

Re: Restriction on funds transferred to a QROP

Well AC has just mentioned it's now a 10yr rule!!.... Thankfully I moved my cash when I did!!

The rule is based on when you permanently left the UK. The local bank will probably be cautious for...
Forum: Canada
May 28th 2012, 3:51 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,094
Posted By Ramsey

Re: Restriction on funds transferred to a QROP

You are limited by the UK-side rules AND by RRSP rules.

Your funds are restricted for 5yrs from the day you left the UK.... Once you have been out of the UK for 5yrs you can then move your money...
Forum: Canada
May 1st 2012, 3:02 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By Ramsey

Re: Infomation on moving to Canmore

If they are only looking to rent, and can find work in Beauty Therapy and Pharmacy, I would say that the cost of housing is not too bad..... Especially when you consider the lifestyle and everything...
Forum: Canada
Apr 30th 2012, 6:10 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By Ramsey

Re: Infomation on moving to Canmore

Heather just about covered it...... The two main supermarkets, Safeway & Sobeys have pharmacies along with Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall.... Biggest issue would be qualification transfer.

We have...
Apr 27th 2012, 2:26 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 266,006
Posted By Ramsey

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

Try using your receipt number.....

Have found that not all of the ID options work when you try and get a status update.
Forum: Canada
Mar 15th 2012, 10:04 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By Ramsey

Re: American Express traveller's cheques in Montreal

Make sure you get CA$ Amex Cheques if you do do that route..... May seem obvious, but sterling or USD will see an fx charge at this end too....
Mar 15th 2012, 5:49 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 266,006
Posted By Ramsey

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

Just for your information:

I took a walk down to the CIC office and waited around for a couple of hours.... Always a good feeling when both the Passport officer and the CIC lady say "Oooh I...
Mar 15th 2012, 3:03 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 266,006
Posted By Ramsey

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

So much for the 2 days wait before applying for a passport..... I thought everything was going too smoothly!

Both the clerk of the ceremony and CIC telephone support say that my certificate should...
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