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Forum: Canada
Jun 12th 2022, 5:11 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Life insurance in UK when living in Canada

From the Canadian side. I have reveiwed life polices with clients that live abroad. I had a client that moved back to Chile. The policy is stil valid. Only exception is any modifications etc have to...
Forum: Canada
Jun 12th 2022, 5:09 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,841
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Anyone still feel like an outsider?

I feel the same. Its about trying to find your community.
My own experience is, unless you are agreeable on the same lines politically then you are not really friends. But the problem with that is...
Jul 4th 2021, 11:37 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,126
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Shortage of workers

Market forces don't dictate minimum wage. Politicians do to appease those who cannot understand economics. In return they receive votes, salary, a fat pension and chicken pot pie.

Let me you a...
Jul 4th 2021, 11:05 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,126
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Shortage of workers

Define a living wage?
Jeff Bazo is paid that much because he creates a lot of jobs, subs jobs and hundreds if not thousands of industries benefit because of him. He generates a of wealth for his...
Jul 4th 2021, 7:55 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,126
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Shortage of workers

Who is arguing that they are entitled to anyones labour? Please post a source. Who is blaming the workers?
It is government policy of a high minimum wage. Where is the money that a business pays...
Jul 4th 2021, 5:48 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,126
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Shortage of workers

You hit the nail on the head.
The high minimum wage has been one of the causes of this issue. I was helping run three family businesses many years ago. One of the was a bar. When the minimum wage...
Jun 24th 2021, 6:03 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,040
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Move back to UK or stay in Canada?

Question for the OP. What would you be going back to?
What do you find boring?
Every time I go back to visit, I am reminded why I left. Somethings are nice, but I find people and the UK has...
Forum: Canada
Jun 24th 2021, 5:50 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 5,293
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Sacrificing paid leave for a better life?

Interesting post.
OP I think it depends on what type of lifestyle you want and what you are leaving in terms of income, housing and hobbies. Yes there is less vacation here. But on the flip side of...
Jun 14th 2021, 3:28 pm
Replies: 2,636
Views: 231,744
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Groceries

A bottle of Ribena has shot up. :(
May 27th 2021, 6:17 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Concerns of how to deal with death of parent from Canada

Hey Shelly,

My sister in the UK lost her fight with Cancer last November. We did not travel, but my dad died in March this year (non covid). I did travel. I can give you a breakdown and hopefully...
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2021, 5:46 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 8,415
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Should I move back to the UK?

I found myself in a similar situation.
I am pretty settled here in Calgary. In the UK, I had no real job prospects or career. Crap standard of living, not so great healthcare and lifestyle was not...
Feb 15th 2021, 12:32 am
Replies: 993
Views: 62,929
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: real estate prices in Canada sustainable?

I had this conversation with someone back in the UK.
Prices are going to go up and up. How do we navigate this? What are the compromises..? I live in Calgary and I find it very affordable. But I...
Forum: Canada
Feb 14th 2021, 7:56 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Educational qualifications moving back to Alberta

I used to work for the civil service myself. I moved when I was 27. I have re-trained 3-4 times since being in Canada. Unfortunately my foundation was not right. I got a lot of misinformation from...
Forum: Canada
Feb 12th 2021, 8:16 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Educational qualifications moving back to Alberta

Welcome to the forum Pinpong.
It mostly depends on what your son wants to do. If he wants to go to college and re-train for further study, from my own experience some do not recognise UK...
Feb 2nd 2021, 12:39 am
Replies: 65
Views: 5,256
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Margaret Thatcher

I don't think people understand. Hong Kong was eventually going back to China whether the UK liked it or not. All China had to do was turn off the water. Pushing for a referendum would be pointless.
Forum: Canada
Feb 2nd 2021, 12:26 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Moving to Canada

Go for it. Honestly at that age its one of the best things you can do.

That being said the hospitality sector has taken a beating. Ski resorts when open have been super busy. People are still...
Forum: Canada
Feb 1st 2021, 5:38 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,983
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: The finances of moving...

Welcome to the forum.
There is a lot of good advice on here. Also use the search function.

Did you use an immigration specialist service?
You don't have to. The key part is giving the...
Forum: Canada
Feb 1st 2021, 5:04 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,440
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Banking Jobs in Canada

I worked for TD when I came to Canada in 2012. I got lucky, I went to a mass recruiting event.
Having your mutual funds licence will help a lot. Connect on linked In with advisors. I knew someone...
Aug 19th 2017, 4:57 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 10,855
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Feeling sad/homesick after 11 years

I have the same issue. Ive been here almost 5 years a PR. I get my citizenship in September.

I thought about going back. Ive been really sick and the healthcare I have received here has been 1st...
Aug 18th 2017, 6:55 am
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Buying furniture and other household stuff

Take your time buying stuff.
When I bought my Condo, I got a lot of my stuff from the garbage room. Lamp shades, tables, lamps etc The things people throw away and all in good condition!

I used...
Aug 18th 2017, 6:53 am
Replies: 93
Views: 7,718
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Costco

As a single guy, I use Costco for fuel, toilet paper, laundry detergent and veggies (I have a juicer).
I calculated if I always fill up at Costco I save about $170 in fuel per year.
Jun 28th 2017, 4:04 pm
Replies: 726
Views: 152,585
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Citizenship Application Timeline

Took the test this morning. I passed. 20/20!
Thanks for the help and info..
Jun 20th 2017, 3:12 pm
Replies: 726
Views: 152,585
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Citizenship Application Timeline

I have my citizenship test next week.
I have been reading and doing practice tests online using different sites. I average around 70-90%. Im freaking out a bit.

How hard is the actual test?
Forum: Canada
May 29th 2017, 2:44 am
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By Tony_Tiger

USA Travel Question with expiring PR Card

Im thinking of driving down from Calgary to Spokane. Im going for two days in July for a concert.
My British passport is fine, it expires in six years, but my PR Card expires in September. Can...
Apr 19th 2017, 5:23 am
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By Tony_Tiger

Re: Moving back to the UK, property and tax advice/direction needed

Thanks for the information.

Im waiting on my citizenship. Im going to travel home to the UK this summer to see my parents and siblings and to get a feel. Its a big decision. Im not fully 100%....
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