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Forum: Canada
Mar 6th 2011, 4:21 am
Replies: 78
Views: 11,823
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: 3 months here but struggling.

We moved with a 15 year old and a 12 year old. Almost 2 years on we can't believe how settled both the boys are (now grade 9 and 12)! We visited the UK in Nov for the first time since moving which...
Forum: Canada
Mar 6th 2011, 4:17 am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,866
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: Kitchener - Neighborhoods & Schools

Hi Howard

We live in Waterloo. The website for catholic schools in the region is: http://www.wcdsb.ca/ Do you realize your commute to Hamilton will be 75 mins each way? That can be a busy...
Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2010, 3:59 am
Replies: 11
Views: 14,050
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: HR Jobs in Canada

Hi

I hate to say it but you will really struggle. CIPD is not recognised over here - each provence has its own equivalent. In Ontario its the CHRP. There seems to be a flood of highly...
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 19th 2010, 3:52 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,589
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: 1 year in Canada

Hey Jacqui

Congratulations!! Glad to hear everything is going well and you are feeling more settled! We really need to organise our get together - we should try for Sept once all the summer...
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 19th 2010, 3:43 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,872
Posted By Hollis Family

Canniversary Number 1!!

Well our first Canniversary was last Monday and what can I say - what a year!

The boys 16 and 13 have settled unbelievable well. Our eldest spent March break at a friends cottage, has his G1...
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 19th 2010, 3:21 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,474
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: This time last year!!!!!!!!

Congratulations Nikki and family!! So pleased to hear you have settled well! :D
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 19th 2010, 3:17 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,767
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: 1 yr done :)

Congratulations neighbour - give me a shout if you want to meet up!! :D
Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2010, 3:15 am
Replies: 18
Views: 7,059
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: How long does a shipping container take?

Our company said 4-6 weeks, in the end it left 15th June and arrived June 1st! So we then had extra storage costs! Our crate was from Scotland to Toronto - hope this helps!! :D
Forum: Canada
May 3rd 2010, 12:57 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,401
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: Teenage son now having doubts

Hi

We moved over from Scotland last June with a 15 year old and a 13 year old. Our 15 year old left his girlfriend (of 18 months) behind, to be honest we thought it would fizzle out after a few...
Jan 11th 2010, 8:13 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: Another Passport request!

Congratulations!!:thumbsup:
Forum: Canada
Jan 11th 2010, 8:10 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: Did anyone emmigrate with a teenager

Jackie - it would be Grade 9 here!

1st year Scotland = Grade 7 Elementary School
2nd year Scotland = Grade 8 Elementary School
3rd year Scotland = Grade 9 Secondary School
4th...
Forum: Canada
Jan 11th 2010, 8:02 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: Did anyone emmigrate with a teenager

Hi Jackie

When we moved in June last year our two boys were 12 and 15 (they are now 13 and 16)! We also moved from Scotland.

Our 16 year old had just finished his standard grades and our 13...
Forum: Canniversary
Jan 11th 2010, 3:04 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,359
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: 5 months already......

Thanks!! Where are you located in Fife?? We moved over from Livingston although I am originally from Peebles in the borders.

Michelle
Forum: Canniversary
Jan 10th 2010, 4:26 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,359
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: 5 months already......

Hi thanks a lot! Pics attached, the before and after!! Need to take them all down!! lol!

Michelle x
Forum: Canniversary
Jan 10th 2010, 4:20 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,359
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: 5 months already......

Hi Flying Scottie!

As Iain said you are probably talking about a 2 hour commute to Toronto each way!

I can honestly say we've met people from different locations and we have been welcomed by...
Forum: Canniversary
Nov 15th 2009, 6:46 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,359
Posted By Hollis Family

5 months already......

Well I can't believe we've been here 5 months already! Where does the time go, I haven't been on the site for a while as life has been a bit hectic!

We bought and moved into our new home end of...
Forum: Canada
Nov 15th 2009, 6:15 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,339
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: Land together or separate? Dilemma – impartial advise please.

Hi Mark

Its a difficult one! We came over separately, my OH came over 8 weeks before me and our two boys to start work. I stayed back to sell our house and for our eldest son to sit his exams...
Forum: Canada
Nov 15th 2009, 5:29 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,099
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: Kids and Schools

Hi

We have two boys and they started grade 8 and grade 11 in Sept 09. The little one is streaks ahead in maths and although he has covered some of the other subject areas it seems to be much the...
Forum: Canada
Aug 18th 2009, 1:11 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: Tears and Cold Feet

Hi

Its a difficult time - we had this in our last few weeks - we have 2 boys 15 & 12! Our 15 year old was sitting his standard grades and leaving his girlfriend of 18 months so we were awful...
Jul 30th 2009, 1:01 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,353
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: 2006'er - how long to wait for meds?

We waited 8 weeks - see timeline below! There was a problem with our meds though and our case was referred. All in all as a Mar '06 applicant ours took 33 months from start to finish.

Best of...
Jul 30th 2009, 12:58 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: Another WOOOHOOOOO PPR

Congratulations Tanah!!:thumbsup:

Michelle
Jul 30th 2009, 12:57 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: wwwooohhhhooo!!!!!!PPR

Congratulations Marvin family!! :thumbsup:

Michelle
Forum: Canada
Jun 30th 2009, 2:51 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,096
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: We are here

Best of luck Jim and family so glad you finally made it!:thumbsup:

Michelle
Forum: Canada
Jun 30th 2009, 2:49 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By Hollis Family

Re: Been here 2 weeks.....

Thank you for all your good wishes!

Michelle
Forum: Canada
Jun 30th 2009, 3:22 am
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By Hollis Family

Been here 2 weeks.....

Well we have arrived in Canada 2 weeks ago and what a busy time we've had so far!

Sorted out a rental, schools, SIN, registered for OHIP etc. Both of our boys have joined soccer teams - our 12...
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