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Forum: Canada
Nov 10th 2020, 9:12 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Can I use DC24v 5A in Canada with just an adapter?

A quick search for "output 24v dc 5a" on amazon.ca returns a few power adapters that take 110V input and convert it to 24V DC 5Amp output. I would think that would be suitable - the next question is...
Forum: Canada
Oct 8th 2020, 9:18 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,391
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: The finances of moving...

I know :-) It was tongue-in-cheek, I just had to smile at the tarnishing of all immigration consultants with the same dirty brush :-)
Forum: Canada
Oct 8th 2020, 4:50 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,391
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: The finances of moving...

I can hear the steam coming out of Christmasoompa's ears from here...
Forum: Canada
Sep 22nd 2020, 4:27 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By Bucks_Family

re: Pet Export

We used Air Transat to fly our two dogs over from Manchester to Calgary in 2013, in the hold of the same flight we were on. $275 per dog. The check-in and handling staff were excellent, everything...
Forum: Canada
May 22nd 2020, 7:59 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,187
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Life as a new Canadian

No problem, happy to help.
Chris.
Forum: Canada
May 20th 2020, 6:29 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,187
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Life as a new Canadian

We might be able to give you a little insight, and the benefit of our experience. We moved over in 2013, we live in Airdrie, just north of Calgary, and we brought two dogs (and two children) with us....
Forum: Canada
Apr 8th 2020, 10:37 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 4,296
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Budgeting for Canada

Nakiska is a great hill to learn on, so ideal for your kids when the time comes. I know it becomes a bit limited for more expert skiers after a few visits, but they can pay for the premium challenges...
Forum: Canada
Apr 8th 2020, 9:12 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 4,296
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Budgeting for Canada

Why rush into the acreage plan? If you're happy to rent in a town for a year, as you've said then why not three years or five years? Both kids will be in school in six years so maybe your wife gets a...
Forum: Canada
Mar 6th 2020, 4:33 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 5,323
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Coronavirus - Our imminent move

^^^ This.
I wouldn't be worrying about it unless I was in a high risk group - are you or any of your immediate family in such a group (elderly, very young, pre-existing respiratory health...
Forum: Canada
Feb 28th 2020, 8:03 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 5,246
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: How to: renew your UK passport from Canada

Having also done this recently, I'll chip in with the bits that were slightly different for me:
Photo - I took my own photo using my phone against the projector screen I have in my basement. Was...
Forum: Canada
Feb 20th 2020, 5:36 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Taking pets on Air Transat - procedures on the day

Thank you for clarifying that! Our boy would have had to go on a diet and have a haircut to make the weight if those rules were in place in 2013 :-)
Forum: Canada
Feb 20th 2020, 4:17 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Taking pets on Air Transat - procedures on the day

Things *might* have changed with Air Transat and weight limits since we flew our dogs over in 2013, but one of ours was an Airedale weighing 23kg, in a large crate. The combined weight was well over...
Forum: Canada
Feb 19th 2020, 4:51 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,735
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Passport Renewal

Quick update to close my story out - DHL delivered my passport yesterday, a day earlier than estimated. So, from HMPO signing for the delivery of my old passport (Monday 10th Feb) to me having my new...
Forum: Canada
Feb 17th 2020, 8:44 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,735
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Passport Renewal

It looks like the use DX for delivery within the UK & ROI. International deliveries, or at least ones like mine to Canada, appear to be handled by DHL. I've heard of them, and my new passport should...
Forum: Canada
Feb 14th 2020, 3:45 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,735
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Passport Renewal

Oh I'm sure that their percentage of lost or delayed mail is well within what they claim to be acceptable limits, given the number of items they handle daily.


But we're not talking about where...
Forum: Canada
Feb 13th 2020, 9:43 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,735
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Passport Renewal

I've just applied to renew my UK passport using their online service. I took my own photo on my phone and uploaded that.
That part of the process was fine, the biggest headache I've had was caused...
Forum: Canada
Oct 17th 2019, 6:06 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 5,628
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Living Alberta - small towns, Calgary neighbourhoods and commuting

It's not really much of a hot topic here yet, and I think Rocky View County would have something to say about that - there's a good five or six km of Rocky View County to go through before we hit the...
Forum: Canada
Oct 17th 2019, 5:00 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 5,628
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Living Alberta - small towns, Calgary neighbourhoods and commuting

Any municipality in Alberta with a population greater than 10,000 can apply for city status. We're in Airdrie, the population growth rate is high - the 2019 census reported a population of 70,000; it...
Forum: Canada
May 16th 2019, 12:53 am
Replies: 48
Views: 6,231
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Calgary questions

Well put. That's what I was trying to get at. Plus I've taken my FWD veloster, with winter tires, to Nakiska for the day. 8" of snow fell during the day, and I had to spend 30 minutes digging it out,...
Forum: Canada
May 15th 2019, 6:08 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,231
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Calgary questions

But you guys are experienced, seasoned campaigners, I might be able to cope now without 4WD after 5 winters, but during my first couple of years, I enjoyed the comfort of knowing it was there when...
Forum: Canada
May 15th 2019, 4:30 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,231
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Calgary questions

I'd agree with most of what pumbers said, having lived in Airdrie for five years, but just for the sake of balance and relating other experiences - we couldn't afford the suggested multiple trips in...
Forum: Canada
May 15th 2019, 4:15 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Transporting Our Dog to Calgary (From London Heathrow/Gatwick)

We brought our two dogs over in August 2013, but from Manchester rather than LGW, to Calgary. We used Air Transat, it cost $275 (yes, CAD, not even pounds) per dog to fly them on the same plane as...
May 6th 2019, 4:40 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,578
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Parent Sponsorship - Canada

Hi Jak,
You do not need to supply your father's Birth certificate.
You only need your own (sponsor's) Birth certificate to show that you are related.

It says in the supporting documents check...
May 4th 2019, 9:43 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,578
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Parent Sponsorship - Canada

1/ I have included in my form only 2015, 2016 and 2017 work history and the total amount for these 3 years.
2/ Not sure if I understood this one. Does he have any passport?
May 2nd 2019, 4:41 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,578
Posted By Bucks_Family

Re: Parent Sponsorship - Canada

Yes, we were lucky to get a lottery spot. The whole process was pretty quick last year.
Passport request to get visa stamped came in October (same year).
My mother landed already as a PR in...
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