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Jul 2nd 2021, 5:40 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 10,767
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Moving Back to UK from Canada- Any Recent Experiences?

I was fortunate enough to have travelled from the Atlantic to the Pacific, stopping at all the provinces along the way. Yes beautiful scenery outside of the big cities (from the Canadian Shield to...
Jul 1st 2021, 10:58 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By craig_hoxton

How difficult is it getting a job back in the UK?

Anyone reading this who managed to get a job back in the UK from North America: how did you manage it?

Did you apply online/via LinkedIn/via a recruiter?

How much did it cost you?

I've...
Jul 1st 2021, 10:29 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 10,767
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Moving Back to UK from Canada- Any Recent Experiences?

I've been in Toronto slightly longer than you and you seem to have experienced almost the same things that I dislike about "T'ranna".

To reinforce your points:

1. I hate the 5 months of...
Forum: Canada
Jul 1st 2021, 9:18 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 4,867
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Sacrificing paid leave for a better life?

I've been in Canada for 13 years in Toronto and spent about half that time in full-time employment for Canadian employers.

Professionalism standards are much, much lower here compared to the UK...
Jul 1st 2021, 9:02 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By craig_hoxton

Dual Nationals with TN Visa Experience?

Anyone here have experience of getting into the US on a TN Visa (NAFTA) ie. dual British-Canadian citizen? I'm eligible under a specific job title under the TN visa but wanted to hear experiences of...
Forum: Canada
Feb 27th 2020, 4:38 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 35,325
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Second Class Citizen

Hindsight is 20/20. This was a super-helpful comment.
Feb 27th 2020, 4:17 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,614
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Working abroad in IT

Have you considered IT work in Waterloo? I wouldn't recommend Toronto as i) expensive as hell to live alone and ii) IT is flooded with cheap labour from a particular part of the world, hired by...
Feb 27th 2020, 3:59 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,356
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: The Start of My Journey Home

Hello,

This was an honest, well-written post - you're not in the media by any chance?

I am in a similar position to yourself (moved to North America with partner but never managed to get the...
Forum: Canada
Nov 12th 2019, 6:55 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 35,325
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Second Class Citizen

Yes, this happened to me. Wasted 11 years here (my supposed peak earning years from my mid-30's to mid 40's) and only spent two of them in my field of work (financial media). My First World education...
Apr 2nd 2015, 5:31 am
Replies: 54
Views: 27,708
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Why did you leave Canada to move back to the UK

Seriously considering moving back. Pull up a chair and let me tell you why...

I have lived in Toronto for 6 years. Three of them were spent working minimum wage, two of them spent working in my...
Apr 2nd 2015, 4:22 am
Replies: 2
Views: 5,484
Posted By craig_hoxton

I.T. Sector Careers

Hope there are some people in the I.T Sector who can help out with this.

I'm a Brit based in Toronto, Canada and I am in the process of changing careers into I.T. I have been a video gamer for...
Forum: Jobs Wanted
Apr 2nd 2015, 4:02 am
Replies: 0
Views: 563
Posted By craig_hoxton

British Expat/Canadian Citizen available for work in Toronto

Dual British/Canadian citizen based in Toronto.

I have a 10-year background in online media (financial journalism) but I am moving across to the I.T. sector (have a couple of years of experience...
Forum: Canada
Jan 15th 2015, 5:50 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 4,918
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: UKTV in BC

I use VPN.AC - it's a VPN service that tells the Internet you're in one country when in fact you're in another. I used it on my media streaming device (a Boxee Box) to watch the Top Gear in Argentina...
Jan 15th 2015, 5:43 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 7,084
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: I so miss working in the UK

I miss the cheeky banter, going to the pub for lunch and the after work drinks (usually it was a Thursday). Also miss the higher professional standards: in the UK, when someone tells you they will do...
Jun 15th 2012, 2:43 pm
Replies: 244
Views: 14,620
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Next TO meetup: no cat herding allowed.

Will turn up for this - will be wearing my England top (that should narrow it down...)
Jan 19th 2012, 4:01 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 5,341
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Moving Canada to the UK

You've hit the nail on the head with this. Canadians just can't comprehend just how better-educated us Brits are compared to them.

My first "job" here was a volunteer at the Toronto Film Festival...
Forum: Canada
Oct 2nd 2009, 8:35 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By craig_hoxton

Free banking in Canada

Just making you guys aware that if you are about to come to Canada/already here and have a PR Card/Landed Immigrant status within the last year, you can open a FREE bank account (they call them...
Apr 13th 2009, 2:44 am
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Comedy Night

It's NIMBY attitudes like this that made me leave the UK in the first place!
Apr 6th 2009, 6:21 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By craig_hoxton

Comedy Night

A mate of mine and fellow Brit is MC'ing a comedy show this Thursday 9th April in Downtown Toronto.

It's at McVeigh's Pub on 124 Church Street (corner of Church & Richmond) and doors open upstairs...
Jan 23rd 2009, 5:51 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: Tell me what your Xbox 360 gamertag is.

Ice hockey is the easiest North American sport to play as a video game - give me the puck, I do dis...dis...dis...goal!*

I had a go at the manager mode in FIFA 2008 last summer...I was up until...
Jan 8th 2009, 5:08 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,252
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: UK Xbox 360 in NS

Finally, my XBox 360 situation is settled!

I got a new console and bought a 12-month UK Xbox Live account - and it all worked from the moment I switched on my console for the very first time!
...
Forum: Canada
Dec 20th 2008, 5:14 am
Replies: 152
Views: 48,258
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: UK Pension Transfer to Canada

Mike, MJWalker - thanks for answering my question!

That's one less worry for me!
Dec 19th 2008, 4:52 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,252
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: UK Xbox 360 in NS

OK, so you can use your UK subscription on a Canadian Xbox 360 - so I guess you play Canadian Xbox games and the achivements are registered on your UK-based profile?
Dec 19th 2008, 4:43 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,252
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: UK Xbox 360 in NS

I bought an XBox 360 512 MB memory unit in the UK and saved my purchased games and profile on that instead.

Have just bought 12 month Live subscription card and MS points card and I guess I'll...
Forum: Canada
Dec 19th 2008, 4:33 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 48,258
Posted By craig_hoxton

Re: UK Pension Transfer to Canada

I'd just like some clarification: do you have to wait five years before you can transfer a UK occupational scheme to a Canadian RSP?

Or can you transfer across any time but not touch the money...
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