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Forum: Canada
Mar 5th 2014, 4:18 pm
Replies: 203
Views: 20,890
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Citizenship time line

My timeline (albeit from memory):

Applied in August 2012.
Got the Discover Canada book around February 2013.
Submitted Residency Questionaire around September 2013.
Given notice of exam...
Forum: Canada
Feb 6th 2014, 5:04 pm
Replies: 203
Views: 20,890
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Citizenship time line

I phoned the CIC to ensure that my invitation to sit the exam hadn't been lost in the mail (because if they don't hear from you within 60 days, they tear up your file!)

I was reassurred that my...
Forum: Canada
Feb 4th 2014, 7:31 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Moving money

Rational FX are a good company. I used them twice almost five years ago and then a third time a few weeks back. Quick, professional and entirely trust worthy.

Gawd help me, but with exchange rates...
Forum: Canada
Feb 4th 2014, 7:26 pm
Replies: 203
Views: 20,890
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Citizenship time line

An interesting experience.... it seems that when applying for Citizenship, you can spend TOO MUCH time residing in Canada.

Since migrating here, i have been abroad for precisely 3 days.
My wife,...
Forum: Canada
Nov 6th 2013, 9:45 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,821
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Driving in Vancouver

i enjoy the 'Baby on Board' stickers; it doesn't take long to figure out in which seat the baby is sat.

one pet peeve of mine, which is something not possible in London, turn lane cheats; people...
Forum: Canada
Nov 6th 2013, 9:41 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Recruitment agencies Vancouver

Experience can get you a long way. Locals can be cautious when hiring new landed types; afterall, who knows if you will like your new home enough to stick around?

If you were skilled in your past...
Forum: Canada
Nov 5th 2013, 10:31 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Ending our rental lease early.......

speaking to the landlord / lady is the least you can do. but once you get to an agreement, get it writing!

i gained verbal confirmation that i could break the tenancy agreement 3 months premature,...
Forum: Canada
Nov 5th 2013, 10:26 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Recruitment agencies Vancouver

I find that generic web based search engines / job sites are far most likely to generate interest and results than opting for a list preferred agencies.

Just promote yourself like crazy; whore...
Forum: Canada
Nov 5th 2013, 10:16 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,821
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Driving in Vancouver

i find the vancouver driver to be equal in incompetence to the London driver, but without the suggestion of iminent road rage assault / homicide.

they seem to hesitate and dilly dally; i...
Forum: Canada
Oct 2nd 2013, 4:10 pm
Replies: 203
Views: 20,890
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Citizenship time line

how long after the exam are you notified of whether you passed or not?

do they let you know immediately?

I wonder what happens to those that fail?
instant deportation or do you just sign...
Forum: Canniversary
Sep 24th 2013, 5:33 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,604
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Vanniversary #4

Currently slumming it in Kerrisdale; paying rent to help the landlord with his Aston Martin payments.

Looking eastwards perhaps, to finally fork out on a mortgage, assuming the CIC are happy for...
Forum: Canniversary
Sep 23rd 2013, 4:02 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,604
Posted By paolosmythe

Vanniversary #4

Loving it!

Just going through the turmoil of filling out the Citizenship Application forms, for the second time, albeit for a local office.

Terror exists when thinking, 'what if they say no?'
...
Forum: Canada
Sep 13th 2011, 6:16 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: BC Road tripping

blaady car rental companies..... their best cars seem to be at airport branches, but they wont rent to you unless you are 'deplaning'!?:blink:
Forum: Canada
Sep 13th 2011, 2:33 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By paolosmythe

BC Road tripping

Hello!

We are going to rent the stereotypical Mustang and drive around BC for a week.

At the moment we are looking at probably going from Vancouver to Osoyoos and then out east as far as...
Forum: Canada
Sep 2nd 2011, 5:12 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,847
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Vancouver Riots

Game 7, on a mid week day, with free screenings, all around the down town business 'core'. and the report concludes that 'more people turned up than expected'?:blink:

everyone knew before game 1,...
Forum: Canada
Aug 30th 2011, 3:39 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Going Sarf of the Border

With all things considered..... we're gonna go elsewhere. :D Going through the visa application, fees and interview process is just too much aggro for something like a long weekend away.

I...
Forum: Canada
Aug 30th 2011, 4:30 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By paolosmythe

Going Sarf of the Border

Dear Wise and Trusted Gentle-folk.

I have a dilemma, which of course is the usual reason for my starting threads in here.

Despite the bliss that is living in Vancouver, I am hoping to prolong...
Forum: Canada
May 13th 2011, 7:04 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 13,643
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Now you live in Canada ...

hockeystreams.com (tell them i sent you)

HD Silverlight player; every ad break = 3 clicks of the flip flop button and your back to the pucky puck puck :D

bliss!
Forum: Canada
May 13th 2011, 7:02 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 13,643
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Now you live in Canada ...

Benidorm. Available online, advert free :D
Forum: Canada
May 13th 2011, 6:24 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 13,643
Posted By paolosmythe

Forum: Canada
May 13th 2011, 4:55 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: A quick legal test

the landlady is enforcing the terms of the tenancy agreement, whilst conveniently leaving out the fact that our leaving early was her idea!

so when she said "they left 3 months early and therefore...
Forum: Canada
May 13th 2011, 1:13 am
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: A quick legal test

okay... so here's the deal....

our landlady was horrible. we had reason to complain and she refused to do anything. we persisted until she complained about our complaining! in the end, the...
Forum: Canada
May 12th 2011, 7:08 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By paolosmythe

A quick legal test

I am enduring a new battle in my ongoing landlord vs tenant war.

I know what seems common sensical to me, but i admit i may be labouring under some bias; Impartial opinions are appreciated...
Forum: Canada
May 10th 2011, 5:36 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 13,643
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Now you live in Canada ...

nice try, but the down side to a busy and fulfilling life, are the bills they incur... hence the need to work.

perhaps if TV was tolerated at my office i could identify with the majority pains...
Forum: Canada
May 10th 2011, 5:31 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 13,643
Posted By paolosmythe

Re: Now you live in Canada ...

silverlight player, plus an 'on demand' resource allows me the luxury of replying: not at all!

we have the technology! :thumbup::thumbsup::thumbup::thumbsup::thumbup:
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