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Forum: Canniversary
Jul 25th 2012, 3:01 am
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By bzriddell

Our Third Canniversary

Our third Canniversary yeehaw!

The past year has been easier: better job, more responsibility, the garden is resembling an 'english garden' with roses and flowers, not forgetting the apples,...
Forum: Canniversary
Jul 25th 2011, 2:16 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,566
Posted By bzriddell

Second Year in Calgary!

A second year has flown by, literally. Haven't posted much over the past year been a little busy with a new job, new house and garden, and enjoying life in this new country.
Survived the long...
Forum: Canniversary
Jul 28th 2010, 8:45 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,741
Posted By bzriddell

Re: 365 days ... just flew by!

Well said ..... and talking everything through with the better half works wonders and it can bring a smile to your face!
Forum: Canniversary
Jul 24th 2010, 3:46 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,741
Posted By bzriddell

365 days ... just flew by!

As we sit on our sun soaked deck in NW Calgary it is hard to imagine where the last year has gone to. Like many before us there have been many highs and the low for us was finding jobs We were...
Forum: Canada
Apr 12th 2010, 1:58 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By bzriddell

Re: educational credential assessment

I found that there is no equivalency of qualifications: I hold a B.A plus a Masters (and a PGCE and the NPQH for teaching) and I have found that unless the qualifications are from Canadian...
Forum: Canada
Apr 11th 2010, 9:51 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By bzriddell

Re: educational credential assessment

As a UK Secondary teacher with similar qualifications I went through the IQAS and the Alberta Teachers Association. The ATA were are more concerned with my O and A Levels.

You can apply to IQAS...
Forum: Canada
Jan 9th 2010, 10:01 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By bzriddell

Re: Candles - are they allowed!!???!

We were not allowed to bring any candles for reasons of safety. Heat and containers were cited - anyway you can buy them here!
Dec 8th 2009, 10:21 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 1,955
Posted By bzriddell

Re: Car insurance

Try Canadian Direct they will take into account UK driving record
Dec 2nd 2009, 12:56 am
Nov 28th 2009, 10:38 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,588
Posted By bzriddell

Re: Canadian Equivalent Qualifications

Odd isn't it but that's what they ask to see - the qualifications I gained at age 16 and 18 in the UK. WHY?
Nov 28th 2009, 9:31 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,588
Posted By bzriddell

Re: Canadian Equivalent Qualifications

YES: IQAS and any other professional accreditation you can get. Some on this forum talk about 'equivalencies' but when you're here you will find the qualifications accepted must be from Canadian...
Forum: Canada
Nov 21st 2009, 9:49 pm
Replies: 213
Views: 18,530
Posted By bzriddell

Re: Coming to Canada - dream over?

I sympathize and agree, we landed in July this year. I have applied for so many jobs that I have lost count. We decided that we would accept jobs that were very different from those we did in the UK....
Forum: Canada
Oct 30th 2009, 9:49 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By bzriddell

Re: Cost of shipping containers?????

Don't forget to add the marine insurance and the insurance for mould etc. It soon mounts up!
We used Robinsons (Morecambe to Calgary) and have a 20 foot container.
Forum: Canada
Oct 27th 2009, 7:44 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,941
Posted By bzriddell

Re: Thomas Cook or Monarch?

We flew to Calgary with Thomas Cook, upgraded to their premium economy with extra baggage. They didn't charge me extra for being over the weight limit with my bags either. 'm not a fan of charte...
Oct 22nd 2009, 1:48 am
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By bzriddell

Re: PR Card advise

Go onto teh cic website and there is a telephone number there. My OH didn't arrive, we called turns out the photograph used on the landing papers had been cut off too close to the top of his head in...
Forum: Canada
Oct 21st 2009, 6:03 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 6,691
Posted By bzriddell

Re: Evaluation of UK qualifications

On arrival in Canada I didn't think to have have my qualifications evaluated, but three months on - yes it is worth it. I used IQAS (cic website). It does cost though.
I found in applications for...
Forum: Canada
Oct 21st 2009, 3:02 am
Oct 21st 2009, 2:40 am
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By bzriddell

Re: Mortgage rates

Hace you tried TD Bank?
Forum: Canada
Oct 21st 2009, 2:39 am
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By bzriddell

Re: Guidance on Resumes for the Higher Education Sector in Canada

Hi

Firstly, get your Resume in order
Secondly, I'd also check if you need to be certified to teach for example in Alberta there is a the Alberta Teachers Association other provinces have...
Forum: Canada
Oct 11th 2009, 8:52 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 13,441
Posted By bzriddell

Re: GB Pound Vs CAD Dollar - HOW LOW CAN IT GO?

I was always informed that there is no capital gains tax on monies brought over from the UK once you have landed. No one in their right mind will be exchanging now at 1.65. Having sold a house in...
Oct 11th 2009, 8:46 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,622
Posted By bzriddell

Re: PR Card Getting Delayed

We landed on July 24th. in Calgary. I received my PR card at the end of September but my OH did not. At the airport there was an issue with his photograph, we did supply another. Anyway he...
Forum: Canada
Sep 24th 2009, 12:47 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By bzriddell

Re: Nelson and surrounding areas?

This part of the West Kootenays is well known for its 'special farms' often in the nearby hills of Nelson. The product can often be relaxing and you dont have to inhale!!!
Forum: Canada
Sep 15th 2009, 1:58 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,879
Posted By bzriddell

Re: Thomas Cook Baggage Allowance

Sorry!! We sent 3 large boxes with Parcelforce, took only 6 days door to door
Forum: Canada
Sep 15th 2009, 1:23 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,879
Posted By bzriddell

Forum: Canniversary
Aug 31st 2009, 5:12 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By bzriddell

Re: One year on...

Congratulations
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