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Sep 2nd 2008, 5:17 pm
Replies: 364
Views: 22,111
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Honest Advice from those returning from Canada

Moving back to your original question. You will get different answers, depending where you ask the question. In the main Canada forum, lots of people going through the process, probably asking...
Sep 2nd 2008, 4:23 pm
Replies: 364
Views: 22,111
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Honest Advice from those returning from Canada

Only the mods. can close a thread.

If you post something on here you take what you get. You'll see once you have been here a while, most threads digress off to something totally unrelated to the...
Sep 2nd 2008, 4:14 pm
Replies: 364
Views: 22,111
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Honest Advice from those returning from Canada

C'mon we gotta have some entertainment:)
Sep 2nd 2008, 3:22 pm
Replies: 364
Views: 22,111
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Honest Advice from those returning from Canada

Not wrong there!



Spelling an grammar were not a course requirement then?
I thought university courses were three or more years.
Forum: Canada
Sep 2nd 2008, 3:15 pm
Replies: 2,672
Views: 274,834
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Exchange rate

Nett rate - After Tax
Gross - Before tax

If 7.5% is paid nett and as a non tax payer you get gross, then the effective rate is quite a lot higher than 7.5%. Might want to check this our for...
Forum: Canada
Sep 2nd 2008, 2:55 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,873
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: dont apply for pr unless you are 110% sure

Unless they have job offers, there is not a lot of point putting in a PR application at present anyway as it may never get processed.
Forum: Canada
Sep 2nd 2008, 2:51 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,030
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: BC drivers license

You would likely be able to be covered under another drivers insurance. The cost and any conditions would depend on your age and experience as a driver (how long you have had a license and possibly...
Forum: Canada
Sep 2nd 2008, 2:49 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,723
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Redundancy and its implications

If you have paid tax on the money in the UK, you can claim a foreign tax credit on you Canadian return, so you don't pay it twice. If the Canadian tax is higher than the UK tax, you pay the...
Sep 2nd 2008, 2:47 am
Replies: 364
Views: 22,111
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Honest Advice from those returning from Canada

Well it seems it is a Middle East company buying Manchester City FC (not Manchester City), from another Eastern owner.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/m/man_city/7591735.stm
Sep 2nd 2008, 2:42 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,857
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Irreverent thread for Bazzz

We're waiting to find out, with bated breath.
Sep 2nd 2008, 2:10 am
Replies: 364
Views: 22,111
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Honest Advice from those returning from Canada

Get the expats Telegraph everyday and BBC World News. However if you consider Manchester, boozing, curry fairgrounds and sheks important in the world, then I'll pass thanks. Why would a sheik want to...
Sep 2nd 2008, 2:04 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,857
Posted By Surrey Expat

Talking Irreverent thread for Bazzz

Having been accused of making irrelevant posts today and in honour of our departed cohort, bazzz, thought perhaps we should have an irreverent thread. So anything you have to say that is irrelevant...
Sep 2nd 2008, 1:57 am
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Recommendations for visiting Victoria for the day

Fly at least one way, it's pretty from the air. If you want a ride give send me a PM.
Sep 2nd 2008, 1:45 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Toilet problems

Check the connection at the top of the cistern and the ball cock, if this is split there may not be enough pressure to shut off the water flow. Also check the flapper at the bottom of the tank, if...
Sep 2nd 2008, 12:54 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,804
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Has Bazzz gone?

Perhaps we need a bring back bazzz campaign?
Sep 2nd 2008, 12:46 am
Replies: 364
Views: 22,111
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Honest Advice from those returning from Canada

http://www.reelmovienews.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/lgfp1322100-authentic-ogre-shrek-2-poster.jpg
We'll be sure to watch out for him. He's going to be hard to miss.
Sep 2nd 2008, 12:42 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,804
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Has Bazzz gone?

So was this a voluntary departure?
Forum: Canada
Sep 2nd 2008, 12:40 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Health care in BC

I would think it unlikely many people with chronic conditions would be getting in?

For a family of four we spent less than $400 on medications this past year (hopefully that trend continues). Most...
Sep 2nd 2008, 12:32 am
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Recommendations for visiting Victoria for the day

When we came over on vacation we did it for a day and it was quite enjoyable, albeit a long day. Catch the early morning boat, say 0700, this is the spirit class. Go to the restaurant at the front...
Forum: Canada
Sep 2nd 2008, 12:24 am
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: How to take taxes back?

Verbatim from CRA website. Now of course a lot depends on what you tell them, however falsely signing a declaration is not a good idea.
Forum: Canada
Sep 1st 2008, 10:25 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,723
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Redundancy and its implications

Until an accountant knows your full circumstances it would all be speculation. Once you are deemed a tax resident you have a legal obligation to declare world income. If they find out about it they...
Forum: Canada
Sep 1st 2008, 10:18 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Health care in BC

Don't be so childish.
Forum: Canada
Sep 1st 2008, 9:51 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,723
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Redundancy and its implications

You should talk to an accountant in Canada. Payments such as these are taxable in Canada.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tp/it365r2/it365r2-e.txt

Section 14.
Forum: Canada
Sep 1st 2008, 6:22 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Health care in BC

Up to 30 days, which I would say is quite significant if you happen to not have any other coverage and are taken ill. Timing your arrival can save a wait of several weeks for MSP coverage.



We...
Forum: Canada
Sep 1st 2008, 6:02 pm
Replies: 2,672
Views: 274,834
Posted By Surrey Expat

Re: Exchange rate

You will also have to deal with currency gain (or loss) on any interest earned then converted to CDN$. Tax is due on interest paid as well as any gain (or offset as a loss) on the currency at the...
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