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Forum: Canada
Jun 20th 2009, 5:10 am
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: Car Insurance suggestions in Calgary

We have just arrived here in Calgary (just over 4 weeks ago) and we used Johnsons who were really good (http://www.johnson.ca/root/auto/index.jspx) $1050 for my partner and I on an '05 Ford Freestyle...
Forum: Canada
Jun 20th 2009, 5:03 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,161
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: Time to start organising the meet up properly!!!

We both have jobs starting this Monday, but we're hoping that we're not working on the 28th (or the 27th as we have a party that night aswell!), so you can count us in!

Would it be possible to...
Forum: Canada
Jun 3rd 2009, 4:09 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 14,164
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: OMG Canadian Affair Luggage allowance

Sorry , perhaps I should have said. We flew with BA and there price was £490 return (which we had to book because of our visas).
Forum: Canada
Jun 3rd 2009, 2:55 am
Replies: 111
Views: 4,851
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: A Big Edmonton and Calgary Meet Up

We'd both love to come along if that's o.k? We've just arrived in Calgary on May 14th and it would be great to meet up with fellow expats for a good chinwag!! :D

Nige and Sophie.

P.S Hopefully...
Forum: Canada
Jun 2nd 2009, 4:34 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,721
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: Too many nurses in Alberta

Oh well, at least at IKEA I'll hopefully get a discount that will help with the new house. (although with no job the rent might be interesting!!!) Better get filling in my application form!!!
Forum: Canada
Jun 1st 2009, 8:28 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,751
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: Used car dealerships don't haggle?!

We've just landed in Calgary and have had both experiences with car dealers. One wouldn't budge on price, so we walked away and we eventually bought a car from another with a sticker price of $7995...
Forum: Canada
May 31st 2009, 5:22 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 14,164
Posted By Bainesy36

Smile Re: OMG Canadian Affair Luggage allowance

Hi there,

We flew BA in May. We were allowed 2 cases each plus 2 pieces of hand luggage each. The 2 cases were allowed to be 23kg each however if they were between 23-32kg (legal limit for...
Forum: Canada
May 31st 2009, 2:35 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,721
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: Too many nurses in Alberta

I can only speak for the two hospital I have been in touch with, but there is a current ban on all external applicants, be them from Alberta or not. Unless you are currently already working in the...
Forum: Canada
May 21st 2009, 3:51 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,034
Posted By Bainesy36

Shipping Companies

Hi there,

I think it is important to take into consideration other peoples experiences with shipping companies before booking yours, but I also feel that almost all the companies out there have...
Forum: Canada
May 21st 2009, 3:26 am
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: Opening a bank account on a recce

Same with us, in and out in 30mins!
Forum: Canada
May 17th 2009, 12:51 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,993
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: Nursing in Alberta

hi,

Well I passed the SEC assessment, were granted our 12 month visas and we landed two days ago. CARNA are awaiting paperwork from the NMC then they can send my registration documents then I can...
Forum: Canada
May 13th 2009, 6:46 am
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By Bainesy36

Canada here we come!

Well only one more sleep then we're flying off to our new life in Calgary.:eek: It's 6.30am and I can't sleep and am going through such a swing of emotions! Both Nige and I have been regular...
Forum: Canada
Mar 21st 2009, 11:21 am
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: Sec asseeement for nurses.

Hi there

I did mine at the beginning of feb in peadiatrics, it's not as scary as it sounds on the website! When are you doing it? What did you want to know, just ask away?


Sophie.x
Mar 20th 2009, 12:08 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: SW PR Application queries?

Many thanks for the reply Lucy. :)

I think we'll do as you've said and get the first stage of the application in ASAP before we leave. It's all getting very real now!

Any other views on the...
Mar 18th 2009, 12:32 am
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By Bainesy36

SW PR Application queries?

Hi all,

We are soon to be heading for Calgary in May of this year on our Bunac Visas hopefully, but we're looking at starting our PR application now, so that if it takes the full 12 months, it...
Forum: Canada
Mar 14th 2009, 8:09 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: wanted nursing books for canada

Hi there,

I got a CRNE prep guide with CDrom test exams, an enormous nursing A&P book, a canadian equlivant to a BNF and another specialist book for OR nursing. They cost me about £30 including...
Forum: Canada
Feb 26th 2009, 4:08 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,977
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: WHICH FOOD TREATS DO U MISS THE MOST

Yes they do, I had a packet the other day! At least I now have an excuse to stray off the diet as I won't be able to get them when we move to Canada so will stick to the diet then!!!:thumbsup:
Forum: Canada
Feb 24th 2009, 11:16 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,247
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: Nursing

Hi there,

Even with a degree in nursing degree if CARNA (their equvilant to our NMC) feel that you have any 'skill gaps' then you may be asked to do an assessment which consists of exams,...
Forum: Canada
Feb 16th 2009, 11:11 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,087
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: Hotel around Calgary for Recce

As above and our feelings were the same too. Booked as a package through Canadian Affair and for the price and it's location, couldn't argue with it. Food was also good in both bars.
Forum: Canada
Feb 15th 2009, 2:36 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,552
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: Anyone play adult Hockey (rec/beer league) in Calgary??

Hi there

I have recently taken up Ice Hockey here in North Wales and I too would be interested in playing Recreational Adult Hockey when we arrive in Calgary this Summer (fingers crossed) and was...
Forum: Canada
Feb 9th 2009, 4:34 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: The next 6 mnts will be the longest of my life!

Oooooooo how exciting, we're just trying to sort everything out so that when our 12 month working holiday visas come through we can go ASAP! :DWe are planning to be in Calgary by the 2nd week of may...
Forum: Canada
Jan 28th 2009, 9:33 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By Bainesy36

Light Hearted, but Mad - Red Bull Crashed Ice!

Got pointed in this direction from the Recreational Ice Hockey team organiser that I've just started training with!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4os2ufb5EuE

Looks right up my street! :rofl:
...
Jan 28th 2009, 9:10 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By Bainesy36

Non-Student BUNAC Reference.

I was just about to send my BUNAC application off, when I read about the reference again, which states it can't be by a personal friend. My reference is from my boss at work (who I have only known...
Forum: Canada
Jan 26th 2009, 10:17 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,408
Posted By Bainesy36

Re: Urgent Help! Telephone Interview on Thursday!

A friend of mine had a few key words relating to his profession on some paper, just to help him out if he had a mental block. He also wrote down some questions to ask at the end of the interview. ...
Forum: Canada
Jan 26th 2009, 10:08 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Bainesy36

Medicals

Thank you for the replies, it does put my mind at rest. Although I suppose it means I have to go through with it now!!! You'd think after working as Theatre nurse for nearly 5 years i'd be ok with...
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