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Forum: Canada
Jan 30th 2021, 12:34 pm
Replies: 948
Views: 57,896
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Quarantine for COVID 19 discussions.

The way I'm looking at this is that I have a job starting in Canada and therefore we will just have to stomach whatever restrictions/hurdles they put into place. Really not so bothered abut 3 days of...
Forum: Canada
Jan 1st 2021, 9:05 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Mattress fumigation on a work permit

Yes I saw the deposit thing. No indication anywhere of how much it might be though. I'm guessing it's discretionary and therefore depends on the CBSA agent. I'm hoping that as we can prove that my...
Forum: Canada
Dec 31st 2020, 9:24 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Mattress fumigation on a work permit

Wait, we would have to pay duty?! I'm sure the stuff I've read says personal belongings are duty free for work permit holders (with exceptions on tobacco, booze etc.). Gonna have another google now....
Forum: Canada
Dec 31st 2020, 11:19 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By synaesthesia

Mattress fumigation on a work permit

Hey everyone,

I've just found out that the mattress fumigation exemption doesn't apply to people on a work permit as we don't count as settlers unless we're staying for 36 months or more. The...
Forum: Canada
Dec 23rd 2020, 8:37 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Insurance

Depends on what the host has set up - should be in your confirmation email I think. Air bnb lets the host set the refund policy. If your booking is a month or more you can't get back the first month...
Forum: Canada
Dec 21st 2020, 6:36 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Insurance

In the same boat re: flight/accommodation cancellation and other bits usually covered by travel insurance. However EU law means you are guaranteed a refund if your flight originating in the EU get...
Forum: Canada
Dec 17th 2020, 1:49 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Tax Advice

Thanks everyone!

Spoke to HMRC (this didn't even occur to me until it was suggested here :getcoat:) and I'm feeling a bit more confident I won't totally mess things up if I do them myself. Part of...
Forum: Canada
Dec 17th 2020, 1:39 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 4,527
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Keeping UK bank accounts open after moving to Canada

Currently wondering the same thing eversmannx!

For what it's worth, I will also really miss Monzo. However I was looking around a while back and found a Canadian version called Koho. Looks more or...
Forum: Canada
Nov 30th 2020, 9:35 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By synaesthesia

Tax Advice

Hi guys,

Does anyone know where I could get reliable professional tax advice from someone with knowledge of both UK and Canadian tax systems? Specifically it would be helpful for them to have good...
Nov 20th 2020, 4:49 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Work Permit processing delays

So our work permits have finally been approved after a very long wait which is extremely exciting except that on our application, even though it says approved, the only documents showing on our...
Oct 24th 2020, 10:31 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Work Permit processing delays

Thanks Souxie, but I think maybe I wasn't clear before - if all goes to plan he should have a letter of introduction for an open work permit and therefore his entry to Canada is 'discretionary'...
Oct 24th 2020, 6:09 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Work Permit processing delays

No because we already have ETAs from a (covid-cancelled) holiday we booked before I found out I got the job. When we applied in July we were hoping the borders would be open by the time we travelled...
Oct 24th 2020, 5:49 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Work Permit processing delays

Thanks both for all the info!



Yeah. The money technically comes from the European Commission but via a university in the UK who supported my funding application. So I will be employed with a...
Oct 24th 2020, 6:36 am
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Work Permit processing delays

It's a post-doctorate research job but funded (& paid) from outside Canada. I have looked into it in the past and I'm certain that it comes under 4011 - I know it's not listed but I've seen quite a...
Oct 23rd 2020, 5:28 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Work Permit processing delays

4011. I'm not sure, I couldn't find the list. My guess is probably not though.

Yeah my rational brain is telling me it will be along eventually COVID is pushing everything back but also I'm...
Oct 22nd 2020, 10:12 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By synaesthesia

Work Permit processing delays

Hey everyone,

We submitted our work permit applications online in mid July and got our biometrics done a week or two later. This is all from the UK.

The estimated processing times have been at...
Forum: Canada
Oct 6th 2020, 9:15 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Flights

So as far as I understand it, it's a standard thing pretty much all airlines have in the conditions of carriage that you must undertake the whole journey or you could be liable to pay the full price...
Forum: Canada
Oct 6th 2020, 8:48 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Flights

Thanks for your input!

I have read conflicting things about changing flights, it seems to be a grey area so I just don't want to risk it. Also double the flights, double the COVID exposure risk,...
Forum: Canada
Oct 5th 2020, 8:43 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By synaesthesia

Flights

I've been looking at flights and I'm a little stressed and confused and I was wondering if anyone could shed some light or give their personal experiences?

Context:

We (2 adults) are looking...
Forum: Canada
Sep 23rd 2020, 9:55 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Working Remotely for UK Company in Canada - Taxes?

I posted something like this not too long ago as I am in a similar-ish situation (UK university moving to Canada for two years as part of a three year funded post-doc) and would prefer to pay tax in...
Aug 13th 2020, 6:55 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Work Experience for CEC

I guess it all depends on whether the experience is the thing they value or the pay/tax. Afterall I will be living in Canada on a work permit for the Canadian university, based in an office there...
Aug 13th 2020, 6:49 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: IRCC Web Form response times/Biometrics Issue

Hey everyone,

Sorry for the double post but thought it best to update this thread in case anyone else was wondering about response times at the moment. Heard back today which would be around two...
Aug 11th 2020, 5:04 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: IRCC Web Form response times/Biometrics Issue

Thanks, good to know. Guessing that means they haven't got my partner's biometrics and presumably that's what's delaying our permits...
Aug 11th 2020, 5:03 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By synaesthesia

Re: Work Experience for CEC

Well the points I have are based on where I will be in two years (including age and work experience) so I will maybe do the thing again assuming an application now.

If I do get the points, the...
Aug 11th 2020, 12:42 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By synaesthesia

IRCC Web Form response times/Biometrics Issue

Hi everyone,

We submitted biometrics for a work permit on the 28th at the London VAC. It showed up on my profile nearly straight away but not my partner's (he's applying with me as a common-law...
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