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Forum: Canada
Sep 17th 2012, 12:51 am
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By stepnek

Re: Tax on inheritance

Thank you very much for this helpful information. I really appreciate your help.
Forum: Canada
Sep 16th 2012, 10:53 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By stepnek

Tax on inheritance

Hi everyone,

I'm going to recieve a fairly modest amount of money from an inheritance due sadly to a death in the family back in England. I'm a little unsure of the tax implications with regard to...
Forum: Canada
Mar 14th 2012, 3:18 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,085
Posted By stepnek

Re: Autistic kids and Ontario schools

Our problem has always been to try and find something that motivates him. Something that he regards as a loss or a reward. It's almost as if he sees what we are trying to do and decides to be no part...
Forum: Canada
Mar 13th 2012, 11:51 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 4,085
Posted By stepnek

Re: Autistic kids and Ontario schools

Thank you for your experience with regard to the toilet issue. It was interesting to read and definitely gives us something to work with. As big a challenge as it is!

We like his school very much...
Forum: Canada
Mar 13th 2012, 9:14 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 4,085
Posted By stepnek

Re: Autistic kids and Ontario schools

I've become an infrequent visitor to these forums but thought that I would add a comment to this subject.

We have a seven year old son who is quite severely autistic. He has no speech and is...
Forum: Canada
Feb 21st 2011, 2:17 pm
Replies: 208
Views: 23,242
Posted By stepnek

Re: I'm going home, i've done my time!!

My worst fears dbd33. Somehow dealing with all the issues that we have now with our son when he grows lot bigger. We see some of the progress that he has made and selfishly hope that it continues so...
Forum: Canada
Feb 20th 2011, 4:37 am
Replies: 208
Views: 23,242
Posted By stepnek

Re: I'm going home, i've done my time!!

While we still have lots of challenges and difficulties the most pleasant thing for us was to find that our little boy settled in school so quickly. I couldn't see ahead of time how he would cope...
Forum: Canada
Feb 20th 2011, 12:57 am
Replies: 208
Views: 23,242
Posted By stepnek

Re: I'm going home, i've done my time!!

Our lad has been attending the local elementary school since September 2009. The first year was three and two days a week but since last September he has been attending full time.

He has...
Forum: Canada
Feb 19th 2011, 2:08 am
Replies: 208
Views: 23,242
Posted By stepnek

Re: I'm going home, i've done my time!!

Thank you. And we extend our best wishes back to you.
Forum: Canada
Feb 19th 2011, 1:40 am
Replies: 208
Views: 23,242
Posted By stepnek

Re: I'm going home, i've done my time!!

This has been an interesting thread because we have a 6 year old autistic son. He is severely affected.

We love him dearly but there is nothing wonderful about his condition and nothing to...
Forum: Canada
Dec 2nd 2010, 11:26 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,890
Posted By stepnek

Re: insurance with 2 demerit points and car accident

Our first insurance quote in 2004 after we arrived was around $7000. We contacted a broker who got us something at around $2000 and six years later we are paying around $1100 so our experience has...
Jun 25th 2010, 3:57 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 262,413
Posted By stepnek

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

Thank you.

I applied along with my daughter and half way through the process she moved to Edmonton. She had her test about two months ago and I thought that she was going to beat me to it. But...
Jun 25th 2010, 3:55 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 262,413
Posted By stepnek

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

Thanks Ann. And you know what? I didn't hear that word mentioned once in the ceremony. I was very disappointed!

As an aside it was quite fascinating to hear the judge mention that the 60...
Jun 25th 2010, 2:13 am
Replies: 1,167
Views: 262,413
Posted By stepnek

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

I took my test this morning and had the ceremony this afternoon in Ottawa. So nice to have it all wrapped up on the same day.

I must say that I'm feeling all rather pleased with myself this...
Forum: Canada
Jun 21st 2010, 3:21 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 10,306
Posted By stepnek

Re: The Difference?

I think that sums it up perfectly. Nothing more to add.
Jun 8th 2010, 2:42 am
Replies: 1,167
Views: 262,413
Posted By stepnek

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

I have my appointment to do take the test on the 24th June in Ottawa. I applied in December 2008 and the application was acknowledged in May 2009 if I recall correctly. It all seems so long ago.
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2010, 4:23 am
Replies: 59
Views: 3,955
Posted By stepnek

Re: Dentist visit

Well exactly. I know there might be difficulties with getting an NHS Dentist these days but I kept regular dentist appointments until I moved to Canada when I found that due to a lack of benefits in...
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2010, 4:13 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,342
Posted By stepnek

Re: I need a simple, free bank account

When we first got here in 2004 we banked with the Bank of Montreal but having moved from the UK I found it hard to start paying charges including paying for a cheque book.

We swiftly moved to PC...
May 20th 2010, 3:10 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,476
Posted By stepnek

Re: Talking to hubby tonight!!!

It's taken me nearly six years to feel settled in Canada and at the three year mark I was still desperately pining for England. I don't know why I feel more settled now. It just kind of crept up on...
Forum: Canada
May 7th 2010, 3:43 am
Replies: 133
Views: 13,598
Posted By stepnek

Re: Would you do it all again?

Reasonably happy here now but it's taken a long time. Would I do it all again? Most certainly not! Might even move back one day. We'll see.
Forum: Canada
May 3rd 2010, 11:11 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Posted By stepnek

Re: The benefit of puting my 15year son in a canadian scoool now or waiting?

My daughter was aged 14 when we moved here and settled into school wonderfully. She much preferred it to the school she'd been attending in the UK.
Forum: Canada
May 3rd 2010, 2:06 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,403
Posted By stepnek

Re: Teenage son now having doubts

We moved over to Canada in 2004 with my three teenage daughters. The end result has been that two have moved over to Edmonton, Alberta and the other has moved back to England. So they are all a long,...
Forum: Canada
Apr 29th 2010, 6:10 pm
Replies: 402
Views: 35,111
Posted By stepnek

Re: Love Canada, not sure about the people

It's taken me absolutely ages to settle in Canada and during that time I haven't found it difficult to be critical of things over here. It justified me wanting (or half-wanting depending on my mood)...
Forum: Canada
Apr 22nd 2010, 4:01 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,537
Posted By stepnek

Re: Schooling a child with Asperger's in Vancouver

Whilst appreciating that the OP's concern focused on BC I'd just like to mention that our 6 year old autistic son is now attending main stream school here in Ontario.

It's been a steep learning...
Forum: Canada
Mar 17th 2010, 12:33 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By stepnek

Re: How long before citizenship

I arrived in September 2004 and left it until December 2008 to apply. It's now March 2010 and I'm still waiting as apparently my application is still in progress.

My British passport is about to...
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