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Forum: Canniversary
Sep 5th 2012, 5:06 am
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Re: Year 1 and having fun

I'm sure it will. Good luck to the kids in their new school. If they are happy then the parents are allowed to be happy :-)
Forum: Canniversary
Sep 3rd 2012, 4:11 am
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Year 1 and having fun

Well that's almost a year now we've been here in Vancouver (or South Surrey/White Rock area to be more precise). Myself and my wife both found work reasonably quickly and the kids (12 yrs and 10 yrs)...
Forum: Canada
Mar 24th 2012, 4:05 am
Forum: Canada
Mar 23rd 2012, 6:52 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Re: Expense of Move to Canada (as new PR) - Tax Deductible?

For every rule there's an exception. As I said, it's tax and it's taxing.
The whole reason I asked in the first place was because a family friend said, keep yer receipts - you can claim it. Just...
Forum: Canada
Mar 23rd 2012, 5:55 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Re: Expense of Move to Canada (as new PR) - Tax Deductible?

Thanks Mike. Just wanted to check before I expended more effort on it.
Forum: Canada
Mar 23rd 2012, 5:02 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Expense of Move to Canada (as new PR) - Tax Deductible?

Are the costs associated with applying for PR and/or the costs associated with moving and settling in Canada (British Columbia in our case) from the UK relevant for our first Canadian Tax return i.e....
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2011, 11:18 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 48,820
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Re: In Canada - where to buy voltage converter?

Thanks to everyone who replied. We sold a bunch of stuff before we moved, but still want to power a UK midi system and a desktop PC.

Interestingly digital radio alarm clocks went do-lally -...
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2011, 5:10 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 48,820
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Re: In Canada - where to buy voltage converter?

Thanks Oakvillian.

Could you describe the make and model you went for or direct me to a current (no pun intended ;) ) equivalent. Not sure what these things look like.

Thanks if you are able to.
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2011, 5:08 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 48,820
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Re: In Canada - where to buy voltage converter?

Yes for use with a few UK appliances. I believe I'm looking for something that steps up from 110v to 220v.

Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2011, 7:27 am
Replies: 18
Views: 48,820
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

In Canada - where to buy voltage converter?

I'm in Vancouver with a few items that need a voltage converter.

Where can I buy a voltage converter locally?

Future Shop, Canadian Tire, Walmart ???

Any hints/tips gratefully received.
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Sep 17th 2011, 8:59 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Re: At last the day has come - LANDING TODAY!

Thanks for all the warm wishes.

Managed to get here and into our short-term rental before I started feeling really unwell. After 3 days in bed with fever, I'm now slowing coming back into the land...
Sep 14th 2011, 7:32 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

At last the day has come - LANDING TODAY!

2 years after we started the immigration process, the day we've been dreaming of is finally here. We are sitting at Glasgow Airport waiting for our ONE WAY flight to Vancouver.

Thanks to everyone...
Forum: Canada
Aug 19th 2011, 9:22 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Re: Keeping PEPs, ISAs & Endowment Policies going

Thanks both.

The ISA are from years back and I haven't added to them over the years - even though I probably should have. The PEP gets and extra £70 invested each month and I assume I can continue...
Forum: Canada
Aug 17th 2011, 7:54 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Keeping PEPs, ISAs & Endowment Policies going

Met with our financial advisor a couple of months ago.

Only advice was to swap my wife's poorly performing ISA from some years back to another which he felt had a better track record.

In...
Aug 10th 2011, 12:01 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,014
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Re: Proof of Funds - when landing

Essentially this is my question - how up to date does the proof have to be?
Day before, week before, month before. As soon as I start moving money around (and I've missed the boat today due to an...
Aug 9th 2011, 9:24 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,014
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Proof of Funds - when landing

Proof of funds for application was provided by a screen print of my on-line bank account.

Is the same acceptable for Proof of Funds on landing?

How current does it need to be?
(I've printed...
Forum: Canada
Jul 27th 2011, 8:51 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Re: Shipping - anyone used these guys?

Many thanks both. I've made up my mind - I'm not using Anglo Pacific.

Cheers.

:fingerscrossed:
Forum: Canada
Jul 27th 2011, 10:23 am
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Shipping - anyone used these guys?

Hi,

I have lined up appointments with Anglo Pacific, Britannia and Pickfords, but a contact of mine in Vancouver, who used to be in the biz suggested using either Clark and Rose or Shore Porters....
Jul 26th 2011, 5:04 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,782
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Re: Coming back into Canada as a landed resident without a PR card and single air tic

Forgive my ignorance, but when and how do you get the COPR. We collect our passports this Thrs.
Jul 26th 2011, 4:40 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,782
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Re: Coming back into Canada as a landed resident without a PR card and single air tic

Just read this thread and thought I'd ask a semi-related question.

This thread is about landed perm residents returning without the PR card.

My question is a rhetorical one - I think : When...
Forum: Canada
Jul 21st 2011, 5:19 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Re: Finances in general & keeping a UK Credit Card after moving to Canada

Thanks. The house has been valued and listed and has a number of interested parties. My money is on it selling before we go, but the transaction completing after we've moved. We don't want to hang...
Forum: Canada
Jul 21st 2011, 4:31 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Re: Finances in general & keeping a UK Credit Card after moving to Canada

ANother quick question, as you've made me think here -

Scenario 1) - we move without our house sale having concluded.

Scenario 2) - we move and our house sale has gone through and we've...
Forum: Canada
Jul 21st 2011, 2:24 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By Tiger_Quimpo

Re: Finances in general & keeping a UK Credit Card after moving to Canada

Thanks. Good to know they don't object to non-UK residents keeping the card/account.
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