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Forum: Canniversary
Sep 28th 2020, 7:48 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: 2.5 years around Calgary

Hi Paul,

After 4 or so months we were talking about moving province or maybe going back to the UK because of the issues you listed. Knowing someone is the difficult part when you're new to a...
Forum: Canada
Aug 14th 2020, 10:36 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,501
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Any truth to this blog post?

A lot of actual Canadians do lease their cars, that is true but is it required - no. A lot of Canadians are absolutely up to the eyeballs in debt trying to keep up with the Joneses too, 30ft...
Forum: Canniversary
Aug 8th 2020, 10:36 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: 2.5 years around Calgary

Thank you for supplying the letter, really appreciate it! I'll get in touch with the engineering council and see if I can get something similar. Fingers crossed!
Forum: Canniversary
Aug 6th 2020, 3:31 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: 2.5 years around Calgary

Hi noncommittal, I applied for membership through the regular APEGA route; having WES do the indepth review of my qualifications and write what my experience was with references for 11 years of...
Forum: Canada
Aug 4th 2020, 5:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Qualifications transferable?

The short answer is no, you must be a registered nurse to work as one in Canada.

The long answer: Your qualifications and experience will gain you entry to the Express Entry skilled worker route...
Forum: Canniversary
Aug 4th 2020, 4:40 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: 2.5 years around Calgary

Ha thank you, Eddie is a good looking boy!



That is my hope, a cautionary but optimistic story. It's a big move and easy to underestimate!



We felt it was a novelty and pretty funny being...
Forum: Canniversary
Jul 31st 2020, 4:58 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By Shakyuk

2.5 years around Calgary

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I haven't been around much since moving to Canada, life was busy...
Forum: Canada
Jul 31st 2020, 3:59 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,588
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: How many years credit before buying house?

I bought a house 1 year ago in Canada after 1 year working here with 10% down payment. I could have put 5% down but chose not too. I supplied by UK credit scores and they were accepted, my girlfriend...
Forum: Canada
Dec 24th 2018, 2:48 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Expat Mortgages

Hi, thank you for the reply. It's still on the regular mortgage I had before I left the UK, I need to change to a buy to let mortgage though as it's on a residential at the moment.

It does seem...
Forum: Canada
Dec 18th 2018, 2:34 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By Shakyuk

Expat Mortgages

Hi, my house in the UK is currently let out and the mortgage is up for renewal. Can anyone recommend a broker who looks at buy to let mortgages for expats?

Thank you!
Forum: Canada
Oct 24th 2018, 5:33 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,001
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Moving to Red Deer from England - Help

Sorry to read that Piff Poff, it's sad things have gone that way. Hopefully a change of government or policies will encourage more investment in Canada and Alberta specifically and so these economic...
Forum: Canada
Oct 18th 2018, 3:10 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,849
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Hubby needs help finding a job. What's going wrong?

6-8 years is a hell of a lot of determination and hats off to you, you got there and hats off to your husband for really stepping down. It shows that if you stick at it you can get there, but in the...
Forum: Canada
Oct 18th 2018, 3:01 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Life and finding work in Calgary vs Vancouver?

With a name like Snowy I now know where the snow came from. We did get a big dump of snow but it calmed down pretty quickly, weather has been nice this past week. Forecast is nice for the coming...
Forum: Canada
Oct 18th 2018, 2:48 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,897
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Just go laid off for no reason

RBC have been recruiting heavily in Calgary in recent months, I know a few accountants from various countries who have had interviews (all of them recent immigrants).
Forum: Canada
Oct 13th 2018, 4:14 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Life and finding work in Calgary vs Vancouver?

I'd say Vancouver definitely has the easier job market at the moment, I know a few people who left Calgary and moved there for their first Canadian jobs because they couldn't find work in Calgary. It...
Forum: Canada
Oct 13th 2018, 3:47 am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,849
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Hubby needs help finding a job. What's going wrong?

I would advise your husband would look at all areas around his field. Even if it's a sideways step. What other skills does he have that are marketable?

I say this because I'm an engineer by trade,...
Forum: Canada
Oct 11th 2018, 6:38 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Buying a house

Thank you guys. I've got a job working at the City and my girlfriend has a job working at a care home whilst she does a bridging program to get registered as a nurse. I'll probably get the ball...
Forum: Canada
Oct 10th 2018, 8:21 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Buying a house

Thank you for the replies.

I am concerned that they'll disregard the rental income from the UK property and just use it as a liability, I read that somewhere but was hoping someone may have...
Forum: Canada
Oct 9th 2018, 5:21 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By Shakyuk

Buying a house

Hello British Expats.

I'm thinking I'll buy a house in Canada next year but I still have a house in the UK which is being rented out. Does anyone know how this will affect my ability to obtain a...
Forum: Canada
Oct 9th 2018, 4:07 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Unskilled work - Calgary

The employment market in Calgary is still tough, I have a friend who had 2 interviews for a seasonal waitress position. Pretty ridiculous!
It took me 6 months to get a job, I have a MSc, BSc, ND and...
Forum: Canada
Apr 17th 2018, 10:17 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,795
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Calgary or Winnipeg

Thank you guys, I can't wait to start now. I'm not used to all this free time!
Forum: Canada
Apr 16th 2018, 11:27 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,795
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Calgary or Winnipeg

Thank you man! Over 100 applications but only 1 call and that was purely because I had two recommendations! Tough market!

Got a job now doing something I think I'll really enjoy too so hopefully...
Forum: Canada
Apr 16th 2018, 7:26 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Irving Shipbuilding

That was really interesting, I had no idea just how big and powerful the company is.
Forum: Canada
Apr 16th 2018, 7:16 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,795
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Calgary or Winnipeg

I have a friends who live in Okotoks and i've been down there. It's a very nice town and growing fast. They moved there so when their kids are school age they can both walk to elementary and high...
Mar 25th 2018, 12:52 am
Replies: 221
Views: 16,786
Posted By Shakyuk

Re: Movies - 2018 Strikes Back

When I read about this, I thought it would be a 5th Element style thing; weird but very cool.

Then I seen the trailer and thought my god that looks bad!
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