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Forum: Canada
Apr 20th 2007, 2:38 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By skigordi

Re: Email Transfer

We cancelled our BT broadband when we left 2 years ago but continue to pay 1.50UKP per month for our email addresses. Although a lot of ISPs will stop you using Outlook etc if you are not on their...
Apr 12th 2007, 2:24 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,884
Posted By skigordi

Re: Timeline for Skilled Workers with Job Offer

We came on a work permit through and intra company transfer and my company conformed in writing they would make the role permanent. Our timeline was
AOR London 13 Feb 2006
Request for updated...
Forum: Canada
Apr 12th 2007, 2:16 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By skigordi

Re: renting with pets

We came a couple of years ago and rented for a year with a dog (German Shepherd) Although there were a number of places that wouldn't take him , most were open to negotiation and I think we committed...
Forum: Canada
Apr 4th 2007, 4:21 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By skigordi

Re: Georgina, Keswick, York County - views?

Yep...now I remember why I gave up on this forum!

Good luck to the newcomers....check it out for yourself and you'll be pleasantly surprised
Forum: Canada
Apr 4th 2007, 4:01 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By skigordi

Re: Georgina, Keswick, York County - views?

I wouldn't pay too much attention to dbd...yes we have the bugs but just like everyone else. The winters are cold and wet and the summers are dry and apart from the current season I haven't noticed...
Forum: Canada
Apr 4th 2007, 3:36 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By skigordi

Re: Georgina, Keswick, York County - views?

We live in northern York Region (Aurora) and I would say we have all the access and facilities you need. There are still a lot of nice areas although the growth is very fast and in some areas...
Mar 1st 2007, 3:36 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By skigordi

Re: We applied through London

Yes, we have lived here in Ontario for 2 years. Applied from here but applied to London as opposed to Buffalo in the hope we would get fast tracked.
Feb 28th 2007, 2:27 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By skigordi

Re: PR with AEO. How long? Anyone done this recently?

We are here on a work permit after an intracompany transfer and just received our passport requests more or less exactly a year after applying for PR. We applied through London and they confirmed...
Jan 16th 2007, 7:55 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By skigordi

Re: Study permit for elementary school

We came to Ontario 2 years ago on WPs (from Bedfordshire funny enough) and did get study permits for our kids ages 7 and 11 for elementary school. However the school here was mainly interested int he...
Jan 15th 2007, 7:51 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By skigordi

Re: PR application from within Canada

My WP runs out in October and I hope this will be all done before that. If not I think it is just a case of renewing before it runs out and I understand that a PR application would help the case for...
Jan 10th 2007, 9:56 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By skigordi

Re: PR application from within Canada

Although nothing with CIC seems consistant here is our timeline that may give you hope
- Jan 2005 - family arrived on Work Permits after intra company transfer
- Feb 2006 - applied for PR through...
Oct 16th 2006, 8:42 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By skigordi

Re: PR Application While Already Employed On A Work Permit

Some additional experience on this....I am here on a WP as an intra-company transfer. Applied for PR Feb 2006 with letter stating intention to make me permanent. They received our Canadian police...
Forum: Canada
Sep 11th 2006, 2:48 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By skigordi

Re: Skiing in Ontario

For a day's skiing which is about having fun rather than testing, Blue Mountain is the best and other than the private clubs I prefer Mount St Louis Moonstone. Certainly not the same as out West but...
Forum: Canada
Sep 8th 2006, 4:58 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,852
Posted By skigordi

Re: The Seaside?

Another option is to head to Boston area...about 10 hour drive on an excellent road. The North shore around Rockport has some great coastline and to the south there are some very nice beaches as well...
Forum: Canada
Sep 7th 2006, 4:15 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,852
Posted By skigordi

Re: The Seaside?

Short of a 15 hour drive I'd stick to either Toronto Islands and Lake Ontario or head up to Wasaga Beach and Georgian Bay.
Forum: Canada
Sep 6th 2006, 2:43 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By skigordi

Re: Day out at the Beaches

We did the Island last Friday with the kids and took our bikes over on the ferry. A great day out, some very nice beaches and a superb view back to the city. Highly recommended!
Forum: Canada
Aug 31st 2006, 9:41 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By skigordi

Re: Royal bank of Canada

Our experience has been good so far...they opened an account before we arrived on a work permit and have since given me a credit card and mortgage. whenever we have needed anything we have found them...
Aug 3rd 2006, 7:43 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By skigordi

Work Permits and NAFTA

My situation is that I am here on a 3 year Work Permit as an IntraCompany Transfer (no HRSD approval). Ther eis a strong chance that my emploer will be sold and lay offs will follow. If this happens...
Forum: Canada
Aug 2nd 2006, 9:23 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By skigordi

Re: Go Play!!

Our experience has been that kids here (including teenagers) are much more polite as a rule both to adults and other kids. Our kids at 12 and 9 get a lot more freedom to go places and do things and...
Jul 28th 2006, 3:28 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By skigordi

Re: Canada - Police Clearance for PR application

For the Canadian checks, we sent ours to Ottawa and they sent the results directly to London CIC. It took just under 3 months for them to process it and send it on.
Jul 26th 2006, 2:24 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By skigordi

Re: Got our visas...!

Many thanks...hopefully I won't need to get the employer changed or maybe even the PR will come through!

Thanks again
Gordon
Jul 26th 2006, 1:53 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By skigordi

Re: Got our visas...!

Congratulations!
On the Work permit question...I am currently here on a 3 year WP as an intra-company transfer...and hence with no HRDC approval. My company is likely to be sold soon and there is a...
Forum: Canada
Jul 24th 2006, 2:53 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,650
Posted By skigordi

Re: Villages in/around Toronto?

Afraid you won't find the same here..history, climate and development means they just didn't happen. If you need to be within reach of the GTA then you need to think differently...you won't find an...
Forum: Canada
Jul 24th 2006, 2:49 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,650
Posted By skigordi

Re: Villages in/around Toronto?

Where in my text did I say there was one?
Forum: Canada
Jul 24th 2006, 2:04 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,650
Posted By skigordi

Re: Villages in/around Toronto?

Don't forget Toronto is a very large city (5th largest in NA??) and as a result does have a lot of urban sprawl.....however as usual dbd feels the need to spread his misery to others and also gives...
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