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Oct 9th 2014, 3:14 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 266,617
Posted By smivers

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

Thanks. I was down in Calgary. They had two days of doing Central Alberta citizenships, which is why the test and ceremony were on the same day.
Oct 9th 2014, 3:11 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 266,617
Posted By smivers

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

All done, under 13 months from submittal to ceremony. Test was in the morning (20/20 :thumbsup:), with the ceremony in the afternoon. Was very impressed by the clerk - out of 93 names, she only...
Sep 22nd 2014, 11:15 pm
Replies: 1,167
Views: 266,617
Posted By smivers

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

Just got an update online... Test on the morning of October 8th, oath in the afternoon. Don't know where yet, and none of the Alberta locations have a citizenship ceremony listed for that date. Will...
Forum: Canada
Sep 17th 2014, 7:48 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 35,702
Posted By smivers

Re: Engineering Qualifications: PEng & CEng

2 references, I believe... Don't think I had to find 4, and only one of the two was a P.Eng anyway - the other was a C.Eng in the UK!
Forum: Canada
Sep 2nd 2014, 6:48 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By smivers

Re: Help - Structural engineer, getting married, and maybe emmigrating??

I'm guessing he's referring more to the whole tax-dodging suggestion... There's a definite grey area over which country you should be paying tax in, but not paying it at all is slightly more black...
Forum: Canada
Aug 30th 2014, 10:26 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By smivers

Re: Help - Structural engineer, getting married, and maybe emmigrating??

It's like he hears his name....

Alternative plan - buy it from a Canadian company and get it shipped to her address, tell her to bring it with her without opening it, and then all the taxes will...
Forum: Canada
Aug 30th 2014, 10:19 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By smivers

Re: Help - Structural engineer, getting married, and maybe emmigrating??

Hopefully someone will pop up with a response about the tax question then - JonBoyE is usually the guy for those...

The P.Eng. is based on having 4 years of experience, 1 year of which is in...
Forum: Canada
Aug 30th 2014, 4:10 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By smivers

Re: Help - Structural engineer, getting married, and maybe emmigrating??

Hi David,

I am also a structural engineer, now living in Alberta, married to a Canadian girl! Welcome to the forum.

Engagement ring - arguably the engagement ring belongs to you, not her, so...
Forum: Canada
Aug 30th 2014, 3:55 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 7,382
Posted By smivers

Re: Cheapest/easiest bulk £ to $ transfers

Do not get me started on banks and money transfers... I just sold my house in the UK, and the proceeds were deposited into my HSBC account by my solicitor... so far so good. My mortgage company was...
Forum: Canada
Aug 28th 2014, 3:23 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 7,382
Posted By smivers

Re: Cheapest/easiest bulk £ to $ transfers

Just transferred 32k GBP from my UK account into my Canadian account via Canadian Forex. No fees, 1% spread, good customer service and very prompt once I managed to get the funds out of my UK account...
Aug 23rd 2014, 3:54 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 1,593
Posted By smivers

Re: New Kittens!! Name suggestions needed!

Gin and Tonic
Rum and Coke
Rye and Ginger
etc...
Aug 19th 2014, 5:02 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By smivers

Re: Red Deer Meet Up Sept 13th

I will be in the UK, unfortunately. Next time...
Forum: Canada
Jul 19th 2014, 11:00 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By smivers

Re: Looking for advice in cold contact for engineering jobs in Canada

Get contacts (current job) or get lucky (previous/first job). If you go down the recruitment/HR route, really sell yourself in the cover letter and resume to show that you meet the job requirements...
Forum: Canada
Jul 4th 2014, 3:51 am
Replies: 71
Views: 14,251
Posted By smivers

Re: Renewing UK Passport from Canada

There and back again in 26 days... So much for 6 weeks...
Forum: Canada
Jun 30th 2014, 3:50 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 14,251
Posted By smivers

Re: Renewing UK Passport from Canada

Mailed mine on June 7th, the website updated to say they had received it on June 20th, and as of today it says it has been dispatched.

Don't see what all the fuss is about really... ;)
Jun 30th 2014, 3:47 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By smivers

Re: Residing in Canada while awaiting spouse visa approval

If you will be coming back anyway, I would think it wouldn't hurt to have the flights booked. The airline you travel out with may give you stick if you don't have a return flight booked anyway.

I...
Jun 30th 2014, 3:25 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By smivers

Re: Residing in Canada while awaiting spouse visa approval

I was in Canada for 3 1/2 months as a visitor, which included getting married and the processing time for my sponsorship. I had flights back to the UK booked for the end of that 3 1/2 months though,...
Jun 23rd 2014, 4:35 am
Replies: 1,167
Views: 266,617
Posted By smivers

Re: CIC Citizenship timelines

Wow. Whereabouts in the country are you?
Forum: Canada
Jun 20th 2014, 6:35 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 14,251
Posted By smivers

Re: Renewing UK Passport from Canada

Mailed mine 13 days ago, and they finally updated the web form today to say they had received it. Don't like being without a passport!
Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2014, 3:11 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By smivers

Re: Charitable donation back in UK

You send some money to a friend or family member while, completely coincidentally of course, they make a donation of the same amount of money to the charity...
Forum: Canada
Jun 13th 2014, 6:25 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 6,413
Posted By smivers

Re: Moving to Red Deer, Alberta??

As far as structural design is concerned (which should be a reasonable indicator), Red Deer gets 80% more snow on the ground than Calgary, and 18% more than Edmonton...
Forum: Canada
Jun 12th 2014, 9:58 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 6,413
Posted By smivers

Re: Moving to Red Deer, Alberta??

If you take the first gasoline alley exit off the highway, heading south, and then take a right at the fastgas, you end up on the roundabout.

We had a Red Deer area meet up at the Hideout before...
Forum: Canada
Jun 12th 2014, 7:12 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 6,413
Posted By smivers

Re: Moving to Red Deer, Alberta??

Gasoline Alley Southbound also has a roundabout now. Next time you're driving through you should take a few loops...
Forum: Canada
May 26th 2014, 5:26 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 6,413
Posted By smivers

Re: Moving to Red Deer, Alberta??

Yes, lots of us in Red Deer on here, I am sure the others will be along later... There has been a couple of threads specifically about RD before, so I suggest you search for those and then if you...
Forum: Canada
Apr 29th 2014, 4:30 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By smivers

Re: Filing tax return in UK

If HMRC sends you a tax return, you must complete it.

If they don't send you a tax return, you must complete one if your rent received is greater than your personal allowance. I read this to mean...
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