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Forum: Canada
Nov 15th 2007, 7:43 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 4,320
Posted By ontres

Re: Any expat joined the canadian forces as an officer?

English, emigrated 1953, joined RCE 1957 as a sapper Retired after full career, as officer.

No regrets whatsoever. Able to improve education on company time. Travel and action galore. Pay...
Forum: Canada
Nov 12th 2007, 8:31 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By ontres

Re: Driving in NB and NS in the winter?

Good advice. I would add that in winter, do not remove your winter clothing while driving, especially on lesser travelled roads. It has happened that people have slid off into the ditch, unable to...
Forum: Canada
May 1st 2007, 12:25 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,493
Posted By ontres

Re: 1000 islands - worth a trip?

In case you were thinking of visiting Boldt Castle, on a US island east of Gananoque (which is worth a visit) be advised that (last summer) it was no longer possible to disembark from the Canadian...
Forum: Canada
Apr 12th 2007, 12:50 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,702
Posted By ontres

Re: Full circle.....?...maybe

I haven't seen a post about how the different ages of potential immigrants affect the way they react after arrival. Perhaps it is thought of as one of those 'small' things that people put to the...
Forum: Canada
Jan 17th 2007, 8:28 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 3,451
Posted By ontres

Re: Whats Driving Like over there

- One of the Scandinavian countries, years ago, Denmark I think, changed from L to R, and one bright implementation scheme proposed was for trucks to change on Monday, and cars on Tuesday! :eek:
-...
Forum: Canada
Dec 28th 2006, 3:22 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By ontres

Re: BC and Surround VS Ontario

I was thinking more of the North Bay/Sudbury area. Toronto to N Ontario, what border x-ings??
Forum: Canada
Dec 28th 2006, 12:52 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By ontres

Re: BC and Surround VS Ontario

Northern Ontario has a lot to offer for the outdoorsman, and even though there are no 'Rockies' as such, the hills around Thunder Bay are magnificent. Up there , there are no 'pockets', instead it...
Forum: Canada
Dec 27th 2006, 2:38 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By ontres

Re: BC and Surround VS Ontario

Hi weener, and happy new year .

Sorry, no idea about your kind of work, except that it sounds as if it is only found in the larger cities, which is no help!

We have lived in both BC and...
Forum: Canada
Dec 22nd 2006, 2:55 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,789
Posted By ontres

Re: Is there still a mad rush for Canada in U.K.?

Quite right, but my cynical side still maintains that the establishment guides the system.
I think that where a job is specific, needing internationally recognized training because of its global...
Forum: Canada
Dec 20th 2006, 4:10 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,789
Posted By ontres

Re: Is there still a mad rush for Canada in U.K.?

Depends on whether 'faceless' thinks it would be in his best interests or not.
Forum: Canada
Dec 20th 2006, 4:05 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,789
Posted By ontres

Re: Is there still a mad rush for Canada in U.K.?

Granted, but legit employers are influenced also, and largely by the requirement to abide by such as the 'Income Tax Act', UIC etc considerations. If they don't, they run the risk of govt...
Forum: Canada
Dec 20th 2006, 3:39 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,789
Posted By ontres

Re: Is there still a mad rush for Canada in U.K.?

QUOTE]

Thats only 'Faceless' 101. But it would be a good start.
Forum: Canada
Dec 20th 2006, 2:11 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,789
Posted By ontres

Re: Is there still a mad rush for Canada in U.K.?

Remember that the Canadian civil service which runs the immigration system, supervised by burocrats (easier spelling) and overseen by politicians is not that much different from its British...
Forum: Canada
Dec 18th 2006, 1:59 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,349
Posted By ontres

Re: your first xmas in vancouver this is for u

implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within...
Forum: Canada
Dec 17th 2006, 5:56 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,194
Posted By ontres

Re: Wildlife in Alberta

Hi. The moderator has just informed me that I had a reply from you recently, but I can't find it (clicking the Brit Expat address for it, given in the email doesn't work for me for some reason). I...
Forum: Canada
Dec 16th 2006, 8:44 pm
Replies: 498
Views: 48,909
Posted By ontres

Re: Living in Ontario ! Don't bother ... wish I hadn't

[QUOTE=Lionel_in_Ontario]Is that a bad thing? Do we really need more people like her moving over -

Well said.
Jul 7th 2005, 1:09 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By ontres

Re: HRDC Approval

Having lived here now for over 50 years, and wouldn't live anywhere else, my recommendation is: don't get yourself convinced that government regulations are out there to snare the unwary, just...
Forum: Canada
Jul 7th 2005, 12:17 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By ontres

Re: British ID Card

You wouldn't know that though unless you bought both together.
Forum: Canada
Jul 6th 2005, 3:57 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By ontres

Re: British ID Card

If it lasts 17 times longer you get a bargain.
Forum: Canada
Jul 6th 2005, 2:52 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By ontres

Re: British ID Card

Agreed on most points. 'Rubbing sticks' was supposed to be an oversimplification in case you missed it, and was meant to be a way of saying that we can't go backwards, or even 'mark time' for very...
Forum: Canada
Jul 6th 2005, 1:49 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By ontres

Re: British ID Card

Amen to that. The other side of the coin though is that Corp G provides the work, without which we had all better gather firewood, and start learning how to rub sticks together. There's a long cold...
Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2005, 1:16 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,893
Posted By ontres

Re: London versus Picton...or?

We did a similar thing as you are contemplating, but in reverse. Twenty yrs ago we moved from Ontario to the Okanagan. Heaven, you might say. And you'd be right, except [in our case] for one...
Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2005, 12:50 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By ontres

Re: Tax. Federal + Provincial

And don't forget that you also have to fork out to the Province, at the same time you pay the feds. That ain't hay.
Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2005, 12:47 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By ontres

Re: Tax. Federal + Provincial

For the time being there is no PST/GST on 'necessities' in the food department, only on non-necessities such as potato chips, sweets etc. And as far as ITax is concerned, the 26% is a baseline for...
Forum: Canada
Jun 10th 2005, 12:28 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,270
Posted By ontres

Re: My Dream

Some say there are only two seasons in Canada - winter, and July 1st!
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