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Jun 30th 2015, 3:51 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 84,217
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Re applying for UK driving licence when returning perm to UK

Fair enough then that's what I'll do, thank you! I better make sure it gets sent into the DVLA before the Canadian photocard expires. Hopefully the new UK license only takes a week or so to arrive!
Forum: Canada
Jun 30th 2015, 1:28 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,044
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Portage la Prairie

Portage does have some of what a Brandon has but on a much smaller scale. Of course Brandon probably has a shady area but even after living there for a couple of years I couldn't tell you where it...
Jun 30th 2015, 1:22 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 84,217
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Re applying for UK driving licence when returning perm to UK

Thanks for all the help everyone. So the general consensus is that I should just update my details and not go through the whole process of exchanging my Canadian licence.

I know my GB Driver...
Jun 28th 2015, 2:54 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 84,217
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Re applying for UK driving licence when returning perm to UK

Sorry to bump this thread back up but it seems pretty close to my own situation and I didn't want to create yet another driving licence thread!

Been in Canada 2 years on a TWP. I exchanged my full...
Forum: Canada
Jun 28th 2015, 2:03 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,044
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Portage la Prairie

Hello Amy,

I have lived in Brandon MB for nearly 2 years now and with my job I spend a lot of time around the Portage area. I'm going to be honest and say that it probably isn't a place I'd...
Forum: Canada
Feb 28th 2015, 6:29 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,335
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: What is the best bank for a Temporary Worker these days?

Don't bother with CIBC if you want an unsecured credit card.

I was initially told that I would only have to wait about a year before I had enough of a credit rating. Went into the branch and was...
Forum: Canada
Feb 21st 2015, 6:39 pm
Replies: 141
Views: 12,573
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Back in the UK for 9 months and decided we made the wrong choice!

Very true, I usually always say 'home' in reference to where I am living. Guess I am just not feeling especially settled at the moment, hence the change of wording!
Forum: Canada
Feb 19th 2015, 10:28 pm
Replies: 141
Views: 12,573
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Back in the UK for 9 months and decided we made the wrong choice!

In my case; perfectly happy with UK life. Saw job posting, wanted to experience another part of the world, drive a full-size truck, nothing tying me down, 2 year work permit.

Now assessing whether...
Forum: Canada
Feb 19th 2015, 7:46 pm
Replies: 141
Views: 12,573
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Back in the UK for 9 months and decided we made the wrong choice!

Figured i'd throw in my 2 cents here since it's rather relevant right now.

Been in Brandon, MB for nearly 18 months now. Graduated from university in 2013 and had already secured a job over here...
Jan 18th 2015, 9:06 pm
Replies: 5,021
Views: 656,448
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Manitoba - Strategic Initiative

Hey guys!

So I am pleased to announce that I have received my MPNP approval letter! I was approved mid-December, 2014. I begun getting my PR application for the 'old/regular' PNP -> PR route, as...
Aug 19th 2014, 12:47 am
Replies: 5,021
Views: 656,448
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Manitoba - Strategic Initiative

Hey guys, looking for some more MPNP application help if possible!

I thought my application was pretty much done, I thought I'd uploaded everything I needed, but I've gotten to the end and they...
Jun 21st 2014, 6:37 pm
Replies: 5,021
Views: 656,448
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Manitoba - Strategic Initiative

Thanks guys...so to clarify (because I don't want to get this application wrong!), secondary education here counts as Grade 1 - Grade 12?
Jun 21st 2014, 4:09 pm
Replies: 5,021
Views: 656,448
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Manitoba - Strategic Initiative

Hi guys, just after a bit of help here!

I'm filling out my MPNP Online application. I've been in Manitoba for nearly 9 months on a 2-yr TWP.

I'm filling out the 'Education History' section. I...
Forum: Canada
Nov 28th 2013, 2:44 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,239
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Brandon

I'm definitely keen!
Nov 6th 2013, 11:20 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 4,216
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: To slipper or not to slipper

Having always thought slippers were extremely 'lame' for quite a while, I was given a pair of North Face 'slippers' as a present a few years ago and they're fantastic.

They're an older version of...
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2013, 5:04 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,558
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Easiest way in making new friends?

Well I survived the experience! :D Although I did talk to some strangers and I don't *think* anyone thought I was gay...
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2013, 12:22 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,558
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Easiest way in making new friends?

Having moved to Brandon, MB about six weeks ago as a university graduate it was/is certainly a shock coming to a new place and literally having no friends! I realise this will take time so am not too...
Oct 15th 2013, 5:01 am
Replies: 95
Views: 4,191
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Piers Morgan on guns

Because there are different disciplines of shooting. I enjoy clay (trap) shooting, which requires a shotgun, as well as target shooting and hunting, which requires a rifle.

I do not agree that...
Forum: Canada
Oct 14th 2013, 9:49 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,239
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Brandon

Hi Gemima, I moved to Brandon 3 weeks ago, so I don't claim to be an expert, I know there's a few others on here who have been here for years!

Anyway, first impressions are very good, it's got...
Oct 14th 2013, 3:42 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 4,191
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Piers Morgan on guns

I've watched a number of Piers Morgan's debates with pro-gun lobbyists, the NRA etc. on YouTube. He calls them 'fair debates' - Piers usually sits there with stacks of paper with data, figures and...
Oct 3rd 2013, 1:12 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: expatshield - did i miss something?

Used last night for Downton Abbey on ITV Player! Thank you so much! :D
Forum: Canada
Sep 24th 2013, 4:11 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: One way ticket and TWP at POE

I've got a one way flight booked with AirTransat to Toronto tomorrow, got my LMO and work permit application package, i'll let you know if there's any problems!
Sep 13th 2013, 6:05 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 4,870
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: Yeah got my LMO

Congrats! Glad you finally got it and was worth the wait! :D
Sep 8th 2013, 9:01 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,070
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: LMO status and processing times

I think your employer should have received an AOR from CIC, stating that the application has been received and assigned to a case number ready for processing? My employer forwarded me one which was...
Aug 23rd 2013, 6:00 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 22,466
Posted By BenBuzz

Re: LMO processing times 2013

Quick update:

Received my positive LMO today after almost exactly 8 weeks! Got the 2 years which my boss was after as well so very happy...now it's time to get some flights! Good luck to everyone...
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