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May 20th 2019, 12:00 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: Parent Sponsorship granted but now activating problems

An update. After lots of talking with both parents, tears, accusations and angst, my dad "landed" in February this year and seems to be here to stay for good (my parents own a house in Canada). My...
Nov 4th 2018, 4:59 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: Parent Sponsorship granted but now activating problems

Thanks to all for your advice. I'm hoping that he will see sense. But as we all know couples lash out and hurt each other wherever they can when they're angry and hurt. If he actually follows through...
Nov 3rd 2018, 5:55 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By lifeisajourney

Parent Sponsorship granted but now activating problems

Back in January 2016 we started the long process to sponsor my parents so they would have options about where they wanted to be long term. A lot of time passed, a lot of paperwork, lots of fees and...
Dec 29th 2017, 9:16 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 8,948
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: Citizenship - Random Quality Assurance Exercise and Request for Additional Eviden

I have no advice to give at all, but just wanted to say that's incredibly shitty. What a nightmare. As if the whole process isn't time consuming, costly and stressful anyway. Best of luck to you. You...
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 17th 2017, 11:54 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,684
Posted By lifeisajourney

10 years - how did that happen

Ten years ago we arrived in the suburbs of Hamilton as a family of four with a one and four year old. The plan was for hubby to study like mad for two years to obtain his physiotherapy masters and...
Forum: Canada
Apr 30th 2017, 12:25 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,619
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: French Immersion

My grade 8 daughter and grade 5 son are in FI in the greater Hamilton area of Ontario. I have for the most part been happy with it. They don't know any different, they're doing pretty well and my...
Forum: Canada
Jan 6th 2017, 12:23 am
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: Collecting our Pooch in Pearson Toronto

It could be a nightmare but such is life when you move half way around the world with kids and pets in tow! When we moved over 9 years ago with our two cats I remember driving all over the airport...
Forum: Canada
Dec 24th 2016, 5:28 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: A child of 3 in Ontario

We filed a tax return through an accountant and after being here as permanent residents and were eventually asked by Revenue Canada to provide "proof" that our kids were indeed living with us full...
Dec 16th 2016, 12:21 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: Sponsoring parents

That IS quite the change but it does stop people lining up outside the office like Black Friday shoppers. I envisage the website crashing the first few days of January though. Good luck to all...
Nov 29th 2016, 10:37 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: Sponsoring parents

It seems to be their style to keep everyone guessing until the last minute. All you can do is prepare everything based on the current application and wait and see what happens. Good luck
Nov 14th 2016, 1:28 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: Sponsoring parents

I went through this last year. I went to my local Canada Post office outlet a couple of weeks in advance and asked them exactly when I would need to send our envelope in order to arrive exactly on...
Forum: Canada
Jul 9th 2016, 12:10 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: How to apply early for the school without beingthere yet?

Hi,

From what I remember (9 years ago and in the Hamilton Wentworth school board) we had to have a permanent address before we could actually register our daughter for JK. You'll also need a copy...
Forum: Canada
Apr 25th 2016, 1:18 am
Replies: 20
Views: 12,070
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: views on UK v Canada school curriculum

But the University lecturers in the UK complain about having to engage in remedial education too, so not sure that the students coming through A levels are overall of higher quality.

My kids (ages...
Jan 1st 2016, 2:20 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 663
Posted By lifeisajourney

Parent Sponsorship

Anyone out there putting an application in for parent sponsorship when the door opens again on 4th Jan 2016?

I am very realistic about our small chances of making it in under the 5,000 limit,...
Forum: Canada
Dec 19th 2015, 6:41 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,816
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: French Immersion School vs. main stream schoo??

Both of my kids (currently ages 9 and 12) are in the French Immersion prog. in Ontario.
They are of average/above average intellectual ability.

Certainly there is an element of social streaming...
Forum: Canada
Nov 8th 2015, 12:19 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: Any Physiotherapists in Toronto Area?

Hi,

My husband is a physio working in southern Ontario. Private message me if you like and we can put them in touch with each other.
Forum: Canada
May 19th 2013, 9:37 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 7,563
Posted By lifeisajourney

Do we need travel insurance for a holiday back to the UK?

We're a family of four. All have British passports, have been in Canada for 6 years now and are permanent residents of Canada. When we go back to England for a 2 week holiday do we need travel...
Forum: Canada
Jan 30th 2013, 1:38 am
Replies: 8
Views: 5,049
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: Physiotherapists

Sorry, I'm a little confused by your post. Are you in Canada but specifically wanting to try to recruit a British trained physio? Or just wanting to widen the scope of potential candidates for a job...
Forum: Canada
Aug 17th 2012, 1:33 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 5,049
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: Physiotherapists

Hi Stu,

We had originally set our sights on Dalhousie too. From the UK it seemed closer to home and had the physio program had a good reputation as well as seeming a bit more low key than some of...
Forum: Canada
Aug 15th 2012, 11:27 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 5,049
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: Physiotherapists

We faced a similar dilemma when in the UK and my hubbie wanted to become a physio. He had an undergrad in economics and geography from the UK as well as a certificate in personal training/sports...
Forum: Canada
Jul 18th 2012, 1:51 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,344
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: Post Graduate Work Permit & Health Insurance

In my humble opinion it's the emergency coverage that you really want, as the cost of an X-rays, emergency treatment etc can quickly add up. The normal odd trip to the doctor and the cost of a...
Forum: Canada
Jun 23rd 2010, 10:57 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 7,724
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: Tried and failed!

I would have to agree with some of the other posters that 3 months really seems hardly long enough to be in the position to make a decision about whether to go back or not yet.
Forum: Canada
Jun 18th 2010, 1:13 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,506
Posted By lifeisajourney

Re: Cover letters explaining you're a Mom!

You may not like my wording, but I got me a great job!
Jun 18th 2010, 12:12 am
Replies: 60
Views: 4,961
Posted By lifeisajourney

You know your kids have integrated when....

.... you drop your 4 year old off at nursery (he was 1 when we moved here and has only been at nursery for a few months) , you're hanging his backpack etc on his hook, he stands up straight and looks...
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