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Forum: Canada
Dec 18th 2017, 9:01 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 18,491
Posted By mazmataz

Re: Review of Vancouver after 18 months

Lived in Vancouver for two years and definitely didn't find it boring. It's an awesome city and I genuinely think that there is something for everyone. I love the outdoors and I am (or was then!) a...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 18th 2017, 7:59 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By mazmataz

Re: Make New Friends

Speaking to my kiwi work colleagues about this issue - their take on is that expats at one point or another, will usually decide to move back home, and so they don't want to invest too much in...
Dec 17th 2017, 9:43 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By mazmataz

Cool Essential Skills Visa - December 2017 timeline?

Hi folks,

Just putting it out there to see if anyone else has submitted an online Essential Skills Visa application in December/late November?

I'm currently on a WHV, which expires on the 5th...
Nov 10th 2017, 6:30 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By mazmataz

Re: Running a business from the UK whilst in NZ on an Essential Skills Visa?

Thanks for the advice guys, it's all a bit murky. I actually currently live in Queenstown with a UK lawyer who has a bit of tax and immigration experience, and she isn't sure either so is currently...
Nov 9th 2017, 9:27 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By mazmataz

Running a business from the UK whilst in NZ on an Essential Skills Visa?

Hey guys - I hope that someone can help with this conundrum!

I've asked advice from some friends who run their own online businesses and are dotted around the globe, but no one seems to have a...
Jul 11th 2014, 9:07 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 14,132
Posted By mazmataz

Re: Moving back on Tuesday! Prepare me for the reverse culture shock after 10 years i

I've been back for a few weeks now and at least three times I have tipped cafe waitresses less than I would have in Canada (usual 15%, I've been tipping just over 10% since I've been back) and they...
Jul 11th 2014, 9:01 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,758
Posted By mazmataz

Re: what will you take home from Canada?

Re the cheese, see above feelbritish! As for my location, I haven't updated it as I'm a bit all over the place at the moment. I left Vancouver to come back to the UK last month. I currently live...
Jul 11th 2014, 8:57 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,758
Posted By mazmataz

Re: what will you take home from Canada?

Haha I wouldn't dare! I have however brought actual cheese from the UK into Canada so I have some experience when it comes to importing/exporting fresh goods. I don't think that Canadian cheese...
Jul 11th 2014, 7:06 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,758
Posted By mazmataz

Re: what will you take home from Canada?

When I returned home I brought:


pre-bottled caesars
some coffee crisp bars (although UK chocolate is better, I still loved these!)
Saracha sauce
Some TimBits from the airport
...
Forum: Canada
May 29th 2014, 5:15 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By mazmataz

Re: Vancouver/toronto

Big Bad John's! Under the Strathcona hotel...brilliant little bar! :thumbsup:
Forum: Canada
May 23rd 2014, 6:48 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,651
Posted By mazmataz

Re: BACON

Haha pretty much all the complaints I had about Canada within 3 months summed up :p
May 21st 2014, 7:02 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 1,820
Posted By mazmataz

Re: Whats your job title?

:rofl: Haha if only...
May 21st 2014, 6:51 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 1,820
Posted By mazmataz

Re: Whats your job title?

Space Planner...sounds way cooler than what it actually is.
Forum: Canada
May 20th 2014, 9:13 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By mazmataz

Re: Vancouver/toronto

Why don't you have a look at the Craigslist jobs section of both cities? I know that there are other ways to find a job, but it's a good starting point to see where the most appropriate jobs are.
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Forum: Canada
May 15th 2014, 6:59 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 5,542
Posted By mazmataz

Forum: Canada
May 15th 2014, 5:47 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 5,542
Posted By mazmataz

Re: Maybe changing my mind....

I arrived with 3000 dollars and didn't get a full time job for three months. I had a couple of weeks temping work before then, and found a room for 400 a month so that all helped. I wasn't...
May 14th 2014, 10:50 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,493
Posted By mazmataz

Re: applying for jobs in the UK from abroad ?

Started making speculative job enquiries about a month before I returned (using a UK address and then when I was contacted, explaining that I would be returning from Canada soon), and most people...
Forum: Canada
May 14th 2014, 9:13 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 5,542
Posted By mazmataz

Re: Maybe changing my mind....

Before I came to Canada, I travelled around the US for a bit and one of my American friends who I crashed with for a while made this comparison, which amused me greatly:

USA: That friend that you...
May 14th 2014, 8:59 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 14,132
Posted By mazmataz

Re: Moving back on Tuesday! Prepare me for the reserve culture shock after 10 years i

I'm moving back to good old dour Glasgow after almost two years in Canada (drop in the ocean compared to most of you lot, I know ;)).

Only the other day when I was having a plesant, happy exchange...
Forum: Canada
May 14th 2014, 8:42 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 5,542
Posted By mazmataz

Re: Maybe changing my mind....

Before I came out on IEC, that's all I got from people too...'I could never do that, you're so brave!".

Yes it was daunting, but I never really felt like I was being 'brave', the fact that I was...
Forum: Canada
Apr 29th 2014, 6:21 pm
Replies: 630
Views: 51,232
Posted By mazmataz

Re: Differences between Canadian and British people

I've never thought about this before, but it rings true. I blame the Daily Mail :p
Forum: Canada
Apr 29th 2014, 6:15 pm
Replies: 630
Views: 51,232
Posted By mazmataz

Re: Differences between Canadian and British people

- Sense of humour, there is definitely a difference! Although there are always a few exceptions...one Canadian guy in my work can dry wit the hell out of most Brits I know (although even he...
Apr 14th 2014, 6:56 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By mazmataz

Re: WHV Extension...which route?

It's still me here, there's no need now for Morena to carry on the discussion. She's happy (if not a little bummed out!) with the advice given. It doesn't look like LMO will be an option for her. ...
Apr 14th 2014, 6:50 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By mazmataz

Re: WHV Extension...which route?

Thanks for your replies SchnookoLoly and christmasoompa, really helpful. I'm really not clued up on immigration and visas, so I'm going to give my friend my login to continue the discussion.

Any...
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