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Forum: Canada
Jul 29th 2015, 12:07 am
Replies: 51
Views: 9,436
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: Moving to Canada, without a job lined up.. Success stories... Or not...

We arrived in June 2011 after landing in 2009 with no jobs lined up. My husband got a job two weeks later (he's an electrician by trade) and I started a new job in September in healthcare with no...
Forum: Canniversary
Jul 28th 2015, 9:56 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,582
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: 4 years ago today

Of course.

What I have experienced in the schools my daughter has attended (2 elementary schools because we moved and one high school) is that there is a general acceptance to weed, even more so...
Forum: Canniversary
Jul 1st 2015, 1:04 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,582
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: 4 years ago today

Thanks Mike, that's exactly what we are looking at now, 16KW generac in Home Depot is $3700 all in this week, and gas fitter around the corner so we are nearly there..
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 30th 2015, 2:37 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,582
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: 4 years ago today

Thank you so much for your advice but my OH is adamant we need a monster generator so he is looking at a Generac with an automatic switch, all in will probably cost $5,000 at least *sigh*. Only bonus...
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 28th 2015, 11:13 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,582
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: 4 years ago today

Thank you so much, I'll take a look now..
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 28th 2015, 9:51 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,582
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: 4 years ago today

Lol, thank you, perhaps one day we will return to the British isles!!

Perhaps you have hit the nail on the head - we were both employed and left our jobs thinking we could do that much better here...
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 27th 2015, 4:27 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,582
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: 4 years ago today

You are so right. For us it would have saved us 5% realtors fees - but it definitely depends on the circumstance and person.
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 27th 2015, 4:25 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,582
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: 4 years ago today

Thanks and yes, you are right, after four years it seems a very blanket statement to make. Though two things made me think this. 1. working in health care and seeing family structures that are very...
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 26th 2015, 12:04 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,582
Posted By Walsh Clan

4 years ago today

Morning everyone,

So 4 year ago today my husband, daughter and I landed in Toronto on 26th June 2011 and with the help of friends we had met online in 2005, moved to Barrie Ontario. We had...
Forum: Canada
Jan 27th 2012, 3:21 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,278
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: Set Up Costs

Phones for your house? Shredder for confidential docs, extension cords, rugs?
Forum: Canada
Jan 21st 2012, 2:54 am
Replies: 119
Views: 11,737
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: $4500/yr car insurance with three star?

We got a quote from TD insurance for 2 cars, 2011 Nissan Sentra and 2006 KIA Rio for $3,600 and we went with it. We had to do our test again here as we only had Irish licences so our Irish experience...
Forum: Canada
Jan 18th 2012, 3:19 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: Renting and the time it takes to gain possession

Landed on Sunday, looked at houses all day Monday, bought on Monday evening, moved in 30 days later. Very clean!
Forum: Canada
Sep 14th 2011, 1:04 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,573
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: How cheap can you get car insurance in Ontario?

We went with TD insurance and got car insurance for two cars, a new Nissan Sentra and a 2006 Kia Rio for $293 per month, home for $54 per month. We had to do our driving test again here so we didn't...
Forum: Canada
Aug 26th 2011, 11:57 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,862
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: Working as an Electrician in Ontario

He was in with the assessor for an hour I think but once you have all of the relevant qualifications and experience, there's nothing to worry about. They are not there to catch you out, only to...
Forum: Canada
Aug 25th 2011, 11:50 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,862
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: Working as an Electrician in Ontario

Hi John,

My husband had to provide his apprenticeship documents, exam results, letter from employer detailing his work over his working life, trade book and I think that was it. He also had to...
Forum: Canada
Jul 30th 2011, 3:44 am
Replies: 50
Views: 5,377
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: House-buyer beware? Legal advice sought

What about title insurance, is this something you have? Would you be able to
complete the work if they provided the funds?
Forum: Canada
Jul 17th 2011, 1:09 am
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: car hire

Hi,

We rented a car for 2 weeks and returned it last Sunday. Used Dollar this time, but have used Budget, Avis and National. I would book online, looking for the best price but don't forget most...
Forum: Canada
Jul 17th 2011, 12:41 am
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By Walsh Clan

Car Purchase

Just wondering if someone would know a reputable car sales dealership to buy our second car. We bought our first last Monday and got a great deal but now my husband got a job and will need this car,...
Forum: Canada
Jul 9th 2011, 3:15 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: Anyone from Barrie

Moved 11 days ago to Barrie and loving it so far. If I can help as a newcomer, let me know....
Forum: Canniversary
Jul 8th 2011, 3:12 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,069
Posted By Walsh Clan

10 Days In..

For British expats

So it's Thursday, week 2 here in Barrie, we arrived on Sunday, June 26th and I'm sitting in the waiting room to sit my road test in Canada. It was one of the scariest things I...
Forum: Canada
Jun 23rd 2011, 2:35 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,967
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: Ireland to Canada movers

I have to do the written and the driving test when we arrive, which is a pain but no agreement between ROI and Canada I'm afraid!:(
Jun 21st 2011, 11:08 am
Replies: 105
Views: 5,579
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: Ah.... Good Old Catholicism

Or the Angelus on the tv at 6pm every day?!!
Jun 21st 2011, 8:55 am
Replies: 105
Views: 5,579
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: Ah.... Good Old Catholicism

Yep, it's an old Irish religion book, but it was gone before I was in primary school (70's)
Jun 21st 2011, 8:51 am
Forum: Canada
Jun 17th 2011, 2:32 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By Walsh Clan

Re: Monthly apartment/house rental Toronto

Enjoy, lovely location! See you on the other side...
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