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Aug 14th 2013, 3:39 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By rpurdie

England vs Scotland

How might one in Ontario view this potential cricket score of a game?
Forum: Canada
Aug 8th 2013, 1:42 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By rpurdie

my experience of shipping boxes and a cat

here's my experience for those that are interested...

flew via NYC into Montreal last week with 8 suitcases (and having fedexed 8 boxes the day before)

there was no line up, and we got into...
Forum: Canada
Jul 16th 2013, 11:05 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,555
Posted By rpurdie

Re: How long can you drive in Ontario

In November 2005 I swapped my UK licence for an Ontario one whilst I was on a working holiday visa. When I came back to the UK in May 2006 I went and swapped the Ontario one for a UK one.

In 2007...
Forum: Canada
Jul 2nd 2013, 9:45 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,755
Posted By rpurdie

Re: Your humble opinion sought! (cars... again!)

Thanks all - super helpful advice; no kids yet, so mainly commuting & long distance trips - sounds like Japanese is the way to go!

r.e insurance - I will be taking transit to work Mon-Fri whilst...
Forum: Canada
Jul 1st 2013, 1:04 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,755
Posted By rpurdie

Your humble opinion sought! (cars... again!)

COPR secured, arrive in Canada on 30th July with 6 suitcases, spend a few days in the Ottawa Valley with the in-laws, then head to Toronto to begin our Canadian Life. With apartment secured and job...
Forum: Canada
Jun 14th 2013, 8:50 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By rpurdie

Re: Toronto Renting

We have a cat arriving a few days after we land in TO so we wanted to have a place sorted for that amongst other things. It was difficult not being there, but we spoke to friends about one place we...
Forum: Canada
Jun 13th 2013, 3:39 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By rpurdie

Re: Toronto Renting

I'm moving over for Aug 1st with my canadian wife (no jobs yet) and we've just lined up a place from afar.

Took a lot of trawling through padmapper, craigslist etc, but we found a great place in...
May 31st 2013, 9:41 am
Replies: 8,642
Views: 729,766
Posted By rpurdie

Re: IEC 2013

I was 74XX and just got a letter last week asking for payment of the initial £100, but since applying I have got my permanent residency so ill be passing up on it.. hope one of you still waiting gets...
Forum: Canada
May 17th 2013, 10:40 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,369
Posted By rpurdie

Re: My shipping experience (FedEx)

I have 5-10 medium boxes that I'd like to ship to Toronto - parcel2go seems like it offers good value but does anyone have a discount code?
Forum: Canada
Apr 1st 2013, 8:29 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,358
Posted By rpurdie

Re: Chances of a UK Graduate finding work?

I was in exactly your situation 8 years ago - graduated with good BA Hons in finance and business law (one year exchange in Canada too) and came back to Ottawa for reasons similar to you!

What a...
Forum: Canada
Mar 28th 2013, 10:21 am
Replies: 114
Views: 8,909
Posted By rpurdie

Re: Question about Pet Transport UK to Canada

Quotes for 1 small cat from LHR to Toronto - all offering much the same (cage, airfare, customs fees, shipping documentation etc):

Airpets - £1104
Petair UK - £606
Parair - £665
Passportforpets...
Forum: Canada
Mar 19th 2013, 10:58 am
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By rpurdie

Re: Furnished Properties

where did you come across such a gem?!
Forum: Canada
Mar 7th 2013, 4:28 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,207
Posted By rpurdie

Re: Is it worth bringing credit history across?

Sorry for the ignorance, but what did you do with that report in Canada? Submit to the Equifax equivalent?
Forum: Canada
Mar 7th 2013, 12:21 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,207
Posted By rpurdie

Re: Is it worth bringing credit history across?

I've got HSBC to open me an account in Canada (I have one here) and am hoping that that provides easier access to credit cards/mortgages (albeit through HSBC) when I land as I don't think you can...
Forum: Canada
Mar 4th 2013, 3:21 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By rpurdie

Forum: Canada
Mar 4th 2013, 3:09 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By rpurdie

Line 219 - moving expenses

I'm reading that relocation expenses in moving to Canada can be tax deductible under some circumstances:

Provided you met all conditions and requirements (read "Who can
claim moving expenses?"),...
Forum: Canada
Mar 4th 2013, 10:56 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,450
Posted By rpurdie

Re: Renting in Toronto

that's not the done thing in TO then? I'm moving from London having sold my flat and furnishings, so am I looking at either a sublet or corporate short term let?
Forum: Canada
Mar 4th 2013, 10:52 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,450
Posted By rpurdie

Re: Renting in Toronto

does that mean these places come furnished?
Forum: Canada
Feb 28th 2013, 2:27 pm
Replies: 207
Views: 20,068
Posted By rpurdie

Re: our shipping company search

Also, i'd be interested to hear thoughts on smaller scale shipping (i.e a few suitcase-sized containers) and who to check out?
Forum: Canada
Feb 28th 2013, 2:24 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 8,909
Posted By rpurdie

Re: Question about Pet Transport UK to Canada

Hi - first post in the forum!

I got a quote for a small cat from LHR to T.O - £462 from passportforpets.com

This includes (where required):-

Airfreight
1 x IATA Approved Kennel “24 x 16 x...
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