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Old Sep 8th 2023, 6:42 pm
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Hello,
just checked in here after about TEN YRS+ LOL
Hope everybody is keeping well and also my aul mate Gremmie????!!!!!
Ex pats forum on TrucknetUK gone VERY quiet also sadly.
Have an ex Tesco mate away over to work for Loblaws outta Regina,
hopefully he's getting on well.
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Hello Mucker,

Been a long tome since I also was on these forums. Nostalgic looking back over all the posts and the banter we all used to have. Seems the trucking avenue for Canada has really dried up. I'm not sure where it all is now or if there is any chance of moving over as I did all those years ago. It was so simple and easy then, such high demand yo could be there within weeks in some cases.
Im have been so many places in between leaving Canada it would take forever and bore you all to death. I am currently working in Northern Sweden on a very exciting project for H2 Green Steel as Head Of Logistics.

https://www.h2greensteel.com

Prior to that here in Lulea for a Facebook Construction Project. Its a wonderful part of the world and not too dissimilar to Canada, just more modern and not as backward



Hope you're good mate

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Hello Mucker,

Been a long tome since I also was on these forums. Nostalgic looking back over all the posts and the banter we all used to have. Seems the trucking avenue for Canada has really dried up. I'm not sure where it all is now or if there is any chance of moving over as I did all those years ago. It was so simple and easy then, such high demand yo could be there within weeks in some cases.
Im have been so many places in between leaving Canada it would take forever and bore you all to death. I am currently working in Northern Sweden on a very exciting project for H2 Green Steel as Head Of Logistics.

https://www.h2greensteel.com

Prior to that here in Lulea for a Facebook Construction Project. Its a wonderful part of the world and not too dissimilar to Canada, just more modern and not as backward

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvDIGSdHGC0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EisRnSbH6I8


Hope you're good mate

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Yes mate doing dead on!!!!!!
Has got wild quiet on here I see sadly!!!!!
Wonder where all the regulars are from years ago???
I'm just plugging away now with good aul Tesco on the artics,
‚Äč27.5% pay rises over the last 2yrs so DEFO can't complain LOL!!!!!!
Looking to retire in 2yrs when I reach 60yrs and possibly go back over to USA/Canada and do a harvest run again like I did in 2002.
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I'm glad your doing well mate, I suppose the truckers were a sought after breed during the pandemic so they had to increase the salaries to a point where they should have been all along, good to see. I always wanted to do the harvest run, must be an amazing experience, glad laugh and one off the bucket list. 57 now, busy with work and also looking to retirement so will miss out on that experience I think, shame because I always fancied that.

Yes all the old faces have disappeared from the forum which shows they are either all settled and no longer needing advice or decided not to make the move or did and left. Its a shame as we used to have a right laugh on here back from 07 when I first joined. I moved over to Canada 2009 and got PR within 10 months if I remember correctly on the PNP scheme via PEI. Jesus time flies doesn't it. I remember doing the flagpole down at St Stephens and asking if my wife could get a work permit and the girl said sure no problem at all... LOL that kicked up a stink with the Brits when we got back.. how the hell did she get that etc etc...

I still sometimes look back over Koogars Blog, think it is really great and disappointed I didn't do something similar. Its really cool to look back and see his (and Boots ) story from the night before departing for Canada, his arrival, training and then hitting the road to where he is now, really enjoy looking over it from time to time, good memories.

https://koogarboots.blogspot.com/

I don't know where the process sits now with gaining entry or even if the LMO & PNP system is still in place but it certainly helped a lot of people fulfill their dream of moving to Canada and quickly and easily rather than waiting 5 plus years, as I say 10 months for us to gain PR was really good.

Well you take care mate, are you still in NI?

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This played a part in the TV series Outlander recently, I was saying to the TV Ive been there LOL

Seen the Sopranos NJ Turnpike

Think this was down the I95 somewhere
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Yes mate still live in NI and two big lads now both in Grammar school,
one doing his A levels next year upper 6th and the other doing his GCSEs.
Hopefully pushing them both into the design/aeronautical Engineering direction for their careers as good prospects etc!!!!!
Your not too old to go on a USA/Canada harvest as you having the CDL trucking experience ANY "Custom Cutter" would bite your arm off to have you as a driver!!!!
What made you return to UK???
Who did you work for in Canada and where did you live??,
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What made you return to UK???
Main reason was I was offered a role in the Middle East which was too good to turn down. We lived in PEI and it was just not for us TBH, multitude of reasons just didn't suite our way of life and was not suitable for the dogs either. We had spaniels and walking them around the streets, or taking them to a tiny dog park for exercise, or having them kept on a lead wherever you went was not for us. The main reason though was the role overseas.

Who did you work for in Canada
As per the photos, Bulk Carriers PEI

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