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mariache replied to the thread Expats can now vote on the Canada forum:
busman7 initially posted:
Good news for Canadian expats in foreign lands, we can now vote in Canadian elections. http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=vote&dir=reg/etr&document=index&lang=e Herr Harper went to the supreme court trying to disenfranchise us, it backfired so register to throw the Nazi wannabe out in 2015
mariache replied on July 28, 2014 with:
I agree with PM Harper that Canadian expats should not vote in Canadian elections as after a while of living abroad it is very difficult to follow and "feel" how politics and other issues are going or doing back home.
busman7 replied on July 17, 2014 with:
Only for 5 years after leaving, Herr Harper went to the supreme court trying to disenfranchise all of us, it backfired when the court ruled all Canadian passport holders could vote no matter how long they had been out of Canada. Voting for JT in 2015, the Nazi wannabe has to go!
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Btatlow posted BC Medical on the Canada forum on July 22, 2014:
I work outside the country on contract for 6 - 8 months per year. I am covered by the company for any medical issues. Do I still have to pay for BC medical?
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GuyB replied to the thread Hoping to move to Canada 1000+ mundane questions on the Canada forum:
annabellex initially posted:
I am finishing my MLS degree in a few months and want to work abroad in Canada for a few years or maybe forever. I'm hoping the proviso for librarians in NAFTA will help speed the process along, if I can land a job offer. I'm open to any city or town, even in the North Country. So here are my incredibly asinine questions: Do all apts require references? If so, from whom?? How does one get a driver's license? Can I get one without knowing how to parallel park? How does one move funds from the US to Canada? I don't have much, but I'm not sure BoA does business in Canada. Not to sound like a miserly a-hole here, but will I be paying taxes on the same money in two countries? How expensive is tax help in Canada? Is getting immigration help worth it? I'm a decent researcher, but I don't want to accidentally get deported. Does anyone know a good way to find/get a library job in Canada? I'm looking at the job boards and see some really fantastic sounding positions, including a couple that...wow...sound like so much fun. I just wish I knew if libraries in Canada really hire Americans... Thanks for any answers, ABEX
GuyB replied most recently with:
You cannot work in Canada unless you have the proper permits allowing you to do so. That said, a company has to apply for the necessary papers for you to have a work permit - which may be hard as the employer has to prove that your job cannot be filled by a Canadian resident first. You need to be legally residing in Canada before you can get a driver's license. And yes you must pass both theory and driving tests first. If you don't even know how the banking system works in your country, and that is you're finishing your MLS degreee, what chance do you think you have in settling in a foreign country? For tax purposes, you should be hiring an accountant after you get legal status in Canada who should be able to advise you based on your needs.
joband replied most recently with:
landlords and tenancy requirements vary greatly even within a city or town let alone in different towns and provinces. Each province has its own tenant regulations but many andlords dont seem to know about them, Many landlords are strict with refernces others not esp if they like you and you pay rent in advance. I did that once when divorced as i had no rental history but offered 2 months rent and a security de[posit. It may be illegal for the landlord to ask for that but you can offer what you like. Bottom line..it really varies. JObs here are scarce, just like everywhere else/
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busman7 replied to the thread British - Moving from Malta to Toronto in 2 months....Help on the Canada forum:
Smartypants initially posted:
Hello there, never done this before so pls bear with me. Apart from the whole move and finding somewhere to live, the unknown of it all (even though I moved to Malta from the UK) the main concern I have is my children. When we moved to Malta I was a single parent and my eldest son was 4. He is now 13 and I have a younger son who is 7 (half Maltese). Firstly, I've googled and googled..but can't seem to find what I need for them to register in school. Secondly, I have been informed that for my younger son, I need a letter from his dad to say he is happy for him t travel with me, but what about my eldest (he has never known his father and his name is not on the birth cert), do I need anything for him. Also, should I get them into school for the last month of term, or do I wait until the following school year?W If so, what do I do with the boys whilst I'm at work? We are moving over in just a couple of months as me and my partner have been offered positions, very short notice and an awful lot to do.
busman7 replied most recently with:
Go to the Canadian embassy wearing a burka and you won't have a problem!
kanoeboy replied most recently with:
I would have to agree with Ben. Canada can be quite strict on immigration. There is a lot of information of the government website; better still, as suggested, talk personally to someone at a Canadian embassy.
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busman7 replied to the thread Schools in Canada on the Canada forum:
Dodda initially posted:
We are Egyptian family & soon will be landing in Canada. My question: I have two kids at an international frensh school in Egypt. The problem is that their age is not comparable by ages in schools of Canada & I madly don't want them to lose year that they've already finished it wz perfect results, moreover they will be very sad to repasse the same year & they will be so disappointed to see some of their friends & colleagues from Egypt are not in the same grade with them, I am really upset from this issue. What should I do???!
busman7 replied most recently with:
Pay for private schooling!
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wonderfulschool replied to the thread BEST areas in Canada? on the Canada forum:
CanadaDreaming initially posted:
Hi guys, Where would suit my lifestyle in Canada? I am a single woman in my mid 30's with a dog looking to move to Canada next year. I have looked at tons of places but how do you decide when you are judging on crime rates and house prices..?! So, what I'd love is just some ideas on where would be good to look at. I might even do an 8 week recon before I make the 'big' move. I love good scenery, great outdoor activities and obviously dog friendly open spaces would be great. I like great coffee and a good meal and cocktail but don't want a manic city centre. Lots of boxes to tick but I don't expect to tick them all. I work for myself so employment isn't an issue but would like to be around similar age people rather than 20 year olds. Any advice about how to go about deciding where to look would be amazing!! Thanks all!
wonderfulschool replied most recently with:
A lovely place with great accommodation prices is Port Alice, British Columbia on northern Vancouver Island. Google it. Also Google the Rumble Sheet for Port Alice. We found it by accident and then decided that it was an ideal retirement place.
wonderfulschool replied most recently with:
A lovely place with great accommodation prices is Port Alice, British Columbia on northern Vancouver Island. Google it. Also Google the Rumble Sheet for Port Alice. We found it by accident and then decided that it was an ideal retirement place.
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adminee posted Survey about Healthcare in Canada on the Canada forum:
We've put together a brief survey about expat healthcare. The goal is to collect information from you about the quality and availability of medical services, health insurance, prescription medicines and emergency care in your region of Canada. We'll be soon publishing the responses to help others who are following in your footsteps. Please take several minutes to answer the survey. The more detailed you can be in your responses, the better. Thank you, in advance, for sharing and helping others moving to your area! http://www.expatexchange.com/eetr/addtiptopic/7
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Hi There, We are in need of help, my partner and I have been offered positions in Canada under a Intra company transfer. For the purpose of immigration, our Canadian employers suggested it would be easier to put the whole application through on my partner. So my partner is going through on the transfer and I have applied for the open work permit along side. But we are having a lot of problems with the CIC website. Its requesting a lot more information than what we were originally informed we would need, however, the whole application is now complete, except the study permits for my two boys. They are 13 and 7, I have been informed, we have checked with a visa agency in UK and I have seen it actually on the CIC website that study permits are not required for such ages. We even called a lady on the Hamilton school board and she too couldn't believe it. So can anyone please advise how we get around this. The fact is that the boys will not be attending school until Sept and we don't even know where we will be living yet, let alone what school they will be attending or the costs incurred. We are supposed to be there next month so any advise provided would be very much appreciated because we are at a loss. Regards
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A writer from the Associated Press is interested in talking to people who decide to retire abroad for reasons related to affordable health care. He is also interested to hear about other reasons why you chose to retire abroad. If you would be interested to speak with him and possibly be written about in his article, please send an email to Joshua Wood at: joshua@expatexchange.com.
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joband replied to the thread Events Industry Questions for Toronto on the Canada forum:
bordino initially posted:
Hi I have just received my family class Visa for Canada. So now I need to start the process of looking for work. I work in the events industry here in the UK and I need advice about working in Canada. My job has me building scenery, stages and Rigging for the events industry all around the world and I would like to continue that in Canada. I have already contact a few companies out in Toronto and to be fair I've had a pretty good response. What I was wondering, do I need to join a union to work in this industry in Canada? any help would be appreciated. Bordino
joband replied most recently with:
The companies that you contact should have that information.
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