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Ask me ANYTHING about Canada . Come on I dare you...... grin

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Re: Ask me ANYTHING about Canada . Come on I dare you......

Post Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:52 pm

Lorry "

I would say that the metropolitan Toronto area would have more possible I.T. positions than in all of Nova Scotia. Even with the recession, there are still lots of major companies here that are in business.

One area to look at is the Federal or Ontario Provincial governments, as every Ministry has a need for I.T. services, either as a contractor, or as a employee.

here is a link to the Ontario Govermnent employment website, take a look. New positions are posted every day, so go back and look often.

www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Jobs.aspx

Here is the national "Job Bank " website which is run by the Federal overnment. It has job listings in every Province in Canada. Remember that if you move from one Province to another, for a new job, most of your moving costs can be claimed back on your next year's income tax return, as a "employment expense ".

www.jobbank.gc.ca/

Lastly, the Saturday edition of the Globe and Mail newspaper , from Toronto, has a large section of " professional positions " adverts, where companies from right across Canada place ads . It is a good place to look. Ask around in your local business stores, to see who may have that particular paper, or perhaps check and see if the local library gets the G and M, Saturday edition, so you can read it.

About the weather in Ontario.

You have lived thru two NS winters, so I don't have to tell you that it does snow and storm down there, do I ? Winter in southern Ontario is milder in actual temperatures, and we get fewer snow storms that NS does, as we are 1,000 miles inland from the ocean. Toronto in summer is hot, no doubt, but it is also sunny and clear for weeks at a time, with not as much rain as NS gets.

I have lived in NS, and found it had good and bad points, weather wise. I prefer Ontario.

Jim b. Toronto.

 

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Re: Ask me ANYTHING about Canada . Come on I dare you......

Post Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:32 pm

Hi Jim,
Thank you again for your advice. Hubby is job hunting in Ontario and I guess we'll live near where he finds work.

Yes, we have lived through 2 NS winters but I heard it is alot more mild here than Ontario???
I don't mind really, you do get use to it although it was damn cold at -26 plus the wind chill!
I guess it's a good excuse to sample the clothes shopping in Ontario, buying more winter clothes. lol

 

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Re: Ask me ANYTHING about Canada . Come on I dare you......

Post Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:15 am

About the statement that hockey is our national game, that is not what I have heard. My understanding is that lacrosse is Canada's national sport, even though it is of course not as popular as ice hockey. Lacrosse has its origins with the original inhabitants of what is now Canada, and we should not ignore them. As for hockey, once we got trounced by the Russians we really had to think about it a second time!

Still Canada has a great record in winter sports relative to its population - hockey, figure skating, skiing.

 

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Re: Ask me ANYTHING about Canada . Come on I dare you......

Post Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:22 am

Lorry - I emigrated here in Jan 09 to Mississauga, Ontario and I found a family doctor last week in Milton.
They do exist (I saw an Ad in a Mississauga newspaperand we managed to get registered no problem)

Good luck if you do move.

Nicky

 

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Re: Ask me ANYTHING about Canada . Come on I dare you......

Post Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:36 pm

Thanks Nash.

I'm not sure what's happening yet, to be honest. We've just put our house on the market so we'll see.

Very Happy

 

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Re: Ask me ANYTHING about Canada . Come on I dare you......

Post Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:58 pm

Hello JB, newbie here with what i hope will be a challenging question for you:

Last Autumn i attended an immigration event in the UK at Earls Court, London. Whilst there i was discussing vehicle import regulations with a rep from an agency (name cant rembemer).

He told me that i would NOT be able to import my Motorbike (kawasaki Z750, 2006 UK PLates) becuase it was built for European Mkts and therefore doesnt satisfy US&Canadian import laws as it isnt more than 25yrs old.

Can you shed some light on where i can get a definitive guide/explanation of the regualtions for importing vehicles to Canada, as if i cant bring it in i gotta sell it.

Cheers

 

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Re: Ask me ANYTHING about Canada . Come on I dare you......

Post Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:04 pm

OK I think ive answered my own question:

from
www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafet.../index.htm

Vehicles manufactured for sale in countries other than Canada and the United States do not comply with the requirements of the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Act, CANNOT be altered to comply and CANNOT be imported into Canada. The only exceptions to this rule are vehicles fifteen (15) years old or older as determined by the month and year in which the vehicle was manufactured and buses manufactured before January 1, 1971.

Looks like im gonna have to flog it. Darn.

 

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