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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...... grin

Post Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:49 am

Why aren't there any Canadians on Star Trek? Doesn't look good for the future.


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

Post Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:31 am

- Twofilas

Why aren't there any Canadians on Star Trek? Doesn't look good for the future.



No hockey up there!

 

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

Post Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:01 am

Hiya, I guess this is a bit serious for this thread but.....
my partner and I want to sell up here in France and buy a small farm in Canada - I like the look of New Brunswick - I have 12 years of experience as an organic grower. So here's the question: could the NB Provincial Nominee Program be the way for us to realise our dream of an organic fruit and veg farm in Canada? I know that if you get a job offer you're okay; and I know that if you're a minted businessman you're okay; I have even spoken to officials in NB and they seem to think it's possible! But I can't find an official guide for folks who want to farm there....... One official even laughed and said "well we got all of our farmers that way"..... that's not much help if I can't work out my next appropriate step. All help gratefully appreciated.

 

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

Post Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:35 pm

Ariege :

Welcome to the Expats Canada forum.

Your questiion is a good one, and one that hasen't been asked here brfore, as most people are looking for a employment position in industry, or comnerce.

New Brunswick gets a very cold winter, with months of minus C temps and prolonged snow storms, so I'm worried about how well fruit trees ( plums pears apples and peaches will do there. Root vegetables are no problem, and many people in NB grow them for cash crops.

Bear in mind that about 80 percent of the land in NB is forest, and tree cutting and lumber production is the biggest employment sector, with salt water fishing a close second. Agriculture is not nearly as robust as it is in other Provinces, mainly due to the soil and weather conditions.

Here are some links to various NB organisations, that deal with farming and crops.

www.gnb.ca/0027/index-e.asp

www.gnb.ca/immigration.../PNP-e.pdf

www.canadavisa.com/new...m-faq.html

www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AA...2&lang=eng

www.cog.ca/chapters/new-brunswick/

www.careerbeacon.com/bhn/

Each of these will lead you to a site that may be of help to you, especially the two about the NB Provincial Nominee Program. The intent of that program is to streamline the application process, with help from the Provincial government, to support your immigration apllication to the Federal Immigration ministry.

Please feel free to ask me about anything that you need help with.

I will mention that the Niagara region of southern Ontario is the home to tree fruit orchards , grapes for wine, and berry production, in central Canada, due to the mild winter weather, and the protection offered by the Niagara escarpment heights. It might be the better choice for a perfect growing location. The first wine grapes grown in Canada were planted there in 1811, by a Swiss vintner.

Jim B. Toronto.

 

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:16 pm

Thanks so much for all this info. I will follow it up. I will also widen my search to take on board what you have said about the climate. Cheers, hopefully I'll have time and reason to come back on these boards a lot more in the future.

 

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:31 pm

Ariege:

You are very welcome.

I'll just point out that NB is located on the Atlantic ocean coast, and it gets some very strong winter storms.

The Niagara penninsula is located over a thousand miles from the Atlantic, next to the Great lakes ( Lake Ontario, and Lake Erie ) which has a moderating effect on both the winter, and summer weather patterns. The mist from Niagara Falls is a constant year round moisture source, and as a result the entire Niagara area is an agricultural hot spot for growers of all kinds.

About a third of all the people in Canada live within a 150 miles of Niagara, about 12 million people, so the market in Ontario huge, compared to NB with less than 750 thousand people in it.

Another area in Ontario to consider in the Leamington district, on the shores of Lake Erie, towards the city of Windsor, opposite the American city of Detroit. Leamington is the "sun parlour of Canada " and has the most sunny days in the entire country, each year. Tomatoes and other field veggies are the choice to grow there. Both Heinz and Campbells soup have huge plants there, to can the produce as it comes from the fields.

Here is a link to the Leamington district website

www.google.ca/search?h...leamington

and real estate listings for the town and area.

www.teamconnect.ca/lea...s1675.html

Have a good look. Ask me anything that comes to mind.


Jim B. Toronto.

 

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

Post Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:01 pm

Hi Lorraine here again.
Can I ask about healthcare in Canada? I have read a few things that worry me. Dont get me wrong the NHS isnt brilliant but at least in the UK you know that if you have an illnes, like a throat infection, chest infection, (ie something that is easily treatable but if left could get quite nasty), that it will be treated quickly. It is important especially having a child that we have peace of mind that we will be able to get treatment in a timely manner.
In your experience has this been a problem?

thanks
Lorraine Question

 

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