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Please introduce yourself..........

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Please introduce yourself..........

Post Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:17 pm

Folks :

I'd like to ask new readers of this forum to please take a minute to introduce themselves to the members.

A few bits of general information about yourself, where you live now, and why you want to come to Canada, would be very helpful.

As the forum leader, I try to answer questions, and find authoratative information sources and websites, to help you in your journey. When I give an opinion on a topic or specific question, I base my answers on a life time of living in Canada ( I'm 63 ) and my knowledge of the country and it's social systems. If I don't know the answer, I'll try to find out for you.

I liken this forum to a few people sitting around a table talking about stuff, but there is also a crowd standing around the table, listening, but rarely speaking up. All you have to do is look at the "views " that a topic gets ( some time hundreds of them ) to see that we have many more " readers " than "speakers " on here. I'd like to change that, if we could.

There are no "stupid questions " in my opinion. So introduce yourself and ask away !!

Jim B. Toronto. Ontario. Canada.

 

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Re: Please introduce yourself..........

Post Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:18 am

Well Jim its one of the best tables i have ever sat at...

Yes indeed thats a good point, one of my previous posts which you answered admirably i think from memory has over 2000 views now.

The thing about this forum is it never slows down, there are always posts and answers to them, most of the time.

I really think it is invaluable, and good people like yourself Jim are the very stuff of life, salt of the earth as the British say!

So anyway i`m Colin, i am 41 and i live in Northern Ireland, have done all my life.

It is a nice place to live, of course it has had a lot of well known negative history, thankfully it is ok now.

I`m disabled, i was injured in HM Forces, i have done mainly lorry driving but i need a new career as my disability has got worse.

Why Canada?

Well i just think it is a beautiful country, vast, interesting and exciting. It has lots of out door hobbies, and the people i have met from Canada seem pretty nice, i think Canadians have high moral values, something lost these days in general in the UK i think.

Of course i could be wrong, maybe Canada suffers from lack of moral fibre as much as here.

But it seems not....

 

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Re: Please introduce yourself..........

Post Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:50 am

Hi Jim
It's been a very long time since I've been on here. Had some major hic-cups with job hunting. Hubby was out of work for over 3 months. All job offers from Canada were put on hold due to global problems.
So, here goes. I'm NEARLY 40 (next year) have 4 boys (one of the reasons we're still here was I fell pregnant in 2007 during the work permit processs and decided to put it on hold). We live just outside of Birmingham. My hubby is a pipefitter and we have our fingers crossed for a job offer next year in Canada.
Why Canada, well, I was watching a tv program about moving abroad. Canada was on, Vancuver Island, and I feel in love with everything there was to offer. I've never been over yet, my hubby was there last year for 3 weeks. He made some amazing friends in such a short time. So many people offered help and advised on where to go and live. The one company he went to see even offered to help us find a house to rent, even if he didn't take that job! Someone he met even offered us his log cabin for a holiday once we got over there.
I'll try not to leave it so long next time.
Hugs


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Re: Please introduce yourself..........

Post Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:10 am

Hello Crafty..........

Long time since I heard from you. Glad that all is well with you, and that you are still trying to get here, to Canada.

The cast on here has changed, as you might expect, but some of the old timers come by, every once in a while, to chat. Take a look around and read the news, and comment as you see fit.

Cheers, Jim B.

 

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Re: Please introduce yourself..........

Post Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:32 am

I'm Alan, I'm 37, and I am a Canadian by birth, lived here my whole life.

Why do I come to expatfocus?

Well, it wasnt so long ago that my family were new to Canada. My mum is a first generation Canadian and my dad is second.

So the Canada was build by expats not so long ago, and its a terrific place. The more of you guys that come over here, the better it will be.

So if I can encourage you in anyway, I will.


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Re: Please introduce yourself..........

Post Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:42 pm

Hi all

Nic from UK here, still here in cold Uk. Ive been reading this forum for a while now and found out loads of info, so thanks for that.

I have a hundred questions which I'll get to at a later date, just to say we got our confirmation of PR last week after 2 years. So now have untill October to land in Canada.

We (my husband and two daughters 8,11) want to relocate to Fraser Valley BC if poss. We will go over hopefully July to Land and have a look round. Would love to hear from anyone in similar situation.

Cheers
Nic Razz

 

sauspop
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Re: Please introduce yourself..........

Post Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:08 am

Hi sauspop. Glad to have you here.

Fraser Valley is incredible. You will really like it.


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