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    CERB Question

    No, with her two paycheques on Apr9th and Apr15, she passed $5000 (the mployer made late payments on April, even though she was laid off on March)
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    CERB Question

    Hello everyone, My wife was temporarily laid off at the end of March, and her last cheque was issued on April 15. She passed the $5000 income requirement with that last cheque. We applied CERB on April 20th considering that she was eligible as this suggests: "Who had employment and/or...
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    Job for my wife as a newcomer

    Thanks everyone. The reason I am asking this on a forum is that I don't know exactly what choices we have for her without having a long training or education. Lots of options out there I know, but maybe someone in a similar situation could share his/her experience by saying for example "being a...
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    Job for my wife as a newcomer

    Hello everyone, We've been living in Canada for 1,5 years as PRs. During this time, my wife didn't have a chance to work as she was very busy with the settlement and our daughter. Now, as we are all settled and our child will be starting the pre-school day care next month, she can start working...
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    Why did I pay customs for bringing goods?

    Thanks. I think it happened because the books were shipped from a store. Probably they thought that they were not my personal belongings. But still it is interesting that I hadn't paid anything for the previous shipments.
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    Why did I pay customs for bringing goods?

    I will have my books (more than 500) shipped to Canada soon. I listed them in my “Goods to follow” list at my first landing. Will I pay taxes for them too? I thought those items would be exempt from any taxation.
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    Why did I pay customs for bringing goods?

    Hello everyone, I moved to Canada as a PR on 2018. I had my books from my home country shipped to me several times and never paid any duties or taxes before. For the last package though, DHL asked me to pay $20 for the customs. I don't know why it happened this time. The only difference from the...
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    Reliability Clearance

    Ok thank you.
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    First tax refund and CCB

    Yes, my pharmacy using my drug plan since the beginning. What is considered as low income?
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    Reliability Clearance

    This is acceptable as I am from a NATO country. May I ask you the source of this timeline? Thank you.
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    First tax refund and CCB

    I have dental, vision and medication benefits for everyone in my family through my job. When I was filing my tax return, first I tried to use the Simpletax software. It showed me around $3000 refund. I thought I must be doing something wrong. So, I decided to continue with an accountant. I...
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    First tax refund and CCB

    Thanks. I told them last year when I was applying for the CCB that I have a job already. They said benefits are calculated as to the previous year's tax refund. That's why I have been paid high benefits so far. My income is not low actually, and I don't understand why I have so high tax refund...
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    First tax refund and CCB

    Hello everyone, As a newcomer of 2018, I filed my first tax return this year. It seems I will have around $3000 refund. The government was paying us CCB, GST/HST and Trillium etc, all of those benefits; and I've also been working since the day I landed. So, how will the CRA take back this...
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    Reliability Clearance

    Wow, in that PDF it says: "The general wait time to process a Reliability Status is 2 to 8 weeks, provided that an out of country check and/or fingerprints are not required. The clearance process could be delayed if: You have lived outside of Canada in the past five years (this can increase your...
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    Reliability Clearance

    Hm, that's bad. Do you know how long does it take?
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    Reliability Clearance

    Hello everyone, I'm a PR living in Ontario for one year. I received a very nice conditional job offer, where they need to conduct reliability screening clearance. Since it requires 5 years back security screening, they will have to go back to the records from my home country. What I wanted to...
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    What is my responsbility as the inviter?

    Thank you very much Bryanna.
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    What is my responsbility as the inviter?

    Hello everyone, I am a 6 months permanent resident in Canada. I will invite someone to Canada as a visitor, and prepared an invitation letter. He will be sponsoring himself financially but I have declared legal responsibility for his actions in my letter. So, if he does something that he...
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    Why everyone calls Oakville expensive?

    Thanks everyone.
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    Why everyone calls Oakville expensive?

    Thanks aircanada. Do you know any other towns like Oakville in GTA? For example, Mississauga is too big and crowded for me.