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    My expriences so far ... first two days in Toronto!!!

    :) It is so interesting to read these comments and replies, the intellectually loaded replies, the job related ones and the Thailand vs Canada/West point of views ... 1. I have not deleted anything, perhaps the mods have done, let that be clear. 2. Let's talk about Canada and keep the...
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    My expriences so far ... first two days in Toronto!!!

    I try, each day. Sometimes I wonder if it does any more make any difference for anybody to think that the grass is greener on any other side or that life will at all be any better anywhere else being it Canada, UK, Australia or India, Pakistan or China. It seems that all hope is gone...
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    My expriences so far ... first two days in Toronto!!!

    ;D :D Tadaaaaa!!!!!! Look who is here
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    My expriences so far ... first two days in Toronto!!!

    Thank you. Yes, I m gone, but I do visit friends and family at times and certainly do not give up on offering advise or help if I ever could from afar. I lived it real big time and discovered all the hidden aspects of life in Canada, at least for Toronto, and returned home to now, 3 years...
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    My expriences so far ... first two days in Toronto!!!

    I am here, and reading ;-) A quick message from my side and thank you all for your lovely private notes. I m doing very well and great in fact ever since I returned to my own country, do miss Canada at times, certainly my friends and some family, certain things, but Europe is truly the only...
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    My expriences so far ... first two days in Toronto!!!

    Oh btw, I forgot to mention one more thing ... Since I am back here and mostly ever since I am settled in again, meaning got me a new job for a long time since the last one and all good, it seems that my Canadian friends are coming here to see me and have fun with me over here. So far, since...
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    My expriences so far ... first two days in Toronto!!!

    Awww ... don't worry, I am back here again :) Thanks to an Email notificitation and the utterly sweet and encouraging email from a respected forumer that I received today, I had no other wish but to log on and return to say Hi and to be surprised by the sheer amount of lovely notes I had...
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    My expriences so far ... first two days in Toronto!!!

    LOL ... SFD, what did you think of Germany or Scandinavian nations? I wonder if people in Canada did hear about the Neo Nazi group being arrested just last week for a number of hate crime attacks and murders they were charged with across Germany in the past few weeks? Such happens more often...
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    Europian Recession

    Here is my view and that is again based on the views of somebody I know who is in "the" scene for all his life and he is older than all of us I can assure you :) Canada's economy is strongly connected and dependent on that of US, Asian nations such as Japan, China, Taiwan or Indonesia but also...
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    My expriences so far ... first two days in Toronto!!!

    Hello SFD, Wonderful news to hear that you are doing good and soon will be moving forward towards more freedom, better education and above all lots of space to grow and hopefully to have your children to be growing up in a better place, not that the current one is bad but sure Canada is a...
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    My expriences so far ... first two days in Toronto!!!

    Hello Toby, Hello everyone, Hello Canada, Hope all is well with ALL of you and really doing greatly and I am so sorry and please forgive me if I haven't had time to reply and update you guys with the latest from my neck of the woods. It has been such a challenge to be back in Holland and I have...
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    My expriences so far ... first two days in Toronto!!!

    Whatever you guys say or comment, I don't know and I am all fine with any comments, that being negative and obnoxious or correct, sincere and honest, being you friendly or not, I am all fine with that, all I can say about Canada is that it is a place: Where one can make friends! Yes, the BIG...
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    Will immigrants get the right job?

    totally agree on this one with you. It will be in everybody's favor and good judgement if they land a job prior to landing in the first place so at least they can just go on organizing their new life and all while also working and sustaining themselves instead of taking a plunge into the...
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    My experience - Getting a job in Canada with my current multinational employer

    Thank you Ucan ... I indeed got better options and choices by comparison. In 2 weeks time after my return, I got a job and in the meantime, looking carefully for better options job-wise, there are plenty especially now that immigration law has become tougher for outsiders and so companies in...
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    First Tax Declaration

    I am subject to tax deduction over 2010 and I asked this lovely gentleman who was living close to my address to fill out my tax papers etc. But I wonder why they deduct such in 4 terms? I was told I will receive so much now, then so much at the end of each quarter. I paid $50 to have my taxes...
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    opening a Bank account

    Don't forget to mention the "Scene" card that allows one to at least have some fun in between the lines when looking for jobs etc to grab a movie or for some good family quality time. Scotiabank is my number one and will be my number one choice. They treat you at least like a real client and...
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    My experience - Getting a job in Canada with my current multinational employer

    For your information, I actually found a great job in Canada just on the day I was supposed to take my flight back home! I didn't post it here and didn't pay attention to that at all and thanked them for their interest and the time they spent reviewing my resume and skills etc. And I better not...
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    My expriences so far ... first two days in Toronto!!!

    I guess you better indeed apply for a study here rather than in Canada, SFD! You 'd love it here. Don't waste your time and precious energy and money on something not really worth trying. Just read the newspapers and keep yourself updated with latest on European continent and you will see that...
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    My experience - Getting a job in Canada with my current multinational employer

    or stay just where you are if you got a good job anyway! :P
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    My expriences so far ... first two days in Toronto!!!

    I am back in the Netherlands for your information all. It is OH SO DIFFERENT HERE! I have not started to look for a job yet and guess what, the recruiters call me all the time, in all the hassle to settle in, I am asked to go there and there, visit this, that and all pay very well...