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louiseg 3rd December 2008 05:18 PM

Introduction to the forum - Tell us about yourselves
 
Welcome to all the new posters!! As we have so many new posters to the Canadian forum, I though it would be great to find out a little more about every one. Please introduce yourselves so we get to know each other

Here's my brief bio.
Hi I am Louise, orginally emigrated to Canada from the UK in 2003, I was the primary applicant under the skilled worker category. Came with my husband and son (Oliver 18 months at the time)
Six weeks after arriving had a major family tragedy which threw me into complete turmoil, homesickness, dilemma, etc etc. Really took the edge off of our exciting move, and I just felt unsettled after that.
Anyway was offered a really good job back in UK in 2005 so returned there for a couple of years. Got bored with life there, and came back to Canada, (Canmore AB) in 2007. Now settled and very happy :D
I am glad I had the spell back in UK because it helped me to quantify what I really wanted and how I was going to get it. I would be quite happy living in UK or Canada I love them both.
I really look forward to sharing your journeys !!

miraculousmedal 3rd December 2008 11:02 PM

Thank you for starting this thread, Louise. This is great! We will be able to know each other better.

Anyway, I am Jocelyn, born and raised in Manila (Chinatown), Philippines. My husband and I came to Taiwan in 1994 with our 2 year old son (my eldest, who is now 16). We had additions, 8 and 6 years old now. Oooopppsss, an addition of a 3 year old golden retriever, too. In the course of my 14 years stay here, I've been thinking of migrating to UK. Had been to many phone and even video interviews but nothing came to success. 5 years ago, my hubby keep on telling me to apply for Canada instead. He said he prefer Canada for our family especially for our kids. Even my bestfriend who tried to apply for Canada advised the same. She's a dentist by profession but was never successful to Canada which made me frustrated to try my husband's advise. Until recently, I decided to surf over the internet all about Canada, including the processing, the different possible routes and all.... Believe it or not! I was convinced (though has never been there), that Canada is a good place to live especially for my three children. And, I can see that Canada is the least polluted place on the planet earth.

Right now, I've been posting my CV's to many (maybe 5) employers who I hope will be able to help me land the job of am good at, Logistics/Supply Chain Management. Am still reviewing every possible route out there... in every website I came across with... And the best thing that happened, I found this forum. What a great place to offer your thoughts, gain friends, and acquire information. With this forum, the more my family becomes very eager to land to Canada. Lovely, isn't it?

kkmm 4th December 2008 04:21 AM

oh yesss a good idea to introduce yourself to others specially here :) by the way I am Kamran Mahmood from Lahore, Pakistan. I work for an Internet Service Provider and its my 10th year in this company.

I married in 2001 and blessed with very cute Twins in Sep 2006 (you can find their pics on my profile page). I also applied for my immigration in Sep 2006 and still need to wait 2 or 3 more years :mad:

I love to chat with others, making new freinds all around the world is my favorite hobby. I also use my spare time in blogging or affiliate marketing.

I think its enough for right now before you click next introduction ;)

See ya and wish you all very best of luck.

-Kamran

PS. HAppyyyy BriThDAyyyY to MeeeEee :)

IOWgirl 5th December 2008 06:55 AM

This is a great way of getting to know others in here. My name is Kim I came to Canada from England as a nanny in 84. I have lived in a few places in England; Devon, the Isle of Wight and Norfolk. I was planning to only stay a year, but as you can see I ended staying. For the last 20 years I have been a support worker for adults with special needs, and I love it. I live with my boyfriend, we have two dogs and two cats. I will always miss England, but my home is here in Victoria, BC.

Fernando 6th December 2008 08:11 PM

Hello
 
Hi my name is Fernando Im 49 yrs. old. living in Spain with my wife and 2 daughters since 2001,and really looking foward to move to Canada.
Im from S.America but grew up in America.
The closest I ever came to Canada was when I was 12 to the Niagara falls.
I have a good feelingof the people and their way of life.
Hope to hear some positive comments and opinions to help me orientate and plan my moving.
Maybe by starting to tell me what are the most popular ,radio stations,newspapers magazines are.

thank you

louiseg 6th December 2008 09:25 PM

Hi guys, thanks for contributing. That is what makes the forum so great! if you are just visiting the site, the best way to get the information you want is to start posting and joining in the discussions. Networking will be your most worthwhile activity in your move.

Byrd Phlough 19th December 2008 10:13 PM

Hi All, Im Peter, 54 yo my wife is stacy. Im a contractor by trade. We live in Denver colorado.
I was born in Canada , but through the wonder of divorce I grew up in Chicago ,and now denver for the last 25 yrs.
Now its time for a change and having visited Canada we have found the people much friendlier ( that sounds so korny... you can find nice people everywhere).
They say that America is a great and wonderful country.....If it weren't for all those Americans
In fact that has been said about many countries and places.
nobody ever said that about Canada

I want to come home

miraculousmedal 19th December 2008 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Byrd Phlough (Post 85070)
Hi All, Im Peter, 54 yo my wife is stacy. Im a contractor by trade. We live in Denver colorado.
I was born in Canada , but through the wonder of divorce I grew up in Chicago ,and now denver for the last 25 yrs.
Now its time for a change and having visited Canada we have found the people much friendlier ( that sounds so korny... you can find nice people everywhere).
They say that America is a great and wonderful country.....If it weren't for all those Americans
In fact that has been said about many countries and places.
nobody ever said that about Canada

I want to come home

Hello Byrd, welcome here. When are you going back to Canada? Or, are you already there? Where in Canada were you born? Any kids?

Byrd Phlough 20th December 2008 04:23 PM

Hi miraculous.
I was born in Vancouver but left there at 3 months and spent the next 3 years in Toronto, Windsor and then later in Calgary. We were planing on going up in April and staying thru september 6 months then back to the states for a few more. I have 2 kids girl boy 26 and 22 grown thank god. Glad that part is past now. My wife has 2 grown also. Now we surround ourselves with 4 mini wiener dogs , much nicer.

g.strange42 22nd December 2008 04:25 PM

hi

Well I'm living on Cardiff Wales at the moment, studying film and Screenwriting, I;m looking to do my MA at Algonquin, however need to find a lot of funding to reach this goal. So I'm looking for help and advice and hopefully a few donations along the way.

Gabriel Strange


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