O Canada!

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  1. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Moved to fibe 500 yet? :p
     
  2. ni9ht_5ta1k3r

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    don't think so LUL
     
  3. FerrisXB9R

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    Damn, 500? I *CAN* get 300/300 here, but that's the fastest I've seen.
     
  4. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    It's available over there now yes?
     
  5. sTeeLzor

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    Surely after a point, it really becomes redundant how much faster your net is?

    I am not certain that 30MB/s would meaningfully increase my life any better than 10MB/s I currently get.
     
  6. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    True for most usage yes, just downloads of bigger files are obviously quicker. So yeah, just depends on your usage.
     
  7. FerrisXB9R

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    Also useful if there's more people in the household.
     
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    Who did you all use for insurance when going over on a 2 year International Experience Canada (IEC) visa? It apparently needs to have the full 2 years coverage in place before entering the country...
     
  9. ni9ht_5ta1k3r

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    I did world nomad's for 1 year. the problem is no insurer will insure for 2 years so you have to get 2 separate policies and if you don't have enough to cover the 2 years you'll only get a permit that covers the length of the insurance policy i.e. if you have only 1 year of insurance then your visa will only last 1 year IIRC.

    On another note, my excitement for living here in Canada has waned a lot in the 3.5 months i have been here looking for work. I have been so frustrated by the number of rejections that it makes me feel like I am somehow not good enough for whoever.

    I've pretty much stopped sending out applications for the time being so I can give myself time to go travel and see other cities in Canada, and recompose myself before I decide if I want to keep looking or leave after I get my chest tattoo done.

    I think the root cause of my problem is that i came for not the best reasons (i.e. get more tattoos done by one particular artist) and so the more I think about it the more I feel lucky that I at least have that option to go back to Australia.

    If I do end up coming back to Australia then I'll let the PR lapse or voluntarily give it up.
     
  10. holdennutta

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    Just got back from three weeks in Canada. Such a nice country.

    The weather was a bit shit though... 30+ degree c? No thanks!!!

    Really enjoyed Ottawa and once I got over the vast number of people in Banff I enjoyed the scenery a ton. Vancouver, despite a very poor initial impression, was enjoyable as well. It was just a shame the wildfire smoke followed us to Banff and from Banff to Vancouver and we didn't get to see the long views.

    Niagara falls is a disappointing cess pit of all the worst parts of humanity destroying nature.

    Would very happily return to explore more. Air Canada was pretty damned solid too! Flew them BNE>Vancouver>Toronto, Ottawa>Calgary, Calgary>Vancouver, Vancouver>BNE and I think the total delay across all of those flights may have been 90min.
     
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    Glad you enjoyed the visit!

    Yes, it's been unusually hot this year. We had a day at 39 deg C last week.

    Yes, Niagara is hugely commercialized, but Ottawa, QC, and Montreal are all beautiful cities. Vancouver and Toronto are enjoyable in different ways, I think. Where QC, for instance, is so picturesque and filled with history, I find Van and the GTA to both seem so fundamentally alive.

    If you had the time, I would have suggested Kananaskis as well as Banff. It has all the grandeur but is much less of a tourist mecca than Banff or Jasper.
     
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    looking to take time off job hunting to check out ottawa and montreal....any good things to check out while there?
     
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    Depends what you like, although I only spent a day there -- really only enough to see Parliament Hill. If you're in Montreal, check out Schartz's Deli.
     
  14. ni9ht_5ta1k3r

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    Starting to not like Toronto now... I think by December - January I will be done and want to return to Australia.
     
  15. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Why's that? Didn't give it very long.
     
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    How is 8-9 months not very long? I went into this with some really bad/unsound reasons and therefore I didn't have any real incentive to make me stay long term. Out of every application I have made and have had interviews I either get rejected, get no response, or get promised to be in another round of interviews but hear nothing... Even after sending a follow up to see what the deal is.

    So I don't get it. It could be my interview technique but the fact that I am still not in a job is disturbing and annoys the hell out of me to the point where I think that I am just not good enough for Canadian companies.

    I'm ok with admitting that I fucked up in my decision making.
     
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    This is standard for job applications in Canada.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Yeah I really don't see anything totally out of the ordinary. It can take a while to find a job unless you're absolute cream-of-the-crop and it can take some time to fill positions also. I know ours can easily take 2-3 months from start to someone new sitting at a desk. I'd say if he has gone 2-3 years without anything then time to reconsider, if finances permit that is.
     
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    My patience is limited unfortunately.
     
  20. MR CHILLED

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    Money too? :p
     

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