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Postby katshimmers » 12/22/2011, 7:13 pm

Well... life is full of disappointment Johnny! HAHA I won't be staying here; moving on soon! I'll head West in due course.... don'tcha worry!
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Postby katshimmers » 12/25/2011, 12:03 am

Well... it took just 17 days... I fractured my wrist today - fell over on the sidewalk, despite being super careful all the time! Merry Xmas ya'll!! xx
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Postby Fabio_kun » 1/8/2012, 10:35 pm

Kat, how are things on your end?

I just posted a topic about studying in Canada. I'm a designer and plan on moving to Canada maybe next year to take a 1 year postgraduate course in Toronto. If things workout well I'll apply for a work permit or something like that and try to stay in Canada for good.

How do you like Canada so far?

What do you do for a living?
Still having a hard time finding a job?
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Postby katshimmers » 1/10/2012, 11:32 am

Hey there!

Sounds like you have a good plan! I'll check out your other post in a second.

Canada has been great so far, apart from the busted arm and lack of a job! I seem to keep picking places that aren't smart.

For example: Montreal - whilst almost everyone speaks English, they also all speak French. there are VERY few English only jobs around, so I wouldn't advise moving to Montreal unless you are bilingual. Don't move (unless you are studying of course) in the Christmas and New Year Season - even harder to find work (which is different from Australia because its a busy time there economically).

If you move to Niagara Falls (which is where I am located right now) for work, do so in the summer - there will be plenty of jobs around March apparently. so I am in the middle of figuring out whether to wait it out here until then, or to try somewhere else...

Historically, I am an administrator by trade. I've also done extensive work in Health and Safety in the mining industry in Australia.
I also used to sell band merch at gigs - which I loved but there wasn't enough gigs for me to do that full time in Perth.

Before that, retail experience as well.

I think there is probably plenty of work around for me: I just keep picking the wrong places at the wrong times so far! HAHA! Typical me....

*off to read your other post*

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Postby Johnny » 2/2/2012, 1:04 pm

montreal sucks.
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Postby katshimmers » 2/3/2012, 10:55 am

HAHA!
Well, it was nice enough - except for the icy sidewalk caper! Having a broken arm for the first stint of your visa SUCKS!
Looking to head Edmonton way at the end of the year...
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Postby Johnny » 2/8/2012, 10:13 pm

Don't let out oil sands scur you away! Oooooohoooooohoohoho!!
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Postby katshimmers » 2/9/2012, 10:34 am

yessir!
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Postby Neil » 2/9/2012, 12:05 pm

I hear alot of the douchebags live over toward Edmonton...
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Postby katshimmers » 2/9/2012, 4:13 pm

HAHA No Neil.... they're just everywhere!
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Postby Neil » 2/9/2012, 4:45 pm

katshimmers wrote:HAHA No Neil.... they're just everywhere!


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Postby Johnny » 2/10/2012, 5:49 pm

I'm a socialist. Fear me!
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Postby Neil » 2/13/2012, 12:40 pm

Johnny wrote:I'm a socialist. Fear me!


Fred Sanford's long lost brother is a socialist?
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Postby Johnny » 2/13/2012, 2:28 pm

Yes. Fear my mighty system of free health care, bitchez.
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Postby Neil » 2/13/2012, 7:51 pm

Johnny wrote:Yes. Fear my mighty system of free health care, bitchez.


And your badass junk yard that you opened up in South Central, LA? haha
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Postby katshimmers » 2/17/2012, 3:46 pm

All other conversations aside, things are rather undecided in my location right now. There is not a heck of a lot of work here and there won't be until May. I have a job confirmed at the Merch Shop, but not sure I can hang around doing nothing until then. I really want to work there for the summer, but boy is the season a slow starter

:/

Sorry... having a rough day!
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Re: I am moving to Canada!

Postby Fabio_kun » 3/21/2012, 2:48 pm

Are you still in Niagara Falls, Kat?

I assume there wouldn't be a lot of job openings in such a small city. Been there before and from what I could tell, Niagara lives off of tourists. Right?
Why don't you try moving to a bigger city?
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Re: I am moving to Canada!

Postby katshimmers » 3/24/2012, 5:12 pm

Hey Fabio, yeah I'm still here in Niagara Falls. I found somewhere to live so that has helped tremendously. Yes... this place certainly lives off the tourists. Thing is, I don't really want to do the big city thing - I try to be a bit different from everyone else. Most Australians go straight to Whistler, but I like to do things that aren't like everyone else.

things are getting better :) thanks for checking up on me!
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Re: I am moving to Canada!

Postby Johnny » 4/3/2012, 5:17 pm

Hurry up and get to Edmonton,


Imma gonna hit on you when you get here, mmmkay?
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Re: I am moving to Canada!

Postby Johnny » 4/3/2012, 5:19 pm

You should also become a hockey fan. More specifically, become a fan of the Senators. One of two Canadian teams in the playoffs this year.
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