Canada, Here I Come!

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    Aug 15, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
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    Just got notice of my skilled professional application being accepted by the Canadian government.

    I'll be in Vancouver for a year!
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    Aug 15, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    Canada actually has position for professional Gym Cruisers? icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 15, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidCanada actually has position for professional Gym Cruisers? icon_eek.gif


    INORITE!
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    Aug 15, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    LIEV said
    paulflexes saidCanada actually has position for professional Gym Cruisers? icon_eek.gif


    INORITE!
    You cruise, you win; in Canada!
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    Aug 15, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    Welcome!
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    Aug 15, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    I think i might be in Toronto soon if work permits..
    And i have to go see a friend in Quebec City..
    (omg..i'm a whore on wheels ! )
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    Aug 15, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    Yay.. but take keepsake photo's of the sun and pack an umbrella
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    Aug 15, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    jealous!

    i want to move to vancouver after i graduate.

    did you have to get that application approved for a government job or what?
  • ac416

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    Aug 15, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    Congrats. And good choice, Vancouver is beautiful, trips there are like heaven for me with every view having mountains AND water in the background with the city In the middle. And the best sushi i ever had bc of their location to Asia !!!
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    Aug 15, 2012 2:28 AM GMT
    JR_RJ said
    LIEV said
    paulflexes saidCanada actually has position for professional Gym Cruisers? icon_eek.gif


    INORITE!
    You cruise, you win; in Canada!
    If it weren't so cold there, I could be a winner for once in my life.
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    Aug 15, 2012 2:33 AM GMT
    Yep our main crop up here is icicles..... oh and I think Quebec city is just 50 miles or so from Toronto....lol

    Good luck on your new job.... it's a little expensive to live in Vancouver, but it will be nice.
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    Aug 15, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    oh no, im hiding
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    Aug 15, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ said
    LIEV said
    paulflexes saidCanada actually has position for professional Gym Cruisers? icon_eek.gif


    INORITE!
    You cruise, you win; in Canada!
    If it weren't so cold there, I could be a winner for once in my life.
    What? I'm sure there is a warm gay bar waiting to have you over... you're not a loser! icon_mad.gif
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    Aug 15, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    JR_RJ said
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ said
    LIEV said
    paulflexes saidCanada actually has position for professional Gym Cruisers? icon_eek.gif


    INORITE!
    You cruise, you win; in Canada!
    If it weren't so cold there, I could be a winner for once in my life.
    What? I'm sure there is a warm gay bar waiting to have you over... you're not a loser! icon_mad.gif
    But it's too cold to be shirtless on the patio, so I'd never know who has abs and who doesn't.

    Gotta keep the priorities straight, ya know.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 15, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    Keep your costco account up to date ... Canadians are crossing over in droves to the US to shop at costco because it's like getting everything at half the price
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    Aug 15, 2012 4:39 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidKeep your costco account up to date ... Canadians are crossing over to the US to shop at costco because it's like getting everything at half the price


    huh? We have costco.
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    Aug 15, 2012 4:41 AM GMT
    OMG that would be a dream to live in Canada for a little bit.
  • O5vx

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    Aug 15, 2012 4:48 AM GMT
    Ya might wanna pack up on some different extreme weather clothing.
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    Aug 15, 2012 5:03 AM GMT
    WhyWhySee said
    O5vx saidYa might wanna pack up on some different extreme weather clothing.

    Vancouver doesn't get extreme weather. Unless you count sleet.
    Oh right, I live in one of the most extreme part of Canada so I naturally assume this must be the case for the entire country. Vancouver has got ocean to keep things just right.
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    Aug 15, 2012 5:03 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidKeep your costco account up to date ... Canadians are crossing over in droves to the US to shop at costco because it's like getting everything at half the price


    Living on the Cda/US border and back and forthing a few times a week I can tell you that is absolutely untrue. In fact most groceries are now cheaper in Canada than they are in Michigan at least..excluding dairy products and booze. Even California fruits and vegetables at Walmart in Canada sell for the same and more often less than they do at the Walmart in Michigan 3 miles away. Major appliances are now about the same and often cheaper as well.. I just bought a new top of the line KitchenAid dishwasher and believe me I priced it out at all the surroudning Michigan stores like Lowes, Sears even Amazon and I got it for $100 less than the lowest price I could find in Michigan including tax and delivery and removal of the old one.. Same with the Frigidaire upright freezer and Keurig coffee maker. All cheaper in Canada.
    Granted there is a better selection in the US but the prices have risen over there dramatically and our prices have actually come down.
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    Aug 15, 2012 5:21 AM GMT
    ^^^ I have to disagree with you. I've spent the last 7 months in NY, arizona, colorado, Texas, and Virginia then coming back to Toronto I see EVERYTHING is so damn expensive even BEFORE tax.

    groceries, dairy, appliances, you name it the shit is ridiculously overpriced. Almond milk was $2 in colorado and virigina I came back to toronto and its a little under $5--4.70 something to be exact. Protein is overpriced as well. When it comes to big purchases the bulk of the people i know in toronto buy from the states.
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    Aug 15, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    WhyWhySee said
    beneful1 said
    AMoonHawk saidKeep your costco account up to date ... Canadians are crossing over in droves to the US to shop at costco because it's like getting everything at half the price


    Living on the Cda/US border and back and forthing a few times a week I can tell you that is absolutely untrue. In fact most groceries are now cheaper in Canada than they are in Michigan at least..excluding dairy products and booze. Even California fruits and vegetables at Walmart in Canada sell for the same and more often less than they do at the Walmart in Michigan 3 miles away. Major appliances are now about the same and often cheaper as well.. I just bought a new top of the line KitchenAid dishwasher and believe me I priced it out at all the surroudning Michigan stores like Lowes, Sears even Amazon and I got it for $100 less than the lowest price I could find in Michigan including tax and delivery and removal of the old one.. Same with the Frigidaire upright freezer and Keurig coffee maker. All cheaper in Canada.
    Granted there is a better selection in the US but the prices have risen over there dramatically and our prices have actually come down.


    Are you sure that you're calculating the exchange rate properly? The dollars are pretty much par right now.
    With the exception of maple syrup, I have never heard of anything being cheaper in Canada than the US. Dairy products are generally about double the price in Canada than the US because our dairy industry has a quota system, and milk is more expensive to produce in Canada.



    Yes I can calculate exchange rates properly. I'm talking your everyday grocery items on the shelf.. the exception as I mentioned dairy products and booze, the prices are basically the same and often cheaper here in Ontario. I honestly don't know why all those people in Toronto rave about going over to Buffalo because stuff is "so much cheaper" . And then they waste all that time and gas getting there.. It's 5 minutes for me. Like I gave in my examples above and those are just a few.. I find the same stuff here less expensive all the time . Another example,, I bought a Black & Decker string trimmer here at our Walmart store for $75 Cdn last year.. A week or two later I'm at the Walmart across the river in Michigan and the exact same B&D Trimmer was $99 USD. Most small appliances etc are now about the same price or less as well.which makes buying them in the US moot. I was out pricing coffee makers like Keurigs and Tassimos figuring out which to get.. Again in most cases they were similarly priced or less expensive in Canada.
    Prices in the US have gone up, it ain't that cheap over there anymore like it used to be and they're still going up.
    I don't think this applies to the unfortunates living in BC or Alberta where grocery prices are for some reason way too high and out of line with what the stuff should cost.
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    Aug 15, 2012 9:19 PM GMT
    Congrats, man! icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 15, 2012 9:23 PM GMT
    robbee333 saidYep our main crop up here is icicles..... oh and I think Quebec city is just 50 miles or so from Toronto....lol

    Good luck on your new job.... it's a little expensive to live in Vancouver, but it will be nice.
    LMAO.. I read 'Testicles'...............
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    Aug 15, 2012 9:24 PM GMT
    leave your guns at the border.