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Getting started as workers in Canada

Our first day back in Vancouver was very productive, armed with our new work permits we set out to get ourselves sorted so we could start applying for jobs. Getting a SIN number Similar to a NI number in the UK, the Social Insurance Number (SIN) is essential if you want to work in Canada and is fortunately very easy to get your hands on … Continue reading Getting started as workers in Canada

Activating our Canadian Work Permits

Boring post alert: probably only of interest to nosey people (looking at you Mr P Slaymaker) and those wanting to go to Canada on a working holiday visa For some reason, as the coach started to approach the Canadian border on our return from Seattle we both got quite nervous. Perhaps it was because this marked the end of our travels and the start of … Continue reading Activating our Canadian Work Permits

Chariots of Fire 2013

Bye bye Cambridgeshire County Council

15th September 2014 – I’m at home, yet I’m not on annual leave, I don’t have flexi-leave, I’m not working at home and neither am I ill. No, we’re just a couple of unemployed bums! Also the Cambridgeshire Cycle Challenge starts today (unashamed plug…). 18th February 2008 – day of my 22nd birthday. My dad drives me up to Cambridge (good old Dad Taxis) for … Continue reading Bye bye Cambridgeshire County Council

Sorting out the boring bits: travel insurance

Compulsory and important but confusing and boring to research, pretty much sums up our experience of travel insurance. Going for such a long time and not having return tickets makes things more difficult than our usual quick search on a comparison website. As we book more and more of our trip, especially expensive things like train tickets and flights, it becomes increasingly important that we … Continue reading Sorting out the boring bits: travel insurance