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Commuting to Toronto

Old 22nd Aug 2008, 15:56
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Commuting to Toronto

Hello Fellow EK Pilots......is there anyone out there who is able to leave their family in Toronto and commute with any degree of success?.....Dadster.
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Old 22nd Aug 2008, 16:04
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't that mean you have to pay taxes in Canada? Kind of defeats the purpose of coming to EK for most people.

I do not know anyone who commutes to Canada but perhaps there is someone. Toronto flights are only 3 a week at present and I'm told quite full. So, with a somewhat educated guess, I think it would be difficult and expensive at the very least.
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Old 22nd Aug 2008, 16:09
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Yo Mensaboy

Thanks for the response.....the fact is I have applied to Canada for PR so will have to pay tax....family will have to live there for at least four years so just wondering whether anyone actually does it.....Dadster.
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Old 22nd Aug 2008, 16:46
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Since you won't be physically in Canada for, at a rough guess, 10 months of the year while working, you won't be eligible for citizenship in 4 years anyway. Not the idea of Canadian PR is to stay long enough to get citizenship and then b*gger off....
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Old 23rd Aug 2008, 15:19
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In any case the toronto commute wouldn't be reasonably doable. The flights are always full going to YYZ in the summer and coming from YYZ in the winter and are only 3 times a week. You'd be lucky to be at home more than a couple of days a month and the costs/sleep patterns would kill you.
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Old 23rd Aug 2008, 20:20
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family will have to stay in canada for at least 4 years !!!!!! what the F....#*& with that ???? canada needs people to sustain a certain growth and build a future for this country.................it's not meant for people to get a citizenship of convenience as somebody else mentioned.
As for the people who always bitch about paying taxes in canada, well, your kids might not be able to get cheap quality education and have a public healthcare system even if it's not perfect and has its own problems.
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Old 24th Aug 2008, 06:07
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"A! YYZ?"

"A!",
Why do you wan' to torture your lov' ones an' 'av dem stay in Toronto?
Commute to Toronto? Da flying time won' kill you but da recovery after being stuffed in economy (all dat his lef') for 15 hours on what appear to be a "EK 5_ _" flight, certainly will.
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Old 24th Aug 2008, 06:33
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Dear VV, perhaps you could send this link to your MP. It's only when you move to the third world you realize how little value we put on our citizenship. In the MiddlEast, it's like every second person you meet is Canadian (but thinks hockey is played on grass!). And somehow, every pilot from a third world country which does not have the UK passport has the Canadian one (and they love to rub it in your face, telling you how stupid we are to give them and their families free healthcare and higher education).
What is the Canadian passport? : an insurance policy
Why the Canadian passport instead of the US one? : it's cheaper (read free)
BTW, "free" is the single most used word when people talk about Canada...I remember it use to cost me a lot!
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Old 24th Aug 2008, 07:31
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My Apologies

Hello Pilots......sorry to cause such ruckus.....this process had started before arriving in ME......plan is to eventually migrate to Canada.....just needed some info....Dadster.
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Old 26th Aug 2008, 05:05
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Right, i let go the initial off topic posts. I have now trimmed the rant by Vickers Vanguard and the subsequent posts in reply.

Keep it on topic, re commuting to YYZ, or it gets binned

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Old 26th Aug 2008, 05:23
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Well done Gatwick

For a while there I thought the KKK had a Canuck branch.

Dadster - there are a number of guys who commute to Europe, UK and Aus. The further you are, the harder it is. Given the frequency to YYZ and your relative subload priority, you are in for a hard time. Be prepared to not see your family for weeks on end.

Have to say I fully understand the desire to secure your family's future. Some of the more xenophobic among our bretheren have no clue how hard life can be for those who draw lousy cards in life's lottery.
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Old 26th Aug 2008, 15:10
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Thanks L011 and Gatwick

L1011 and Gatwick...thanks for the replies....by the way I flew the L1011-500's for 14 years....greaat plane.....Dadster.
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Old 26th Aug 2008, 15:16
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Gatwick Nah, a tad north of London innit.

Sorry, must spank myself, that was off topic

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Old 26th Aug 2008, 16:18
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good moderating , jeeeeez gents he just asked a question. Why the xenophobia ? Most of us like the Cannuks here , just chill eeeh .
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Old 26th Aug 2008, 18:43
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It's hardly xenophobic to expect someone who wishes to gain Canadian citizenship to actually wish to become Canadian!!! It's also worth dadster knowing that only time spent in Canada, and paying Canadian taxes (on housing allowance as well as salary), will count towards citizenship. He could easily lose permanent residency if he isn't actually there.

On topic I think, Luton old bean.
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Old 26th Aug 2008, 19:51
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Where is the xenophobia? No one mentionned his race, color, gender or orientation. We just pointed out that it was not fairplay to dump the missus and monsters in Mississauga for 4 yrs and pull everybody out ASAP once you have the passports (but it is legal I assume).
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Old 26th Aug 2008, 19:55
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Thread closed, Jeez.

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