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Canadian passport photographer

Can anyone recommend a photographer in New York (preferably lower Manhattan) that has experience dealing with Passport Canada's extra-finicky requirements for passport photos?
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse on Oct 12, 2011 - 16 answers

How do I move to Canada?

I am a US citizen. I would like to move to Canada, where my Canadian girlfriend lives and works. My company here in the US is willing to let me telecommute. What are the legalities involved here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2011 - 15 answers

Don't take my passport yet, please!

Canadian Passport Renewal: If I go down to the Passport Canada office and renew my passport in person, will they take away my old (still valid) passport, leaving me passport-less until the new one arrives? [more inside]
posted by cgg on Oct 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Missing my Canadian autumn...

How do I bring the awesomeness of autumn to a very rainy and cold part of Norway? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Oct 4, 2011 - 9 answers

what route to permanent residence should we follow?

[YANMIL] Me and Mr. wowbobwow are living in Canada on my student visa. We would like to stay and we have what appears to be two or three different options for how we can stay here and eventually get permanent residency or citizenship. Help us figure out what plan is more sensible. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Oct 3, 2011 - 3 answers

BC Booze in the Big Apple

Where can I find non-ice wine Canadian (preferably from BC) in New York City? [more inside]
posted by SpaceWarp13 on Oct 2, 2011 - 5 answers

This unAmerican Life, eh?

I love Planet Money and This American Life. I am looking for similar podcasts which are either Canadian or just less America-only/mostly. I do not like The Vinyl Cafe, I do like Wiretap. English or French only, please.
posted by jeather on Oct 1, 2011 - 18 answers

Getting from Hamilton to Orlando on the cheapity-cheap?

Flying from Hamilton, ON to Orlando on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by the dief on Sep 24, 2011 - 7 answers

O Canada! Tell me of your funny witch movies

Attention Canadians! I need help identifying a witch/fairly tale movie from the late eighties. [more inside]
posted by villanelles at dawn on Sep 4, 2011 - 0 answers

Canadian Seeks DirecTV HD DVR

I'm a Canadian who currently has a DirectTV subscription with a non-HD receiver. I want to be able to purchase an HD DVR and wanted to make sure I know everything before hand. [more inside]
posted by Peeekay on Aug 31, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me buy a winter beater

WinterBeaterFilter: What do I look for when buying a winter beater? [more inside]
posted by asnider on Aug 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Will the border patrol get pissy?

Will I have a problem crossing the US/Canadian border if I'm in the middle of a name change and my passport has my old name while my SSN card and driver's license have my new name? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Aug 30, 2011 - 8 answers

US Tax Law Change for Americans Living Abroad

As a US citizen, living and working abroad for many years, I recently heard of a new law that I must file tax returns on the US by Aug 31, 2011 or face a penalty. Anyone know about this? If US citizens live and pay taxes abroad, they generally are exempt up to $91,500.
posted by foxinsocks on Aug 27, 2011 - 9 answers

How screwed am I?

I am a US citizen who has been living and working in Canada for the past 10 years. I have not been filing tax returns to the IRS since 2001. [more inside]
posted by happy scrappy on Aug 24, 2011 - 44 answers

Should I buy a sleep apnea CPAP/APAP machine in Canada or the US?

Should I buy a sleep apnea CPAP/APAP machine in Canada or the US? [more inside]
posted by jkaczor on Aug 23, 2011 - 13 answers

Kindle 3 3G in Canada

I'm in Canada and planning on buying a kindle, and am currently deciding whether I should buy a Kindle 3G, or stick with the Wi-fi only model. I'd like to use it at the cottage, where there is no Internet Access, but (not-so-great) 3G coverage. It seems like there are some restrictions on international kindles that don't exist in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar on Aug 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Am I screwed?

I moved to Canada in 2008, but I haven't paid US taxes for the past three years. How much trouble am I in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me get started looking for a new Smartphone with Bell Canada.

My Palm Pre recently gave up the ghost 2 years into a 3 year contract with Bell Canada. I'd like to get a new Android phone with a good physical keyboard and a touchscreen. I'm not looking for specific phone suggestions, but places to do research: How do I know what models will work with bell, can I buy them away from bell and then use them with my existing plan, what sites have reliable reviews and what are just churning them out for a quick turnover. [more inside]
posted by Canageek on Aug 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Should I transfer CAD to EUR in bulk right now for the next couple months?

I'm a Canadian going to be traveling in Europe starting in a few weeks, up until maybe Nov. I originally intended to just withdraw funds from my CAD account when needed where I would get whatever the CAD to EUR exchange was at the given time. With the economy as it is should I consider opening a EUR account and transferring a bunch of funds right now?
posted by dino terror on Aug 13, 2011 - 6 answers

How does international law work?

What laws would govern the use of a fake Canadian ID in the USA? [more inside]
posted by 932 on Aug 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Can we fly internationally out of Canada if we live in the US?

Anyone had any issues living in the US but flying internationally out of Canada? We (English green-card holder me + US citizen wife) live in far upstate NY and it seems that flying to London and back out of Ottawa using Air Transat is the cheapest and quickest way. Are there any pitfalls I'm unaware of? Any craziness with border control between the US and Canada if you tell the that's what you're doing? Thanks.
posted by merocet on Aug 12, 2011 - 13 answers

Do I need a visa for a 7-week workshop?

Does a Canadian taking a 7-week workshop in the US need a visa? A non-profit organization is hosting the workshop, not an accredited school.
posted by JPDD on Aug 6, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I apply myself?

I'm applying again for an internship that I interviewed for previously but didn't get. How, if at all, should I modify my application this time? [more inside]
posted by Gin and Comics on Aug 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Questions about an American couple moving to Canada.

American here, with spouse. Thinking of moving to Canada within 5 years, but retaining US citizenship (both of us). One of us has quite marketable skills, the other is on disability. Will one of us being on disability hurt our chances?? Where do we start looking to learn about this process? How long does it usually take? What can we do to increase our chances of making this change? Anonymous so that work and a few other people don't find out before we let them know.
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Student House Needs New Tricks

I bought a house to rent out to students. What should I buy? Cliche/common examples include a pool table, foosball table and a dartboard, but I'd like more varied and unique ideas. [more inside]
posted by Ragingmelon on Jul 31, 2011 - 73 answers

Stolen in Transit

How to ship items to Kenya from Canada? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Jul 29, 2011 - 6 answers

How can I stop my city government from outsourcing the decision to outsource government services?

I'm looking for research or advocacy groups that are critical of governments that hire consulting firms such as KPMG for budgetary advice or auditing purposes. Other than The Yes Men, please ;) [more inside]
posted by copystar on Jul 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Airport security re-screening

When transferring between connecting flights in Canada, do you need to go through security screening again? [more inside]
posted by problemspace on Jul 27, 2011 - 10 answers

Living on the Edge... of Canadia

I'd like to move (from the USA) to Toronto for a year or so. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by polly_dactyl on Jul 23, 2011 - 8 answers

What's to do on a honeymoon in Vancouver?

What stuff is there to do *next week* in Vancouver, BC? (7/25-8/1) Time sensitive and general touristy suggestions both need apply! [more inside]
posted by absalom on Jul 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Regional Netflix Canada selections?

What's with my Netflix Canada selection? [more inside]
posted by attente on Jul 16, 2011 - 10 answers

Buying swimsuits in a country where they're useless for 10 months.

Canadian-stores-suck filter: Looking for a cute and yet athletic tankini-style swimsuit. Problem? I'm super picky and I need to try it on. [more inside]
posted by AmandaA on Jul 12, 2011 - 14 answers

What's the Canadian equivalent to the 5th amendment?

Canada's equivalent of the 5th amendment? I'm looking for recent case law precedents or well publicized examples in the news involving individuals compelled to give up encryption passwords or other potentially self-incriminating information.
posted by thewalrus on Jul 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Quebec City!!!

Spending a couple days in Quebec City in early/mid-August. Where should I stay? Is it worth it to pay for more for somewhere in the old city? What is the parking situation? [more inside]
posted by leedly on Jul 11, 2011 - 4 answers

Dense, walkable, cute affordable Canadian cities?

Asking this question for my mom: where should I live in Canada? (criteria: dense small city, pretty, affordable, walkable, climate not too cold.) [more inside]
posted by Jeanne on Jul 9, 2011 - 27 answers

Canadian Health Insurance for Tourists

Help! Just arrived in Canada for a short trip but forgot to buy tourist health insurance before arriving... [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Jul 7, 2011 - 15 answers

Looking for a GPS solution to get me to Canada.

I will be traveling from Utah to British Columbia with my family and visiting the area for two weeks. I want to use a GPS and am not sure whether to get 1) a bluetooth GPS receiver, coupled to one of our idevices, 2) a cheap Android phone, or 3) a standalone automobile GPS. [more inside]
posted by craniac on Jul 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Crossborder Debit Dilemma

I was recently in Canada (from US) and tried to use my debit card to buy some groceries. Two different cards were rejected, for different reason codes. I would have experimented more, but I was standing between a rapidly angering Canadian woman and her beer. I see by Googling that Canadian debit cards use a different network, Interac. Are there any banks/credit unions that issue debit cards usable in both Canada and USA. I know I could've used ATMs and cash, but this would make for a less hassling cross-border experience.
posted by ackptui on Jul 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Canada Day in NYC

Where are the best Canada Day celebrations (Friday, 7/1) in New York City (the first four boroughs are best)? [more inside]
posted by mccn on Jun 29, 2011 - 4 answers

What are the pros and cons of trying to become an English professor in Toronto for a fiction writer (and how feasible is it)?

What are the pros and cons of trying to become an English professor in Toronto for a fiction writer (and how feasible is it)? [more inside]
posted by skwt on Jun 20, 2011 - 18 answers

O Canada

Advice for driving in Western Canada ... [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on Jun 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Where in Canada can I buy individually sized condiments?

Is there a website that sells individual servings of condiments that ships to Canada and doesn't charge an arm and a leg for shipping? I found out about minimus.biz, but the shipping fees were close to $40. I'm specifically looking for things like mayonaisse, ketchup, soy sauce, salad dressing, cream, etc.
posted by Proginoskes on Jun 14, 2011 - 5 answers

HALP!

Help me figure out what to do with my life! [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Jun 11, 2011 - 9 answers

Canadian Prepaid Phones

What's the cheapest prepaid cell phone I can get in Canada and how can I set it up without a computer? [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Jun 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Tax Me Home, Country Roads!

If Alberta had no oil, would a 5% provincial sales tax make up for the lost tax revenue? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Jun 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Craving cold Kinnie and hot pastizzi

I live in Calgary, Alberta. Is there a place I can buy Kinnie (the Maltese soft drink) locally? [more inside]
posted by angiep on Jun 3, 2011 - 4 answers

trailer park boys movie versus series

Where does the Trailer Park Boys movie fit in with the series? [more inside]
posted by yesster on May 31, 2011 - 12 answers

Best of the Queb...ec and Ontario city events

What should I hit in Montreal and Toronto? I have two weeks available and I want to bend them around unmissable events in each city. Aug/Sept. [more inside]
posted by roobot on May 30, 2011 - 8 answers

My Canadian Curling Quest

How can we go curling one afternoon on our Canadian Ski Trip next winter? [more inside]
posted by Flood on May 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Can a US citizen retire to Canada?

The earliest I could possibly retire is about 15 years away and I've been thinking about retiring in Canada somewhere. The catch: I'm a US citizen and I don't currently live or work in Canada. Am I kidding myself? [more inside]
posted by tommasz on May 23, 2011 - 6 answers

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