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Laid off and freelancing

I was recently laid off. I am searching for a new permanent gig, but in the meantime I would like to try to earn some extra money by freelancing. I want to understand the implications of this and make sure that I am not overlooking anything that I need to consider. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jul 18, 2016 - 2 answers

How do you get good medical care?

Need ideas, experiences and resources re questions to ask at a first appointment, steps to take before even making that appointment, being a good self-advocate, managing anxiety, and setting reasonable expectations. [more inside]
posted by cotton dress sock on Jul 13, 2016 - 8 answers

Splitting royalties between co-authors on Amazon

A friend of mine and I would like to self-publish a book together on Amazon. How do we split the royalties when Amazon only allows one payee and how do we deal with the tax implications? Added complication: one of us is the U.S., the other is in Canada. [more inside]
posted by pised on Jul 7, 2016 - 6 answers

Which neighbourhood in Victoria, British Columbia should we live in?

My partner and I are moving to Victoria from St. John's, Newfoundland. What neighbourhoods should we focus on to find an affordable stand-alone house to rent? [more inside]
posted by jardinier on Jun 30, 2016 - 6 answers

How can I used my iPhone SE in Canada?

I'm traveling to Canada this weekend from the states (Oregon to Vancouver BC). How can I use my unlocked, GSM iPhone SE (currently on Ting) while on the trip without incurring massive data fees? [more inside]
posted by alan on Jun 30, 2016 - 4 answers

Best places to live in Scotland (or Canada)?

The UK voting for Brexit has turned my 'I'd like to live in Scotland someday' to 'if there's even a whiff of independence I'm am definitely moving up there - back up plan = Canada'. So where are recommended places to move to? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jun 24, 2016 - 10 answers

Applying for permanent residency in Canada: seeking help/advice

I recently had to move to Canada for work, and now I need to apply for permanent residency. Even though my employer got me legal help, I'm totally overwhelmed. Are there any services or professionals, or even just good books or websites, designed to help people navigate this process in an efficient way? [more inside]
posted by lotf629 on Jun 16, 2016 - 6 answers

Quebec City: Low-key Restaurants and Attractions

So we will be getting away from the kids for a few days the last week in June to Quebec City. Where should we eat and what should we do to relax? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Jun 15, 2016 - 9 answers

Help me plan a Canadian Rockies road trip

I want to drive from Calgary to Vancouver with my partner, most likely in October. Every aspect of our trip is so flexible that I'm having trouble nailing down an itinerary, plus we've only got a few places we definitely want to see and thus could do with some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by terretu on Jun 13, 2016 - 18 answers

Where can I see a bear in the wild on Vancouver Island?

I'm visiting Vancouver Island this week and next. I have a free weekend. I am from Australia and have never seen a bear. Apparently Vancouver Island is full of them, but presumably not in downtown Victoria. I've seen tours advertised to go look at grizzly bears, but they are at least 3 days long, over a thousand dollars in price, and I don't care whether I see a grizzly or a black bear: I just want me some bears of any of the varieties. [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jun 8, 2016 - 16 answers

Bring the best of the world to my home reno!

I'm a Canadian doing a large scale home renovation. I know Japanese-style toilets, and German-style tilt and turn windows, and they're amazing. But what else am I missing? Can you recommend any other game-changing home innovations from around the world that aren't common in Toronto, Canada? [more inside]
posted by evadery on May 24, 2016 - 35 answers

Should I stop paying taxes? Canadian edition.

Should I ask my HR department to stop auto-deducting federal & provincial tax from my paycheque, given the following conditions? Alternatively, can you recommend a good personal tax advisor in Vancouver, Canada? [more inside]
posted by monkeymonkey on May 17, 2016 - 8 answers

Toronto For First Timers!?

We're NYCers going on a 2 week trip to Toronto on the 26th. We've never been! What are the new exciting sites? The old established stuff? (Again, we've never been!) We like history, werid engineering dork stuff, movie stuff, dive bars, gayness, unusual stores and secondhand vintage menswear. We don't drive, but we'd like a nice trip out of town by train or even bus. Exciting cuisine a must overall. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 13, 2016 - 52 answers

Best place to buy fabric in Ontario, Canda?

Looking for best place to buy fabric somewhat cheaply in person or online that will ship to Canada at a reasonable price! [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on May 12, 2016 - 4 answers

Title of a Canadian comedy TV series?

I watched a quirky ~10-episode Canadian comedy TV series 2-5 years ago. I recall it involved an auto body shop, alcohol, and a bank heist. [more inside]
posted by kiblinger on May 10, 2016 - 7 answers

Canada's really big

I got some great suggestions about visiting British Columbia last year, but we didn't make it that far because we already had so many stops. This year we want to visit Crater Lake, Portland, B. C., and Seattle (in that order, due to the timing of an event in Seattle and having to rush back home for the fall semester). And I have some more specific questions about the whole Canada thing. [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on May 8, 2016 - 23 answers

Advice for first out of country business trip

I am going to Ontario for a week long business trip in one week. I have never traveled for work, I have never traveled out of the country, and I am terrified. Can you help me understand what I should expect? [more inside]
posted by motioncityshakespeare on May 7, 2016 - 16 answers

Do any places like this exist?

What, if any, Canadian (or easily moveable-to, for a Canadian citizen) cities/towns/communities meet the following criteria? [more inside]
posted by cotton dress sock on May 6, 2016 - 31 answers

Are you a politically progressive person?

What does 'Progressive' mean in Canadian Politics? [more inside]
posted by Kilovolt on Apr 8, 2016 - 8 answers

Is there any way to get into Canada with only a copy of a passport?

Is there any way to get from the US into Canada with only a copy of a passport? [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Apr 3, 2016 - 12 answers

Getting voicemails automatically sent to email (in Canada)

For years I used Google Voice to have all my voicemail forwarded to my email inbox. It was great. Then I moved to Canada, and Google Voice will not connect to Canadian numbers. I have spent many hours trying to figure out a workable solution that will do the same thing (forward voicemails to email as .mp3s) in Canada and have not yet found anything. [more inside]
posted by lotf629 on Mar 30, 2016 - 8 answers

Where to Visit in British Columbia in the Summer?

In mid-August this summer, my family is planning on spending a week and a half in British Columbia, driving from Seattle. We’ve been to Vancouver. Where else should we go? [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo on Mar 27, 2016 - 23 answers

Toronto Hotel For A First Timer

We're visiting Toronto for the first time! We need a place to stay for two weeks! We don't know what to look for in a hotel aside from a nice place, but I'd like something fun and the SO would like a quiet place with lots of amenities (think wifi and breakfasts) that isn't too, in his words, "werid". All suggestions open and none of us drive, so public transit links/ access to typical tourist tat are key.
posted by The Whelk on Mar 25, 2016 - 15 answers

How do Canadian cooks measure?

How do Canadian home cooks measure in the kitchen and at the grocery store, with respect to metric vs. imperial units? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Mar 16, 2016 - 34 answers

Car insurance, Ontario edition

(Asking for a family member). They were rear-ended in someone else's car, as a passenger, in February. The insurance of the driver of the car she was in has told them that claims (for physio etc) need to go through their soon-to-be-ex-spouse's insurance--they separated in September. My family member said that the insurance adjuster used a specific word they can't remember, but that essentially as a married (on paper) person, the spouse's insurance takes precedence. [more inside]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Mar 15, 2016 - 8 answers

Good eats in downtown Halifax

Where are your favorite places to chow down in downtown Halifax? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Mar 12, 2016 - 10 answers

SF/F MAPL? SVP! ASAP!

My wife and I do a radio show on a community station in Canada, usually roughly theming the show around something in the community (or going on with us) every week. A comic-book/SF convention is rolling through town next weekend. We try to have a lot of Canadian content on the show. What Canadian musicians have performed songs about SF/fantasy/comic-book themes? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Mar 5, 2016 - 21 answers

Does a Canadian, freelancing for a UK company, file UK income taxes?

I've been offered a bit of freelance editing work by a British publisher. As a Canadian, I know I would have to declare that income when I file my Canadian income taxes. But would I also have to file income taxes with the British govt? Bonus UK tax question after the jump! [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Mar 3, 2016 - 2 answers

Where should I shop for women's clothing in Vancouver BC

I'm going up to Vancouver for the weekend soon and find myself with a bit of a clothing budget and a favorable exchange rate. I don't shop at the same stores as my woman friend up there due to differences in taste and size range, and my other woman friend there is off at a meditation retreat so I can't ask her. Given the preferences below the fold, where should I shop for clothes and shoes? [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Mar 2, 2016 - 14 answers

Confused Canadian seeks financial counsel

I'm a Canadian in the Bay Area. I don't know if I will eventually return to Canada or remain here in the U.S., and I'm trying to make some fairly simple financial decisions. Who can I talk to about the tax implications of investing in a 401k, buying American index funds, etc? [more inside]
posted by mellifluous on Feb 29, 2016 - 1 answer

What games are popular in Canada?

A good friend is moving to Vancouver (from the US) and I'd like to get him a Canadian board/card game or two as a going away gift. What games are popular in Canada? Or classically Canadian? Or have a Canadian version that is different enough from the US'ian to matter?
posted by pennypiper on Feb 24, 2016 - 16 answers

Buying an New Computer (Apple Desktop). Looking for Options...

I am in the market for a new desktop, and would like an iMac. Wondering if there are other options (read more inside if interested). [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 24, 2016 - 10 answers

how do i transport my cat from nyc to montreal?

So, my cat is too big to fit in the small pet carrier that's allowed for Delta flights between nyc and montreal, so I can't take my cat as a carry-on. It doesn't look like I can take my cat with me via greyhound or amtrak, so, what are my alternatives?
posted by and they trembled before her fury on Feb 8, 2016 - 20 answers

Filing (very) late income taxes in QC, Canada

For pretty terrible (and irrelevant) reasons, I haven't filed my taxes in (I think) 5 years. Now I really really need to do them, but I don't know how to start and I get panicky just thinking about the insurmountable piles of paperwork, potential money owing, and even criminal charges. I'm in QC, Canada. If anyone else has dealt with late filing or voluntary disclosure in Quebec, please help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2016 - 21 answers

Can I ship alcohol and/or cheese from Canada to Bulgaria without hassle?

A friend would like to send me some things from Canada, and I want to check up on the legality and potential hassles of doing so. Any input would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by jpziller on Jan 26, 2016 - 8 answers

Fragrance/Dye/Optical Brightener-free Detergents: Canadian Edition

I'm looking for a couple of laundry detergents that are fragrance, dye, and optical brightener-free. One for whites, one for colours is fine, but if someone can recommend one that's colour-safe and will clean both, that'd be great. Bonus difficulty: Available in Canada.
posted by Kreiger on Jan 25, 2016 - 10 answers

We're living somewhere else for a month. But where?!

We rented our house for 5 weeks in July and early August, so we're outta here (here being White Mountains, New Hampshire). We've got two dogs and a hankering for adventure. Where in the U.S. or Canada should we live for a month or so this summer? [more inside]
posted by nosila on Jan 23, 2016 - 11 answers

Montreal Trip -- How to maximize exchange rate value?

We are planning a vacation in September of this year and noticed that the Canadian dollar is forecasted to drop as low as ~.55 USD. What is the best way to capitalize on the exchange rate favorably (as US citizens) and how long should we wait/watch the rates to get reservations? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Jan 15, 2016 - 2 answers

Retirement planning for a 30-something Canadian in the UK

I'm a Canadian citizen, resident and working in the UK, but I also want to go home eventually and to work more in Canada. How do I plan for old age and retirement? [more inside]
posted by psychic tee vee on Jan 9, 2016 - 2 answers

Canadian alternative to American Express?

I am a longtime AmEx customer (nothing fancy, just a charge card) who just moved to the US from Canada and who needs a new credit card. I love the customer service of AmEx--I trust them, especially, for travel and for dispute resolution. So far AmEx Canada has been iffy (reasons below). I'm happy to pay an annual fee. What's my best bet? [more inside]
posted by lotf629 on Jan 2, 2016 - 14 answers

How does my SO move to Canada?

I live/work in Toronto as a permanent resident. My queer SO is a US citizen through and through, and lives in Maryland. Long distance sucks, and we are hoping to move her here next academic year...but logistics are complicated. I need your ideas, expertise, experiences etc of moving North across the border! [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Dec 26, 2015 - 11 answers

Should I Buy An Apple TV?

Ok, so I posted this question a while back. I got some great responses and insight, however, I still haven't decided if I should purchase an Apple TV. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Dec 23, 2015 - 15 answers

Best Canadian cell phone for emergency use?

What's the best Canadian-available cell phone/plan for someone who will only use the phone very, very occasionally? [more inside]
posted by Dorinda on Dec 18, 2015 - 9 answers

Why did my payroll tax increase when I moved abroad?

I moved abroad and continued my employment remotely, with the support of my employer. Now my employer said they're paying more payroll taxes and it's a bit of a problem. But I don't understand why, since my residency status hasn't changed. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Dec 15, 2015 - 8 answers

Canadian (Manitoba) out of province health insurance?

My stepdaughter and infant granddaughter will be visiting us in Ontario from Manitoba for 2-3 weeks over Christmas. I'm getting conflicting information about whether they need supplementary travel health insurance over and above what their Manitoba Health Card covers with inter-provincial agreements. What is covered? What isn't? How much should I expect to pay for extra coverage?
posted by rocket88 on Dec 5, 2015 - 3 answers

We promise not to call it America's Hat

My wife and I, both Americans, are considering the possibility of moving to Canada; her as a full time student and me as an accompanying spouse who would need to look for work. Looking for resources, experiences, etc on how easy or hard it would be, specifically for me to find a job. [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Dec 3, 2015 - 12 answers

Help me find gloves for a 2.5 year old boy - difficulty: Canada.

My 2.5 year old son can't seem to keep gloves on his hands. They fall off with the slightest touch, not to mention when I hold his hand to walk to preschool. Can you recommend any kid (and adult) friendly gloves or mittens for a 2.5 year old? The heartier the better, as we live in Toronto, Canada.
posted by evadery on Dec 1, 2015 - 16 answers

Inexpensive cell phone for a month in Canada.

So I'm going to be spending about a month in Edmonton, AB this December and need to find an inexpensive cell phone and plan. I don't need data, only text & voice. I've seen other similar questions but they seemed to all have the option of bringing in a mobile phone from abroad whereas I want to buy something cheap and not too crappy.
posted by flyingfox on Nov 23, 2015 - 9 answers

What's my best upgrade option for a teetering iPhone 4?

My wee, sturdy iPhone 4 is reaching the end of its unnatural lifespan. I plan to get a new phone in January and cannot decide from these options: 5s, 6, and [unknown Android capable of seducing me]. Difficulty level: Canadian; have a decent month-to-month phone plan now and don't want to settle for less; smallish hands. [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Nov 19, 2015 - 20 answers

Best online photo printing options in Canada?

Question for my fellow Canuck photographers - do you have a preferred option for online photo printing and delivery? [more inside]
posted by mandolin conspiracy on Nov 18, 2015 - 4 answers

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