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  1. Braam & Sanelle Cronje

    Transport of Goods via Execu Move

    Hi all, So we are packing all the things that we want to bring in a large box called a Shaftainer. This is basically a box with inside diameter of L 155cm X W 110cm X H 120cm and on a pallet bottom. I got 2 quotes from Execu Move. The one is a door to door, curb side delivery. They do all and deliver, I just need to be at Montreal airport for the Customs clearance. Seeing that I will need to go to Montreal from Brockville Ontario for the Clearance my thought was to do the Customs clearance myself once the box arrives. So I got the following quote for this. The second option is they send to Montreal airport and I need to do Customs clearance and collect. This option is ruffly $800 cheaper than the first option. Questions that I have on this as follow: Have anyone opted in the past for the second option to do Customs clearance them self and then collect? Is it a big rigmarole to do the Customs clearance yourself? All the advise on this will be highly appreciated.
  2. Here an interesting article I dug up via Twitter: Statistics Canada released the second batch of figures Wednesday from its voluntary National Household Survey, looking at labour, education, workplace, commuting, work language and mobility and migration. Some highlights: Higher learning 64.8 per cent of working-age women now have a post-secondary education, compared with 63.4 per cent of men the first time the percentage for women has bypassed that for men. Women accounted for 59 per cent of Canadians aged 25 to 34 with a university degree, compared with 47.3 per cent of their 55- to 64-year-old counterparts. Employment data The most common occupations for women in 2011: retail salesperson; administrative assistant; registered nurse; cashier; schoolteacher. The most common occupations for men: retail salesperson; truck driver; retail and wholesale manager; carpenter; janitor, caretaker and building superintendent. Canada had more than three million workers aged 55 and over in 2011, comprising 18.7 per cent of total employment, compared with 15.5 per cent in 2006. Employment rates were highest in Yukon (69.7 per cent), N.W.T. (66.8 per cent) and the Prairies, particularly Alberta (69 per cent) and Saskatchewan (65.1 per cent). Rates were lowest in Newfoundland and Labrador (50.7 per cent) and Nunavut (52.1 per cent). Daily commute Roughly 15.4 million Canadians said they commute to work each day, with three out of four driving a vehicle and just 5.6 per cent making the trip as passengers. The data also said 1.1 million people work from home. Public transit was used by 12 per cent of commuters, up from 11 per cent in 2006. Of those, 63.5 per cent took a bus, 25 per cent rode the subway or elevated-rail train, 11.2 per cent took light-rail transit, streetcar or commuter train, and 0.3 per cent travelled by ferry. About 880,000 commuters, or 5.7 per cent, reported walking to work each day, while only 201,800 people 1.3 per cent rode a bicycle, the same percentage as in 2006. First Nations and higher learning Among Aboriginal Peoples aged 25 to 64, 48.4 per cent had some sort of post-secondary education, the majority a trades certificate or college diploma. Almost 10 per cent reported having a university degree, compared with 26.5 per cent of the non-aboriginal population.