Mr.CBB’s Blog Post Picks- Dec 21,2012- Christmas, Immigration and Miss Universe


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Well the countdown to Christmas is on and we are ready to drink up and eat until we no longer can look at food.

No, we really don’t eat that much but we sure do indulge as it’s the one time of year we can eat foods that we don’t normally have in the house. Don’t worry I won’t bore you with all that end of the world crap you are reading today.

Rather let’s focus on the what we DO know.

As we move forward towards the end of 2012 we remember all the losses and all the victories we have had in this world. Keep them close to your heart and always remember them.

Miss.Universe Crown comes home to the USA yesterday to American Olivia Culpo. I’m not sure how I feel about these pageants as I clearly don’t watch them nor do any other men I know. I sometimes wonder if it truly is to motivate women to be the best they can be and never give up. What are your feelings about these pageants and are they a good idea? I don’t know if there’s a men’s pageant but if there is I likely wouldn’t watch that either.

There also may be hope for new younger immigrants to Canada with a new point system. This means that we may see immigrants actually using their skills in a job other than taxi driver as part of Canada’s Immigration System revamp.  Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says they want to be able to bring the engineers and doctors that they select to actually work in their skilled field.

“Kenney outlined the new point system which would favour younger immigrants and those who have English or French language proficiency.  There will also be a more rigorous review of an applicant’s credentials to ensure they transfer to Canada”

When I moved to Canada from the UK with my University Degree it pretty much meant nothing unless I went back to get certifications and upgrades hence my return to school but in a different field. I hope for those that do make it here with these skills are able to use them to their full capacity.

Happy Holidays To Everyone! I hope you have been enjoying Mr.CBB’s blog post picks this year. As we countdown to Christmas and there after we have one week left of this post to go for 2012.

I hope to continue bringing you the best of personal finance and food in 2013! -Mr.CBB

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  1. I am very excited for Christmas and all the delicious goodies that I will be indulging in 😉 As far as pageants go, I’m a fan of Miss America, not Miss USA/Universe. Basically Miss USA/Universe is a modeling competition whereas Miss America has more emphasis on the interview and talent portion to make a more rounded title-holder.

  2. I thought Canada already has a points system for migrants, because many French friends wanting to migrate told me they got points for speaking French. Apart from being a lawyer, I don’t see many fields where you would have to go back to school to get yet another degree to practice in a new country. Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for the mention Mr CBB!

  3. Thanks for the mention.

    I didn’t move to another country, but I find myself in rather the same boat regarding having to go back to school to get a job. It turns out that a degree without any practical experience in the field is just an expensive piece of paper anymore.

  4. Merry Christmas to you!!! I haven’t watched a pageant in God Knows how long……..Don’t watch TV to speak of so far as that goes. I like the looks of a number of those blog posts…. already checked out the one on sizes.(Mr Everyday Dollar) and enjoyed it. I have news for both of you….. they have never had anything close to standardized sizes in clothes…….Don’t get me started on kids clothes either. I’m on the tall side and in my younger days got my jeans in the mens dept for the leg length, wore a 28 waist there. Got a pair of mens jeans again a couple or three years ago… I’m up to a 29 waist……this after 3 kids…I’ll take it.
    Something needs to be done about immigration as there are so many qualified people coming here that can’t work in their field, the professional organizations put up road block after road block to them getting certified here….. it’s beyond crazy. Then they whine about the lack of skilled labour…….. go figure…..

  5. Thanks for linking to my post. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013 🙂

  6. So not a pageant fan. You’re reading a post by the original low maintenance woman here, short hair (that I cut myself), no makeup…It’s always saddened me that so much attention is still focused on stuff like Miss Universe. I note that there’s no “Miss Academically Brilliant” pageant, nor is there one for “Mr/Ms Good Community Citizen.”

    Okay. Rant officially over now. Thanks for the mention. I’m glad you like the bread pudding recipe. I’m looking forward to reading my way through your list tonight.

  7. I hate pageants. My mom used to put me in them when I was little. That sucks for a kid when you have to parade in front of people and hope you’re the prettiest. I would never put my daughter in one. My opinion, of course. Maybe if a had a talent other than speed reading and could walk in high heels, it would be different.

  8. Thanks for mentions Mr. CBB. I’m curious what the process was for sticking around in Canada after you moved? I’ve given thought to moving to Vancouver but not sure what to expect in terms of immigration stuff. I suspect I’d need a work visa to stick around long term? Is there any way to do it without a work visa (school is out of question)?

  9. Thanks for the link love Mr. CBB!

    When I came to Canada I pretty much gave up all my hopes for using my degree (law) here. I pretty much have to go back to law school and do the whole thing again. So I also wish that others get a better chance to bring across their skills!

    Have a fantastic weekend mate 🙂

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