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14-02-2019, 18:03   #76
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Bit of a strange question here, but from time to time whenever i speak to an American I do have to talk slow and pronounce my words more clearly as i have sort of a thick Dublin accent Especially if im going on a rant, at the start of a conversation I would be considerate as they wouldnt understand if i spoke at my normal tempo but half way through conversations i get carried away & forget that im talking to a non-Irish person!

Would the Canadians be the same as the yanks were you would have to speak slow and that yes?
The farther east you go, the less you’ll have to tone it down. On the Southern Shore in Newfoundland, there are still people whose accent has an Irish bent although Americanization is changing that in the younger generations.

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There are smaller urban centres, among them Ottawa (despite its status as Canada's capital city), London, Halifax, St. John's and Charlottetown. And although many public sector jobs in the Ottawa area likely require a high level of French proficiency, plenty of private sector ones (at least on the Ontario side of the Ottawa River) don't seem to.
Some people have to go to Toronto for work but to anybody else I would say consider the whole country before you settle anywhere. There’s a subcontinent twice the size of Europe waiting to be explored. If you have a family and kids with activities to get to, Toronto will be a challenge in terms of cost and time. Ottawa, for example, has much cheaper accommodation. Ditto Halifax.
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I've been in British Columbia almost 8 months now and I think it's an absolute dump. The locals think it's a very modern country but it isn't. I can't speak for the rest of Canada but Ireland and the UK are miles ahead.

The grocery prices here are almost triple! This is no joke! If you think you'll be making more here you won't be. Any extra income will be spent on groceries! A pack of bacon you find in Lidl for a euro fifty can be 5-6 euros in some shops here.

The women are also very ugly. I haven't seen a stunner since I have landed.

Save yourself the bother and stay home! I didn't realise how modern Ireland was until I got here.
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I've been in British Columbia almost 8 months now and I think it's an absolute dump. The locals think it's a very modern country but it isn't. I can't speak for the rest of Canada but Ireland and the UK are miles ahead.

The grocery prices here are almost triple! This is no joke! If you think you'll be making more here you won't be. Any extra income will be spent on groceries! A pack of bacon you find in Lidl for a euro fifty can be 5-6 euros in some shops here.

The women are also very ugly. I haven't seen a stunner since I have landed.

Save yourself the bother and stay home! I didn't realise how modern Ireland was until I got here.
So which part of BC are you in? And is someone forcing you to stay there?
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Ok thread closed temporarily due to the high level of trolling by some goons. It will be reopened once cleaned up. Please dont feed the trolls, just report posts.
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I've been in British Columbia almost 8 months now and I think it's an absolute dump.
You must he going around with your eyes closed. BC is famous for being one of the most beautiful places on earth. Either that or you’re just trolling.

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The locals think it's a very modern country but it isn't. I can't speak for the rest of Canada but Ireland and the UK are miles ahead.
Really? A country that survived the 2008 recession and stayed on its feet isn’t modern? Tell that to the thousands of Irish that were forced to emigrate after the Irish economy collapsed. Canada has been very good to the Irish if you are willing to work for it. Maybe you should try.

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The grocery prices here are almost triple! This is no joke!
Yes it is a joke

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The women are also very ugly. I haven't seen a stunner since I have landed.
Ridiculous laughable comment, lots of beautiful women in Canada. Maybe you’re just saying that because you can’t get with any of them.
Now you really must be trolling.

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Save yourself the bother and stay home! I didn't realise how modern Ireland was until I got here.
Looks like you have serious issues, maybe you’re not suited to travel.
I’ve yet to meet an Irish person in Canada that thinks like you seem to do.

OP don’t believe a word of this bitter angry nonsense. Come over some time and see how you like it and decide then.

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Montreal. Guinness is about 9 everywhere. Dollar tip.

I've paid 13 quid in about 7 places for whiskey and coke
You only need to tip if you have a waiter for your table or you have a bar tab. If you just go to the bar yourself and pay every time, you won’t need to tip
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So which part of BC are you in? And is someone forcing you to stay there?
I'm in Victoria, BC.
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Montreal. Guinness is about 9 everywhere. Dollar tip.


I've paid 13 quid in about 7 places for whiskey and coke
Steep. I think in Toronto it was CAD$8 for single rum & coke, CAD$12 for double. However, it was CAD$13 for a "fishbowl" of dark rum, which is basically a treble shot of cheap dark rum and coke in a large jug (more jug than pint).

Check if your local does a whiskey fishbowl. I got told about the fishbowl by a waitress after I became a regular, and found some pubs did it, some didn't.
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You only need to tip if you have a waiter for your table or you have a bar tab. If you just go to the bar yourself and pay every time, you won’t need to tip
Eh what? Bartenders must hate you lol. You're expected to give a dollar tip per drink. If you have a tab open pay 15% - 20% on the bill at the end of the night.
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If you have a tab open pay 15% - 20% on the bill at the end of the night.
These are two separate things.

Majority of pubs that I went to in Toronto, you are given a table/area, and get served there. When leaving, you pay the tab, plus tip.

If ordering from the bar, you don't need to tip. Have not seen Canadians tip when paying for one drink at the bar either. Only when paying for the above tab.

If at a nightclub, and I was getting served at the bar, I'd tip to ensure faster service next time. This guaranteed prompt service thereafter. It also showed me that tipping when getting singular drinks at the bar is not the done thing in Toronto.
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If ordering from the bar, you don't need to tip. Have not seen Canadians tip when paying for one drink at the bar either. Only when paying for the above tab.
Having worked behind a bar and knowing a lot of bartenders, you definitely tip at the bar. Most places, your server doesn't make the drink, the bartender does. Yes they'll get tipped out by the servers but they also make tips from patrons sitting at the bar who they are also responsible for. It'd be considered pretty rude not to tip at the bar regardless of whether you have a tab or are paying for drinks individually (Pretty rare from every bar I've been in between BC & Alberta).
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Having worked behind a bar and knowing a lot of bartenders, you definitely tip at the bar. Most places, your server doesn't make the drink, the bartender does. Yes they'll get tipped out by the servers but they also make tips from patrons sitting at the bar who they are also responsible for. It'd be considered pretty rude not to tip at the bar regardless of whether you have a tab or are paying for drinks individually (Pretty rare from every bar I've been in between BC & Alberta).
In the pub, I only tipped the server who came to my table, as I wouldn't see who's making the drinks (I wouldn't be able to see the bar whilst sitting down in a lot of the places). If sitting at the bar, I tip the person who makes my dirnk.
I'd be paying for drinks individually if buying from the bar in a nightclub, so would tip them.
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If ordering from the bar, you don't need to tip. Have not seen Canadians tip when paying for one drink at the bar either. Only when paying for the above tab.
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If sitting at the bar, I tip the person who makes my dirnk.

You are contradicting yourself. To anyone reading who is considering moving to Canada or the USA: you are 100% expected to leave at least a dollar tip for every drink you order at the bar. It doesn't matter if you go up to the bar 10 times in one night, you tip a dollar for each drink. Alternatively, if you have a tab open, tip 15-20% on the total at the end of the night.
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You are contradicting yourself. To anyone reading who is considering moving to Canada or the USA: you are 100% expected to leave at least a dollar tip for every drink you order at the bar. It doesn't matter if you go up to the bar 10 times in one night, you tip a dollar for each drink. Alternatively, if you have a tab open, tip 15-20% on the total at the end of the night.
I can see how that can be seen that way, so I'll phrase it clearer;

If ordering at the bar of a nightclub, have seen most Canadians not tip; they get their change and walk away. I did tip, however, for better service. The fact that I got excellent service (bartender would skip others when I went to the bar) from tipping a loonie per drink told me that not many people tipped.

If ordering a drink at the bar of a pub whilst sitting at the bar, I tip the guy making my drink. But most often if drinking multiple drinks, I'd be assigned a tab, and pay the tip when I was leaving. The main exception to this happening was when getting served at the bar at the bowling alley (at Dufferin & Samor).

In most places, I've sat at a table that was served by a server who takes my order, and I tip them. Usually hung with Canadians, and they also only tipped the server, not the barman.
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