INTERNeX Canada: How to arrive to the new office II

tinseltownYesterday we showed how to get to the new office if you arrive with the SkyTrain Station – Stadium & Chinatown.

But as you know, we are located in Tinseltown- International Village Mall, so there are 3 different entrances.

So today, we show you how to get to our amazing office when you arrive with the bus in Chinatown. The closest Bus Stop is  West Pender St @ Carral St. The buses which stop there are: 19, 209, 210, 211, 214, 22, 7, N19.

You can see exactly in google maps the location of Pender Street Fs. Carral here.

If you’re afraid of getting lost, in the following video that we made, you can easily see how to arrive. Check it out guys!

INTERNeX International Exchange


International Village

Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-

Web: http://www.internexcanada.com


Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday – Tips for renting a car

Hey there,

Friday, the last day of the week so almost weekend!
Today I want to talk about renting a car in Canada. There are several option you might wanna know about! I discovered that there are a view things you should know before you rent one.

First of all you there are a lot of company’s around the Vancouver Airport area. Examples of these are Alamo, Budget, AVIS or Hertz.. It’s really easy to rent a car online from one of these companies. But, because of most of us are under the 25 you have to be aware of the age surcharge. This is a charge $25-30 each day you rent a car if you are under the 25 years old. Another thing is the damage collision waiver. If you do not select this extra insurance you are unprotected for accidents etc. This is also between the $25 dollars.

In other words, you have to expect a lot of extra costs on top of the price you see online. But to make it more easy Alamo has a special under age package. All the things I discussed above are included so you are fully protected. When you pick up the car you have to pay a full gastank and that’s it! If you do not have a lot of money this is the solution.

 
The other option for car rental is with one of the sharing car companies. The first one is Zipcar. This is a car sharing company that gives you temporary access to a car if you are +21. You can rent cars for $8 per hour (excl. yearly membership fee). All you need for this is a membership, your driver’s license and your driving record.

The second sharing car company called Car2Go. This is an easy option if you want to travel from point A to B. There is no return time or location. You look on the map, pick up the car, and when you’re done you can just park it within the home area of that car. Everything you need is included in one price, really easy!

This Sunday I have rented a small car via Alamo just for 1 day. It’s easy and close to Vancouver to make a daytrip to Whistler and the waterfalls!

Hope you have a great weekend as well,

Jelle

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Culture Shock!

Hey everybody,

This weekend I want to tell you about my culture shock (experience) when cycling in Vancouver! The second day in Canada I bought a nice looking mountain bike via Craigslist.com. (for just $100!)  I’m used to cycle in The Netherlands and it’s a cheap and fun way for travels.

I thought, it would be easy to move around with a bike. I was wrong.. Vancouver is not that so flat as The Netherlands is. There are a lot of mountains and hills so sometimes the ride feels like a big challenge.
Everyday I cycle around 7 km towards downtown. In this direction it’s really easy. There are only hills that are going down so you can gain some speed! But after work, it’s a hell of a job to climb up those hills. I’m really glad that I bought a mountain bike with a lot of gears. Otherwise it would be to difficult 😉
Now after two weeks I get quite use to this route. The length of my ride is getting shorter and at the same time I work on my fitness as well!

When you are coming from the east the best cycling route is the Adanac Street. It takes you all the way towards downtown Vancouver! All the cars have to yield for you so this makes your route saver and faster. One important thing that you have to remember is wearing a helmet. In the Vancouver area it is permitted to wear one. If you don’t you will risk a fine.. It’s up to you!

Enjoy cycling in Vancouver and stay safe!

Have a good Sunday and enjoy,

Jelle

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Grouse Mountain records!

Good afternoon everybody, how is your week going so far? The weather isn’t that good as it was last week right now but perfect for a long working day I guess.

I live in a homestay close to Rupert Park where you have a perfect view of all the surrounding mountains. So last week, I asked my homestay family about climbing those mountains. There must be some awesome views of downtown Vancouver..

They told me that the Grouse Mountain can be seen as a challenge for the Canadian people living around Vancouver. From the base to the top it’s around 1,5 hour climbing for a normal fit person (Grouse Grind Hike). However, most Canadian people want to make it a more challenging thing. Every year they want to break there own record going to the top. You can even buy a card that will record your time to the top! But for us as students, the time of the walk to the top doesn’t matter that much..

When you are on the summit of Grouse Mountain (1127 meter) you have some beautiful views of the city of Vancouver. On clear days you can see as far as the border with the United States! In other words, it’s defiantly worth the climb guys. And if you are tired of the walk you can choose to take the tram back down. But if you want it cheap trust only on your feet. 😉

So the next time when the weather is clear and good again, grab your walking shoes and prepare yourself for a good workout!

I’m going to do it too sometime!
Have a great week!

Cheers,

Jelle

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Smart Saver Vancouver

TAXBACK.COM – TAXES HAVE NEVER BEEN EASIER TO HANDLE

Are you about to complete your year abroad in Canada? Have you been working and earning money? There are some important things you need to know in order to get the most out of your amazing experience before you leave again.

First of all, every time you have received your income you have simultaneously paid your income tax as well. Your employer will deduct tax at source at the required rate so you will not have to worry about this during this phase. It might be the case that you have paid too much (or too little!); therefore it is a good idea to file an income tax return; you never know, you might become CA$500 – 800 richer if you have paid too much!

There is an important document you need to obtain from your employer before you can get started on filling in your tax return form. You will receive an ‘information slip’, also known as a T4 slip, from your employer.  This slip gives you a yearly over view of your employment income and payroll deductions. This is an essential document you will need in order to complete your tax return form so do not forget to ask your employer for this before you leave!

Filling in an income tax return form can be a very daunting task. Therefore we recommend the services of taxback.com. They are an experienced team of 630 tax experts in 25 offices worldwide, which makes getting your overseas tax refund fast, easy and secure. They speak 22 languages so there is always some one who can help you. Other benefits of using taxback.com’s services are:

•Free refund estimation
•No upfront fee
•No complicated forms
•Lost document service
•Customer service in 22 languages
•Refund set worldwide in your local currency

Please note that there is a fee for using this service, but you can decide if you want to pay the fee after you have been given your estimation on the amount you can get back, so you will never pay more than you receive. Additionally, tax advantages of being a non resident decrease after staying more than 183 days in Canada.

If you have any more questions regarding taxback.com you can always visit their website and contact them of course.

We hope you had a great time in Canada and wish you the best of luck with your tax returns!

It’s easy, come on, what are you waiting for? Don’t call INTERNeX – Call the guys below!

•    Visit our website:     www.taxback.com
•    Free Estimation:     Online Tax Calculator
•    Apply now:         Online Application Form
•    Chat Live:         Ask questions or get help with registration
•    Email:             info@taxback.com
•    Phone us:         Find your local taxback.com office

Experience Canada Through Our Hospitality Program!

Have you always wanted to discover Canada’s vibrant multiculturalism and fascinating scenery but have been hindered by a tight budget? Well, we might just have the solution for you! INTERNeX can provide you with a paid position in Canada’s breathtaking resort communities while still having time to explore and bring back many pictures and stories for your friends and family.

The hospitality program gives you the chance to gain experience in Canada’s world class resort communities. The work experience is in a hotel, resort or associated company in a tourism community in Western Canada (working in the city of Vancouver may be available upon request). Positions and locations of placements are organized by INTERNeX and are based on previous education, experience, English level, ability to stay a full season or longer, as well as general attitude and of course what is available at the time of application.

We are looking for people who are outgoing, flexible, happy, hard-working, good at communicating with others, physically fit and willing to do physical work, as well as wanting to learn, able to adapt to a multicultural environment, and who really want to be in Canada. Some placements require a certain skill set but some do not, as per the application form.

If you’re ready for a job for the 2010/2011 Winter Season in Canada, apply now!

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC
V6A 2R5 Canada
Email: info@internexcanada.com
Phone: + 1 604 662 8149
Fax: + 1 604 662 8199

www.internexcanada.com

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