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Offline Rennhack

Douglas Point
« on: Aug 05, 2006, 04:46 »
If anyone has lodging information for this facility, please post it here.

Offline Rennhack

Douglas Point
« Reply #1 on: Aug 05, 2006, 04:53 »
Talk about this facility.  Don't forget to review the forum rules before you post here.  And don't forget to vote.  Keep your comments civil.
« Last Edit: Dec 24, 2006, 12:44 by Roll Tide »

Offline RiskEngineer

Re: Douglas Point
« Reply #2 on: Apr 10, 2013, 09:28 »
Douglas Point is an idle facility within the Bruce Power Site.  Folks live in Kincardine, Tiverton, or Elgin. 
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Offline Rennhack

Re: Douglas Point
« Reply #3 on: Aug 26, 2013, 08:33 »
Douglas Point is an idle facility within the Bruce Power Site.  Folks live in Kincardine, Tiverton, or Elgin. 
Thank you for the feedback.  Here is a link to the Bruce information


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Re: Douglas Point
« Reply #4 on: Aug 28, 2013, 07:32 »
I spent nearly all of 2012 at Bruce.  All eight reactors at Bruce A and Bruce B were operating.  Douglas Point has pretty much been abandoned in place with no future for new operation.  Bruce, to my knowledge, has not made final plans for decommissioning the facility totally.  Those of you that have mind plans for going to Bruce to work should be aware that you almost must be a Management Consultant to get work permits at the Canadian nuclear sites.  Customs monitor potential workers closely and will not hesitate to turn workers away at the border unless their paperwork from the potential employer and the facility are exactly what is required.  Any work that the unions feel can be done by Canadians will be supplied by Canadians.  Unions are a huge deal in the north Country.  They are no joke. The Union is a part owner in the Bruce facilities, yes part owner.  Be totally aware of the tax laws governing work performed in Canada, whether you are a US citizen or otherwise.  The Canadian employers employing US citizens pay the employee the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax (Provencial and Federal) on their checks.  By April 30 of the year following your employment ALL of the HST must be paid back to the CRA.  Many people think this extra money is given to them to keep, but when you buy something (no matter what) that has HST applied to it this HST can then be deducted from the HST paid to the employee and the balance must then be paid back to the CRA.  Be very cautious about who you hire to do your Canadian taxes if you are working as a LLC or Inc., it is very difficult to find people in the US (New York/Michigan) who will do Canadian and US income taxes.  We got badly ripped off by a Company out of Toronto.  Housing is not cheap in the Bruce area, especially during the Cottage Season (May 15 to September 15).  Things can get a little cheaper in the winter months.  Port Elgin, Kincardine, and South Hampton are the most popular areas

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Re: Douglas Point
« Reply #5 on: Aug 28, 2013, 11:58 »
That is good advice.

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Re: Douglas Point
« Reply #6 on: Aug 31, 2013, 10:33 »
Don't forget that management has a union too.  The Society represents most of the salaried staff.
One correction to the above:  The unions do not own any part of the facility.  It is still entirely owned by Ontario Power Generation.  The unions are part owners of Bruce Power, which is the company who leases and operates it.  A minor detail to be sure.
Getting your permit to work does not require that you be a management consultant.  It just happens that the current labor market has no shortage of qualified Canadians for other jobs.  This could change if the economy continues to rebound.  If you are hired, the company will provide you with documentation of a Positive Labour Market Opinion, which is basically a letter from the Canadian government which states that hiring you will not negatively impact employment for Canadians in your line of work.  You must present this with your application and fees when entering the country.  If you have EVER had a DUI, you ain't getting in without a lot of extra forms and $$$$ (thousands) and they still might not let you in.  The job would have to be extremely more lucrative than what you can get in the US to make that worth it.
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Offline Rennhack

Re: Douglas Point
« Reply #7 on: Sep 01, 2013, 05:29 »
If you have EVER had a DUI, you ain't getting in without a lot of extra forms and $$$$ (thousands) and they still might not let you in.

I did not know that.  Thanks for the info.

Offline CTWillis

Re: Douglas Point
« Reply #8 on: Sep 02, 2013, 05:31 »
Actually, Douglas Point falls under the Nuclear Legacy Liability Program paid for through Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and administered by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) through their Prototype Reactors branch of Facilities Decommissioning. This program also includes Gentilly 1 and the Nuclear Demonstration Project reactors.
The rest of the information is correct.


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Re: Douglas Point
« Reply #9 on: Sep 03, 2013, 11:57 »
The other part of the DUI point, which is very true, is that if you get caught in a DUI situation while holding a work permit in Canada, whether the DUI occurs in Canada or the US you most likely will have your work permit voided.  You are required to report any legal actions to the Canadians while holding a Work Permit.  The other thing to remember is that if you are refused readmission to Canada due to a US issued DUI you will not be able to retrieve your Canadian located belongings unless retrieved by someone other than yourself.


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