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You never HAVE to tip for delivery pizza, but if you become known as a non-tipper, the delivery people will be less inclined to treat you well (hot, prompt, etc.). As far as two American chains go, Pizza Hut and Papa John's both charge delivery fees and if you look hard enough on their web sites, those delivery fees do not go to the drivers, at all. ...


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The answer is a bit more complex... A pizza franchise is actually two separate companies: 1) the store (franchise) owned by some local small businessperson, and 2) the corporation that centralizes advertising and the order-taking and payment process for delivery. When you walk into a pizza place you pay the local business for the local costs. When you order ...


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I recently traveled to Canada for business. At the Immigration I presented my Invitation Letter (basically a document signed by company that asked me to come to Canada with all information about my work and the reason for which they need me in Canada). This document and the return ticket have been enough to enter in Canada for business. -- updated -- I'm ...


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You have nothing to worry about. The police in Canada react to calls in one of several ways: they just interact with you but do not write your name down in their notebooks and they make no record of the incident. Once, a police officer who came to my home for a noise complaint wrote my name on his hand (so he would have it if he needed it over the next few ...


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If the cruise is a closed-loop cruise (i.e., it departs and returns to the same port in the US), then you don't necessarily need a passport: U.S. Citizens on closed-loop cruises will be able to enter or depart the country on the cruise with proof of citizenship, such as an original or copy of his or her birth certificate (issued by the Vital Records ...


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You never have to tip. But the norm in Ontario is that you do. Since 15% would be just under $3, hand the delivery person a $20 and say "keep the change." Even if the $8 (probably less, I bet there was GST too) is all for delivery, I doubt it all goes to the driver. They make minimum wage and some of them have to use their own cars and gas.


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Your Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert sounds like it will be by ferry, in which case having a pile jacket and/or windbreak shell (rain parka also works) will be good to have if you want to be out on deck to enjoy and photograph the sites. These same items (pile jacket, rain parka) will come in handy in the Rockies, as it will likely be crisp at night. And ...


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Well, after a couple of calls to the CIC Call Center (+1-888-242-2100), all I need is a photocopy of my current study permit and a photocopy of the application form that I'm using to get it fixed. I might have interesting times at the the customs, but apparently it will be OK. The important point here is that regardless of whether I physically have the ...


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The definitive answer is waiting for you at http://www.torontopearson.com/Connecting.aspx Assuming you meant Air Canada (a United partner) Yes, you will need your baggage while you clear Canadian customs, and then you will recheck it.


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As someone who used to deliver pizzas, we never saw any of that delivery charge. I can only speak for the US, but it's customary to tip on the order total. BUT! Tipping on a pizza is a lot different than tipping a server at a restaurant. 15-20% is customary for a server, but they're doing a lot more: taking food orders, delivering food usually, taking ...


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It depends on how willing you are to wait. Over the weekend, particularly a Friday night outbound and a Sunday return journey you will likely miss a ferry or two. On a long weekend during the summer, you could be waiting a long time. My two cents worth, 15 bucks is worth the piece of mind.


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The passes for Vancouver and Victoria are different. I went two weeks ago from Vancouver to Victoria by bus and ferry. On the ferry you can buy in the gift shop a daily pass for buses in Victoria, costs 5 CAD. To add: you can do it in one day.


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Having connected from the US to Canada via Toronto many times, I would be nervous about that connection if I were you. The walks will be long. Even without changing terminals, you can easily walk a full kilometer in Terminal 1 if your planes are at the ends of the concourses. The amount of time you'll need to wait in line for Customs is highly variable. ...


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TIMATIC thinks your Canadian passport cannot admit you because it's expired. "Passports and other documents accepted for entry issued to nationals of Canada must be valid on arrival." Whether you would actually be turned away is another matter, but a cautious airline would be unwise to board you in violation of the clear instruction there. However, TIMATIC ...


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Yes, you do need a visa. Your USA visa has nothing to do with allowance to cross the Canadian border. The only way it might be beneficial is when you will apply for Canadian visa at their embassy, it'll be easier to get the visa since you already have the US one.


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The "gotchas" are mainly centered around import costs. The price of shipping won't be cheap, but will be determined by a couple different factors: distance, type of vehicle, time of year, company, etc. The other main thing to look out for are import taxes. They can vary quite a bit between countries and significantly affect the overall cost. I've worked ...


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The US does not generally restrict which embassies a person may apply for a nonimmigrant visa from. You can apply for a B-1/B-2 visitor visa from within any country you have entered legally. However, the embassy in Canada strongly recommends you to apply from your country of residence. The reason for this is that they are not experienced in evaluating ...


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It's probably not necessary to have specific travel plans, but it will be helpful to have a general idea of what and where you want to visit (for instance, "I want to spend a day visiting the Vancouver Aquarium and another day visiting the Vancouver Art Gallery"). Canada immigration officers aren't looking for specific travel plans anyway, and most ...


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A birth certificate and social security card is not sufficient according to the rules. From WHTI Program Background: U.S. citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports of entry are required to present a WHTI-compliant document such as a valid passport, U.S. passport card, Trusted Traveler Program card (NEXUS, SENTRI, Global Entry or FAST), or ...



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