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  1. Yes - highly recommend this. The handouts/papers they provide are a great reference tool. I went from a completely unrelated litigation practice (not big law) into a tax planning practice. The transition was difficult especially since I knew approx. 0% about the tax practice area. All I knew going in was that I loved tax when I took it in school and thought it would be a good fit with my personality. The transition was hard, but it gets easier with time once you have some sort of a foundation. It is especially helpful to have some senior practitioners guide and mentor you because tax is very dense and certain things might not mean what you think they mean. Not impossible to transition, but it is hard and you will need to show a demonstrated interest in tax.
  2. Because we decided at the end of the day and those that extend the interviews had to run to a dinner. It's a crazy week for us too and people are busy. There is no point in overthinking and getting stressed out. That translates into how you perform at the interview. As others have said here multiple times - relax. Either way, it's not the end of the world.
  3. This process tends to be pretty fluid so I would say no. We've extended follow-up interviews for some, decided to extend some to others but haven't done so yet, and for others we're going to decide on after dinner.
  4. Do.Not.Read.Into.Hints. Relax. Follow-up interviews may come later. If you're not overtly rejected, shows up to events. Have fun. Eat, drink and be merry. If you haven't heard anything from a firm yet, send an email reiterating your interest. And lastly, relax.
  5. I feel like this forum will be very quiet after next week. Can you update us on how you land after the in-firm process?
  6. Yes - try to make the other dinner. Yeah would be good to bring it up, but assuming you bring it up in a natural way and not blurt it out awkwardly.
  7. Not meaning to derail here...but.. That's not how that works. There are two ways one can be found to be a resident of Canada; 1. being a factual resident, or; 2. being deemed a resident. If you are a resident of Canada you have to either sever your Canadian ties or be deemed a non-resident pursuant to a tax treaty to avoid being taxed in Canada (see subsection 250(5) of the Tax Act). The 183 day rule you're thinking of is something different. If you are a non-resident to begin with, and you "sojourn" in Canada (i.e., be in Canada for 183 days +) you are deemed to a resident pursuant to subsection 250(1) of the Tax Act. So, if a non-resident is in Canada for less than 183 days then they do not meet the "sojourner" test, BUT, they can still establish residential ties in that time to be considered a resident - see Thomson v. MNR. Resident/Non-Resident determination is very factually based.
  8. Yes - it is possible to become a non-resident even if you only have a work permit somewhere else, but of course, to become a non-resident of Canada, you have to sever your residential ties. Otherwise, you have to rely on an applicable tax treaty to avoid being taxed in Canada.* Also, residency is not based on your status under the Immigration Act, though your status does play a factor in considering your residential ties to Canada. *not to be construed as legal advice.
  9. Word on the street is that KPMG is looking for corporate associates. Might not be only tax - would double check before declining. Correct.
  10. We're all wondering the same thing. ^- actually a really good summary. Or focus on indirect tax.. some have said it's the "sexy" tax.
  11. I don't tend to bring up the fact that I'm a lawyer, but when I was practicing in my previous area, the responses I would get from people varied from "oh ok" to "that's cool" to "so you're one of the bad guys". In my current area, when people find out what I do, their responses vary between "oh that's nice" to "but you don't seem weird" to "wow, you must be really smart". Also had people ask questions in x area of law which is totally unrelated to mine and then they respond with "aren't you supposed to know this? You're a lawyer" when I tell them I can't answer their questions because I practice in area y.🙄
  12. I'm assuming the same platform they used for the LPP "mock interviews." Not quite sure what it's called, but basically they had some pre-determined questions that you had to answer via video which was recorded and then sent to the folks over at the LPP. Safe to say you don't need to wear pants for it as long as you don't get up.
  13. What makes you assume women are on Bay St. or would want to change it? What makes you assume that women would have an opinion? 🙄🙄 Those are fair questions and those who are within that mindset should be free to answer. Not sure why OP is getting attacked here.
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