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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by crazyinlove: 9:47am On Dec 06|
Thanks for so much. Also myself and my spouse are in IT field. between calgary and edmonton, where do you advice we should start from.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by vieve111: 10:24am On Dec 06|
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by TBDL: 11:59am On Dec 06|
hello, can you kindly shed more light on this freetone app and how to go about it?
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by dogood123456: 12:08pm On Dec 06|
***I committed some typo errors that turned the meaning 180deg around. Please pardon me. Corrections are in bold letters***
I have Bsc in elect/elect eng in nigeria and I have 6yrs experience in oil n gas servicing with a multinational. I recently got ppr and started actively researching on how easy to get a job when I move to Canada. I'm married with two kids(1 and 3 yr old). My wife works in a bank.
I have read about the APEGA stuff and EIT steps while reading from the first page. I see erhnies and dupyshoos posts...SO much knowledge...
Based on what I have read so far in the thread, I have decided on the following:
1. plan to settle in Alberta.
2. Start small with the alternative jobs in engineering since I might never be able to land a job that matches my qualification cos I lack Canadian experience, and simultaneously work on becoming licensed (apega, eit... etc) .However, while trying to search for these "alternative jobs in my field " , I also noticed almost all of them require one certification or the other. PLS WHAT ARE THE CERTIFICATIONS I CAN TAKE IMMEDIATELY UPON LANDING THAT ARE RELEVANT? cc: erhnie, dupyshoo (great gbagba), other engineers in the house...
3.if I can't land the alternative job easily, go for per hour or shift temp jobs like the one advertised here (see attached pix)before I finish my settlement fund. Meanwhile,i will start to work on the certification to be able to achieve no 2 above at least. Please any advice people? Let me add that I'm still employed and earn about 2mill naira after tax per month and I won't quit except I get a direction to go when I land in Canada with Family. However, I will eventually quit and move for the sake of my children( maybe one year after initially short landing first). I don't want to be a selfish father.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by 40manlappy: 1:12pm On Dec 06|
Please, can you tell us the areas that are considered safe in Ottawa?
cc: AZeD1, maziude
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by TBDL: 1:26pm On Dec 06|
Already figured it out. thanks all thesame.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by AZeD1(m): 1:27pm On Dec 06|
40manlappy:Most of Ottawa is safe. Places to avoid, Montreal road, Byward market at night, Jasmine crescent, Carlington and anywhere that has a homeless shelter.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by maternal: 2:05pm On Dec 06|
Ottawa is a safe city. Just avoid vanier, rideau street and some low income areas at night. You can have drug addicts around. And you never know what they'll do. But Ottawa as a whole is safe. Just mind yourself.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by 40manlappy: 2:14pm On Dec 06|
Thanks @AZeD1 @maternal
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Santino1(m): 2:35pm On Dec 06|
For some reason, your post caught my attention. I know this is not my concern as I'm sure you must have thought long and hard before reaching your decision. However, I'd suggest you consider an alternative point of view:
You are currently earning ca. CAD 7000 per month (using the current exchange rate), That's a considerable amount of money (yes, even in Canada, where your current income puts you in the top 10% earners) and giving that up for the unknown (at least in the short term) is a very bold move. But since you are doing it for your kids, then I can totally understand the reasoning as Naija doesn't hold significant promise (even our "honourables" don dey take IELTS now. See Desmond Elliot's sighting at the Lagos centre for reference. LOL). Why don't consider settling your family while you (or your wife, depending on who is earning more) keep your job back in Naija. That way you minimise your risk by 50% (i.e only one of you will lose his/her income and not both of you) and guarantee that at least there is a steady stream of income rather than plunging into the uncertain and "hoping" for the best. When you/your wife gets a job in Canada, then the significant other can follow knowing they have the support base in place. This to me seems like a more pragmatic move than the both of you just quitting your relatively well paying jobs and heading for an uncertain future (again, short term) with your children in tow. It would be different if you were single but you are a family person and your decisions have a far reaching consequences on not only you but also your family.
My 2 kobo but feel free to ignore it.
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by vascey(m): 2:52pm On Dec 06|
I have finally caught up on the thread. Yes, I have read all 149 pages. So first of all, salut to a the selfless mentors on this thread. From maternal, Ballerz, the great Blackbuddy, theCongo2 and all other contributors. U guys are my men/women of the year. Time man of the year has nothing on you guys. I'm actually still at the stage of Wes/ielts. But as an ACCA member I have also started my conversion to CGA. So in the spirit of sharing, their initial instructions are shown below:
Thank you for your enquiry regarding the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) for ACCAs.
Please follow the instructions below to apply for direct admission to membership.
ACCA members resident in Canada must apply to the provincial CPA body where they reside.
· Applicants residing in Canada must inform our office of their current status (permanent resident, citizen, type of visa) and must provide a copy of their current visa/PR card/Canadian passport.
· Applicants, who relocate or plan to relocate to Canada, during the application process, must inform our office immediately.
· Applicants, who relocate to Canada after their MRA application is processed by CPABC, must register with the applicable provincial body upon arrival in Canada.
CHECKLIST FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS
As a first step, please submit the following documents:
Ø Initial Application Form with handwritten signature. (attached – please submit by email to CGA-BCInternationalInquiries@bccpa.ca). You are required to submit the form attached.
Once your application is submitted, we will review it and advise you if you should proceed further.
Documentation to be provided after submission of the initial application:
1. Original documents confirming satisfaction of degree requirement (3 or 4 years Bachelor’s Degree). An official sealed transcript of your 3 or 4 years Bachelor’s degree must be mailed directly by your University to the Organization.
Applicants admitted as members by ACCA after July 31, 1998, must have a degree from a post-secondary institution recognized by the Organization.
Applicant who have obtained ACCA membership prior to 1998, do not need to provide proof of undergraduate degree.
Note: In instances when we are unable to verify your bachelor’s degree for Canadian equivalency we may ask you to provide a 3rd party assessment of your degree; i.e. WES basic report.
2. Certificate of completion of online Overview of Canadian Tax and Law course available through CPA Store (please send by email). The cost of the course is $495.
3. Membership Status Letter (MSL). A hard copy of this letter must be sent by mail directly by ACCA to our office address. (specific format to be requested - sample letter attached)
4. Current resume (please submit by email)
5. Change of name document (if name on a document differs from a current name).
Note: CPABC Mailing Address
Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia
c/o Evaluations Department
800-555 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6 Canada
Member dues are payable upon admission into membership.
The member dues are pro-rated depending on when you are accepted into membership. For example, the total member dues for international members from Apr 1, 2017 – Mar 31, 2018 are $1045.75 (including $450 one-time admission fee).
Please note that fees are subject to change without notice."
GTB is basically the only bank that would open a bank draft in Canadian dollars.
You have to be patient because it takes Canada CPA 10 working days to answer an email.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by percee17: 3:48pm On Dec 06|
yimiton:@yimiton please when or did you get a response from FRSC using the email addresses? I have not received any response since 2 weeks. Anything I can do?
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by percee17: 4:07pm On Dec 06|
Please how about PMP or BA certification holders? Will job search be reasonable or should stick to Toronto? Will appreciate your insight. Thank you
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by dogood123456: 5:28pm On Dec 06|
Thanks. How can I ignore it? You will notice that I plan to do short landing from the my last sentence. This is in par with your advice here and it makes me feel I'm going in the right direction.
My concerns raised above are mostly related to when I eventually go back to Canada to settle with my family say after 1.5 yrs. Remember I must be in for 3 out of 5 yrs to keep my PR status.
i have edited a line in my initial post that says the opposite of what I wanted to say. Pardon me dupyshoo and erhnie in case you've read the first version. �
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by follyzee: 6:57pm On Dec 06|
I have not gotten a response 2, it's over a week now .......yimiton pls how long did yours take.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by vcole: 7:33pm On Dec 06|
@DrOBD kindly ask your question about IMGs here. Thanks.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by boldinc(m): 8:52pm On Dec 06|
It's actually 2 out of 5 years to retain your PR status and 3 out of 5 to qualify for citizenship...
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by yimiton(f): 10:42pm On Dec 06|
At first, I sent to only NDLverification@frsc.gov.ng and there was no response. Then, I forwarded it to firstname.lastname@example.org and
email@example.com and I received my response in a little over a week. They even sent me a scanned copy.
Could it be that they're getting overworked?
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by damidamsel: 11:24pm On Dec 06|
Just came across this...Please is this group still open as my family and I plan to move to toronto come March 2018
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by DrOBD(m): 11:53pm On Dec 06|
This your response was why I dropped my email address earlier.
I am a newbie here (on this thread), a complete novice. I just started thinking of Canada a few weeks ago. I have a great job here, I work with an international NGO and earn well. My wife is also a doctor and works with an NGO as well. My interest is in public health and would love to continue my public health career wherever I relocate to. I have two kids(B3y and G1y), both of them are American citizens (thanks to Nairaland)
Sorry for the epistle, just wanted to introduce myself.
I have the following concerns:
1. For IMGs, are there public health opportunities for IMGs without a Canadian masters. Did my postgraduate here in Naija.
2. Is it advisable to evaluate Both my postgraduate and undergraduate degree
3. Is there any advantage for IMGs with fellowship from their home country
4. What is the total cost like for IMGs from start to finish
5. Does the number of years post medical school count, does it matter. What are the chances of IMGs with over 7 years post graduation.
6. My wife (and maybe me) would love to take the qualifying exams. Is it advisable to take the exams from here or wait till after one relocates.
7. Heard Canada is trying to restructure the healthcare system to favor IMGs, do you have any information.
8. Which state do you consider the best for IMGs.
Hope to hear from you soon.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by yokus(f): 6:03am On Dec 07|
The thread is active. Congrats. March- that makes both our Families. Smiles.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by damidamsel: 6:16am On Dec 07|
That's great. We might just happen to bump into one another somewhere Please how do i join the group/thread. Need all the info i can get.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by rainazoe: 7:02am On Dec 07|
Hey team ACCA. I sent my transcripts and all documents to CPA-BC and I haven't heard from them. I have mailed and mailed and no response. A friend that did the conversion said it can be a long wait with silence so I intend to call them today to know what's up.
Where are you looking at settling though? Calgary is calling my name
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by kay2011(m): 7:04am On Dec 07|
Sorry it's coming late. Could you kindly add me to the WhatsApp group.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by dogood123456: 7:56am On Dec 07|
Hello boss, have you got your pick up mail? If yes, how long did it take?
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by kay2011(m): 8:19am On Dec 07|
Yeah. I got it yesterday around 3:50pm.
My passport was delivered to Accra on Monday 30th October, approved on 21st November. So, it took like 38 days
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by follyzee: 9:09am On Dec 07|
Thanks I guess so too.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by damidamsel: 10:07am On Dec 07|
Please can someone tell me if i am getting this wrong. Sent email to firstname.lastname@example.org and CC'd email@example.com with a copy of my current DL (366kb) but keep getting failure delivery. Can't figure out the problem.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Ehrnie: 10:28am On Dec 07|
That's absolutely fine I actually read the post and thought "why would he say that"...but in my very calm nature, I decided to waka pass.
All the best with your plans.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by user007: 12:01pm On Dec 07|
Hi @jyteman, I'm also interested in your cv format. Pls share on firstname.lastname@example.org
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by primeson1(m): 12:14pm On Dec 07|
I am still an Affiliate of ACCA, passed exams in Aug 2015 so i have till Aug 2018 before I can become a full member ( 3 years).
Right now ACCA has delisted me as I didn't pay subscription this year. I intend paying next year to coincide with my full membership status.
My AOR is dec4, what do you advise I do? Should I wait till i land in canada before beginning the conversion process or can an afilliate status suffice?
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Hope15: 12:28pm On Dec 07|
Just got officially inducted to this thread! PPR tinz.
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