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Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant / Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 / Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program Connect Here (1) (2) (3) (4)
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by adesbaba: 11:13am On Feb 17|
Please i want to ask two questions for clarification.
1.With a 1 year pgd accounting can i further my studies to masters in canada immediAtely after college without coming to Nigeria to apply again,i have 2;2 real dream is actually MSc.
2.How easy is to get a PR with a 1 year programme,what steps should i work towards plsssssssssss?
Success to my families in Canny.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Claire40: 2:09pm On Feb 17|
Congrats, enjoy Canada. I'm still far behind in the process but expecting ITA hopefully by next week. Do you know if there is any whats app group for foreign trained lawyers in Canada? we might be able to get more information and tips from there
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Oyamade: 2:40pm On Feb 17|
Lmao, you came in via local and you're expecting "WELCOME TO CANADA" greetings... Lol
The customs at the locals won't be used to giving such pleasantries
Welcome to Canada, Dear!!
There you go
P.s I just sent you a p.m, I am interested in the Calgary grp too
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by damidamsel: 5:28pm On Feb 17|
Not POF. Just read that you have to put value to all the you're bringing in to avoid taxation sort of, i think, and most especially jewelries
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by vcole: 11:49pm On Feb 17|
czaratwork:czaratwork, i used the pronoun "you" to address all intending immigrants or landed immigrants. There is no distortion here and I was only sharing my experience to contribute towards any available information out there. If you follow my contributions you'll realize that I am not one of the "jobs will drop miraculously" members of this thread and I have always maintained an objective stance as regards professional advancement for immigrants in Canada. So I'll prefer if you refrain from referring to me as "you people"
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by vcole: 11:56pm On Feb 17|
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by vcole: 12:02am On Feb 18|
@mire222 that's great progress. *thumbs up*
@TBDL everyone is right. Airbnb is cheaper. When we landed we stayed at the radisson close to the airport n they picked us up.
Abeg i no be queen of calgary oh. Not even close at allll.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Deda3103(f): 4:37am On Feb 18|
It has been a crazy and emotional journey for me so far.
2016- MSc programme at the University of Saskatchewan.
2017- Moved to Ontario (Job opportunities) and the hustle began!
A friend who graduated at the same time as I got a good job and had me wondering if I was not good enough. I literally slept and woke up on my laptop. I lost an opportunity because my work permit was not ready.
After almost three months of editing, structuring, matching and sending out resumes to companies. I recently got an entry-level job in a bank. I believe it is a great way to start my banking career, take the financial exams etc.
Everyone will have different timelines, just stay focused and optimistic.
Shun any negativity thrown your way. For example, a friend of mine was always flaunting his salary in every conversation which sometimes made me feel bad cos I was on $0 (lol).
I have not gotten there yet but I am pushing through. Someone might land today and become the manager of Company Z and while another might struggle for three years.
As long as you work -regardless of the type of job you do- to put food on your table, be thankful.
Currently on the lookout for evening and weekend jobs to do, as exams are expensive and rent is not a joke .
We will all look back and smile. #MayOurHustlePayOff
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Solomon27(m): 5:19am On Feb 18|
Can one get direct flight to Quebec? If yes... price range?
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Daisystar: 5:30am On Feb 18|
We will all look back and smile. #MayOurHustlePayOff
Please, how do you meet people in new cities as I am currently friendless in Mississauga
Hi Deda3103, I am relatively new in Mississauga myself and will not mind connecting if you are open to that as well.
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by DatechMan(m): 6:23am On Feb 18|
Waving with love from Mississauga. Lemme PM you
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Deda3103(f): 6:31am On Feb 18|
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by rainazoe: 6:46am On Feb 18|
Please our frequent fliers, I saw that BA is cheaper and faster than Ethiopian airlines on Wakanow but the connection flight to CA is at Gatwick rather than Heathrow where we will land from Naija. Layover is also 6hrs+.
Would it be wise to take this option because Gatwick 45mins+ outside London, would BA transfer our lugggae and handle the flight transfer or we would have to debark at Heathrow and find our way to Gatwick and is the 6hr layover okay for all this waka upandan.
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by bbaby84(f): 7:28am On Feb 18|
What's your destination? I saw some connections for
LOS -LHR- DUB- YYZ for 380k or thereabout there's also LOS- LHR-JFK- YYZ for about 390k
Also depends on your dates.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by yungreezy: 4:45pm On Feb 18|
Datechman please I sent u a pm. Looking to stay in your city when I land in a couple of months.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by vcole: 7:06pm On Feb 18|
rainazoe:as long as the entire journey is all on one ticket you won't have to pick up your bags. You'll just have to get to Gatwick fro. Heathrow. There are national express buses right outside heathrow that can get you to Gatwick for about £20-30 and it's a 1hr ride i believe. However you'll need a uk transit visa or a valid uk visiting visa
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by extraterestrial: 7:07pm On Feb 18|
Hello All. Good evening. I have been a silent reader and i have benefited so much from all the contributions thus far. Thank you. I am not sure if i should be asking this question now seeing as am still in the race to getting my PR. I like to plan ahead so i'll just go right ahead and ask. Hopefully my spouse and i should be joining you folks in the Canadian land in a few months but am a bit worried, we are both professionals, his a doctor and i an accountant and from my research i have noted that Canada is highly regulated and both of us would need to take exams before we can get licenses to practice and also from the info here those exams are quite pricey. what advise would you give us in terms of job prospects to enable us get by before we write all exams and get our licenses. we have a baby (less than 6months old) and so it would most likely be only my husband working. what kind of jobs can a doctor do in Canada prior to getting a license?
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by salford1: 8:20pm On Feb 18|
extraterestrial:Although I am not a doc, but the few I have met writing board exams work in some of the professions listed below:
Care aids, pharm assistants, medical office clerks, nursing assistants, security officers, med lab assistant, Health policy researcher etc.
I have also met quite alot that are registered to practice in Canada. They mostly work in small communities/cities across Canada as family physicians. Some work in large hospitals as gyn/obs and psychiatrist.
You might want to find out about accounting technician jobs once you okay with leaving your baby with a childminder or daycare.
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by mosquitoway: 12:07am On Feb 19|
I am on contract in misssissauga as well and don’t know anyone here..we can organise a meetup this weekend if eveyone is open. �
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by czaratwork: 1:14am On Feb 19|
A million likes for this post.
This is exactly what i asked for before i was shut down by people that have the formula to success and their clique. i am now on reading mode. i no get time for e war.
Let the job hunting experiences pour in. the good and bad. Encourage someone with your story.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Daisystar: 1:53am On Feb 19|
I will be interested in such a meetup
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by czaratwork: 2:13am On Feb 19|
I noticed i have never come accross people sharing their struggles here (except one oluwapelumi84 that her case was not properly handled)and so when my friend (i got to know her from here) called me and narrated her experience, i shared my experience with her too. At some point i was in a worse situation than her (I am not even open to sharing it here again) and this encouraged her. Someone else chatted me that her my story encouraged her ( i didnt get to ask her which of my stories). Beside feeling good with myself for being a source of encouragement, these two instances really got me thinking. i was like probably people here are not open to sharing their hustles meanwhile these hustling stories no matter how minute they are can encourage someone else.
That is why i requested that we be open to sharing our stories here to encourage ourselves. Iron sharpeneth Iron.
I am not also oblivious of the fact that some people got their job even before landing. Infact my sister's colleague got a job with one of the consulting firms while still in Naija. When i asked him how he did it (i hadn't relocated then), he said his selling point was his SAP experience. IT people get job either before relocating or immediately after landing (This is not to make anyone in this category who has not gotten a job yet feel bad, As long as you have done your bit, In His time it will happen just keep on hustling for it).
I think i have done more explaining than it is required for this issue.
You can decide to agree with anyone. It does not take away the fact that we need to encourage ourselves with our stories. That said, i have not also said here that i want to fall off (as in hang in there) or that i am loosing it so please don't make me a victim. I am a victor it is just that my time hasn't come.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by salford1: 2:49am On Feb 19|
czaratwork:I remember that particular poster. She wasn't really sharing any problem. The poster kept quoting bible verses up and down of what will happen to her if people dont help... All I could get from the posts was someone low on funds and wasn't open to taking up any job to get by for reasons best known to her. Some of us wished her goodluck.
You are very correct about the time. He has made everything beautiful for its own time.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by biggerfish: 6:52am On Feb 19|
Hi Deda3103, Mosquitoway, DatechMan and others....
Will be leaving naija middle next month for mississauga, please am interested in the link up. And I commend you guys. Big ups
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by amindondee: 9:11am On Feb 19|
Good day All,
Please does anyone have any experience in exchanging UK driving license for a Canadian one? I know it is possible, but my question is weather it is compulsory to get a driving experience letter for that.
Province is Ontario.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by rainazoe: 9:18am On Feb 19|
Ontario is my final destination but to fly to Heathrow and back to Dubai is a major shizzle
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by rainazoe: 9:22am On Feb 19|
Thanks Vcole. The valid uk visa will make me pass up.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Tojued: 10:49am On Feb 19|
DUB should stand for Dublin not Dubai
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by MrsBee: 12:42pm On Feb 19|
Good Day All,
We would be going to Ontario in March for short-landing. Please can you advise on how much we can achieve in 10 days. Apart from landing formalities, SIN, bank account opening, possibly write the DL test. I had a crazy idea of looking for a volunteer or job shadow opportunity for a week, but i think i am being overambitious.
We are also considering going across the border to Niagara falls/Bufallo NY during the weekend while we are there but my worry is how to return into Canada without a PR card.
Landed seniors , please help with your advise/suggestions.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by bbaby84(f): 1:15pm On Feb 19|
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by dammysanmi(m): 6:17pm On Feb 19|
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by MrsBee: 6:48pm On Feb 19|
Lol. Thanks a lot.
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