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Travelling To Canada by lao(f): 2:36pm On Mar 10, 2008
Hello Nairalander, I want to apply for a canadian study permit but i have been denied a british visa, i want to know if i need a new passport or if i can still use the old one. i also want to know how much you need in your statement of account, am told you only need a statement that is in use and the amount in it is not necessary.

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Re: Travelling To Canada by smile4kenn(m): 3:14pm On Mar 10, 2008
all those ones dont matter, Check your Education background, what you have been doing, are u a fresh secondary school graduate, if yes, then u stand a chance, ur age, are u going for masters or undergraduate
Re: Travelling To Canada by Goshen360(m): 6:58pm On Mar 10, 2008
lao:

Hello Nairalander, I want to apply for a canadian study permit but i have been denied a british visa, i want to know if i need a new passport or if i can still use the old one. i also want to know how much you need in your statement of account, am told you only need a statement that is in use and the amount in it is not necessary.

hy lao,

its of a great interest to me when i see pple like you wanting to make moves in life. First, let me bring to your understanding that i have also applied for a student visa in the american embassy. I was denied just because i wasnt properly guided. I will like to encourage you and guide you well.

Like smile4kenn said, u do not to be afraid of those things, eg passport, bank statement etc. what matters are:

1. get the admission letter
2. your sponsor cos a student is not expected to sponsor his/her self
3. your new e- passport is preferable cos most embassies dont accept the old one
4. your sponsor's bank statement must meet the cost of your study as estimated in your i-20 form and must be opened for at least more than six month
5. you must also have international exam certificate, eg toefl, sat
6. your age also counts compared with the level of education you wish to pursue, if incase you are applying for undergraduate at 26years, they might not give you visa.
7. support documents like your own personal statement and family ties
8. you must be able to convince the interviewing office enough that you will come back to your country.

anyway, Good luck in your endeavour, more help ? pls contact me on my email: goshen360@yahoo.co.uk

Good luck

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Re: Travelling To Canada by amsky(m): 7:38pm On Mar 10, 2008
Smile4kenn where is your wedding cake? We'll like to toast to you and your new wife. smiley
Re: Travelling To Canada by home1986: 7:47pm On Mar 10, 2008
goshen360

av gotten the letter from a skul in canada but someone said i need an health unsurance for the lenght of my studies , please let me know if its necessary coz i havent applied b4 and dont really know much, just let me know the required documents i will be needing.

Will apreciate if u could help me with more tips goshen360
Re: Travelling To Canada by Goshen360(m): 8:24pm On Mar 10, 2008
home1986:

goshen360

av gotten the letter from a skul in canada but someone said i need an health unsurance for the lenght of my studies , please let me know if its necessary because i havent applied before and don't really know much, just let me know the required documents i will be needing.

Will apreciate if u could help me with more tips goshen360



IF IT IS A DOCUMENT U MUST PRODUCE WHEN APPLYING FOR CANADIAN STUDENT VISA, THEN U HAVE TO GET IT. ITS NOT COMPULSORY FOR US STUDENT VISA. MORESO, U NEED DOCUMENTS LIKE ACCEPTANCE LETTER, DOCUMENTS SHOWING PAYMENT OF SCHOOL FEE IF APPLICABLE TO THE SCHOOL, BANK STATEMENT OF SPONSORER WITH SUFFICIENT FUND, YOUR OWN PERSONAL BANK STATEMENT, SAT OR TOEFL SCORES/CERTIFICATE, , DATS ALL I CAN REMEMBER FOR NOW. I WILL UPDATE YOU AS I THINK OF MORE. EMAIL ME: GOSHEN360@YAHOO.CO.UK

GOOD LUCK
Re: Travelling To Canada by smile4kenn(m): 10:02am On Mar 11, 2008
amsky:

Smile4kenn where is your wedding cake? We'll like to toast to you and your new wife. smiley


hahahahahaha, dont worry cutie, u will definately toast to my happy married life soon

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Re: Travelling To Canada by tipsy289(m): 4:57am On Mar 12, 2008
Hey listen to me.Something similar happened to me.
I had a choice of Canada and U.k.if i didnt get Canadian study permit then it was U.k.
I didnt get U.S Study visa a yr before i applied to Canada and U.k and yes i changed my passport before i applied and i got my study permit.
Now i'm in canada so i suggest u get a new one so that you can leave the country the same school year you applied for.

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Re: Travelling To Canada by lao(f): 1:41pm On Mar 12, 2008
Thanks nairalanders you have been great.

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Re: Travelling To Canada by Delta007(m): 3:07pm On Mar 12, 2008
home1986:

goshen360

av gotten the letter from a skul in canada but someone said i need an health unsurance for the lenght of my studies , please let me know if its necessary because i havent applied before and don't really know much, just let me know the required documents i will be needing.

Will apreciate if u could help me with more tips goshen360


You do not need a proof of health insurance for a Canadian Visa/Study permit. However, since you have resided in Naija, you will be asked to undergo medicals (I think they still use one hospital in Yaba) before your application is approved. You'd need to apply at least 4mths in advance because the process could take between 2-4mths altho I know of peeps that have gotten theirs in 3wks. When you arrive Canada, your institution will give you an option of buying health insurance (if you do not have one already)
Re: Travelling To Canada by Sonye(f): 4:13pm On Mar 16, 2008
home1986:

goshen360

av gotten the letter from a skul in canada but someone said i need an health unsurance for the lenght of my studies , please let me know if its necessary because i havent applied before and don't really know much, just let me know the required documents i will be needing.

Will apreciate if u could help me with more tips goshen360



How did you get the admission letter? I am just beginning to make my enquiries so right now, i know nothing about it. What school admission letter have you got? Did you have to send your transcript before u were given the letter?
Re: Travelling To Canada by Sonye(f): 4:26pm On Mar 16, 2008
tipsy289:

Hey listen to me.Something similar happened to me.
I had a choice of Canada and UK.if i didnt get Canadian study permit then it was UK.
I didnt get US Study visa a yr before i applied to Canada and UK and yes i changed my passport before i applied and i got my study permit.
Now i'm in canada so i suggest u get a new one so that you can leave the country the same school year you applied for.

PLease enlighten me on the admission and visa process from the beginning.
Re: Travelling To Canada by Delta007(m): 6:30pm On Mar 16, 2008
Sonye:

PLease enlighten me on the admission and visa process from the beginning.
Sonye:
You need to work on getting an admission first. This is a list of Canadian Universities. . .you can browse their websites and choose the ones that appeal to you. http://www.aucc.ca/can_uni/our_universities/index_e.html

Based on the programmes, they seem to have similar admission requirements. Feel free to holla at me if you want me to give you recommendations. Also, deadlines are fast approaching for different programs, especially for the Fall 2008 session.

If/when you get your admission, acquiring your visa is the next step.

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Re: Travelling To Canada by muriitijan(m): 1:45am On Mar 20, 2008
DELTA007
I HAVE 2.78 CGPA -2.2 (ECONOMICS) IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR ME TO STUDY MSC/MA ECONOMICS IN CANADA?CAN YOU RECOMMEND ANY SCHOOL FOR ME IN CANADA OR USA EVEN IF IT IS PRE MASTERS

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Re: Travelling To Canada by debosky(m): 1:48am On Mar 20, 2008
2:2 will be tough to get a place in Canada, I haven't heard much about 'pre-masters' programs in Canada, Delta007 may have more info on that.

Concerning the USA, write the GRE or GMAT depending on the school and find out their other requirements. wink
Re: Travelling To Canada by Delta007(m): 1:06pm On Mar 20, 2008
debosky:

2:2 will be tough to get a place in Canada, I haven't heard much about 'pre-masters' programs in Canada, Delta007 may have more info on that.

Concerning the USA, write the GRE or GMAT depending on the school and find out their other requirements. wink


Debosky:
You are right. . . it's pretty difficult getting into a Master's program with 2:2. Which one be pre-masters again? grin When I have some time on my hand, I'd do a lil search to see programs or universities that a lil flex.
Re: Travelling To Canada by travelcare: 2:08pm On Mar 20, 2008
U dont need a new passport. Ordinarily, it is illegal for you to obtain a new internationla passport when u still have a valid one but the loophole in the Nigerian immigration system has given ways to one person having as many Nigerian International passport as possible. The amount on your bank statement or your sponsor's bank statement matters a lot. It is always used as a yardstick to measure your economic status here in Nigeria and your ability to pay for your tuition fee as well as other associated expenses. Feel free to call on Travelcare for assistance. Call Olawale on 08023809767 or send mail to travelcare.consults@gmail.com

Travelcare
Re: Travelling To Canada by peace5050: 1:01pm On Apr 03, 2008
delta07 , i really would like to find out what it takes to survive in canada , then again i have got abt 500k for tution fee , my course would require me to pay 16k dollars , nw i got my uncle who has promised to help me with 800k , would this be a enough. cheers look forward to ur reply
Re: Travelling To Canada by Delta007(m): 1:25pm On Apr 03, 2008
peace5050:

delta07 , i really would like to find out what it takes to survive in canada , then again i have got about 500k for tution fee , my course would require me to pay 16k dollars , nw i got my uncle who has promised to help me with 800k , would this be a enough. cheers look forward to your reply
How long is your program? 1 yr, 2yrs or 4yrs?
If your tuition fee is $16k dollars, you have only N1.3mil which is approx $11k. You still have to make it up.

There are other expenses you have to take into consideration.
- Accommodation (it differs from city to city but it could start at $300/mth and up)
- Utilities (Phone, electricity, etc, approx $50/mth), if you are prudent, you could find a roomate to split these small costs cos they add up.
- Your feeding and other upkeep (that's up to you)
- Book and Stationery supplies
- Health insurance
- Miscellenous spendings

These are some basic costs you have to put into perspective while planning. Canada no be naija where you go say "Ogoro must jump"; if you dont pay yur rent first of the month, you stand a chance of being kicked out. If you dont pay ur bills, ur services will be suspended and you stand a chance of ruining your credit.

Previously, as an international student, you have to be well studded financially because it was prohibited for int'l students to work off campus. It wasnt as if the jobs on campus was there and even if you got one, the pay was nothing especially when you work probably like 10hrs or even less a week. However, the new law which was implemented last yr (or the previous), allows you to work up to 20hrs a week (as a student) anywhere. And during the break periods, summer and Christmas, you are allowed to work 40+hrs (full time). Depending on the job and hrs worked, alot of students are able to meet their needs (rent, books, feeding, etc) on a monthly. However, you still need to somehow find a way to knock off the tuition fee. The summer jobs are usually helpful but make sure you do your math properly otherwise you'd come here and start causing heaven and earth. If u extra fine, I fit give u one room for my house sha grin

Anyway, I hope this was helpful. By the way, what school are you looking at?

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Re: Travelling To Canada by lao(f): 12:14pm On Apr 04, 2008
Delta 007 am thinking of going to malaspina university college nanaimo in vancover what can you say about it.
Re: Travelling To Canada by Delta007(m): 1:14pm On Apr 04, 2008
lao:

Delta 007 am thinking of going to malaspina university college nanaimo in vancover what can you say about it.
I admit, I havent heard of that institution before but just browsing thru their website, that na one of those moi moi universities. At least, if you want to spend money, spend am for better thing. University education is not just about the degree but the environment, colleagues, etc u get to interact with.

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Re: Travelling To Canada by home1986: 1:19pm On Apr 04, 2008
Delta please advise, Can i get a Money order here in nigeria to pay a school in Canada, they want me to pay in a Money Order certified Check or Bank Draft but now i do not know how i can pay that and i cant even send western union from nigeria, please advise delta on how i could pay them.
Re: Travelling To Canada by easycordz(m): 2:52pm On Apr 04, 2008
Hi everybody i've been on this canada thing 4 a while nw bt dnt seem 2 be gettin anywhere.I wnt to do an Msc in petroleum engineering in ay good school. I tried university of alberta and regina,they said my CGPA is too low.
I have a first degree in mechanical engineering(Naija) with a CGPA of 3.40.Pls can anyone out there advise me on what to do, either PGd(If possible) or sumtin else cos i'm rly keen on going to canada cos of the good prospects
Re: Travelling To Canada by travelcare: 3:08pm On Apr 04, 2008
Mr. Abiodun,

Money order is not a commonly used method of payment in Nigeria anymore. The easiest you get is International Bank Draft or Bank Transfer. You cannot send Western Union Money transfer from Nigeria. Like sending it through Union bank, you must have a current account or better send it through someone else's current account, you'll only pay a certain charge which will be about #2500 and in 5 working days, they get your payment out there. If you need any assistance about your travel needs, feel free to consult Travelcare Consults. Click here for more information about us: https://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-121415.0.html Goodluck

Travelcare
Re: Travelling To Canada by Delta007(m): 3:12pm On Apr 04, 2008
home1986:

Delta please advise, Can i get a Money order here in nigeria to pay a school in Canada, they want me to pay in a Money Order certified Check or Bank Draft but now i do not know how i can pay that and i can't even send western union from nigeria, please advise delta on how i could pay them.
You should be able to get a bank draft. Banks like Citibank, Ecobank, etc issue international bank drafts. You can also wire transfer the funds to the institution. Ask the institution to provide bank details. Another option is to pay someone you know, who's at this end and let the person do the transfer for you.

P.S. Keep in mind that you do not have to pay your fees (only a deposit) until the embassy asks you to do so.

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Re: Travelling To Canada by Busta(f): 3:31pm On Apr 04, 2008
@Delta,

u seem to know so much about the system over here.
How long u been in canada and where do u reside?
Re: Travelling To Canada by almondjoy(f): 2:04pm On Apr 05, 2008
If I ever wanted to live in any other foreign country. . .it would be Canada. . . peaceful and independent.  Self-reliant and with beautiful people.

Look forward to visiting some time in the future. kiss

@poster
Goodluck with your search.
Re: Travelling To Canada by peace5050: 8:29pm On Apr 05, 2008
bros delta007, thanx a millon i am looking at pre masters program in george brown college , wireless networking PGD, i have some I.T exper from nigga.but give or take whats my chances of covering up for the rest tution fee . cheers
Re: Travelling To Canada by megastu(m): 11:39pm On Apr 05, 2008
Almondjoy, This makes me believe what a guy was saying about you, that all you do is sit at d refugee camp and send posts every minute. Now its about 5800 posts you have sent. Haba, pls come back to Nigeria and make good use of your skills. Na Canada u dey eye now. American refugee camp never do u
Re: Travelling To Canada by lao(f): 12:03pm On Apr 10, 2008
Delta 007 what do you mean that malaspina is a moi moi university i don' t understand, am going to do my maters degree in business administration and i will be given two certificates. Please can you help me find out more about this school cos i have paid for it.
Re: Travelling To Canada by home1986: 12:32pm On Apr 10, 2008
Hello Mr delta, Please i need one more assistance please, My Secondady school original certificate is not ready but the statement of result is available, Can include that in the Application since the original result is not available and beside i was told i have to insert a Waec Scratch Card also in the application, is it necessary for me to do that, Please advise. Thanks
Re: Travelling To Canada by home1986: 6:41pm On Apr 11, 2008
Anyone , Please i need one more assistance please, My Secondady school original certificate is not ready but the statement of result is available, Can include that in the Application since the original result is not available and beside i was told i have to insert a Waec Scratch Card also in the application, is it necessary for me to do that, Please advise. Thanks

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