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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by hesque: 12:07am On Mar 01, 2015
It all depend on course. I didn't say it cannot cover do your research and find out. In my case, 6m covers my cost of study for a year. But a friend of mine going for 13months program and the tuition alone is 25kCAD. Can 6m cover that? The school even requested for 2KCAD non refundable. All the best.


Moheat:


you mean 6m cannot cover cost of study for a year? mehn! this is outrageous! I'd better drop this idea of going to canny to study then
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Nobody: 12:08am On Mar 01, 2015
onyekakingsley:
hi guys...must police report be from a Lagos station....will the one I intend getting from my base(ENUGU) be accepted by the embassy?
Get from the 1 in lagos, it is something like a headquarter
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by presidentpikin: 12:15am On Mar 01, 2015
Please house I want to the difference bet applied degree and conventional degree certificate.... And can someone used applied degree for master in Canadian university.
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by hesque: 12:30am On Mar 01, 2015
I understand u bro, nobody is Mr perfect. Pls help with my previous post. Thanks

bighead1:


***Falls down the stairway and twist knee***

Stop saying what you don't know for sure wink wink wink wink
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Pyroxene: 12:45am On Mar 01, 2015
Thanks a lot that was very clear! I got admission to niagra tru an academic agent. I was not hinted on future charges. I am just discovering they charges for visa app which was diff from admission processing fee is too outrageous. My question is can I ditch d academic agent and go abt d processing mysel? Hope it won't work against me as d said agent is quite a major player in the canadian eductational system for years
toecyne:


medical test to ensure you dont have any significant/life threatening medical condition, especially the ones that can be easily transmisible. e.g HIV, Syphilis etc

......when u get a medical mail, ur application is 98percent approved
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by EcashPlanet(f): 2:51am On Mar 01, 2015
Pyroxene:
Thanks a lot that was very clear! I got admission to niagra tru an academic agent. I was not hinted on future charges. I am just discovering they charges for visa app which was diff from admission processing fee is too outrageous. My question is can I ditch d academic agent and go abt d processing mysel? Hope it won't work against me as d said agent is quite a major player in the canadian eductational system for years


You talking about Maple? I'm quite sure.
As long as you have your admission letter sent to you by the agent you can go ahead to gather all supporting documents and apply for a study permit.
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Nobody: 3:02am On Mar 01, 2015
hesque:
It all depend on course. I didn't say it cannot cover do your research and find out. In my case, 6m covers my cost of study for a year. But a friend of mine going for 13months program and the tuition alone is 25kCAD. Can 6m cover that? The school even requested for 2KCAD non refundable. All the best.




Bro, this faulty assertion you dey carry up and down so. All that matters are the transactions (inflow and outflow), with good history. A friend now in Manitoba only submitted closing balance of 400k and the total credit was over 20 million.

6 million is way okay, as long as it isn't dumped there without no current in the account.

Stay fly! smiley

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Nobody: 3:03am On Mar 01, 2015
Blessedfavoured, I see you. grin How you doing? Longest time...
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Nobody: 3:06am On Mar 01, 2015
Pyroxene:
Thanks a lot that was very clear! I got admission to niagra tru an academic agent. I was not hinted on future charges. I am just discovering they charges for visa app which was diff from admission processing fee is too outrageous. My question is can I ditch d academic agent and go abt d processing mysel? Hope it won't work against me as d said agent is quite a major player in the canadian eductational system for years

At least 80% of the folks here did it themselves including me. ...and most people you see on this thread are doing it themselves. What an agent can do you can do way better. Just ask your questions here, heed to advice, follow the instructions closely and you will be fine. It isn't how far but how well! wink

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Nobody: 3:12am On Mar 01, 2015
drealsheggs:
Bonjour et félicitations à tous . c'est par la grâce de
dieu que nous sommes en vivre aujourd'hui. À votre
santé à tous. À bien tôt.

Merci donc bro . Dieu est vraiment puissant . Je espère que vous faites bien?

Restez classy! smiley

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by blessedfavoured: 3:59am On Mar 01, 2015
Amefrica:
Blessedfavoured, I see you. grin How you doing? Longest time...

lol u caught me...
very good dear... trust you're well.
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Nobody: 4:03am On Mar 01, 2015
blessedfavoured:


lol u caught me...
very good dear... trust you're well.

Good to know haha. Yea, I'm well. How's my girlfriend (your sis) doing? cheesy
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by blessedfavoured: 4:08am On Mar 01, 2015
Amefrica:


Good to know haha. Yea, I'm well. How's my girlfriend (your sis) doing? cheesy

lmao.. you're still dreaming eh. she's great,,

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Nobody: 4:22am On Mar 01, 2015
blessedfavoured:


lmao.. you're still dreaming eh. she's great,,

Haha cool. My warm regards to her! How's it going on your end? Are you here yet?
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by tnuola(f): 5:35am On Mar 01, 2015
aedeha:
Pls lemme send u a mail pls

Hello,

I think you should stop confusing yourself and stop letting people confuse you.
Your documents have been dispatched right? Why not wait till you get it and know the reasons for the delay?

When you know the reasons you can then come back to list the reasons for the delay along with the documents submitted again.

Your case can be properly tackled when you list the reasons given. If not you'll be adviced based on assumptions.
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Waledarep(m): 5:45am On Mar 01, 2015
Good morning house,
I will be applying via the Paper route on Tuesday and intend to submit the following documents :
1.Offer and Letter of Admission from Marine Institute of MUN NL.
2. B-Tech degree Certificate
3. Transcript
4. NECO and WAEC results
5. NYSC Certificate
6. Primary and Junior Waec Certificates
7. Forms 1MM11294E, 1MM5645E and Study Permit Questionnaire
8. Date page of my Brother's (Sponsor) United State of America Passport and Permanent Resident Card.
9. Primary and Secondary Schools Testimonial
10. Birth Certificate
11.LG Identification
12. Police Certificate Clearance
13. Recommendation Letters from my referees
14. Data Page of my Virgin National Passport ( That will soon be disvirgined with Canadian Student Permit)
15. Passport Photograph
16. CV
17. Statement of Purpose
FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS:
1. My Brother(Sponsor) statement of account from GTB with an opening balance of #3,455,841.77 on 10/09/14 and Closing balance of #981,946.76 on 04/02/14.
Sponsorship letter from my brother bank, Kakawa Discount showing the value of his investment to be US$374,659.41 which indication that he has full access to his money
3. Letter of Sponsorship declaration from my brother
4. Deposit teller of $150 payment made for the confirmation of my admission through the Royal Bank of Canada by my immediate elder brother staying in Ontario.

Please all the Gurus in the house and all those who have chop TRVs before now, am I good to go?
Any Addition or Subtraction Please?

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Nuendo: 5:55am On Mar 01, 2015
Good day to the wonderful people of this house. Most people wont know me here. I was part of the successful applicants in Part 4 of this forum. Calgary has been wonderful ( and very cold too) and I am graduating in a few months with my Master of Architecture Degree by the special grace of God. I want to use this medium to thank those who put in time and effort to keep this forum very active. Some of the forefathers I met seldom participate anymore.However, guys like Oga Siga and Oga Justwise are still here. I hail Sirs!! , Still very grateful and remain loyal to your government.

For those who are still hopeful or just about to apply, I want to encourage you all to have faith and follow the process with a clear and genuine motive. We have no idea the amount of help we get from here and the millions we have all collectively saved by going through this forum. I personally have directed about 4 people who have all been successful since I got mine and this is usually my first point of reference whenever I am guiding them.

Lastly, I usually end with a piece of advice or two based on personal experience and how Nigerians can make the most of their stay here. I do this because my schedule is unforgiving and I don't know when I would be free to post again.

1. KNOW YOUR PRIORITIES

Most of us coming here actually are in search of better opportunities in life and career especially as things are so tight back home and I a can speculate that bout 80% of applicants are doing this via the academic route which is a good thing. Those whoa are here are already aware of how the system here can be to your immense advantage or can squeeze the hell outta you mentally and physically. My ultimate advice is that we never forget the major reason for coming here in the first place. As much as money is important, and hustling etc, make sure your academics does not suffocate because you want to make some extra $$$. From experience, I can say, sometimes its better to maintain the lowest budget possible, work only if you have to and when you have the free time available and invest time and create a strong academic reputation for yourself in school. It would get you very far.... Take note, the work I refer to here doesn't include summer jobs but the kinda jobs that eat deep into your academics. See it this way : You may spend all the time hustling and raking up money (which in my opinion doesn't even come close to what you would earn at a very good place after graduation) and fail to perform strongly which immediately places you in a tight angle post graduation. You are already black and African, you cannot add a bad academic standing to that. Pick a struggle...

2. KILL PART OF THAT NAIJA MENTALITY

We must avoid approaching Canada with our Naija mentality - That there is no connection between academic success and success in the market. Connections and all still exist here to a certain degree but largely, this is a merit based system and things like references can take you to places you never could penetrate. Canada unlike most other countries, isn't bad in terms of Racism but you must remember that your nationality and skin color and even accent puts you somewhat at the base of the ladder. This is a bitter truth. So expect prejudice and stereotyping but always respond with excellence. The element of surprise is your most potent weapon. As a personal example: I got an offer from a top architectural firm that wasn't actually hiring to the bewilderment of my Canadian coursemates who still find it hard to believe that a 3rd world country graduate can outperform them. That was in my first year and the job still dey fridge till now. No CV, NO application, No Resume, Just recommendation. Another example is that the current President of the Royal Architects Insititue of Canada is Nigerian. Samuel Óghale Oboh, Full born and bred in Naija who made it through excellence and I actually benefit from his reputation even without my knowing him personally. So my people, excellence is a superior advantage here.....Try to make use of it.


3. MY PEOPLE, MIX UP!!!! ABEG.......
This is very important as the way the Canadians would react to you would be based largely on how timid or interesting you are and believe me, it helps in many ways from help with several aspects of your settling in, to academic assistance and tips about job offers and financial aid. Alo the prejudice factor reduces with an increase in interaction with the. face it, you are in their country. Learn their culture (without loosing sight of yours) learn about their cities, people and even start training yourself to speak English properly, in other words, learn the proper phonetics. (I cant believe I am saying this ). Trust me, there is nothing more mentally demoralizing than having someone ask you to repeat yourself over and over again. If you observe closely, this can spell the difference between them liking you and them not wanting to have a discussion with you both in school and subsequently at work. Its not fakeness, its called "blending in". This doesn't mean you should form whenever you see your fellow naija man. In fact at the slightest opportunity to switch to pidgin or naija accent, pls do to keep our culture alive. NB: I only realized this much later. I wish I started early.

4. KEEP EYE FOR GROUND

Well a lot of us have been conditioned by the Nigerian system that we don't believe that the world can be a good place and sincere people still exist. There are tons of opportunities just there for grabs in form of awards, financial aids and scholarships. Even programs and community initiatives that can go a long way for you. This connects to point no.2 in certain ways but also its not all academic. Participation also goes a very long way. try to seize the opportunity this system offers you and grab whatever is within reach. I depends on where you are but largely, don't expect people to tell you about it. They might not know that you don't know. SO ask questions, and always been on the look out for things like this. Also this is another aspect I wish I took more advantage of. I say this personally because I benefited and actually spent 4 months living and studying in Barcelona, Spain and traveling to over 12 cities in Europe as a recipient of a travel scholarship. So yes, another man's country can give you free money and opportunities your own country couldn't give you. Life isn't as bad as we were made to believe.

5. OPEN YOUR MIND...but don't loose it.

This is probably the most sensitive point and is so because of where we are from and the cultural and societal values on certain things.

a) First aspect I would hammer on is Religion. Well am sure one of the first things that would shock you here is the percentage of atheists here which may range from 40% in the older generation to about 85% in the current age distribution of 16-35 years. You would also encounter several other types of people who believe in things that would challenge the very foundations of your own faith. Please once you land here, instead of dragging with them, getting overly animated and or even condemning them to hell fire ( or wherever) , try and keep your views to yourself but never be ashamed or intimidated into not speaking about it when you feel like. Also take it easy - for those who bind and cast demons or see things other people cant see ( I say this with no intention to mock). But try to understand one thing, most of them don't care and its most likely that the powers, principalities and demons are actually based in Naija where the wickedness and evil is in exponential proportions compared to here. . You would make yourself look seemingly violent when you carry the matter for head. I think this info is clear enough.

b) Sexuality with special emphasis on Homosexuality and gay rights. Please, please and please, Learn to approach the matter with wisdom and tolerance in mind. You would encounter several individuals who are openly gay and they may have the best of personalities. As much as possible, try to keep your personal views to yourself and learn to interact without being judgmental towards them because they would notice immediately. I personally strongly disapprove of the ideology or way of life but I have several friends who happen to be gay now. I have learned that its their choice and the personality and character of the person has no connection to how they choose to love their lives. Hence I don leave the mata for Baba God to gauge the case himself. Its my job to love my neighbor without trying play God. NB: This doesnt mean in any way that I have accepted that way of life as I still feel free to discuss/debate (not be angry or unnecessarily vexed) my own take on the issue.


I hope I have helped one or two people who are about to make the switch to this part of the world. I tried my best to drop as much as I can because such first-hand information is hard to come by in one cohesive piece and I really wish I knew such prior to my coming.

Its a beautiful country here and my prayer and ambition is that one day people would create huge forums and discussion groups about how to move over to Nigeria.
Good luck to all the expectant applicants, may your TRV come unobstructed by the special grace of God.

Best regards & Happy New Month.

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by hayqinsbFX: 6:34am On Mar 01, 2015
God bless you nuendo

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Nobody: 6:55am On Mar 01, 2015
lilspiceyy:

How much statement? Both yurs and yur sponsor?


My statement has about 2.4m n my sponsor has about 1.5m and fixed deposit of 4m. He earns about 3m monthly. I was told its not about d closing balance. He is supporting me with 2m only.
He is also my uncle (maternal) and he has no dependent children and own his home. He wrote all dat in his letter of sponsorship
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by john4affiliate: 7:27am On Mar 01, 2015
Waledarep:
Good morning house,
I will be applying via the Paper route on Tuesday and intend to submit the following documents :
1.Offer and Letter of Admission from Marine Institute of MUN NL.
2. B-Tech degree Certificate
3. Transcript
4. NECO and WAEC results
5. NYSC Certificate
6. Primary and Junior Waec Certificates
7. Forms 1MM11294E, 1MM5645E and Study Permit Questionnaire
8. Date page of my Brother's (Sponsor) United State of America Passport and Permanent Resident Card.
9. Primary and Secondary Schools Testimonial
10. Birth Certificate
11.LG Identification
12. Police Certificate Clearance
13. Recommendation Letters from my referees
14. Data Page of my Virgin National Passport ( That will soon be disvirgined with Canadian Student Permit)
15. Passport Photograph
16. CV
17. Statement of Purpose
FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS:
1. My Brother(Sponsor) statement of account from GTB with an opening balance of #3,455,841.77 on 10/09/14 and Closing balance of #981,946.76 on 04/02/14.
Sponsorship letter from my brother bank, Kakawa Discount showing the value of his investment to be US$374,659.41 which indication that he has full access to his money
3. Letter of Sponsorship declaration from my brother
4. Deposit teller of $150 payment made for the confirmation of my admission through the Royal Bank of Canada by my immediate elder brother staying in Ontario.

Please all the Gurus in the house and all those who have chop TRVs before now, am I good to go?
Any Addition or Subtraction Please?


U a gud bro, but did ur first degree related to the course you are going for in canada,( purpose of traveling).
secondly when did u finish ur NYSC? If it is about a year u just ve to be doing something (oyinbo) don't like siTting down busy doing nothing o.
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Nobody: 8:00am On Mar 01, 2015
Pyroxene:
Thanks a lot that was very clear! I got admission to niagra tru an academic agent. I was not hinted on future charges. I am just discovering they charges for visa app which was diff from admission processing fee is too outrageous. My question is can I ditch d academic agent and go abt d processing mysel? Hope it won't work against me as d said agent is quite a major player in the canadian eductational system for years
Ditch him if u want to, you can submit an application urself, i did mine myself jst like most Nairalanders nd my application was successful. the services u pay agents for are gotten here for free. nonetheless if u can afford the agent, it is fine as well
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by aedeha: 8:05am On Mar 01, 2015
The inflow is 3.4m every month total credit is 42m and its a salary acct
Amefrica:



Bro, this faulty assertion you dey carry up and down so. All that matters are the transactions (inflow and outflow), with good history. A friend now in Manitoba only submitted closing balance of 400k and the total credit was over 20 million.

6 million is way okay, as long as it isn't dumped there without no current in the account.

Stay fly! smiley
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Nobody: 9:03am On Mar 01, 2015
aedeha:
The inflow is 3.4m every month total credit is 42m and its a salary acct

Aedeha, if you stated that you are currently working, you should add your statement of acct even if it is 2naira balance that you have in it, add your letter of offer as a graduate intern, and get payslips from the company. Also get a letter from the company to introduce you to the High commission of Canada, and if you can get a leave letter that will show that the company is ready to take you back when you return. Also, if you have and land doc or shares, you can add it. If you cannot get any of this document, you can write a good Statement of purpose stating why you do not have the document. Also note that if the course you are going for is different from what you did in undergrad and or your current employment status, you will have to state in your statement of purpose why you want to dump all you have done in the past for a diploma in a different field.

I hope this helps. All d best in your next application
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Nobody: 9:22am On Mar 01, 2015
Waledarep:
Good morning house,
I will be applying via the Paper route on Tuesday and intend to submit the following documents :
1.Offer and Letter of Admission from Marine Institute of MUN NL.
2. B-Tech degree Certificate
3. Transcript
4. NECO and WAEC results
5. NYSC Certificate
6. Primary and Junior Waec Certificates
7. Forms 1MM11294E, 1MM5645E and Study Permit Questionnaire
8. Date page of my Brother's (Sponsor) United State of America Passport and Permanent Resident Card.
9. Primary and Secondary Schools Testimonial
10. Birth Certificate
11.LG Identification
12. Police Certificate Clearance
13. Recommendation Letters from my referees
14. Data Page of my Virgin National Passport ( That will soon be disvirgined with Canadian Student Permit)
15. Passport Photograph
16. CV
17. Statement of Purpose
FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS:
1. My Brother(Sponsor) statement of account from GTB with an opening balance of #3,455,841.77 on 10/09/14 and Closing balance of #981,946.76 on 04/02/14.
Sponsorship letter from my brother bank, Kakawa Discount showing the value of his investment to be US$374,659.41 which indication that he has full access to his money
3. Letter of Sponsorship declaration from my brother
4. Deposit teller of $150 payment made for the confirmation of my admission through the Royal Bank of Canada by my immediate elder brother staying in Ontario.

Please all the Gurus in the house and all those who have chop TRVs before now, am I good to go?
Any Addition or Subtraction Please?


@Waledarep, please do not submit this application without your personal statement of acct, letter of employment where you currently work if you indicated in d CIC form that you are working, your payslips, leave letter to show you are planning to come back to Nigeria and also letter of introduction from your employer. If you dont have this info, please kindly state that you are not working or do all to get these documents. Also, you need home-tie, which is a land docu or shares or properties in your name and not only those of your sponsors. I wish you the very best.

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by justicia: 9:31am On Mar 01, 2015
Hello Pple. Pls help me review this: what my sponsor forwarded to me in place of SoA is an email from his employer, Union Bank stating his Annual Package when he joined them last year. Its a total of 11M+. Can I use this as SoA or should I insist on SoA proper. Thanks!
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Waledarep(m): 10:03am On Mar 01, 2015
john4affiliate:



U a gud bro, but did ur first degree related to the course you are going for in canada,( purpose of traveling).
secondly when did u finish ur NYSC? If it is about a year u just ve to be doing something (oyinbo) don't like siTting down busy doing nothing o.

I studied Agricultural Economics and Extension for my first degree and going for Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture.
I finished my Nysc Last year June and I stated it in my S.O.P that have been busy with Personal research and Volunteer teaching service in my community.

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by ohammed199(m): 10:04am On Mar 01, 2015
Goodmorning, happy sunday and happy new month to you all gurus...... Now have gotten all the necessary documents for online route have been rejected twice but now they don't have any choice than to give me bcoz I have all necessary and I just added my dad statement of account worth 6+, marriage certificate, landed property, letter of introduction, family pictures and ma sponsors again sworn affidavit of both letter from d company lawyer stamped and sealed, strong SOP am submitting tomorrow online all I need now is prayer from you guyz you've been awesome we shall all share a testimony in this new month of matching forward..... Thanks

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Waledarep(m): 10:06am On Mar 01, 2015
yregs:



@Waledarep, please do not submit this application without your personal statement of acct, letter of employment where you currently work if you indicated in d CIC form that you are working, your payslips, leave letter to show you are planning to come back to Nigeria and also letter of introduction from your employer. If you dont have this info, please kindly state that you are not working or do all to get these documents. Also, you need home-tie, which is a land docu or shares or properties in your name and not only those of your sponsors. I wish you the very best.



Thanks a lot brov...I finished my Nysc last June am presently not working, So I stated it in my SOP that have been keeping myself busy with independent research about my course in order to prepare ahead for the prog and also offering Volunteer teaching service in my community.
I won't be adding anything relating to employment cos their is none @present.

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Pyroxene: 10:33am On Mar 01, 2015
Ecash planet can we communicate closely? Are u also going to Niagra? U can reach me on consultscholars@yahoo.com
EcashPlanet:



You talking about Maple? I'm quite sure.
As long as you have your admission letter sent to you by the agent you can go ahead to gather all supporting documents and apply for a study permit.
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Pyroxene: 10:35am On Mar 01, 2015
Thanks bruv, u r d best!
toecyne:

Ditch him if u want to, you can submit an application urself, i did mine myself jst like most Nairalanders nd my application was successful. the services u pay agents for are gotten here for free. nonetheless if u can afford the agent, it is fine as well
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Nobody: 10:40am On Mar 01, 2015
aedeha:
The inflow is 3.4m every month total credit is 42m and its a salary acct

You're way too good to go. Good luck!

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