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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Chars1289: 11:09pm On Jul 21, 2015
NigerianNewbie:


I'll look into the BTA. Thanks a lot.

You welcome
A bit of info for the purchase of BTA. You might not get it immediately you request for it. The bank will have to bid on your behalf which might take 3-7days.In addition, some banks might give you a ^Not available^ answer bt inform them that you are not getting it right away but you want to request for a bid tender through them to CBN. You will only need your flight ticket, visa page and Int passport to present in the bank.

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Team12: 11:12pm On Jul 21, 2015
Lmao...smh for u!
hayqinsbFX:
some people dont have the same chill......they are packing their things along ni.....lol
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by laureek: 11:13pm On Jul 21, 2015
OyBosEnEmm:


Now you will agree with my observations. A SOWP with an SOP detailing my earlier points would have gotten him his TRV. All that is required from us is to be systematic and not try to openly fool the VO on our intentions. 99.9% of anyone going to Canada is basically for PR (I stand to be corrected) and the VO knows but they also need us to join their force in retaining their global ranking and status. but 'Ko ti baje'. You have two options now.
1. You wait till you get your PGWP then you invite them over. You have a strong reasons in your 4yr old son and also your Union. They do not support distance relationship either and you let them know that the future of your son being raised by a single parent all along is at risk.
2. Let him refire explaining to the VO his intention which is not only to study but to reunite with you, both himself and your son have greatly missed your motherly role and wifey role respectively. Tho acknowledging the fact that your study will forever be a boost to the family status.
As a woman you will have to write a letter to back this up by going as far as humbly telling the VO that in pursuit of success, a lot have to be sacrificed, your family, your marital role and most importantly SEX. This could sound funny but you need to let the VO feel sober and pity your condition. If possible tell the VO you sometimes need to go as far as sharing between each other via Skype ur nudity which still can not replace couples been together. Hope am not sounding too ....am sorry but canada is worth it provided you have even spent some tuition money there which must have help their economy in its little way.

LOL. I just fell off my chair o. Thanks for the great advice my brother.

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Team12: 11:20pm On Jul 21, 2015
I have not seen anyone who did upfront medicals and was required to go for medicals again. Once the medical request drops all you need to do is call the hospital and your medical status on cic will change same day.

OyBosEnEmm:


Congrats!!!
Kindly share your docs. Did u do upfront medical cos we have read cases where upfront medics are still required to go for medical again.
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Team12: 11:23pm On Jul 21, 2015
There is no mismatch btw microbiology and nursing...

Chars1289:


In your quest to get into the head and mind of the v.o,u over flog issues atimes and doesnt help ur deductions lots of times.
Lemme remind you if you failed to recollect, someone here got his/her trv applied for a SECOND DEGREE in Nursing and studied microbiology as first degree here in Nig.Is that not a course mismatch? why was he/she not denied or was the v.o that approved such visa high on burukutu.
If you care to recollect too mevisbleek said it couple of times that he met few Nigs in Canada recently who had a course mismatch.You make it look as if it is a general rule for the V.Os to deny any applicant based on course mismatch.

Enough Said.Bye

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Chars1289: 11:25pm On Jul 21, 2015
laureek:


LOL. I just fell off my chair o. Thanks for the great advice my brother.
lmao..it is well..wht an advice
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by berexio1: 11:28pm On Jul 21, 2015
@crich. How far?
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by laureek: 11:39pm On Jul 21, 2015
berexio1:
Everything u need to know is on CIC website.Click on Express Entry.

U can also follow this thread.

https://www.nairaland.com/1279130/canadian-federal-skilled-worker-program-timelines/288#1279130.9216

Thank you
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by hayqinsbFX: 2:45am On Jul 22, 2015
angry angry cheesy grin
Team12:
Lmao...smh for u!
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by akanni(m): 3:00am On Jul 22, 2015
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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by siegfried99(m): 3:44am On Jul 22, 2015
Hello house, I would like suggestions on universities with low tuition fees for post graduate studies.

I would appreciate replies.

Thanks.

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 5:06am On Jul 22, 2015
NigerianNewbie:
Good morning house.

There are 2 questions I'd like to ask.

1. What's the best way to move funds out of the country now, since there's a restriction on cash that can be moved physically (CAD 10,000 or so, not sure), since one cannot open a Canadian bank account from here to do a transfer? Also, considering the restrictions by banks on foreign currency.

2. From experience and personal opinions, what's the most reliable Nigerian bank to bank with from Canada?

Thank you all.

[b] Hello,

I'll advise you get a PTA (Personal Travel Allowance) from Diamond bank or Fidelity bank (The 2 banks I know with the lowest exchange rate when I did mine 2 years back). The max you can get with this is $4,000USD which you can come to Canada with and convert back to CAD as soon as you open your account at any of the Canadian Financial institutions.

In addition, if you still need more massive transfer, initiate the form A transfer before leaving with your bank (1st or Diamond bank is ideal in this case too cos of their low rates) by telling your account officer about your intentions. When you get to Canada, open an account, send down your bank details back home and let one of your family members complete the transaction for you (reason for payment is usually tuition and /or upkeep). All that will be required is your bank details, admission letter, NYSC discharge cert, Degree cert (not too sure).

Lastly, since the placing of the annoying limit of $300/day on offshore withdrawal from ATM by CBN, this option has further being advisable for POS transaction (there is no charge as well as limit for POS transactions with your debit cards, master or visa).
I'll advise Diamond bank for offshore ATM transactions as well cos they have one of the lowest conversion rates and their charge is $240 per withdrawal.

Also note that visa card conversion rate is lower than mastercard irrespective of the financial institution.

N/B: While I was taking my courses during the fall session, this study about the different transactions was ongoing all thru as well. So, basically talking based on personal experience. [/b]

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Jengbetiele: 5:06am On Jul 22, 2015
Chars1289:


You welcome
A bit of info for the purchase of BTA. You might not get it immediately you request for it. The bank will have to bid on your behalf which might take 3-7days.In addition, some banks might give you a ^Not available^ answer bt inform them that you are not getting it right away but you want to request for a bid tender through them to CBN. You will only need your flight ticket, visa page and Int passport to present in the bank.

Hello are you certain they still do this BTA or PTA thing? I wanted to get dollars before i left Nigeria and i was told cbn cancelled it sort of....................
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Jengbetiele: 5:08am On Jul 22, 2015
Onyeoma3:


[b] Hello,

I'll advise you get a PTA (Personal Travel Allowance) from Diamond bank or Fidelity bank (The 2 banks I know with the lowest exchange rate when I did mine 2 years back). The max you can get with this is $4,000USD which you can come to Canada with and convert back to CAD as soon as you open your account at any of the Canadian Financial institutions.

In addition, if you still more massive transfer, initiate the form A transfer before leaving with your bank (1st or Diamond bank is ideal in this case too) by telling your account officer about your intentions. When you get to Canada, open an account, send down your bank details back home and let one of your family members complete the transaction for you (reason for payment is usually tuition and /or upkeep). All that will be required is your bank details, admission letter, NYSC discharge cert, Degree cert (not too sure).


Lastly, since the placing of the annoying limit of $300/day on offshore withdrawal from ATM by CBN, this option has further being advisable for POS transaction (there is no charge as well as limit for POS transactions with your debit cards, master or visa).
I'll advise Diamond bank for offshore ATM transactions as well cos they have one of the lowest conversion rates and their charge is $240 per withdrawal.

Also note that visa card conversion rate is lower than mastercard irrespective of the financial institution.

N/B: While I was taking my courses during the fall session, this study about the different transactions was ongoing all thru as well. So, basically talking based on personal experience. [/b]
I wanted to do Pta then but my bank said CBN cancelled it.... early this year so i had to jejely leave my money in my Nigerian bank because those northerners were selling CAD 180 then. Still looking for a way to move the money though...do you know of any other way without having to loose so much!!
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 5:13am On Jul 22, 2015
Chars1289:


The problem is the exorbitant exchange rate these Nig banks charge for using atm outside the country.
GTB na confirm thief in that line.They will charge 13-17naira more of the normal cbn exchange rate and 420naira per withdrawal (suicide mission).

For the prepaid card from First bank, it is a good idea bt dnt try the atm withdrawal cos u will be chrge 3% of the naira equivalent of wht u will be withdrawing (killer pass).But advantage of the card, you won't be charged for using POS or online transactions for the card (so cool).

Have been monitoring the card exchange rates for sometime now.I will soon get a bank wit low and constant rates for withdrawal outside the country.

Diamond International visa card is okay in my opinion. You can also give Fidelity bank a try.
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 5:19am On Jul 22, 2015
NigerianNewbie:


I'll look into the BTA. Thanks a lot.

It's actually PTA (Personal Travel Allowance) for individuals max $4k and BTA (Business Travel Allowance) for business trips max $5k.

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 5:23am On Jul 22, 2015
Chars1289:


You welcome
A bit of info for the purchase of BTA. You might not get it immediately you request for it. The bank will have to bid on your behalf which might take 3-7days.In addition, some banks might give you a ^Not available^ answer bt inform them that you are not getting it right away but you want to request for a bid tender through them to CBN. You will only need your flight ticket, visa page and Int passport to present in the bank.


In the cases I'm aware of, one can actually finish it within an hour if the currency in question is available in that branch.

All that is needed is to have an account with the bank and have the naira equivalent breathing healthily in your account.

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 5:26am On Jul 22, 2015
Jengbetiele:

Hello are you certain they still do this BTA or PTA thing? I wanted to get dollars before i left Nigeria and i was told cbn cancelled it sort of....................

It was put on hold at some point in the past, but I think it's up and running presently. Maybe, your departure period coincided with the temporary unavailability of the PTA/BTA service.

Someone could still verify though.
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by kennykolabo: 5:38am On Jul 22, 2015
Hi all

Am in the same shoe please choice of location is Ontario in Canada and I wish to go for postgraduate sgudies (MSC) Human Resources to be precise and I had 2 2 in Nigeria uni. (UNAAB)

Kindly advise


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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 5:41am On Jul 22, 2015
Hello Laureek,

Sorry about the delay after raising the hopes high. I can imagine what it feels like being 2 years without your boy and hubby.
It'll soon be over. Your faith is commendable.

With the advise you have being given so far, you should be fine.

In my place, there is an adage that says : "Wetin remain one don finish already". When the time comes, please make sure your boy is deep asleep before the match begins. grin
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by laureek: 5:44am On Jul 22, 2015
Are people's post deleted here. can't find what @akanni's posted again
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by laureek: 5:46am On Jul 22, 2015
Onyeoma3:
Hello Laureek,

Sorry about the delay after raising the hopes high. I can imagine what it feels like being 2 years without your boy and hubby.
It'll soon be over. Your faith is commendable.

With the advise you have being given so far, you should be fine.

In my place, there is an adage that says : "Wetin remain one don finish already". When the time comes, please make sure your boy is deep asleep before the match begins. grin

Lol.Thanks so much.I appreciate everyone's input.God bless you all. as for that sleep ehn...that's the time he wakes o .he never misses it
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Jengbetiele: 5:51am On Jul 22, 2015
Onyeoma3:


It was put on hold at some point in the past, but I think it's up and running presently. Maybe, your departure period coincided with the temporary unavailability of the PTA/BTA service.

Someone could still verify though.
Yes when the dollar was 209...I will find out from my account officer later during the day. Thank you so much!!

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 5:51am On Jul 22, 2015
laureek:


Lol.Thanks so much.I appreciate everyone's input.God bless you all. as for that sleep ehn...that's the time he wakes o .he never misses it

My goodness!!! He has to miss it this time around ooo cos this one will sure be different from others.

You're welcome. It'll surely end in praise.

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 5:53am On Jul 22, 2015
Jengbetiele:

I wanted to do Pta then but my bank said CBN cancelled it.... early this year so i had to jejely leave my money in my Nigerian bank because those northerners were selling CAD 180 then. Still looking for a way to move the money though...do you know of any other way without having to loose so much!!

Form A is your best bet in my opinion as the rate is very friendly at the moment.
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by akanni(m): 6:03am On Jul 22, 2015
laureek:
Are people's post deleted here. can't find what @akanni's posted again

i think i deleted it by mistake.
@jengbetiele, i no see your message for pm o, werin dey?
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Jengbetiele: 6:13am On Jul 22, 2015
akanni:


i think i deleted it by mistake.
@jengbetiele, i no see your message for pm o, werin dey?
baba o....I just replied your message o smiley
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Jengbetiele: 6:15am On Jul 22, 2015
Onyeoma3:


Form A is your best bet in my opinion as the rate is very friendly at the moment.
With that form A, I can get the money transferred right? Had i known about this i would have done it before leaving Nigeria. Withdrawing with Atm here is highly counter productive cry
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 6:26am On Jul 22, 2015
Jengbetiele:

With that form A, I can get the money transferred right? Had i known about this i would have done it before leaving Nigeria. Withdrawing with Atm here is highly counter productive cry

Yeah, sure.

I can feel your pains bro. It's well.

Since I stopped dealing with naira transactions, I sleep better at nights knowing fully well that my little naira savings won't keep being consumed by all these charges and exchange rates.
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by vinegar: 6:26am On Jul 22, 2015
Onyeoma3:


It was put on hold at some point in the past, but I think it's up and running presently. Maybe, your departure period coincided with the temporary unavailability of the PTA/BTA service.

Someone could still verify though.

PTA is available now...Rate as at last week is 200 in diamond bank...but the charge was increased to from1% to 2% of the naira equivalent of the amount being taken...

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Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by standupguy(m): 6:33am On Jul 22, 2015
Onyeoma3:


Form A is your best bet in my opinion as the rate is very friendly at the moment.

Onyeoma where were you with this information when I dashed Gtbank my money while trying to pay my tuition.
You are correct in all you said.
In fact I did BTA yesterday for someone who is going for summer vacation yesterday.
BTA is 5k, your company has to be invited and you have to be nominated by your company to bid and get it.
I was able to buy in less then an Hour from diamondbank at the rate of 200 at 2% transaction charges.
For now diamond remains your best bet for forex.

I need a little clarification with the form A thing, the few times I have used it, the payment with straight to the school for tuition but you said something about the money being ttransferred to your personal account, how does that work please? Can you elaborate.
Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Nobody: 6:33am On Jul 22, 2015
I AM IN DESPERATE NEED OF ADVICE
I HAD TO DROP OUT OF SCHOOL SOME YEARS AGO IN MY FINAL YEAR BECAUSE I HAD AN EXTRA YEAR AND JUST A COURSE
BUT I COULDNT RAISE THE SCHOOL FEES AND EXPENSES
I TRIED GOING BACK TO SCHOOL AFTER I RAISED SOME MONEY BUT IT WAS TOO LATE
I AM 30 NOW AND I INTEND TO CONTINUE MY STUDY IN CANADA
IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET MY TRANSCRIPT FROM SCHOOL AND APPLY IN A SCHOOL IN CANADA
COULD THIS BE EASY OR HARD
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT

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