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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Tamm: 1:45pm On Jan 07, 2018
Hi Arielle,

I'm not exactly sure how buoyant the development sector is in Canada, but I can remember reading a piece about a concentration of most of the big ID organizations in Quebec (in other provinces, I only know of IDRC in Ottawa). You may ask your friend to conduct more of her own research into this.

Nonetheless, I'll try to give you a general overview of how the sector works to the best of my knowledge. A career in the international development (ID) sector, in most places in the world, has more to do with networking than anything else. I have worked in the oil and gas sector, and I must say that it is much more difficult to start a career in ID compared to other sectors I know quite well. This is partly because the organizations (save for the big ones like the UN, the world bank etc) are considerably small. So you may understand why networking is important here. The UK isn't such a bad place for your friend to start, as there are a lot of organizations as well as charities in the UK (Christian Aid, Save the Children etc) where she can gain some relevant work/volunteer experience. From my personal experience however, I wouldn't advice her to proceed if she hasn't started the program yet.

There are a couple of postgrad programs within the EU where you spend approx two years in about two to three universities across the EU (each of the four semesters is spent in a different country), and most of them also have the possibility of spending one of the semesters as an intern in international development organizations (not small charities). During this program, your friend will be able to build her network (if she's proactive), gain some experience, learn a 2nd or 3rd language (highly recommended) and might even be able to land a job in Canada prior to landing, with her network. This is because unlike other sectors, ID work experience is global (much of the work done all over the world is similar), save for the humanitarian/emergency arm, where you require experience in areas affected by natural disasters or war zones. By the time she's done with her masters program, she'll be in a better position to decide the next step in her career/academic pursuit. Moreover, networking is also important for a career in ID consultancy, as no one will hire a consultant they don't know/or that does not come highly recommended.

Arielle:
Hi all. Please what is the employment outlook in the non profit sector in canada? My friend is about to enter a masters program in development (I think something to do with sustainability and program management), in the UK. She plans to move to Canada after her program, do a PhD and work in the non profit sector and then start her own consultancy. Is anyone familiar with this sector?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Tamm: 1:54pm On Jan 07, 2018
Lol...welcome back! At least, you already took care of the important thing (dual nationality) such that you have a 2nd home if the 1st one does not meet your expectations!

mosquitoway:
Hi everyone, i am not sure if this is the right thread, but i will try, i welcome all the new comers to canada, it is indeed a splendid place. I came to Canada in 2013 and recently bagged my canadian passport, i am a commercial pilot flying private planes based out of ottawa. I am writing this post as i intend returning to Nigeria, I will call it an invitation to swap lives if it makes sense..lol, i see a lot of people are moving to ottawa. I am looking for an opportunity for a house, car and furniture exchange. I am looking for a place in ikeja to be close to the airport. I stay in a modern 2 bedroom apartment with utilities etc. I am a bachelor and happy to go home so please do not try to convince me otherwise.my aim is to hit the ground running like i never left, any help is appreciated.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by XX01(f): 2:31pm On Jan 07, 2018
Ajujuju2:


Welcome home jare!
Feels good reading landing jists like this.

Pls your 1yr old's checked in lugagge...were they strict on it being (1)10kg?? Or they allowed 23kg since t can only be 1??

Ethiopian airlines allows 23kg for infants if the trip is to Canada/US.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by XX01(f): 2:41pm On Jan 07, 2018
mosquitoway:
I am writing this post as i intend returning to Nigeria, I will call it an invitation to swap lives if it makes sense..lol, i see a lot of people are moving to ottawa. I am looking for an opportunity for a house, car and furniture exchange. I am looking for a place in ikeja to be close to the airport. I stay in a modern 2 bedroom apartment with utilities etc.

Why not look for who will takeover your stuff, at a price of course and then look for where to rent in Ikeja? The real estate sector is so different in the 2 countries.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by yokus(f): 3:18pm On Jan 07, 2018
Amazing! Huge Congrats @freeradical. I keep imagining what you would have missed out of if you had gone with the full time job in the smaller company. Wow.
@mosquitoway - i agree with @Xx01. I doubt that an exchange is feasible.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by maternal: 3:44pm On Jan 07, 2018
Jonbeezy:


i have read your comments before last year on this section. i think you are in d best position to give me some tips.
pls bro...i want to immigrate to canada,i plan to go for Express entry. i saw d registration requirements . i want to ask you,what amt is cool for the networth funds.
secondly,these immigration law firms like Campbell Cohen, are they paid for their services and when?

also i would like to know if it is possible for one to get a visa to canada while the application is still on for permanent residency . can i get to work without permit if i do so.
meanwhile i want to work and live in a province like Alberta.

i look forward to ur response.

Honestly a lot of question you're asking I don't have the answer too. You should check and ask your top questions in the skilled worker thread. I don't think you can apply for two different visa's at the same time. And unless you come in as a PR, you usually need a work permit.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by maternal: 4:02pm On Jan 07, 2018
Inception12:
A key reason that immigrants who live in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta enjoy higher levels of employment than immigrants residing in other parts of Canada is that these three provinces have consistently had the lowest unemployment rates in Canada over the past several years. Thus, many people who are looking for jobs in Canada find excellent employment opportunities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, due to the ongoing shortage of skilled workers there. Additionally, these three Canadian provinces offer a high standard of living, yet tend to have a low cost of living which many Canadian residents find attractive. Therefore, if you want to live in Canada, you might want to consider moving to Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Alberta where there is a high demand for skilled foreign workers[color=#000099][/color]

To all the seniors in the group, how true is this statement. Just seen it on a canadavisa website during my research.

It's 100 percent true which I've been preaching on these boards. Unless you have to move to a different province because they specialize in the field you want to get into,move to a resource rich province like Sask and especially Alberta. While freeradical likes to preach God as it's the right thing to do, this is just the Alberta affect honestly. Cheap housing, opportunities, etc. Had he landed in a saturated place like Toronto, he may be second guessing his move to Canada. All about doing your research.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by mosquitoway: 4:05pm On Jan 07, 2018
XX01:


Why not look for who will takeover your stuff, at a price of course and then look for where to rent in Ikeja? The real estate sector is so different in the 2 countries.
Thanks, i was just thinking we could make things easier for each other that way. I reckoned i could just do it plainly without spending so much time settling down, thanks for your advice
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by maternal: 4:06pm On Jan 07, 2018
mosquitoway:
Hi everyone, i am not sure if this is the right thread, but i will try, i welcome all the new comers to canada, it is indeed a splendid place. I came to Canada in 2013 and recently bagged my canadian passport, i am a commercial pilot flying private planes based out of ottawa. I am writing this post as i intend returning to Nigeria, I will call it an invitation to swap lives if it makes sense..lol, i see a lot of people are moving to ottawa. I am looking for an opportunity for a house, car and furniture exchange. I am looking for a place in ikeja to be close to the airport. I stay in a modern 2 bedroom apartment with utilities etc.[b] I am a bachelor and happy to go home so please do not try to convince me otherwise.[/b]my aim is to hit the ground running like i never left, any help is appreciated.

Go and sit down. You have a Canadian passport. You can leave naija anytime you want. Renounce that Canadian passport, buy a 1 way ticket, and return back to naija. If not lets hear.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by AngelicBeing: 4:48pm On Jan 07, 2018
maternal:


Go and sit down. You have a Canadian passport. You can leave naija anytime you want. Renounce that Canadian passport, buy a 1 way ticket, and return back to naija. If not lets hear.
tongue

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by jyteman: 4:49pm On Jan 07, 2018
freeradical:
I'm back people with yet another of my recent experience with career advancement in Canada. So you guys remember me telling you all how I got two jobs and was spoilt for choice over which to pick. Well to refresh those that may have forgotten I chose the big firm (even though the position was temporary and entry level hourly operator while the other was permanent ,full time but for a smaller firm) because I believed it had better prospects for career growth.

Well I took my humble pie and resumed for the hourly operator job on 2nd January and we were all placed on a 3day orientation and training program. It went on like that up until Thurs when something dramatic happened. After we have been dispersed to head to our various departments, as I was waiting in the lobby with my other colleagues for our department rep, I was approached by the operations manager who asked if I could spare him 5mins of my time. I obliged and he took me to a meeting room and we were immediately joined by another manager. I sensed I was going to be interviewed again, so I quickly psyched myself. The operations manager started by telling me he needed a new group manager in his department as one of his guys just got promoted and moved to another location and he feels I can fill that position. The next 30-45mins was a grilling but yet refreshing interview where I was mainly asked competency based questions that required I relate my answers very well to my past experiences (which all came from Nigeria).

Afterwards I left the interview feeling like what just happened and went back to join the rest of my hourly operator crew only for the heads upstairs to send for me again after like 30mins. When I came up this time, the operations manager was there to receive me and then he told me there is someone he will like me to meet. This time it was the overall Plant manager who is the top boss in the Edmonton plant. I almost froze to the floor but then as omo naija my head quickly correct grin. After a firm handshake with the Plant manager I was taken to a larger conference room just me and him. Then he started interviewing me again. As usual I kept relating my answers to past work experiences from Nigeria. In the end he thanked me and encouraged me to keep developing myself especially in the new job I was being offered as they strictly apply meritocracy in career advancement in d organization.

I closed from work that still perplexed at how fast my fortunes are about to change. I got home and was still narrating the whole ordeal to my wife when I got a call from the operations manager that I have got the job and if I'm willing to accept the offer. I answered in the affirmative. Then he asked me to come into the plant the next day(we were billed to attend a safety training off-site as the hourly operators) as I need to sign a new offer letter and start immediately on the new management position I was offered.


So people that was how I started the year/week as a floor staff but ended the week as a first-line manager. The purpose of my sharing this story is not to in any way pride in my efforts because I owe everything I am to God but to encourage someone/anyone who can dare to believe in the impossible. Yes miracles still do happen. It's not by he that runneth but on the Lord that showeth mercy. Be courageous my fellow naija Canadians. Go out there and claim what's yours!

Peace.

congrats sir please if I may ask do u work in a manufacturing industry or O &G and if yes which city would you advise an engineering mentainance personnel to land in respect to job availability.

thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Inception12: 4:52pm On Jan 07, 2018
Is it also true for someone who wants to pursue a career in financial analysis.
maternal:


It's 100 percent true which I've been preaching on these boards. Unless you have to move to a different province because they specialize in the field you want to get into,move to a resource rich province like Sask and especially Alberta. While freeradical likes to preach God as it's the right thing to do, this is just the Alberta affect honestly. Cheap housing, opportunities, etc. Had he landed in a saturated place like Toronto, he may be second guessing his move to Canada. All about doing your research.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 4:55pm On Jan 07, 2018
maternal:


It's 100 percent true which I've been preaching on these boards. Unless you have to move to a different province because they specialize in the field you want to get into,move to a resource rich province like Sask and especially Alberta. While freeradical likes to preach God as it's the right thing to do, this is just the Alberta affect honestly. Cheap housing, opportunities, etc. Had he landed in a saturated place like Toronto, he may be second guessing his move to Canada. All about doing your research.
Senior if you understand where I am coming from and have worn my shoes you won't only be preaching but will be shouting out on rooftops.

See me wey them reject for Nigeria, roaming about without job for the past 20months, only to enter Canada and made management in the biggest brewing company in the world in less than 3months, and you say it's not God.

Forget that Alberta effect thing for once and see the peculiarity of my case. Am I the only immigrant that landed Alberta in the past 6months? I'm I the only one who attended job seminars? What are the odds of something like this happening? Heck, even the people where I work keep telling me they haven't witnessed such a thing. That I just broke a record! Who I sabi for Canada. I've never even been to Cotonou before I took the leap of faith to come here.

I'm not saying that I'm special in any way to others but when I attribute my success to God I know what I'm saying. If I don't speak the truth and take God's glory for myself then I'm not worthy of any of his favours. That's why I'm encouraging others to believe.

Work as though it all depends on your work, and pray as though it all depends on God. We will all have and share our testimonies

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 4:58pm On Jan 07, 2018
jyteman:


congrats sir please if I may ask do u work in a manufacturing industry or O &G and if yes which city would you advise an engineering mentainance personnel to land in respect to job availability.

thanks
I am in the food and beverage manufacturing industry and of course there are opportunities in this industry almost every where in Canada.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by freeradical(m): 5:03pm On Jan 07, 2018
Jonbeezy:


Wow ! what a lovely way to start the new year. you are blessed ooh! you really know your onions bro. congrats.
please,is it possible to get a job in Canada without enrolling for any of the immigration programmes,that is without being a permanent resident? do i need a work permit for that?? i do not want to go through d process of an LMIA. you know the reasons of course. i need your response bro.
You can only get a job in Canada of you are legally permissible to. You must have at least a work permit to be legally permissible to work in Canada. No employer will be willing to break the law just to hire you. So even if u are in talks with any employer willing to offer you a job let them know your status as they can be willing to help you process a LMIA backed work visa if they need you that badly.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by ItsYourFriend: 5:59pm On Jan 07, 2018
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See as my body dey sweet me for your matter. smiley smiley Testimonies are proof that God is with them that put their trust in Him. I happy for you well well bro. It's the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes. I'm so much inspired! Congrats.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by czaratwork: 6:15pm On Jan 07, 2018
freeradical:

Senior if you understand where I am coming from and have worn my shoes you won't only be preaching but will be shouting out on rooftops.

See me wey them reject for Nigeria, roaming about without job for the past 20months, only to enter Canada and made management in the biggest brewing company in the world in less than 3months, and you say it's not God.

Forget that Alberta effect thing for once and see the peculiarity of my case. Am I the only immigrant that landed Alberta in the past 6months? I'm I the only one who attended job seminars? What are the odds of something like this happening? Heck, even the people where I work keep telling me they haven't witnessed such a thing. That I just broke a record! Who I sabi for Canada. I've never even been to Cotonou before I took the leap of faith to come here.

I'm not saying that I'm special in any way to others but when I attribute my success to God I know what I'm saying. If I don't speak the truth and take God's glory for myself then I'm not worthy of any of his favours. That's why I'm encouraging others to believe.

Work as though it all depends on your work, and pray as though it all depends on God. We will all have and share our testimonies

God at work. Congratulations freeradical.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by 40manlappy: 6:18pm On Jan 07, 2018
Congratulations @freeradical So happy for you smiley

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by ItsYourFriend: 6:19pm On Jan 07, 2018
maternal:
While freeradical likes to preach God as it's the right thing to do, this is just the Alberta affect honestly.
Insomuch as I like to read your opinion on matters on this forum, I have come to see that you have a penchant for pointing out those who ascribe glory to God for their good fortunes. My guy, in everything, you must learn to give thanks to God first. Forget the Alberta effect because there are so many people there who haven't been this fortunate. There is a God factor in everything. Please know that all good and perfect gifts come from God.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by stonecoldcafe: 6:23pm On Jan 07, 2018
freeradical:

Senior if you understand where I am coming from and have worn my shoes you won't only be preaching but will be shouting out on rooftops.

See me wey them reject for Nigeria, roaming about without job for the past 20months, only to enter Canada and made management in the biggest brewing company in the world in less than 3months, and you say it's not God.

Forget that Alberta effect thing for once and see the peculiarity of my case. Am I the only immigrant that landed Alberta in the past 6months? I'm I the only one who attended job seminars? What are the odds of something like this happening? Heck, even the people where I work keep telling me they haven't witnessed such a thing. That I just broke a record! Who I sabi for Canada. I've never even been to Cotonou before I took the leap of faith to come here.

I'm not saying that I'm special in any way to others but when I attribute my success to God I know what I'm saying. If I don't speak the truth and take God's glory for myself then I'm not worthy of any of his favours. That's why I'm encouraging others to believe.

Work as though it all depends on your work, and pray as though it all depends on God. We will all have and share our testimonies

God bless you sir. This really moved me

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by ItsYourFriend: 6:31pm On Jan 07, 2018
I no even see this one before I reply Maternal. Please Freeradical continue to give thanks to God for in Him we live and move and have our being.
freeradical:

Senior if you understand where I am coming from and have worn my shoes you won't only be preaching but will be shouting out on rooftops.

See me wey them reject for Nigeria, roaming about without job for the past 20months, only to enter Canada and made management in the biggest brewing company in the world in less than 3months, and you say it's not God.

Forget that Alberta effect thing for once and see the peculiarity of my case. Am I the only immigrant that landed Alberta in the past 6months? I'm I the only one who attended job seminars? What are the odds of something like this happening? Heck, even the people where I work keep telling me they haven't witnessed such a thing. That I just broke a record! Who I sabi for Canada. I've never even been to Cotonou before I took the leap of faith to come here.

I'm not saying that I'm special in any way to others but when I attribute my success to God I know what I'm saying. If I don't speak the truth and take God's glory for myself then I'm not worthy of any of his favours. That's why I'm encouraging others to believe.

Work as though it all depends on your work, and pray as though it all depends on God. We will all have and share our testimonies

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by TEECANN: 6:52pm On Jan 07, 2018
freeradical:
So people that was how I started the year/week as a floor staff but ended the week as a first-line manager. The purpose of my sharing this story is not to in any way pride in my efforts because I owe everything I am to God but to encourage someone/anyone who can dare to believe in the impossible. Yes miracles still do happen. It's not by he that runneth but on the Lord that showeth mercy. Be courageous my fellow naija Canadians. Go out there and claim what's yours!

Peace

WAWAWAWUUUUU!!!!

Congrats @freeradical

You need to see me jumping here (as if I'm the one that got the manager promotion)...Im so tapping into this testimony for my future in Canada.

As I have always declared, I'm saying it again "My case is different", where others are declaring a casting down, I'm declaring a lifting up! You don't get it- It is written that it is ending in praises for me ni this 2018 (Pardon my talibanism/alutaism, cheesy cheesy this is what what this 2018 requires...claim and enter into the manifestation realm of your blessings by declaring and doing)

I had sensed it since that your initial post in December 2017 that God is unto something great for you.

Whatever you re doing that is calling the hosts of heavens to gather and be delivering off-shore blessings to you like this...don't stop ooo! (Read Psalm 2:8, that's the trajectory of your testimony ultimately, watch out for God's acts in your life!)

So happy for you and your family.

It shall continually end in praise IJN!

This is so refreshing to read after so many discouraging reports online!!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by TEECANN: 7:04pm On Jan 07, 2018
mosquitoway:
Hi everyone, i am not sure if this is the right thread, but i will try, i welcome all the new comers to canada, it is indeed a splendid place. I came to Canada in 2013 and recently bagged my canadian passport, i am a commercial pilot flying private planes based out of ottawa. I am writing this post as i intend returning to Nigeria, I will call it an invitation to swap lives if it makes sense..lol, i see a lot of people are moving to ottawa. I am looking for an opportunity for a house, car and furniture exchange. I am looking for a place in ikeja to be close to the airport. I stay in a modern 2 bedroom apartment with utilities etc. I am a bachelor and happy to go home so please do not try to convince me otherwise.my aim is to hit the ground running like i never left, any help is appreciated.

grin grin grin

This Mr. Pilot is a funny somborri...seriously grin

maternal:
Go and sit down. You have a Canadian passport. You can leave naija anytime you want. Renounce that Canadian passport, buy a 1 way ticket, and return back to naija. If not lets hear.


...and this Mr. Maternal got no chill at all...so very Nigerian (why I love confirm naija people cos there's no "photocopy" of our type anywhere in the world) grin grin

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Newmum0615: 7:18pm On Jan 07, 2018
Awesome!!!
freeradical:

Senior if you understand where I am coming from and have worn my shoes you won't only be preaching but will be shouting out on rooftops.

See me wey them reject for Nigeria, roaming about without job for the past 20months, only to enter Canada and made management in the biggest brewing company in the world in less than 3months, and you say it's not God.

Forget that Alberta effect thing for once and see the peculiarity of my case. Am I the only immigrant that landed Alberta in the past 6months? I'm I the only one who attended job seminars? What are the odds of something like this happening? Heck, even the people where I work keep telling me they haven't witnessed such a thing. That I just broke a record! Who I sabi for Canada. I've never even been to Cotonou before I took the leap of faith to come here.

I'm not saying that I'm special in any way to others but when I attribute my success to God I know what I'm saying. If I don't speak the truth and take God's glory for myself then I'm not worthy of any of his favours. That's why I'm encouraging others to believe.

Work as though it all depends on your work, and pray as though it all depends on God. We will all have and share our testimonies

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 7:59pm On Jan 07, 2018
freeradical:
I'm back people with yet another of my recent experience with career advancement in Canada. So you guys remember me telling you all how I got two jobs and was spoilt for choice over which to pick. Well to refresh those that may have forgotten I chose the big firm (even though the position was temporary and entry level hourly operator while the other was permanent ,full time but for a smaller firm) because I believed it had better prospects for career growth.

Well I took my humble pie and resumed for the hourly operator job on 2nd January and we were all placed on a 3day orientation and training program. It went on like that up until Thurs when something dramatic happened. After we have been dispersed to head to our various departments, as I was waiting in the lobby with my other colleagues for our department rep, I was approached by the operations manager who asked if I could spare him 5mins of my time. I obliged and he took me to a meeting room and we were immediately joined by another manager. I sensed I was going to be interviewed again, so I quickly psyched myself. The operations manager started by telling me he needed a new group manager in his department as one of his guys just got promoted and moved to another location and he feels I can fill that position. The next 30-45mins was a grilling but yet refreshing interview where I was mainly asked competency based questions that required I relate my answers very well to my past experiences (which all came from Nigeria).

Afterwards I left the interview feeling like what just happened and went back to join the rest of my hourly operator crew only for the heads upstairs to send for me again after like 30mins. When I came up this time, the operations manager was there to receive me and then he told me there is someone he will like me to meet. This time it was the overall Plant manager who is the top boss in the Edmonton plant. I almost froze to the floor but then as omo naija my head quickly correct grin. After a firm handshake with the Plant manager I was taken to a larger conference room just me and him. Then he started interviewing me again. As usual I kept relating my answers to past work experiences from Nigeria. In the end he thanked me and encouraged me to keep developing myself especially in the new job I was being offered as they strictly apply meritocracy in career advancement in d organization.

I closed from work that still perplexed at how fast my fortunes are about to change. I got home and was still narrating the whole ordeal to my wife when I got a call from the operations manager that I have got the job and if I'm willing to accept the offer. I answered in the affirmative. Then he asked me to come into the plant the next day(we were billed to attend a safety training off-site as the hourly operators) as I need to sign a new offer letter and start immediately on the new management position I was offered.


So people that was how I started the year/week as a floor staff but ended the week as a first-line manager. The purpose of my sharing this story is not to in any way pride in my efforts because I owe everything I am to God but to encourage someone/anyone who can dare to believe in the impossible. Yes miracles still do happen. It's not by he that runneth but on the Lord that showeth mercy. Be courageous my fellow naija Canadians. Go out there and claim what's yours!

Peace.
Congratulations!!!. I love outcomes like this.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Omalitchar: 8:11pm On Jan 07, 2018
honey86:

I'll suggest you take a diploma in the area of IT you are interested in. Make sure your program has a co-op module. In the mean time you can take customer service job with telecoms and banks. RBC customer service pays well.
Hello honey86,please when you say RBC customer service pays well,how do you mean?like how much per hour.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Oyamade: 9:02pm On Jan 07, 2018
maternal:


Go and sit down. You have a Canadian passport. You can leave naija anytime you want. Renounce that Canadian passport, buy a 1 way ticket, and return back to naija. If not lets hear.

Oh dear!!!

*covers face*

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 9:32pm On Jan 07, 2018
freeradical:

Senior if you understand where I am coming from and have worn my shoes you won't only be preaching but will be shouting out on rooftops.

See me wey them reject for Nigeria, roaming about without job for the past 20months, only to enter Canada and made management in the biggest brewing company in the world in less than 3months, and you say it's not God.

Forget that Alberta effect thing for once and see the peculiarity of my case. Am I the only immigrant that landed Alberta in the past 6months? I'm I the only one who attended job seminars? What are the odds of something like this happening? Heck, even the people where I work keep telling me they haven't witnessed such a thing. That I just broke a record! Who I sabi for Canada. I've never even been to Cotonou before I took the leap of faith to come here.

I'm not saying that I'm special in any way to others but when I attribute my success to God I know what I'm saying. If I don't speak the truth and take God's glory for myself then I'm not worthy of any of his favours. That's why I'm encouraging others to believe.

Work as though it all depends on your work, and pray as though it all depends on God. We will all have and share our testimonies
The bold is the key. What I found is that we tend to pray and believe in miracle while forgetting that we also need to work.
I commend your hard work and also thank God for his grace on your life. Your relevant work experience, extra effort in preparation and God ordering your steps contributed to the success today.
Once again. Congratulations.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 9:38pm On Jan 07, 2018
Omalitchar:

Hello honey86,please when you say RBC customer service pays well,how do you mean?like how much per hour.
Between $15 and $17. Great benefits too.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by ymummy234: 10:06pm On Jan 07, 2018
Congrats Freeradical!!! such goodnews always gladdens my heart

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by 9jaAlien: 10:45pm On Jan 07, 2018
it would do well to warn first before suspension
justwise:


He was banned for breaking rule number 22 on too many occasions. Its really annoying to see people asking for pm or contact me rather than asking questions openly here.

If you are unable to ask questions here so that others can learn then don't bother at all.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by justwise(m): 10:50pm On Jan 07, 2018
9jaAlien:
it would do well to warn first before suspension

You registered few minutes ago just to say this?

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