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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by behati: 6:54pm On Feb 01, 2018
rainazoe:

woooow super nice Behati. Taking notes furiously. Is the job at par with what you do now per level/paygrade or it's higher/lower?


Thanks. Job is on a par with current level, pay is higher but could be better.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by CAstruggle(m): 7:22pm On Feb 01, 2018
I just got a message via LinkedIn for an IT HelpDesk position asking me if am interested or can recommend anyone. Please if you are in IT and have landed PM me.

Its important for us to update our LinkedIn profiles. A lot of recruiters and companies search LinkedIn for people to fill up their open positions.

TIPS: Complete your profile, include all your skill set and certifications. Very important: change your location to the area in Canada you live or plan to settle and also make your profile available to Canadian hires. Upgrade to LinkedIn premium, the first month is free and you can opt out anytime.

Cheers

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by laborel: 7:27pm On Feb 01, 2018
Congratulations Fellow.
Please I have been having issues getting a number on freetone and I need help. It kept on telling m my card(GTBank and Stanbic MasterCard) is not correct when trying to make payment. I have done this more than 4times and it kept on giving me the same response.

Please help your brother.

Thanks.

Hello house, been silently following the thread. So I got PPR last year and did soft landing because I sort of wanted to get a job or at least be in the process of getting one before I move. I got the freetone app, included the number on my CV and applied for jobs. More recently, I started to contact talent attraction managers of the companies I was interested in on LinkedIn, it was hard for me to do but I decided to anyway since the worst I'll get is a "NO". Some didn't respond and I would send reminders after a week or two and I started getting positive replies, emails, phone interviews and video interviews. Summary is i just got a job in Canada right here in Nigeria. Although the job required someone with a CPA designation, i managed to convince them that i had ICAN which would make

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by DadR: 7:33pm On Feb 01, 2018
Congratulations to you.

Would like to know the address you put on your CV.

Thanks

behati:
Hello house, been silently following the thread. So I got PPR last year and did soft landing because I sort of wanted to get a job or at least be in the process of getting one before I move. I got the freetone app, included the number on my CV and applied for jobs. More recently, I started to contact talent attraction managers of the companies I was interested in on LinkedIn, it was hard for me to do but I decided to anyway since the worst I'll get is a "NO". Some didn't respond and I would send reminders after a week or two and I started getting positive replies, emails, phone interviews and video interviews. Summary is i just got a job in Canada right here in Nigeria. Although the job required someone with a CPA designation, i managed to convince them that i had ICAN which would make it easy when i want to obtain a CPA designation.

Just thought to encourage someone to TRY!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by vascey(m): 7:38pm On Feb 01, 2018
behati:
Hello house, been silently following the thread. So I got PPR last year and did soft landing because I sort of wanted to get a job or at least be in the process of getting one before I move. I got the freetone app, included the number on my CV and applied for jobs. More recently, I started to contact talent attraction managers of the companies I was interested in on LinkedIn, it was hard for me to do but I decided to anyway since the worst I'll get is a "NO". Some didn't respond and I would send reminders after a week or two and I started getting positive replies, emails, phone interviews and video interviews. Summary is i just got a job in Canada right here in Nigeria. Although the job required someone with a CPA designation, i managed to convince them that i had ICAN which would make it easy when i want to obtain a CPA designation.

Just thought to encourage someone to TRY!

Incredible!! This is a testimony. My brother I hope u understand the context. This is something most say is impossible; just check quora.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Ekinado: 8:20pm On Feb 01, 2018
Ekinado:
hello house
please can I carry bonga fish?? Akpu? Garri? egusi? semovita powder?
Am packing, I really need answers
Answers oo

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by rainazoe: 9:04pm On Feb 01, 2018
Super!!! Please I sent you a PM if you don't mind. Thank you.

behati:

Thanks. Job is on a par with current level, pay is higher but could be better.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by winter(f): 10:28pm On Feb 01, 2018
Waiting for answers too. Dried fish, ebeware fish. Akpu is very key...lol

Ekinado:

Answers oo
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Babachi: 11:53pm On Feb 01, 2018
Ekinado:

Answers oo
Yes you can. U can't carry meat products and products made from animal hyde etc. They tossed away my chief hand shaker. Sorry don't know what's it's called
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by shinaboy: 12:25am On Feb 02, 2018
Please is there anyone working in the Health and Safety field? I got my PPR and wanted to know what it requires to get into the Health and Safety field in Canada.

Thank you

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by coolhamid(m): 1:54am On Feb 02, 2018
chioma134:

Hello, vcole. Have been following your posts for a while now. Trying to make up my mind on whether to move or not. Please, can you explain the easiest way for an aspiring immigrant like me to practise medicine in Canada and the costs involved? Haven't seen a detailed explanation of that since I started following. Will appreciate. Thanks
Hello Vcole, I sincerely appreciate the work you guys have been doing here.I just completed my masters and i have been freelancing all this while , my area of expertise is data analytics ( I did statistics at both UG and PG). Can you please guide an aspiring immigrant like me on the easiest path to migrate to Canada and the costs involved? Any link to a webpage will be appreciated. I also haven't seen a detailed explanation regarding that yet.Thank you in advance.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by behati: 5:19am On Feb 02, 2018
[quote author=laborel post=64702718]Congratulations Fellow.
Please I have been having issues getting a number on freetone and I need help. It kept on telling m my card(GTBank and Stanbic MasterCard) is not correct when trying to make payment. I have done this more than 4times and it kept on giving me the same response.

Please help your brother.

Thanks/quote]

Hi, I used Access bank's visacard and it worked perfectly. I think I had to link the card to my google account cos I was charged an amount which was later reversed perhaps just to check that the card is funded, not sure.

@dadR, thanks for the good wishes. I used a Canadian address on my CV (where I lived during my soft landing).

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by DadR: 6:04am On Feb 02, 2018
OK, all the best in all your endeavors.



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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Inception12: 8:07am On Feb 02, 2018
This is fantastic. I think i should try to do this as well. How long did it take you from the time you got back to Nigeria to when you got that successful interview.

behati:
Hello house, been silently following the thread. So I got PPR last year and did soft landing because I sort of wanted to get a job or at least be in the process of getting one before I move. I got the freetone app, included the number on my CV and applied for jobs. More recently, I started to contact talent attraction managers of the companies I was interested in on LinkedIn, it was hard for me to do but I decided to anyway since the worst I'll get is a "NO". Some didn't respond and I would send reminders after a week or two and I started getting positive replies, emails, phone interviews and video interviews. Summary is i just got a job in Canada right here in Nigeria. Although the job required someone with a CPA designation, i managed to convince them that i had ICAN which would make it easy when i want to obtain a CPA designation.

Just thought to encourage someone to TRY!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 9:09am On Feb 02, 2018
Thank you for this!!
behati:
Hello house, been silently following the thread. So I got PPR last year and did soft landing because I sort of wanted to get a job or at least be in the process of getting one before I move. I got the freetone app, included the number on my CV and applied for jobs. More recently, I started to contact talent attraction managers of the companies I was interested in on LinkedIn, it was hard for me to do but I decided to anyway since the worst I'll get is a "NO". Some didn't respond and I would send reminders after a week or two and I started getting positive replies, emails, phone interviews and video interviews. Summary is i just got a job in Canada right here in Nigeria. Although the job required someone with a CPA designation, i managed to convince them that i had ICAN which would make it easy when i want to obtain a CPA designation.

Just thought to encourage someone to TRY!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by TEECANN: 9:09am On Feb 02, 2018
vascey:


@TEECANN why are you not pursuing an accounting profession especially since you have obtained the highly elusive CPA designation? Which field is more lucrative for an accountant and what certifications are you pursuing. Please provide more insight.

I guess you have been answered by @Aig84

But in addition, accounting filed is lucrative to the best of my research, however, you need to know which sub-area of accounting you want to pursue (e.g, AML investigations, audit, retail accounting, compliance etc) Choosing whichever, requires you look deeply into your passion, your prior experience, totality of your education and what you want to do going forward in a new "working" country grin

In my own case, the bit of my research shows that what I want to do in the short to medium term does not strictly require the CPA designation like that like that again. I only need to horn my skills, if I can, I'll try to get a major designation in the sub-field that I'm interested in and when I land, I'll take a diploma or certificate in Business in one of the colleges/universities and I'm sure with that and God, I can progress comfortably well!

It will all end in praise IJN!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by vascey(m): 9:13am On Feb 02, 2018
TEECANN:


I guess you have been answered by @Aig84

But in addition, accounting filed is lucrative to the best of my research, however, you need to know which sub-area of accounting you want to pursue (e.g, AML investigations, audit, retail accounting, compliance etc) Choosing whichever, requires you look deeply into your passion, your prior experience, totality of your education and what you want to do going forward in a new "working" country grin

In my own case, the bit of my research shows that what I want to do in the short to medium term does not strictly require the CPA designation like that like that again. I only need to horn my skills, if I can, I'll try to get a major designation in the sub-field that I'm interested in and when I land, I'll take a diploma or certificate in Business in one of the colleges/universities and I'm sure with that and God, I can progress comfortably well!

It will all end in praise IJN!

Thanks man. it will certainly end in praise.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by happytbaby: 9:19am On Feb 02, 2018
Yes, all of them.

Ekinado:

Answers oo
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by TEECANN: 9:28am On Feb 02, 2018
rainazoe:
I love how you end with 'it will end with praise'. I am thinking about stepping down on gaining CPA because of the membership fees because I may not be relocating immediately. We'll see sha.

PS: I am a lady. No offense taken

Maam, my bad! cheesy

we shall testify at the end of this process IJN!

I wrote to CPA Ontario on a similar matter seeking for deferral; yet to receive their response email though.

Have you initiated the process with CPA at all (send your transcripts, pay registration fees,etc) or you re about to?

What's your strategy in achieving your career goal in Canny. You need to have one (all of these our seniors here have one which they kept revising and review frequently in the light of better and further information and knowledge grin) Dont just rush into wanting to challenge the CPA exams because you want to be an accountant in Canada- I made that mistake, you shouldn't!! thankfully, I still had time to retrace my steps, though I lost money in the process. (Reach me, lets talk)

It will all end in praise IJN!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by happytbaby: 9:59am On Feb 02, 2018
@ Teecan,

It seems you missed the last episode on this forum. Rainzoe is not sure whether she will end up relocating or not so I guess she may not be able to answer most of these questions right now. You may want to read her posts.

What do you mean by 'challenging CPA exams'? does that mean writing exams after getting some exemptions or something?

TEECANN:


Maam, my bad! cheesy

we shall testify at the end of this process IJN!

I wrote to CPA Ontario on a similar matter seeking for deferral; yet to receive their response email though.

Have you initiated the process with CPA at all (send your transcripts, pay registration fees,etc) or you re about to?

What's your strategy in achieving your career goal in Canny. You need to have one (all of these our seniors here have one which they kept revising and review frequently in the light of better and further information and knowledge grin) Dont just rush into wanting to challenge the CPA exams because you want to be an accountant in Canada- I made that mistake, you shouldn't!! thankfully, I still had time to retrace my steps, though I lost money in the process. (Reach me, lets talk)

It will all end in praise IJN!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Virt: 11:04am On Feb 02, 2018
Wowwww, congrats @Behati. I pray I land a good job before landing. I have been a CPA for close to 3 years now and still in naija paying their heavy subscription fees. lols.

Highly encouraged!!!


behati:
Hello house, been silently following the thread. So I got PPR last year and did soft landing because I sort of wanted to get a job or at least be in the process of getting one before I move. I got the freetone app, included the number on my CV and applied for jobs. More recently, I started to contact talent attraction managers of the companies I was interested in on LinkedIn, it was hard for me to do but I decided to anyway since the worst I'll get is a "NO". Some didn't respond and I would send reminders after a week or two and I started getting positive replies, emails, phone interviews and video interviews. Summary is i just got a job in Canada right here in Nigeria. Although the job required someone with a CPA designation, i managed to convince them that i had ICAN which would make it easy when i want to obtain a CPA designation.

Just thought to encourage someone to TRY!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Virt: 11:14am On Feb 02, 2018
Hello Rainazoe, my membership is with CPA British Columbia, that was the only province then that accepted members outside Canada, it's only recently that I learnt Ontario does the same.

rainazoe:

Hey Virt. Nice to meet ya. I'm stuck in the ACCA/CPA conversion via British Columbia. What city did you use to gain membership? and are you planning to relocate soon?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Hope15: 11:36am On Feb 02, 2018
Please, for someone doing soft landing, and for subsequent remittances into one's canada bank account (say monthly) from Nigeria, does Canada govt make deductions, like some taxes from the deposits?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by rainazoe: 12:07pm On Feb 02, 2018
Ode Teecann. I have done all the every every with CPA. I only needed to do the Law and Overview online course because I have ACCA. It remains come and pay for membership. Now that you talk about the sub levels in accounting, I am going to rethink seriously.

You've got mail


TEECANN:


Maam, my bad! cheesy

we shall testify at the end of this process IJN!

I wrote to CPA Ontario on a similar matter seeking for deferral; yet to receive their response email though.

Have you initiated the process with CPA at all (send your transcripts, pay registration fees,etc) or you re about to?

What's your strategy in achieving your career goal in Canny. You need to have one (all of these our seniors here have one which they kept revising and review frequently in the light of better and further information and knowledge grin) Dont just rush into wanting to challenge the CPA exams because you want to be an accountant in Canada- I made that mistake, you shouldn't!! thankfully, I still had time to retrace my steps, though I lost money in the process. (Reach me, lets talk)

It will all end in praise IJN!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by rainazoe: 12:11pm On Feb 02, 2018
thanks for giving him a heads up happytbaby. I am just covering all bases. Depending on your accounting qualification, you may have to do some CPA exams.


happytbaby:

@ Teecan,

It seems you missed the last episode on this forum. Rainzoe is not sure whether she will end up relocating or not so I guess she may not be able to answer most of these questions right now. You may want to read her posts.

What do you mean by 'challenging CPA exams'? does that mean writing exams after getting some exemptions or something?

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by rainazoe: 12:14pm On Feb 02, 2018
Hey Virt. I am thinking of transferring my file from BC to Ontario because of their lackadaisical attitude. Are you thi kibg of relocating soon? Your CPA can't waste o. Thanks for replying me.

Virt:

Hello Rainazoe, my membership is with CPA British Columbia, that was the only province then that accepted members outside Canada, it's only recently that I learnt Ontario does the same.

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by MrsBee: 12:36pm On Feb 02, 2018
behati:
Hello house, been silently following the thread. So I got PPR last year and did soft landing because I sort of wanted to get a job or at least be in the process of getting one before I move. I got the freetone app, included the number on my CV and applied for jobs. More recently, I started to contact talent attraction managers of the companies I was interested in on LinkedIn, it was hard for me to do but I decided to anyway since the worst I'll get is a "NO". Some didn't respond and I would send reminders after a week or two and I started getting positive replies, emails, phone interviews and video interviews. Summary is i just got a job in Canada right here in Nigeria. Although the job required someone with a CPA designation, i managed to convince them that i had ICAN which would make it easy when i want to obtain a CPA designation.

Just thought to encourage someone to TRY!

Congratulations.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by TEECANN: 12:47pm On Feb 02, 2018
happytbaby:

@ Teecan,

It seems you missed the last episode on this forum. Rainzoe is not sure whether she will end up relocating or not so I guess she may not be able to answer most of these questions right now. You may want to read her posts.

What do you mean by 'challenging CPA exams'? does that mean writing exams after getting some exemptions or something?

Yes, it means writing the papers of the Institute to qualify for the designation.

It is in a manner of writing/speaking common and known with the CPA Institute (if you read their website often, you will be used to the term)


It will all end in praise IJN!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by TEECANN: 12:51pm On Feb 02, 2018
rainazoe:
Ode Teecann. I have done all the every every with CPA. I only needed to do the Law and Overview online course because I have ACCA. It remains come and pay for membership. Now that you talk about the sub levels in accounting, I am going to rethink seriously.

You've got mail


Got ya. You have a reply.

Cheers.


It will all end in praise IJN!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by TEECANN: 12:55pm On Feb 02, 2018
happytbaby:

@ Teecan,

It seems you missed the last episode on this forum. Rainzoe is not sure whether she will end up relocating or not so I guess she may not be able to answer most of these questions right now. You may want to read her posts.

What do you mean by 'challenging CPA exams'? does that mean writing exams after getting some exemptions or something?

Oh, I must have missed some info in between.

Thanks @happybaby

I will try to fill in the gap and update accordingly. grin grin

Cheers.


It will end in praise IJN!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by TEECANN: 1:08pm On Feb 02, 2018
Virt:
Wowwww, congrats @Behati. I pray I land a good job before landing. I have been a CPA for close to 3 years now and still in naija paying their heavy subscription fees. lols.

Highly encouraged!!!

Which of the provincial CPAs if I may ask? and are you a full CPA or you are just registered to complete the exams to become a full CPA?

Paying 600 CAD every year for the last 3 years is quite some commitment on your part!!

To even think that you re not yet in Canada- earning dollars- to fuel the membership? shocked shocked That's some "wawawuuuu" here! grin grin

Why don't you consider writing them explaining your current situation and request for an exception- whether partial or full- pending the time you'll land as a permanent resident. My people say "At all, at all, na im bad pass" grin grin


It will end in praise IJN!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Virt: 1:22pm On Feb 02, 2018
My membership is with CPA British Columbia. I hurriedly applied for membership in 2015 because there was a rumour that they (CPA) will not renew the MRA with ACCA and the rigors of writing all those exams to gain the same membership was not what I wanted to ever face.

Paying that annual membership every year and not using it is not funny, but I had to cos I have plans to move to Canny soon.

I don't think there is an avenue for paying partial fees except one is out of job for a prolonged time or sth sth... I don't remember those factors.


TEECANN:


Which of the provincial CPAs if I may ask? and are you a full CPA or you are just registered to complete the exams to become a full CPA?

Paying 600 CAD every year for the last 3 years is quite some commitment on your part!!

To even think that you re not yet in Canada- earning dollars- to fuel the membership? shocked shocked That's some "wawawuuuu" here! grin grin

Why don't you consider writing them explaining your current situation and request for an exception- whether partial or full- pending the time you'll land as a permanent resident. My people say "At all, at all, na im bad pass" grin grin


It will end in praise IJN!

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