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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by vascey(m): 1:26pm On Feb 02, 2018
Virt:
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.



Have you written? Write first biko
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Virt: 1:30pm On Feb 02, 2018
Yeah, I have seen people transfer from BC to Ontario. I plan to reside in Ontario, and I can still use my BC membership in Ontario until when I'm ready to transfer. Once you are CPA, there is no barrier to which province your membership is, one may need to transfer because of proximity to CPA provincial meetings/seminars or conferences.

My application is with London VO, so I'm waiting for them b4 I can decide when to move, but hopefully this year.

rainazoe:
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.

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by vascey(m): 2:21pm On Feb 02, 2018
Virt:

Yeah, I have seen people transfer from BC to Ontario. I plan to reside in Ontario, and I can still use my BC membership in Ontario until when I'm ready to transfer. Once you are CPA, there is no barrier to which province your membership is, one may need to transfer because of proximity to CPA provincial meetings/seminars or conferences.

My application is with London VO, so I'm waiting for them b4 I can decide when to move, but hopefully this year.


Good move. I am also looking at doing the same. That is some commitment you have shown. Went on CPA BC website and saw the names of so many Nigerians whose membership has been revoked because they did not pay annual dues or file CPE.

I am currently studying the tax and law module (abeg that thing plenty o). Hopefully, by the middle of this year, my admission should have been processed and concluded.

If indeed it is possible to get some exemption, no matter how little, on payment dues, then it is worth exploring. One thing I have noticed, though, is that these CPA guys are miles behind ACCA in customer service and general business ethics. They don't really act like they care at all. It's amazing.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by rainazoe: 2:25pm On Feb 02, 2018
LVL let us go o. I know the feeling after staying for almost 90days on NA2. Just be sending them regular mails as reminder. I'd likely stay in Ontario or Alberta. I thought you had to move membership immediately to where you at.

Virt:

Yeah, I have seen people transfer from BC to Ontario. I plan to reside in Ontario, and I can still use my BC membership in Ontario until when I'm ready to transfer. Once you are CPA, there is no barrier to which province your membership is, one may need to transfer because of proximity to CPA provincial meetings/seminars or conferences.

My application is with London VO, so I'm waiting for them b4 I can decide when to move, but hopefully this year.

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by juliebabs: 2:31pm On Feb 02, 2018
Steroid......please can you help me send the resume to myroyalprincess@yahoo.com

Please can I get a copy of your resume. I would like to use it to prepare mine. I am in logistics and transport. My email address is jezeigbo@gmail.com. Thanks[/quote]
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by rainazoe: 2:34pm On Feb 02, 2018
a million miles away from prompt service. if you want a fast response copy professionaladvisory@bccpa.ca. You will get a response sharperly.

I didn't "read" the Law and tax o. I downloaded the text, flipped through the next, next key to the questions and did Ctrl find to look up the answers. You can take the tests multiple times so have no worries.

On my first try I noted the answers passed and failed and took time to get the correct answers again. I even googled.
vascey:


Good move. I am also looking at doing the same. That is some commitment you have shown. Went on CPA BC website and saw the names of so many Nigerians whose membership has been revoked because they did not pay annual dues or file CPE.

I am currently studying the tax and law module (abeg that thing plenty o). Hopefully, by the middle of this year, my admission should have been processed and concluded.

If indeed it is possible to get some exemption, no matter how little, on payment dues, then it is worth exploring. One thing I have noticed, though, is that these CPA guys are miles behind ACCA in customer service and general business ethics. They don't really act like they care at all. It's amazing.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Virt: 2:37pm On Feb 02, 2018
grin

vascey:


Have you written? Write first biko
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Newmum0615: 2:39pm On Feb 02, 2018
Why won't you be here? grin
happytbaby:
Yes, all of them.

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by vascey(m): 3:04pm On Feb 02, 2018
rainazoe:
a million miles away from prompt service. if you want a fast response copy professionaladvisory@bccpa.ca. You will get a response sharperly.

I didn't "read" the Law and tax o. I downloaded the text, flipped through the next, next key to the questions and did Ctrl find to look up the answers. You can take the tests multiple times so have no worries.

On my first try I noted the answers passed and failed and took time to get the correct answers again. I even googled.

U just spoilt me for my wife. grin grin grin
It was an interesting read. I was enjoying their rules on PAYE tax and benefits.
But... cool

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by vascey(m): 3:11pm On Feb 02, 2018
rainazoe:
a million miles away from prompt service. if you want a fast response copy professionaladvisory@bccpa.ca. You will get a response sharperly.

I didn't "read" the Law and tax o. I downloaded the text, flipped through the next, next key to the questions and did Ctrl find to look up the answers. You can take the tests multiple times so have no worries.

On my first try I noted the answers passed and failed and took time to get the correct answers again. I even googled.

Naijaaaaaa grin grin cheesy
U wan spoil me abi?
It makes for an interesting read sha.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by czaratwork: 4:18pm On Feb 02, 2018
rainazoe:
a million miles away from prompt service. if you want a fast response copy professionaladvisory@bccpa.ca. You will get a response sharperly.

I didn't "read" the Law and tax o. I downloaded the text, flipped through the next, next key to the questions and did Ctrl find to look up the answers. You can take the tests multiple times so have no worries.

On my first try I noted the answers passed and failed and took time to get the correct answers again. I even googled.

Correct guy. I downloaded the pdf version and was searching for the answers with the keywords. Now it's almost time for tax returns i am dreading going back to read the overview of tax.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by behati: 7:50pm On Feb 02, 2018
Inception12:
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.

Hi, it took about 3weeks.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by CAstruggle(m): 11:52pm On Feb 02, 2018
steroid:


Please can I get a copy of your resume. I would like to use it to prepare mine. I am in logistics and transport. My email address is jezeigbo@gmail.com. Thanks
Resume sent
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by CAstruggle(m): 11:53pm On Feb 02, 2018
juliebabs:
Steroid......please can you help me send the resume to myroyalprincess@yahoo.com

Please can I get a copy of your resume. I would like to use it to prepare mine. I am in logistics and transport. My email address is jezeigbo@gmail.com. Thanks

Resume sent

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by yungreezy: 12:11am On Feb 03, 2018
CAstruggle:


Resume sent

Please can your forward to me as well onuayi@yahoo.com, I don't mean to derail the thread.
Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Bethely: 8:28am On Feb 03, 2018
vcole:
Bigfido congrats.
@bethely, you could have just typed into Google and if you wanted clarification you could have then posted something like: c i found xyz as the top 3 provinces, what do you think?"
But what do i know? smiley
Thank you for your suggestions.
I have another question...How is manitoba and Scotia Nova. These are locations where I found my area of study for PhD after I settle down. What's d cost and standard of living like.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by rainazoe: 9:56am On Feb 03, 2018
Please could you forward to me when you receive from CAstruggle rainaxoe@gmail.com. Thanks


yungreezy:


Please can your forward to me as well onuayi@yahoo.com, I don't mean to derail the thread.
Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Adiahabasi: 9:58am On Feb 03, 2018
Please Salford, Vcole and all others in Calgary.
Is the NE truely to be avoided? If yes why?
oohunt:
Hey guys,

I am back again reading up but had to skip some pages cause of time.

So, we are back in Naija after the short landing. It was alright. I did not see all of Calgary to make an overall judgement. All I saw was white everywhere. The layering up helped a lot and I was not as cold as I thought I will be. We spent minimal time outdoors though.

We were able to get the basics done: SIN registration, health card registration, opened bank accounts with TD. Hubby tried the knowledge test for driver's license, failed the first time (because of one point-painful) but passed the second time. For me, I was not ready to fail o. I took vcole's advice - doing all knowledge and driving test when we return in the beautiful summer time grin.

Em, I decided to take my kids for a walk one day, being bundled inside the house for days. So, we layered up 4 layers! As we stepped outside, it was windy. It was -12 that day. I decided, let's go right, up the hill with the wind on our backs. We got to the top of the road, kids were sniffing, with emergency catarrh and I said, okay, let's turn back. grin grin grin that was when I understood the wind! grin It was biting!! My 7 year old enjoyed it!! It was exciting to her. But the younger one, hmmm, I had to carry her, put her on my shoulder so the wind won't blow on her face. This walk took a total of 6 minutes. grin I felt better when I got indoors. Will I do it again, sure!
What amazed me the most was days later, when the temperature increase to 6 degrees, we celebrated the warmth. Amazing how the body adjusts!

Hmm, I do not want to cause a big debate but, the cost of living when converted to naira is not a small money. I already knew that from all the knowledge I gathered from this thread, I was just not ready to calculate it. It all boils down to, is it worth it in the end? Yes, yes and yes!

Next step for me now is to find a good elementary school.

Please can you guys advice me on which areas to avoid in Calgary. Someone has mentioned NE. Does this mean the whole NE??

Thank you!









Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Adiahabasi: 10:02am On Feb 03, 2018
oohunt:
Hey guys,

I am back again reading up but had to skip some pages cause of time.

So, we are back in Naija after the short landing. It was alright. I did not see all of Calgary to make an overall judgement. All I saw was white everywhere. The layering up helped a lot and I was not as cold as I thought I will be. We spent minimal time outdoors though.

We were able to get the basics done: SIN registration, health card registration, opened bank accounts with TD. Hubby tried the knowledge test for driver's license, failed the first time (because of one point-painful) but passed the second time. For me, I was not ready to fail o. I took vcole's advice - doing all knowledge and driving test when we return in the beautiful summer time grin.

Em, I decided to take my kids for a walk one day, being bundled inside the house for days. So, we layered up 4 layers! As we stepped outside, it was windy. It was -12 that day. I decided, let's go right, up the hill with the wind on our backs. We got to the top of the road, kids were sniffing, with emergency catarrh and I said, okay, let's turn back. grin grin grin that was when I understood the wind! grin It was biting!! My 7 year old enjoyed it!! It was exciting to her. But the younger one, hmmm, I had to carry her, put her on my shoulder so the wind won't blow on her face. This walk took a total of 6 minutes. grin I felt better when I got indoors. Will I do it again, sure!
What amazed me the most was days later, when the temperature increase to 6 degrees, we celebrated the warmth. Amazing how the body adjusts!

Hmm, I do not want to cause a big debate but, the cost of living when converted to naira is not a small money. I already knew that from all the knowledge I gathered from this thread, I was just not ready to calculate it. It all boils down to, is it worth it in the end? Yes, yes and yes!

Next step for me now is to find a good elementary school.

Please can you guys advice me on which areas to avoid in Calgary. Someone has mentioned NE. Does this mean the whole NE??

Thank you!
Please my Calgary peeps, Salford, Vcole et al..Is the NE truely to be avoided? If yes, why? Unsafe? Gangsterism?








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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by vcole: 10:04am On Feb 03, 2018
Adiahabasi:
Please Salford, Vcole and all others in Calgary.
Is the NE truely to be avoided? If yes why?
Hi. Well, there are parts of the NE with high incidences of crime. Rent is cheaper there though.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by sistaj: 11:21am On Feb 03, 2018
rainazoe:

Please could you forward to me when you receive from CAstruggle rainaxoe@gmail.com. Thanks
I love your moniker.Maybe cos my daughter is Reina.Had to say it.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 11:29am On Feb 03, 2018
Anyone who can answer my question please?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by rainazoe: 12:34pm On Feb 03, 2018
Haha thanks Sistaj.


sistaj:

I love your moniker.Maybe cos my daughter is Reina.Had to say it.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nogen: 12:50pm On Feb 03, 2018
Hello Nairaland Family! Been awhile I visited. Congrats to Bigfido, and to those who got their PPR and jobs.

I have had 3 weeks of lectures and it is not beans. Been immersed in my books, especially in my statistics course where 98% of the terms are new to me. While everyone in my class has a basic knowledge of the course and is progressing fast, I have to deal with my insufficient knowledge of the course. Enrolled my humble self in a virtual class , paid some cool dollars for it and I am making significant progress and will gradually get there before my first test on the course.I have obtained at least 4 degrees in Nigeria,, yet I was not taught all these. It is well with Nigerian Education.

Started driving here and it has been very helpful especially with taking the children to the Daycare and bringing them back home. We also got some discounts. Government is paying the bulk of the money while we pay the lesser fraction . Oga is preparing to leave for Naija. *sobs* . Hoping and praying my parents get their visas so they can help me out with this school runs as I have tests and assignments almost every week.

Not going to get a job now because I can't cope with job/school/home now. Until I have a support. I am hardly online these days but you are all in my heart.

NB: This shouldn't stop you from coming with your child/children. You too will be fine.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by LesbianBoy(m): 2:00pm On Feb 03, 2018
sexybbstar:
Anyone who can answer my question please?

What is the question? angry
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by adesbaba: 2:07pm On Feb 03, 2018
Family



..Pls can one do a 8 months or 1 yrs PGD and immediately apply for MBA while still in Canada there....CP's I plan to run my mba immediately after my pgd
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 2:13pm On Feb 03, 2018
LesbianBoy:


What is the question? angry
Make sure you answer me very well o because you've started with that angry face..

What are the process I'll go through to live in Canada? And also, what if I want to go as a married lady, I mean going there with my husband? Explain better please.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by bigfido: 2:39pm On Feb 03, 2018
Nogen:
Hello Nairaland Family! Been awhile I visited. Congrats to Bigfido, and to those who got their PPR and jobs.


Thank you Nogen!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by saucepan: 3:52pm On Feb 03, 2018
Nogen:
Hello Nairaland Family! Been awhile I visited. Congrats to Bigfido, and to those who got their PPR and jobs.

I have had 3 weeks of lectures and it is not beans. Been immersed in my books, especially in my statistics course where 98% of the terms are new to me. While everyone in my class has a basic knowledge of the course and is progressing fast, I have to deal with my insufficient knowledge of the course. Enrolled my humble self in a virtual class , paid some cool dollars for it and I am making significant progress and will gradually get there before my first test on the course.I have obtained at least 4 degrees in Nigeria,, yet I was not taught all these. It is well with Nigerian Education.

Started driving here and it has been very helpful especially with taking the children to the Daycare and bringing them back home. We also got some discounts. Government is paying the bulk of the money while we pay the lesser fraction . Oga is preparing to leave for Naija. *sobs* . Hoping and praying my parents get their visas so they can help me out with this school runs as I have tests and assignments almost every week.

Not going to get a job now because I can't cope with job/school/home now. Until I have a support. I am hardly online these days but you are all in my heart.

NB: This shouldn't stop you from coming with your child/children. You too will be fine.


Jisike, God has got your back. Just hang in there, very soon everything will start running smoothly.
Wish you the very best.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by salford1: 3:57pm On Feb 03, 2018
Adiahabasi:
Please Salford, Vcole and all others in Calgary.
Is the NE truely to be avoided? If yes why?
In all honesty, the area is not that bad even though the NE probably has the highest rate of crime in Calgary, generally around the rundle, whitehorn and malborough area.
There are Nigerian families that have lived around these areas for years without any issues. Alot own houses there too.
It has it's advantages: very diverse, vibrant communities, low cost of rent and fast easy access to cheap goods and services.
My former family doctor, a Nigerian recently started his own clinic around rundle; the family relocated to NE too. My MIL would not see any other doctor anytime she is i Calgary, so we have to drive all the way to the NE to see the doc, the same way when we have to buy Nigerian/Asian food items or off warranty maintenance on vehicles.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Adiahabasi: 6:36pm On Feb 03, 2018
Thanks @ senior Salford and Vcole. You guys are right! Came across the crime stats for Calgary(2017), shows same...just didnt want it to be a case of giving a dog a bad name and hanging it.The rent as compared to NW isn't so low for condos/apartments almost about same range.However, NE seems to have loads and loads of cheap basements shocked
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by LesbianBoy(m): 7:48pm On Feb 03, 2018
sexybbstar:

Make sure you answer me very well o because you've started with that angry face..

What are the process I'll go through to live in Canada? And also, what if I want to go as a married lady, I mean going there with my husband? Explain better please.

Are you going there to study or what grin grin

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