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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by ladyAy: 6:43pm On Mar 15, 2018
Hello everyone. Great to be here finally after a year on the express entry thread. Well maybe things have changed again. We sent our son's Nigerian passport and it was stamped even though he's an American citizen. We sent only his Nigerian passport though...
quote author=dtush post=65849168]


Nope. Things have changed. You need to send their passports too. There have been cases where people were asked to send their kids passports after leaving it out. I sent my daughter's own. It just won't be stamped[/quote]
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Temidewale: 8:00pm On Mar 15, 2018
Ogundre:
Hello People,


Greetings from Toronto. I got in here 11 days ago, everything has been fine so far and hoping to get a job soon as i have done a telephone interview with a bank and I was told the second stage of telephone interview will hold next week.

I actually got a job 4 days after I landed as I had two stage interviews for a marketing job but I turned it down as it wasn't what I wanted, it was about marketing credit cards to people at stores and salary was based on commission meaning i only get paid based on the number of sales i make per day.

Anyway, I have a question to ask please. For a British citizen, does the person need to go through same process as we all went through writing IELTS, ECA etc for Express Entry or Provincial nomination to migrate to Canada or there is a special process for them being that they colonized Canada. Please anyone with similar experience should helpwith responses.

And please apart from SIN, BANK ACCOUNT, DRIVERS LICENCE, HEALTH CARD, is there any other thing one needs to register for?

Thank you

You still have child benefit to apply for if you have kids, active assist subsidy to get access to subsidy for recreational facilities, link your PR card application to your CIC account too

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Temidewale: 8:14pm On Mar 15, 2018
MrsI:
Please landed seniors should assist

Suggestions on things to bring
Things-
robb/ aboniki
Omorogun
Paddle/ igbako

Ori
Thread& needle
Food:
Garri
Elubo
Yam
Breans- picked& dried (you can put in oven for few minutes to kill all the pest)
LOTS of Seasoning- knorr, maggi star or any you like. Better crushed, because de harden up in the cold
Poundo yam
Palm oil
Frozen Ogi (if you or baby like it)
Cray fish, stock fish, smoked cat fish
Ogbono
Egusi
Pepper soup spice
Golden morn ( if the kids eat it)
Iru
Beans powder
You'll get noddles & Semo here.

I got the list above before moving here , you can add
Broom
Pack of blades
Wig for hair
Wig cap
Slippers
Under wears
And the little things you will buy easily in naija for small change, even, nail paint/cotton wool/ medicine like paracetamol, cough syrup etc/ Eba nylon etc

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 8:21pm On Mar 15, 2018
Guitarlife:
Good morning good people, is there someone on this thread that got married after ppr/copr and successfully added the spouse to their application and currently in Canada ?
I would appreciate some insight into how the process works. I am hoping to avoid spousal sponsorship therefore I am currently trying to get as much information that I'd need.

Thanks all.
Hi guys kindly give this a look in....
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Ogundre: 8:48pm On Mar 15, 2018
Ok. Thank you Salford
salford1:

yes. British citizens have no special treatment whether at the application stage or after arriving in Canada. They go through the immigration process and integration challenges like everyone else.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Ogundre: 8:50pm On Mar 15, 2018
Ok. thanks, I am yet to get my PR card so I assume I have to wait till I get it before I can link with my CIC account.

Please expatiate on what u mean by active assist subsidy for recreation facilities. What is it about please.
Temidewale:


You still have child benefit to apply for if you have kids, active assist subsidy to get access to subsidy for recreational facilities, link your PR card application to your CIC account too
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by balogunsam(m): 9:04pm On Mar 15, 2018
Guitarlife:
Good morning good people, is there someone on this thread that got married after ppr/copr and successfully added the spouse to their application and currently in Canada ?
I would appreciate some insight into how the process works. I am hoping to avoid spousal sponsorship therefore I am currently trying to get as much information that I'd need.

Thanks all.

Search for Threadstone. He is currently doing that for his wife and started the process after he got COPR. Cheers.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Kmgb: 9:43pm On Mar 15, 2018
I got the list above before moving here , you can add
Broom
Pack of blades
Wig for hair
Wig cap
Slippers
Under wears
And the little things you will buy easily in naija for small change, even, nail paint/cotton wool/ medicine like paracetamol, cough syrup etc/ Eba nylon etc[/quote]



Thanks for this..the bolded got me lmao

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 10:21pm On Mar 15, 2018
balogunsam:


Search for Threadstone. He is currently doing that for his wife and started the process after he got COPR. Cheers.
Thank you bro

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Rebarobyn: 10:26pm On Mar 15, 2018
Temidewale:

Suggestions on things to bring
Things-
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lol..the little things we take for granted..I remember buying slippers for $12 at a walmart...it was very painful when its not like I'm earning in $$.... pls is there a link to canadian customs website that shows things that are not allowed? I know US does not allow fish whether smoked or fried or beef, even kilishi. These things are so expensive fa before they go and bin them.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Uzoreen: 10:27pm On Mar 15, 2018
grin grin grin grin

who sabi, don sabi

sleekysilk:


shocked

I am interested too Canadianfly, biko do us the honors..

Walks outta thread slowly and quietly shuts the door
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Fusion23: 11:10pm On Mar 15, 2018
Temidewale:

Suggestions on things to bring
Things-
robb/ aboniki
Omorogun
Paddle/ igbako

Ori
Thread& needle
Food:
Garri
Elubo
Yam
Breans- picked& dried (you can put in oven for few minutes to kill all the pest)
LOTS of Seasoning- knorr, maggi star or any you like. Better crushed, because de harden up in the cold
Poundo yam
Palm oil
Frozen Ogi (if you or baby like it)
Cray fish, stock fish, smoked cat fish
Ogbono
Egusi
Pepper soup spice
Golden morn ( if the kids eat it)
Iru
Beans powder
You'll get noddles & Semo here.

I got the list above before moving here , you can add
Broom
Pack of blades
Wig for hair
Wig cap
Slippers
Under wears
And the little things you will buy easily in naija for small change, even, nail paint/cotton wool/ medicine like paracetamol, cough syrup etc/ Eba nylon etc

woow considering the luggage restrictions ..you can buy almost everything mentioned here in canada ..but for the international price grin

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by simiolu1(m): 12:36am On Mar 16, 2018
Fusion23:


woow considering the luggage restrictions ..you can buy almost everything mentioned here in canada ..but for the international price grin

Chisos!!!!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Temidewale: 2:53am On Mar 16, 2018
Ogundre:
Ok. thanks, I am yet to get my PR card so I assume I have to wait till I get it before I can link with my CIC account.

Please expatiate on what u mean by active assist subsidy for recreation facilities. What is it about pleacse.

You have to link your PR application as soon as you land before you receive PR card.

Active assist subsidy is for residents of Ontario to enjoy recreational facilities like swimming etc, Brampton gives $275 credit per person * the No's of family members per year. Program differs by city. You can get information on it from the city's website

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Blackbuddy: 4:56am On Mar 16, 2018
olugere:
Can a tourist visa be converted to permanent resident

No, you will have to apply separately for PR and pass through the Express Entry process, https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/works.html

Also follow the Express Entry thread on Nairaland, https://www.nairaland.com/4212543/canadian-express-entry-federal-skilled

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by MrsI: 9:00am On Mar 16, 2018
Thanks

Temidewale:

Suggestions on things to bring
Things-
robb/ aboniki
Omorogun
Paddle/ igbako

Ori
Thread& needle
Food:
Garri
Elubo
Yam
Breans- picked& dried (you can put in oven for few minutes to kill all the pest)
LOTS of Seasoning- knorr, maggi star or any you like. Better crushed, because de harden up in the cold
Poundo yam
Palm oil
Frozen Ogi (if you or baby like it)
Cray fish, stock fish, smoked cat fish
Ogbono
Egusi
Pepper soup spice
Golden morn ( if the kids eat it)
Iru
Beans powder
You'll get noddles & Semo here.

I got the list above before moving here , you can add
Broom
Pack of blades
Wig for hair
Wig cap
Slippers
Under wears
And the little things you will buy easily in naija for small change, even, nail paint/cotton wool/ medicine like paracetamol, cough syrup etc/ Eba nylon etc
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Ennyo: 9:24am On Mar 16, 2018
Good morning everyone, pls i have a similar question as regards this passport validty,and frm wat i read above or better still understand one does not need to send any message to cic if u renew ur passport as long as ur visa is still valid.

Here is my story.

Hubby's passport expires sept 2...b4 visa was issued,LVO sent us a message saying if we wanted visa on d same passport considering that ot was expiring in sept...n as at the time dey asked we were in January.so the passport still had 9months validty.Der was no way immigration wld hv issued anothet passport as at then.
Now we hv visa n we r leaving may. Passport will be 3 months to expiry and we hear immigration will not allow him go.unless passport has a validty of 6monthhs
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Ennyo: 9:24am On Mar 16, 2018
What do i do in this instance..
Kindly advicee.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by wholesomegrace: 9:27am On Mar 16, 2018
Temidewale:

Suggestions on things to bring
Things-

God bless you ma'am. I appreciate things like this cos i never travel before. JJC things grin grin grin

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Canadianfly: 10:39am On Mar 16, 2018
Temidewale:

Suggestions on things to bring
Things-
robb/ aboniki
Omorogun
Paddle/ igbako

Ori

Food:

Elubo
Yam


Iru

nail paint -


Thanks for the list. But abeg provide the English translation to the above. We don't all speak Yoruba.

Also just a few pointers, getting nail paint/polish in Nigeria is a waste of money because they're all fake. It's at most $5 in Shoppers Drug Mart and its original. It won't peel or chip after a week of dipping your hands in water. This from my experience.

For the paddle/igbanko is this what we call turn Garri stick? Abeg translation for the words in bold, thanks. grin

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by benebaby77: 11:09am On Mar 16, 2018
Canadianfly:


Thanks for the list. But abeg provide the English translation to the above. We don't all speak Yoruba.

Also just a few pointers, getting nail paint/polish in Nigeria is a waste of money because they're all fake. It's at most $5 in Shoppers Drug Mart and its original. It won't peel or chip after a week of dipping your hands in water. This from my experience.

For the paddle/igbanko is this what we call turn Garri stick? Abeg translation for the words in bold, thanks. grin

Elubo - Yam powder for making 'Amala'

Omo orogun - Steering stick/Garri stick/Turner

Igbako - Swallow packer (Don't know if I got this right)

Iru - Locust beans

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by sweetrie(f): 11:32am On Mar 16, 2018
Canadianfly:


Thanks for the list. But abeg provide the English translation to the above. We don't all speak Yoruba.
grin
ORI is Shea butter
Iru is locust beans
Omorogun is Wooden spatula
Elubo is Amala flour, could be yam or plantain powder

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 11:39am On Mar 16, 2018
Thank you sir, am grateful

Blackbuddy:


No, you will have to apply separately for PR and pass through the Express Entry process, https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/works.html

Also follow the Express Entry thread on Nairaland, https://www.nairaland.com/4212543/canadian-express-entry-federal-skilled
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Canadianfly: 1:11pm On Mar 16, 2018
Thanks @ sweetrie and benebaby77. Most of that, except Shea butter and the spatula doesn't apply to my culture. Hence I didn't know what they are. Lol. Thanks ladies.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by sweetrie(f): 1:17pm On Mar 16, 2018
Canadianfly:
Thanks @ sweetrie and benebaby77. Most of that, except Shea butter and the spatula doesn't apply to my culture. Hence I didn't know what they are. Lol. Thanks ladies.
You are welcome. Locust beans/ogiri same thing
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Canadianfly: 1:29pm On Mar 16, 2018
sweetrie:
You are welcome. Locust beans/ogiri same thing

Ogiri is different from locust beans oh. I dunno if it's made from locust beans, but locust beans are seeds right? Ogiri is mashed up with an unmistaken smell lol

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by sweetrie(f): 1:51pm On Mar 16, 2018
Canadianfly:


Ogiri is different from locust beans oh. I dunno if it's made from locust beans, but locust beans are seeds right? Ogiri is mashed up with an unmistaken smell lol
lol. The smell is different, also "Igbos" use ogiri. Yoruba use locust beans. I use both depending on the food. Locust beans has "seeds" sha, you can mash it up with a spoon. Lol
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by IamIye: 4:44pm On Mar 16, 2018
https://www.nairaland.com/4402154/start-up-business-canadian-immigrants

lacreamAB:
Hello great people........ please is there anyone on this thread who is into importation from Nigeria OR who knows anyone who is PLEASE HELP, I need some information. All I've seen so far is about getting jobs, resumes, interviews and stuff. Some of us wanna explore the business world. grin

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Julyborn: 2:38am On Mar 17, 2018
Temidewale:

Suggestions on things to bring
Things-
robb/ aboniki
Omorogun
Paddle/ igbako

Ori
Thread& needle
Food:
Garri
Elubo
Yam
Breans- picked& dried (you can put in oven for few minutes to kill all the pest)
LOTS of Seasoning- knorr, maggi star or any you like. Better crushed, because de harden up in the cold
Poundo yam
Palm oil
Frozen Ogi (if you or baby like it)
Cray fish, stock fish, smoked cat fish
Ogbono
Egusi
Pepper soup spice
Golden morn ( if the kids eat it)
Iru
Beans powder
You'll get noddles & Semo here.

I got the list above before moving here , you can add
Broom
Pack of blades
Wig for hair
Wig cap
Slippers
Under wears
And the little things you will buy easily in naija for small change, even, nail paint/cotton wool/ medicine like paracetamol, cough syrup etc/ Eba nylon etc
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by drhopeful: 4:50am On Mar 17, 2018
elbanks1:
Good day house.

Please who has travelled from Nigeria and landed with their passport having less than 6 months validity, or with a renewed passport. Please how did you do it?
Kindly share.
I landed Canada with a renewed passport. My PR visa was on my previous passport. No issues at all.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by themaestro212: 5:23am On Mar 17, 2018
Hi guys. Here’s my Landing Experience

Flight
I travelled with Ethiopian Airlines from Nigeria on March 15. It was a 24 hour flight. First leg was from Nigeria to Ethiopia for 8 hours and then Ethiopia to Dublin for another 8 hours. At Dublin, we stopped to refuel for an hour before the final leg to Toronto for 7 hours 45mins.

The airline was good. Ethiopian allows 2 bags of 23kg each. They let you slide with an extra kg or 2...anything more than that will be rejected and you will have to shed the weight. I had issues with my baggage because I weighed it at home and it was the specified weight. Also, when I got to the airport, I weighed it again and it was still the specified weight. However, once I got on to the check-in counter, my bags were surprisingly overweight by about 4kg. I had to convert some of the suits in my bag to hand luggage which became really stressful. The plane we took on the first leg to Ethiopia was big and spacious with good leg space. If you have kids, you won’t have much trouble. Kids had enough space to play and sleeping was comfortable. We were served with one meal.

We stopped at Ethiopia to connect to the second leg of the flight. Buses were there to pick passengers at the terminal. They prioritized the passengers connecting to Saudi Arabia and Dubai flights because their flight time was near. The bus picked those who were going to the US and Toronto last. The check-in process for the second leg was pretty long and stressful but it was smooth. We got onto the flight to Toronto at about 10:50pm local time in Ethiopia.

The airplane to Toronto was noticeably smaller than the first plane. So little leg space and tighter aisles. We were served with two meals before we got to Dublin to refuel. At Dublin, the temperature was 2 degrees celsius. We all waited in the plane and it became super cold. I had to put on my winter jacket and socks. Finally, we left to Toronto. We were served with another two meals.

Landing
We landed at 7:26am local time in Toronto. The temperature was -7 degrees celsius and snowing. Immediately I got to the door of the plane, the cold hit me. The worst cold I have ever felt. It felt unreal. With 3 shirts, one turtle neck and a winter jacket, I was still freezing. Buses came to pick us up from the plane as there were no available jet bridges. My fingers were getting stiff just between the plane and the bus.

Immigration
Inside the airport, we got to a huge hall. There’s a place where people with US and Canadian passports can scan their passports themselves. But I needed to go to the immigration counter to scan my passport. The IO collected my declaration card and asked how much I was traveling with. I was traveling with USD2,500 so I told him. I clarified what “commercial goods” on the declaration card meant just to be sure I wasn’t carrying any then I ticked “No”. He scanned my passport and made a few funny remarks. He welcomed me to Canada warmly and directed me to the new entrants section inside a separate room. This took about 3 minutes.

New Entrants Section
The room I was directed to had about 15 agents. There was a long queue. Typically, some of the agents would ask to submit your passport and CPR then direct you to sit while they verify your application, some others will do it fast while you stand. The officer that attended to me was very quick. She asked if I’m married, if i have kids and how much I’m traveling with. I told her USD2,500. She asked for address for PR Card. I gave her. She asked if I’d been convicted of any crime or refused admission to any country etc. After answering, she wrote my answers on the CPR and told me to sign on 3 different spots on each copy of the CPR. She welcomed me to Canada and directed me to Service Canada section. I was so excited. This all took about 5-7mins.

Service Canada
I was asked to fill a short form and then meet with one of the Service Canada officers at the counter. They collected the form and told me to read about the Privacy of my SIN. After I read it, I was issued my SIN and told to keep it very safe and if possible memorize it. This took about 5 minutes.

Customs
I went to fetch my bags at the carousel. At the exit, they collected my declaration card and because I had nothing to declare, I went straight out.

Exit and Settling
I hired a car from the airport to Brampton for CAD45. The driver was very nice and told me a few things about Canada. He dropped me at my Airbnb in Brampton where I dropped my bags. I could not check-in till 3pm and this was 10am so I told him to take me to the Bank and to the mall for an extra CAD10.

I went to TD (Canada Trust) to open an account but I had dropped my CPR at the Airbnb, forgetfully, so I couldn’t open an account. You would need your CPR and Passport to get a new entrant package as the lady told me. She set an appointment with me for 10am tomorrow when I will be going back to open the account.

I got a Fido SIM card at the Square One Mall in Mississauga. I have to say at this point that Canadian mobile phone service is quite expensive. My package was CAD55 monthly for unlimited Canada wide calls and texts and 2GB data.

I bought a few winter clothes to add to the ones I had bought in Nigeria. Jackets were averagely CAD35 but depends on the store you’re buying from. I also went to Burger King to eat while waiting for 3pm. I got an Uber from there to my Airbnb in Brampton for about CAD19.

Next Steps
I plan to look for a permanent place to stay in Downtown Toronto from next week as that is closer to my new office where I resume in April.

I need to get and load a Presto card for bus service. I also need to go back to the bank to deposit my dollars and wire the money from my Nigerian account.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by caon: 6:48am On Mar 17, 2018
themaestro212:
Hi guys. Here’s my Landing Experience

Flight
I travelled with Ethiopian Airlines from Nigeria on March 15. It was a 24 hour flight. First leg was from Nigeria to Ethiopia for 8 hours and then Ethiopia to Dublin for another 8 hours. At Dublin, we stopped to refuel for an hour before the final leg to Toronto for 7 hours 45mins.

The airline was good. Ethiopian allows 2 bags of 23kg each. They let you slide with an extra kg or 2...anything more than that will be rejected and you will have to shed the weight. I had issues with my baggage because I weighed it at home and it was the specified weight. Also, when I got to the airport, I weighed it again and it was still the specified weight. However, once I got on to the check-in counter, my bags were surprisingly overweight by about 4kg. I had to convert some of the suits in my bag to hand luggage which became really stressful. The plane we took on the first leg to Ethiopia was big and spacious with good leg space. If you have kids, you won’t have much trouble. Kids had enough space to play and sleeping was comfortable. We were served with one meal.

We stopped at Ethiopia to connect to the second leg of the flight. Buses were there to pick passengers at the terminal. They prioritized the passengers connecting to Saudi Arabia and Dubai flights because their flight time was near. The bus picked those who were going to the US and Toronto last. The check-in process for the second leg was pretty long and stressful but it was smooth. We got onto the flight to Toronto at about 10:50pm local time in Ethiopia.

The airplane to Toronto was noticeably smaller than the first plane. So little leg space and tighter aisles. We were served with two meals before we got to Dublin to refuel. At Dublin, the temperature was 2 degrees celsius. We all waited in the plane and it became super cold. I had to put on my winter jacket and socks. Finally, we left to Toronto. We were served with another two meals.

Landing
We landed at 7:26am local time in Toronto. The temperature was -7 degrees celsius and snowing. Immediately I got to the door of the plane, the cold hit me. The worst cold I have ever felt. It felt unreal. With 3 shirts, one turtle neck and a winter jacket, I was still freezing. Buses came to pick us up from the plane as there were no available jet bridges. My fingers were getting stiff just between the plane and the bus.

Immigration
Inside the airport, we got to a huge hall. There’s a place where people with US and Canadian passports can scan their passports themselves. But I needed to go to the immigration counter to scan my passport. The IO collected my declaration card and asked how much I was traveling with. I was traveling with USD2,500 so I told him. I clarified what “commercial goods” on the declaration card meant just to be sure I wasn’t carrying any then I ticked “No”. He scanned my passport and made a few funny remarks. He welcomed me to Canada warmly and directed me to the new entrants section inside a separate room. This took about 3 minutes.

New Entrants Section
The room I was directed to had about 15 agents. There was a long queue. Typically, some of the agents would ask to submit your passport and CPR then direct you to sit while they verify your application, some others will do it fast while you stand. The officer that attended to me was very quick. She asked if I’m married, if i have kids and how much I’m traveling with. I told her USD2,500. She asked for address for PR Card. I gave her. She asked if I’d been convicted of any crime or refused admission to any country etc. After answering, she wrote my answers on the CPR and told me to sign on 3 different spots on each copy of the CPR. She welcomed me to Canada and directed me to Service Canada section. I was so excited. This all took about 5-7mins.

Service Canada
I was asked to fill a short form and then meet with one of the Service Canada officers at the counter. They collected the form and told me to read about the Privacy of my SIN. After I read it, I was issued my SIN and told to keep it very safe and if possible memorize it. This took about 5 minutes.

Customs
I went to fetch my bags at the carousel. At the exit, they collected my declaration card and because I had nothing to declare, I went straight out.

Exit and Settling
I hired a car from the airport to Brampton for CAD45. The driver was very nice and told me a few things about Canada. He dropped me at my Airbnb in Brampton where I dropped my bags. I could not check-in till 3pm and this was 10am so I told him to take me to the Bank and to the mall for an extra CAD10.

I went to TD (Canada Trust) to open an account but I had dropped my CPR at the Airbnb, forgetfully, so I couldn’t open an account. You would need your CPR and Passport to get a new entrant package as the lady told me. She set an appointment with me for 10am tomorrow when I will be going back to open the account.

I got a Fido SIM card at the Square One Mall in Mississauga. I have to say at this point that Canadian mobile phone service is quite expensive. My package was CAD55 monthly for unlimited Canada wide calls and texts and 2GB data.

I bought a few winter clothes to add to the ones I had bought in Nigeria. Jackets were averagely CAD35 but depends on the store you’re buying from. I also went to Burger King to eat while waiting for 3pm. I got an Uber from there to my Airbnb in Brampton for about CAD19.

Next Steps
I plan to look for a permanent place to stay in Downtown Toronto from next week as that is closer to my new office where I resume in April.

I need to get and load a Presto card for bus service. I also need to go back to the bank to deposit my dollars and wire the money from my Nigerian account.
welcome to canada .may Canada favour u.

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