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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by SOTAJ: 4:22pm On Apr 26, 2018
KW01:



@Sotaj, can you please confirm if I will be needing the FRSC letters in Alberta? I will be landing in Calgary next month and all my efforts to get the letter has been abortive. I have a valid Nigeria driver’s license. I can get an international drivers license if need be. Thank you in advance. grin

@KW01, you do not need any FRSC letters to apply for/ take both the knowledge and driving tests in Alberta. You only need your Naija license which will be taken from you for verification to confirm whatever driving years you are claiming (after you must have taken the knowledge test). If you have around 3 years driving experience, you may be eligible to take the full class 5 (advance) driving test upon satisfactory confirmation of your Naija driving experience. Otherwise, you will have to start from the learner (Class 7) then the class 5 (GDL Driver)
Albeit, the FRSC letters could be useful when shopping for your auto insurance premium rates. You could get lower quotes if the insurance company accepts driving experience from Naija (Only few insurance Companies do this).

I guess I was able to answer you to some extent.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Virt: 5:05pm On Apr 26, 2018
Yes, you will be paying both ACCA and CPA membership if you want to continue maintaining their status.

Don't forget that failure to be in good standing with ACCA will cost you your CPA membership. So all fees and CPD reporting for ACCA must be a CONTINUUM grin

DonroxyII:
My brother, In Accounting, there is always need to conduct Cost-Benefit analysis in order to Justify an endeavour , so if the benefit outweigh the cost, why not ? cheesy ....

Will I also be paying CPA membership/subscription fee too ?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by DonroxyII: 5:10pm On Apr 26, 2018
Virt:
Yes, you will be paying both ACCA and CPA membership if you want to continue maintaining their status.

Don't forget that failure to be in good standing with ACCA will cost you your CPA membership. So all fees and CPD reporting for ACCA must be a CONTINUUM grin

My Ogas, As far as the end justifies the means which shall be justified ..... let's ummiezummie .....
When the time comes, I'll consult y'all grin ....

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by TheCongo2: 6:52pm On Apr 26, 2018
Bsbabe:


You can enrol your children anytime you land. The school they will attend will be the one in your catchment area except you want to go private or apply for boundary exemptions. If you already know the school you want them to attend, then you need to ensure you find a house within that area. Please check the school’s boundary map well and don’t assume as half of a street may be zoned to one school, while the other half is zoned to a different school.

For Catholic elementary schools in Ontario though, you need to show a Catholic baptismal Certificate either for the children or parent. It’s the secondary schools that accept non Catholics.

In some jurisdictions like London where I live, you don't have to show any baptismal certificate to enroll a child in a Catholic school.


@ Blessedluvdfavd

Please visit this link for more information on Catholic Schools in Ottawa. You can send them any question by using the online contact form.
http://ocsb.ca/

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 7:11pm On Apr 26, 2018
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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 8:31pm On Apr 26, 2018
TheCongo2:


In some jurisdictions like London where I live, you don't have to show any baptismal certificate to enroll a child in a Catholic school.


@ Blessedluvdfavd

Please visit this link for more information on Catholic Schools in Ottawa. You can send them any question by using the online contact form.
http://ocsb.ca/

I live in London as well and LDCSB requires baptismal certificates for registration. My kids are in a Catholic elementary school and we were asked to provide the certificates.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by luvluvluv: 8:48pm On Apr 26, 2018
Hello family
I think I really need help now. Since over a year av been nursing the dream of relocating to canada but I have not been successful in my solo thoughts

I graduated with 2.2 mechanical engineering from a university here in nigeria. In the past 4yrs av been working in the banking industry.

I have checked possible routes on how to legally relocate but to no avail. I checked the canadian skilled migration rout but looks like my work history must align with course of study wch puts me at a disadvantage.

Currently am married and expecting a baby. I have saved a lot for this travel thing. But my problem seem to be lack of knowledge on different routs to take.

Recently, I was connected to an agent who helped a friend and her family to relocate since 4yrs ago. Agent is in Canada. I spoke with him and was charged up to $10,000 for the option am opting for. Do things like this still work?

Please kindly advise me here coz I really want to relocate.
Also, all advices should be dropped here. Tnx
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by TheCongo2: 9:01pm On Apr 26, 2018
Bsbabe:


I live in London as well and LDCSB requires baptismal certificates for registration. My kids are in a Catholic elementary school and we were asked to provide the certificates.

Hmmmm.... Interresting
My kids go to Saint-Jean-De-Brebeuf, a French Catholic school.
Are your kids in an English school?
It is possible that the French and English Catholic schools arent under the same governing body or school board given that the baptismal certificate isn't required for the French schools.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 9:14pm On Apr 26, 2018
TheCongo2:


Hmmmm.... Interresting
My kids go to Saint-Jean-De-Brebeuf, a French Catholic school.
Are your kids in an English school?
It is possible that the French and English Catholic schools arent under the same governing body or school board given that the baptismal certificate isn't required for the French schools.

English. And yes, it’s possible that the French immersion requirements are not the same. But I thought all are all under LDCSB?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Tojued: 9:16pm On Apr 26, 2018
luvluvluv:
Hello family
I think I really need help now. Since over a year av been nursing the dream of relocating to canada but I have not been successful in my solo thoughts

I graduated with 2.2 mechanical engineering from a university here in nigeria. In the past 4yrs av been working in the banking industry.

I have checked possible routes on how to legally relocate but to no avail. I checked the canadian skilled migration rout but looks like my work history must align with course of study wch puts me at a disadvantage.

Currently am married and expecting a baby. I have saved a lot for this travel thing. But my problem seem to be lack of knowledge on different routs to take.

Recently, I was connected to an agent who helped a friend and her family to relocate since 4yrs ago. Agent is in Canada. I spoke with him and was charged up to $10,000 for the option am opting for. Do things like this still work?

Please kindly advise me here coz I really want to relocate.
Also, all advices should be dropped here. Tnx



Follow this link and save your $10,000 https://www.nairaland.com/4472519/canadian-express-entry-federal-skilled

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 9:17pm On Apr 26, 2018
luvluvluv:
Hello family
I think I really need help now. Since over a year av been nursing the dream of relocating to canada but I have not been successful in my solo thoughts

I graduated with 2.2 mechanical engineering from a university here in nigeria. In the past 4yrs av been working in the banking industry.

I have checked possible routes on how to legally relocate but to no avail. I checked the canadian skilled migration rout but looks like my work history must align with course of study wch puts me at a disadvantage.

Currently am married and expecting a baby. I have saved a lot for this travel thing. But my problem seem to be lack of knowledge on different routs to take.

Recently, I was connected to an agent who helped a friend and her family to relocate since 4yrs ago. Agent is in Canada. I spoke with him and was charged up to $10,000 for the option am opting for. Do things like this still work?

Please kindly advise me here coz I really want to relocate.
Also, all advices should be dropped here. Tnx



Not correct that your Work History should align with your education. Please visit this thread for more information https://www.nairaland.com/4472519/canadian-express-entry-federal-skilled

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 9:41pm On Apr 26, 2018
Virt:
Well, one has to make a decision. So far, there is no indication that the MRA with ACCA will be cancelled. I think CPA is enjoying the flow of funds coming in otherwise, why would CPA Ontario join CPA BC in accepting members outside Canada. They don't mind the yearly subscriptions and the fact that CPA membership is growing, that is what every accounting body wants even ACCA.

ACCA now has 4 exam diets in a year, and many people are completing more exam papers due to this flexibility. If you set your mind to do it, you will can complete it within a year plus.

I made mention of a friend who is taking this path, she has few papers to go, she is currently in Canny for soft landing.

Let everyone do what they are convinced to do and what works for them.

I haven't written CPA exams before, but I heard it is hard to pass and also a more expensive venture than ACCA (Please verify this, it's just hear say).



Did your friend verify with CPA if they will accept conversion from ICAN to ACCA?.
From cpa website “If you are a fully qualified member in good standing of an international accounting body listed below (obtained a membership through completion of the accounting body’s qualification process and not through a recognition agreement with another accountancy body) and obtained your designation while not a resident of Canada, you may have rights to certification in Canada through a legacy Reciprocal Membership Agreement (RMA). You may also have the right to practice public accounting through a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)“.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 9:52pm On Apr 26, 2018
DonroxyII:
My brother, In Accounting, there is always need to conduct Cost-Benefit analysis in order to Justify an endeavour , so if the benefit outweigh the cost, why not ? cheesy ....

Will I also be paying CPA membership/subscription fee too ?

Yes you have pay annual subscription but some companies pay for you as a taxable benefit.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Blessedluvdfavd: 10:27pm On Apr 26, 2018
Thanks Bsbabe and TheCongo2 for chipping in! I've actually pored over ottawa's catholic school board website countless times and they clearly stated non catholics can attend but only after all the Catholic applicants have been considered.

Thanks again!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 10:42pm On Apr 26, 2018
Blessedluvdfavd:
Thanks Bsbabe and TheCongo2 for chipping in! I've actually pored over ottawa's catholic school board website countless times and they clearly stated non catholics can attend but only after all the Catholic applicants have been considered.

Thanks again!

So it’s not Ontario wide. Thanks for the information.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Fusion23: 10:50pm On Apr 26, 2018
WoodcrestMayor:
Oh...I saw a Fujistu BA advert on Indeed and Monster.

I'm not a BA...just a bloody banker cry
Goal is to switch career path.Any pointers from you or can you link me with any of your friends via linkedin?

How is Edmonton treating you? smiley
So on the BA job I can refer you, but then to be Honest the expectations in Fujistu is very high.
Not just doing a training course..especially if it is a senior consultant role...

You can start with Analyst or BA positions and in one year get to a middle or senior role.

Use LinkedIN for jobs package your CV also...

Lastly Edmontons is good, moved from ottawa an no regrets at all..

why did u choose edmonton.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 11:07pm On Apr 26, 2018
reveal:
Hello All,

I need help in making a choice on which of these 3 schools to do my MBA program in. Memorial University, University of Manitoba and University of Windsor. I have gotten admission to the first 2, and awaiting response from Windsor. From my checks on the web the MBA from all 3 are ranked in the same category, so i can choose any based on standards. Cost wise Manitoba>Windsor>Memorial, with Windsor costing an additional 4M and Manitoba 8M approx compared to Memorial.

I am leaning towards Windsor based on the weather and location (would likely be coming with my family), but want to get input from those who are on ground if there is any other reason that should sway my choice towards Memorial or Manitoba. Your views are greatly appreciated.
Do you've a PR already? If no, please go to either Windsor(especially as a graduate student) or Manitoba as both guarantee you one post-graduation.
Goodluck!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by follyzee: 11:58pm On Apr 26, 2018
Hi laborel

Pls how did u resolve this issue, I'm having this same issue. All my cards are not going thru while trying tosubscribe for freetone

I wonder Y

laborel:
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.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by pauloverdi: 12:34am On Apr 27, 2018
One of the oddities of living in Canada. Nothing wey man no go see or hear here

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by pauloverdi: 12:37am On Apr 27, 2018
If the spouse is reasonable and always telling the truth why will u want to divorce? Meanwhile I'm just passing tru ooo. God bless your hustle my naija people especially all those who share their experiences here. You all deserve some accolades���

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by laborel: 2:51am On Apr 27, 2018
What I did was to add my GT Mastercard to my google account which later worked.

Just try it and am sure its gonna work.

follyzee:
Hi laborel

Pls how did u resolve this issue, I'm having this same issue. All my cards are not going thru while trying tosubscribe for freetone

I wonder Y

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by DonroxyII: 3:33am On Apr 27, 2018
honey86:


Yes you have pay annual subscription but some companies pay for you as a taxable benefit.
Wow, This is exactly the best options .... Do they pay for all professional bodies one belong to ?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by loudlumi: 3:41am On Apr 27, 2018
I had this same issue for over a month till i called Gtb and was told i could not use a naira denominated card to make foreign online payments in naira.

The payment has to be in dollars, so i went to my google payment option and changed my location to America.

This made the app ask for payment in dollars instead of the former naira equivalent.

I was then able to successfully make payment.
follyzee:
Hi laborel

Pls how did u resolve this issue, I'm having this same issue. All my cards are not going thru while trying tosubscribe for freetone

I wonder Y

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by ewuoso(m): 3:55am On Apr 27, 2018
hello guys, I'm Charles bt name and im new in this forum.
Presently I'm in UAE but i want to leave UAE for Canada.
I know a lot would have been said previously but its not possible for me to start reading from page one due to the nature of work that i do.
I work 12 hours and i hardly have enough sleep.
Please i will love to have your opinion on how i can migrate from UAE to canada.
Someone told me that i can not migrate from UAE directly that i will have to go to Nigeria first but as at that too what are the things that i need to know or do, so that once i get back to Nigeria it wont take me long even if possible i will love toi have everything ready here before going home.
Which type of visa will u recommend and how do i go about getting it
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by DadR: 5:04am On Apr 27, 2018
Hi Boss, please what training or certification is required to become a BA?

Thanks

Hakuna Matata


Fusion23:

So on the BA job I can refer you, but then to be Honest the expectations in Fujistu is very high.
Not just doing a training course..especially if it is a senior consultant role...

You can start with Analyst or BA positions and in one year get to a middle or senior role.

Use LinkedIN for jobs package your CV also...

Lastly Edmontons is good, moved from ottawa an no regrets at all..

why did u choose edmonton.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Virt: 9:04am On Apr 27, 2018
Hello,

It's unfortunate that you work 12 hours a day, but if you are interested in Canada you will have to create time to read up some pages on Canada immigration.

You do not have to go back to Nigeria to be able to process your immigration to Canada, you can still do it while in UAE.

Researching on the immigration subject is a must except you want to pay an agent to do it for you, which is not also a guarantee that he/she will do it right. You may even be swindled in the process. In this thread we encourage DIY, and most of us are landed immigrants in Canada.

How about your weekends? this venture requires time with or without an agent, because you will need to study for your English Test (IELTS), the agent cant do that for you. You will have to follow up on your credential assessment especially if your degrees are from our wonderful country, Nigeria.

Wish you all the best!



ewuoso:
hello guys, I'm Charles bt name and im new in this forum.
Presently I'm in UAE but i want to leave UAE for Canada.
I know a lot would have been said previously but its not possible for me to start reading from page one due to the nature of work that i do.
I work 12 hours and i hardly have enough sleep.
Please i will love to have your opinion on how i can migrate from UAE to canada.
Someone told me that i can not migrate from UAE directly that i will have to go to Nigeria first but as at that too what are the things that i need to know or do, so that once i get back to Nigeria it wont take me long even if possible i will love toi have everything ready here before going home.
Which type of visa will u recommend and how do i go about getting it

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by follyzee: 9:13am On Apr 27, 2018
@laborel
@ loudlumi

Thanks alot, will do as advised. ...
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by ysteph: 9:58am On Apr 27, 2018
It's possible he may have to leave the UAE before he can apply. There are circumstances, where you can't apply from your country of residence. However, like you've said, he has to read about the whole process.

[qkuote author=Virt post=67069018]Hello,

It's unfortunate that you work 12 hours a day, but if you are interested in Canada you will have to create time to read up some pages on Canada immigration.

You do not have to go back to Nigeria to be able to process your immigration to Canada, you can still do it while in the UAE.



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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by themaestro08(m): 10:57am On Apr 27, 2018
good day guys!, are there any universities in canada that are tuition-free? If yes kindly name them. Tanx
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by nenemo: 11:19am On Apr 27, 2018
Hello fabdee. I am looking to move to edmonton. I'd appreciate it if I can get added to that whatsapp group? Thank you.

fabdee:
Well said o. Thinking of setting up a peppersoup and suya spot. grin grin lmao

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by TheCongo2: 12:00pm On Apr 27, 2018
themaestro08:
good day guys!, are there any universities in canada that are tuition-free? If yes kindly name them. Tanx

None.
Check the thread on Scandinavian schools like schools in Finland.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by ewuoso(m): 12:22pm On Apr 27, 2018
Virt:
Hello,

It's unfortunate that you work 12 hours a day, but if you are interested in Canada you will have to create time to read up some pages on Canada immigration.

You do not have to go back to Nigeria to be able to process your immigration to Canada, you can still do it while in UAE.

Researching on the immigration subject is a must except you want to pay an agent to do it for you, which is not also a guarantee that he/she will do it right. You may even be swindled in the process. In this thread we encourage DIY, and most of us are landed immigrants in Canada.

How about your weekends? this venture requires time with or without an agent, because you will need to study for your English Test (IELTS), the agent cant do that for you. You will have to follow up on your credential assessment especially if your degrees are from our wonderful country, Nigeria.

Wish you all the best!




Thanks bro
I will see what I can do as to the Reading.
I'm offering a course here . safety course and that alone is taking my time.
So with God, it might take time but I will work on it

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