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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Zutlin: 1:41pm On Jun 06, 2018
Sunmisire:
Pls seniors in the house. My husband is the PA and our CRS is 456 without me having to write ielts,i only evaluated my result. However I want to confirm if I still need to write ielts cos I heard its one of the requirements for job and citizenship(expired or not). Pls house how true is this as I am confused and don't want to waste money since our score can fetch us ita speedily.

I don't think you need IELTS. Your husband's score is high enough. Meanwhile, this is the thread for you...

https://www.nairaland.com/4472519/canadian-express-entry-federal-skilled/249#68223659
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Adlib007(f): 2:17pm On Jun 06, 2018
Hi. I would like his contact, please. Thank you.

Asinkwa:
I cargoed 275kg at N340,000 (total cost). It included clothing, household appliances, shoes and foodstuff. My cargo came in with Airfrance.
If you are in Lagos, you can go to NAHCO at International airport and get quotes from different agents. However, I was referred to the agent I used, and I can say that he 'get mouth'. On our way to drop the cargo off, policemen at the entrance said they wanted to inspect the things, we just called the agent, he spoke with the policemen and they let us go through immediately.
I am not sure if putting his number here is deemed advertising, so you can dm me for it.



Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by czaratwork: 3:00pm On Jun 06, 2018
ArabianRose:
Thank you so much for this! God bless you.

You are welcome.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by flgd: 4:26pm On Jun 06, 2018
Hello All,

Just a quick question please..please did anyone successfully evaluate NOUN postgraduate certificate/mba for their EE profile

Kindly assist.

Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by maternal: 4:46pm On Jun 06, 2018
hustler:
Arrived Calgary, Alberta early last month. Just wanted to share my quick settlement story. Weather has been relatively great. Got registered with Immigration centres and have received tremendous help there. Got a 2 bedroom apartment in the NW area for 1,300 which is ok. A friend helped me with securing that and I did not have to make payment for 3 or 6 months in advance. Just a refundable security deposit and first month rent. Like most have mentioned previously here, you will need a vehicle especially in the NW as small grocery shops and stationery stores are not easily accessible by foot. I got tremendous help with my Banking needs from a Nigerian working in a Bank. Free Banking for one year, 2,500 MasterCard limit with option of a Line of Credit etc. He says after the one year I can still transition to another free banking account without minimum balance if I want. He even helped to refer me to employers in the Finance Industry and one of them has even called me for interviews already and I only met the guy on an online forum oh. Also, like many have mentioned here previously you have to target your resumes to job postings. What else am I missing in my story? Anyways it has been a great number of days being here with no regrets (except that there is no suya here lol) . Let me know if you have any enquires I may be of help. Thanks to everyone who has previously dropped useful information here.

You should go into more details on the immigration centers, the bank account, and how you secured shelter. These are essential things for newcomers. Be more specific on these things please.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by flgd: 5:48pm On Jun 06, 2018
Please respond to this peoeple (quote author=flgd post=68237466]Hello All,

Just a quick question please..please did anyone successfully evaluate NOUN postgraduate certificate/mba for their EE profile

Kindly assist.

Thanks[/quote]
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by omambala: 5:51pm On Jun 06, 2018
hustler:
Arrived Calgary, Alberta early last month. Just wanted to share my quick settlement story. Weather has been relatively great. Got registered with Immigration centres and have received tremendous help there. Got a 2 bedroom apartment in the NW area for 1,300 which is ok. A friend helped me with securing that and I did not have to make payment for 3 or 6 months in advance. Just a refundable security deposit and first month rent. Like most have mentioned previously here, you will need a vehicle especially in the NW as small grocery shops and stationery stores are not easily accessible by foot. I got tremendous help with my Banking needs from a Nigerian working in a Bank. Free Banking for one year, 2,500 MasterCard limit with option of a Line of Credit etc. He says after the one year I can still transition to another free banking account without minimum balance if I want. He even helped to refer me to employers in the Finance Industry and one of them has even called me for interviews already and I only met the guy on an online forum oh. Also, like many have mentioned here previously you have to target your resumes to job postings. What else am I missing in my story? Anyways it has been a great number of days being here with no regrets (except that there is no suya here lol) . Let me know if you have any enquires I may be of help. Thanks to everyone who has previously dropped useful information here.

ah edakun hustler, make I pm you. ese gan
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by MummyJaygirls: 5:56pm On Jun 06, 2018
flgd:
Hello All,

Just a quick question please..please did anyone successfully evaluate NOUN postgraduate certificate/mba for their EE profile

Kindly assist.

Thanks

People have done so successfully. Ask further questions via this link for quick response

https://www.nairaland.com/4472519/canadian-express-entry-federal-skilled/249#68223659
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Beeea: 6:33pm On Jun 06, 2018
Sunmisire:
Pls seniors in the house. My husband is the PA and our CRS is 456 without me having to write ielts,i only evaluated my result. However I want to confirm if I still need to write ielts cos I heard its one of the requirements for job and citizenship(expired or not). Pls house how true is this as I am confused and don't want to waste money since our score can fetch us ita speedily.

You do not need to write any English exam for citizenship as long as you can provide transcript of your secondary or postsecondary education that shows that you studied in English.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/guide-0002-application-canadian-citizenship-under-subsection-5-1-adults-18-years-older.html#Step3

What I would advise is that you should apply for personal copies of your transcript, scan and save on google drive or icloud and keep the hard copy with you.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Beeea: 6:38pm On Jun 06, 2018
On The issue of citizenship

You may want to keep a travel journal to keep track of your travels outside Canada.

The government of Canada has provided a template which you can download from the link below

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-citizenship/become-canadian-citizen/eligibility/record-trips-outside-canada.html

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Unlimited22: 6:41pm On Jun 06, 2018
Programming gurus in the house, since I no get system I decided to go with sololearn instead of marking time. How una see am?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Sunmisire: 7:23pm On Jun 06, 2018
Sure thanks.

I'd advice you write the IELTS, Academic in particular. I am in same situation and my wife is going to write. You never can know where you would need it. It's better you do that now and get it done with while you are still here,when you get there,you may have less time on your hands

Hope this helps![/quote]
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Sunmisire: 7:36pm On Jun 06, 2018
Sure it does.
I evaluated my transcript with WES,do I still need the hard copy. Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by flyhigh1881: 7:51pm On Jun 06, 2018
behati:
Hello house

Anyone living in Cambridge/Kitchener/Waterloo area? Please I need info on accommodation. I haven't seen any reasonable thing on kijiji and I've been searching for a While. Please help.

Thank you.

What specific information do you need?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by hustler(m): 7:51pm On Jun 06, 2018
Ninichinny:
@hustler, congrats

Thanks Chinny
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by hustler(m): 7:52pm On Jun 06, 2018
omambala:


ah edakun hustler, make I pm you. ese gan

Sure no wahala
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by mamacajah: 8:16pm On Jun 06, 2018
flgd:
Please respond to this peoeple (quote author=flgd post=68237466]Hello All,

Just a quick question please..please did anyone successfully evaluate NOUN postgraduate certificate/mba for their EE profile

Kindly assist.

Thanks

Wrong thread, ask your question here
https://www.nairaland.com/4472519/canadian-express-entry-federal-skilled

P.S: it has been answered severally, so do a search on the search bar and the answers will pop up.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by hustler(m): 8:17pm On Jun 06, 2018
maternal:


You should go into more details on the immigration centers, the bank account, and how you secured shelter. These are essential things for newcomers. Be more specific on these things please.

Aunty Maternal biko no vex. The Immigration centres that i have been to are Immigrant Services Calgary downtown. I believe you can register with them online prior to landing. Ive also been to CCIS and they have been of help too with regards to filing of tax/benefits etc for newcomers. The Bank was the Govt owned Bank of Alberta called ATB Financial. They really have cool products specifically for newcomers too like all the other banks but i found their own products better suited to my individual needs as an “upcoming albertan”. For the apartment i checked on Rentfaster and had my cousin help me call on my behalf.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by maternal: 9:34pm On Jun 06, 2018
hustler:


Aunty Maternal biko no vex. The Immigration centres that i have been to are Immigrant Services Calgary downtown. I believe you can register with them online prior to landing. Ive also been to CCIS and they have been of help too with regards to filing of tax/benefits etc for newcomers. The Bank was the Govt owned Bank of Alberta called ATB Financial. They really have cool products specifically for newcomers too like all the other banks but i found their own products better suited to my individual needs as an “upcoming albertan”. For the apartment i checked on Rentfaster and had my cousin help me call on my behalf.

Its uncle. No vex taken. Any successful story should be followed up by specifically how it was done. We're here to help each other out, and make the landing process as easy as possible. So I did it for you.

1. Immigration services. Immigration service Calgary will help with employment, integration, converting qualifications, etc. As mentioned you can register with them online before landing, or one can call or email them about any immigration questions. And if you're not landing in the Calgary area, they'll link you with a local immigration service anywhere in Alberta you're staying. Out of province I'm not sure. The Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) also helps with such services as well.

https://immigrantservicescalgary.ca/

https://www.ccisab.ca/


2. I've never used ATB but I've heard good things about them. One can call them before landing to ask what services they have for new comers.

http://www.atb.com/contact-us/Pages/default.aspx

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by kemifemi: 10:27pm On Jun 06, 2018
hayor2014:


I have honestly heard how lucrative and in high demand the IT Control role is , i was moved into the unit from branch control recently due to me passing the CISA exam. IT control unit, where i work is a relatively new unit and i have just worked in a sub unit for about a year.i am afraid of messing up when i get called for interview.
I can confidently defend an accounting role( i have ICAN ACA).

I would have loved to quickly write ACCA, but this venture is not so cheap for some of us and practically all funds have been tied towards this journey(POF in investments).

i would honestly appreciate the CV as promised...thanks a lot.... ayoboy06@yahoo.com

Same dilemma. I want a different career path. I am tired of this account stuff. I am looking at Cisa or risk management.
Please help your colleague

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by salford1: 7:08am On Jun 07, 2018
hustler:


The Bank was the Govt owned Bank of Alberta called ATB Financial. They really have cool products specifically for newcomers too like all the other banks but i found their own products better suited to my individual needs as an “upcoming albertan”.
Did you ask if you would be charged ATM fees when you withdraw from a different bank's ATM?
ATB has very few ATMs/Branches. I would be suprised if they have up to 50 ATM terminals all over calgary. Good news is that cash as a means of transaction is no longer common, so it might still be a good or the better deal.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by anaxagoras: 10:24am On Jun 07, 2018
[quote author=Asinkwa post=68186870]I cargoed 275kg at N340,000 (total cost). It included clothing, household appliances, shoes and foodstuff. My cargo came in with Airfrance.
If you are in Lagos, you can go to NAHCO at International airport and get quotes from different agents. However, I was referred to the agent I used, and I can say that he 'get mouth'. On our way to drop the cargo off, policemen at the entrance said they wanted to inspect the things, we just called the agent, he spoke with the policemen and they let us go through immediately.
I am not sure if putting his number here is deemed advertising, so you can dm me for it.



@Asinkwa please I want to confirm if appliances like TV , iron, microwave, etc was included. Also, is it cheaper to buy these items over there or cargo them from Nigeria.
Thank you.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by anaxagoras: 10:29am On Jun 07, 2018
@Asinkwa and other landed seniors.....please I want to confirm if appliances like TV , iron, microwave, etc are advisable to be cargoes from Nigeria. Seeing mattress on kijiji for 500 CAD is scary. Can we also cargo this ? In fact what is cargo-able ?

Thank you guys .

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by A555: 10:54am On Jun 07, 2018
anaxagoras:

@Asinkwa and other landed seniors.....please I want to confirm if appliances like TV , iron, microwave, etc are advisable to be cargoes from Nigeria. Seeing mattress on kijiji for 500 CAD is scary. Can we also cargo this ? In fact what is cargo-able ?

Thank you guys .

A general comment: Power supply in North America is 110/120V 60Hz, while Europe and most of Africa (inc. Nigeria) is 230V 50Hz. Long story short is that a lot of appliances from Nigeria (particularly items that draw significant power like microwaves and electric irons) will not work here. The sockets here are also not designed to fit the plugs from Nigeria although you can buy adapters. In some cases, you will need a small transformer that comes with an adapter. My personal opinion is that it is not worth it, but hopefully a few seniors will contribute to give alternatives or a balanced opinion.

Per the cost of items, there are loads of options to help out. In Calgary for instance, if you've got a woman in the family, you can always try Women In Need (WIN) for free goods which include mattresses (i believe they have new ones also) and all sorts of items to make a house start to look like a home, and they deliver.

http://www.womeninneed.net/programs/free-goods-referral-program/

I am sure there are similar programs in other cities and provinces, and some that may apply to all people and not just women.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by kazchick(f): 1:48pm On Jun 07, 2018
Pls who has written CSC? Any tips or pointers? Does it make sense to buy the online textbook or value pack which contains both textbook and other study materials?

I am landing in less than 2 months and want to prepare myself adequately to land a bank job as soon as possible.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by anaxagoras: 3:43pm On Jun 07, 2018
A555:


A general comment: Power supply in North America is 110/120V 60Hz, while Europe and most of Africa (inc. Nigeria) is 230V 50Hz. Long story short is that a lot of appliances from Nigeria (particularly items that draw significant power like microwaves and electric irons) will not work here. The sockets here are also not designed to fit the plugs from Nigeria although you can buy adapters. In some cases, you will need a small transformer that comes with an adapter. My personal opinion is that it is not worth it, but hopefully a few seniors will contribute to give alternatives or a balanced opinion.

Per the cost of items, there are loads of options to help out. In Calgary for instance, if you've got a woman in the family, you can always try Women In Need (WIN) for free goods which include mattresses (i believe they have new ones also) and all sorts of items to make a house start to look like a home, and they deliver.

http://www.womeninneed.net/programs/free-goods-referral-program/

I am sure there are similar programs in other cities and provinces, and some that may apply to all people and not just women.

Thanks a lot for the insight.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by rockrookie91: 3:49pm On Jun 07, 2018
Dear NLs,

I have been a silent reader for like two months. Came on this platform to learn about living in Canada.

Got my PR in November and went to Alberta for like a month, but still have not moved finally. I'm engaged to be married but my fiance's PR has not clicked.

I have a question tho.....when would the PR ish be revoked if I don't go till about next year December (2019). I'm planning to get married early 2019 before we both finally move to CANADA.

Please help guys!!!

Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by RahmaMohammed: 4:24pm On Jun 07, 2018
[quote author=blessings2017 post=68132975]Good morning guys,

Hey @blessing2017, are you in Toronto? If yes, I can lend you my Peter Hogg texbook (hardcopy)

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by MrsWoman: 4:30pm On Jun 07, 2018
I am very old school, I like to read from paper so i bought the value pack with the textbook. It was helpful. After reading the textbook, i attempted all the practice questions and exams, that kinda prepared me and i was able to find out the areas i needed to work on before taking the exams.
kazchick:
Pls who has written CSC? Any tips or pointers? Does it make sense to buy the online textbook or value pack which contains both textbook and other study materials?

I am landing in less than 2 months and want to prepare myself adequately to land a bank job as soon as possible.

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 4:42pm On Jun 07, 2018
caseynewnn:
honey86 pls I would like to know if there are bridging programs in accounting in Winnipeg.I just recently landed n need to check them out if there are any.cheers
Not that I know of. However opportunity for employment tries to find employment from 3-6 months where you can gain experience, I’m pretty sure it’s unpaid though.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Fusion23: 5:00pm On Jun 07, 2018
rockrookie91:
Dear NLs,

I have been a silent reader for like two months. Came on this platform to learn about living in Canada.

Got my PR in November and went to Alberta for like a month, but still have not moved finally. I'm engaged to be married but my fiance's PR has not clicked.

I have a question tho.....when would the PR ish be revoked if I don't go till about next year December (2019). I'm planning to get married early 2019 before we both finally move to CANADA.

Please help guys!!!

Thanks

Do you have your PR Card already?...the PR rules is easy its 2 out of 5 years..you have to stay in canada for 2 years in total out of the 5 years to renew your PR, else your PR can be withdrawn..so you still have lots of time.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by RahmaMohammed: 6:14pm On Jun 07, 2018
gasplant:


You do not need to visit any branch physically to do international transfer,it can be done online

Call costumer care, they will explain to you

However, when you do the transfer,depending on the mode the foreign currency came into your account (cash deposit or inflow,cash deposits attracts more charges) you are limited to a daily transfer of $10K per day with charges as high as more that N25k per transfer

[b]But I heard some guys, that lives in Canada, do the exchange for you and transfer the money straight into your Canadian Bank account (you can google this for details) with that you avoid the charges by the bank

Please be careful with whoever you use in changing your naira to CAD (including bureau de change). We (my family) are currently still accused persons in a fraud case over the money we money we bought from a bureau de change in lagos which was transferred to our canadian account. Apparently, some yahoo boys defrauded some Canadian lady and unknown to us, we bought the money.

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