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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by coolhayor: 6:59pm On Oct 05, 2018
I am in sales and sales people are making more. It all depends on you experience, who you are working with and how you sell yourself. I got a job in banking and sales almost about the same time but I ditched d banking without thinking once not to talk of twice.

I may not be there yet but if you are determined and focused, you can make money in sales. I am not referring to commission, I am talking about a good base salary.

Also come to think of it getting a 40k job in Canada if you are not in healthcare,IT,Engineering is not a bad way to start, I am not discouraging having great dreams but for a start but I mean a 40k job is not a bad start if u get 1.

I know quite a number of people who gave been here for a few years with solid experience and packaging who are just struggling for a 40k role & there are those within a year who are already between $70-100k.

mumdaramic:
Hello Fam,

Thanks for all the useful info posted her for landed immigrants. After reading the thread, I realise that so many good paying opportunities are available to engineers, skilled labour, physicians, nurses etc.
What is the fate of bankers? Looking at posted salaries on glass door and the likes, you realise that annual salaries of some sales role is just btw 40-50k, whereas people in other fields are looking at over 100k annually.
We can't all be engineers and processors. Is there anyone with banking background that has successfully build a career here in Canada, making six digit figures that can share tips with some of us.

Thank you

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by drcynthia(f): 7:19pm On Oct 05, 2018
coolhayor:
@tojued @drcynthia

I posted majority of this about 2 months ago, I am just adding a little more;

I live in Winnipeg and it is a decent city. I have been here for a few months so my info may not be absolute.

There are jobs everywhere in Canada and including Manitoba. A search on indeed, workopolis or LinkedIn will give u a good view once u input d city and career area of choice. Although I will say for every 1 job in Manitoba and all the other provinces u have 9-10 in Ontario, 5-6 in Alberta & Quebec, 4-5 in BC. I am saying this from my job search experience but I stand to b corrected. Manitoba and Nova Scotia have more jobs than New Brunswick and slightly more than Saskatchewan.

Life is relatively cheap in Winnipeg compared to most Canadian cities especially housing except for Montreal and Halifax. Government also gives a bit of support to families and if u want u also have food banks and other free stuffs in some places across the city.

There a lot of Nigerians in Manitoba. In my opinion 70-80% of them are into healthcare support jobs, abt 7-10% of them are into customer service jobs, security or other survival jobs, the remaining percentage u find in white collar I believe. Based on this most Nigerians u meet immediately preach the majority jobs to u. I do not blame any1, to each his/her own. To get the healthcare jobs u only need some basic certificates u can get upon payment, no exams.

For the white collar jobs, all u need is do ur search well, highlight ur soft skills and experience, be ready to weather d storms if necessary, finally let God have His way.

1 reason why a lot of people also take some of this survival jobs here in my opinion is discrimination. I may be wrong but when u work in the survival jobs the culture is more immigrant friendly as u have lots of immigrants working with u and it is easier to blend in compared to a much more Canadian environment which is more common in white collars where u have to prove urself over & over ,u are also more careful & uptight (U can imagine this by thinking of working with only white people for 100days without seeing more than 2-3 blacks come your way during work & hearing no other language than English).

With determination, focus and sharpening ur skills u will get white collar and in no time get used to the Canadian culture if u so desire and willing to pay the price.

Winnipeg is quite hot in the summer and extremely cold in Winter, the farther north u go the more extreme the temperature especially the cold.

Housing range is $850-1300 for 1-2 bedroom apt.
Monthly Bus pass is $100 for unlimited bus ride across Winnipeg.
Cost of grocery for a family of 4 is between $250 -400.
Car insurance $105- 180 depending on the car
Gas for car $50-100 depending on ur commute
Parking-$50
Phone -$50
Internet- $60
Daycare- $400- 500/ month

My family doctor is a nice Nigerian who has been here for a while.

As @headstone mentioned a lot of Naijas live around Pembina/ University of Manitoba so also around St Mary/St Vital/ Waverly/Downtown. U have rarely hear of crime in all these areas I mentioned except for downtown.

Churches are a way of connecting back to your Nigerian roots in Winnipeg if u so wish, also notes that it comes with the Nigerian way of doing things.

Winnipeg is also gradually waking up to its city status in my opinion as well

Thank u so so so so much.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by salford1: 7:55pm On Oct 05, 2018
coolhayor:


There are jobs everywhere in Canada and including Manitoba. A search on indeed, workopolis or LinkedIn will give u a good view once u input d city and career area of choice. Although I will say for every 1 job in Manitoba and all the other provinces u have 9-10 in Ontario, 5-6 in Alberta & Quebec, 4-5 in BC. I am saying this from my job search experience but I stand to b corrected. Manitoba and Nova Scotia have more jobs than New Brunswick and slightly more than Saskatchewan.

I would say 5-6 in BC and Quebec, then 4-5 in Alberta.
Jobs are more diverse and more in bigger provinces.

I also doubt if any of the maritime provinces would have more job than Sask.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by salford1: 8:10pm On Oct 05, 2018
coolhayor:
I am in sales and sales people are making more. It all depends on you experience, who you are working with and how you sell yourself. I got a job in banking and sales almost about the same time but I ditched d banking without thinking once not to talk of twice.

I may not be there yet but if you are determined and focused, you can make money in sales. I am not referring to commission, I am talking about a good base salary.

Also come to think of it getting a 40k job in Canada if you are not in healthcare,IT,Engineering is not a bad way to start, I am not discouraging having great dreams but for a start but I mean a 40k job is not a bad start if u get 1.

I know quite a number of people who gave been here for a few years with solid experience and packaging who are just struggling for a 40k role & there are those within a year who are already between $70-100k.

You are on point.

I believe you are talking branch banking. Branch banking doesn't pay well in Canada. Better paying non- branch banking jobs are concentrated in Toronto just like Lagos Island in Nigeria.

As per the pay. 40k is not bad. One can live decently on it till something better comes up. Most survival jobs
would pay under 30k per year using walmart as a benchmark. In addition, lots of white collar jobs pay between 40k to 60k. Not all companies are willing to pay high wages. I once declined an Engineering position willing to start me on 42k per year, an American fortune 500 company based in Edmonton.

Higher paying survival jobs are in healthcare, security at airports, some customer services roles, and labourer positions in the oil fields/energy industry.

Everyone is running a different race in Canada. Just as you mentioned, some would land an above 70k salary within one year of landing in Canada, while others that have been here for years could be struggling to land a job that pays atleast $40k.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Mohddd: 10:29pm On Oct 05, 2018
Hello landed senior abeg help me with this info. Has anyone successful done this food safety management training organised by prepare for Canada? How beneficial was it. One of the requirements for registration is provision of my UCI number, is this advisable? Pls your response will be appreciated
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Tojued: 10:45pm On Oct 05, 2018
coolhayor:
Life in Manitoba

Thanks a lot for your previous post and for the further fleshing up. You've really thrown light on some important issues.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Felicia001: 3:00am On Oct 06, 2018
Boss13:


You are into farming - that’s a lot opportunities. Are you aware that there was food scarcity in Nigeria at one point. Maybe you are not offering the right food products, which you need to consider. When there are financial difficulties, the easiest to blame is the country. However, if you look deep, Nigeria has a lot of business and economic opportunities especially in the Agricultural sector.

Relocating is not an easy way out. Both you and your combined have limited job experience and have left the Corporate world for a while. Even if you migrate, you need some updating to do and that’s money.

Look - I’m not trying to discourage you. Just want you to have a rethink before you enter into an ocean of uncertainty and fear.

Thanks my brother I really app ur concern n advice. I swim very well n I LOVE oceans n adventures n going on a suicide(uncertainty) mission abroad is 100x beta dan trying out in a country like nig. Bros my fiance is a 1st class graduate no good job! as a parent our future is not guaranteed in nig let alone dat of our children unborn. sir, agriculture is good, YES, but u die well if u don't money to capitalize. In Nigeria farmers esp those of us in the SE, SW, n SS provides everything for themselves (apart frm our northern brothers who enjoy govermt support in all aspart) from acquiring land to preparation down to seeds, planting, labour, irrigation, chemicals, fertilizes n so on... In d end sir d market woman prices ur harvest like sh*t...
Sir, I don't know d word "fear" means apart from reading it in dico I've never exp once. I n my spouse r still young n r open to explore any upgrade n opportunities...make we sha migrate first na him b d main tin. If u can assist in anyway either by information or courageous advice it will be well appreciated.
Thank u.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by ceemac: 3:07am On Oct 06, 2018
miliki777:


bro sorry to ask. does this 14kCAD include books nd all per yr. or after d 14k u will still spend on books nd other fees..

Lecture slides are always provided by most professors and some take the pain to even write on the board if it is their style.. Any textbook required will be in the school's library or something you can download online. Data is not a problem as your school and the house you will live in will cater for that... Having said that, go to the Travelling to Canada students' thread on Nairaland for continual inquiries and heads up.. As you can clearly read since you have a bachelors' degree, this thread is for immigrants... (no vex, na joke i dey for the last sentence tho)

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by ceemac: 3:53am On Oct 06, 2018
jelmusboy:
Hello people, need your advice.

Is it advisable to go to Driving school when I am planning to land in Canada by end of November by God's grace? Because I don't see the possibility of getting a Driver's license before leaving Nigeria.

Kindly tell me the pros and cons of taking a month driving lesson in Nigeria. Don't want to waste my shikini money that I can invest on winter jackets

If you haven't driven before, going to a driving school in Nigeria will be advisable but wouldn't be all sufficient in Canada as the rules are different, road signs are way apart and the way to getting drivers license in Canada is provincial based and varies.

Why then should you go to a driving school in Nigeria should be your next question?

It will familiarize you with what a car is, at least if you don't know what a car is.. Lol... they will show you the gear stick, the brakes and the accelerator/fire(Nigeria), gas pedal(North America), you will have opportunity to also begin driving no matter how little it may be, its even better as you will be learning as a rookie and wouldn't have mastered the bad habits of road users abundant in Nigeria before arrival, that is to say you will be very redeemable on arrival from the few you might have picked up while learning in Nigeria.

Having said that, while you will still require at least like 10 hours drive lessons before your road test which may be a minimum of 8 months after you land(assuming Ontario, and assuming you will be writing your G1 test the same month of arrival which is advisable ) you will be more easily teachable with the background knowledge gotten from the Nigerian drive school.

Did I remember to say getting your winter jackets is not negotiable, even pilots normally have to get jackets... lol

Don't take the pun serious, take the message serious tho..

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 4:05am On Oct 06, 2018
salford1:

Everyone is running a different race in Canada.


Gbam!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by ceemac: 4:10am On Oct 06, 2018
Boss13:


If you don’t want to do a Masters, then don’t do it. You can qualify for EE with your BSc. Don’t throw money into something you are not keen on doing. Skills acquisition is more better than going for a Masters. Many Canadians don’t do Masters - additional expense. Also, after finishing your Masters and the struggles involved, you still earn what a BSc holder or even less earns.


In the short run because you might have not amassed complimentary experience which the BSc holder may be paid for, as soon as you acquire requisite knowledge/experience, you climb to levels the BSc holder may never be able to get to.. A Masters' degree will allow you earn equivalent or more with the right job what a college graduate with over 6+ years experience in same industry will earn.. Canadian education is very essential in the Canadian space..

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by ceemac: 4:25am On Oct 06, 2018
Newmum0615:
My wallet containing my driver's license was stolen last week. See me see trouble, when I was happy that I would get my FRSC letter before I leave with a license having at least 2 years driving history. date of 1st issue was in 2011 though. I am applying for another one next week, I hope the new one will still be accepted with the new issue date of 2018? cry


Do endeavor the new one has a second issue stated with the date you are envisaging quoted on it, I really don't know if it is a new thing with driving history as it was before now never required.. to the best of my knowledge and experience, it is just basically the drivers' license that is required and they correlate mainly your names and the dates of issue/re-issue to determine the class of license you can actually test for... So with a re-issue date stating 2018 and the license indicating a first issue of 2011.. You should be fine to go straight to road test the G class license after taking your mandatory G1 test, knowing fully well that you are headed for Ontario..

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by ceemac: 4:38am On Oct 06, 2018
Expectantbee:


Hello sir/ma,
Please from your own POV, Which of the two cities has a better transit system? Mississauga or Brampton? And any other useful pointers you can give me will be much appreciated. Thanks

You may have your specific reason for making Mississauga or Brampton a priority, Have you ever thought of living in North York, East york, Etobicoke and Scarborough to mention but a few.. these places all makes up the GTAs and they have the same Transit that transverses the whole areas and they are all some minutes away from Toronto downtown( call it the heart of Canada, you may never be wrong!).

Having said that, I can't categorically say, I will assume the Mississauga transit is more efficient as regards time intervals, they both have same prices for bus tickets on a single way trip and I should also think houses in Brampton are on the average cheaper than Mississauga.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Sandydav: 7:10am On Oct 06, 2018
Go here https://www.nairaland.com/4657743/canadian-express-entry-federal-skilled read through page 1 and all the links then ask specific questions. If you search Nairaland you will find the Australian thread s well.
Felicia001:
This thread will be for professional and experience advice and also for those in my place. Please matured advice only no kid-ins.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Newmum0615: 9:38am On Oct 06, 2018
Thank you ceemac.
ceemac:


Do endeavor the new one has a second issue stated with the date you are envisaging quoted on it, I really don't know if it is a new thing with driving history as it was before now never required.. to the best of my knowledge and experience, it is just basically the drivers' license that is required and they correlate mainly your names and the dates of issue/re-issue to determine the class of license you can actually test for... So with a re-issue date stating 2018 and the license indicating a first issue of 2011.. You should be fine to go straight to road test the G class license after taking your mandatory G1 test, knowing fully well that you are headed for Ontario..

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by mamaaryastark: 12:33pm On Oct 06, 2018
Boss13:


Please let them know - The cold here can kill somebody oh. Better spend money on a good accommodation. Don’t compromise because you would stick with that situation for 1 year.
Please trying to send you a message, need your opinion on something that has to do with interpreting my gcms notes. Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by jelmusboy(m): 5:23pm On Oct 06, 2018
I also need response to this. I finished all 17 modules within three days. What's the possibility of getting job in Canada with the certificate upon landing?

I want to increase my chances of getting job within 1 month of landing

Mohddd:
Hello landed senior abeg help me with this info. Has anyone successful done this food safety management training organised by prepare for Canada? How beneficial was it. One of the requirements for registration is provision of my UCI number, is this advisable? Pls your response will be appreciated

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Blackbuddy: 7:30pm On Oct 06, 2018
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving from I and my family to you and yours. May you always have reasons to be thankful as you pursue and realise your Canadian dream, God bless smiley

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Rozaroza: 7:39pm On Oct 06, 2018
Hello, Damilola. My name is Roseline. I work with Studio24. I sincerely apologize for the experience you had. We would appreciate it if you can please come to our studio as we will like to fix this and compensate you for the inconveniences. You can also contact me via training.studio24nigeria@gmail.com. Once again, my sincere apologies for this.
damilola1978:
I NEED HELP, MY PASSPORT PHOTO FOR pr card WAS REJECTED AND I AM BACK TO NIGERIA, PLEASE WHERE CAN I SNAP ACCORDING TO STANDARD IN LAGOS,

P.S: I SNAPPED THE INITIAL ONE IN STUDIO 24 LEKKI

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by maternal: 8:05pm On Oct 06, 2018
jelmusboy:
I also need response to this. I finished all 17 modules within three days. What's the possibility of getting job in Canada with the certificate upon landing?

I want to increase my chances of getting job within 1 month of landing


This is a question for GOD.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 10:23pm On Oct 06, 2018
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 10:24pm On Oct 06, 2018
Know more about Canadian Heroes smiley



Sir John Macdonald: Sir John Alexander Macdonald (11 January 1815 – 6 June 1891) was the first Prime Minister of Canada (1867–1873, 1878–1891). The dominant figure of Canadian Confederation, he had a political career which spanned almost half a century.

Macdonald was born in Scotland; when he was a boy his family immigrated to Kingston in the Province of Upper Canada (today in eastern Ontario). As a lawyer he was involved in several high-profile cases and quickly became prominent in Kingston, which elected him in 1844 to the legislature of the Province of Canada. He died in 1891. He is respected today for his key role in the formation of Canada. Historical rankings have consistently placed Macdonald as one of the highest rated Prime Ministers in Canadian history (Source).

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 10:25pm On Oct 06, 2018
Sir Wilfrid Laurier: Sir Henri Charles Wilfrid Laurier (20 November 1841 – 17 February 1919) was the seventh Prime Minister of Canada, in office from 11 July 1896 to 6 October 1911. His vision for Canada was a land of individual liberty and decentralized federalism.

Laurier was also well-regarded for his efforts to establish Canada as an autonomous country within the British Empire. Laurier holds a number of records. He is tied with Sir John A. Macdonald for the most consecutive federal elections won (four), and his 15-year tenure remains the longest unbroken term of office among prime ministers. At 31 years, 8 months, Laurier was the longest-serving leader of a major Canadian political party, surpassing William Lyon Mackenzie King by over two years. Along with King, he also holds the distinction of serving as Prime Minister during the reigns of three Canadian Monarchs. He is the fourth-longest serving Prime Minister of Canada, behind King, Macdonald, and Pierre Trudeau. Laurier's portrait has been displayed on the Canadian five-dollar bill since 1972 (Source).

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 10:26pm On Oct 06, 2018
William Lyon Mackenzie King: William Lyon Mackenzie King (December 17, 1874 – July 22, 1950), also commonly known as Mackenzie King, was the dominant Canadian political leader from the 1920s through the 1940s. He served as the tenth Prime Minister of Canada in 1921–1926, 1926–1930 and 1935–1948. He is best known for his leadership of Canada throughout the Second World War (1939–1945) when he mobilized Canadian money, supplies and volunteers to support Britain while boosting the economy and maintaining home front morale (Source).

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Nobody: 10:26pm On Oct 06, 2018
Terry Fox: Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated due to cancer, he embarked on an east to west cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi), and ultimately cost him his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy (Source).

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Dannyko: 10:53pm On Oct 06, 2018
GlitteringStar:
Terry Fox: Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated due to cancer, he embarked on an east to west cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi), and ultimately cost him his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy (Source).
Good work Sis, keep it up!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by salford1: 12:47am On Oct 07, 2018
joo2018:
European countries are jumping into Canadian style skills based immigration system.

Germany:
https://www.dw.com/en/new-german-immigration-laws-agreed-at-government-meeting/a-45722498

UK:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6228669/Home-Secretary-unveils-biggest-immigration-reform-decades.html
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7393033/sajid-javid-scrap-eu-immigration/

czaratwork:
Canada copied from Australia.

joo2018:
Mm. Not really.
Canada: 1967
Australia: 1979/1989
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Points-based_immigration_system

Canada's present points ranking system aka "Express Entry" was actually copied from New Zealand/Australia "Expression of Interest" program when Jason Kenney was Immigration minister under the Conservative government.

Prior to express entry, Canada used an occupation in demand point based system which was similar to the UK's HSMP system.

However the parent point based system originated from Canada many moons ago as stated.


https://www.cicnews.com/2013/02/canada-pursue-expression-interest-immigration-model-022314.html#gs.yAKC5Ww

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Jumdah20: 1:38am On Oct 07, 2018
Hello, thanks for sharing. How do you mean Winnipeg is waking up to its city status? Do elaborate. Thanks

coolhayor:
@tojued @drcynthia

I posted majority of this about 2 months ago, I am just adding a little more;

I live in Winnipeg and it is a decent city. I have been here for a few months so my info may not be absolute.

There are jobs everywhere in Canada and including Manitoba. A search on indeed, workopolis or LinkedIn will give u a good view once u input d city and career area of choice. Although I will say for every 1 job in Manitoba and all the other provinces u have 9-10 in Ontario, 5-6 in Alberta & Quebec, 4-5 in BC. I am saying this from my job search experience but I stand to b corrected. Manitoba and Nova Scotia have more jobs than New Brunswick and slightly more than Saskatchewan.

Life is relatively cheap in Winnipeg compared to most Canadian cities especially housing except for Montreal and Halifax. Government also gives a bit of support to families and if u want u also have food banks and other free stuffs in some places across the city.

There a lot of Nigerians in Manitoba. In my opinion 70-80% of them are into healthcare support jobs, abt 7-10% of them are into customer service jobs, security or other survival jobs, the remaining percentage u find in white collar I believe. Based on this most Nigerians u meet immediately preach the majority jobs to u. I do not blame any1, to each his/her own. To get the healthcare jobs u only need some basic certificates u can get upon payment, no exams.

For the white collar jobs, all u need is do ur search well, highlight ur soft skills and experience, be ready to weather d storms if necessary, finally let God have His way.

1 reason why a lot of people also take some of this survival jobs here in my opinion is discrimination. I may be wrong but when u work in the survival jobs the culture is more immigrant friendly as u have lots of immigrants working with u and it is easier to blend in compared to a much more Canadian environment which is more common in white collars where u have to prove urself over & over ,u are also more careful & uptight (U can imagine this by thinking of working with only white people for 100days without seeing more than 2-3 blacks come your way during work & hearing no other language than English).

With determination, focus and sharpening ur skills u will get white collar and in no time get used to the Canadian culture if u so desire and willing to pay the price.

Winnipeg is quite hot in the summer and extremely cold in Winter, the farther north u go the more extreme the temperature especially the cold.

Housing range is $850-1300 for 1-2 bedroom apt.
Monthly Bus pass is $100 for unlimited bus ride across Winnipeg.
Cost of grocery for a family of 4 is between $250 -400.
Car insurance $105- 180 depending on the car
Gas for car $50-100 depending on ur commute
Parking-$50
Phone -$50
Internet- $60
Daycare- $400- 500/ month

My family doctor is a nice Nigerian who has been here for a while.

As @headstone mentioned a lot of Naijas live around Pembina/ University of Manitoba so also around St Mary/St Vital/ Waverly/Downtown. U have rarely hear of crime in all these areas I mentioned except for downtown.

Churches are a way of connecting back to your Nigerian roots in Winnipeg if u so wish, also notes that it comes with the Nigerian way of doing things.

Winnipeg is also gradually waking up to its city status in my opinion as well

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