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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by sontelme: 8:12pm On Nov 07|
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Kunnmi: 11:02pm On Nov 07|
Hey I stay around darcel. Sup
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by eclectic139(f): 4:29am On Nov 08|
hi, not a "senior" but I cargoed my stuff from naija. I waybilled my things from PH to the shipping guy in Lagos, he picked them up and cargoed them. He sent them the same day I left for Canada, I received them about 5 days later. You will be called when your items arrive. if you send me an email I will forward his contact.
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Dejav: 4:48am On Nov 08|
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Ifywhyteman: 5:50am On Nov 08|
I dey hail o...Pls guys in Regina SK, any idea of a Catholic church that has naija flavour...This Oyibo mass dey tire me somehow o, hands sef we no dey clap. Which kind thing...lol
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 7:06am On Nov 08|
Please can someone explain accepting contract job as Incorporated vs T4. I heard incorporated gets paid higher but won't you be remitting same taxes and deductibles as T4, coupled with all the paperwork you will have to do yourself? Read somethings about incorporated but still not understanding the concept with terms like PSB of 44.5% tax, the salary don finish now. Which of the two is better and why? Thanks
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Jumdah20: 7:57am On Nov 08|
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by wholesomegrace: 11:58am On Nov 08|
Hi, please can I PM you so that I can send you my email? Thanks
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by wholesomegrace: 12:00pm On Nov 08|
Good morning house,
Trust the hustle is yielding desired results.
I can't wait to also share my landing gist. It is well!!!
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by wholesomegrace: 12:02pm On Nov 08|
I'm also interested in this info. Please house, who should the FRSC letter be addressed to? Thanks
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by wholesomegrace: 12:04pm On Nov 08|
Please need that contact too. Thank you
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by wholesomegrace: 12:17pm On Nov 08|
@ sexymj, fantababy, Newbeecey
How's it going? To get new-born passport out from Ikoyi took a while but have our COPR and Visa's now. Prepping little by little for landing. I trust all will be well
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by mikkyphp(m): 2:16pm On Nov 08|
Merovingian:I got this from a recruiter trying to get me on a contract engagement.
How to Incorporate
The fastest and most cost effective way to incorporate is to apply directly on the business website of Industry Canada. The fee can be charged to a credit card and the applicant will usually receive their company documents and corporation number within a couple of hours up to 24 hours.
Go to www.corporationscanada.ic.gc.ca
Next page > In the middle column first option is incorporate a business
Next page > Choose "Online" option
Please note: In the middle column you will see a link for "guide to federal incorporation"; you may use this for reference * Next page > Once you have chosen the online option you will now be on a different website (http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/cgi-bin/sc_mrksv/corpdir/corpFiling/register.cgi?lang=e)
As the next few steps you need to "Register a new user" and then "Go to Online Filing" and just follow the PROMPTS
Things you need to keep in mind while filling out the application form:
Indicate the Minimum amount of directors at 1, and maximum 10
Be sure to release Type A and B share -> Do NOT write any restrictions and simply accept the default settings
Your business address should be your home address
You will also need a GST number, which is handled through the site, but that is not required immediately. (You'll want it in your first few weeks on the contract... its free to obtain one and not necessary until you hit 30K in revenues)
In order for us to set up the payroll you will need a business bank account from a Canadian bank. However, this you may take your time to complete; I suggest you provide me with it before you start, so you can get paid.
Once you incorporate, please take your incorporation information to your bank, and open a business account in the name of your incorporation. YOU WILL NOT BE PAID into your personal bank account, and WILL REQUIRE a business account to be opened. Once done, please ask your bank for an official 'direct deposit'; form that shows the bank address, and the bank account number associated with your account.
Incorporated Consultants, advantages:
Higher net income; no regular tax deductions
Possible tax advantages
Greater access to capital
Separate legal entity
Help legitimize business expenses
Increase success in response to current trends that see more clients selecting Incorporated consultants over non-incorporated consultants
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Akinwole007: 2:45pm On Nov 08|
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Jasmine17: 3:02pm On Nov 08|
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Fiona111: 10:26pm On Nov 08|
please i need the contact for jackets. sent you a pm thanks
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by emeify: 11:16pm On Nov 08|
Pls send me contact details too
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Chicjennie(f): 12:19am On Nov 09|
Apologies for the late response. I'm aware ACCA has centres in Canada but I think it's only in Ontario. It would not very convenient writing it there I suppose.
I didn't attend any tuition centre since I obtained my ACA not very long ago when ICAN converted to IFRS. I'm just focusing on the past questions and a photocopy of BPP Practice and Revision kit which I purchased N2,500 per paper beside Ivy League, Yaba. The BPP practice and revision kit is very comprehensive but one is expected to have a fair knowledge of all the IFRS and IAS before exploring this option for the Strategic Business Reporting (SBR) and P7 exam. I also bought Ivy League's lecture note N1,500 per paper but it is not very comprehensive. I'm writing 2 papers in December, SBR and P7.
If you study the past questions rigorously, say 15 diets and understand the principles behind them, you can be sure to pass. I did this for 2 months when I wrote the ACCA Diploma in IFRS exam and passed well in one siting without attending lectures..
I have friends that ply the online route but I prefer to adopt the fire brigade approach.
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Chicjennie(f): 12:38am On Nov 09|
Please I want to add...
In order to obtain the CIMA designation, ICAN members would be required to pay the sum of N400,000 (to write the Strategic Case study Exam) if they possess a minimum of 5 years post ICAN work experience while those that have below 5 years post ICAN work experience would be required to pay N630,000.
This was why I stated that the ACCA option was approximately 50% cheaper for those that would be required to pay N630,000 in order to obtain the CIMA certificate.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by behati: 1:33am On Nov 09|
Chicjennie:Just to add that there are ACCA centres in other province. Also, there is an option of paying for a special unlisted centre in any city.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by softandmoist(f): 1:51am On Nov 09|
There's a Catholic Church next to me here. The priest is a Nigerian and many Nigerians attend. It's on Broad Street North 8th Avenue.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by amokemi(m): 1:58am On Nov 09|
What's been happening here? Been about a year since i checked in here. Hope our Canadian dreams are coming through?
For folks in Winnipeg, especially those experiencing their first winter, hope you enjoyed today's weather?
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by amokemi(m): 2:05am On Nov 09|
I'm in your shoe, even though I have given up on going back into Agriculture. Since you don't have experience in Agric Econs, i will say you may want to consider going back to school as a way of entering that sector. Agriculture is HUGE in Canada and its not something you can enter without having the necessary qualifications/experience.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by IntellectualMum: 3:25am On Nov 09|
Its been 2 weeks of adventure since we landed. It actually feels longer, because each day has new challenges to be conquered. There have been so many helpful people(angels) God placed in our path. These are some of the things I have experienced and gotten done in the last two weeks.
Google Maps is your friend! Power bank (for your phone) is your 2nd friend!!. There are buses and a good subway network, we use google maps to navigate where we are trying to go. Google maps here works slightly differently, it keeps re-routing you especially when you miss a bus or a stop. It comes up with a new "best route" based on traffic situation, and the next available bus. We have gotten lost so many times . Sometimes when we get on a bus, after like 2 stops we realize that we should have been going in the other direction . Whenever I get on a bus, before dropping my $3:25 I confirm that the driver will be passing through my stop. Also, I will recommend you have a power bank because you don't want your phone to die while you are in transit. This happened to us. Many thanks to fellow immigrants from Cameroon, who allowed us used their phone and waited with us till we were picked up.I guess getting lost is part of the process of becoming familiar with our new environment.
This one was a tough nut to crack o, as we didn't have most of the requirements(credit score,payslip, job letter e.t.c). We didn't want basement, because its usually more cold than in an apartment. However, getting a basement is cheaper and easier because most times you will be dealing directly with the landlord. This way you can negotiate the requirement. Getting an apartment in an apartment building is dealing with a system. They just tell you what it required, no story. We were blessed to have a family member offer to stand in as a guarantor. This is difficult to ask anyone to do because it means if for any reason you can't pay, they will take the money from the guarantor's account . This rental people are gangster. The guarantor has to submit very personal stuffs that some people may not want to share. The guarantor was required to get a letter from their employer(showing salary and how long the person has worked there), credit score, payslip, and property tax form (if they own the home, or a form for their landlord to sign).
We just search on websites like Padmapper.com,Torontorentals.com and viewit.com. Then call each property you see that matches your specs because sometimes what you see online and what they tell you don't match. We ensure we book multiple viewing for every outing, this way we are able to go through more options. Also, ask you family and friend about a particular area before you settle for it.
We finally signed the lease for an apartment on the 13th day after arrival .
Ontario Health Insurance
We couldn't do this immediately we landed because they require 3 pieces of ID. Photo ID(passport), Copr, lease ,driving licence or some other things I can't remember. We had only 2 of those before we signed the lease but after we did, we were able to get this done at service ontario. It was easy peazy.
We could not enroll the kids in school without having a proof of address. One school did say that if you are staying with family or friends you can have them draw up a lease that you are staying with them and the duration. However, this will only work if you plan to rent in the same neighborhood. Moving to another neighborhood means starting the process again. We always asked about schools in the area whenever we went viewing apartment. This way you can google and learn more about the schools in the area. We plan to register them as as soon as we move in. The schools generally requires Birth certificate,immunization records, baptismal certificate(catholic school), lease(proof of address), and copr ( proof of status)
The money matter in canada is not funny o. Things are wayyyyy more expensive here than in the US, I write it because this hit me hard o. Shopping in the US for me is always fun because the deals are unbelievable but canada is not like that o. Even walmart was not smiling. The hst tax is 13%, meaning whenever you see a price tag just add 13%. I was even looking forward to black friday to help my case, a family member that has been here a long time said to me "it doesn't change much". No Ross, No Burlington, No target, No Jcpenny and No Macy's o. We purchased winter Jackets from carters for the kids, it cost $130 each . winter boots for the kids at $60 (winners). We went to a store called sail and we saw a winter jacket for men at $500 . I don't even want to compare it to shopping in Nigeria because the currency value already makes it expensive. You definitely need the POF,its a must. There is also the Flip side, which is being the one offering the goods or service and receiving the $$$$ (business people alert). I am still in love with Toronto sha.
I haven't started looking yet. Can't wait .
Fill Rc66 and Rc66sch form (google and download)
submit with copy of copr
The address to submit to is on the forms. choose the one closest to you.
call 18003871193, for more info.
Its been a training in resilience, mental strength, use of will, humility and Faith (not knowing but trusting and believing). I wouldn't change a thing .
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by einsteino(m): 3:36am On Nov 09|
ontarioissauga:choi! If I had that score na Aussie for get me o. cos na the lower IELTS requirement spur me to switch to Canada express entry
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by ontarioissauga: 3:40am On Nov 09|
einsteino:Yeah, I still don't know fully why folks prefer Australia first. Any ideas?
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by einsteino(m): 3:57am On Nov 09|
eh not needing to volunteer for cryogenic freezing? isn't that reason enough?
On a more serious note, their pay is higher and if you live in a city like Toronto, the living expenses is just as much as that of Australia's. So for those who are hell bent on staying in expensive Vancouver for what arctic Canada has made us now think is nice weather, why not just go to Aussie? cost about the same to live there and you earn higher than you can in Canada; go surfing on Christmas rather than skiing...Also, from what I have heard, immigrants in my profession, Engineering, seem to have it easier in Australia.
but eh no regrets, I like canada for the way Nigerians are ubiquitous here. lastly, I have already made a cheap holiday plan for the U.S that I wouldn't have been able to do if I were living in that extragalactica country called Australia.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by einsteino(m): 4:04am On Nov 09|
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by ontarioissauga: 4:06am On Nov 09|
einsteino:OK stuff, scorpions, spiders, snakes, sharks and crocs etc don't have anything on the higher bucks. I got it. The weather too.. Closer to or hotter than ours. Pheew.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by threadstone(m): 5:41am On Nov 09|
You mean this weather?? No unnecessary trips out except when needed.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by vascey(m): 6:28am On Nov 09|
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 6:52am On Nov 09|
mikkyphp thanks for this wonderful information.
-did you eventually incorporate?
-was it a better option, comparing the take-home pay with T4?
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