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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by stonecoldcafe: 7:36am On Nov 09
eclectic139:


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.

Very Interested in this. I just sent a PM
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Chicjennie(f): 7:49am On Nov 09
behati:
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.

This is nice. However, I believe it would be more convenient writing it in Nigeria when one has better time to study and materials could be gotten ridiculously cheap. One can however continue writing exams from there.

Have you read the requirements for obtaining the CPA designation for internationally trained accountants without any Mutual Recognised Agreement from either CIMA or ACCA? You would almost give up. The requirements are crazy!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by brendaduta: 9:51am On Nov 09
Hello,

Thanks alot for sharing the information. My husband intends to register with the HR professional body and write the exams when we land in Canada. Since we're still in Nigeria, pls I'd appreciate if I can get soft copies of study materials to prepare for the NKE exams. Can I PM you ?

Cc: @ballerz @yimiton @britiko

britiko:


I'm in HR and in Toronto.
To be relevant in this field you need to write the certification exams like Cke 1&2 to be a Certified Human Resource Professional. That will be your starting point and you can move up from there....
You could also do other certifications depending on ur area of expertise such as payroll certifications, compensation and benefits, etc


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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chizilulu(f): 10:11am On Nov 09
Steez55:
Hello guys, please I called Mr Sule for this FRSC Driving Records letter and he said i should send a mail to their e-mail address and also state who the letter should be addressed to. So my question to those that have successfully gotten the letter, please who should it be addressed to?


info@frsc.gov.ng

It is on page 364 of this thread

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Influential101: 10:37am On Nov 09
Chicjennie:
I'm also in your shoes. I decided to opt for ACCA option instead due to the following:

1. While Ontario accepts CIMA in the MRA for internationally trained accountants into CPA, Alberta does not.
2. I'm unsure about what CPA means by "completion of the *full* CIMA programme to be eligible.
3. ACCA's cut-off is 50% compared to CIMA that is 60%.
4. The ACCA option is cost effective as it is about 50% cheaper than the CIMA option.
5. The requirements to obtain the CPA designation with ACCA is less complex and more straightforward.
6. ACCA is more recognised worldwide than CIMA.

The only Con is that one gets to write 4 papers to obtain the ACCA qualification unlike CIMA that requires candidates to write only 1 paper. But trust me.. that one paper would be loaded!

If you have any objection to the above, please let me know.

Cheers..


Hi, please kindly confirm where you saw that CIMA doesn't have MRA with CPA Alberta. . Because I can clearly see CIMA on their website here: https://www.cpaalberta.ca/Become-a-CPA/Internationally-Trained-Individuals/MRAs
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by mcstan18(m): 1:30pm On Nov 09
ontarioissauga:

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.

grin grin grin Those things kill less people in a decade than herdsmen do in one vicious attack

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by mcstan18(m): 1:31pm On Nov 09
vascey:
Try acowtancy.com

Where one is called an idiot for flunking a question?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by ontarioissauga: 1:39pm On Nov 09
mcstan18:


grin grin grin Those things kill less people in a decade than herdsmen do in one vicious attack
Or guns in the US.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by britiko: 1:55pm On Nov 09
brendaduta:
Hello,

Thanks alot for sharing the information. My husband intends to register with the HR professional body and write the exams when we land in Canada. Since we're still in Nigeria, pls I'd appreciate if I can get soft copies of study materials to prepare for the NKE exams. Can I PM you ?

Cc: @ballerz @yimiton @britiko


Different provinces have their HR governing associations. For ontario, its HRPA.
He can gather info on the website as regards becoming a member and certificatiom exams.
Wrote my certification over 4 yrs ago so i dont av soft copies. Also exam requirement differ for all provinces most esp Quebec.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Boss13: 2:23pm On Nov 09
Ifywhyteman:
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

You go go back naija be that Na or find Nigerian Pentecostal churches attend

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by mikkyphp(m): 2:50pm On Nov 09
Merovingian:


mikkyphp thanks for this wonderful information.
-did you eventually incorporate?
-was it a better option, comparing the take-home pay with T4?
No. I got a better full time employment, so I later declined their offer.

As per negotiation, for INC, negotiate much higher because you handle your benefits, tax etc yourself. T4 is a normal contract employment where statutory deductions(tax etc) are done before you get your final pay.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by agates: 3:33pm On Nov 09
uchepixy:


Which ones and why?

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by jelmusboy(m): 4:06pm On Nov 09
Can someone please upload a picture of a correct winter jacket that can withstand -50°C cold. smiley

Seeing so many here in Naija but don't know which one to go for

Treat as urgent pls

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 4:49pm On Nov 09
jelmusboy:
Can someone please upload a picture of a correct winter jacket that can withstand -50°C cold. smiley

Treat as urgent pls
A clarion call to einsteino to pls share pictures of your arsenal of winter gears

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 4:54pm On Nov 09
mikkyphp:

No. I got a better full time employment, so I later declined their offer.
Ok thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Guitarlife: 5:46pm On Nov 09
jelmusboy:
Can someone please upload a picture of a correct winter jacket that can withstand -50°C cold. smiley

Seeing so many here in Naija but don't know which one to go for

Treat as urgent pls
You have to plan to layer, dont gi about thinking you can always have 1 jacket. get lots of sweaters and cardigans that you can layer with.

and ensure you have a water resistant jacket. they usually come with a hood but you cant be wearing raincoat or outdoor wear all the time.

Google parkers its a standard type of jacket for cold seasons.

For a man sweaters and cardigans is the bomb. Picture Pep Guardiola with a these layers.

thermal top...shirt....cardigan....suit....Jacktet.....(and if cold persists) another over all jacket.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by brendaduta: 9:01pm On Nov 09
Ok ....thanks alot
We've checked the website and the requirements for HR in Saskatchewan, just only needed materials to prepare ahead. I appreciate the response

britiko:


Different provinces have their HR governing associations. For ontario, its HRPA.
He can gather info on the website as regards becoming a member and certificatiom exams.
Wrote my certification over 4q yrs ago so i dont av soft copies. Also exam requirement differ for all provinces most esp Quebec.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Chicjennie(f): 9:05pm On Nov 09
Influential101:
Hi, please kindly confirm where you saw that CIMA doesn't have MRA with CPA Alberta. . Because I can clearly see CIMA on their website here: https://www.cpaalberta.ca/Become-a-CPA/Internationally-Trained-Individuals/MRAs

I believe this is a new development cos at the time I wrote this, I called the customer service at CPA Alberta. They further told me that not all provinces accept CIMA. However, it is stated clearly that all provinces accept ACCA except Quebec. You would also notice that the conversion process with ACCA is easier than CIMA but the thought of writing only 1 paper to obtain CIMA is the catchment.

I'm only advising that it is better one writes ACCA to play safe because CPA would require your transcript from CIMA and once they see that you were exempted all papers except the Case Study exam, it is left for the registrar to decide. We are yet to hear from someone who obtained CPA through this ICAN-CIMA Pathway to guide us.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by eclectic139: 12:21am On Nov 10
wholesomegrace:


Hi, please can I PM you so that I can send you my email? Thanks
Yeah you can. Not very conversant with nairaland process for sending email, but a few pple requested to send me an email somehow and I got it in mail box.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by eclectic139: 1:55am On Nov 10
Abeg who knows if we can cargo vitafoam to Canada? The cost mattress don taya me.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by eclectic139: 5:08am On Nov 10
Please I noticed some people sent me emails. I didn't see them in my main inbox, so they are probably in my junk folder. Will check them out once I get off work. Apologies for the delayed response.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by dustydee: 7:02am On Nov 10
eclectic139:
Abeg who knows if we can cargo vitafoam to Canada? The cost mattress don taya me.
shocked
But your PoF should be enough to buy some of these things now, at least not too expensive ones if you don't want to eat deep into your savings. But the better the quality the longer it is likely to last.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by jelmusboy(m): 7:43am On Nov 10
Is it cost effective to do? Make I know sharply before I give out my solid mattress

eclectic139:
Abeg who knows if we can cargo vitafoam to Canada? The cost mattress don taya me.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by simiolu1(m): 11:12am On Nov 10
einsteino:
lol no be say i be pastor or priest sef... mehn I just



Someone once recounted how her work colleagues(in Canada) were talking about getting someone to sleep with their wife while they watch. In truth, we all have one fantasy or the other, but in my eyes, theirs lean more to absurdities. Anyways, I have never had the crave to date white women. I just find African ladies way more attractive. In future I may meet a white whose personality may get me hooked on but as for looks, majority of them are bland. I know it may not make sense as most of our guys dream of dating even Asians.

wait sef, since them born me, I never ever see chinese babe wey go well, not even in movies! Jokes apart, bros rizin am, you don ever see chinese wey set?

Baba if you see Asian wey set, I promise you say she go over-set. I saw one while working with a Chinese firm. We were on lunch break when she arrived at the reception. Let's just say every guy in the reception didn't remain the same. We all looked at her more than twice.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by simiolu1(m): 11:30am On Nov 10
Akinwole007:
I plan migrating to Canada soon, though I plan on starting the process next year. I have been thinking of switching profession to IT here in nigeria to help in terms of work expedience before migrating.
Am considering two areas in IT Oracle Database Administator or Data Science/Big Data(The future of IT like it's been said). Which of these two will be the best career path in Canada?
Thanks

Big Data... But you would have to pick Python, R or both as a programming language.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by dustydee: 12:14pm On Nov 10
simiolu1:


Baba if you see Asian wey set, I promise you say she go over-set. I saw one while working with a Chinese firm. We were on lunch break when she arrived at the reception. Let's just say every guy in the reception didn't remain the same. We all looked at her more than twice.

True. The most beautiful girl I have ever seen in my life is an Indian girl in a shopping mall in 2012.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Akinwole007: 1:10pm On Nov 10
Thanks
simiolu1:


Big Data... But you would have to pick Python, R or both as a programming language.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by mikkyphp(m): 3:19pm On Nov 10
Akinwole007:
Thanks
Please note recruiters here like to see 3 things:

1. Work Experience in your chosen field(in your case: Big Data/ Analytics/ Data Science)
2. Relevant Industry
3. Specific skills and or Tools e.g SQL, Python, R, Machine learning, Tableau, KNIME

Recruiters will contact you based on these. When they call you they will need you to demonstrate expertise and talk about projects you worked on. Also expect more of that and technical tests in the face to face interviews.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by CookieLyon: 4:06pm On Nov 10
Hi Guys, thanks for all this valuable info on this thread. I’m looking to move to Canada mid next year but I’m having difficulties deciding on which city to live in. Hubby is a pharmacist and I’m an accountant and one of my criteria for a city to live in would be where pharmaceutical head offices and finance firms are situated so hubby and I can have great career prospects. Toronto seems like the easy choice but it’s quite expensive and I’d prefer another city with the same criteria I’m looking for. I’m also looking for a city that’s warm. I really don’t like the cold and will like to avoid it as much as possible.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by mikkyphp(m): 5:07pm On Nov 10
CookieLyon:
Hi Guys, thanks for all this valuable info on this thread. I’m looking to move to Canada mid next year but I’m having difficulties deciding on which city to live in. Hubby is a pharmacist and I’m an accountant and one of my criteria for a city to live in would be where pharmaceutical head offices and finance firms are situated so hubby and I can have great career prospects. Toronto seems like the easy choice but it’s quite expensive and I’d prefer another city with the same criteria I’m looking for. I’m also looking for a city that’s warm. I really don’t like the cold and will like to avoid it as much as possible.
how expensive is expensive? sometimes, you may need to make the best decision for yourself per time. You can live in Toronto or surrounding cities to maximize your opportunities...North york, Brampton, Mississauga, Scarborough...but dont make decisions solely on cost!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by salford1: 5:25pm On Nov 10
CookieLyon:
Hi Guys, thanks for all this valuable info on this thread. I’m looking to move to Canada mid next year but I’m having difficulties deciding on which city to live in. Hubby is a pharmacist and I’m an accountant and one of my criteria for a city to live in would be where pharmaceutical head offices and finance firms are situated so hubby and I can have great career prospects. Toronto seems like the easy choice but it’s quite expensive and I’d prefer another city with the same criteria I’m looking for. I’m also looking for a city that’s warm. I really don’t like the cold and will like to avoid it as much as possible.
You don't like cold and you want to move to Canada...?
Oh well. As per your criteria, substitute cities would be Montreal or Vancouver based on what you want. These cities too have their disadvantages.
Montreal: Cold and French speaking.
Vancouver: warmer weather; however, it is very expensive, probably more than Toronto.
Toronto and area might still be the most attractive choice based on your criteria.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by simiolu1(m): 6:47pm On Nov 10
dustydee:


True. The most beautiful girl I have ever seen in my life is an Indian girl in a shopping mall in 2012. I had to tell my wife, unfortunately I am not sure if she caught a glimpse of her.

Your wife must be a rare breed! Acknowledging that you saw someone more beautiful than her and she didn't make a fuss out of it

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