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Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by WEZXCO: 6:15pm On Oct 20, 2017
Hello everyone,
Given the limited information available on Nigerians applying for PR, this post shares my experience. Hopefully it will help someone. I have tried to detail each step, apologies for the lengthy post.
To set the context with which I was applying. I was a 34 year old male in a family of 4 and applied as the primary applicant for my family via the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) category. We are Nigerian citizens living in Lagos.

Verify Eligibility:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/ctc-vac/getting-started.asp see if it is worth embarking on this journey. This is for reference only and no immigration decision is made based on your answers.

Preparation to enter the EE pool:
Before entering the EE pool, you must get two things in place, Education Credential Assessment and International English Language Test System.

ECA: Used World Education Services (WES) (see http://www.wes.org/ca) for our evaluations because it seemed to be the quickest and cheapest. We sent copies of our degree certificates to WES (DHL), for the sake of speed and traceability. We also applied for our universities to send academic transcripts directly to WES (WES supplies a form that you give to the faculty office with the relevant information). WES indicated 20 working days to degree evaluation. It took about this time before I got an email saying my verification was on hold pending a verification response from my Nigerian University on my degree. Typically, that took almost 4 months!!
I have a BSc from a Nigerian university and MSc from a UK university. My wife has a BA from a Nigerian university and MSc from a UK university. These were evaluated at an equivalent level by WES.
Courier to WES –N14000. Package containing two labelled envelopes with certificates for each of us.
Transcript request and courier to WES - around N16100 (my Nigerian University), other schools were free.
Degree conversion cost - 200 CAD each
Delivery fee - 7 CAD each (I chose standard delivery to a US address. Courier delivery is 85 CAD if time is an issue)

Language test:
My wife and I did the IELTS English test. Book at: https://ielts.britishcouncil.org/Default.aspx or visit the British Council Office. A PR application requires the "General Training" version. We did the tests in Lagos at the earliest dates available based on our work schedules. Results take 13 days to be released, we picked them up at the British Council Office in Ikoyi.
Test dates – 03Dec16 (myself) and 21Jan17 (wife), got our results 13 days later respectively.
Test costs – N52000 (myself, booked before Oct’16) and N68000 (wife, new price from Oct’16)

Entering the Express Entry pool:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/e-services/mycic.asp. You need to create an express entry profile and then a job bank profile before you are accepted into the EE pool. I would stress at this point that you are straight forward and truthful. Do not state anything you cannot verify with proof. It may likely come back to bite you later on.
We entered the pool with a CRS score of 453 on 03Feb17. We were initially disappointed because the 25Jan17 pool was 453 and we had missed it. Thankfully, the next draw CRS on 08Feb17 was 447.

Invitation to Apply (ITA): I received my invitation to apply on 08Feb17. After you receive an ITA, once you log in to your Express Entry profile, you will have two buttons: *Continue Application OR *Decline Invitation
Note: You will have 90 days from ITA to submit your PR application electronically with all supporting documents. If you feel that you will not be able to provide all the documents in 90 days, you can decline the ITA any time before the expiry of 90 days and you will be back in the pool. In the case you decline your ITA, then you will be eligible to be invited again provided you meet the next CRS cut-off score.

Once you click Continue Application, you will be taken to pages similar to your Express Entry forms that you filled. This is where the real work starts! This page would have all the information carried forward from your Express Entry profile and you also need to fill up Address History, Personal History and Travel History for each family member listed in the application.

DOCUMENT CHECKLIST

In order to submit the application, a medical and a police clearance certificate must be done. One also has to get proof of funds, proof of work experience, proof of education, digital photograph, and scans of passport data page, visas and custom stamps.
Post completion of each section, the system would generate a personal document checklist based on the information submitted by you in the previous pages. My document checklist for a family of four (FSW) without any Canadian relatives looked like this:

Primary Applicant
Marriage License/Certificate; Police Certificates (Multiple); Employment Records; Offer of Employment; Proof of Means of Financial Support; Education Diplomas/Degrees and WES evaluation; Proof of Medical Exam; Digital Photo; Letter of Employment; Passports/Travel Documents (Multiple); Letter of Explanation (optional)

Spouse
Police Certificates (Multiple); Employment Records; Legal change of Name documents; Proof of Medical Exam; Digital Photo; Passports/Travel Documents (Multiple)

Child (ren)
Passports/Travel Documents (Multiple); Birth Registration/Certificate; Proof of Medical Exam; Digital Photo

Note: You should meet the requirements specified for each supporting document to be submitted. Better to exceed requirements where possible to avoid refusal or delay. Do not assume partial information would be figured out, explain like you want a 7 year old to understand so there are no misconceptions. Some documents especially POF may have as many as 50 pages altogether for one file. Fortunately, you can use a minimum of 100dpi (dots per inch) resolution when scanning to be able to merge more pages. There are lots of free pdf merging websites like PDF Merge. File size limit is 4MB. The digital photo however must be at least 600 pixels per inch.

Police clearance:
Nigerian Police certificates only have a 3 month validity, so it should be one of the last things you get prior to submission. You can get one the same day (within a couple of hours), just get to Alagbon Ikoyi early.
A police clearance certificate is required for every country, other than Canada, that the primary applicant, spouse and kids over 18 have lived in for six months or more in total within the past 10 years. In total means cumulatively. In our case, we had to also get from the UK. Check your travel history, some countries take up to 14 weeks to give one. Cost – N6500 and £80 each.

Medical:
We used The Children’s Practice in Ikoyi, Lagos. Take passport photographs and two copies of passport data page for each family member to the clinic. One can find a CIC approved physician to perform the medical at http://www.cic.gc.ca/pp-md/pp-list.aspx
The physician enters all your medical results onto an online system which the CIC has access to, so we never actually saw our results. You could ask for them if you want though. You just need a "Proof of medical" form (or the IMM 1017B upfront medical report form) from the physician which you upload during the application.
Cost – N28025 per family member. Date of medical – 06Mar17

Proof of funds:
One has to prove that you have the minimum required funds, in my case for a family of 4 (see http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/funds.asp). These funds have to be readily available, so can't be in the form of property or the like. I got my bank to provide their letterhead indicating when I opened my accounts with them. I also printed out 6 months of statements (with the branch stamp on each page) for each account. I scanned in all these with a cover page summarizing what I had in each account. I also included statements from my foreign US account.
There have been cases where an application was refused because the required funds were "gifted" to the applicant a relative/sponsor. I am not 100% sure but I think one can have funds gifted to you, but you have to prove the money is not borrowed. Get the gift notarized. In your letter of explanation, have a financial section to explain with detail every major deposit that is not usual income with proof.

Proof of work experience:
The CIC requires proof of your current and previous work experience. This is reflected by a reference letter and pay slips (where available) from your current and previous employers.
The reference letters should adhere to the following:
• Printed on the company letterhead.
• Company’s contact information (address, telephone number, and email address).
• The signature and/or business card of either your immediate supervisor or personnel officer.
• All positions held at the company and current Job title.
• Duties and responsibilities (must match those specified by the National Occupation Classification (NOC) (see http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/noc.asp) on your application because a few applicants claim they were rejected because these did not match).
• Dates worked for the company.
• Number of hours worked per week. (To evaluate your hours against a 40hr work week).
• Annual salary and benefits. All the documents should be scanned into a single file (a separate file for each work experience if you have more than one)

Proof of Education:
Here we scanned each person’s degree certificates and WES evaluations into a single PDF file. A common mistake is uploading only WES evaluations, it seems the CIC actually want a copy of your degree certificates also.

Digital Photo:
The specifications for the digital photo are as specified here. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/pdf/5445EB-e.pdf

Passports/Travel Documents:
We scanned the data page and pages containing Visas and custom stamps that we had received in the past for both current and expired passports. I scanned all passport pages into a PDF file and uploaded (not sure you have to upload your expired passports, I did just in case).

Application:
Many of the fields in the application are carried over from the application to the EE pool, but there is still quite a lot of information to be filled in. Immediate Family Members, Address history, Personal History and Travel History to name a few. After all the forms have been filled in the above mentioned documents need to be uploaded.

Payment:
After the application is complete you can submit and arrive at the payment page. You have the option of paying the processing fee and the Right of permanent residency (RPRF) fee, or just paying the processing fee. If you pay just the processing fee you will be requested to pay the RPRF at a later stage when your application has progressed further. I paid both fees anyway in an effort to save time.
I used my US bank card to make this payment, you would have to figure how to pay from Nigeria with all the restrictions.
Processing fee – 550 CAD for each adult
RPRF – 490 CAD for each adult
RPRF – 150 CAD for each child
Application submitted – 07-Mar with a total of 2,380 CAD paid.

Submission and Waiting:
All you do from here is wait and check your MyCIC account for status changes. Join forums like canadavisa.com to link up with other applicants and see what the progress is like for those who submitted around the same time. The Immitracker website is also a good resource and there are WhatsApp groups for discussions. People also order GCMS notes after waiting a while.

Acknowledgment of receipt (AOR) -
The AOR is a letter that is sent to the MyCIC account. You'll get an email indicating that there is an unread message in your MyCIC account. You then have to log in and download the message as a PDF file.
I received my AOR one day after my application was submitted, 08-Mar. Some people receive this a few minutes after submission, others a couple days afterwards.

Medical Passed - 03-May

Background Check:
This changed from “Not Applicable (NA)” to “Next Step to conduct BG Check (NBG)” aka IP1- 03-May
“Next Step to conduct BG Check” to “Not Applicable (NA)” aka NA2– 06-May
“Not Applicable” to "We are processing your background check" aka IP2- 27-Sep

Passport Request (PPR) – Received as a notification for a new message in my MyCIC account on 28-Sep Note though, some people have received their PPR directly via email.
As far as I know, PPR indicates your application is pretty much approved and complete. All that remains is for CIC to stick in your single-entry Visa and issue a “Confirmation of Permanent Residence” (COPR).
Instructions were to send our passports to High Commission of Canada in Ghana along with a completed IMM0008 form, Updated Height and Eye Color Chart and recent passport photos (stamped by photo studio). Make sure you download the updated IMM0008 form from the CIC website, some people had theirs returned because they used old forms. The instructions recommend (not insist) submitting by courier with a pre-paid return envelope. However, DHL advised that we submit our passports one-way (No return envelope) and wait for notification from Ghana. My wife and I were emailed that our passports were ready for collection. We authorized DHL to pick them up as soon as we received the email.
Date passports sent – 29-Sep
Cost of Passports Courier to Ghana VFS – N 19,575
Date passport received by VFS – 02-Oct
Application approved status on MyCIC profile – 06-Oct (Passports stamped)
Email notification for passport collection received – 10-Oct
DHL authorized to pick up passports from Ghana VFS – 11-Oct, Cost of Courier - N 20,221
Received stamped passports and Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CPR) forms – 17-Oct

Timeline summary
ITA received – Feb 08; App submitted – Mar 07; AOR – Mar 08; Meds passed – May 03; BG check "IP2" – Sep 27;
PPR - Sep 28; Passports sent - Sep 29; App "Approved" – Oct 06; Passports returned – Oct-17 (223 days post AOR).

Total cost of Express Entry (so you get an idea what you are getting into financially)
IELTS test – N 120,000 (for 2 adults)
Degree Transcript request and courier - N 31,000.
WES ECA - 400 CAD, Delivery - 14 CAD (I chose standard delivery. Courier delivery is 85 CAD each) (for 2)
Police Report – N13, 000 and £160 (for 2 adults)
Medical – N128, 100 (for 4)
Application Processing fee – 1100 CAD (For 2 adults) and RPRF – 1280 CAD (for 4: 2*490 + 2*150)
Passport Photos – N 6,000
Passport submission to VFS – N 17,575
Courier of passport back from VFS –N 20,221
Total cost of application - N 1,216,568 (Approximating 1 CAD = N 288, 1GBP = N 475 bank rate).
On top of the total cost one obviously still needs the minimum required funds for the required 6 months duration available to you.

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Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by Skypeaceconsult: 7:07pm On Oct 20, 2017
Well explained...Inspired to taking a step..will need your step by step guide.
Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by Ctemi(f): 1:46am On Oct 21, 2017
Congrat bro, wish u and ur family safe trip.
Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by WEZXCO: 7:39am On Oct 21, 2017
Ctemi:
Congrat bro, wish u and ur family safe trip.
Thanks Ctemi.
Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by Goldenegg: 12:30pm On Oct 21, 2017
Big congrats. I rejoice with you and your entire family. I pray that God will do it for me too in Jesus name, Amen.

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Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by mavinc4u(f): 5:29pm On Oct 21, 2017
. Given the limited information available on Nigerians applying for PR, this post shares my experience. Hopefully it will help someone. I have tried to detail each step, apologies for the lengthy post.
To set the context with which I was applying. I was a 34 year old male in a family of 4 and applied as the primary applicant for my family via the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) category. We are Nigerian citizens living in Lagos.

Verify Eligibility:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/ctc-vac/getting-started.asp see if it is worth embarking on this journey. This is for reference only and no immigration decision is made based on your answers.

Preparation to enter the EE pool:
Before entering the EE pool, you must get two things in place, Education Credential Assessment and International English Language Test System.

ECA: Used World Education Services (WES) (see http://www.wes.org/ca) for our evaluations because it seemed to be the quickest and cheapest. We sent copies of our degree certificates to WES (DHL), for the sake of speed and traceability. We also applied for our universities to send academic transcripts directly to WES (WES supplies a form that you give to the faculty office with the relevant information). WES indicated 20 working days to degree evaluation. It took about this time before I got an email saying my verification was on hold pending a verification response from my Nigerian University on my degree. Typically, that took almost 4 months!!
I have a BSc from a Nigerian university and MSc from a UK university. My wife has a BA from a Nigerian university and MSc from a UK university. These were evaluated at an equivalent level by WES.
Courier to WES –N14000. Package containing two labelled envelopes with certificates for each of us.
Transcript request and courier to WES - around N16100 (my Nigerian University), other schools were free.
Degree conversion cost - 200 CAD each
Delivery fee - 7 CAD each (I chose standard delivery to a US address. Courier delivery is 85 CAD if time is an issue)

Language test:
My wife and I did the IELTS English test. Book at: https://ielts.britishcouncil.org/Default.aspx or visit the British Council Office. A PR application requires the "General Training" version. We did the tests in Lagos at the earliest dates available based on our work schedules. Results take 13 days to be released, we picked them up at the British Council Office in Ikoyi.
Test dates – 03Dec16 (myself) and 21Jan17 (wife), got our results 13 days later respectively.
Test costs – N52000 (myself, booked before Oct’16) and N68000 (wife, new price from Oct’16)

Entering the Express Entry pool:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/e-services/mycic.asp. You need to create an express entry profile and then a job bank profile before you are accepted into the EE pool. I would stress at this point that you are straight forward and truthful. Do not state anything you cannot verify with proof. It may likely come back to bite you later on.
We entered the pool with a CRS score of 453 on 03Feb17. We were initially disappointed because the 25Jan17 pool was 453 and we had missed it. Thankfully, the next draw CRS on 08Feb17 was 447.

Invitation to Apply (ITA): I received my invitation to apply on 08Feb17. After you receive an ITA, once you log in to your Express Entry profile, you will have two buttons: *Continue Application OR *Decline Invitation
Note: You will have 90 days from ITA to submit your PR application electronically with all supporting documents. If you feel that you will not be able to provide all the documents in 90 days, you can decline the ITA any time before the expiry of 90 days and you will be back in the pool. In the case you decline your ITA, then you will be eligible to be invited again provided you meet the next CRS cut-off score.

Once you click Continue Application, you will be taken to pages similar to your Express Entry forms that you filled. This is where the real work starts! This page would have all the information carried forward from your Express Entry profile and you also need to fill up Address History, Personal History and Travel History for each family member listed in the application.

DOCUMENT CHECKLIST

In order to submit the application, a medical and a police clearance certificate must be done. One also has to get proof of funds, proof of work experience, proof of education, digital photograph, and scans of passport data page, visas and custom stamps.
Post completion of each section, the system would generate a personal document checklist based on the information submitted by you in the previous pages. My document checklist for a family of four (FSW) without any Canadian relatives looked like this:

Primary Applicant
Marriage License/Certificate; Police Certificates (Multiple); Employment Records; Offer of Employment; Proof of Means of Financial Support; Education Diplomas/Degrees and WES evaluation; Proof of Medical Exam; Digital Photo; Letter of Employment; Passports/Travel Documents (Multiple); Letter of Explanation (optional)

Spouse
Police Certificates (Multiple); Employment Records; Legal change of Name documents; Proof of Medical Exam; Digital Photo; Passports/Travel Documents (Multiple)

Child (ren)
Passports/Travel Documents (Multiple); Birth Registration/Certificate; Proof of Medical Exam; Digital Photo

Note: You should meet the requirements specified for each supporting document to be submitted. Better to exceed requirements where possible to avoid refusal or delay. Do not assume partial information would be figured out, explain like you want a 7 year old to understand so there are no misconceptions. Some documents especially POF may have as many as 50 pages altogether for one file. Fortunately, you can use a minimum of 100dpi (dots per inch) resolution when scanning to be able to merge more pages. There are lots of free pdf merging websites like PDF Merge. File size limit is 4MB. The digital photo however must be at least 600 pixels per inch.

Police clearance:
Nigerian Police certificates only have a 3 month validity, so it should be one of the last things you get prior to submission. You can get one the same day (within a couple of hours), just get to Alagbon Ikoyi early.
A police clearance certificate is required for every country, other than Canada, that the primary applicant, spouse and kids over 18 have lived in for six months or more in total within the past 10 years. In total means cumulatively. In our case, we had to also get from the UK. Check your travel history, some countries take up to 14 weeks to give one. Cost – N6500 and £80 each.

Medical:
We used The Children’s Practice in Ikoyi, Lagos. Take passport photographs and two copies of passport data page for each family member to the clinic. One can find a CIC approved physician to perform the medical at http://www.cic.gc.ca/pp-md/pp-list.aspx
The physician enters all your medical results onto an online system which the CIC has access to, so we never actually saw our results. You could ask for them if you want though. You just need a "Proof of medical" form (or the IMM 1017B upfront medical report form) from the physician which you upload during the application.
Cost – N28025 per family member. Date of medical – 06Mar17

Proof of funds:
One has to prove that you have the minimum required funds, in my case for a family of 4 (see http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/funds.asp). These funds have to be readily available, so can't be in the form of property or the like. I got my bank to provide their letterhead indicating when I opened my accounts with them. I also printed out 6 months of statements (with the branch stamp on each page) for each account. I scanned in all these with a cover page summarizing what I had in each account. I also included statements from my foreign US account.
There have been cases where an application was refused because the required funds were "gifted" to the applicant a relative/sponsor. I am not 100% sure but I think one can have funds gifted to you, but you have to prove the money is not borrowed. Get the gift notarized. In your letter of explanation, have a financial section to explain with detail every major deposit that is not usual income with proof.

Proof of work experience:
The CIC requires proof of your current and previous work experience. This is reflected by a reference letter and pay slips (where available) from your current and previous employers.
The reference letters should adhere to the following:
• Printed on the company letterhead.
• Company’s contact information (address, telephone number, and email address).
• The signature and/or business card of either your immediate supervisor or personnel officer.
• All positions held at the company and current Job title.
• Duties and responsibilities (must match those specified by the National Occupation Classification (NOC) (see http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/noc.asp) on your application because a few applicants claim they were rejected because these did not match).
• Dates worked for the company.
• Number of hours worked per week. (To evaluate your hours against a 40hr work week).
• Annual salary and benefits. All the documents should be scanned into a single file (a separate file for each work experience if you have more than one)

Proof of Education:
Here we scanned each person’s degree certificates and WES evaluations into a single PDF file. A common mistake is uploading only WES evaluations, it seems the CIC actually want a copy of your degree certificates also.

Digital Photo:
The specifications for the digital photo are as specified here. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/pdf/5445EB-e.pdf

Passports/Travel Documents:
We scanned the data page and pages containing Visas and custom stamps that we had received in the past for both current and expired passports. I scanned all passport pages into a PDF file and uploaded (not sure you have to upload your expired passports, I did just in case).

Application:
Many of the fields in the application are carried over from the application to the EE pool, but there is still quite a lot of information to be filled in. Immediate Family Members, Address history, Personal History and Travel History to name a few. After all the forms have been filled in the above mentioned documents need to be uploaded.

Payment:
After the application is complete you can submit and arrive at the payment page. You have the option of paying the processing fee and the Right of permanent residency (RPRF) fee, or just paying the processing fee. If you pay just the processing fee you will be requested to pay the RPRF at a later stage when your application has progressed further. I paid both fees anyway in an effort to save time.
I used my US bank card to make this payment, you would have to figure how to pay from Nigeria with all the restrictions.
Processing fee – 550 CAD for each adult
RPRF – 490 CAD for each adult
RPRF – 150 CAD for each child
Application submitted – 07-Mar with a total of 2,380 CAD paid.

Submission and Waiting:
All you do from here is wait and check your MyCIC account for status changes. Join forums like canadavisa.com to link up with other applicants and see what the progress is like for those who submitted around the same time. The Immitracker website is also a good resource and there are WhatsApp groups for discussions. People also order GCMS notes after waiting a while.

Acknowledgment of receipt (AOR) -
The AOR is a letter that is sent to the MyCIC account. You'll get an email indicating that there is an unread message in your MyCIC account. You then have to log in and download the message as a PDF file.
I received my AOR one day after my application was submitted, 08-Mar. Some people receive this a few minutes after submission, others a couple days afterwards.

Medical Passed - 03-May

Background Check:
This changed from “Not Applicable (NA)” to “Next Step to conduct BG Check (NBG)” aka IP1- 03-May
“Next Step to conduct BG Check” to “Not Applicable (NA)” aka NA2– 06-May
“Not Applicable” to "We are processing your background check" aka IP2- 27-Sep

Passport Request (PPR) – Received as a notification for a new message in my MyCIC account on 28-Sep Note though, some people have received their PPR directly via email.
As far as I know, PPR indicates your application is pretty much approved and complete. All that remains is for CIC to stick in your single-entry Visa and issue a “Confirmation of Permanent Residence” (COPR).
Instructions were to send our passports to High Commission of Canada in Ghana along with a completed IMM0008 form, Updated Height and Eye Color Chart and recent passport photos (stamped by photo studio). Make sure you download the updated IMM0008 form from the CIC website, some people had theirs returned because they used old forms. The instructions recommend (not insist) submitting by courier with a pre-paid return envelope. However, DHL advised that we submit our passports one-way (No return envelope) and wait for notification from Ghana. My wife and I were emailed that our passports were ready for collection. We authorized DHL to pick them up as soon as we received the email.
Date passports sent – 29-Sep
Cost of Passports Courier to Ghana VFS – N 19,575
Date passport received by VFS – 02-Oct
Application approved status on MyCIC profile – 06-Oct (Passports stamped)
Email notification for passport collection received – 10-Oct
DHL authorized to pick up passports from Ghana VFS – 11-Oct, Cost of Courier - N 20,221
Received stamped passports and Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CPR) forms – 17-Oct

Timeline summary
ITA received – Feb 08; App submitted – Mar 07; AOR – Mar 08; Meds passed – May 03; BG check "IP2" – Sep 27;
PPR - Sep 28; Passports sent - Sep 29; App "Approved" – Oct 06; Passports returned – Oct-17 (223 days post AOR).

Total cost of Express Entry (so you get an idea what you are getting into financially)
IELTS test – N 120,000 (for 2 adults)
Degree Transcript request and courier - N 31,000.
WES ECA - 400 CAD, Delivery - 14 CAD (I chose standard delivery. Courier delivery is 85 CAD each) (for 2)
Police Report – N13, 000 and £160 (for 2 adults)
Medical – N128, 100 (for 4)
Application Processing fee – 1100 CAD (For 2 adults) and RPRF – 1280 CAD (for 4: 2*490 + 2*150)
Passport Photos – N 6,000
Passport submission to VFS – N 17,575
Courier of passport back from VFS –N 20,221
Total cost of application - N 1,216,568 (Approximating 1 CAD = N 288, 1GBP = N 475 bank rate).
On top of the total cost one obviously still needs the minimum required funds for the required 6 months duration available to you.

Congrats

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Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by suxes2005(m): 9:30pm On Oct 22, 2017
mavinc4u:


Congrats

You don't have quote whole post to type one word.

Click on modify and delete the whole thing.

Just a suggestion tho

SHALOM

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Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by mavinc4u(f): 9:34pm On Oct 22, 2017
suxes2005:


You don't have quote whole post to type one word.

Click on modify and delete the whole thing.

Just a suggestion tho

SHALOM

I had to for future reference. I might need the information tomorrow so I don't want to start searching the whole forum for it, I can easily check my profile to retrieve. Thanks for your suggestion.

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Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by suxes2005(m): 12:10am On Oct 23, 2017
mavinc4u:


I had to for future reference. I might need the information tomorrow so I don't want to start searching the whole forum for it, I can easily check my profile to retrieve. Thanks for your suggestion.

I see. Next time you just click on follow and write a comment if you want to.

SHALOM
Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by mavinc4u(f): 12:15am On Oct 23, 2017
suxes2005:


I see. Next time you just click on follow and write a comment if you want to.

SHALOM

Abeg leave it the way I did it, It is the best way for me. Follow does not work for me, I used the best way that works for me okay.

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Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by ojay007(m): 9:28am On Oct 25, 2017
Congratulations! and i must commend you for the meticulous way you have written your experience. Am also on this path and have picked alot from your post. Thanks alot and all the best.
Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by oluyele(f): 12:50pm On Oct 25, 2017
WEZXCO:
Hello everyone,

Thank you very much. Please permit me to quote your post as well for future reference. I did the eligibility online and i scored a 389 overall. Is there something i'm not doing?

Thank you
Yele.

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Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by Iambehorlah(m): 6:16pm On Oct 25, 2017
What is holding me back from actually getting started is my the point I scroed from the online test.

Pls, can you shed more light on the point system?

Thanks.
Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by jayriginal: 6:34am On Oct 26, 2017
mavinc4u:


Abeg leave it the way I did it, It is the best way for me. Follow does not work for me, I used the best way that works for me okay.

There are better ways. As long as you comment you can find the original quote easily. What you did is inconsiderate to readers of this thread.

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Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by mavinc4u(f): 9:53am On Oct 26, 2017
jayriginal:


There are better ways. As long as you comment you can find the original quote easily. What you did is inconsiderate to readers of this thread.

You should be thanking me for doing that because if the guy decides to remove his post, you won't have the opportunity of reading through the post again when needed. Do the needful by thanking me or you face your front abeg.
Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by jayriginal: 1:47pm On Oct 26, 2017
mavinc4u:


You should be thanking me for doing that because if the guy decides to remove his post, you won't have the opportunity of reading through the post again when needed. Do the needful by thanking me or you face your front abeg.

I don't need to thank you. If I want to save information, I copy it somewhere, including the source. Do not inconvenience people and expect to be praised for it.

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Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by Suplexx: 1:49pm On Oct 26, 2017
WEZXCO

I was told one had to score 67/100 in pre-assessment score to be qualifed to apply. Someone gave me a link to the CIC page to assess my scores based on age, years of work experience, education level, English ability, marital status, etc.

You didn't mention anything like that in your writing. Does it mean it is not necessary? I understand if one falls below 67%,it would be a waste of time and money applying for PR. Even writing the actual IELTS general test would be a waste of money.

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Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by mavinc4u(f): 2:07pm On Oct 26, 2017
jayriginal:


I don't need to thank you. If I want to save information, I copy it somewhere, including the source. Do not inconvenience people and expect to be praised for it.

Don't you think you are inconveniencing others by continuously quoting me and derailing the thread or don't you have better thing to do with your time? Or do you even understand the meaning of inconvenience? You don't have to tell me how to save information I need, it is none of your business how I intend to do that. Just like you feel your way of saving information is the best, it also irritates a lot of people so get that into your head and stop quoting me. Allow others to enjoy the thread in peace and appreciate the work of the poster as nobody is here to look at your comment, Attention seeker.
Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by mavinc4u(f): 2:11pm On Oct 26, 2017
Suplexx:
WEZXCO

I was told one had to score 67/100 in pre-assessment score to be qualifed to apply. Someone gave me a link to the CIC page to assess my scores based on age, years of work experience, education level, English ability, marital status, etc.

You didn't mention anything like that in your writing. Does it mean it is not necessary? I understand if one falls below 67%,it would be a waste of time and money applying for PR. Even writing the actual IELTS general test would be a waste of money.

I heard that too but From one of the links the guy gave there, there is a way you can access yourself to know if you are qualified or not.

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Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by Marpol: 4:49pm On Oct 26, 2017
Congratulations!
Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by jayriginal: 5:03pm On Oct 26, 2017
mavinc4u:


Don't you think you are inconveniencing others by continuously quoting me and derailing the thread or don't you have better thing to do with your time? Or do you even understand the meaning of inconvenience? You don't have to tell me how to save information I need, it is none of your business how I intend to do that. Just like you feel your way of saving information is the best, it also irritates a lot of people so get that into your head and stop quoting me. Allow others to enjoy the thread in peace and appreciate the work of the poster as nobody is here to look at your comment, Attention seeker.

I will quote you whenever I want and however I want. There's such a thing as courtesy even if you are too dim witted to understand it.
I'm not even the first to point out your bad habit. Someone did it earlier and in your usual obtuse manner you argued. All I did was to show you a better way of doing the same thing and you're not only arguing, you're becoming rude.
I'm not seeking your attention (or anyone else's for that matter) . If you don't want to learn, it's not my headache. A lot of nairalanders do the same thing and it's bad. I certainly hope you are not like this in real life.

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Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by mavinc4u(f): 5:52pm On Oct 26, 2017
jayriginal:


I will quote you whenever I want and however I want. There's such a thing as courtesy even if you are too dim witted to understand it.
I'm not even the first to point out your bad habit. Someone did it earlier and in your usual obtuse manner you argued. All I did was to show you a better way of doing the same thing and you're not only arguing, you're becoming rude.
I'm not seeking your attention (or anyone else's for that matter) . If you don't want to learn, it's not my headache. A lot of nairalanders do the same thing and it's bad. I certainly hope you are not like this in real life.
Correct yourself dear. I don't need your correction. If you really hate what you preach you should not be quoting me either, you should have been using @my moniker or ^^ instead of quoting me. What part of my English do you not understand? I have tried been polite with you but since you have this notice me attitude, you kept quoting and irritating me. Stay within your limit or you won't like my next comment. Irritating kids every where. Imagine quoting someone to say congrats is paining you and all you can do is to quote me to ask why I should quote the guy's post I intend to keep the information. Na real wah for some people in this country.
Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by jayriginal: 5:59pm On Oct 26, 2017
mavinc4u:

Correct yourself dear. I don't need your correction. If you really hate what you preach you should not be quoting me either, you should have been using @my moniker or ^^ instead of quoting me. What part of my English do you not understand? I have tried been polite with you but since you have this notice me attitude, you kept quoting and irritating me. Stay within your limit or you won't like my next comment. Irritating kids every where. Imagine quoting someone to say congrats is paining you and all you can do is to quote me to ask why I should quote the guy's post I intend to keep the information. Na real wah for some people in this country.

Even the fact that you think I'm a kid shows your mindset. I'm eager to hear your next comment.

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Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by WEZXCO: 9:10pm On Oct 28, 2017
Suplexx:
WEZXCO

I was told one had to score 67/100 in pre-assessment score to be qualifed to apply. Someone gave me a link to the CIC page to assess my scores based on age, years of work experience, education level, English ability, marital status, etc.

You didn't mention anything like that in your writing. Does it mean it is not necessary? I understand if one falls below 67%,it would be a waste of time and money applying for PR. Even writing the actual IELTS general test would be a waste of money.

The first link i have in my write up lets you know about your eligibility. Any link that gives you scores is not accurate as you are yet to get IELTS results which can be make or break on CRS cut off
Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by WEZXCO: 9:12pm On Oct 28, 2017
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I do not understand, how did you get the scores? Have you done your IELTS?
Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by Suplexx: 9:53pm On Oct 28, 2017
WEZXCO:


The first link i have in my write up lets you know about your eligibility. Any link that gives you scores is not accurate as you are yet to get IELTS results which can be make or break on CRS cut off

Thanks, I have gone through it, it is same criteria, except one the other one scores while this one just tell you if you may be qualifed.

For both, you have to assume IELTS scores using both low and high score. For instance one can assume a band of 7.5, and the re-assess with band of 8.5.
Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by wckabuoh(m): 3:03pm On Nov 06, 2017
At the pool, apart adding your spouse, was there option to add your kids? Or can the only be included after an ITA has been obtained?
WEZXCO:
Hello everyone,

Re: Application For Canadian Permanent Residency From Nigeria Explained. by justwise(m): 6:24am On Nov 07, 2017

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