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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by olumig(m): 8:16pm On Dec 28, 2018
Toronto is beautiful and pleasant city, no matter how better a country is than Nigeria, I will never call my beloved country a poo. Leaving the country to other climes is not based on money alone, other factors contributes a lot too

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by benzion72(m): 8:19pm On Dec 28, 2018
TonyeBarcanista:
500k monthly is 6 million annually, which is about $18k. Great!


But travelling abroad will not only give you more but you'll be in sane environment and you won't be bothered about the future of your kids.

However, having a profitable business alongside the 500k job remain the best alternative but again the economic environment of Nigeria can be frustrating.


With 500k monthly salary you can go for holiday and come back once a year. me I am not ready to leave 33 degree centigrade go enter minus 41 like I read today about a village in Russia

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by Olalekank(m): 8:29pm On Dec 28, 2018
Unlimited22:
This thread bears evidence that justwise has visited grin grin grin cheesy
Chief, you dey here again.
Yes! Justwise has visited, them don delete some of my posts

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by Mrceragem: 9:46pm On Dec 28, 2018
bomasek:
Going by your assertion, which job over there will fetch such an amount for a fresh out of Africa immigrant?
Go Canada and work at farm and be picking fruit or plucking vegetable
You earn $11 per hour
Per month you will earn almost 5million naira

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by Mrceragem: 9:50pm On Dec 28, 2018
nahinbdis:
So I finally decided to activate my Canadian Permanent Residency and move to Canada. I will be sharing my journey here, particularly how I find the transition and settle. Some key points to note:

1. No personal questions please. I will try to answer as many questions as I can

2. You are required to have a specific sum (POF) (depending on your family size) to migrate to Canada under the Express Entry programme. However, I am not willing to spend my precious savings, so I will be limiting my drawing from my savings to $2,000 CAD, aside ticket costs and the one week Airbnb stay I have already paid for. All other expenses will be from money earned in Canada... so lets see how that goes.

3. I believe in the dignity of labour, so watch out for the legal stuff I will do to make an enjoyable living.
Bros safe trip
When you relax and settle pls pm me I need to follow suit in 2019 naija don tire me.

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by Peter4luv: 10:07pm On Dec 28, 2018
Mrceragem:

Bros safe trip
When you relax and settle pls pm me I need to follow suit in 2019 naija don tire me.
seconded..tell us how u made all the docs arrangement..

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by davide470(m): 10:51pm On Dec 28, 2018
Peter4luv:
seconded..tell us how u made all the docs arrangement..
Mrceragem:

Bros safe trip
When you relax and settle pls pm me I need to follow suit in 2019 naija don tire me.
I believe you guys saw when he said he already has his PR in Canada!

Go to the Canadian Express Entry thread and ask your questions naa

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by Peter4luv: 11:00pm On Dec 28, 2018
davide470:
I believe you guys saw when he said he already has his PR in Canada!

Go to the Canadian Express Entry thread and ask your questions naa
better to hear from the horses mouth and besides that place is crowded

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by BikeMan: 11:03pm On Dec 28, 2018
Olalekank and Unlimited22, i dey use corner eyes look una cool

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by Unlimited22: 11:04pm On Dec 28, 2018
BikeMan:
Olalekank and Unlimited22, i dey use corner eyes look una cool
Olalekank:

Chief, you dey here again.
Yes! Justwise has visited, them don delete some of my posts
Lol, what shall a man do?
Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by BikeMan: 11:07pm On Dec 28, 2018
Unlimited22:

Lol, what shall a man do?
naso, threads like these are necessary for OT cheesy
Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by bomasek(m): 11:11pm On Dec 28, 2018
Mrceragem:

Go Canada and work at farm and be picking fruit or plucking vegetable
You earn $11 per hour
Per month you will earn almost 5million naira
Abia

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by Mrceragem: 11:18pm On Dec 28, 2018
bomasek:
Abia
Umuahia
If you know you know
Google is your friend.
Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by Olalekank(m): 11:39pm On Dec 28, 2018
Unlimited22:

Lol, what shall a man do?
Yes o, BikeMan
We have to get the OT and go to the Abroad cheesy

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by Nobody: 12:27am On Dec 29, 2018
CaptainGOOD:
You left 500k paying job?

I was going to ask the same question. Not even 500k, over 500k he wrote.

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by bomasek(m): 12:32am On Dec 29, 2018
Mrceragem:

Umuahia
If you know you know
Google is your friend.
Ain't a field nigga grin
Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by Nobody: 12:32am On Dec 29, 2018
JennyKadry2:




Shallow minds.

You all think people leave Nigeria for financial reasons.

I pray all you team #500k do not fall seriously sick in Nigeria and require dialysis, radiotherapy or chemo. We will see how far 500k will go towards your treatment plus your other bills

Ndi iberibe

These treatment you mentioned are readily available in Nigeria and far cheaper than in first world countries if you must pay out of pocket. Nigeria is bad, but not bad like that.

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by Nobody: 12:37am On Dec 29, 2018
Guitarlife:

I will make this quick, I have seen people resign a millolion naira per month job and relocate to canada.

I know not less than 5 people earning more than 500k resign and relocate to Canada, you need to understand that its when you are broke money looks like the answer to all problems.

When you have money it dawns on you that money is not the answer to all problems.

Money answers everything. To say the truth, those your friends left their jobs because they'll eventually get more than the 500k a month

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by Gerrard59(m): 1:10am On Dec 29, 2018
CaptainGOOD:
You left 500k paying job?

People have left jobs of 2M monthly. It goes beyond money.

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by Gerrard59(m): 1:20am On Dec 29, 2018
Mrceragem:

Go Canada and work at farm and be picking fruit or plucking vegetable
You earn $11 per hour
Per month you will earn almost 5million naira

This is one mistake most people in this section make: Comparing salaries in developed countries to Nigeria. Newsflash!! Salaries earned are spent in the countries, in this case, Canada. Using earnings of a developed country when converted to naira as a harbinger for relocating is economically ridiculous and myopic.

The cost of living on a C$11 per hour wage is higher than that of #5M per month. Expenses are not in naira but the Canadian dollar.

Finally, I seriously doubt OP will earn the amount stated by you. He's skilled labour.

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by nahinbdis: 2:00am On Dec 29, 2018
CaptainGOOD:
You left 500k paying job?

Yes Sir... actually, a bit more than N500k Naira monthly. You get to a point in your life where you find out that money is not a good motivator, particularly because you will always want more of it. So you don't make life-impacting decisions on the basis of money alone.

Besides, N500k monthly is not so much money. It is less than $2k CAD... a dishwasher on minimum wage makes more than that in Toronto.

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by nahinbdis: 2:01am On Dec 29, 2018
davodyguy:

Cos, its one of the cheapest African airlines on intercontinental route. The cheapest is between SAA and ET. Some routes are cheaper on ET, others are on SAA. Hence, expect Nigerians to pack themselves full on the Lagos outbound flight to Addis Ababa

Valid point
Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by nahinbdis: 2:03am On Dec 29, 2018
Mapleking:


Did you get these in lagos? If yes, where and the price range?

For Canadian winter gear, Yaba is the place to go. Budget 3k for the jacket (depending on the quality and your bargaining power) and anything from 6k for good shoes.

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by nahinbdis: 2:05am On Dec 29, 2018
Mizwisdom:
May God bless your hustle in Canada and bless me with N500k job too smiley Oluwa locate me so that I can testify. How do pips get such jobs?

Start small, grow your career, invest in yourself, be good at what you do... and when you have paid your dues, the offers will come rolling.

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by nahinbdis: 2:11am On Dec 29, 2018
TonyeBarcanista:
That kind job dem no de advertise am. Na coded and na man know man

That thing you called man know man, is actually called NETWORKING and is the number one method of recruitment globally. Who is in your network, and how many of them can vouch for you. That person that worked with you when you were a sales person earning 20k...can he/she vouch for your character? How many know you for your diligence and will remember you when they come across an opportunity?

Building a network takes careful deliberate action.

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by nahinbdis: 2:13am On Dec 29, 2018
bomasek:
I no fit leave 500k job go abroad,to go do wetin?

Many people relocate in other to give their children a better life...for them, its a sacrifice that they have to make. For me, though the move is beneficial to my children, it is first about me, before it is about them, afterall I still have a life to live.

Canada, or any other country for that matter is not necessarily the greener pasture. If you know who you are, the investment you have made in yourself, and the value of what you have, you will know that the greener pasture is first inside you. You can make anywhere green for yourself if you have invested the right stuff in yourself overtime.

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by nahinbdis: 2:25am On Dec 29, 2018
So why am I relocating? Here are a few thoughts.

1. If you want to be a global citizen, making impact on a global scale and contributing to global conversations, you cannot afford to stick with only your Nigerian passport for now. For example, I was billed to speak at a global conference earlier this year. I couldn't get a visa interview slot one month to the conference... and guess what... I missed the conference. Holding a Canadian PR would have made a world of difference! Again, apply for an American non-immigrant visa from Nigeria and you will be given maximum of 2yrs. Apply from Canada as a Nigerian holding Canadian PR, you get 10yrs. Go figure! Besides, applying today, the earliest US visa appointment date you will get is most likely sometime in May 2019.

2. There is an absolute lack of security and value for human life in Nigeria. People die/are killed as if its a normal phenomenon. From accidents and Danfo without brakes, to robbers, kidnappers, Police & Army shootings, cultists, etc. We end up dissipating so much personal time and resources to combat these issues that we have little to invest in development issues. I would rather live in an environment where my driving a 2018 Lexus SUV does not bother anyone and will not attract undue attention, than do the same in Lagos and live under constant threat of robbers and kidnappers.

3. Business! Am a business-driven person and a stakeholder in the tech scene. If I put a quarter of the effort I put into my businesses in Nigeria into a business in Canada...the net worth by now would be in millions of $$$ at least. Again, the support structure for start-ups is fantastic in Canada. Aside mentoring and other perks, a start-up by a new PR can access up to $50k in credit at discounted interest rates. What support structure do we have in Nigeria?

4. A system that works will always attract the best people, and a system that does not work will chase away experts and desirable capital. Nigeria's system is not only flailing, but is also designed to frustrate innovation and hardwork. Thus, businesses fail, banks crash and millions of people become jobless, yet the Govt carries on like its business as usual. Nigeria is now the poverty capital of the world and the Government is still in denial.

5. The forecast for 2019 and the following years is too bleak. For example, the Federal Govt is barely managing to hold exchange rates, but once the elections are done, and whether Buhari wins or lose, the Naira and the economy will take a beating, leading to another round of woes for the populace.

6. Life expectancy - the 2017 life expectancy for Nigeria is 53.6, while it is 82.6 for Canada. This implies that on the average, a child born in Canada will live almost 30yrs longer than one born in Nigeria... and the reasons are obvious; better healthcare, standard of living, etc.

7. I did 5hrs in Lagos traffic 5 days a week. I don't need a doctor to tell me that I was damaging my health. Is there a comprehensive roadmap to address the challenge of Lagos traffic within the next 5-10yrs?

As someone that used to be in the Naija for life brigade, I only needed to travel internationally a few times to realise that what we have in Nigeria is not normal. I will not use my head to break coconut.

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by nahinbdis: 2:27am On Dec 29, 2018
abumeinben:


What do I need? How much do I need to have? What's your age range (not personal...range).

The best place to address your questions is the express entry thread.

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by nahinbdis: 2:29am On Dec 29, 2018
Olalekank:

Great bro!
Sorry we have derailed your thread. Enjoy the cold

Interestingly, the cold today was not as bad as anticipated. 7 degrees Celsius. Eventually had to drop my jacket for a lighter one.

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by nahinbdis: 2:33am On Dec 29, 2018
Guitarlife:

I will make this quick, I have seen people resign a millolion naira per month job and relocate to canada.

I know not less than 5 people earning more than 500k resign and relocate to Canada, you need to understand that its when you are broke money looks like the answer to all problems.

When you have money it dawns on you that money is not the answer to all problems.

So true. The insanity called Lagos cannot be understood until you switch to a saner clime.
Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by nahinbdis: 2:50am On Dec 29, 2018
Abeg leave talk for Mathias... back to the koko.

I will be staying in an Airbnb in the meantime and today I had cause to bless the man that founded such a beautiful alternative to hotels.

My host is absolutely an angel. Everything is in place and more, including stocked fridge and kitchen, unlimited internet, and a Christmas gift and card wrapped just for me! Talk about living among sane people.

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