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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by ahiboilandgas: 12:25pm On Dec 29, 2018
godfollows:
What are you saying,why the doubts?Bankers that leave that are from Senior Banking Officers and above how much do you think they earn?I think most people asking this questions here have a little knowledge about EE..The young man already has a permanent residency in Canada,he stays there 3straight years he is eligible to apply for Citizenship.i personally know at least 5 people who earn above 750k.How much do you think this money is worth in Nigeria?With this � you cannot afford to live in one of the service apartments in Ikoyi....Please let's be informed,the fact that you cannot make some decisions some people would do it without blinking an eye
how many years does it take to be promoted to sbo...
Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by ahiboilandgas: 12:27pm On Dec 29, 2018
damzy88:
I repeat the way people see #500,000 as billions on this thread means we have a long way to go in Nigeria cry
even in paradise Canada 2 thousand dollars is money and you work your ass out to earn and save it .....u know how many robberies happen in Chicago for 2000 dollars

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by ahiboilandgas: 12:29pm On Dec 29, 2018
godfollows:
What are you saying,why the doubts?Bankers that leave that are from Senior Banking Officers and above how much do you think they earn?I think most people asking this questions here have a little knowledge about EE..The young man already has a permanent residency in Canada,he stays there 3straight years he is eligible to apply for Citizenship.i personally know at least 5 people who earn above 750k.How much do you think this money is worth in Nigeria?With this � you cannot afford to live in one of the service apartments in Ikoyi....Please let's be informed,the fact that you cannot make some decisions some people would do it without blinking an eye
must you live in ikoyi there are cool place in calabar ,abuja etc over 90 percent of canadians earn 30 k dollars

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by nahinbdis: 12:45pm On Dec 29, 2018
Please o... This thread is not for Nigeria vs Canada, or to debate the propriety of a move to Canada. That one has been done and dusted, and no looking back. The moment you hear 'Welcome to Canada' as a PR and step out of the airport, the only thing you will be asking yourself is why you didn't do this sooner. It's not something that can be explained in a few words.

Having said that, the goal of this thread is to document my move to Canada and be frank with the challenges that I face and my daily hustle to grow my space.

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by damzy88: 12:48pm On Dec 29, 2018
ahiboilandgas:
must you live in ikoyi there are cool place in calabar ,abuja etc over 90 percent of canadians earn 30 k dollars
Why shouldn't he stay in Ikoyi? Must everyone stay in Okokomaiko? undecided

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by godfollows: 1:33pm On Dec 29, 2018
This thread is not for everyone..If you are not adding value to this thread in relation to the subject topic.Just read and pass...Some of us are checking it every 5mins...

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by gabbytabby: 1:37pm On Dec 29, 2018
You are going to Canada during winter you get liver oh and you really need snow shoes as this ones no go do.
nahinbdis:
Its winter season in Canada right now... so here are a few of my anti-winter gear

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by justwise(m): 1:39pm On Dec 29, 2018
nahinbdis:
Please o... This thread is not for Nigeria vs Canada, or to debate the propriety of a move to Canada. That one has been done and dusted, and no looking back. The moment you hear 'Welcome to Canada' as a PR and step out of the airport, the only thing you will be asking yourself is why you didn't do this sooner. It's not something that can be explained in a few words.

Having said that, the goal of this thread is to document my move to Canada and be frank with the challenges that I face and my daily hustle to grow my space.

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by justwise(m): 1:40pm On Dec 29, 2018
@All

Please allow the op to write his dairy without derailing.

Thank you.

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by Tarironi: 1:58pm On Dec 29, 2018
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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by Olalekank(m): 2:08pm On Dec 29, 2018
Justwise has visited, for the second time
Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by dubajek: 2:16pm On Dec 29, 2018
GREAT!!!


nahinbdis:
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.
Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by enemyofprogress: 2:24pm On Dec 29, 2018
surryade:
Let him sleep before we start to ask questions
the one him sleep inside plane never do?abeg make him wake up and continue jo

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Re: From Lagos To Toronto - Follow My Canadian Hustle by enemyofprogress: 2:41pm 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
please where in Canada can one get a farm job?

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