₦airaland Forum

Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,163,859 members, 4,714,971 topics. Date: Wednesday, 23 January 2019 at 11:02 PM

Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 - Travel - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Travel / Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 (49975 Views)

Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant / Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 2 / Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) ... (32) (Reply) (Go Down)

Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 1:45am On Jan 01
WELCOME TO LIVING IN CANADA/LIFE AS A CANADIAN IMMIGRANT PART TWO

Please see Part 1 here for reference purposes: PART 1

This thread is about Life in Canada for immigrants.

It is an avenue for people that have immigrated to Canada (with their families) to share their experiences to help future hopefuls.

To learn about immigrating to Canada through Express Entry, go here Express Entry
To learn about immigrating to Canada through a Provincial Nominee Program, see here: here
To learn about studying in Canada, click here Canada Student Visa
To learn about getting a work permit if your spouse is studying in Canada, check here
To learn about sitting for TEF/TCF to improve chances of Express Entry, go here: TEF/TCF

Highlights of the Body of Knowledge about Nigerian immigrants in Canadian written about in the Living in Canada thread is linked in below posts.

Note however, that these are all personal experiences. Individual experiences differ and the way we interprete them also differ. Take these experiences not as gospel but as a base point for learning more.

A salute here to @Glitteringstar2. A lot of the links here were originally sorted out by her.

@justwise, @oohunt

4 Likes 1 Share

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 1:46am On Jan 01

4 Likes

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 1:46am On Jan 01
ALL ABOUT PROVINCES AND CITIES


ONTARIO
Ontario General
London
Ottawa: here , here and here
Buying Foodstuffs in Ottawa, click THIS and THIS .
Burlington and Waterloo
Missisuaga and Brampton
Transportation in GTA
Oakville
Milton

ALBERTA
Calgary
Buying Foodstuffs in Calgary, click THIS and THIS
Edmonton: here and here
Grand Prairie

MANITOBA
Winnipeg: here, here and here
ISPs in Winnipeg

SASKATCHEWAN
Saskatoon
REGINA

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Newfoundland General

QUEBEC
Quebec General: here
Montreal: here and read down till page 416.
Gatineau: here , here

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Vancouver: here

3 Likes

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 1:46am On Jan 01
ALL ABOUT GETTING JOBS


Canadian Workplace Culture
Workplace realities


JOB SEARCH
Acing Job Interviews
Bridging Programs Job Search Sites And Canadian Resume Style

Work from home: here

MEDICAL DOCTORS: Ekpekus, Vcole,
More on challenges for IMGs: here and read down to page 340

HR: here, here and here

ENGINEERS
How Do I Get a Licence to Practise Professional Engineering in Canada?
More about Engineering: here
Steps to Process APEGA For Engineers

IT
General: here and read down the page and more up to page 287.
Learning programming online: here
Data science: here

ACCOUNTING
ACCA to CPA conversion: here, then read here to page 426, here, this and this
ICAN to CPA conversion: here, here and this
In-Tac Bridging Program

SIX SIGMA: here and read down till page 388

BUSINESS ANALYSIS: here

NURSING: here and here

DENTISTRY: here

LAW ENFORCEMENT/PRIVATE SECURITY
focus on Alberta
RCMP and CBSA

APPRENTICESHIP
focus on Alberta

MICROBIOLOGY: here, read till page 20.

LAW: here, read down the page.

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Unlimited22: 1:49am On Jan 01
That thread don full now now?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 1:51am On Jan 01

3 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 1:51am On Jan 01

4 Likes 1 Share

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 1:52am On Jan 01
GOVERNMENT FUNDED PRE-ARRIVAL SERVICES

To access the services you need one of the following:
An IRCC invitation letter to obtain pre-arrival services,
A Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) letter,
A passport request letter that indicates Permanent Resident visa issuance,
An IRCC request that an applicant for permanent residence complete medicals,
A Single Entry Permanent Resident Visa, or
A Permanent Resident Visa pick up notification letter



FOR EVERYONE

ACCESS

Next stop Canada

CanPrep

PLANNING FOR CANADA - Canadian Immigrant Integration program (CIIP)

AEIP

SOPA

FOR IT
GO Talent Canada

FOR SKILLED TRADES
Build On: Pre-Arrival Trades in Ontario

FOR FRENCH SPEAKING
Francophone

BRITISH COLUMBIA
SETTLERS IN BC INTERESTED IN CONSTRUCTION

NURSES
PASS


POST-ARRIVAL SERVICES/NEWCOMER SERVICES

These are government funded services available in all provinces.



Free Newcomer Services
Link to general government services

2 Likes 1 Share

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 2:10am On Jan 01

1 Like

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 2:12am On Jan 01
LANDING EXPERIENCES SHARED IN PART 2


aworldcitizen

amdman

WoodcrestMayor

Luce

smslive2

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by vcole: 6:17am On Jan 01
cheesy happy new year
joo2018:
Space reserved for Body of Knowledge

2 Likes

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by MicroBox: 7:14am On Jan 01
Canada
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Gregeal: 8:16am On Jan 01
Bonafide member
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by CanadianNaija: 8:25am On Jan 01
Part 1 is not yet closed, why is there a part 2?

2 Likes

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by jhoci: 9:02am On Jan 01
Why is there a part two when part one is still ongoing? I appreciate the fact that you have made vital information easily accessible, but shouldn't it follow the usual procedure? @joo2018
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by olajide21: 9:15am On Jan 01
You ought to call on @justwise for closure of part 1 first besides we are just about 505 pages in the first part. We can do few hundreds more perhaps to 700 or so. You've done a good good though.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 10:43am On Jan 01
Interesting observations, @Unlimited22, @CanadianNaija, @jhoci, @olajide21.

Generally, a new thread is opened before the old one is closed. I'm sure the delay in migrating was due to time it was opened and the New Year.

Was there chance to go from 500 pages to 700 on the old thread? Yes and it doesn't matter when you are an old contributor.

But when you are new and just trying to learn about living in Canada on NL, 500 pages might be a lot to search through with the important information scattered throughout the thread. So with a slow moving thread like this, it made sense to stop there and start a new one.

13 Likes

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by KINGTELLER: 10:58am On Jan 01

After reading to and fro, all opinions and experiences on part 1, I want to ask here in part 2, I hope it is not illegal if an immigrant dependant is collecting child benefit while staying outside Canada for a period of time, say 1year and half. Reason for dependant not staying inside Canada is genuine.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by maternal: 11:11am On Jan 01
[quote author=KINGTELLER post=74347477][/quote]

No you can't
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by KINGTELLER: 11:20am On Jan 01
maternal:


No you can't

Sorry, can you please clarify what you mean by "No you can't"
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by maternal: 11:30am On Jan 01
KINGTELLER:


Sorry, can you please clarify what you mean by "No you can't"

Don't know how else to say it. You're suppose to be in the country. If you leave the country you should contact CRA or whichever govt agency pays you to stop the payments.

1 Like

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by KINGTELLER: 11:48am On Jan 01
maternal:


Don't know how else to say it. You're suppose to be in the country. If you leave the country you should contact CRA or whichever govt agency pays you to stop the payments.
I am in the country and filling my tax but my spouse and dependant are not (though they did soft landing) due to urgent assignment she needs to complete back home.

1 Like

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Onebase79(m): 11:59am On Jan 01
Happy new year!
Good job @joo2018

3 Likes

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by maternal: 11:59am On Jan 01
KINGTELLER:

I am in the country and filling my tax but my spouse and dependant are not (though they did soft landing) due to urgent assignment she needs to complete back home.

The child must live with you. This is all online on the govt web site.

1 Like

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by KINGTELLER: 12:06pm On Jan 01
maternal:


The child must live with you. This is all online on the govt web site.

Oh thanks, I saw that on their website what actually got me confused was child benefit was calculated for PR factual residency who lives outside Canada could that have implied they also consider it if dependant is not residing in CA, at the moment?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Threemg: 12:09pm On Jan 01
Patiently following from the initial thread and so far so good the study reading is worth it. Thanks to AVO for the delay of our PPR mail It's a better time to read up and catch up. Thanks so much every input GOD bless you all. Happy New Year

2 Likes

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Gregeal: 12:18pm On Jan 01
Happy new year all,

I would be landing in Feb and I need all the help that I can get to make my transition a smooth for me and my family of 5.
What I really want information on is how to get jobs in banking as it is with my career presently in Naija?
What other resources do I need that will also aid me in my journey?
Thank you
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Threemg: 12:20pm On Jan 01
Gregeal:
Happy new year all,

I would be landing in Feb and I need all the help that I can get to make my transition a smooth for me and my family of 5.
What I really want information on is how to get jobs in banking as it is with my career presently in Naija?
What other resources do I need that will also aid me in my journey?
Thank you

You already have the links to the important pages up there. Just click the one that best fit what you are looking for.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by StKizito2: 12:32pm On Jan 01
Threemg:
Patiently following from the initial thread and so far so good the study reading is worth it. Thanks to AVO for the delay of our PPR mail It's a better time to read up and catch up. Thanks so much every input GOD bless you all. Happy New Year

Hahahaha
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nogen: 12:35pm On Jan 01
Happy New Year

1 Like

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mizwisdom(f): 12:54pm On Jan 01
smiley
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Ifeoma77(f): 1:47pm On Jan 01
Well done Joo, happy new year everyone.
The new thread is a great way to end the bickering discussion that has been raging in the old one
grin

8 Likes

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) ... (32) (Reply)

How People Traveled To Onitsha Before The Construction Of The Niger Bridge / Woman Caught Sneaking Into U.S. In A Suitcase / Groom, Family Members Killed In Fatal Accident On The Way To Wedding. Photos

Viewing this topic: livingwithin, r4blessing, adaifx, stealthtiger(m), Eklektoss(f) and 3 guest(s)

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2019 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 226
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.