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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 2:11am On Jan 09
WoodcrestMayor:
No be small luck bros grin
Ontario is freaking expensive angry
Not everyone spends that much on passes in the GTA though, most people's expense would be around $140. The thing is I live in NorthYork, which is a part of Toronto but so far work and classes takes me to Mississauga and Brampton; occasionally I go to York Region(Not the same as Toronto's North York). though Toronto, Mississauga, York Region and Brampton are all parts of the GTA, they each have their own transit agency. Toronto's TTC monthly pass cost about $147, Brampton $124, Mississauga's Miway $130, York Region's YRT $150... So rather than buy multiple bus passes or pay multiple fares while connecting trips, I just purchase the weekly GTA pass for $63, that way I get to use all these GTA transit service at no extra charge and save a lil.

I wish TTC has such discounts for low income earners or newly landed immigrants. The one wey dey pain me for GTA na car insurance cost

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by WoodcrestMayor(m): 2:40am On Jan 09
Na wa!...Mega city things.
$63 weekly for one month brings spending to $252 on transit alone cry
einsteino:

Not everyone spends that much on passes in the GTA though, most people's expense would be around $140. The thing is I live in NorthYork, which is a part of Toronto but so far work and classes takes me to Mississauga and Brampton; occasionally I go to York Region(Not the same as Toronto's North York). though Toronto, Mississauga, York Region and Brampton are all parts of the GTA, they each have their own transit agency. Toronto's TTC monthly pass cost about $147, Brampton $124, Mississauga's Miway $130, York Region's YRT $150... So rather than buy multiple bus passes or pay multiple fares while connecting trips, I just purchase the weekly GTA pass for $63, that way I get to use all these GTA transit service at no extra charge and save a lil.

I wish TTC has such discounts for low income earners or newly landed immigrants. The one wey dey pain me for GTA na car insurance cost
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 2:52am On Jan 09
WoodcrestMayor:
Hey guys!!!


Summarily, research is key and there’s really no midway here. One has to be really deliberate about everything here and I tell you one thing-it is easier to chart ones course here. I wouldn’t deny the fact that it’s easier with age on your side though. People get depressed here too; especially the guys who earned big bucks in naija only to get here to crumbs. Mental strength is key and it is your strongest ally when trying to integrate into the system because everything will try to beat you down and you’ll almost question your competence.
I don’t think we have any under-18 on this thread so nightlife and fine buildings shouldn’t be a reason to choose a province. I met a Nigerian at the Millwoods gym and he told me he has been in Canada for 10yrs. He landed in Quebec because many of his friends chose there but he and many of them had find their levels after 3 years-he’s doing fine now. Another one I heard of in church came from Toronto and got a job in her 2nd week in Edmonton. I met a Somali girl who left Toronto for Edmonton because she wasn’t cut out for the petty jobs that were available to her there. She said some of her friends are still there doing call centre jobs because they like the big city feel.


Thank you so much for sharing, made a great read. I have said to so many before, city life is nothing if you can't find a good job with which to pay its bills. However, opportunities for certain careers are much more in certain cities. These things depends on individual profile and goals, so we cant give a general advice.

Case in point: in the last two weeks, 3 of my friends landed jobs in their field here in Toronto. One actually relocated from Alberta where he was doing survival jobs, this would be his second professional job since coming to Toronto that's because Toronto is a hotbed for his field. One of us, a nairalander, has now got her second professional job in Ontario, she is with the CRA now. On the other hand, someone who is in the Oil and gas sector would have no business chasing his career goals in Eastern Canada as a whole. So people need to sit down and figure out where their goals would be easier to achieve while keeping cost of living in mind.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 2:54am On Jan 09
WoodcrestMayor:
Na wa!...Mega city things.
$63 weekly for one month brings spending to $252 on transit alone cry

hehe thats still alot lower than monthly cost of car insurance here grin grin
The speed I go take run comot for here once I achieve wetin carry me come eh

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by modath(f): 2:56am On Jan 09
Chester2018:

i'm interested.Please whats the rate?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by WoodcrestMayor(m): 2:59am On Jan 09
Let us share the grace!
einsteino:


Thank you so much for sharing, made a great read. I have said to so many before, city life is nothing if you can't find a good job with which to pay its bills. However, opportunities for certain careers are much more in certain cities. These things depends on individual profile and goals, so we cant give a general advice.

Case in point: in the last two weeks, 3 of my friends landed jobs in their field here in Toronto. One actually relocated from Alberta where he was doing survival jobs, this would be his second professional job since coming to Toronto that's because Toronto is a hotbed for his field. One of us, a nairalander, has now got her second professional job in Ontario, she is with the CRA now. On the other hand, someone who is in the Oil and gas sector would have no business chasing his career goals in Eastern Canada as a whole. So people need to sit down and figure out where their goals would be easier to achieve while keeping cost of living in mind.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by WoodcrestMayor(m): 3:01am On Jan 09
Madt thing shocked
einsteino:


hehe thats still alot lower than monthly cost of car insurance here grin grin
The speed I go take run comot for here once I achieve wetin carry me come eh
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by WoodcrestMayor(m): 3:10am On Jan 09
Hi Guys!
I have plans for a career change and business analysis has been on my mind for a while now. I will like to start making moves this year(school and elementary certification) in preparation for 2020 launch out.
Do we have any business analysts in the house? smiley

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Chriswazo(m): 6:17am On Jan 09
diamondextra:

honestly, people barely talk about science majors. I used to wonder if studying for a phd in canada would be financially rewarding.

What of Environment and Resource Management degreess? Do they have prospect there?

Cc: einsteino
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Chriswazo(m): 6:19am On Jan 09
WoodcrestMayor:
Hi Guys!
I have plans for a career change and business analysis has been on my mind for a while now. I will like to start making moves this year(school and elementary certification) in preparation for 2020 launch out.
Do we have any business analysts in the house? smiley

Are there prospects for Environmental and Resource Management degree in Canada? Please kindly advise
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 6:31am On Jan 09
It looks like getting a car in the GTA is mandatory. Wouldn't it be cheaper ultimately?

einsteino:

Not everyone spends that much on passes in the GTA though, most people's expense would be around $140. The thing is I live in NorthYork, which is a part of Toronto but so far work and classes takes me to Mississauga and Brampton; occasionally I go to York Region(Not the same as Toronto's North York). though Toronto, Mississauga, York Region and Brampton are all parts of the GTA, they each have their own transit agency.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Chriswazo(m): 6:40am On Jan 09
Engr2000:


Go for after Degree Nursing ... It's two years (6 semester) but it full time and intensive (Check out university of Alberta)

Some university call it___ Post Degree Nursing, check university of Saskatchewan.

Google will give you additional info, some school offer part time.


All in all, Nursing is a lucrative field in Canny. There are prerequisites but with your educational background most likely it would be waived.

Would you say the same for Environmental and Resource management degree??
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Ramj: 8:09am On Jan 09
Zutlin:
Hello everyone,

I know the majority of people here are already landed but PLEASE we need your help. Accra Visa Office is killing us slowly. It seems AVO is where people get sent to be punished for wishing to leave Nigeria.

Kindly help us sign this petition addressed to Minister of Immigration as regards the slow pace at AVO.
Please help us. We are all tired of the long wait.

Thanks.


Can you help me out by signing this petition?
http://chng.it/r7KW4M2v


Add your signature to this just 37 more to go and we hit the magic number 1000

Let's do this for our brothers and sisters been handicapped by AVO.
It might be you oo

AVO must release us all

Yes we can

Je m'appelle Ramj

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Palominopeaches(f): 8:34am On Jan 09
Good morning guys. Please sign and share
Zutlin:
Hello everyone,

I know the majority of people here are already landed but PLEASE we need your help. Accra Visa Office is killing us slowly. It seems AVO is where people get sent to be punished for wishing to leave Nigeria.

Kindly help us sign this petition addressed to Minister of Immigration as regards the slow pace at AVO.
Please help us. We are all tired of the long wait.

Thanks.


Can you help me out by signing this petition?
http://chng.it/r7KW4M2v

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Beauideal: 8:42am On Jan 09
einsteino:


a friend of mine got married to a Nigerian - Canadian, he applied for spousal sponsorship months ago. Last I heard, his file has been moved to Accra, though he resides in Japan. I could find out from him what docs he sent and the latest update.

I think your marriage gives you a better shot for a visiting visa now, and the two applications can run concurrently.
Thanks so much for this
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by pepe1: 8:45am On Jan 09
WoodcrestMayor:
Hi Guys!
I have plans for a career change and business analysis has been on my mind for a while now. I will like to start making moves this year(school and elementary certification) in preparation for 2020 launch out.
Do we have any business analysts in the house? smiley

cc: Bsbabe, a Certified Business Analyst.


Bros WoodcrestMayor, I like your style.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Amandacanny: 8:52am On Jan 09
Good day guys, plz I need clarification as am planning to land with my 2 kids without hubby. Reason being that him accompanying brought down our score so we decided to apply without him for now. Plz any chance of me coping with them (3 yrs and 1 year old) pending when hubby comes through family sponsorship. Am really worried about taking care of them and working. You guys that have landed already should kindly tell me if is possible. Thank you

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Glowingx: 10:23am On Jan 09
einsteino:

Not everyone spends that much on passes in the GTA though, most people's expense would be around $140. The thing is I live in NorthYork, which is a part of Toronto but so far work and classes takes me to Mississauga and Brampton; occasionally I go to York Region(Not the same as Toronto's North York). though Toronto, Mississauga, York Region and Brampton are all parts of the GTA, they each have their own transit agency. Toronto's TTC monthly pass cost about $147, Brampton $124, Mississauga's Miway $130, York Region's YRT $150... So rather than buy multiple bus passes or pay multiple fares while connecting trips, I just purchase the weekly GTA pass for $63, that way I get to use all these GTA transit service at no extra charge and save a lil.

I wish TTC has such discounts for low income earners or newly landed immigrants. The one wey dey pain me for GTA na car insurance cost

Missasuaga , Oakville, Brampton have subsidized bus pass to the best of my knowledge. I paid $125 for monthly pass before I found out about it(called SPLIT in Oakville)now I pay 62.50 monthly. Valid for a year . U are legible as a newly landed immigrant even though u have not filed for tax , also open to low income earners. Do check out ur city transit for the subsidized pass

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Glowingx: 10:28am On Jan 09
joo2018:
It looks like getting a car in the GTA is mandatory. Wouldn't it be cheaper ultimately?

Having a car can be an asset as some jobs specifically list that as one of the requirements. Also shorter commute time .

But then you spend more on insurance and gas , than one who jumps buses.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Glowingx: 10:38am On Jan 09
Obtay:
Hello people,good day.
.
Please is there anyone that went to the nursing line after a basic medical science degree from nigeria(currently have bsc #human anatomy)
.
Please how did you go about it? Did you get a diploma in nursing or bsc nursing?
.
Is Bsc nursing prefered in terms of jobs..
.
I will really appreciate responses to this please.
.
Thanks
Choose your choice province, then check if their university offer the after degree BScN and if they do , check the school requirements. Most schools consider last 2years CPGA also your pre- requisite courses have to be less than 10years from year the courses were offered. Also some schools like university of Lethbridge for example offer preparatory courses for the after degree.
The after degree nursing program is very competitive so different schools have different requirements for admission.
All jobs have prospects, be in health, finance, skilled trades

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nobody: 11:25am On Jan 09
I'm also trying to branch out to BA. someone needs to hit the ground running in Canada. I'm currently learning from Udemy but i have been slow-paced since before the holiday. No ginger as PPr has refused to surface. Also looking to continue my banking struggle. I have earlier gone through the CSI website, but there's no option to do the exam from outside Canada. Plus it doesn't come cheap.


WoodcrestMayor:
Hi Guys!
I have plans for a career change and business analysis has been on my mind for a while now. I will like to start making moves this year(school and elementary certification) in preparation for 2020 launch out.
Do we have any business analysts in the house? smiley
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 11:41am On Jan 09
Glowingx:


Missasuaga , Oakville, Brampton have subsidized bus pass to the best of my knowledge. I paid $125 for monthly pass before I found out about it(called SPLIT in Oakville)now I pay 62.50. Valid for a year . U are legible as a newly landed immigrant even though u have not filed for tax , also open to low income earners. Do check out ur city transit for the subsidized pass

Wow! Do I need to be resident in Brampton to qualify? Also, do you mean 62.5 is the charge for a year or is it a month? I would go check out if TTC has one. Thanks so much, thats a whole lot of savings you have helped me with. I appreciate it.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 11:55am On Jan 09
joo2018:
It looks like getting a car in the GTA is mandatory. Wouldn't it be cheaper ultimately?


Depends. For families, I would say for most it would be a necessity to have at least one car, especially if you have kids and your activities are spread around the GTA. For a single person like me, you would have to do some cost-benefit to see if its worth it in your situation.

The main point for having a car would be convenience in winter and access to jobs that are inaccessible or takes too long to get to via public transit. It took 2hrs to get to work by bus, by car it took about 30mins; time is literally money here.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 11:58am On Jan 09
Chriswazo:


What of Environment and Resource Management degreess? Do they have prospect there?

Cc: einsteino

I dont know much about that field but I would say since there are lots of city councils in the GTA, they should have something for you. Best way to find out is to seek someone who is in your field here.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Chriswazo(m): 12:17pm On Jan 09
einsteino:


I dont know much about that field but I would say since there are lots of city councils in the GTA, they should have something for you. Best way to find out is to seek someone who is in your field here.

Ok, thank you
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Glowingx: 12:23pm On Jan 09
einsteino:


Wow! Do I need to be resident in Brampton to qualify? Also, do you mean 62.5 is the charge for a year or is it a month? I would go check out if TTC has one. Thanks so much, thats a whole lot of savings you have helped me with. I appreciate it.
62.50 monthly, not as subsidized as Alberta shaa but �. Yeah, I had to show proof of residence plus other requirements. Shaa look it up.
You welcome
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 1:10pm On Jan 09
https://www.nairaland.com/3617393/living-canada-life-canadian-immigrant/405#72060405

WoodcrestMayor:
Hi Guys!
I have plans for a career change and business analysis has been on my mind for a while now. I will like to start making moves this year(school and elementary certification) in preparation for 2020 launch out.
Do we have any business analysts in the house? smiley

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 1:13pm On Jan 09
Glowingx:

62.50 monthly, not as subsidized as Alberta shaa but �. Yeah, I had to show proof of residence plus other requirements. Shaa look it up.
You welcome

Kai na that residence go purge me because I dont live in Brampton.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by mrstaye: 1:47pm On Jan 09
einsteino:


Thank you so much for sharing, made a great read. I have said to so many before, city life is nothing if you can't find a good job with which to pay its bills. However, opportunities for certain careers are much more in certain cities. These things depends on individual profile and goals, so we cant give a general advice.

Case in point: in the last two weeks, 3 of my friends landed jobs in their field here in Toronto. One actually relocated from Alberta where he was doing survival jobs, this would be his second professional job since coming to Toronto that's because Toronto is a hotbed for his field. One of us, a nairalander, has now got her second professional job in Ontario, she is with the CRA now. On the other hand, someone who is in the Oil and gas sector would have no business chasing his career goals in Eastern Canada as a whole. So people need to sit down and figure out where their goals would be easier to achieve while keeping cost of living in mind.
.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Glowingx: 1:53pm On Jan 09
einsteino:


Kai na that residence go purge me because I dont live in Brampton.
Lol @ purge. Don’t know if Brampton requests for that . Check, u might have for North York , I think Ottawa has the scheme too
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 2:02pm On Jan 09
Glowingx:

Lol @ purge. Don’t know if Brampton requests for that . Check, u might have for North York , I think Ottawa has the scheme too

North york falls under Toronto, so no show as the only discount in Toronto is for person's with disabilities.

After wetin bus use my eye see today, I am beginning to consider getting a car sef.

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