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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Folafikemi: 1:14pm On May 15
Fam pls come to my aid o. Am getting lean by the day just Becos of the thought of yet to arrive PPR o

Did my Biometrics April 1st and a week later was asked to pay for RPRF which I did and got a confirmation and since then it's been quiet.
Everyday I keep hoping and praying for this good news.

How long does it take from this point to getting PPR abeg encourage me edakun. Cos a lot of my plans here is so highly dependent on this PPR right now.

Landed colleague kindly help answer this question.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by rickt: 2:43pm On May 15
JesusBabyyy:
Hi Guys,

Sorry if this post is a bit off
Please who knows that moniker that advertises that they buy used household items before one relocates..
Our trip is around the corner and I need to sell off lots of items in my house.
Been searching this forum can’t find the the moniker, I know I used to see the ad.
Thanks.
Please if you have a small deep freezer, I'll be interested. Thank you.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 2:49pm On May 15
As noted by @laminaria, get a new passport for her. You will take both old and new passports with you.

TEECANN:
Hello e-fam,

Top of the day to you.

Please I need suggestions on how to wriggle out of this little dilemma.

My daughter's international passport having her PR visa vignette is expiring in Aug, 2019 and we will be flying in July,2019.

What can I do?

1. Should I get another Intl passport or will Ethiopian Air allow it pass? (For those who have previously flown with ET)

2. If I eventually need to get a new Intl passport, will it be necessary to inform and update CIC about the new passport details?

Thank you all.


It will end in praise IJN!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by GozyNA: 3:29pm On May 15
Folafikemi:
Fam pls come to my aid o. Am getting lean by the day just Becos of the thought of yet to arrive PPR o

Did my Biometrics April 1st and a week later was asked to pay for RPRF which I did and got a confirmation and since then it's been quiet.
Everyday I keep hoping and praying for this good news.

How long does it take from this point to getting PPR abeg encourage me edakun. Cos a lot of my plans here is so highly dependent on this PPR right now.

Landed colleague kindly help answer this question.

Just relax, it will come soon. I'm guessing you submitted in February right? Remember that the standard processing time is 6months so it's always best to make plans for 6months from AOR.

I did biometrics 12th December 2018 and PPR didn't come till third week in April 2019. Even with that, my application was processed in under 6months.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Folafikemi: 3:56pm On May 15
GozyNA:


Just relax, it will come soon. I'm guessing you submitted in February right? Remember that the standard processing time is 6months so it's always best to make plans for 6months from AOR.

I did biometrics 12th December 2018 and PPR didn't come till third week in April 2019. Even with that, my application was processed in under 6months.


Oh Bro thanks for the relief I actually submitted Feb 12.
I just pray it doesn't take longer than necessary. Thank you once again bro.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by YETI28: 4:57pm On May 15
Hello house, pls o i have a question about documents to send to WES. Pls do they accept statements of result because I haven't collected my certificate now. Pls reply
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 5:37pm On May 15
Pls ask the question at the right thread: https://www.nairaland.com/5187408/canadian-express-entry-federal-skilled

YETI28:
Hello house, pls o i have a question about documents to send to WES. Pls do they accept statements of result because I haven't collected my certificate now. Pls reply
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Pharmbb(f): 5:47pm On May 15

cheesy grin thanks for the tip

..... We join hands


Deniceone:

You can read the landing gist by Styv in part one of this thread. I don't know how to link else would ve done it. grin
Make sure you collect your free meal ticket
As men of honour......
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by TEECANN: 6:43pm On May 15
joo2018:
As noted by @laminaria, get a new passport for her. You will take both old and new passports with you.


Thanks @Laminaria and Joo2018, God bless you both.

I feel better now. grin


It will end in praise IJN!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by DatechMan(m): 7:19pm On May 15
I am currently recruiting for a BSS Maintenance Specialist (F-130519) role with Freedom Mobile in Calgary location. Please respond asap with an updated word doc resume in case you are interested or feel free to forward my email to some one you know might be interested or a good fit for this role.

! Landed peeps only

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by damilola1978: 8:26pm On May 15
Hello can someone apply from Ontario (PS: willing to relocate)
DatechMan:
I am currently recruiting for a BSS Maintenance Specialist (F-130519) role with Freedom Mobile in Calgary location. Please respond asap with an updated word doc resume in case you are interested or feel free to forward my email to some one you know might be interested or a good fit for this role.

! Landed peeps only
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Godisincontrol: 2:10am On May 16
I have an ETS(Edmonton Transit) May Adult Bus Pass for sale at the subsidized rate of $35. PM if interested.

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by wengerly(m): 2:47am On May 16
Good people,

I booked a flight for someone in naija and paid with my credit card, and BA has a clause on their website that if the payer is not among the travelling party then the credit card should be produced at the booking office before the traveller can be allowed to fly. How do I resolve this? Do I have to write a letter to BA or do I scan my Credit card and send to the traveller?

Anyone encountered such before?

Thanks in advance
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Majesticniyi(m): 3:10am On May 16
YETI28:
Hello house, pls o i have a question about documents to send to WES. Pls do they accept statements of result because I haven't collected my certificate now. Pls reply


I used my statement of result all through and know many others who did same for their WES evaluation.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Majesticniyi(m): 3:14am On May 16
Folafikemi:
Fam pls come to my aid o. Am getting lean by the day just Becos of the thought of yet to arrive PPR o

Did my Biometrics April 1st and a week later was asked to pay for RPRF which I did and got a confirmation and since then it's been quiet.
Everyday I keep hoping and praying for this good news.

How long does it take from this point to getting PPR abeg encourage me edakun. Cos a lot of my plans here is so highly dependent on this PPR right now.

Landed colleague kindly help answer this question.



You better remove your mind from the application for now before you give yourself hypertension. You start with checking hourly for updates, then twice a day, then once daily, then once in a week...till you give up and tell yourself if they dont mail you, no more checking....but you still end up checking everytime you read a PPR story grin

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Abiodunnn: 5:13am On May 16
I don't think this is entirely true. I travelled last year aboard BA and someone in the UK booked and paid for the ticket, i just sent the naira equivalent to him and i had no issue.
But again, this might be a new rule!


wengerly:
Good people,

I booked a flight for someone in naija and paid with my credit card, and BA has a clause on their website that if the payer is not among the travelling party then the credit card should be produced at the booking office before the traveller can be allowed to fly. How do I resolve this? Do I have to write a letter to BA or do I scan my Credit card and send to the traveller?

Anyone encountered such before?

Thanks in advance
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by IykeD(m): 6:26am On May 16
Abiodunnn:
I don't think this is entirely true. I travelled last year aboard BA and someone in the UK booked and paid for the ticket, i just sent the naira equivalent to him and i had no issue.
But again, this might be a new rule!




He specifically mentioned "credit card" payment and not any other form. OP, most Airlines have this clause so you may want to contact the airline directly and ask them what you can do.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by mrhumandelis: 9:21am On May 16
I don't think this is an issue though.

The person you booked for would be just fine.

Don't scan your card, it's a really risky thing to do.

wengerly:
Good people,

I booked a flight for someone in naija and paid with my credit card, and BA has a clause on their website that if the payer is not among the travelling party then the credit card should be produced at the booking office before the traveller can be allowed to fly. How do I resolve this? Do I have to write a letter to BA or do I scan my Credit card and send to the traveller?

Anyone encountered such before?

Thanks in advance
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by arizona20: 12:47pm On May 16
@JesusBabyy what are the items you wish to sell and your location.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ebi12: 1:37pm On May 16
I will agree with this, I used Delta and at the point of check in I was asked to show the credit card I used to book the flight. It had this same clause of required to show credit card used for payment when I was purchasing the ticket

IykeD:



He specifically mentioned "credit card" payment and not any other form. OP, most Airlines have this clause so you may want to contact the airline directly and ask them what you can do.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by nomad26: 2:09pm On May 16
Delta is very notorious for this. Happened to a friend of mine 2 years ago, when he bought a ticket to the US for his sister coming from Nigeria. He was asked to go to the nearest airport to him and present the credit card to the Delta help desk for validation.

As for BA, I have used my credit card on two different occasions to buy tickets for my spouse flying from Nigeria to UK, but they never requested for the credit card at the airport, so I doubt anyone will pay attention to this in your case.
For your peace of mind sha, call them to find out what they suggest.
wengerly:
Good people,

I booked a flight for someone in naija and paid with my credit card, and BA has a clause on their website that if the payer is not among the travelling party then the credit card should be produced at the booking office before the traveller can be allowed to fly. How do I resolve this? Do I have to write a letter to BA or do I scan my Credit card and send to the traveller?

Anyone encountered such before?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by DesignerDesigne: 3:06pm On May 16
WoodcrestMayor:
Hey guys!!!
I’ve been away for a very long long time. Landing gist is stale considering the fact that I touched down in May 2018…8months ago. I won’t bore you guys with details so I will just summarize as well as I can. cheesy
I departed naija at about 1pm and landed in Toronto at about 8am the following day…Addis Ababa through Dublin to Toronto it was. I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said I stood for a combined 7hrs (approximately) in the plane stretching my leg and I also got tired of the food angry. Toronto was a long queue and POF check was smooth…officer only asked what I came in with. I was about to show him and he said I shouldn’t bother showing him. Ethiopian airline guys advised me to change my flight to one that had long connecting time for Toronto/Edmonton. I heeded their advice and I was just in time for my flight to Edmonton after immigration stress. In fact, I had to run as the flight was about leaving. I would have been put on another flight without any extra charge but my people in Edmonton had cleared their itinerary for my arrival so it wouldn’t have been fair.
I boarded Air Canada and I balance well well for plane…hostess make sense and all…I said to myself…”another 4hrs of flight”…sigh. Hostess moved round to serve drinks and snacks and I went in for one without questions. I thought it was covered by the air fare and then she brought out the POS shocked. Thank God say I respect myself no carry wetin expensive. grin I had my dollar MasterCard on me and I still had some change on it. I paid and moved on to buy Wi-Fi access for the duration of my flight. I started messaging friends and family to give present location and all.
I touched down in Edmonton at about 4pm and was welcomed by my cousins…got a light hoodie as temperature was about 17 degrees on that beautiful day. We took a few pictures and headed home. We got home and I got a surprise cake (it was my birthday and I planned the landing for my birthday but I wasn’t expecting any cake) *please pass me the tissue roll*. cry
I landed on a Thursday and a new reality set in. I was a banker back home and even though I was tired of banking, I figured it was the easiest way to get something mainstream. I needed to get into the system and then plot my move from there. I am not a young guy in my 20’s so I knew I didn’t have much time on my hands. I knew about the Canadian experience thing but I said to myself…”you don’t time to experiment much with menial jobs for Canadian experience. The earlier you got into the mainstream, the better for you”. My cousin has a few banker friends and they told me something that could get me into the system quick enough. I went to church with him and he introduced me to a wealth manager who also started in the bank as a sales person. He further reiterated what other bankers I spoke to said-get a mutual fund certification. I got to Canada on a Thursday and started reading on Monday…I didn’t plan to start that early embarassed For two months, I read and did nothing else; not even job applications. After about 800pages and some practice, I took the exam in July and I’m still grateful I passed at first attempt.
I started applying for jobs and indeed.com became my homepage grin My cousin also told me to check out Bredin;thank God I did. Resume writing, cover letter and interview skills are non-negotiable here. I went through the classes and I immersed myself in the theory and practical. I began to practice for interviews like they were examinations. All these under my belt but the jobs were not forthcoming. The food industry had a lot of openings but I was adamant; I was not going to serve food angry.I even did safety certifications which cost me money but I just needed to start something. I made a different resume for menial jobs and I focused on warehouse worker category but I kept getting rejections. I kid you not when I tell you that I lost count of the number of applications I submitted. I even got a scam one but can you scam the scammer? kiss
The final week of August brought an interview which I attended. It was advertised as a sales position for Telus but I turned out to be for one of the companies selling for Telus. I took the job nonetheless even though it was pure commission. It was a door-to-door sales job and did it for about a month. There was a day It snowed a little and I could not unzip my trouser because I was losing control of my fingers…I called an Uber and closed for the day. I thought I wasn’t going to return there but I thought about everything and the next morning I was in the office. I finally quit after 3 weeks and I was ready to look for a cashier position anywhere when RBC sent out invites for a networking event; a networking event which had the mutual funds certification as a pre-requisite for registration. I went to Hudson Bay, bought a suit and I already bought shoes from Aldo during summer sales so I was ready to go. cool The networking event was quickly followed by a proper interview a week later and in the second week of October, I got an offer for an Intern position. I resumed 3rd week of November and I will be in training till summer. It’s a very intensive one but I’m glad I got it.
Pay attention guys because I’m going to connect some dots here for people who need this. The value of time anywhere especially here can not be overemphasized. Even though I didn’t stay long at the sales job, it undoubtedly played its part in securing the RBC job. I was able to tick the Canadian experience box and I also made a couple of sales and the pay cheques came in handy during background checks. It was one of the items used to verify that I indeedworked for the company I stated in my resume. Also, the timing of the exam was impeccable because I registered for the RBC networking event in August and if I hadn't passed it at first attempt, the next available date would have been in August and I would have missed out on this opportunity. I’m not where I want yet but I’m super grateful to God and the people around me who gave me OT.
I took my class 7 test in September so I’ll be ready to cruise in my car come next winter (their deddies)cheesy. I’ve been driving here though(my cousin’s wife’s car tongue) because I learnt that in naija but I never had my car so I’ll be ready for my road test come September.
Those fake CRA guys called me too but again, can you scam the scammer? undecided
What did I miss out? Oh! I did a bit of summer shopping. I bought off-season items like a winter jacket(I only just realized it’s simply decent) and two winter boots. The winter boots I bought for $35 in summer now cost about $135 in winter shocked. Bredin also gave me a lot of information on packages the government have in place to help new comers integrate into the system. For example, I get to use Edmonton city public sites (gym,library, zoo etc) for free and I also buy the bus pass for $35 as against the regular $97. The subsidized bus pass wasn’t in effect when I came in. It was only just included 3 months ago.
Winter has been good to me and I think it’s just a gift from God…a way of helping me settle in before the next one which I predict will be brutal.
I remember the “disgust” on my face when summer came and these guys couldn’t stay at home. Everyone found one excuse or the other to go outside and all. I was naïve then; i now know better. I will be one of the first person to run out on the first day of summer 2019 embarassed

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.
Last last, na where opportunity dey for your profession pass suppose inform decision to move o!
Also, I will never advice anyone to land here in winter. Friends and family will easily volunteer to take you to places to get things done the first few weeks if you land in summer but you’re more likely to get excuses if you ask them for the same favour in winter. lipsrsealed

May God's favour rest upon us as we continue the journey here.
To our brothers and sisters expecting Accra package, you all shall not be disappointed smiley

Selah!!!

Thank you for sharing your experinece.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by wengerly(m): 4:50pm On May 16
Thank you. I have given my contact details just in case they need to call and verify.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ysteph: 5:20pm On May 16
Fear not. The clause is there but they don't enforce it.
Maybe youu should send a snap shot of the card to the person to show at the airport in case it is requested for.

wengerly:
Good people,

I booked a flight for someone in naija and paid with my credit card, and BA has a clause on their website that if the payer is not among the travelling party then the credit card should be produced at the booking office before the traveller can be allowed to fly. How do I resolve this? Do I have to write a letter to BA or do I scan my Credit card and send to the traveller?

Anyone encountered such before?

Thanks in advance
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by guzenaira: 5:23pm On May 16
wengerly:
Good people,

I booked a flight for someone in naija and paid with my credit card, and BA has a clause on their website that if the payer is not among the travelling party then the credit card should be produced at the booking office before the traveller can be allowed to fly. How do I resolve this? Do I have to write a letter to BA or do I scan my Credit card and send to the traveller?

Anyone encountered such before?

Thanks in advance

If you book directly from them, you are bound to face such issue.

I used FlightHub anyway and such a thing never happened to me even I once had a connecting flight with BA and such a thing never happened.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by DatechMan(m): 6:13pm On May 16
damilola1978:
Hello can someone apply from Ontario (PS: willing to relocate)
Yes you can.
Forward your resume to my email. dipo003(at)yahoo(dot)com
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by wengerly(m): 6:37pm On May 16
guzenaira:


If you book directly from them, you are bound to face such issue.

I used FlightHub anyway and such a thing never happened to me even I once had a connecting flight with BA and such a thing never happened.

Yes. I did book directly with them.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Walesby: 6:56pm On May 16
The Nigerians in Toronto GTA WhatsApp group, please I need an invite ooo...Save a Soul!!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Orange1234: 8:43pm On May 16
Hello Fam. Please I'm still waiting for a response to my question. I want to know if the Canadian government taxes any of the cash income that is taken to Canada from Nigeria after landing as a PR. Any feedback would be appreciated.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by dislat: 10:25pm On May 16
I will be landing on June 14, anyone with accommodation in Winnipeg that can be of help? God bless
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by EndInPraisess: 10:55pm On May 16
i will be landing on the 19th June and the accommodation hustle has really been a challenge on rentfaster and co. I would like to know the range for a modest AirBnb for someone that wants to be pinching POF small small- couples, without kids. We hope we can start with the process for accommodation here and finalize within few days while stay at the AirBNB.

Landed seniors, especially in calgary over to you.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by hinograce: 11:38pm On May 16
stonecoldcafe:
Can someone give me tips for the online theory part of the driving test. I practiced extensively with this website https://m.tests.ca/alberta/ and failed wella. I was truly humbled. smiley I read the PDF book a bit but i didnt finish it sha.

17dollars don go be that. I'll appreciate any tips i can get from the house. Thanks
I can help you with the booklet if u want to photo copy

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