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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by cochtrane: 1:38pm On Jan 13
gaggle:


Thank You. I was already crying that no one was answering
@rainazo_e landed in May with a passport expiring in July. And @kay201_1 traveled with Ethiopian airlines in March with a passport expiring in June.
You should be fine
You can check here

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Stormbreaker(m): 2:09pm On Jan 13
pls is dere a Whatsapp group for Nigerians landing in Alberta ( Calgary or Edmonton)? I will love to join if there is any.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Bracha: 2:49pm On Jan 13
voguemum:
I've read a lot of views and ways to dive into the system from graduates of Accounting, finance, Mbbs, Nursung and the likes when one finally arrives in, either through bridging programs or taking some courses but we've had no information from Microbiology graduates over there or does it mean we'll have to change career path when we finally arrive. Please, if there are any Microbiologist in this thread or anyone who knows someone in that field should kindly speak up and advise on ways to integrate. As there are branches in this field such as quality control/assurance, industrial, environmental, food, virology just to name a few which means there should be a lot of opportunities out there but I can't seem to get my hands on the right information on how to fit in or bridging programs to go for. There ain't much info on Google either so getting an insight from someone already in the system will be much appreciated.

Hi, i'm behind you on this. I hope someone gives helpful answers. Thank you for speaking up.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by blessings2017(m): 3:11pm On Jan 13
MissChristine:
This is a really insightful thread. It’s also commendable to see Nigerians looking out for each other.

I’m a law graduate who is exploring relocating to Canada through the acquisition of academic degrees (LL.M and NCA). Although I have read up the process, I am still quite confused on some issues and feel someone with experience would properly guide me. I am going to be mostly self sponsored (daddy and mummy have really tried so far) so I want to ensure I don’t waste a kobo due to avoidable mistakes in my application.

Are there immigrant Canadian legal practitioners in the house? Does anyone know an immigrant Canadian legal practitioner? It would be highly appreciated if I can have a detailed discussion with such a person.

Many thanks.

I'm a foreign trained lawyer in Canada currently challenging the NCA exams (landed Canada through the Express Entry program).

What do you need to know about the NCA ?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by blessings2017(m): 3:21pm On Jan 13
cochtrane:
J But being a Canadian PR now offers you the rare opportunity to dive into the global market and profit from the growth of large US/Canadian companies.
Resources you may find helpful:
https://canadiancouchpotato.com/
https://www.reddit.com/r/CanadianInvestor/
https://www.reddit.com/r/PersonalFinanceCanada/
https://www.fool.ca/

The bold is so true. I knew Nigeria was a shithole country when I unsuccessfully tried to open a stock investment account from Nigeria.
The years I schemed and waited for an opportunity to invest in US stocks eh?!! sighs

Check this link out too if you care...
https://www.milliondollarjourney.com/

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Gregeal: 4:16pm On Jan 13
WoodcrestMayor:
Bruv, what i have is the Investment funds in canada. I don't have any BA study material.
Do you need the IFC study material?
I am also interested in this material. I sent my mail earlier. kindly send it to me also gregeal_gd@yahoo.co.uk
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Tojued: 4:27pm On Jan 13
Blackbuddy:
I know it looks crazy but this is how we live. This is what we came for, what we contend against and what we surmount. This is home, our Canada smiley

This is really scary. Why are humans up and about in such weather? Is this pix from yukon or what?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by GozyNA: 4:51pm On Jan 13


Blackbuddy:
I know it looks crazy but this is how we live. This is what we came for, what we contend against and what we surmount. This is home, our Canada smiley
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by MissChristine(f): 4:53pm On Jan 13
Guitarlife:

We are, this is the thread for you though.
https://www.nairaland.com/4843199/canadian-express-entry-federal-skilled

Dont forget that blackgold offer, its always on the table lol

Thank you Guitarlife. I’ll check it out ASAP.

BlackGold’s offer is suspended for now. Lol
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by gaggle: 5:44pm On Jan 13
cochtrane:

@rainazo_e landed in May with a passport expiring in July. And @kay201_1 raveled with Ethiopian airlines in March with a passport expiring in June.
You should be fine
You can check here

Thank U
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Caveman2: 7:00pm On Jan 13
cochtrane:
Just in case anyone is up for it, putting money in the Canadian/US stock market is really not a bad idea, especially now that the global market has tanked a bit. You really couldn't do this effectively in Nigeria given the shady dealings and insider trading going on on the NSE on the one hand, and because there is no ready access to this market for Nigerians on the other. But being a Canadian PR now offers you the rare opportunity to dive into the global market and profit from the growth of large US/Canadian companies. Buying ETFs which track the Dow or the S&P500 is always a good starting point, if you are scared of the uncertainties associated with individual stocks. These (ETFs) always mostly go up anyways, sometimes returning on the average about 7% annually, more than what any savings account will give. And there's no better time than now in this supposed "bear" market. Essentially, buying into the Canadian/US economy offers the chance to put some money in the same economy you trust to offer you a better standard of living than your home country.

Resources you may find helpful:
https://canadiancouchpotato.com/
https://www.reddit.com/r/CanadianInvestor/
https://www.reddit.com/r/PersonalFinanceCanada/
https://www.fool.ca/

Are you an investment analyst in Canada ? I am an investment analyst in Nigeria and I won’t mind connecting.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mrmoshood: 7:48pm On Jan 13
Dear all,

I will be in Montreal on Thursday from Nigeria, please I need help for accommodation.

Anybody willing to help me I'd appreciate

Thanks.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nogen: 7:50pm On Jan 13
Contumely:


.

Are you for real?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nogen: 7:50pm On Jan 13
Mrmoshood:
Dear all,

I will be in Montreal on Thursday from Nigeria, please I need help for accommodation.

Anybody willing to help me I'd appreciate

Thanks.

I sent you a PM.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mrmoshood: 7:52pm On Jan 13
I've respond

Nogen:


I sent you a PM.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Swansy10: 7:56pm On Jan 13
[quote author=Contumely post=74731092

Balderdash

Blackgold3

Guitarlife.[/quote]

Are you serious?, what did she say to warrant such vulgar response?. From this your write up I can tell you have a very low self esteem. You’re probably one of those guys that can’t stand being rejected by a lady. The funny thing is with this attitude, u’ll always be rejected. Grow up man

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by sconp: 8:04pm On Jan 13
bLacKGoLd3:


Search for @Cocolav. If she's got some free time, I bet she'd be happy to guide you.

On a lighter note, my guy here, @Guitarlife and I are searching for a wife: just in case you ever consider exploring other options grin
Shoot your shot o.

Happy birthday Sir, more life.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by sconp: 8:08pm On Jan 13
Swansy10:


Are you serious?, what did she say to warrant such vulgar response?. From this your write up I can tell you have a very low self esteem. You’re probably one of those guys that can’t stand being rejected by a lady. The funny thing is with this attitude, u’ll always be rejected. Grow up man
Nogen:


Are you for real?
The admin has hidden that post, I suggest you both unquote that the nonsense that person wrote.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by cochtrane: 9:32pm On Jan 13
blessings2017:


Check this link out too if you care...
https://www.milliondollarjourney.com/
Looks nice! Thanks.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by cochtrane: 9:38pm On Jan 13
Caveman2:


Are you an investment analyst in Canada ? I am an investment analyst in Nigeria and I won’t mind connecting.
Nope, I'm not. I'm just an investment enthusiast.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Winterpeg: 10:05pm On Jan 13
wholesomegrace:


I haven't landed yet, but will soon be with my two angels. I hear its tough by doable. Start making plans early ...accommodation, job, school, transportation etc. Get mentally, emotionally and spiritually prepared. Cheers

Hi, it's tough but doable like you have mentioned. I currently have 3 children and my husband is in Nigeria but we all landed together the first time and sorted out our accommodation and bought a car before going back to Nigeria. You might not be able to work some jobs cos of your kids and you will have to sort out day care for your kids. Make sure you have back up money too just in case. You are also entitled to some government benefits but it might not make that much difference.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by beges: 10:09pm On Jan 13
blessings2017:


I'm a foreign trained lawyer in Canada currently challenging the NCA exams (landed Canada through the Express Entry program).

What do you need to know about the NCA ?
Can I pm u?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Dulles25(f): 10:25pm On Jan 13
blessings2017:


I'm a foreign trained lawyer in Canada currently challenging the NCA exams (landed Canada through the Express Entry program).

What do you need to know about the NCA ?

Hello, are you in any WhatsApp group for foreign trained Lawyers in Canada?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by vcole: 10:26pm On Jan 13
Hi @blessings2017 not a lawyer but following your posts on the Nca and foreign lawyers pathway smiley
As for everyone else who made posts about a profession or location that they have not been able to find any info on, I think it would be a good idea to find out whatever info you can online or on other forums that may not necessarily be Nigerian anyway and then post your info or just your experience thus far trying to get info and then just sharing and brainstorming with other people who would most likely see your posts and chip in. It may help someone else in the future or would help put things in perspective when others chip in.
Other professional pathways that seem like they have been discussed in detail were not always like that, as people found info they posted and it just added to the body of knowledge we all share.
I am saying this as a suggestion only and it is not intended to offend anyone.
That being said, I do know of one quality assurance mgr, first degree microbiology and years of experience in several quality mgt roles in food and beverage industry in Nigeria and getting here was able to get a job as a QA after a couple of months of applying and interviewing. We are not in touch anymore. One way of figuring out what may be required to get a job you want is by reading the skills and qualifications on job ads on indeed or any other site.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by bLacKGoLd3(m): 11:27pm On Jan 13
sconp:

Shoot your shot o.

Happy birthday Sir, more life.

Thanks a bunch, Bro!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Winterpeg: 11:47pm On Jan 13
voguemum:
I've read a lot of views and ways to dive into the system from graduates of Accounting, finance, Mbbs, Nursung and the likes when one finally arrives in, either through bridging programs or taking some courses but we've had no information from Microbiology graduates over there or does it mean we'll have to change career path when we finally arrive. Please, if there are any Microbiologist in this thread or anyone who knows someone in that field should kindly speak up and advise on ways to integrate. As there are branches in this field such as quality control/assurance, industrial, environmental, food, virology just to name a few which means there should be a lot of opportunities out there but I can't seem to get my hands on the right information on how to fit in or bridging programs to go for. There ain't much info on Google either so getting an insight from someone already in the system will be much appreciated.
Hi, I'm not a microbiologist but I worked in this line in Nigeria. Here in Canada you can go into food safety and quality assurance as have mentioned. Food safety is also a big deal over here. You might have to do some courses either a diploma or a professional masters in any college or University of your choice to teach you all you need to know. There are also some ISO certification courses you can do. You can also work in a food laboratory either government or private. There are also opportunities as a food inspector. You will need to do some short courses to teach you what you need to know. There are some government agencies that hire microbiologists along this line. You can do your research and apply with your Nigerian degree and you can get lucky.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by MissChristine(f): 12:24am On Jan 14
blessings2017:


I'm a foreign trained lawyer in Canada currently challenging the NCA exams (landed Canada through the Express Entry program).

What do you need to know about the NCA ?

Hi Blessing.

Oh I’ve got a lot to ask! I sent a pm request earlier.

I’ll like to know more about the following —
i. The accompanying documents for an NCA application
ii. The complexity of the exam, study materials and the recommended number of courses to take in a sitting for a full time worker
iii. If a student visa will be required to write the NCA exams in Canada
iv. The meaning of the phrase “articulating” (or something like that) after obtaining a qualifying certificate
v. The implication of having a qualifying certificate without being a member of the equivalent of an NBA branch
vi. The probability of a qualifying certificate boosting an express entry application
vii. The best way for a legal practitioner with less than 5 years practice experience to emigrate
viii. The approval chances of an in-house counsel planning to emigrate when compared with a lawyer working with a law firm
ix. Which threads are dedicated to foreign trained lawyers in Canada etc

It is definitely a lot of information to ask. But hopefully answers to these questions will also help other people in the legal field hoping to emigrate.

Looking forward to receiving a feedback from you or anyone with answers to these questions.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Zeiya(f): 12:24am On Jan 14
Please is there anyone living in Markham or Vaughan here?

I want some information on these places.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by salford1: 1:33am On Jan 14
To the microbiology guy/lady. You did not mention anything about your work experience. A degree in Microbiology opens doors to a lot of other professions like the ones you listed. Therefore, your work experience plus your qualification will determine the sort of bridging program to apply for.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by rainazoe: 4:45am On Jan 14
But how will the PR status be maintained if he just visits? It means he would have to use up all his leave (assuming a minimum of 30 days vacation per year) which would still not be enough to cover the 2 out of 5 year rule

SIRTee15:


Canada PR goes beyond salaries....
I think this has been thrashed in the previous thread...

However u can build a safety net.....
Process the application n if successful, send ur families over while u keep ur job in naija and visit until u deem it fit to move.....
The cons of families living apart due to PR was also discussed on the previous thread....

Whatever the case, this is a big opportunity for ur family especially the future of your kids and I'll advise u to consider this application seriously....
U can't compare the opportunity in the west to nigeria in all ramifications.....
If Anthony Joshua had grown up in Nigeria, he will most likely end up an agbero tout or political thug for likes of bola tinubu....

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by rainazoe: 4:47am On Jan 14
Nope the same Lagos. Just depends on where you live and how you spend.

Influential101:
You can comfortably run the above expenses in Naija including school fees and still save a lot? ??

Maybe outside Lagos shaa.

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