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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by wyzoe: 7:29pm On Aug 09
Flight/Landing Gist

So I last flew in 2013, I'd forgotten most of the protocol but my sister who is a frequent (and I mean FREQUENT) traveler came with me and was very helpful. Thanks Sis!

Prior to the day, she insisted I shave my beard (something that broke my heart grin ). I told her it would make me look different from my passport and she said I didn't have to remove everything but she wanted it extremely low (which is practically everything).

Anyway I did so and I look horrible now grin

At the entrance they almost didn't allow my sister enter with me but she talked to me and the man turned to me and said "Can I pay for you?" My sister said yes, but the man wanted to hear it from me. I was perplexed, so I didn't answer. He asked again a couple of times and my sister was like "tell him yes". Na so I dey look from my sister to the man and finally I said yes. The man was like "it's not from your mind". Till now, I still don't understand why he phrased it that way and what he meant. I didn't give him anything but he let us pass.

The bags were around 20kg give or take so no issues. I didn't carry any food, so no issues there either. By the time I checked the bags in and went to look for sis, her eyes were blood red, she was already crying. Me that was struggling to control myself. It would be rude not to join in so I obliged by permitting a tear or two roll down my cheeks (maybe a bit more than that). Anyway, I hugged her and all but she finally controlled it enough to take a pic with me.


IMMIGRATION:
First immigration officer asked for money, I gave him 500. He let me pass.
Second officer I met was polite, noticed my name and asked about it, we discussed a little. I had to fill a form at his desk and when I finished he was like "anything for the boys? I was like "I'm sorry", he said "it's ok". I decided bribing them wasn't sustainable grin

Third officer was a lady, she too asked but I didn't give. I got to the waiting area quite early and started reading Inferno by Dan Brown.

BOARDING

When it was time to board we did so without hassle. It was a Boeing 777 from Ethiopian Airways. The route was Lagos to Adis Ababa, Adis Ababa to Dublin (we refueled there and spend almost an hour then continued on the same plane but with a different crew) Dublin - Toronto. That was a really long journey, I barely slept.

At Adis Ababa, the guy checking my passport scrutinized me properly, even asking me to remove my glasses. I'm surprised that happened only once through all the checks I experienced. I look "one kind" now grin

I don't watch TV or movies in general so I can't comment on in-flight entertainment quality. I watched some movies and read some of Dan Brown. As for the food, airline food is never great and it's deliberately done that way. I can say very sincerely that I've had worse (KLM I hope you have improved).

Some uncultured Philistine on the plane decided to avail us of the contents of his/her intestinal bubbles. Needless to say I felt quite upset about the intermittent assault on my olfactory receptors.

There was adequate leg room, even for the taller passengers. I hardly had to get up during the flight.

Landed in Toronto and the kiosk refused to read my passport so I had to do it the manual way. The lady didn't even look at me properly she just took the form I filled on the plane and said welcome and waved me through.
I bought a Chatr sim at the airport. That's what I'm still using but I'll probably change it soon.


That's my story. I'm going to skip some details and jump right to where my friend came to get me. He took me to another friends house where I was welcomed with a Budweiser, cold water and poundo, accompanied by bitterleaf soup. Though I was hungry, I couldn't eat more than a wrap, I was tired but couldn't sleep.
After the meal, we met up with a guy from the North, then a Yoruba man who seems to be an immigration consultant and booked an appointment for later this week. Finally, I was taken to my place.
I'm sharing a house with some Nigerian postgraduate students.

If I remember anything else, I'll edit and add. The trip was relatively uneventful.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Transformium: 9:38pm On Aug 09
Eddy4400:


Yeah. Just to clarify, did you pay for spouse's biometric earlier or just as you got the request?
Yes I paid earlier. It was in the initial request letter I received
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by lennyk: 11:07pm On Aug 09
Hi Everyone,

Please I’ll be landing in Calgary at the end of this month with my 2 daughters.

Please can someone refer me to the Watsapp group for Calgary to enable a sister have a smooth integration to this new land

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 11:37pm On Aug 09
Hephgirl:
PART 3

SAT HI TO THE LATEST PR
IT'S A LONG READ... BRACE YOURSELF.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE IGNORE THE TYPOS



Welcome Hephgirl. It took long but it finally manifested! Your patience and tenacity will yield even more excellent fruit.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 11:44pm On Aug 09
Hephgirl:
PART 3

SAT HI TO THE LATEST PR
IT'S A LONG READ... BRACE YOURSELF.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE IGNORE THE TYPOS



Congrats
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 2:13am On Aug 10
Claire18:
I had put a 2day reminder sharply! ;DThanks!

As a sharp person concerned! The Amazon price is really good, nice deal you found there. Thanks for sharing.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nekdr: 8:19am On Aug 10
lennyk:
Hi Everyone,

Please I’ll be landing in Calgary at the end of this month with my 2 daughters.

Please can someone refer me to the Watsapp group for Calgary to enable a sister have a smooth integration to this new land
It's full now but they always put people on waiting list
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Jemidun: 11:10am On Aug 10
Nekdr:

It's full now but they always put people on waiting list

Why not migrate the group to Telegram?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Eddy4400: 3:54pm On Aug 10
Transformium:

Yes I paid earlier. It was in the initial request letter I received

Ok thanks

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by tobore187: 7:36pm On Aug 10
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

Can we see a picture of your unbearded self. Meanwhile apology to your ''olfactory receptors cheesy cheesy



[quote author=wyzoe post=81104856]Flight/Landing Gist



Some uncultured Philistine on the plane decided to avail us of the contents of his/her intestinal bubbles. Needless to say I felt quite upset about the intermittent assault on my olfactory receptors.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by lennyk: 8:18pm On Aug 10
Yes I truly agree!!
Can we speak to the admin of the group to do this? So that more people can join and benefit from the group
Jemidun:


Why not migrate the group to Telegram?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by wyzoe: 8:40pm On Aug 10
tobore187:
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

Can we see a picture of your unbearded self. Meanwhile apology to your ''olfactory receptors cheesy cheesy




grin I'd like to maintain some anonymity. Besides you'd need two pictures to compare; me with beard and me sans beard.
Just take it from me, e get the way my face be now grin

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ugoguchy: 10:03pm On Aug 10
Congratulations and thank God for all
Will be landing calgary 25th of August

Hephgirl:
PART 3

SAT HI TO THE LATEST PR
IT'S A LONG READ... BRACE YOURSELF.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE IGNORE THE TYPOS


Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ugoguchy: 10:08pm On Aug 10
Please share with me when you get it
Landing month end too
Calgary bound
lennyk:
Hi Everyone,

Please I’ll be landing in Calgary at the end of this month with my 2 daughters.

Please can someone refer me to the Watsapp group for Calgary to enable a sister have a smooth integration to this new land
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Onetwo77: 10:53pm On Aug 10
Landing in Calgary next week ��

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 11:24pm On Aug 10
Jemidun:


Why not migrate the group to Telegram?

There's already a telegram group.

P.S: that's all the details I know, I'm neither in the group nor know how to join cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 40manlappy: 1:47pm On Aug 11
lennyk:
Yes I truly agree!!
Can we speak to the admin of the group to do this? So that more people can join and benefit from the group

They already have a Telegram group lipsrsealed cheesy
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 40manlappy: 1:55pm On Aug 11
19CannyMum:


There's already a telegram group.

P.S: that's all the details I know, I'm neither in the group nor know how to join cheesy cheesy cheesy

Lol. You dey fear ban grin grin
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by praiseisgood: 4:19pm On Aug 11
Please is there any issue if the FRSC driver's license extract is addressed to the owner of the driver's license.

I.e. my letter was addressed to me at my Nigerian address instead of ministry of transportation in Canada. Could it lead to any issue?

Thanks in advance for the clarification.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by swizy: 4:27pm On Aug 11
donrabii:


This is really sad. Why would someone be duped and still keep quiet? Tue group admins should weed out the accomplice in the group. Thanks for sharing this

Unfortunately someone here has already transacted with him. And till date she still doesn't have her ticket and she's planning to travel by 22nd August. Well, I don't know how to help when those who had bad experience transacting with him won't even speak up or say what they did to ensure he didn't go scot free with their money.

I wonder by which other cover he needs to be judged when the facts are glaring.

All I can say is, people should stop encouraging fraud by keeping quiet. Stop encouraging any form of bad behaviour by trying to make excuses for them. Nothing to be ashamed of that someone defrauded you. The more you keep the stories to yourself , the more they'll defraud others.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by timmiezone: 5:21pm On Aug 11
Hello guys, Has anyone ever shipped a TV to Canada via cargo? Is it advisable (hoping handling won't render it useless). I am considering taking a TV with me. The electrical rating isn't an issue as the TV is between 100-240 volts.

Would like opinions.

Thanks.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 9:25pm On Aug 11
40manlappy:


Lol. You dey fear ban grin grin

Oga mi you know every nau
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by orobs93(m): 6:01am On Aug 12
Please who needs a roommate gta or Toronto
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Jbelieve: 11:39am On Aug 12
Please for those of you that bought winter jackets in wuse market. How much did you buy them and where. The contact I got on the sister thread is selling at 15k and 25k per jacket.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Oluwaseunbd(f): 11:43am On Aug 12
Good day all...pls anybody in nova scotia...who has contact of any agent to rent an apartment in Annapolis Valley area plssssssss anybody?thank you
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Christian22aa(m): 11:45am On Aug 12
Saw dis on Facebook ..

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Christian22aa(m): 12:54pm On Aug 12

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by keleto: 1:25pm On Aug 12
Pls, is there anyone
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Ljay17: 2:01pm On Aug 12
Hephgirl:
PART 3

SAT HI TO THE LATEST PR
IT'S A LONG READ... BRACE YOURSELF.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE IGNORE THE TYPOS



Congratulations and Welcome to Canada @Hephgirl.

I totally enjoyed reading all three parts of your landing gist. I also really admire how you and your hubby are prayerful. Keep making bold declarations according to the word of God and Canada would definitely yield all that God has already designated for you.

I really wish my fam and yours could be friends even though we’re in Ontario.

May God bless you.


smiley

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by salford1: 3:31pm On Aug 12
keleto:
Pls, is there anyone who lives around Nipawin in Saskatchewan. I need to find out something
I dont live in Nipawin, but there are Nigerians who live up there. I met two at the last passport intervention in Saskatoon. However, we did not exchange contacts.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by MummyJaygirls: 4:08pm On Aug 12
I recently cargoed to Edmonton and my stuff scaled through, I had like 105kg worth of load. All stuffs were within the listed kgs.

Also know others that cargoed and all scaled thru because they cargo 20 bags of beans at once cheesy One was searched because of the scent leaf. After testing it, it was released.

In other words, make una use sense when cargoing so it won't be like we are being witch hunted. grin
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Jbelieve: 4:13pm On Aug 12
Jbelieve:
Please for those of you that bought winter jackets in wuse market. How much did you buy them and where. The contact I got on the sister thread is selling at 15k and 25k per jacket.

Please help me with an affordable vendor in abuja.

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