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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by PLSHELEP: 2:57pm On Sep 06
Thanks jare... I didn't want them to reject my application even before R10.

God abeg o!

bekayy:
See how fear dey catch you. Hahaha. Good to know you are fine now.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by jangirova: 6:51pm On Sep 06
mercy2019:
Good day everyone, I need your advice on my career, insults too are allowed.
I have a masters degree in environmental toxicology and pollution management but I don’t have any work experience in or outside my field. I was 26 when I got my MSc, so the age bar for employment didn’t allow me skip through the screening stage. God knows I tried my best to get job but none came except primary school which I didn’t take up.
The reason I pushed for this immigration

I will be landing with family of (3) in Calgary first week in August. How do I go about this no experience thing? Please how can I find a career path, I will appreciate your views ( even if it’s going back to school)
Thank you all

I think you have a very good prospects out there with your educational background to move into the field of environmental health. Though you will have to challenge some exams. So many job opportunities.If you love academics you could proceed for PhD in Public health and take it from there. All the best.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 40manlappy: 11:15pm On Sep 06
Issyman:


Baba ooo....a very very very longtime. How are you sir?

I am doing well sir, thanks. You? smiley
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SchwarzMann: 11:58pm On Sep 06
Please, I need a guide on how your did the PCC. I'm also resident in Germany and I need to get the PCC asap.

ladymarshall:
Is there any of you here that moved to Canny from Germany/Denmark (or about to move, having gotten PPR)? Please kindly reply so I can send a pm. I have received conflicting information about the specific PCC required (and the specifics regarding certified translation required), especially Germany because they are not used to dealing with emigration requests for Canada. Also, the official procedure for Danish PCC on CIC website is different from the Danish official website. I am tired of arguing with them and have spent so much for what I think might not be the correct documents.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Issyman(m): 10:00am On Sep 07
40manlappy:


I am doing well sir, thanks. You? smiley

I am doing great brother..
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Bazbaby: 10:17am On Sep 07
CanPR:
Has anyone here tried Sterling debit card at POS in Canada? What's the rate please?

Pls can someone answer o...
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Maple2020: 10:58am On Sep 07
Hello Nigerian canadians i started this movement in July but i am loosing motivation, i am actually doing this for my kids because i have a comfortable job. My colleague who i started with has changed her mind and its affecting me sad I'm studying for IELTS buy I've lost that energy i started with.
So guys give me ginger, remind why this is worth every naira, sweat and effort.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by queengift(f): 2:14pm On Sep 07
Maple2020:
Hello Nigerian canadians i started this movement in July but i am loosing motivation, i am actually doing this for my kids because i have a comfortable job. My colleague who i started with has changed her mind and its affecting me sad I'm studying for IELTS buy I've lost that energy i started with.
So guys give me ginger, remind why this is worth every naira, sweat and effort.

learn to make decisions and stand by it, ask yourself over and over again why you want to migrate, is it worth it, don't just loose faith because of friends.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by GozyNA: 2:47pm On Sep 07
Brothers and sisters who have just landed or are landing soon, I beg you in God's name not to fall for any sms that looks like the attached.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by GozyNA: 2:50pm On Sep 07
We should remind you? angry

Maple2020:
Hello Nigerian canadians i started this movement in July but i am loosing motivation, i am actually doing this for my kids because i have a comfortable job. My colleague who i started with has changed her mind and its affecting me sad I'm studying for IELTS buy I've lost that energy i started with.
So guys give me ginger, remind why this is worth every naira, sweat and effort.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by otokx(m): 3:16pm On Sep 07
GozyNA:
Brothers and sisters who have just landed or are landing soon, I beg you in God's name not to fall for any sms that looks like the attached.

So scammers dey dat side wella?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Amica26: 3:43pm On Sep 07
Maple2020:
Hello Nigerian canadians i started this movement in July but i am loosing motivation, i am actually doing this for my kids because i have a comfortable job. My colleague who i started with has changed her mind and its affecting me sad I'm studying for IELTS buy I've lost that energy i started with.
So guys give me ginger, remind why this is worth every naira, sweat and effort.

Try to remember why you decided to start the process in the first place.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by maternal: 4:30pm On Sep 07
Maple2020:
Hello Nigerian canadians i started this movement in July but i am loosing motivation, i am actually doing this for my kids because i have a comfortable job. My colleague who i started with has changed her mind and its affecting me sad I'm studying for IELTS buy I've lost that energy i started with.
So guys give me ginger, remind why this is worth every naira, sweat and effort.

Your colleague got rejected and they're too ashamed to say. Don't fall for their nonsense. You're also not comfortable, and if you need motivation to do something life changing for your kids, then I don't know what to say.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Prettiepearlz(f): 4:35pm On Sep 07
Maple2020:
Hello Nigerian canadians i started this movement in July but i am loosing motivation, i am actually doing this for my kids because i have a comfortable job. My colleague who i started with has changed her mind and its affecting me sad I'm studying for IELTS buy I've lost that energy i started with.
So guys give me ginger, remind why this is worth every naira, sweat and effort.
I shouldn’t do this because nobody’s opinion should count over your life but I will say;

Let your kids be your motivation. Think about their future, think about how this would benefit them in the long run. And most importantly, Let nobody’s decision about their lives affect yours.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by sentra05: 7:59pm On Sep 07
Maple2020:
Hello Nigerian canadians i started this movement in July but i am loosing motivation, i am actually doing this for my kids because i have a comfortable job. My colleague who i started with has changed her mind and its affecting me sad I'm studying for IELTS buy I've lost that energy i started with.
So guys give me ginger, remind why this is worth every naira, sweat and effort.

I think you should stay in Nigeria, it is not worth it. Living abroad is not made for everybody

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by sentra05: 8:17pm On Sep 07
Prettiepearlz:

I shouldn’t do this because nobody’s opinion should count over your life but I will say;

Let your kids be your motivation. Think about their future, think about how this would benefit them in the long run. And most importantly, Let nobody’s decision about their lives affect yours.

I think we should not encourage people who have not made up their minds to migrate. From his/her post, you can see he/she has not done their own personal research and does not know what he/she wants in the first place. A lot of Nigerians do "follow follow" and unfortunately migration is a serious issue, it is not something one should jump into anyhow. People need to evaluate themselves thoroughly and be sure they have the right mentality for the move otherwise they won't be able to overcome the initial challenges and shock they may encounter. These are the kind of people that would open a thread tomorrow and bashing the country as if they were forced to migrate.

Some Nigerians do not have the mentality to live abroad and that is why you see them complaining of tax, bills, mortgage etc because they get all those things free in Nigeria. I think anyone who is serious to migrate should have made their personal research and not rely on people to validate or motivate them

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Prettiepearlz(f): 8:27pm On Sep 07
sentra05:


I think we should not encourage people who have not made up their minds to migrate. From his/her post, you can see he/she has not done their own personal research and does not know what he/she wants in the first place. A lot of Nigerians do "follow follow" and unfortunately migration is a serious issue, it is not something one should jump into anyhow. People need to evaluate themselves thoroughly and be sure they have the right mentality for the move otherwise they won't be able to overcome the initial challenges and shock they may encounter. These are the kind of people that would open a thread tomorrow and bashing the country as if they were forced to migrate.

Some Nigerians do not have the mentality to live abroad and that is why you see them complaining of tax, bills, mortgage etc because they get all those things free in Nigeria. I think anyone who is serious to migrate should have made their personal research and not rely on people to validate or motivate them
Very true! I thought the same too. I typed my comment to his/her post two times because I was like why should we ginger you? undecided but at the end, I decided to comment and let him/her know that no one’s opinion should count. One has to decide what you want and not let outsiders decide for you.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ednut1(m): 11:08pm On Sep 07
Maple2020:
Hello Nigerian canadians i started this movement in July but i am loosing motivation, i am actually doing this for my kids because i have a comfortable job. My colleague who i started with has changed her mind and its affecting me sad I'm studying for IELTS buy I've lost that energy i started with.
So guys give me ginger, remind why this is worth every naira, sweat and effort.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by maternal: 1:17am On Sep 08
sentra05:


I think we should not encourage people who have not made up their minds to migrate. From his/her post, you can see he/she has not done their own personal research and does not know what he/she wants in the first place. A lot of Nigerians do "follow follow" and unfortunately migration is a serious issue, it is not something one should jump into anyhow. People need to evaluate themselves thoroughly and be sure they have the right mentality for the move otherwise they won't be able to overcome the initial challenges and shock they may encounter. These are the kind of people that would open a thread tomorrow and bashing the country as if they were forced to migrate.

Some Nigerians do not have the mentality to live abroad and that is why you see them complaining of tax, bills, mortgage etc because they get all those things free in Nigeria. I think anyone who is serious to migrate should have made their personal research and not rely on people to validate or motivate them

Explain this please.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Raconteur14(m): 1:21am On Sep 08
LANDING GIST

This has been way overdue but I just have to give it anyway. This journey has been long and it is only favour that brought me here.

I shared my PPR STORY here.

Booked my ticket with Ethiopian airline for July 31st. It was almost a 24 hour journey. Got to the airport just two hours before but was able to check in very easily. I didn't have any food nor did I have goods to follow. Only had one bag with excess luggage and gladly paid 60USD for it. (I heard Lufthansa is $173.)

It wasn't easy leaving friends and family behind but the moment I entered the plane, I was already focused on my new life. First part of the journey was easy, just about 5 hours to Ethiopia. I ate the food as I don't discriminate. I forgot to mention that an elderly woman wanted to do a Soyinka with my window seat but I politely asked her to move. Another woman asked I let her just sit but I told her that I chose the seat for a reason.

Used the wifi at Ethiopia to keep the fam updated and to download some youtube videos to watch on the almost 16hour flight to Toronto. It was largely uneventful and long. Kept standing up to walk around and stretched my legs. Watched about four or five movies and ate all the food that came my way. Also met a nice Nigerian couple with their children who were moving to Alberta and we talked for a bit.

Landed at Pearson airport according to schedule. The line for immigration was so long and after about one and a half hours, I was finally welcomed to Canada and then did my SIN. My wife picked me up at the airport and not long after, I had eaten both food and something else grin.

Went out the next day to get my SIM, opened a bank account with RBC and got a credit card for $2,000 and I don't pay charges for the next one year. Started driving that day as I needed to acclimatize real quick.

Started my ACCES Employment bridging program in Brampton and it has been good so far. I end that next week and really look forward to starting a job real soon. Wifey has been good to me and this is the first Saturday I have actually just sat at home all day.

I hope to do my driver's licence soon and get a job. I am just glad for the time I arrived because summer is ending now and "WINTER IS COMING".

Hope to keep you guys posted.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 40manlappy: 1:41am On Sep 08
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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by sentra05: 2:24am On Sep 08
maternal:


Explain this please.

Oga maternal wetin you want make i talk naa. Shey u dey see some people create thread claiming Naija is better than abroad because people abroad spend their money on bills invariably, it means that in Naija, people don't pay bills, they get it free. Light (Darkness) is free, water is free, recharge cards and internet is free etc. I'm just saying that anyone migrating should be prepared to pay bills cos they are not free here so that they don't come by mistake and open a thread tomorrow that they are paying bills here while they get it free in Nigeria

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SonsOfLiverpool(m): 3:55am On Sep 08
Guitarlife:
SOS CALGARY FOLKS hEEEEELLLLLLLLppppp!!!

grin grin

Guys I am still packaging the landing gist so I can add the proper maggi, curry, thyme and atarodo join.

Okay so I am staying with a friend now but I will need to move out and get my own place or shared place before 1 month.
So I need help, anyone in Calgary has an idea of where or how I can get a job atleast something to pay my rent abeg....

I have to try and not deplete my POF so thats why I need to get running. I should be ready to work by the a weeks time.

So if you are in Calgary and can assist me please do, I am a guy and do not mind doing any decent job for now.

Thanks all....
Hey, you still need to maintain the POF even after you land?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by bumtoye11: 12:10pm On Sep 08
Good day People. My family landed in Canada 2 weeks ago and we are still in search of accommodation. We are currently at airbnb in brampton. Please I will appreciate ideas on how we can get 2 bedroom apartment in brampton/Mississauga/Burlington/Oakville
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Hotstepper(f): 1:03pm On Sep 08
Welcome. Find an agent to use and also via facebook market. Good Luck


bumtoye11:
Good day People. My family landed in Canada 2 weeks ago and we are still in search of accommodation. We are currently at airbnb in brampton. Please I will appreciate ideas on how we can get 2 bedroom apartment in brampton/Mississauga/Burlington/Oakville
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Wilfik: 8:07pm On Sep 08
Pls I’m looking for a place to stay in Hamilton close to Mohawk college or anywhere in Hamilton, if anybody can help it would be great. I’m a Mohawk College student, ive Bn here for over a week Nd i stay close to Mississauga
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by akintunde63: 8:35pm On Sep 08
matthewus:
Please house am applying through mpnp to Brandon and has done my biometric since 22nd may, this year and yet to get instruction letter for medical examination. On my profile, i can see the estimated completion time to be 12months.

My question is when can i expect my medical examination.

Also must it take up to 12months for them to complete the process.

12 months is quite long, isn't ur application EE-linked?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by safex(m): 9:11pm On Sep 08
Raconteur14:
LANDING GIST

Landed at Pearson airport according to schedule. The line for immigration was so long and after about one and a half hours, I was finally welcomed to Canada and then did my SIN. My wife picked me up at the airport and not long after, I had eaten both food and something else grin.
What's the something else, biko? Hope it's not what I'm thinking cool

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Claire18: 12:13am On Sep 09
Its not compulsory.
You can use and agent and be scammed or banned. Even when you arrive Canada, you have to still read and work hard. Good luck
Skmoda360:

That thread is long for me to comprehend.......it will take me a week to finish that thread....

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Claire18: 12:31am On Sep 09
I have only used diamond platinum card, which is a USD Dom account. Each withdrawal $5 is charged. $3
Canadian bank, n $2 Diamond bank. The max withdrawal in ATM here is $400 at once. Then I think $1500 per day. My max I have done is $1200. I hope this helps
Bazbaby:


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