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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by capsule(m): 11:11pm On Feb 10
Fortissimo502:


I'm planning something similar. It's literally impossible except you have a near perfect gpa, crazy MCAT score, outstanding research experience, and amazing extra curricular activities. So I'm actually planning to do a second bachelors degree and aim for all that. It's a calculated risk.
By the way, most med schools do not have any prerequisite courses for admission. And any degree is fine.

In addition to this, some province have this requirement that you must have been a resident there for a number of years.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Fortissimo502: 12:24am On Feb 11
capsule:


In addition to this, some province have this requirement that you must have been a resident there for a number of years.

Yes that's for in province admission. There are also some slots for out of province applicants albeit limited.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by hayor2014(m): 12:26am On Feb 11
Muchaio:


I laugh in HST

I laugh in house rent

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by alphaNomega: 1:33am On Feb 11
capsule:


In addition to this, some province have this requirement that you must have been a resident there for a number of years.

They are preserving the position for people born in Canada
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by mikkyphp(m): 2:04am On Feb 11
bekayy:
Please explain. Thank you.

Sales tax is higher in Ontario(13%) compared to Alberta(5%)

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 2:12am On Feb 11
hayor2014:


I laugh in house rent

I laugh in car insurance, bus pass and childcare

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 2:14am On Feb 11
Dessdess:
Ok thanks...am actually thinking of following that route...HCA to RN..

In that case don't be worried. You can do whatever you set your heart to.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Dessdess: 3:10am On Feb 11
Thank you...am not worried just that I have 3kids under 5..so basically how to combine everything with working..
19CannyMum:


In that case don't be worried. You can do whatever you set your heart to.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 3:54am On Feb 11
Dessdess:
Thank you...am not worried just that I have 3kids under 5..so basically how to combine everything with working..

During the HCA training you might not be able to work, but it's a relatively short training. While in school your kids go to daycare. Maybe take only 3 or 4 courses per semester instead of the maximum 5, work as casual so you can select your shifts.

During your LPN as a PR you'll get loans and grants. Student loans come with a living allowance stipend. Depending on your income you can anticipate 1500 in CCB payments for your children.

Will you be alone with the kids or there's a partner? If there's a partner everything here na 50/50 o. You can do bulk cooking weekends and during the week anyone who's able caters for the children. Laundry na washing machine. Dishes na dishwasher. Stick vacuum. Electric broom. Swiffer. There's even robo vacuum, you program, it sweeps while you're asleep and you wake up to a clean house. Insta pot. Deep fryer. With 3 children equipment and automation will be your best friend cheesy

You guys can even arrange yourselves such that the children only do drop in at daycare... For instance he works mornings weekdays, you work nights and weekends. The only time children will go to daycare is weekday if you need to go to school during the day. And depending in school you will have option of evening classes self...

Also make friends and do rub my back I rub your back for baby sitting once in a while.

So calm down sis, you'll be alright. Nothing good comes easy, just hold tight to your dream and before you know it 4 years don over and you hold your RN for hand. By then even your youngest would have started school and na groove go be your second name.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SunshineD1: 6:57am On Feb 11
Esomimi:
Hello all,

Please ooo, for people in Ontario, are there remote jobs I can do for now? I am heavily pregnant and may not be able to work long hours but I need to do something. I am also considering taking a course but I still don't know which one is more lucrative.

I studied Accounting, have my ACCA, but I have about 4years experience in Banking only.

Biko, any suggestion is welcome.

@blackbuddy and @Mrs O. had put up links for online jobs in the closed thread I believe. Maybe they or someone else can assist.
Wish you safe delivery of your Canny baby
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by bekayy: 7:45am On Feb 11
Thank you so much.
mikkyphp:
Sales tax is higher in Ontario(13%) compared to Alberta(5%)
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Muchaio(m): 11:10am On Feb 11
19CannyMum:


I laugh in car insurance, bus pass and childcare

Is childcare cheaper in other provinces? I thot childcare was the same everywhere. Maybe I should start thinking to relocate lol.

Fact is that the opportunities in ON can't be ignored tho. For every 1 finance/IT role in AB, there's probably 20 in ON.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Esomimi: 12:28pm On Feb 11
Ok will search for it. Thanks a lot
SunshineD1:


@blackbuddy and @Mrs O. had put up links for online jobs in the closed thread I believe. Maybe they or someone else can assist.
Wish you safe delivery of your Canny baby

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by MummyJaygirls: 2:41pm On Feb 11
Muchaio:




Fact is that the opportunities in ON can't be ignored tho. For every 1 finance/IT role in AB, there's probably 20 in ON.

With 1 billion people hustling for the 20 roles grin in other words zero ur mind, come,Search other provinces. Ab and ON aren't the only provinces.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by salford: 3:23pm On Feb 11
MummyJaygirls:


With 1 billion people hustling for the 20 roles grin in other words zero ur mind, come,Search other provinces. Ab and ON aren't the only provinces.
Indeed, people need to have an open mind when moving to Canada. i.e. explore other provinces like you mentioned. You never know. Some might get lucky - have a low cost of living plus a descent wage.

However, it is important to also note that Canada has a small job market compared to most other G8 countries. That means some particular jobs are almost not existent in some provinces except one is willing to change career. Alberta effectively put an end to my banking career, but that was where we had family before we landed. I found myself in the oil industry since that was what was reigning in that part of Canada grin.

Maybe if I had later on moved to somewhere like Montreal or Toronto, I might still be in Banking but moving also cost money. This shows that we can't always have it all. All provinces have their merits and demerits. It is left for the immigrant to conduct a solid research on the market and available jobs of where he or she wants to land.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by MummyJaygirls: 3:43pm On Feb 11
salford:

Indeed, people need to have an open mind when moving to Canada. i.e. explore other provinces like you mentioned. You never know. Some might get lucky - have a low cost of living plus a descent wage.

However, it is important to also note that Canada has a small job market compared to most other G8 countries. That means some particular jobs are almost not existent in some provinces except one is willing to change career. Alberta effectively put an end to my banking career, but that was where we had family before we landed. I found myself in the oil industry since that was what was reigning in that part of Canada grin.

Maybe if I had later on moved to somewhere like Montreal or Toronto, I might still be in Banking but moving also cost money. This shows that we can't always have it all. All provinces have their merits and demerits. It is left for the immigrant to conduct a solid research on the market and available jobs of where he or she wants to land.


Gbammest. Come for a bear hug. Na valentine season sef. Lol

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 3:45pm On Feb 11
Muchaio:

Fact is that the opportunities in ON can't be ignored tho. For every 1 finance/IT role in AB, there's probably 20 in ON.

Very true. Though they also say that for every 1 finance/IT person in AB, there are probably 20 in ON... If you catch my drift.

Abeg no relocate because of childcare o! Childcare cost is a matter of you use money to make money cheesy
Besides, they are saying Calgary is in a recession at the moment. I don't know what to believe sha because people are still getting jobs everyday. I think the city is just too big on man know man when it comes to jobs.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by salford: 4:09pm On Feb 11
MummyJaygirls:


Gbammest. Come for a bear hug. Na valentine season sef. Lol
shocked
Hitting highway number 1 in a bit to collect my hug grin

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by olalekan9320(m): 7:55pm On Feb 11
Dessdess:
Ok thanks...am actually thinking of following that route...HCA to RN..
from what have read on schools' website, you might not need LPN
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Dessdess: 8:56pm On Feb 11
Thank you so much...this was really helpful
19CannyMum:


During the HCA training you might not be able to work, but it's a relatively short training. While in school your kids go to daycare. Maybe take only 3 or 4 courses per semester instead of the maximum 5, work as casual so you can select your shifts.

During your LPN as a PR you'll get loans and grants. Student loans come with a living allowance stipend. Depending on your income you can anticipate 1500 in CCB payments for your children.

Will you be alone with the kids or there's a partner? If there's a partner everything here na 50/50 o. You can do bulk cooking weekends and during the week anyone who's able caters for the children. Laundry na washing machine. Dishes na dishwasher. Stick vacuum. Electric broom. Swiffer. There's even robo vacuum, you program, it sweeps while you're asleep and you wake up to a clean house. Insta pot. Deep fryer. With 3 children equipment and automation will be your best friend cheesy

You guys can even arrange yourselves such that the children only do drop in at daycare... For instance he works mornings weekdays, you work nights and weekends. The only time children will go to daycare is weekday if you need to go to school during the day. And depending in school you will have option of evening classes self...

Also make friends and do rub my back I rub your back for baby sitting once in a while.

So calm down sis, you'll be alright. Nothing good comes easy, just hold tight to your dream and before you know it 4 years don over and you hold your RN for hand. By then even your youngest would have started school and na groove go be your second name.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Dessdess: 8:57pm On Feb 11
Am taking RN straight after HCA not doing LPN...
olalekan9320:
from what have read on schools' website, you might not need LPN
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by olalekan9320(m): 8:59pm On Feb 11
Dessdess:
Am taking RN straight after HCA not doing LPN...
That's also what I intend doing, someone who already owns a degree don't need to do LPN

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Dessdess: 9:08pm On Feb 11
Yea, some people do LPN because it's just 2years, while RN is 3 to 4years depending on the institution..I am trying to find out if there's also grant for RN as it is for LPN though.
olalekan9320:
That's also what I intend doing, someone who already owns a degree don't need to do LPN
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by olalekan9320(m): 9:47pm On Feb 11
Dessdess:
Yea, some people do LPN because it's just 2years, while RN is 3 to 4years depending on the institution..I am trying to find out if there's also grant for RN as it is for LPN though.
That's true, but RN could also be two years or with an extra year to make up for some courses
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 10:07pm On Feb 11
olalekan9320:
That's also what I intend doing, someone who already owns a degree don't need to do LPN

People do LPN so they can already be working as nurses while studying for RN.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by kintus(m): 10:57pm On Feb 11
I have so much interest in this HCA--->LPN--->RN.

I will appreciate it if someone can give more detailed information on how to embark on this pathway. A list of two or more schools will do.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by MrTeeo: 12:27am On Feb 12
gambia:


Good day, please can i pm you?
Sure. Just responded

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 40manlappy: 4:56am On Feb 12
Esomimi:
Hello all,

Please ooo, for people in Ontario, are there remote jobs I can do for now? I am heavily pregnant and may not be able to work long hours but I need to do something. I am also considering taking a course but I still don't know which one is more lucrative.

I studied Accounting, have my ACCA, but I have about 4years experience in Banking only.

Biko, any suggestion is welcome.

You can explore work-from-home customer service jobs:

Arise https://www.ariseworkfromhome.com/canada/
Sykes https://www.sykes.com/canada/careers/

While you are working on the above, consider starting your registration/conversion to CPA. It may take up to 6months to 1 year to complete

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by stevesegkay: 7:47am On Feb 12
@ olalekan9320, Dessdess & Cannymum.

God bless you for your contributions on the Nursing path and the rich enlightenment.

Asking for my wife, who has 2 diplomas (General Nursing & Paediatric Nursing) here in Nigeria. Please, are there schools in Calgary where RN can be pursued in THREE (3) YEARS. Your suggestions is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks


olalekan9320:

That's true, but RN could also be two years or with an extra year to make up for some courses
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 12:33pm On Feb 12
stevesegkay:
@ olalekan9320, Dessdess & Cannymum.

God bless you for your contributions on the Nursing path and the rich enlightenment.

Asking for my wife, who has 2 diplomas (General Nursing & Paediatric Nursing) here in Nigeria. Please, are there schools in Calgary where RN can be pursued in THREE (3) YEARS. Your suggestions is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks



https://www.mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/FacultiesSchoolsCentres/HealthCommunityEducation/Programs/BridgetoCanadianNursing/index.htm

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by olalekan9320(m): 2:42pm On Feb 12
19CannyMum:


People do LPN so they can already be working as nurses while studying for RN.
oookay, thanks.

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