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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Chloesmum22: 10:43pm On Feb 12
[quote author=Torkwase1 post=86296346]

If you're both in Canada, I doubt if there are any implications. Just go ahead with your marriage plans, so long as its officially documented.

P.S Where are you people meeting to fall in love o?

P.P.S. Is there any Tiv person here by any chance? Weird, but I miss speaking my language !!![/quote



O my gosh!! My sister, I’m Tiv!! I loved reading your landing gist! Let’s connect ❤️❤️❤️
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Torkwase1: 2:21am On Feb 13
[quote author=Chlopesmum22 post=86601908][/quote]

Yay !!! I'm sending you a PM now !!!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 3:21am On Feb 13
Guys please let's take advantage of pre arrival services and settlement services after arrival. Yes sometimes they're not useful, but sometimes they are golden. I don't know of other places but in Calgary you can register with as many as you like.

https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/services/index.asp#table1caption

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by NubianQueen87: 9:19am On Feb 13
Good morning house,

Please, anyone know the latest update on bringing foodstuffs into Canada for personal use? I can't seem to find any information on this online.

Thank you.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by gracefoundmme(m): 11:37am On Feb 13
Hello guys.. please who knows about Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program... AIPP?

does it really works?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by dtush(f): 1:36pm On Feb 13
Hello House,

Here to seek advise and Clarifications please. I will be landing back permanently in Calgary at the end of the month. I currently have over 7 years exp in Risk mgt and audit in banking and oil and gas sectors in Nigeria and its been my desire for a while to move into the IT space, IT AUDIT.

I want to find out if there are short courses available to newcomers in Canada most esp Calgary i can enroll for. I am reading for my CRISC exam at the moment and should write as soon as i land, and then proceed to take the CISA exam. But i feel like the textbook knowledge might not be enough to chart a course in this new field.

But i am looking for a more hands on knowledge and practical training to help kickstart this switch. Will appreciate any feedback
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Hotstepper(f): 2:17pm On Feb 13
u have no problem to bring it in, just declare it



NubianQueen87:
Good morning house,

Please, anyone know the latest update on bringing foodstuffs into Canada for personal use? I can't seem to find any information on this online.

Thank you.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by oluphilip2008(f): 3:38pm On Feb 13
Seven Categories of People Who Shouldn't Move to Canada: By Bamidele Salako


Such an interesting article. Very long but it's worth sharing and reading.

http://thenewamericansmag.com/2020/02/10/seven-groups-of-people-who-shouldnt-move-to-canada/

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Edward8891: 6:13pm On Feb 13
Hi Guys
If you a single man migrating to Winnipeg, Manitoba and you fall into the underlisted categories, please contact me. I can assist with initial settling down and a lot of information while we share my apartment.
CATEGORIES:
 A single man moving with the plan of getting married here or returning to Nigeria to bring his babe.
 A married man moving alone while the family joins later.
 You don’t have a friend/family to stay with for initial landing (Note, please take advantage of staying briefly with these guys if you have, it will save you some bucks as well).
 You are migrating as a student or a Permanent Resident
What’s in it for you?
 You can avoid initial hotel/Airbnb expenses
 You save yourself the stress of looking for an apartment and the background credit check process
 You have a direct source of information based on experience
 You can start saving costs immediately (Believe me, there are some expenses a new immigrant incur that you will realize you could have done it at 50% cheaper down the line)
 You can also save yourself the stress of getting furniture and basic homeware till you are married or ready to move to another apartment.

What’s in it for me?
 I get to share my rent expense with you
 I get a neighbour to share ideas with

PLEASE DO NOT BOTHER TO CONTACT ME ABOUT THIS POST IF EVEN IF YOU FALL INTO THE CATEGORIES AND YOU KNOW DEEP DOWN IN YOUR HEART THAT YOU ARE NOT EAST GOING AND ARE NOT READY TO FOCUS ON THE GOOD REASONS WHY YOU ARE MIGRATING TO CANADA

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Everygirl: 7:39pm On Feb 13
lol, so funny

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PLEASE DO NOT BOTHER TO CONTACT ME ABOUT THIS POST IF EVEN IF YOU FALL INTO THE CATEGORIES AND YOU KNOW DEEP DOWN IN YOUR HEART THAT YOU ARE NOT EAST GOING AND ARE NOT READY TO FOCUS ON THE GOOD REASONS WHY YOU ARE MIGRATING TO CANADA



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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Everygirl: 7:42pm On Feb 13
Meanwhile, please I have decided to start my ACCA/ CPA conversion and I noticed they have different criteria for Alberta and Ontario. Na wa oh.

Please is there a general CPA Canada? and has anyone done Alberta then had to relocate to Ontario?
I don't want to do it for Alberta and then have to change to Ontario if its stressful, since I am not sure where I will be settling.

Please let me know if its easy to change later if required.

thanks,
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ifegy: 8:07pm On Feb 13
dtush:
Hello House,

Here to seek advise and Clarifications please. I will be landing back permanently in Calgary at the end of the month. I currently have over 7 years exp in Risk mgt and audit in banking and oil and gas sectors in Nigeria and its been my desire for a while to move into the IT space, IT AUDIT.

I want to find out if there are short courses available to newcomers in Canada most esp Calgary i can enroll for. I am reading for my CRISC exam at the moment and should write as soon as i land, and then proceed to take the CISA exam. But i feel like the textbook knowledge might not be enough to chart a course in this new field.

But i am looking for a more hands on knowledge and practical training to help kickstart this switch. Will appreciate any feedback

An entry point into IT for non IT auditors is typically the GRC space (Governance, Risk and Compliance), a subset of Cybersecurity.

One pathway:
Start in the audit area you are experienced in (financial, operational, etc), public firm (big 4 preferably; helps you stand out; facilitates entry to industry) or industry (multinational preferably; more likely to have IT auditors; more scope for getting where you want, great for your resume).

Get CISA, CISM done. AddIng in CISSP will help you go far in GRC and Cybersecurity.

Build rapport and credibility within your team, with your team lead, with the IT area. In other words, do a crazy good job at everything and do it with courtesy, professionalism, diplomacy and a good attitude. Take on any available IT aspects of your audit scope, which will be basic but nevertheless help you build knowledge and start building skill set. Introduce yourself to the CIO and CISO. Do a great job whenever you interface with them. However, respect the org structure. Don’t go over your own boss’ head or behind his/her back. Don’t let your boss hear from the CIO about your career goals. Also, don’t start talking about your gray eagerness to switch teams from day one. Your boss hired you for his / her team. Build credibility first, and your boss will support you, because if you go far, they will also look good.

As you do your job, look for opportunities to either do secondments in IT/ GRC, or with the IT auditors, or put forward that kind of suggestion to your team. If you can make an internal move, that will likely be an easier entree than applying externally.

Keep talking about your goals and the exams you’ve passed, so that the right people know (remember, you do the talking at the right time, to the right people). Keep doing a great job on your projects and most of all, keep being a great person to work with. You don’t have to be a super skilled, highly experienced IT auditor to start in the GRC space especially since there’ll be an expectation that you’ll be learning constantly in IT anyway. However, if you don’t work well with people, you’ll make it very hard for anyone to take a chance on you and give you that first break.

Do a good job, keep pushing and your dream job will find you.

All the best.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by hayor2014(m): 8:10pm On Feb 13
I might be wrong, but I would advise you move from the known to the unknown..a few questions though

- where do you intend to land.
-are your a full PPR or provincial nomination.
-do you have certification for audit or risk
management that you can use here e.g CIA,
CPA..what certification do you have ...
- are you landing worth family..

Your answers to these questions will properly guide me on how exactly to respond... Cheers

dtush:
Hello House,

Here to seek advise and Clarifications please. I will be landing back permanently in Calgary at the end of the month. I currently have over 7 years exp in Risk mgt and audit in banking and oil and gas sectors in Nigeria and its been my desire for a while to move into the IT space, IT AUDIT.

I want to find out if there are short courses available to newcomers in Canada most esp Calgary i can enroll for. I am reading for my CRISC exam at the moment and should write as soon as i land, and then proceed to take the CISA exam. But i feel like the textbook knowledge might not be enough to chart a course in this new field.

But i am looking for a more hands on knowledge and practical training to help kickstart this switch. Will appreciate any feedback

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by flgd: 9:31pm On Feb 13
Hello Seniors,
Please anyone with experience in Ottawa, should kindly advice on the following
Cost of a two bedroom furnished apartment
Other cost of monthly living expenses (transportation, grocery, creche, and anything I missed out) for a family of 4.. 2 adults, 2 kids (6 and 2)
Opportunities for roles in the finance/banking/admin sector for new immigrants...
Am drawn to the city and planning ahead. Thanks in advance...
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by damzy88: 11:17pm On Feb 13
ifegy:


An entry point into IT for non IT auditors is typically the GRC space (Governance, Risk and Compliance), a subset of Cybersecurity.

One pathway:
Start in the audit area you are experienced in (financial, operational, etc), public firm (big 4 preferably; helps you stand out; facilitates entry to industry) or industry (multinational preferably; more likely to have IT auditors; more scope for getting where you want, great for your resume).

Get CISA, CISM done. AddIng in CISSP will help you go far in GRC and Cybersecurity.

Build rapport and credibility within your team, with your team lead, with the IT area. In other words, do a crazy good job at everything and do it with courtesy, professionalism, diplomacy and a good attitude. Take on any available IT aspects of your audit scope, which will be basic but nevertheless help you build knowledge and start building skill set. Introduce yourself to the CIO and CISO. Do a great job whenever you interface with them. However, respect the org structure. Don’t go over your own boss’ head or behind his/her back. Don’t let your boss hear from the CIO about your career goals. Also, don’t start talking about your gray eagerness to switch teams from day one. Your boss hired you for his / her team. Build credibility first, and your boss will support you, because if you go far, they will also look good.

As you do your job, look for opportunities to either do secondments in IT/ GRC, or with the IT auditors, or put forward that kind of suggestion to your team. If you can make an internal move, that will likely be an easier entree than applying externally.

Keep talking about your goals and the exams you’ve passed, so that the right people know (remember, you do the talking at the right time, to the right people). Keep doing a great job on your projects and most of all, keep being a great person to work with. You don’t have to be a super skilled, highly experienced IT auditor to start in the GRC space especially since there’ll be an expectation that you’ll be learning constantly in IT anyway. However, if you don’t work well with people, you’ll make it very hard for anyone to take a chance on you and give you that first break.

Do a good job, keep pushing and your dream job will find you.

All the best.
I learnt a lot from this. Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by lordally(m): 11:50pm On Feb 13
damzy88:
I learnt a lot from this. Thanks

BRO YOU SENT ME A MAIL!!!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by bukky18: 1:06am On Feb 14
Hello everyone. My first time of posting here. I am awaiting PPR. I intend to land in Manitoba with 3kids and spouse unaccompanying. I have B.sc in accounting and MSc risk management and insurance. I haven’t worked in any organization after my NYSC except the bank job I did during IT

I applied as self employed cos I have a poultry farm I run. However, I wouldn’t want to go into business for obvious reasons when I get to Canada. My problem is, where do I start from without relevant work experience. In my case, I av to start CPA from scratch as I don’t Av ICAN or ACCA. I learnt about a short course in payroll accounting that one can quickly get a job with. I am thinking in that direction cos CPA might take a long time to conclude and I need to start earning ASAP in order to pay bills.

Now, my question is, whether payroll accountant is high in demand or is their any other career pathway I can explore that can quickly open doors for me? Pls, am open to any suggestions, advice, opinions etc. pls help!!!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ifegy: 1:26am On Feb 14
damzy88:
I learnt a lot from this. Thanks

You are welcome.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Cosdam1: 1:46am On Feb 14
Hi people, there is a beautiful bright basement suite available. It’s a 1 Bedroom with dining & living area. It has a separate (side) entrance and parking for 1 car. The living area has a Sofa & coffee table. There is a dining table with chairs. The bedroom has a queen-sized mattress. The bathroom is head over shower. The suite is semi furnished- Fridge, Kitchenette with two burner stove (no Oven), microwave, basic dishes, pots/pan and access to laundry.
This basement suite is situated in South West Calgary. There are 2 CT train stations nearby (5 and 10 minutes’ walk), with a couple of bus stops littered around. The Westbrook Mall (housing Walmart, Dollarama, Family Doctor among other Stores and food outlets) and Nicholls (Public) Library are also nearby. There are also a couple of Banks (RBC, Scotia & TD) in the vicinity. Calgary Police Service, Fire Department and a Registry are less than 5 mins away.
This is available for a monthly contribution of CAD 800 inclusive of the following amenities (Internet, water, heating, electricity).
Please note that smoking (of any kind) and pets are not allowed.
The place is available now. If interested, kindly contact me

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ifegy: 3:47am On Feb 14
damzy88:
I learnt a lot from this. Thanks

Apologies; saw a notice from you. I cannot respond to DM's. I no longer have access to the linked email account.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by bekayy: 9:59am On Feb 14
I am settling in Ontario and have begun the process. I just went to CPA Ontario and saw the required docx. Still on it. Hoping to finish reg before the end of the month as it takes 3 months to come through. I am leaving in April though.

Everygirl:
Meanwhile, please I have decided to start my ACCA/ CPA conversion and I noticed they have different criteria for Alberta and Ontario. Na wa oh.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by stevesegkay: 10:35am On Feb 14
Hello Cosdam1,

I sent you a DM. I'd like to hear from you please. A quick question please, when you say "It's a 1 bedroom...", I'm assuming there would be 2 contributors including yourself, hope each person have their own (separate) room?

Many thanks.

Cosdam1:
Hi people, there is a beautiful bright basement suite available. It’s a 1 Bedroom with dining & living area. It has a separate (side) entrance and parking for 1 car. The living area has a Sofa & coffee table. There is a dining table with chairs. The bedroom has a queen-sized mattress. The bathroom is head over shower. The suite is semi furnished- Fridge, Kitchenette with two burner stove (no Oven), microwave, basic dishes, pots/pan and access to laundry.
This basement suite is situated in South West Calgary. There are 2 CT train stations nearby (5 and 10 minutes’ walk), with a couple of bus stops littered around. The Westbrook Mall (housing Walmart, Dollarama, Family Doctor among other Stores and food outlets) and Nicholls (Public) Library are also nearby. There are also a couple of Banks (RBC, Scotia & TD) in the vicinity. Calgary Police Service, Fire Department and a Registry are less than 5 mins away.
This is available for a monthly contribution of CAD 800 inclusive of the following amenities (Internet, water, heating, electricity).
Please note that smoking (of any kind) and pets are not allowed.
The place is available now. If interested, kindly contact me
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 12:35pm On Feb 14
stevesegkay:
Hello Cosdam1,

I sent you a DM. I'd like to hear from you please. A quick question please, when you say "It's a 1 bedroom...", I'm assuming there would be 2 contributors including yourself, hope each person have their own (separate) room?

Many thanks.


I'm assuming it's the basement of his house and your contribution is for the entire basement containing everything he has described.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by AZeD1(m): 5:06pm On Feb 14
flgd:
Hello Seniors,
Please anyone with experience in Ottawa, should kindly advice on the following
Cost of a two bedroom furnished apartment
Other cost of monthly living expenses (transportation, grocery, creche, and anything I missed out) for a family of 4.. 2 adults, 2 kids (6 and 2)
Opportunities for roles in the finance/banking/admin sector for new immigrants...
Am drawn to the city and planning ahead. Thanks in advance...
There's no definite answer to your question because it's relative.
2 bedroom fully furnished would probably cost 2k and above. This would increase depending on the part of Ottawa you also stay.
Grocery depends on what you eat and how much you eat but you can put a low of $300.
Monthly bus pass for an adult is 119.50. I don't know the cost for kids but I would guess it's half of that.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Onebase79(m): 5:11pm On Feb 14
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Onebase79(m): 5:13pm On Feb 14
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Blackbuddy: 9:15pm On Feb 14
bukky18:
Hello everyone. My first time of posting here. I am awaiting PPR. I intend to land in Manitoba with 3kids and spouse unaccompanying. I have B.sc in accounting and MSc risk management and insurance. I haven’t worked in any organization after my NYSC except the bank job I did during IT

I applied as self employed cos I have a poultry farm I run. However, I wouldn’t want to go into business for obvious reasons when I get to Canada. My problem is, where do I start from without relevant work experience. In my case, I av to start CPA from scratch as I don’t Av ICAN or ACCA. I learnt about a short course in payroll accounting that one can quickly get a job with. I am thinking in that direction cos CPA might take a long time to conclude and I need to start earning ASAP in order to pay bills.

Now, my question is, whether payroll accountant is high in demand or is their any other career pathway I can explore that can quickly open doors for me? Pls, am open to any suggestions, advice, opinions etc. pls help!!!

I would advise that you search LinkedIn, Glassdoor, indeed.ca, eluta.ca etc and other job boards to see which jobs are more in demand for someone with your skillset in your destination city. That is how you determine what is in demand and align yourself and your job search in that direction. You then ask your relatives and friends in that city to link you up with working professionals in that field so that you can start networking and establishing your launch base. You can also identify any immigrant assistance agency in your destination that works to help newcomer professionals in your field to get integrated. With all the above coming together for you, you can focus on hitting the ground and start running. All the best ahead.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Kyrie2018: 1:50am On Feb 15
Why not go straight into a BSN program? In my school, after year one you're qualified to work as a PSW/HCA. I don't know if it's applicable to where you are. The average duration for an HCA/PSW course is 6 months, while one school session is 8 months. And you can work as an HCA while already on the path to be an RN. Just my own opinion...

olalekan9320:
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 ninjalino: 9:55am On Feb 15
Please can anyone help me with a link on the thread for getting a driver's license in alberta as a newly landed immigrant

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by olalekan9320(m): 6:28pm On Feb 15
Kyrie2018:
Why not go straight into a BSN program? In my school, after year one you're qualified to work as a PSW/HCA. I don't know if it's applicable to where you are. The average duration for an HCA/PSW course is 6 months, while one school session is 8 months. And you can work as an HCA while already on the path to be an RN. Just my own opinion...

Thank you very much for this info
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by NubianQueen87: 7:27pm On Feb 15
Good evening house,

Please to those who landed this year, can you share your foodstuffs list, and which products were allowed through?

Please your urgent response will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by zapata34: 9:21pm On Feb 15
good evening house. For the express entry, whats the procedure for using nysc teaching experience. would the reference letter state nysc?

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