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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ArcUgo(m): 10:06pm On Apr 30, 2020
Hi everyone, please I'm looking to make contact with anyone who has information on Brandon Manitoba. Would appreciate any advice I can get on Jobs, housing and school for the kids. Also the viability of relocating in these trying times I.e covid-19. Thanks

P.S. I'm currently based in Edmonton but duty calls may have to move to increase the chances of pnp for my sister cos with the current scores she stands little to no chance. I also know I have to stay up to a year to be of any benefit to her hence the need to move as soon as possible. Thanks again

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nobody: 10:19pm On Apr 30, 2020
ArcUgo:
Hi everyone, please I'm looking to make contact with anyone who has information on Brandon Manitoba. Would appreciate any advice I can get on Jobs, housing and school for the kids. Also the viability of relocating in these trying times I.e covid-19. Thanks

P.S. I'm currently based in Edmonton but duty calls may have to move to increase the chances of pnp for my sister cos with the current scores she stands little to no chance. I also know I have to stay up to a year to be of any benefit to her hence the need to move as soon as possible. Thanks again
manitoba has not done draws for family stream since july 2019. No one know if it is scrapped or paused. So look before you leap

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ArcUgo(m): 10:21pm On Apr 30, 2020
Kekereekun123:
manitoba has not done draws for family stream since july 2019. No one know if it is scrapped or paused. So look before you leap
Ok thanks for this

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by zellfoxx: 11:29pm On Apr 30, 2020
That's all you need. Congratulations.

WeAreDLucky1s:
Ladies & Gentlemen,

I raised CSE 2 days ago requesting the current status of my application and today I got an e-mail response from CIC with the below excerpt;
Q: Abeg, does "Application Approved" mean PPR or just that the application is approved for review?

Caption below;

Thank you for contacting Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

We are pleased to inform you that your permanent residence application has been approved.

A correspondence will be sent to advise you and your family members (if applicable) of this decision. You may be asked to send documents to finalize your application.

A Confirmation of Permanent Residence and a permanent resident visa, if you are from a country that requires a visa, will be sent to you and your family members (if applicable). Please follow the instructions that will be sent with your documents.

We invite you to visit our website for more information on how to prepare for your admission as a permanent resident of Canada.


If this is it....PPR gist loading...stay tuned. AOR: 30/12/2019

I hope this is inspiring especially at a time like this. And, I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by godG: 12:31am On May 01, 2020
WeAreDLucky1s:
Ladies & Gentlemen,

I raised CSE 2 days ago requesting the current status of my application and today I got an e-mail response from CIC with the below excerpt;
Q: Abeg, does "Application Approved" mean PPR or just that the application is approved for review?

Caption below;

Thank you for contacting Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

We are pleased to inform you that your permanent residence application has been approved.

A correspondence will be sent to advise you and your family members (if applicable) of this decision. You may be asked to send documents to finalize your application.
...
We invite you to visit our website for more information on how to prepare for your admission as a permanent resident of Canada.


If this is it....PPR gist loading...stay tuned. AOR: 30/12/2019

I hope this is inspiring especially at a time like this. And, I'll like to thank you for reading.

Congrats!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Blackbuddy: 1:36am On May 01, 2020
Shared from an Indian immigrant forum for Ontario, it might be useful for someone here:

Ontario benefits for new immigrants who do not qualify for CERB or EI

Guys,
My status is Permanent Residence through EE.
I am one of those who came a few months ago and could not find any revenue source so far, so I was not qualified for federal govt benefits naturally. I had been utilizing my funds from India which was depleting.

So, I visited Ontario govt's platform yday: https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-support-people#section-0

I filled up simple form with the necessary details and they notified me that I will receive a call back within 4 days. I got the call in less than 18 hours.

The nice lady over the call discussed about my situation, and considered me as eligible for ontarioworks benefits - 733 CAD a month. The funds will be disbursed within 24 hours.

I am sharing the eligibility criteria best to my knowledge:
Funds in India/Canada - less than 10k CAD
Employment status - Unemployed
Federal benefits eligibility - No
Residing in - Ontario
Maximum Allowance they are offering (733 CAD)
Rent - somewhere around 350 CAD
Food - somewhere around 350 CAD

The only catch is that you will get the benefits from the day you are applying. So, I am getting funds for today(pro-rated) + May.
Funds will be available to my account by monday-tuesday. I will need to submit documents once their offices are fully operational. (That will include my bank statement, my current status, lease agreement(eventhough it is on someone else's name).
If my status changes in future, I will need to inform them over a call.
So all of you guys who are stuck somewhere, go and apply!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Blackbuddy: 1:40am On May 01, 2020
SlowlybtSurely:


Bros, let me pick your brain small.

Where in the GTA can one buy a fairly new house (at least 3 bed rooms and 2 baths) for around $500,000? Somewhere with good daily access to downtown Toronto by Go-train and not more than 50 mins drive?

For 500k you might need to look towards Oshawa, Whitby, Barrie, Stoney Creek, Grimsby, Listowell etc. More likely you could get townhomes or condos.

Try checking out different locations and price points on https://www.realtor.ca/

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by egobetatoday: 11:59am On May 01, 2020
einsteino:


That's the thing with banking here. They often have vacancies but mostly entry level or non professional jobs. Some of these jobs are actually minimum wage jobs. So unless one is able to find a good role in banking, it is not uhuru yet.

Thanks for your input. I personally won't mind starting entry level jobs as long as there are opportunities to grow in the same bank. Are there opportunities for growth after taking the entry level jobs?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 12:26pm On May 01, 2020
Blackbuddy:

For 500k you might need to look towards Oshawa, Whitby, Barrie, Stoney Creek, Grimsby, Listowell etc. More likely you could get townhomes or condos.

Try checking out different locations and price points on https://www.realtor.ca/

Thanks a lot.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by egobetatoday: 12:35pm On May 01, 2020
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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 12:47pm On May 01, 2020
egobetatoday:


Thanks for your input. I personally won't mind starting entry level jobs as long as there are opportunities to grow in the same bank. Are there opportunities for growth after taking the entry level jobs?

I think it depends on what area of banking you are into and what your experience is like. My friend got an entry level job in a bank and some months later was able to switch to another bank as an auditor or so. I am not in the banking industry so I can't say if this is common.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 12:50pm On May 01, 2020
egobetatoday:


Pls which regions make up the GTA
Toronto, Peel Region, York Region, Halton Region, Durham Region, Dufferin County and Simcoe County. The last two are not a part of the GTA, rather they are a part of Toronto's Census Metropolitan area.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 12:52pm On May 01, 2020
Blackbuddy:
Shared from an Indian immigrant forum for Ontario, it might be useful for someone here:

Ontario benefits for new immigrants who do not qualify for CERB or EI




Thanks for sharing this, lots of people are in this predicament.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by egobetatoday: 12:52pm On May 01, 2020
WeAreDLucky1s:
Ladies & Gentlemen,

I raised CSE 2 days ago requesting the current status of my application and today I got an e-mail response from CIC with the below excerpt;
Q: Abeg, does "Application Approved" mean PPR or just that the application is approved for review?

Caption below;

Thank you for contacting Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

We are pleased to inform you that your permanent residence application has been approved.

A correspondence will be sent to advise you and your family members (if applicable) of this decision. You may be asked to send documents to finalize your application.

A Confirmation of Permanent Residence and a permanent resident visa, if you are from a country that requires a visa, will be sent to you and your family members (if applicable). Please follow the instructions that will be sent with your documents.

We invite you to visit our website for more information on how to prepare for your admission as a permanent resident of Canada.


If this is it....PPR gist loading...stay tuned. AOR: 30/12/2019

I hope this is inspiring especially at a time like this. And, I'll like to thank you for reading.

This can't be ACCRA! In Accra VO, we are reluctantly counting 13months plus after AOR.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Advantage007: 3:28pm On May 01, 2020
Help please everyone!!
Is there anyone in this same situation? My COPR is expiring in about a week. I have filled the web-form( about a month ago) and got an uncertain response from IRCC yesterday. The response just says they are making additional verification in order to respond to my enquiry/ request for extension.

I understand the situation is also uncertain, but I no wan carry last o, in case some people have found their way to travel.

Any advice on steps I can take please?
Thank you.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by carissaa(f): 4:53pm On May 01, 2020
Advantage007:
Help please everyone!!
Is there anyone in this same situation? My COPR is expiring in about a week. I have filled the web-form( about a month ago) and got an uncertain response from IRCC yesterday. The response just says they are making additional verification in order to respond to my enquiry/ request for extension.

I understand the situation is also uncertain, but I no wan carry last o, in case some people have found their way to travel.

Any advice on steps I can take please?
Thank you.

Send them another CSE.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by etrange: 6:02pm On May 01, 2020
Blackbuddy:
Shared from an Indian immigrant forum for Ontario, it might be useful for someone here:

Ontario benefits for new immigrants who do not qualify for CERB or EI

Guys,
My status is Permanent Residence through EE.
I am one of those who came a few months ago and could not find any revenue source so far, so I was not qualified for federal govt benefits naturally. I had been utilizing my funds from India which was depleting.

So, I visited Ontario govt's platform yday: https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-support-people#section-0

I filled up simple form with the necessary details and they notified me that I will receive a call back within 4 days. I got the call in less than 18 hours.

The nice lady over the call discussed about my situation, and considered me as eligible for ontarioworks benefits - 733 CAD a month. The funds will be disbursed within 24 hours.

I am sharing the eligibility criteria best to my knowledge:
Funds in India/Canada - less than 10k CAD
Employment status - Unemployed
Federal benefits eligibility - No
Residing in - Ontario
Maximum Allowance they are offering (733 CAD)
Rent - somewhere around 350 CAD
Food - somewhere around 350 CAD

The only catch is that you will get the benefits from the day you are applying. So, I am getting funds for today(pro-rated) + May.
Funds will be available to my account by monday-tuesday. I will need to submit documents once their offices are fully operational. (That will include my bank statement, my current status, lease agreement(eventhough it is on someone else's name).
If my status changes in future, I will need to inform them over a call.
So all of you guys who are stuck somewhere, go and apply!

Thanks for this. I have a couple of questions, please.

First, what if you are still in an Airbnb apartment which definitely costs well above 350 CAD?

Second, any idea what the guy chose here in the image below?

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by NIKEDEEDS(m): 8:22pm On May 01, 2020
Seniors,

I want to invest my POF with
https://currenxbarter.com/ in order to guide against the naira free fall.

Have any one done business with them?

How real are they?

I did my due diligence online and discovered that the firm is registered in Canada and the company's partners are four in nos(all Nigerians).

Please guide me
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nobody: 9:02pm On May 01, 2020
NIKEDEEDS:
Seniors,

I want to invest my POF with
https://currenxbarter.com/ in order to guide against the naira free fall.

Have any one done business with them?

How real are they?

I did my due diligence online and discovered that the firm is registered in Canada and the company's partners are four in nos(all Nigerians).

Please guide me
they are not a financial institution na. So you can use them for pof
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Taciturnity: 11:33pm On May 01, 2020
salford1:

Pls do sir.
done sir
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by XX01(f): 2:43am On May 02, 2020
adesbaba:



How about Banking jobs in Calgary.... How easy is it getting in either as a relationship manager or their customer service role based on previous experience as a teller,fund transfer officer,Accountant and Marketer sir

You need their certification, IFIC or CSC.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by mbhs139(m): 4:10am On May 02, 2020
Kekereekun123:
manitoba has not done draws for family stream since july 2019. No one know if it is scrapped or paused. So look before you leap

I don't understand what you mean "has not done draws" but my friend recently got invitation from Manitoba about two weeks ago. Though she submitted her application since last year July or so.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by damzy88: 4:23am On May 02, 2020
einsteino:


lol baba no kill me with laugh. To me nothing spectacular about am. The main thing wey I fancy about Toronto na the diversity. If I compare with outher cities wey I don stay, Toronto na the only place wey make me feel like na we we. Once you take out the diversity, Toronto go make you think say you just come Canada come hustle to pay house rent grin
The house rent part got me cheesy grin

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by mbhs139(m): 4:29am On May 02, 2020
salford1:

The amount always looks good on paper before deductions i.e. mandatory: Federal & provincial taxes, EI, CPP & non-mandatory depending on employer (union dues, ReSp, life/dental&health/disability etc).

In addition, it's not just OT, when you earn big wages either from single or combined earnings, you pay huge taxes too. As a result, the child benefit, GST/HST credit and all other credits tends to zero grin. Hence, it is advisable for any one not currently making much to get all eligible credits from the government because once the income starts crossing a certain threshold, no more government support again or the support starts approaching zero.

On the bright side, we can see where some of the tax and other deductions are being spent e.g. universal healthcare, child benefits, infrastructure spending, CERB, CEWS, and all other safety net programs. In Nigeria my fatherland, I don't even think we see the use or benefits of the shikini tax dem dey collect sef except for the fat wages of political office holders.

Let me also add that you're actually saving big for the future when your earnings cross that threshold where you no longer depends on government's funding and when you're being heavily taxed unlike someone who earns minimum wage.

I want you to look at it from the point of view of your CPP, your EI and some other deductions.

Take for instance someone who earns, let say 2500 per month and someone who earns say, 7k per month. Let's look at the actual amount that goes into each person's CPP, EI and other retirement and Insurance Plan, and let's also calculate what each of them will be entitled to after retirement. So, it is not a total loss for the person who earns big, pays big tax and get little or no support from government for now, while it is not also a huge gain for the one who earns little and benefit from every of government's palliatives now. The future awaits both of them, when they need it most. That is why we should not rest and take things for granted, but strive hard to be in the band of those who doesn't need all those government entitlement because of tomorrow.

Let me also drive home my point with this example.

Imagine the person that will enjoy the most if both scenarios painted were to draw 55% of their EI, every month, based on their present income. I mean 55% of your present income as at the time you lost your job.

So, you can see what I'm saying. So, don't let us sit down, stretch our leg and be collecting free money anyhow now ó. Let us brake that barrier and get to the top "ni to rí ọjọ́ wá ju..."

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by mbhs139(m): 5:08am On May 02, 2020
einsteino:


Huh! away from the GTA? Are you sure you want that? The GTA has double the land mass of Lagos state! The GTA is a cosmopolitan area, there are multiple regions in it, each region is constituted of multiple cities. Toronto, Brampton, Burlington, Aurora are some of the several places that fall under the GTA . So it must and does mean that the characteristics of cities in the GTA is very different from one another. Even within the city of Toronto, different places have very different characteristics. For instance, Scarborough is almost only a quiet residential area, while Missisauga is a commercial hub, residential and industrial area all rolled into one.

Hamilton is about 50mins by car from Toronto but that doesnt mean your commute from Hamilton to your workplace in Toronto would be 50minutes. It may take you another 30minutes to move from the point you enter Toronto to your workplace. If you hope to work in the GTA but don't plan on owning a car, it might be challenging living 50minutes away from the GTA. I say this because Go Transit fare can be quite expensive, and you'd still have to commute from their station to your home. Go transist schedule outside peak period could be another fustration. So, to me, the outside the GTA plan should be a last resort. If you live outside the GTA, you might as well just work outside the GTA to save yourself the hassles.

I think you need to be clear on what crowded means to you. Perhaps you could contrast with a Nigerian city. Over here the city centre is called downtown, this would be the most crowded area. St George Street in Downtown Toronto is considered crowded but it can't compare to Ojota, Lagos... at worst it is almost as crowded as Admiralty way Lekki. Downtown London(Ontario) is like Airport Road, Warri with narrower roads. Montreal's Rue Sainte-Catherine is considered very busy but if I remember what Ring-road Benin city or Upper Iweaka of Onitsha looks like I would just chuckle. My point is, crowded in a country that has one-fifth of Nigeria's population but ten times it's land mass may not have the same meaning. Straight out of mainland lagos, some parts of the GTA may have you feeling like you are living in a Ghost town. Where I currently live in Toronto is not only quiet but lonely for a city! I mean if you ignore the amenities of a developed world, my area is just as dry and sparsely populated as the remote parts of Apete-Ayegun in Ibadan.

You don't need to live away from the GTA to have some sanity, there are lots of quiet cities in the GTA.

In fact, you couldn't have said it better.

I always shudder when people come here, from Lagos especially, and want to be forming some kind of attitude. That to me is being an ingrate.

Imagine, some Nigerian folks, who have lived all their life in Lagos, are complaining that "Mississauga is too crowded for my liking..." cry cry cry I looked at them ẹ be like say make I slap them grin grin

Now, having said that, there's something I want to discuss here, and it is very important. It is a first hand report I got and it is so disheartening, embarrassing and unfortunate.

I heard some Nigerians are under reporting the money they earned in Nigeria the year before they moved to Canada for tax benefit purpose.

If you use turbotax.com, there's a section that ask about your income before you moved into Canada. I was told our people are putting zero in this column and this subsequently increases their tax return. In other words, they're claiming not to have earned anything back home.

cheesy cheesy cheesy I laugh.

So, someone that moved to Canada in the later part of 2019 didn't earn a dime while he was in Nigeria? But you have forgotten that you claimed to be working and earning income during your IRCC registration. They also forgot that they signed an agreement that any information they provide should and can be shared among the various agencies of the Canadian government. They also forgot that an audit of all tax refund will be carried out subsequently. And if you're found to have misrepresented facts, you'll be made to pay back, with interest. And the funniest part is that they won't come after you in the next two or three years. You would've forgotten, and you know, lies aren't consistent, they know this, and that's why they would give you a long time.

That aside, why do some of us want to bring our bad attitude back home here? Do we want to block other people's chance? I mean, this isn't fair, at least to others still on the line. This is a first hand information I'm giving you guys, that some Nigerians are into, on the advise of some so called tax consultants, of the Indian extract.

Well, I've said my own ó.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nobody: 7:24am On May 02, 2020
mbhs139:


I don't understand what you mean "has not done draws" but my friend recently got invitation from Manitoba about two weeks ago. Though she submitted her application since last year July or so.
is ITA(LAA) and PPR(nomination certificate ) the same thing. Since that july they have not sent LAA to those with relatives. You can check their website.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by salford1: 9:37am On May 02, 2020
mbhs139:


Let me also add that you're actually saving big for the future when your earnings cross that threshold where you no longer depends on government's funding and when you're being heavily taxed unlike someone who earns minimum wage.

I want you to look at it from the point of view of your CPP, your EI and some other deductions.

Take for instance someone who earns, let say 2500 per month and someone who earns say, 7k per month. Let's look at the actual amount that goes into each person's CPP, EI and other retirement and Insurance Plan, and let's also calculate what each of them will be entitled to after retirement. So, it is not a total loss for the person who earns big, pays big tax and get little or no support from government for now, while it is not also a huge gain for the one who earns little and benefit from every of government's palliatives now. The future awaits both of them, when they need it most. That is why we should not rest and take things for granted, but strive hard to be in the band of those who doesn't need all those government entitlement because of tomorrow.

Let me also drive home my point with this example.

Imagine the person that will enjoy the most if both scenarios painted were to draw 55% of their EI, every month, based on their present income. I mean 55% of your present income as at the time you lost your job.

So, you can see what I'm saying. So, don't let us sit down, stretch our leg and be collecting free money anyhow now ó. Let us brake that barrier and get to the top "ni to rí ọjọ́ wá ju..."
Loss how? I don't think I stated that anyone was at a loss...lol. it's common sense to aim higher. I only stated a fact about how the system works through generous tax and deductions i.e. safety net for everyone. The Canadian pension plan and other private or provincial plans are not just savings for the future..profits are also made off pension plans.

Come to think of it, why would anyone be comfortable in the low wages bracket because of dole or benefits? e.g. Which doctor would like to work as a PSW because of benefits or tax credits?

With low wages, it's very hard to save or even qualify for a substantial credit amount if the need arise. In addition, EI and CPP payments caps early with higher wages, so take home pay bumps up and it allows to save more again. High wages also helps to bank an higher amount from an employer matching pension plan.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by PanicButton: 11:42am On May 02, 2020
ArcUgo:
Hi everyone, please I'm looking to make contact with anyone who has information on Brandon Manitoba. Would appreciate any advice I can get on Jobs, housing and school for the kids. Also the viability of relocating in these trying times I.e covid-19. Thanks

P.S. I'm currently based in Edmonton but duty calls may have to move to increase the chances of pnp for my sister cos with the current scores she stands little to no chance. I also know I have to stay up to a year to be of any benefit to her hence the need to move as soon as possible. Thanks again

Hi ArcUgo, I'd want to send you a private message; this relates to your profession in Canada. Is that okay?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by tmama1: 12:20pm On May 02, 2020
ArcUgo:
Hi everyone, please I'm looking to make contact with anyone who has information on Brandon Manitoba. Would appreciate any advice I can get on Jobs, housing and school for the kids. Also the viability of relocating in these trying times I.e covid-19. Thanks

P.S. I'm currently based in Edmonton but duty calls may have to move to increase the chances of pnp for my sister cos with the current scores she stands little to no chance. I also know I have to stay up to a year to be of any benefit to her hence the need to move as soon as possible. Thanks again
Manitoba hasn't done any family draws since like July last year
Why not try Saskatchewan?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by gsade: 1:48pm On May 02, 2020
ArcUgo:
Hi everyone, please I'm looking to make contact with anyone who has information on Brandon Manitoba. Would appreciate any advice I can get on Jobs, housing and school for the kids. Also the viability of relocating in these trying times I.e covid-19. Thanks

P.S. I'm currently based in Edmonton but duty calls may have to move to increase the chances of pnp for my sister cos with the current scores she stands little to no chance. I also know I have to stay up to a year to be of any benefit to her hence the need to move as soon as possible. Thanks again

ArcUgo! Longest time. Did not know you finally landed in Edmonton. This is Estac's colleague we met at Constultant Practice and then at that the last physical IOM training for new immigrants in Lagos. I will PM you.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by gsade: 2:01pm On May 02, 2020
mbhs139:

I heard some Nigerians are under reporting the money they earned in Nigeria the year before they moved to Canada for tax benefit purpose.

If you use turbotax.com, there's a section that ask about your income before you moved into Canada. I was told our people are putting zero in this column and this subsequently increases their tax return. In other words, they're claiming not to have earned anything back home.

cheesy cheesy cheesy I laugh.

So, someone that moved to Canada in the later part of 2019 didn't earn a dime while he was in Nigeria? But you have forgotten that you claimed to be working and earning income during your IRCC registration. They also forgot that they signed an agreement that any information they provide should and can be shared among the various agencies of the Canadian government. They also forgot that an audit of all tax refund will be carried out subsequently. And if you're found to have misrepresented facts, you'll be made to pay back, with interest. And the funniest part is that they won't come after you in the next two or three years. You would've forgotten, and you know, lies aren't consistent, they know this, and that's why they would give you a long time.

While I don't subcribe to under-reporting of income, unless the income earned in Nigeria was earned at a time you have already landed in Canada, I believe whether you say 0 or 1bn it really doesn't matter. For instance, I did provide my income in Nigeria before landing and after landing and the income before did not make it into the final tax returns. May be there is something I do not know? I cannot assume to know it all.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 2:11pm On May 02, 2020
gsade:


While I don't subcribe to under-reporting of income, unless the income earned in Nigeria was earned at a time you have already landed in Canada, I believe whether you say 0 or 1bn it really doesn't matter. For instance, I did provide my income in Nigeria before landing and after landing and the income before did not make it into the final tax returns. May be there is something I do not know? I cannot assume to know it all.

Also my experience. Income I earned before I became a resident did not reflect in my returns although I declared it.

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