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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by muyiroro: 2:20pm On May 02, 2020
Gud day my people, I just need an Advice asp POF for Work Permit in Canada, since POF is not required for valid job offer . Just want to know little amount I can show, the company will cover my air ticket and 1st month accommodation during training. Am family of 5 . Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by MamaJoJo: 2:23pm On May 02, 2020
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by godG: 2:26pm On May 02, 2020
mbhs139:


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

...

Well, I've said my own ó.

Lol. This is not about attitude. smiley Sir/Ma, not everyone here lived in Lagos o. Some of us had the luxury of living in sane towns within and outside Nigeria. It is only commonsensical to seek guidance and explore the possibilities of spaces similar to what we are used to. smiley Me wey be say anything wey make me wake up by 6am na because say I wan pee. cheesy

And complaining about what you may not necessarily like isn’t being ungrateful. I understand where you are coming from — life could be worse.

However, almost everyone here is qualified to be in Canada in their own right. Aside from academic qualifications, many people here also brought quite a good amount of money into Canada. You can only be ungrateful for complaining about what you aren’t qualified for. You don’t have to be a nobody because you are an immigrant. You have every right to be in Canada. And you have every right to speak to what you may not like. Immigrants are humans too.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Echinedu1: 2:33pm On May 02, 2020
salford1:

There are lots. Just go on instagram and follow canadavendors. She advertises vendors selling naija stuffs.

I have personally used 2404foods (out of Brampton) on instagram to deliver to sask.. I am aware she delivers across Toronto too. mychopchop.ca is another popular one, but I haven't tried her yet.

Sir, you get any info where person can buy jedi jedi/pile,/opa eyin herbal drink in toronto ?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by salford1: 3:05pm On May 02, 2020
Echinedu1:


Sir, you get any info where person can buy jedi jedi/pile,/opa eyin herbal drink in toronto ?
Bros, I have no idea about that one ooo. The last time I saw herbs was at an African shop.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by bankylan: 3:11pm On May 02, 2020
Please is there anyone who just got migrated through Sask PNP express entry? I will like to know how long it took from EOI, ITA , Sask Nomination and COPR.

I saw an average of 20 weeks for Sask PNP nomination, and I have heard some people that got it in 3 months. I will like to know if anyone has done this between 9 months and 12 months at most.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by behati: 3:30pm On May 02, 2020
19CannyMum:


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

The amount would not reflect on your returns as taxable income but it does influence the tax credits that you get which would impact on your tax refund/amount owing.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by salford1: 3:39pm On May 02, 2020
behati:


The amount would not reflect on your returns as taxable income but it does influence the tax credits that you get which would impact on your tax refund/amount owing.
Although I am not sure, but I am thinking maybe this also depend on the income earned back in Nigeria. E.g. Someone earning -N-200,000 per month in Nigeria would likely fall under low income. That income would also place the person below the Canada basic personal amount .
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Echinedu1: 3:44pm On May 02, 2020
salford1:

Bros, I have no idea about that one ooo. The last time I saw herbs was at an African shop.

Which africa shop sir?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by salford1: 3:55pm On May 02, 2020
Echinedu1:


Which africa shop sir?
The one I was referring to in my post was an African shop in Regina. If an African shop in small Regina can have herbs, then there is a better chance of finding it at an African store in Toronto. Might be a good idea to call Nigerian African shops in your city before leaving home.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 4:40pm On May 02, 2020
Boss I agree with most of what you said but I think it is not always about attitude. Personally, I think it is okay for people to complain, I only make sure to clarify their fears and ensure they aren't just working based on hear-say or nostalgia. If after everything, they feel Toronto is crowded, I would think that is fine regardless of where they lived before Canada. My earliest days on this planet were a sharp contrast to the aspirations I nursed and what it took to satisfy me. I have always wanted what I want regardless of how it compared to what I may have had or experienced. To be satisfied with the status quo simply based on how it compares to what I had, rather than the not too far off possibilities, would be complacency. As such, I wouldn't think anyone is an ingrate for finding they are not okay with Canada even if they had lived in a slum hitherto. In the end, the final verdict of what we think of Canada is how we vote with our feet. Those who think they had it much better elsewhere are free to leave and would. Those who prefer to stay but go on talking about the areas they feel it sucks in, are free to because that's how a society builds the social consciousness to do better. It is the very low standards of what it takes to satisfy the Nigerian masses, that plunged Nigeria into where it is now, and ultimately made us "socio-economic refugees".

No doubt, Canada is progress for many of us(depending on how our stars were previously lined and our priorities) but it is not in our place to say what another should want or be contented with. I believe in self exploration and finding what resonates with one self. Hence why I think we should only ask why someone wants what they want, to help them see if it is based on misconceptions. However, at the end of the day, finding oneself is the ultimate and on stuff like this, only they can be the judge of what is best for them.

last last na to hope say we all go dey alright but with the mind say if we no dey alright, that one follow too.

By the way, thanks for the expose on the tax ish. Many people are told by others that this is the way to go. It is nice to see someone who thinks differently and is not afraid to say.
mbhs139:


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.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ArcUgo(m): 4:50pm On May 02, 2020
PanicButton:


Hi ArcUgo, I'd want to send you a private message; this relates to your profession in Canada. Is that okay?
Sure feel free
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ArcUgo(m): 4:53pm On May 02, 2020
tmama1:

Manitoba hasn't done any family draws since like July last year
Why not try Saskatchewan?
Already considering it, thanks for this.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by bankylan: 5:44pm On May 02, 2020
Go ahead and do this for your sibling. Your residency in Manitoba will definitely help in his application by giving additional point just like in Saskatchewan.
I don't know what the first responder meant by saying there is no family draw. What is family draw? I am sure he was talking about something else.Please read more about Manitoba provincial nominee.
ArcUgo:

Already considering it, thanks for this.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nobody: 5:48pm On May 02, 2020
bankylan:
Go ahead and do this for your sibling. Your residency in Manitoba will definitely help in his application by giving additional point just like in Saskatchewan.
I don't know what the first responder meant by saying there is no family draw. What is family draw? I am sure he was talking about something else.Please read more about Manitoba provincial nominee.
manitoba draws usually consist of
1- skilled workers in Manitoba
2- international students
3- Skilled workers overseas which consists of those under strategic recruitment drive(job offer) and family/ relative stream.

Since july 2019 (draw 69)they have not done draws for family or relatives stream. Check your self https://www.immigratemanitoba.com/category/mpnp-notices/eoi-draw/

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by michaelf284: 7:28pm On May 02, 2020
Uncle, u have marathon match ni...lol��

Echinedu1:


Sir, you get any info where person can buy jedi jedi/pile,/opa eyin herbal drink in toronto ?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ArcUgo(m): 8:25pm On May 02, 2020
Long time I've responded to your pm. What's happening bro
gsade:


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 Tyola(m): 10:54pm On May 02, 2020
Hello Everyone,

I submitted my PR application on 8th Dec 2019 (AOR). I have 8 years experience in University teaching and research. I also hold a PhD in Medical Sciences. I will like to know what are my career prospects, pathways and options if I migrate to Canada.

How possible is it to secure university job in the same field as I currently am?

I also learnt that I may need to start all over (I feel am ready to if I have to), does that mean I need to change my current career completely?

Will you advise enrolling in courses/programs to build a career in health sciences (e.g. Physiotherapy or nursing)?

If you were in my shoes and with your current understanding of Canadian system which path will you take?

(I'm 33, married with 3 kids)

I really need your help and advice. Help curtail my recently rekindled sleepless nights. Help a brother please.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by AngelSpace(f): 11:39pm On May 02, 2020
Hello everyone,

Are there People here who are stuck in Nigeria with PR visas close to expiring?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by adesbaba: 12:40am On May 03, 2020
XX01:


You need their certification, IFIC is CSC.


Okay... I plan doing that once I land.... Thanks alot
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by adesbaba: 12:50am On May 03, 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/



Sir,,with 3 years experience in Tellering,fund transfer officer and Marketer and would love to build a career in banking in Canada........my questions are;;

1) after enrolling for the CSC exam,can one get a professional Banking job role in Calgary that I can grow my career?

2) as a 3.3/5.0 cgpa Accounting graduate with few years experience,,do you have any school you can recommend for Masters in Canada(preferably MBA) since 2:2 grads are not mostly admitted to Canadian uni??


3)How does one get those positions I see on LinkedIn e.g Personal Banking Associate, Analyst, ...does one need to apply for their graduate trainee since one is a contract staff??

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by godG: 1:02am On May 03, 2020
Tyola:
Hello Everyone,

I submitted my PR application on 8th Dec 2019 (AOR). I have 8 years experience in University teaching and research. I also hold a PhD in Medical Sciences. I will like to know what are my career prospects, pathways and options if I migrate to Canada.

How possible is it to secure university job in the same field as I currently am? Check my response below.

I also learnt that I may need to start all over (I feel am ready to if I have to), does that mean I need to change my current career completely? You don’t have to.

Will you advise enrolling in courses/programs to build a career in health sciences (e.g. Physiotherapy or nursing)? Yes.

If you were in my shoes and with your current understanding of Canadian system which path will you take?

(I'm 33, married with 3 kids)

I really need your help and advice. Help curtail my recently rekindled sleepless nights. Help a brother please.

Thanks in advance.



Hi there. Congrats on turning in your application, may the outcome be as expected.

Just so you know, sir, I don’t have PhD — at least, not until I finish this dissertation. And my doctoral program is in the US. Nonetheless, as a PR who has colleagues in Canadian universities, I want to believe I can say one or two things about this.

These are the options I would explore if I were you:

1. Look for visiting scholar opportunities. These kinds of position will only pay you stipend. Even if you are able to convince any school that you are willing to be a visiting scholar for free, go for it. The good thing about this option is that you will have opportunities to put your best foot forward and build relationships that could help in job search. For your job search, if it hasn’t been that long since you received your PhD (was it before your started working or after?), consider applying for postdocs.

2. Enroll in a new PhD program. I don’t like this option because PhD, as you know, is no child’s play. If this is the option you like, while you are on the program try to have one or two publications and build solid relationships with your advisors. Once these two are taken care off, and you are done with coursework, before qualifying exams, with your Nigerian PhD, have a go at the job market. This will take between 1 - 2 years. If your PhD isn’t old, try postdocs or research associate positions. If you are lucky to find a position, you don’t have to finish the PhD. But if you don’t mind the time investment, being on the job market as a Canadian ABD (after qualifying exams) will make job search easier.

3. Consider alt-ac positions. You can always go back to academia after some years in the private sector. This route might require some short courses, though. I’m sure you know what sells in your field.

Personally, considering that you have a family you have to feed, I prefer the 3rd option. Money is important, you don’t want to live on stipends for long.

I’m sure the sages here will also have one or two things to add.

May God give you wisdom to make the right choice.

Best.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Tyola(m): 1:58am On May 03, 2020
Amen to all the prayers. I appreciate your advice. Especially your candid number 3. I completed my PhD in 2018 (in Asia), and fortunately I have a number of publications in reputable ISI and Scopus journals with impact factor ranging from 3 up to 7.

Thank you for taking your time to itemize your responses. Wishing you all the best with your dissertation.

godG:


Hi there. Congrats on turning in your application, may the outcome be as expected.

Just so you know, sir, I don’t have PhD — at least, not until I finish this dissertation. And my doctoral program is in the US. Nonetheless, as a PR who has colleagues in Canadian universities, I want to believe I can say one or two things about this.

These are the options I would explore if I were you:

1. Look for visiting scholar opportunities. These kinds of position will only pay you stipend. Even if you are able to convince any school that you are willing to be a visiting scholar for free, go for it. The good thing about this option is that you will have opportunities to put your best foot forward and build relationships that could help in job search. For your job search, if it hasn’t been that long since you received your PhD (was it before your started working or after?), consider applying for postdocs.

2. Enroll in a new PhD program. I don’t like this option because PhD, as you know, is no child’s play. If this is the option you like, while you are on the program try to have one or two publications and build solid relationships with your advisors. Once these two are taken care off, and you are done with coursework, before qualifying exams, with your Nigerian PhD, have a go at the job market. This will take between 1 - 2 years. If your PhD isn’t old, try postdocs or research associate positions. If you are lucky to find a position, you don’t have to finish the PhD. But if you don’t mind the time investment, being on the job market as a Canadian ABD (after qualifying exams) will make job search easier.

3. Consider alt-ac positions. You can always go back to academia after some years in the private sector. This route might require some short courses, though. I’m sure you know what sells in your field.

Personally, considering that you have a family you have to feed, I prefer the 3rd option. Money is important, you don’t want to live on stipends for long.

I’m sure the sages here will also have one or two things to add.

May God give you wisdom to make the right choice.

Best.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by bezimo(m): 3:01am On May 03, 2020
Tyola:
Hello Everyone,

I submitted my PR application on 8th Dec 2019 (AOR). I have 8 years experience in University teaching and research. I also hold a PhD in Medical Sciences. I will like to know what are my career prospects, pathways and options if I migrate to Canada.

How possible is it to secure university job in the same field as I currently am?

I also learnt that I may need to start all over (I feel am ready to if I have to), does that mean I need to change my current career completely?

Will you advise enrolling in courses/programs to build a career in health sciences (e.g. Physiotherapy or nursing)?

If you were in my shoes and with your current understanding of Canadian system which path will you take?

(I'm 33, married with 3 kids)

I really need your help and advice. Help curtail my recently rekindled sleepless nights. Help a brother please.

Thanks in advance.



Offcourse you can secure a University Job in medical sciences..but first things first did you get your PhD from USA..or which part of Europe or Africa..if Africa..You don't stand a chance..you have to start again..if from Europe you stand a slight chance as you have to compete with Canadian trained PhDs

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by fredinhola: 2:35pm On May 03, 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.


We are arranging a flight to Canada, if interested please let me know.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by godG: 3:08pm On May 03, 2020
Tyola:
Amen to all the prayers. I appreciate your advice. Especially your candid number 3. I completed my PhD in 2018 (in Asia), and fortunately I have a number of publications in reputable ISI and Scopus journals with impact factor ranging from 3 up to 7. With perseverance, you should be fine.

Thank you for taking your time to itemize your responses. Wishing you all the best with your dissertation. Thank you!

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nobody: 3:38pm On May 03, 2020
adesbaba:




Sir,,with 3 years experience in Tellering,fund transfer officer and Marketer and would love to build a career in banking in Canada........my questions are;;

1) after enrolling for the CSC exam,can one get a professional Banking job role in Calgary that I can grow my career?

2) as a 3.3/5.0 cgpa Accounting graduate with few years experience,,do you have any school you can recommend for Masters in Canada(preferably MBA) since 2:2 grads are not mostly admitted to Canadian uni??


3)How does one get those positions I see on LinkedIn e.g Personal Banking Associate, Analyst, ...does one need to apply for their graduate trainee since one is a contract staff??
enroll for cpa and other finance certifications and find how to move into finance. Heard Banking is not a big deal there
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by bekayy: 4:25pm On May 03, 2020
We are plenty

AngelSpace:
Hello everyone,

Are there People here who are stuck in Nigeria with PR visas close to expiring?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by bekayy: 4:29pm On May 03, 2020
Navigate. Edit your profile under basic inform (the 1st part to currently searching for a job, put in the type of job and location). All the best.

adesbaba:


Sir,,with 3 years experience in Tellering,fund transfer officer and Marketer and would love to build a career in banking in Canada........my questions are;;


3)How does one get those positions I see on LinkedIn e.g Personal Banking Associate, Analyst, ...does one need to apply for their graduate trainee since one is a contract staff??
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by gsade: 4:49pm On May 03, 2020
behati:


The amount would not reflect on your returns as taxable income but it does influence the tax credits that you get which would impact on your tax refund/amount owing.

But I have scoured through my returns and I dont see any such impact anywhere in mine though. Further, as far as I know the tax credits are all tied to things done in Canada. I can only see under-reporting income earned before one becomes a permanent resident being profitable for only new immigrants (not while filing tax returns but when you come in and file world income when applying for child care subsidy or child tax benefits). Aside from that, I do not see how income relating to a period one is not a resident in canada would impact benefit entitlement when filing tax returns after one has become taxable in Canada. However, you do have to report income earned in Nigeria while you are taxable in Canada.

I dont think the system is built to capture this income at the point of filing taxes. That is y as a new immigrant the federal and provincial non-refundable tax credits are pro rated too. For example, even if you land in Canada say September 2019 and start working from September 2019 till December 31, 2019. Your non-refundable tax credit would be pro rated to the amount of months you were taxable in Canada, about 4 months.

The only problem is that I am not sure why Turbo Tax bothers to ask that question. May be it is a question that is supposed to simply be checked against the information you submitted for your world income report when applying for child tax benefit and child subsidy as a new immigrant. My 2 cents.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by asla007: 5:56pm On May 03, 2020
What is the plan, How much?
fredinhola:



We are arranging a flight to Canada, if interested please let me know.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nobody: 7:23pm On May 03, 2020
asla007:
What is the plan, How much?
cheesy 3500 usd for private plane. About 2500usd for Ethiopian airlines charter. For me am staying put till airspace opens

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