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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by mumnadine: 7:44am On Jun 08
Good morning,please who knows any shipping company in Saskatchewan that ships things to Nigeria?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by UXC007: 7:59am On Jun 08
Please assist with Calgary Telegram / Whatsapp link or details. I'm planning to land sometime in Aug. Thanks

UXC007:
Good Evening,
Please can someone assist me with Calgary Telegram / WhatsApp group link or details
I take God beg una Ohh wink wink
Thanks

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Everygirl: 1:08pm On Jun 08
Lol, I think we have all asked for this but I am not sure one exists as no one has ever responded as far as I know.

Maybe one of us will start one ourselves just that we are all newbies so not sure how useful we will be to each other grin

UXC007:
Please assist with Calgary Telegram / Whatsapp link or details. I'm planning to land sometime in Aug. Thanks

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by dharmielle: 5:55pm On Jun 08
Hi folks,

Please what's the state of the job market right now? Is it advisable to:

- move as soon as lockdown is lifted?

Or

- wait it out and hope things improve.

My Noc code is 6235, though I'm looking to switch career paths

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by obiem(m): 7:14pm On Jun 08
FREE Virtual Settlement Session for Newcomers in Canada on June 2020

Maple Leaf Settlement Service Mississauga is going to organize a free settlement session for newcomers in Canada on 13th June 2020, Saturday at 2:30 pm via zoom. Those who interested to reserve the seat and attend the session please send me a message(My mobile is on the bottom of the page)

Following are the topics of the session:
Canada Child Benefit
GST/HST and OTB Benefits
Resume and cover letter assistance
Mock interview assistance
Job volunteering
Internship programs
Employer cold calling
Employer database training
Job referrals (Only based on the availability of the openings in ours as well as the recruiter network)
Key word matching
OSAP
Canadian Taxation System
Tax Saving Vehicles
Incorporation Vs Full Time Jobs and Tax advantages
Credit score improvement tips
First time homebuyer’s tips
Estate Planning/ WILL
Social protection after job loss
Furniture support guidance for under income family
Home rental support guidance for under income family
Grocery support guidance for under income family
Recreation card guidance for under income family
Daycare subsidy guidance for under income family
Rental support guidance for under income family
Transit assists guidance for under income family

It's an all inclusive package so you don't want to miss it.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 9:04pm On Jun 08
Downtown Toronto. Not much happening due to the lockdown.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nobody: 9:06pm On Jun 08
Hello people. I've started my journey to being a part of you guys here smiley
I want a career change as soon as I land in Canada, because of that I have enrolled for an online public health course in a top USA university. Am I on the right track please? This course isn't quite cheap smiley
Will the certificate be enough for me to kickstart something in the health line once I reach Canada? I mean like get a job, I can add one more certificate if need be.
Thank you guys

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Vslayer: 9:53pm On Jun 08
toboy:
After the terribly high number of deaths, the Quebec government is looking to hire and train (Paid training for that matter) up 1000 care givers for it's Old people's home (also known here as CHSLD). It has a good pay but the only problem is that it's currently locked only for citizens. There is currently a push to remove the restrictions. Pay close attention and see if you can try your luck!
..

Thanks for the response
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by MayorOfEdmonton: 12:54am On Jun 09
Hi boss,

Biko 2.30pm which time zone? & Please what's the number to get the plug? Thank you very much

obiem:
FREE Virtual Settlement Session for Newcomers in Canada on June 2020

Maple Leaf Settlement Service Mississauga is going to organize a free settlement session for newcomers in Canada on 13th June 2020, Saturday at 2:30 pm via zoom. Those who interested to reserve the seat and attend the session please send me a message(My mobile is on the bottom of the page)

Following are the topics of the session:

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by UXC007: 2:04am On Jun 09
grin grin cheesy


Everygirl:
Lol, I think we have all asked for this but I am not sure one exists as no one has ever responded as far as I know.

Maybe one of us will start one ourselves just that we are all newbies so not sure how useful we will be to each other grin

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by UXC007: 2:07am On Jun 09
grin in short the thing tire me...

I have searched and searched through the thread, called two different person.. No luck. I even joined the Edmonton group....(shout out to that group, they are on fire)

Oya oh @Everygirl I nominate you start one. I go follow market the group oh smiley. Rome was not built in a day. I'm certain our Calgary elders will have mercy and join the group. wink

Everygirl:
Lol, I think we have all asked for this but I am not sure one exists as no one has ever responded as far as I know.

Maybe one of us will start one ourselves just that we are all newbies so not sure how useful we will be to each other grin

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 2:27am On Jun 09
Please a friend would like to apply for Nursing in Ontario but the admission requirements are a minimum of 70% in English, Maths, Chemistry and Biology. For WAEC, she got a D in Chemistry so she certainly does not meet the requirements.

Her questions are:
**Does she need to get an OSSD certificate ( which would include English, Maths, Biology and Chemistry) in order to apply for Nursing?
Or
She can just go to an adult learning center and take only English, Maths, Biology and Chemistry exams - without actually getting an OSSD certificate?

**Also, there's the mature student entry route. This requires her to take a paid assessment exam (in English, Maths, Biology and Chemistry) for all the schools she applies to. Please does any one have an idea how challenging these assessment tests are?

Thanks.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 2:28am On Jun 09
SlowlybtSurely:
Downtown Toronto. Not much happening due to the lockdown.

I never thought I could ever see downtown Toronto this empty. Now that I think about it, I havent been downtown since the lockdown.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 3:58am On Jun 09
Everygirl:
Lol, I think we have all asked for this but I am not sure one exists as no one has ever responded as far as I know.

Maybe one of us will start one ourselves just that we are all newbies so not sure how useful we will be to each other grin


There are multiple WhatsApp groups in Calgary and at least one telegram group. Just that they're apparently always full (WhatsApp at least), and it seems you need to be well connected to get a slot when there's space.

By the time you'll be connected enough to get a slot in a group, you probably go don know road finish for Calgary no go need WhatsApp group again. Or you'd have joined other groups (church, kparakpor, bridging program etc) that are more relevant to your specific needs.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nobody: 5:42am On Jun 09
rockstarB:
Hello people. I've started my journey to being a part of you guys here smiley
I want a career change as soon as I land in Canada, because of that I have enrolled for an online public health course in a top USA university. Am I on the right track please? This course isn't quite cheap smiley
Will the certificate be enough for me to kickstart something in the health line once I reach Canada? I mean like get a job, I can add one more certificate if need be.
Thank you guys
Please someone should say something cry
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by NwanyiOkpa(f): 8:15am On Jun 09
Good morning... please i am in need of a telegram or WhatsApp group for people in Newfoundland. Thanks.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Fortissimo502: 10:01am On Jun 09
einsteino:
Please a friend would like to apply for Nursing in Ontario but the admission requirements are a minimum of 70% in English, Maths, Chemistry and Biology. For WAEC, she got a D in Chemistry so she certainly does not meet the requirements.

Her questions are:
**Does she need to get an OSSD certificate ( which would include English, Maths, Biology and Chemistry) in order to apply for Nursing?
Or
She can just go to an adult learning center and take only English, Maths, Biology and Chemistry exams - without actually getting an OSSD certificate?

**Also, there's the mature student entry route. This requires her to take a paid assessment exam (in English, Maths, Biology and Chemistry) for all the schools she applies to. Please does any one have an idea how challenging these assessment tests are?

Thanks.

No need to get the ossd. She just needs the prerequisites. Also, if online learning is her thing, she can do it through the Independent Learning Center. That's how I did my prerequisites. $40/course and you have 10 months to finish. Self paced so you can still go to work and do other things.

About the mature entry route: is she sure it's for nursing admissions or like a prehealth pathway where she does 1 year then transfers to nursing IF she gets good grades? If it's the latter, I wouldn't advise that. Too dicey, too restrictive.

Feel free to connect if you need more detailed information.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by prettysussie: 10:13am On Jun 09
rockstarB:
Hello people. I've started my journey to being a part of you guys here smiley
I want a career change as soon as I land in Canada, because of that I have enrolled for an online public health course in a top USA university. Am I on the right track please? This course isn't quite cheap smiley
Will the certificate be enough for me to kickstart something in the health line once I reach Canada? I mean like get a job, I can add one more certificate if need be.
Thank you guys

If the certificate is to work in Canada, then a Canadian certification will be better. But if its to gain points for express entry, then a US certification is ok.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Fortissimo502: 10:14am On Jun 09
rockstarB:

Please someone should say something cry

Hmm omo. I don't want to discourage you. But okay, let me start by asking you what your profile is. Are you looking for any job in the health line? Or it has to be public health? What research have you done into your intended career change? Also since it's a career change you want, your profile may not be relevant but let's see...

Contrary to popular belief, you don't just waltz into Canada and have jobs presented to you just because you want the job or you think you're qualified or deserve the job. You have to be very strategic. You need to know what employers want and become who they want.

If you're just looking for any short certificate to do, to land you any job in healthcare, then get here first and do one of these 5 months to 1 year courses in psw, etc. However, there's no short cut into public health. You'd typically need at least a bachelors degree and some relevant work experience or a masters degree.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by obiem(m): 11:24am On Jun 09
MayorOfEdmonton:
Hi boss,

Biko 2.30pm which time zone? & Please what's the number to get the plug? Thank you very much



Ok that should be like 12:30pm for Edmonton since Alberta is 2hrs behind Ontario.

Check my signature to find my mobile number

Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nobody: 12:20pm On Jun 09
Fortissimo502:


Hmm omo. I don't want to discourage you. But okay, let me start by asking you what your profile is. Are you looking for any job in the health line? Or it has to be public health? What research have you done into your intended career change? Also since it's a career change you want, your profile may not be relevant but let's see...

Contrary to popular belief, you don't just waltz into Canada and have jobs presented to you just because you want the job or you think you're qualified or deserve the job. You have to be very strategic. You need to know what employers want and become who they want.

If you're just looking for any short certificate to do, to land you any job in healthcare, then get here first and do one of these 5 months to 1 year courses in psw, etc. However, there's no short cut into public health. You'd typically need at least a bachelors degree and some relevant work experience or a masters degree.
Thanks so much
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nobody: 12:21pm On Jun 09
prettysussie:


If the certificate is to work in Canada, then a Canadian certification will be better. But if its to gain points for express entry, then a US certification is ok.
Thank you. I'd get to Canada first before getting into it
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Fortissimo502: 12:25pm On Jun 09
rockstarB:

Thanks so much
Sure.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 2:00pm On Jun 09
einsteino:

I never thought I could ever see downtown Toronto this empty. Now that I think about it, I haven't been downtown since the lockdown.

Aaazziin! But I actually like it like this. Tranquil and serene, with lots of bikers. grin
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 2:35pm On Jun 09
rockstarB:
Hello people. I've started my journey to being a part of you guys here smiley
I want a career change as soon as I land in Canada, because of that I have enrolled for an online public health course in a top USA university. Am I on the right track please? This course isn't quite cheap smiley
Will the certificate be enough for me to kickstart something in the health line once I reach Canada? I mean like get a job, I can add one more certificate if need be.
Thank you guys

What's your background in? Public health jobs are highly competitive because the Canadian trained/licensed Drs and Nurses who are tired of in-patient care all want a piece of it and are usually the most suitable candidates for most of the roles. If there are still any positions left, there comes the Canadian trained Public Health professionals and Epidemiologists scrambling for them. What about immigrant health care professionals (Physicians, Dentists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Nurses etc) who make MPH (Masters in Public Health) their last resort when they either do not want to pursue their licensing or just want a career change?

PH is pretty saturated with not so many jobs and having an expensive certificate from the US won't put you at any advantage. I'm not saying it's impossible cos their are always exceptions in every case. I'm saying you should weigh your options and make sure this is what you really want before you make such a huge investment.

If you just want something to kickstart a career in healthcare, then there's no need for that investment. Come into Canada and do a few weeks training for PSW, get a job and then work your way up. Good luck.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by fashoga(m): 2:42pm On Jun 09
House, I have a room available in a 2 bedroom detached @ etobicoke and Mississauga (available-July 1st) for a lady or a single mother, mail-fashoga247@yahoo.com. Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nobody: 3:06pm On Jun 09
SlowlybtSurely:


Public health, oh public health. smiley

What's your background in? Public health jobs are highly competitive because the Canadian trained/licensed Drs and Nurses who are tired of in-patient care all want a piece of it and are usually the most suitable candidates for most of the roles. If there are still any positions left, there comes the Canadian trained Public Health professionals and Epidemiologists scrambling for them. What about immigrant health care professionals (Physicians, Dentists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Nurses etc) who make MPH (Masters in Public Health) their last resort when they either do not want to pursue their licensing or just want a career change?

PH is pretty saturated with not so many jobs and having an expensive certificate from the US won't put you at any advantage. I'm not saying it's impossible cos their are always exceptions in every case. I'm saying you should weigh your options and make sure this is what you really want before you make such a huge investment.

If you just want something to kickstart a career in healthcare, then there's no need for that investment. Come into Canada and do a few weeks training for PSW, get a job and then work your way up. Good luck.
I'll do just that. Thank you!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Richdee1(m): 5:42pm On Jun 09
SlowlybtSurely:


Public health, oh public health. smiley

What's your background in? Public health jobs are highly competitive because the Canadian trained/licensed Drs and Nurses who are tired of in-patient care all want a piece of it and are usually the most suitable candidates for most of the roles. If there are still any positions left, there comes the Canadian trained Public Health professionals and Epidemiologists scrambling for them. What about immigrant health care professionals (Physicians, Dentists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Nurses etc) who make MPH (Masters in Public Health) their last resort when they either do not want to pursue their licensing or just want a career change?

PH is pretty saturated with not so many jobs and having an expensive certificate from the US won't put you at any advantage. I'm not saying it's impossible cos their are always exceptions in every case. I'm saying you should weigh your options and make sure this is what you really want before you make such a huge investment.

If you just want something to kickstart a career in healthcare, then there's no need for that investment. Come into Canada and do a few weeks training for PSW, get a job and then work your way up. Good luck.

What's PSW??
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by salford1: 6:16pm On Jun 09
On this thread, we had extensive discussions about the CERB a few weeks/months ago. For anyone that received the CERB, it might be a good idea for that person to ensure that he or she actually qualified for it. The Government is now settling back to business.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7043757/fake-cerb-claim-penalties/

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by salford1: 6:43pm On Jun 09
Richdee1:


What's PSW??
PSW Personal Support Worker or HCA health Care Aid.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Richdee1(m): 7:35pm On Jun 09
salford1:
PSW Personal Support Worker or HCA health Care Aid.
That means I'll come into Canada and run as PSW and make some tho then Update

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Fortissimo502: 8:06pm On Jun 09
salford1:
On this thread, we had extensive discussions about the CERB a few weeks/months ago. For anyone that received the CERB, it might be a good idea for that person to ensure that he or she actually qualified for it. The Government is now settling back to business.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7043757/fake-cerb-claim-penalties/

cheesy Yeah the enforcement will likely come after taxes have been filed next year so if someone received it while being unqualified, the best bet is to payback before December 31 as earlier advised (so no T4 is generated for it).

It's so funny how even the government can suddenly do an about-face. At first they were so docile about the whole thing. Although the NDP won't support it, I'm sure the conservatives would jump on it. I remember seeing Scheer giving Trudeau a hard time about being too liberal with the money.

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