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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by dynamitee: 12:33pm On Aug 02
Hello Everyone,

I soft-landed at the peak of COVID drama. My PR card has finally been delivered to my friend's address but I've already left Canada. In order to come back to canada, I have to either get a PRTD or get my PR Card posted to me in the UK. I know IRCC is currently back-logged on a lot of things, they are saying the processing time for PRTDs is 3 months. I'll prefer to have my friend send my PR Card via DHL express tracked.

However, I heard a rumour one time about not sending PR Cards through post because customs will intercept them... please does anyone know how true or possible this is? does anybody have any insight/experience and has anyone actually had their cards posted and gotten them in the recent past?

Any insights or thoughts will be appreciated!

thank you.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Richdee1(m): 1:54pm On Aug 02
dynamitee:
Hello Everyone,

I soft-landed at the peak of COVID drama. My PR card has finally been delivered to my friend's address but I've already left Canada. In order to come back to canada, I have to either get a PRTD or get my PR Card posted to me in the UK. I know IRCC is currently back-logged on a lot of things, they are saying the processing time for PRTDs is 3 months. I'll prefer to have my friend send my PR Card via DHL express tracked.

However, I heard a rumour one time about not sending PR Cards through post because customs will intercept them... please does anyone know how true or possible this is? does anybody have any insight/experience and has anyone actually had their cards posted and gotten them in the recent past?

Any insights or thoughts will be appreciated!

thank you.

Congrats.. I really don't know ednut1
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by listowell: 2:39pm On Aug 02
dynamitee:
Hello Everyone,

I soft-landed at the peak of COVID drama. My PR card has finally been delivered to my friend's address but I've already left Canada. In order to come back to canada, I have to either get a PRTD or get my PR Card posted to me in the UK. I know IRCC is currently back-logged on a lot of things, they are saying the processing time for PRTDs is 3 months. I'll prefer to have my friend send my PR Card via DHL express tracked.

However, I heard a rumour one time about not sending PR Cards through post because customs will intercept them... please does anyone know how true or possible this is? does anybody have any insight/experience and has anyone actually had their cards posted and gotten them in the recent past?

Any insights or thoughts will be appreciated!

thank you.
Have it couriered.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by NerdyRudeGyal: 3:33pm On Aug 02
undecided
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by rosepetraaa: 4:33pm On Aug 02
oludolao:
Thank you so kuch for a detailed explanation. Based on your questions, we are a family of 4 with need for junior high and elementary schools. I want somewhere quiet but also where I don't want to rely on my car all the time, so somewhere within walking distance of shops and schools etc.

With regards to jobs, I have experience in HR/ Admin , Operations and Clients relationship management. So I definitely need a job. Based on the feelers I have put out, I can see that there are openings in both cities.

Thanks.
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Communities like Arbour Lake in NW Calgary may fit in well for you... there's an elementary/junior high school (St. Ambrose Elementary/Junior High Schl) in the community, a train station (crowfoot), shopping centre,library... all at a walking distance. So, if you wish not to take your vehicle, you can walk to the train station or take a bus to the train station. Your children can also walk to school or ride their bicycles if you live in Arbour Lake. Other communities in close proximity are Scenic acres, Citadel, Ranchland

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by lifeevents: 4:46pm On Aug 02
rosepetraaa:


There are Investment opportunities. Aside Mutual funds, we also have segregated funds, TFSAs etc. The interest rates are more than what you get in a normal savings account. Most people go for Real Estate... cos mortgage interest rates are so reasonable. But if you don't have money for down payment... you may do more of mutual funds, stocks, set funds, RRSPs etc.

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Everygirl: 5:49pm On Aug 02
Hi everyone, please any links to cargo companies to ship my items to Calgary. The cargo company I had previously discussed with has hiked up prices by 250% and also increased quantity.

I just want to check around and ensure I get the best deal
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by iaatmguy(m): 6:18pm On Aug 02
random pictures of south east Calgary
except the second, which is cross iron mills shopping center

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Kiitan195344: 7:44pm On Aug 02
Hi, sent you a DM with regard to this.
jjohndoe83:

Dm. There's a group comprising those who have and have not landed but all COPR holders. Some folks are in Toronto.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Echinedu1: 2:15am On Aug 03
After getting a mortgage from the bank ,when can i refinance my mortgage?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Skywalker139: 8:30am On Aug 03
dynamitee:
Hello Everyone,

I soft-landed at the peak of COVID drama. My PR card has finally been delivered to my friend's address but I've already left Canada. In order to come back to canada, I have to either get a PRTD or get my PR Card posted to me in the UK. I know IRCC is currently back-logged on a lot of things, they are saying the processing time for PRTDs is 3 months. I'll prefer to have my friend send my PR Card via DHL express tracked.

However, I heard a rumour one time about not sending PR Cards through post because customs will intercept them... please does anyone know how true or possible this is? does anybody have any insight/experience and has anyone actually had their cards posted and gotten them in the recent past?

Any insights or thoughts will be appreciated!

thank you.


Congratulations! How long did it take before the card was delivered to your friend?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Schoolhike: 8:46am On Aug 03
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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by oludolao: 11:25am On Aug 03
Try @shullyfoodexport on Instagram, please do your due diligence.
quote author=Everygirl post=92383597]Hi everyone, please any links to cargo companies to ship my items to Calgary. The cargo company I had previously discussed with has hiked up prices by 250% and also increased quantity.

I just want to check around and ensure I get the best deal[/quote]
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by oludolao: 11:27am On Aug 03
Thank you so much for this information.

quote author=rosepetraaa post=92380650]


Communities like Arbour Lake in NW Calgary may fit in well for you... there's an elementary/junior high school (St. Ambrose Elementary/Junior High Schl) in the community, a train station (crowfoot), shopping centre,library... all at a walking distance. So, if you wish not to take your vehicle, you can walk to the train station or take a bus to the train station. Your children can also walk to school or ride their bicycles if you live in Arbour Lake. Other communities in close proximity are Scenic acres, Citadel, Ranchland[/quote]
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by fizzile(m): 12:32pm On Aug 03
Good morning all,

Please is there anyone here or anyone who knows someone in the field of Environmental Science or Environmental Management in Edmonton or Calgary?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Everygirl: 6:03pm On Aug 03
Ok, thank you

oludolao:
Try @shullyfoodexport on Instagram, please do your due diligence.
quote author=Everygirl post=92383597]Hi everyone, please any links to cargo companies to ship my items to Calgary. The cargo company I had previously discussed with has hiked up prices by 250% and also increased quantity.

I just want to check around and ensure I get the best deal
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Livy2018: 6:09pm On Aug 03
This message came late, a group cargo was arranged by Calgary peeps, handled by Afrimall. Deadline for dropping off our stuffs was last Saturday and I think the ship should depart this week or so. We paid 460 naira per kg and I think it will take 6 weeks to get here.
Everygirl:
Hi everyone, please any links to cargo companies to ship my items to Calgary. The cargo company I had previously discussed with has hiked up prices by 250% and also increased quantity.

I just want to check around and ensure I get the best deal

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by mrbizmart: 6:12pm On Aug 03
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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by mrbizmart: 6:13pm On Aug 03
cochtrane:

Can I get some of your CAD? I’ve got naira

I have CAD but need naira, are you interested?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Livy2018: 6:31pm On Aug 03
I just saw her post below

We have successfully loaded a 40ft container and it has left our warehouse but we still have a lot of jobs there. So we will be loading a 20ft again this week.

If you know anyone whose goods are ready and can deliver btw now and friday pls send me a msg.

That's from Myafrimall logistics.

If you can meet up
Everygirl:
Hi everyone, please any links to cargo companies to ship my items to Calgary. The cargo company I had previously discussed with has hiked up prices by 250% and also increased quantity.

I just want to check around and ensure I get the best deal

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by iaatmguy(m): 8:02pm On Aug 03
mrbizmart:


I have CAD but need naira, are you interested?
hello i am interested, i want CAD
i sent you a PM
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Everygirl: 8:30pm On Aug 03
Thanks for your message. I only saw this post after your email which I did not understand.

Please do you have contact details for Afrimall so I can ask all my questions.

Thanks


Livy2018:
I just saw her post below

We have successfully loaded a 40ft container and it has left our warehouse but we still have a lot of jobs there. So we will be loading a 20ft again this week.

If you know anyone whose goods are ready and can deliver btw now and friday pls send me a msg.

That's from Myafrimall logistics.

If you can meet up
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by cochtrane: 9:03pm On Aug 03
Temas:


I am interested too! Can I send you a PM?
Yeah, you can send a PM. I see that a number of Nigerians in Canada are now interested in data science/ machine learning, whether as business analysts or managers.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by mrbizmart: 1:25am On Aug 04
iaatmguy:
hello i am interested, i want CAD
i sent you a PM
Replied you.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by paradisewoods: 7:15am On Aug 04
Hi All,

I am interested in converting some NGN to cad. Please reach out to me if you need naira.

Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by XX01(f): 11:49am On Aug 04
ednut1:
but this is this not fraud

It is not. It is allowed under the scheme.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by dynamitee: 12:04pm On Aug 04
4 months! i actually started to think that my landing was not captured or something. If you are still waiting for yours, you can try to link to your express entry profile and you can see the progress on your card and whether it's been approved, processed or mailed.

Good luck!
Skywalker139:


Congratulations! How long did it take before the card was delivered to your friend?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by tintedniggz(m): 5:09pm On Aug 04
cochtrane:

Yeah, you can send a PM. I see that a number of Nigerians in Canada are now interested in data science/ machine learning, whether as business analysts or managers. I'm starting a Whatsapp group where you can ask questions and seek guidance, should you need it, as you go ahead in this journey.
So, yeah, hopefully we can get more people assembled together.
I just sent you a PM regarding the above subject.
Thank you! grin
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Cherrymia: 8:13pm On Aug 04
Hi ,please does anyone know the cost of rerouting a flight ticket? I booked a flight on Ethiopian airlines from ph to Canada before the lockdown,and right now I am considering going through cotonu airport please I need advice from those that have an idea or experience.thanks.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by oginnite(m): 11:36pm On Aug 04
Cherrymia:
Hi ,please does anyone know the cost of rerouting a flight ticket? I booked a flight on Ethiopian airlines from ph to Canada before the lockdown,and right now I am considering going through cotonu airport please I need advice from those that have an idea or experience.thanks.
is the ticket non refundable. Will advice you apply for refund while you book a fresh ticket from Lagos-Toronto

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Pleasant19: 11:59pm On Aug 04
ednut1:
but this is this not fraud
It’s not actually, they will be issued an open permit and can work for any employer as long as it is in the same field. They are not limited to the employer that brought them over.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 1:36am On Aug 05
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