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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by emeify1: 6:51pm On Aug 12, 2020
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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by jjohndoe83: 7:41pm On Aug 12, 2020
wizean:
Come to Calgary. It's the place for smart and cool headed dudes like you grin grin grin grin

Seconded! Come let's plot how we will take over Alberta grin @Einsteino

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by oohunt: 7:39am On Aug 13, 2020
The story of my return to Canada.

Hello all, you may know me (or not). I started this thread 3 years ago when I wanted to understand what it was going to take to live in Canada. We had our soft landing in 2018 which I shared.

So, our decision was to finally migrate in the summer of 2020. By then, my daughter will have completed her primary education. And then covid-19 struck! In the mist of the chaos, the fears and global uncertainties, we maintained that it is still a good decision to move. We have spent close to 3 years in Naija. It was going to be now or we lose out completely.

Canadians and PR holders were exempt from the Canadian travel ban. We started looking for flights in June, even though the Nigerian airspace was closed. We learnt about the evacuation flights and searched for ways to get on one. We contacted the Canadian embassy in Nigeria. They told us that they no longer organize flights because (1) of the shelter-in-place enforced in Canada (2) they heard the Nigerian airspace was going to open “soon”. They told us about a flight organized by a third party company known as 7 Star Global Hangers. We reached them and booked to leave on the 31st of July at 12pm. And so our journey begins...

7 Star is a Nigerian company who partnered with a Microfinance bank and Wamos Airline (Madrid) to evacuate stranded Nigerians to USA and Canada. We got to the airport on the 31st and joined the queue outside the airport. Only to be informed after about 45 minutes later that the flight (Wamos Air) had not even touched down in Lagos and that the flight has been postponed. The most annoying thing was that we contacted 7 Star the night before to confirm this flight, and they said that everything was okay. We also learnt that there was a WhatsApp group and that most people knew that the flight would not make it. We did not have reliable information about why this flight was postponed. Other people at the airport told us they said 4pm and another said 10pm. We had to make several phone calls to our contacts at 7 Star, 2 ladies, who did not know what was going on and could not give us any definitive response. Later in the evening, I called another number I found on their flyer, the MD of the microfinance bank. He told me that there was an issue with the payment between 7 Star and Wamos Air. Wamos refused to leave Madrid until they receive their full payment. This issue was due to scarcity of forex. Our flight has now been postponed by 4 days. Imagine! So, we went back home.

It took my persistence (and that of my husband) to get added to that WhatsApp group. The only 7 Star staff that could add us had issues with her phone. This plus the fact that she could not read or respond to frustrated passengers did not help matters at all. At this time, I did not have any faith in them or in the new date. But my husband was more patient than I was. He maintained that we should wait! Left for me, I would have demanded a refund. But a refund from a Nigerian company also has no guarantees. They can decide to refund you 1-2 week later….by that time, we would have lost out completely if the flight eventually leaves Nigeria.

So, came Tuesday the 4th, the flight was postponed yet again, to Wednesday. Reason: Wamos, USA/Canada need the full manifest of the passengers. So, 7 Star received ticket payments and did not have detailed information on its passengers. We were asked to send our information to 3 different email addresses over 2 days. We did. It was obvious that the first 7 Star email address given to us, was not working or not being monitored. Several passengers had to step in to help this process. I heard someone say that he actually went to the 7 Star office to help them organize this list. There was even a suggestion to have the manifest stored in excel sheet with data captured using google forms. We did that, but 7 Star rejected it, reasons best known to them. The energy in the WhatsApp group was so discouraging & demoralizing because people were frustrated, impatient and did not trust 7 Star, some even said it was scam. Thankfully it was not, they did not have their act together at all!!

On Wednesday, got to the airport early among the first 20 (I think). We were supposed to be over 300 passengers. Route: Lagos > Toronto > Newark and then Newark > Toronto > Lagos. (Their flyer when this was advertised is the reverse, the flight was supposed to originate from Newark).

We got our luggage screened. And queued up. After about 30 minutes, the queue stopped moving. Then the queue kept getting longer and longer because they had only one staff checking the passengers information: passport, visa/PR, payment confirmation. We learnt that they were using an old manifest and not the updated one, they could not find some people’s names. Trust us naa, people who were at the back crowded around the guy and there was no queue again, it was now how smart, or how loud can you shout. We are forced to queue else, they wont attend to us. This time, we are in close contact, social distancing gone out-of-the-window. There was this lady, her voice was the loudest, yet she came from the back. Anyway…

It got to our turn, they checked our passports, PR cards and payment receipt and were are allowed to check in our bags. When we got to the gate, we were happy to see the WAMOS AIRPLANE! We are finally going to fly today. Little did I know that the journey has not even started. I knew that we were not going to leave at 4am because of the long queue outside and also because the check-in process was not organized. I already prepared my mind to be patient. It wasn’t long and they asked us to board. Families with children first thankfully. We went in, sat, sent messages to our loved ones…and waited……………….from 3am till 10:50am when our flight eventually left. Why?

Wamos refused to fly. 7 Star boarded some passengers whose names were not on the manifest they sent to US & Canada. US and Canada needed to okay everyone first before they leave. There was a lot of back and forth. Wamos also tried to get the passengers off the plane, the pilot told us their bags have to be removed. Wamos called some names, the people did not bulge. At a point we were told (through WhatsApp group) that there were some passengers who had paid, whose bags have been check-in and were not allowed in. The rest of us who had been waiting for more than 5 hours had to agitate for them to take us out of there. Eventually, those people who were left out were allowed on and we left.

We got to Madrid 4-5 hours later. The Madrid stop was supposed to be 1 hour, to refuel. But instead, we were told that we have to alight, identify our luggage and then go into the terminal. We did this in batches of 10s, then entered a bus that drove us to the terminal. Here we waited and Wamos issued another boarding pass to all of us MAD -> YYL. The wait here was 10 hours.

We boarded the flight and slept off for 7 out of 8.5 hours. Everything was smooth once we landed in Toronto and made our way to Calgary. We had to cancel our previously scheduled flight from Toronto to Calgary. We were lucky to get on the next available flight without waiting.

I tried as much as I can to sanitize. But I can tell you it was not 100%. We had our masks on the whole time. The longest we have ever worn a mask.
We are currently observing our 14 day isolation. I am grateful to God that we are healthy, and may it continue this way, in Jesus name!!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Ligxy(f): 8:03am On Aug 13, 2020
oohunt:
The story of my return to Canada.

Hello all, you may know (or not know me). I started this thread 3 years ago when I wanted to understand what it was going to take to live in Canada. We had our soft landing in 2017 which I shared.

So, our decision was to finally migrate in the summer of 2020. By then, my daughter will have completed her primary education. And then covid-19 struck! In the mist of the chaos, the fears and global uncertainties, we maintained that it is still a good decision to move. We have spent close to 3 years in Naija. It was going to be now or we lose out completely.

Canadians and PR holders were exempt from the Canadian travel ban. We started looking for flights in June, even though the Nigerian airspace was closed. We learnt about the evacuation flights and searched for ways to get on one. We contacted the Canadian embassy in Nigeria. They told us that they no longer organize flights because (1) of the shelter-in-place enforced in Canada (2) they heard the Nigerian airspace was going to open “soon”. They told us about a flight organized by a third party company known as 7 Star Global Hangers. We reached them and booked to leave on the 31st of July at 12pm. And so our journey begins...

7 Star is a Nigerian company who partnered with a Microfinance bank and Wamos Airline (Madrid) to evacuate stranded Nigerians to USA and Canada. We got to the airport on the 31st and joined the queue outside the airport. Only to be informed after about 45 minutes later that the flight (Wamos Air) had not even touched down in Lagos and that the flight has been postponed. The most annoying thing was that we contacted 7 Star the night before to confirm this flight, and they said that everything was okay. We also learnt that there was a WhatsApp group and that most people knew that the flight would not make it. We did not have reliable information about why this flight was postponed. Other people at the airport told us they said 4pm and another said 10pm. We had to make several phone calls to our contacts at 7 Star, 2 ladies, who did not know what was going on and could not give us any definitive response. Later in the evening, I called another number I found on their flyer, the MD of the microfinance bank. He told me that there was an issue with the payment between 7 Star and Wamos Air. Wamos refused to leave Madrid until they receive their full payment. This issue was due to scarcity of forex. Our flight has now been postponed by 4 days. Imagine! So, we went back home.

It took my persistence (and that of my husband) to get added to that WhatsApp group. The only 7 Star staff that could add us had issues with her phone. This plus the fact that she could not read or respond to frustrated passengers did not help matters at all. At this time, I did not have any faith in them or in the new date. But my husband was more patient than I was. He maintained that we should wait! Left for me, I would have demanded a refund. But a refund from a Nigerian company also has no guarantees. They can decide to refund you 1-2 week later….by that time, we would have lost out completely if the flight eventually leaves Nigeria.

So, came Tuesday the 4th, the flight was postponed yet again, to Wednesday. Reason: Wamos, USA/Canada need the full manifest of the passengers. So, 7 Star received ticket payments and did not have detailed information on its passengers. We were asked to send our information to 3 different email addresses over 2 days. We did. It was obvious that the first 7 Star email address given to us, was not working or not being monitored. Several passengers had to step in to help this process. I heard someone say that he actually went to the 7 Star office to help them organize this list. There was even a suggestion to have the manifest stored in excel sheet with data captured using google forms. We did that, but 7 Star rejected it, reasons best known to them. The energy in the WhatsApp group was so discouraging & demoralizing because people were frustrated, impatient and did not trust 7 Star, some even said it was scam. Thankfully it was not, they did not have their act together at all!!

On Wednesday, got to the airport early among the first 20 (I think). We were supposed to be over 300 passengers. Route: Lagos > Toronto > Newark and then Newark > Toronto > Lagos. (Their flyer when this was advertised is the reverse, the flight was supposed to originate from Newark).

We got our luggage screened. And queued up. After about 30 minutes, the queue stopped moving. Then the queue kept getting longer and longer because they had only one staff checking the passengers information: passport, visa/PR, payment confirmation. We learnt that they were using an old manifest and not the updated one, they could not find some people’s names. Trust us naa, people who were at the back crowded around the guy and there was no queue again, it was now how smart, or how loud can you shout. We are forced to queue else, they wont attend to us. This time, we are in close contact, social distancing gone out-of-the-window. There was this lady, her voice was the loudest, yet she came from the back. Anyway…

It got to our turn, they checked our passports, PR cards and payment receipt and were are allowed to check in our bags. When we got to the gate, we were happy to see the WAMOS AIRPLANE! We are finally going to fly today. Little did I know that the journey has not even started. I knew that we were not going to leave at 4am because of the long queue outside and also because the check-in process was not organized. I already prepared my mind to be patient. It wasn’t long and they asked us to board. Families with children first thankfully. We went in, sat, sent messages to our loved ones…and waited……………….from 3am till 10:50am when our flight eventually left. Why?

Wamos refused to fly. 7 Star boarded some passengers whose names were not on the manifest they sent to US & Canada. US and Canada needed to okay everyone first before they leave. There was a lot of back and forth. Wamos also tried to get the passengers off the plane, the pilot told us their bags have to be removed. Wamos called some names, the people did not bulge. At a point we were told (through WhatsApp group) that there were some passengers who had paid, whose bags have been check-in and were not allowed in. The rest of us who had been waiting for more than 5 hours had to agitate for them to take us out of there. Eventually, those people who were left out were allowed on and we left.

We got to Madrid 4-5 hours later. The Madrid stop was supposed to be 1 hour, to refuel. But instead, we were told that we have to alight, identify our luggage and then go into the terminal. We did this in batches of 10s, then entered a bus that drove us to the terminal. Here we waited and Wamos issued another boarding pass to all of us MAD -> YYL. The wait here was 10 hours.

We boarded the flight and slept off for 7 out of 8.5 hours. Everything was smooth once we landed in Toronto and made our way to Calgary. We had to cancel our previously scheduled flight from Toronto to Calgary. We were lucky to get on the next available flight without waiting.

I tried as much as I can to sanitize. But I can tell you it was not 100%. We had our masks on the whole time. The longest we have ever worn a mask.
We are currently observing our 14 day isolation. I am grateful to God that we are healthy, and may it continue this way, in Jesus name!!
Wow, who would have believed that a lady is the OP of this wonderful thread. May God make your stay in Canada a fruitful one. Amen
Welcome home.
We're coming behind oo��

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by AyabaS: 8:34am On Aug 13, 2020
Ligxy:

Wow, who would have believed that a lady is the OP of this wonderful thread. May God make your stay in Canada a fruitful one. Amen
Welcome home.
We're coming behind oo��
Really! Ladies aren’t allowed to create threads or what exactly is surprising you? I’m genuinely curious.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by NaijainCanada: 10:27am On Aug 13, 2020
Oh dear! What stress y'all had to go through! Above all, happy for you and fam that that hurdle is crossed.
Stay safe! All the best! smiley



oohunt:
The story of my return to Canada.

Hello all, you may know (or not know me). I started this thread 3 years ago when I wanted to understand what it was going to take to live in Canada. We had our soft landing in 2017 which I shared.

So, our decision was to finally migrate in the summer of 2020. By then, my daughter will have completed her primary education. And then covid-19 struck! In the mist of the chaos, the fears and global uncertainties, we maintained that it is still a good decision to move. We have spent close to 3 years in Naija. It was going to be now or we lose out completely.

Canadians and PR holders were exempt from the Canadian travel ban. We started looking for flights in June, even though the Nigerian airspace was closed. We learnt about the evacuation flights and searched for ways to get on one. We contacted the Canadian embassy in Nigeria. They told us that they no longer organize flights because (1) of the shelter-in-place enforced in Canada (2) they heard the Nigerian airspace was going to open “soon”. They told us about a flight organized by a third party company known as 7 Star Global Hangers. We reached them and booked to leave on the 31st of July at 12pm. And so our journey begins...

7 Star is a Nigerian company who partnered with a Microfinance bank and Wamos Airline (Madrid) to evacuate stranded Nigerians to USA and Canada. We got to the airport on the 31st and joined the queue outside the airport. Only to be informed after about 45 minutes later that the flight (Wamos Air) had not even touched down in Lagos and that the flight has been postponed. The most annoying thing was that we contacted 7 Star the night before to confirm this flight, and they said that everything was okay. We also learnt that there was a WhatsApp group and that most people knew that the flight would not make it. We did not have reliable information about why this flight was postponed. Other people at the airport told us they said 4pm and another said 10pm. We had to make several phone calls to our contacts at 7 Star, 2 ladies, who did not know what was going on and could not give us any definitive response. Later in the evening, I called another number I found on their flyer, the MD of the microfinance bank. He told me that there was an issue with the payment between 7 Star and Wamos Air. Wamos refused to leave Madrid until they receive their full payment. This issue was due to scarcity of forex. Our flight has now been postponed by 4 days. Imagine! So, we went back home.

It took my persistence (and that of my husband) to get added to that WhatsApp group. The only 7 Star staff that could add us had issues with her phone. This plus the fact that she could not read or respond to frustrated passengers did not help matters at all. At this time, I did not have any faith in them or in the new date. But my husband was more patient than I was. He maintained that we should wait! Left for me, I would have demanded a refund. But a refund from a Nigerian company also has no guarantees. They can decide to refund you 1-2 week later….by that time, we would have lost out completely if the flight eventually leaves Nigeria.

So, came Tuesday the 4th, the flight was postponed yet again, to Wednesday. Reason: Wamos, USA/Canada need the full manifest of the passengers. So, 7 Star received ticket payments and did not have detailed information on its passengers. We were asked to send our information to 3 different email addresses over 2 days. We did. It was obvious that the first 7 Star email address given to us, was not working or not being monitored. Several passengers had to step in to help this process. I heard someone say that he actually went to the 7 Star office to help them organize this list. There was even a suggestion to have the manifest stored in excel sheet with data captured using google forms. We did that, but 7 Star rejected it, reasons best known to them. The energy in the WhatsApp group was so discouraging & demoralizing because people were frustrated, impatient and did not trust 7 Star, some even said it was scam. Thankfully it was not, they did not have their act together at all!!

On Wednesday, got to the airport early among the first 20 (I think). We were supposed to be over 300 passengers. Route: Lagos > Toronto > Newark and then Newark > Toronto > Lagos. (Their flyer when this was advertised is the reverse, the flight was supposed to originate from Newark).

We got our luggage screened. And queued up. After about 30 minutes, the queue stopped moving. Then the queue kept getting longer and longer because they had only one staff checking the passengers information: passport, visa/PR, payment confirmation. We learnt that they were using an old manifest and not the updated one, they could not find some people’s names. Trust us naa, people who were at the back crowded around the guy and there was no queue again, it was now how smart, or how loud can you shout. We are forced to queue else, they wont attend to us. This time, we are in close contact, social distancing gone out-of-the-window. There was this lady, her voice was the loudest, yet she came from the back. Anyway…

It got to our turn, they checked our passports, PR cards and payment receipt and were are allowed to check in our bags. When we got to the gate, we were happy to see the WAMOS AIRPLANE! We are finally going to fly today. Little did I know that the journey has not even started. I knew that we were not going to leave at 4am because of the long queue outside and also because the check-in process was not organized. I already prepared my mind to be patient. It wasn’t long and they asked us to board. Families with children first thankfully. We went in, sat, sent messages to our loved ones…and waited……………….from 3am till 10:50am when our flight eventually left. Why?

Wamos refused to fly. 7 Star boarded some passengers whose names were not on the manifest they sent to US & Canada. US and Canada needed to okay everyone first before they leave. There was a lot of back and forth. Wamos also tried to get the passengers off the plane, the pilot told us their bags have to be removed. Wamos called some names, the people did not bulge. At a point we were told (through WhatsApp group) that there were some passengers who had paid, whose bags have been check-in and were not allowed in. The rest of us who had been waiting for more than 5 hours had to agitate for them to take us out of there. Eventually, those people who were left out were allowed on and we left.

We got to Madrid 4-5 hours later. The Madrid stop was supposed to be 1 hour, to refuel. But instead, we were told that we have to alight, identify our luggage and then go into the terminal. We did this in batches of 10s, then entered a bus that drove us to the terminal. Here we waited and Wamos issued another boarding pass to all of us MAD -> YYL. The wait here was 10 hours.

We boarded the flight and slept off for 7 out of 8.5 hours. Everything was smooth once we landed in Toronto and made our way to Calgary. We had to cancel our previously scheduled flight from Toronto to Calgary. We were lucky to get on the next available flight without waiting.

I tried as much as I can to sanitize. But I can tell you it was not 100%. We had our masks on the whole time. The longest we have ever worn a mask.
We are currently observing our 14 day isolation. I am grateful to God that we are healthy, and may it continue this way, in Jesus name!!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Aig842: 11:13am On Aug 13, 2020
oohunt:
The story of my return to Canada.

Hello all, you may know (or not know me). I started this thread 3 years ago when I wanted to understand what it was going to take to live in Canada. We had our soft landing in 2017 which I shared.


oohunt IN THE e-FLESH!!!! Congratulations

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nobody: 1:38pm On Aug 13, 2020
oohunt:
The story of my return to Canada.

Hello all, you may know (or not know me). I started this thread 3 years ago when I wanted to understand what it was going to take to live in Canada. We had our soft landing in 2017 which I shared.

So, our decision was to finally migrate in the summer of 2020. By then, my daughter will have completed her primary education. And then covid-19 struck! In the mist of the chaos, the fears and global uncertainties, we maintained that it is still a good decision to move. We have spent close to 3 years in Naija. It was going to be now or we lose out completely.

Canadians and PR holders were exempt from the Canadian travel ban. We started looking for flights in June, even though the Nigerian airspace was closed.

I tried as much as I can to sanitize. But I can tell you it was not 100%. We had our masks on the whole time. The longest we have ever worn a mask.
We are currently observing our 14 day isolation. I am grateful to God that we are healthy, and may it continue this way, in Jesus name!!

What an ordeal! Thankfully it is over......congrats!

For PRs or COPR holders looking to leave Lagos ...just curious to ask why many are not using Emirates, Ethiopian, KLM and Air France.

They have had flights leaving Lagos for at least the last 2 to 3 months almost every week or every 2 weeks (transiting though their hubs of course)..... no need for WhatsApp groups or transit through Cotonou or Lome.

I personally know a couple that used one just a month ago (to London though) and it was booked directly with your usual/normal travel agent and all they needed to do was perform a COVID test 96 hours before the flight.

Could be there's something I'm missing but recent landing gists from Nigeria have been soooooooooo stressful!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by oohunt: 5:52pm On Aug 13, 2020
We checked ET, it was very expensive and the journey would have taken 52 hours.
KLM/Air France we even went to their office in VI. They had a list and was reluctant to add anyone to the list because they had not received approval to fly in August. It was at this time that the announcement that the Nigerian airspace would open in October. Lol. I was not going to wait till October.

I was also part of a WhatsApp group, people from the group actually left in June and early July. The group was dissolved after the early July flight. Then we booked Egypt Air. Most airline websites would not allow the payment to go through if they are not operating. Their website did and we thought they would fly. They eventually cancelled.

Also heard about the Cotonou -> Calgary route. Didn’t think the road trip was going to be good for children. Alone, I would have done it. But not with children.

I would advice anyone who wants to travel to go for Air France. They have a flight leaving every week, Thursdays. They did not respond to my emails. Not sure why. But they will be more structured. And yes, they demand for covid-19 test. 7 Star/Wamos did not.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by oohunt: 5:54pm On Aug 13, 2020
Aig842:


oohunt IN THE e-FLESH!!!! Congratulations

Thank you.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by oohunt: 5:56pm On Aug 13, 2020
AyabaS:

Really! Ladies aren’t allowed to create threads or what exactly is surprising you? I’m genuinely curious.

Funny. I get that a lot. People always think I am a man, guess it’s in the way I write.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by peaceful22: 6:56pm On Aug 13, 2020
CAD for N335.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Ligxy(f): 7:20pm On Aug 13, 2020
Please, newly landed Nigerian-Canadians, how did you book your flight? And how much was the cost. Epp us biko..
@eryosa0
@MummyO24
@ednut1
@bankyh1905
@etrange
@Canny19
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Pleasant19: 8:31pm On Aug 13, 2020
einsteino:


Thanks for the reply. @bolded you mean there is that much insecurity in downtown Winniepeg? How much does a 3 bedroom cost there? With a car, I don't think cold is that much of a big deal. So the only issue I see is the insecurity.

I’m sorry if I scared you but downtown is generally not safe at night and it’s getting worse now because of the meth problem. That being said it is safe during the day. I work downtown and go there daily. I’ve left the office at 8 pm before during month end and I got home okay. The bad apples usually come out close to midnight when there are less people downtown.
A 3 bedroom could be anywhere from $1200 - $3500 depending on the area it’s located, if it’s a house, townhouse or apartment. Yes with a car, the cold is not so bad.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by rosepetraaa: 10:43pm On Aug 13, 2020
oludolao:
Thank you so much for this. I am seriously considering Calgary now, the schools I am interested in are on the southwest side. Can you tell me about good and walkable communities in this area. Thanks.


Calgary is quite spreadout, you know. If you let us know the school you're interested in, then one can give you suggestions. Saying SW is quite broad! You will need to be more specific.

Anyways, one community I like in SW is WestSpring. A lot of shopping in the area, St. Joan of Arc (K-9) in the area and the closest train station is 69th street... a good bus network from there to West Spring. Other communities close by are Cougar Ridge and Aspen Woods..I think there's an elementary school K-6 in Aspen Woods.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by rosepetraaa: 10:50pm On Aug 13, 2020
peaceful22:
CAD for N335.

Why now?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Newmum0615: 10:53pm On Aug 13, 2020
grin grin grin
AyabaS:

Really! Ladies aren’t allowed to create threads or what exactly is surprising you? I’m genuinely curious.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Newmum0615: 10:58pm On Aug 13, 2020
Eisteino Eisteino. You are a real Canadian. How many provinces now?
einsteino:


Cool. I am curious, please how is it like in Winnipeg? I intend moving West someday, so I am checking out my options.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 1:49am On Aug 14, 2020
oohunt:
The story of my return to Canada.

Hello all, you may know (or not know me). I started this thread 3 years ago when I wanted to understand what it was going to take to live in Canada. We had our soft landing in 2017 which I shared.

My friend's mom was on this flight. That journey was mad!

Congratulations and welcome home. grin

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Chenkes: 4:36am On Aug 14, 2020
Congrats. Always wondered if you returned and didn't update us. May your new home favour you
oohunt:
The story of my return to Canada.

Hello all, you may know (or not know me). I started this thread 3 years ago when I wanted to understand what it was going to take to live in Canada. We had our soft landing in 2017 which I shared.

We are currently observing our 14 day isolation. I am grateful to God that we are healthy, and may it continue this way, in Jesus name!!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by hoyo: 9:51am On Aug 14, 2020
Hi house, for those that have travelled through cotonou, do one need to quarantine or something before getting to the airport from lagos? Or what other things should someone watch out for a free movement to COO?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 2funkyy(f): 2:52pm On Aug 14, 2020
Hello All,

Sorry to disturb your thread, please can BCS certificate be used as two or more degrees in express entry profile.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by khattab008: 3:26pm On Aug 14, 2020
2funkyy:
Hello All,

Sorry to disturb your thread, please can BCS certificate be used as two or more degrees in express entry profile.

Yes.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Nobody: 3:39pm On Aug 14, 2020
2funkyy:
Hello All,

Sorry to disturb your thread, please can BCS certificate be used as two or more degrees in express entry profile.
grin
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by KINGTELLER: 8:51pm On Aug 14, 2020
einsteino:
Please guys, do not let your guard down here. I know crime and fraud is low here but things dey happen for this Canada. Someone I know got defrauded while attempting to rent a house in Toronto...


External Fraud in this country is high (even in alarming rate)... Scammers always want to defraud Canadian residents

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ednut1(m): 9:52pm On Aug 14, 2020
KINGTELLER:


Fraud in this country is high (even in alarming rate) both internal ad external fraudsters want to defraud Canadian residents
true fraud is very high. Not up to 2 months here. I have received two SIN scam calls, been given 2 fake job offers , one house rent scam attempt( escaped after much pressure to pay by telling him i was unable to buy CAD)

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by adanac13: 1:26pm On Aug 15, 2020
Hi guys,

Please I need your advice, I did my soft landing in February been back since March, I plan to go back mid next year. I'm thinking of going back to school maybe doing a short course in something IT related (let me follow and chop this IT money grin ) please any suggestions on best courses for beginners bearing in mind I do not have an IT background. My base in NW Calgary. Thank you
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 4:08pm On Aug 15, 2020
wizean:
Come to Calgary. It's the place for smart and cool headed dudes like you grin grin grin grin


Lol see washing, thanks a lot. I have always had Calgary on my mind though, it was even on my COPR. I am likely to settle in Alberta. However, I am considering Manitoba and Sask because it may give me the opportunity to support a relatives' PNP.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 4:12pm On Aug 15, 2020
Pleasant19:


I’m sorry if I scared you but downtown is generally not safe at night and it’s getting worse now because of the meth problem. That being said it is safe during the day. I work downtown and go there daily. I’ve left the office at 8 pm before during month end and I got home okay. The bad apples usually come out close to midnight when there are less people downtown.
A 3 bedroom could be anywhere from $1200 - $3500 depending on the area it’s located, if it’s a house, townhouse or apartment. Yes with a car, the cold is not so bad.

Thank you so much. This clarifies things.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 4:18pm On Aug 15, 2020
KINGTELLER:


Fraud in this country is high (even in alarming rate) both internal and external fraudsters want to defraud Canadian residents

You are so right. We are targets even for our brothers(G) back home.

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