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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Abyx: 6:05pm On Oct 18
I gisted with my friend who has being in Canada for 11 years to find out challenges in living in Canada. Let me know if you guys agree with out assessments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0qGNS-0bWI

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Abyx: 6:07pm On Oct 18
Check out my talk with a friend about Canada. I hope you find it helpful


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0qGNS-0bWI

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by salford1: 9:22pm On Oct 18
Genevach:
Good days sirs/madams
if I fail my first or second driving test, when I travel to Canada with my Nigeria drivers license. Will it limit me from getting an instant full license
Is it a must to change my tires to winter tires every winter??, If I decide no to change tires during winter will I be illegal.

Ceyacap275:


To start with, not may provinces care with a law on winter tires. Alberta does not have one.

Last year, I was late to change to winter tires because I was a bit busy. Just at the first snow fall, my car skidded terribly on the road but the good thing was that it on a lonely street and It was wide enough not to affect other parked cars. I carefully drove it back home, parked and took cabs till I had time to change the tires.

If you however have All Season Tires, they will hold on well; but if you are on the normal tires(summer tires)..just make sure you have AA or AMA numbers for possible towing. But why will anyone consider such?
All season tire do not actually hold on well..they become hard in the winter.
Now there is the all weather which is only slightly better than all season, but these do not also hold well when the temperature drops below -7 if one is not driving a SUV(with AWD) or truck.
Best bet is just to have winter on seperate spare of rims or do the rim change every winter.
It's not a must to have winter tires in some provinces. I don't know why the original poster wants to drive with regular all season tires in winter anyway. It's not worth the risk if one wants to avoid stories that touch.

At OP, failing a drivers test won't limit you from getting a full license. However you need to pass the knowledge and the driving exam to receive your license.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by subtleprincess: 9:30pm On Oct 18
Hello Everyone. Are you or do you know anyone looking for a place to stay temporarily in Calgary?

Looking for a single female housemate for a temporary period of 3 months. Location is Centre Street Calgary NW. Start date is November 1st but can move in a few days before.
Rent is attractively affordable at $675 per month including all utilities and apartment is fully furnished.

Access to bus and Train, 7 minutes to Downtown.


Thank you.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by salford1: 9:31pm On Oct 18
Genevach:

Thanks sir/ma, I understand all you said.
An all season tires with a 4WD is the plan.
But I guess Winnipeg being the coldest city will require winter tires. Alberta/ontario/British Columbia are warm right??.
Manitoba gets lots of snow. You would likely get stuck in a snow dump. There would be some days when your all season tires with AWD would just spin plus dig dipper into the snow and not move an inch forward or backward. cheesy
Goodluck.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by DivineGrace123(f): 12:47am On Oct 19

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by esterella: 3:12am On Oct 19
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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by MayorOfEdmonton: 3:57am On Oct 19
Hi all,
Trust everyone is doing great....please I need CAD at affordable rate.
I'll appreciate if anyone can help or point in the right direction....thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Genevach(m): 7:36pm On Oct 19
salford1:

Manitoba gets lots of snow. You would likely get stuck in a snow dump. There would be some days when your all season tires with AWD would just spin plus dig dipper into the snow and not move an inch forward or backward. cheesy
Goodluck.
Thanks alot sir
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Sammytade01: 12:06am On Oct 20
I am interested
Kiitan195344:
Anyone with expired COPR here can reach out to me. There’s a WhatsApp group where folks with similar issues share updates.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by caseynewnn: 10:52am On Oct 20
MINTss:
Good day,

please i would like to ask if their is anyone on this platform who came to Canada without their spouse accompanying, and then later sponsored them. please urgent help is needed and appreciated.
kind regards
Yes it is very possible, I know 2 persons who came in without their spouses and had to sponsor them. Their spouses have now gotten PPRs, one even landed prior to the lockdown.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by damilola1978: 12:31pm On Oct 20
caseynewnn:
Yes it is very possible, I know 2 persons who came in without their spouses and had to sponsor them. Their spouses have now gotten PPRs, one even landed prior to the lockdown.
just to confirm, were they single during application or married?, because it would raise alarm if they were married and the eligible applicant claimed single initially and now wants to add his or her spouse with no recent record of marriage
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by PwityMiwa: 2:09pm On Oct 20
Please All,

I already booked my Biometrics for tomorrow, but they just declared curfew in Lagos, Abeg what can i do, have called and sent mails to VFS no response?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by caseynewnn: 3:13pm On Oct 20
damilola1978:
just to confirm, were they single during application or married?, because it would raise alarm if they were married and the eligible applicant claimed single initially and now wants to add his or her spouse with no recent record of marriage
They were married at the time of the application even with children and had applied as spouse unaccompanied, Their spouses had done all the medicals, criminality checks by way of police reports/clearance and they also showed POF for their exact number of family members(Spouses included).

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by godG: 5:36pm On Oct 20
Abyx:
Check out my talk with a friend about Canada. I hope you find it helpful


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0qGNS-0bWI

Informative video. Check your IG DM for feedback. This is me shooting my shot o. **clears throat***

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by COPR2020: 6:02pm On Oct 20
caseynewnn:
Yes it is very possible, I know 2 persons who came in without their spouses and had to sponsor them. Their spouses have now gotten PPRs, one even landed prior to the lockdown.
Please, for these your friends, what was the average timeline for the completion of the spouse sponsorship?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 1mole1: 7:37pm On Oct 20
Are you looking for a place in Calgary to quarantine or stay briefly for about 2 weeks to 1 month, if yes, send a mail to 1mole1nairaland@gmail.com to reserve your space

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by caseynewnn: 8:04pm On Oct 20
COPR2020:

Please, for these your friends, what was the average timeline for the completion of the spouse sponsorship?
One of them was 7months and the other 10months
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by lobell: 8:36pm On Oct 20
damilola1978:
just to confirm, were they single during application or married?, because it would raise alarm if they were married and the eligible applicant claimed single initially and now wants to add his or her spouse with no recent record of marriage

You will still apply as married. You will be asked if your spouse is accompanying. When you say no, your points are calculated as if you were single. But remember that proof of fund and medicals and police report and everything will be done as if they were accompanying.

Cheers.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by TheCongo2: 12:25am On Oct 21
lobell:


You will still apply as married. You will be asked if your spouse is accompanying. When you say no, your points are calculated as if you were single. But remember that proof of fund and medicals and police report and everything will be done as if they were accompanying.

Cheers.

@MINTss
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by hayor2014(m): 4:05am On Oct 21
Hello people,
Is there a group for New Brunswick, I would love to join please.

Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by MINTss: 7:58am On Oct 21
caseynewnn:
Yes it is very possible, I know 2 persons who came in without their spouses and had to sponsor them. Their spouses have now gotten PPRs, one even landed prior to the lockdown.

Thank you, please can I send you a DM.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by seunpinky(m): 8:10am On Oct 21
Hayor2014 good day, pls I would like to know how far you have gone with your CIA and CISA exams. Myself and my wife are both ican chartered accountants in Nigeria and we are close to making the switch to canny land. What advice would u give us interms of professional exams to register for?
hayor2014:
Hello people,
Is there a group for New Brunswick, I would love to join please.

Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 10:04am On Oct 21
godG:

Informative video. Check your IG DM for feedback. This is me shooting my shot o. **clears throat***

Issa goal!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by hayor2014(m): 11:39am On Oct 21
seunpinky:
Hayor2014 good day, pls I would like to know how far you have gone with your CIA and CISA exams. Myself and my wife are both ican chartered accountants in Nigeria and we are close to making the switch to canny land. What advice would u give us interms of professional exams to register for?
.
Thanks to God, I have finished both.
partlyly depends on where your previous experience was also(audut or internal control), but those 2 certifications are pretty strong for audit career line, I will write the CFE as extra..Regards

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by seunpinky(m): 11:49am On Oct 21
Thanks bro and congratulations..
Wify works as an auditor in one of the big 4 and I work as a financial analyst. We are looking at exam options that we can scale tru easily to enable us settle in fast..
hayor2014:
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Thanks to God, I have finished both.
partlyly depends on where your previous experience was also(audut or internal control), but those 2 certifications are pretty strong for audit career line, I will write the CFE as extra..Regards
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by hayor2014(m): 12:16pm On Oct 21
seunpinky:
Thanks bro and congratulations..
Wify works as an auditor in one of the big 4 and I work as a financial analyst. We are looking at exam options that we can scale tru easily to enable us settle in fast..
do you have ICAN, if yes, register and write the ACCA, in order to convert it to CPA( this is for the financial analyst).
The big 4's here will likely recruit a person with big 4 experience from naija, but the CPA ,and CFE will definitely give a super boost for an auditor in the big 4

Financial Analyst = CPA
internal auditor = CIA plus CFE or CISA or CPA(at least 2)
Financial Auditor = CPA
IT Auditor = CISA + (CRISC or CISSP or CIA).

Auditors are paid better than accountants or financial analysts in most places.
Big 4's don't have fantastic pay but give your career profile a lot of boost, ease in getting other subsequent roles.
Most Government audit roles prefer the CIA to CPA.

the above statements are my my personal knowledge and experience, they are not cast in stone

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by COPR2020: 1:41pm On Oct 21
caseynewnn:
One of them was 7months and the other 10months
Ok thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Pwinkle1(f): 1:51pm On Oct 21
Hello Everyone,

Please is anyone currently in CA, willing to help me order my gcms notes?

I’d very much appreciate the kind gesture.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by seunpinky(m): 2:18pm On Oct 21
Thanks brother, really appreciate your insights.@ednut1 and @whizqueen is there any other Info u ll like to add for the benefit of us all
hayor2014:

do you have ICAN, if yes, register and write the ACCA, in order to convert it to CPA( this is for the financial analyst).
The big 4's here will likely recruit a person with big 4 experience from naija, but the CPA ,and CFE will definitely give a super boost for an auditor in the big 4

Financial Analyst = CPA
internal auditor = CIA plus CFE or CISA or CPA(at least 2)
Financial Auditor = CPA
IT Auditor = CISA + (CRISC or CISSP or CIA).

Auditors are paid better than accountants or financial analysts in most places.
Big 4's don't have fantastic pay but give your career profile a lot of boost, ease in getting other subsequent roles.
Most Government audit roles prefer the CIA to CPA.

the above statements are my my personal knowledge and experience, they are not cast in stone
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ednut1(m): 2:49pm On Oct 21
seunpinky:
Thanks brother, really appreciate your insights.@ednut1 and @whizqueen is there any other Info u ll like to add for the benefit of us all
he has said it all. Currently writing acca to convert to cpa. Since ican has decided to be useless.

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