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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by iaatmguy(m): 5:54pm On Nov 17
godG:


Haba na, you can do better than this na. Honestly, there's nothing bad in asking what you don't know.

Small, genuine question, you don turn immigration officer. cheesy Na wa o. No one is feeling they are above anyone, that's not who I am. I am just trying to seek info from folks who got here before me.

You can answer people's question without being unnecessarily rude. I know you are nicer than this. smiley
loool MATERNAL ? NICE.? cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Chocs(f): 6:11pm On Nov 17
Thanks a lot. I’ve just checked it out
godG:


Hi, there. I think there is a template on page one of this thread.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by DivineGrace123(f): 7:23pm On Nov 17
stevesegkay:
Calgary people, please if you know of any home internet service provider doing promo, whether shaw, telus or any other, please let me know. I'm looking for a really good offer. Many thanks


Is Virgin Mobile in Calgary? I got a good deal with them here in Ottawa. You can check them out if they are in Calgary.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Flytime: 7:40pm On Nov 17
19CannyMum:


Original Apple products are made in China.
wrong and right, their parts are made in China but are assembled in California
It's cheaper in the USA than any other place and depending on where she buys it could be cheaper in Nigeria

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Snappyfingaz(m): 10:09pm On Nov 17
What city is this please? and how possible is that? Even if they were to do 70hours/week which is impossible, and lets say they make $40/hour, how would they gross $14k a month? Sorry but I very much doubt this.


maternal:


Hahaha. I knew of a city bus driver that was pulling close to 14k per month with overtime. Yes a bus driver. Everybody minds their business and nobody cares who you are or what you do. As long as it's nothing illegal and you don't disturb them. I don't even know any of my neighbors names, nor do I care too.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Genevach(m): 10:28pm On Nov 17
coolhayor:
Lived in Winnipeg for a few years now. Only 1 of my car has winter tyres. The 1 I drive is all seasons and I haven't had any issues so far.

I have driven thru crazy snowstorms even last year's Colorado low and it was ok. Even with Winter tyres you need to drive to the road condition.

I am not saying you shouldn't get it though, I am just speaking from my personal experience.

Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by emmatrack(m): 10:42pm On Nov 17
Snappyfingaz:
What city is this please? and how possible is that? Even if they were to do 70hours/week which is impossible, and lets say they make $40/hour, how would they gross $14k a month? Sorry but I very much doubt this.


I don't know much about Canada employment parole yet but I saw the OP mentioned with overtime.
From experience, OT rate varies with companies and the multiplier can range from 1.5 to as high as 2.5 so you may want to revalidate OP's claim based on this.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Kekereekun123: 11:33pm On Nov 17
iaatmguy:
loool MATERNAL ? NICE.? cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy.
grin
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by DivineGrace123(f): 12:06am On Nov 18
Snappyfingaz:
What city is this please? and how possible is that? Even if they were to do 70hours/week which is impossible, and lets say they make $40/hour, how would they gross $14k a month? Sorry but I very much doubt this.


It might be possible especially with overtime. I read an article earlier this year about a number of OC Transpo drivers who earned above $100,000 in 2019. I was shocked when I read the article. I never knew that they could earn so much like that. Their boss (transit general manager) earned $295,000 in 2019. According to the report, his salary was the second-highest in Ottawa in 2019. Since then, anytime I board a bus, I go just dey say in my mind that these people dey enjoy o. grin cheesy


Below is the link to the article.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/415-bus-drivers-sunshine-list-1.5505087

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by maternal: 4:58am On Nov 18
Snappyfingaz:
What city is this please? and how possible is that? Even if they were to do 70hours/week which is impossible, and lets say they make $40/hour, how would they gross $14k a month? Sorry but I very much doubt this.



Someone has already posted the article. Ottawa to be exact. But any major Canadian city really. Transit operators have a strong union, and a good CBA. So unless you know what's in the CBA, you're just speculating. Your head is scattered because your parents lied to you. You can't comprehend how a bus driver with only a secondary school education, and a drivers license can make over 179k per year. According to your father that's not possible. They also receive amazing benefits and a nice pension plan when they retire since they are government employees. Hence why I was laughing at that lawyer that doesn't want to do "dirty jobs". You think he ever sniffed 170k=over 52 million naira in one year as a rubbish lawyer in naija ?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Sholaystar4me(m): 6:20am On Nov 18
Well, UK has the best Healthcare system in the world.

Please see attached, I remember it's something we talked about in class not long.


Mmamaroon:


Thanks for asking the original question, I've often wondered myself if there is a "private" medical sector in Canada.

My frame of reference was the UK (not even the US or Nigeria and absolutely nothing to do with being elitist grin) which has a very vibrant state health system (the NHS) but also has private consultants one can book an appointment with. Apparently these do not exist in Canada, at least for minor illnesses, from what has been shared here. Could it be that there do exist, at least in some provinces, for more serious conditions? I'm surprised though, given that Canada is so similar to the UK, in terms of being not as capitalist as the US.

Apparently it's a long standing debate and gets tempers flaring grin

https://www.capitaldaily.ca/news/private-two-tier-healthcare-brian-day-bc



Thanks for this.

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by NaijaCanadian28: 6:34am On Nov 18
godG:
Good People,

Honest question, please: what do you guys think of healthcare in this our Canada o? I can't believe the only time I can see a doctor ASAP is in the case of an emergency. Or go to a walk-in clinic! So much for free health care o! Do you guys have a way around this or I just have to wait noni? Ẹ dákun.

Are there like private clinics? My health insurance in the US is very good and I don't have to wait to see a doctor. I am not feeling this gbogbogbo healthcare o.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by wizean(m): 7:13am On Nov 18
The sense in this video cannot be over-emphasized. It is the simple truth and it is as blunt as it can possibly be. ���


crowee:
Came across this channel about Nigerian's struggle in Canada, I found it kinda funny and insightful I guess. I decided to share it here, incase one of us is of need to the points raised to far.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UZ3DI1PmVQ&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=MillennialImmigrant

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mmamaroon: 9:56am On Nov 18
19CannyMum:


I've never had issues seeing a doctor, emergency or not. And I'm a mother with children. If I want to see my family doctor, I can call and get an appointment. Otherwise I can walk into her clinic and see any random doctor. I can also walk into any of the 8-10 clinics within a 10 minute drive from me.

The walk in clinics are run by doctors.

Referring to the statement in bold please.

Once a permanent resident has state health insurance, do they still need to "register" with the different clinics within one's vicinity or is each resident's information already shared centrally with all the clinics in the province where one lives, such that one only needs to present their health insurance card?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by maternal: 11:10am On Nov 18
Mmamaroon:


Referring to the statement in bold please.

Once a permanent resident has state health insurance, do they still need to "register" with the different clinics within one's vicinity or is each resident's information already shared centrally with all the clinics in the province where one lives, such that one only needs to present their health insurance card?

Show your health card and go. Even out of province.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mmamaroon: 11:26am On Nov 18
maternal:


Show your health card and go. Even out of province.

Good to know! Thanks.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Braket: 1:44pm On Nov 18
Sholaystar4me:
Well, UK has the best Healthcare system in the world.

Will edit and submit an evidence to back this claim up in the morning


Used to. There are other European countries with better Healthcare system than UK.

I know Germany does.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Braket: 1:44pm On Nov 18
maternal:


Someone has already posted the article. Ottawa to be exact. But any major Canadian city really. Transit operators have a strong union, and a good CBA. So unless you know what's in the CBA, you're just speculating. Your head is scattered because your parents lied to you. You can't comprehend how a bus driver with only a secondary school education, and a drivers license can make over 179k per year. According to your father that's not possible. They also receive amazing benefits and a nice pension plan when they retire since they are government employees. Hence why I was laughing at that lawyer that doesn't want to do "dirty jobs". You think he ever sniffed 170k=over 52 million naira in one year as a rubbish lawyer in naija ?
These said jobs must be very easy to do undecided
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by maternal: 4:23pm On Nov 18
Braket:

These said jobs must be very easy to do undecided

Driving a bus is hard? I understand the responsibility of the passengers on board though.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Dame24: 4:53pm On Nov 18
baresi22:
Hi Frailbuzz,

my copr was actually in march 19,2020. Prv expired 28th October,2020. Have applied for letter of authorisation,but no response. Just wondering if I can still travel.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you
For those who received COPR after March 18 and don't know if they can travel or not. I was in your shoes two weeks ago. I dropped my question here and was encouraged to moved.

I DID

Landed Pearson international Toronto yesterday. Anybody with a COPR can travel just make sure you have proof of your POF.

Landing gist coming up soon.

Peace.

If still in doubt, see attached

Please did you fly from Nigeria, and did you have to do a Covid test?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ghyrita: 5:45pm On Nov 18
Congratulations on your COPR.When did you submitted your passport for stamping and how long did it take before it was returned.
joselum:
Hello,

I just got my COPR on October 25 but it expires on January 16, 2021. I was also advised not to travel due to the travel restrictions.

Please has anyone who received COPR in October landed in Canada?

Thank you.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 6:53pm On Nov 18
Mmamaroon:


Referring to the statement in bold please.

Once a permanent resident has state health insurance, do they still need to "register" with the different clinics within one's vicinity or is each resident's information already shared centrally with all the clinics in the province where one lives, such that one only needs to present their health insurance card?

Your health card is sufficient. I don't really know how their database works sha, but in Alberta your health care number is all everyone asks for.

Clinics can choose to accept walk in patients, or only registered patients. If you choose to you can register with multiple family doctors. I'm registered with 2 for instance. You would usually book an appointment to see your family doctor, and they will be familiar with your health history. Some clinics don't accept walk ins. You must be registered with one of their doctors.

When you do a walk in you don't need to register. They will sha put you on their systems the first time you do so. When you walk in, you might have to wait for a doctor to be free.

I've heard that doctors prefer to see their own patients and pay more attention to them than to all those flitting about from one place to another lol.

When I want to walk in, I call first thing in the morning and say I want to walk in. So they book me for the earliest free 'walk in' time. There's also a page you can check to see waiting time, I've never used it so not sure how accurate. https://medimap.ca

You would usually see signs like 'now accepting walk ins'' 'now accepting new patients' in front of clinics.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mmamaroon: 6:57pm On Nov 18
19CannyMum:


Your health card is sufficient. I don't really know how their database works sha, but in Alberta your health care number is all everyone asks for.

Clinics can choose to accept walk in patients, or only registered patients. If you choose to you can register with multiple family doctors. I'm registered with 2 for instance. You would usually book an appointment to see your family doctor, and they will be familiar with your health history. Some clinics don't accept walk ins. You must be registered with one of their doctors.

When you do a walk in you don't need to register. They will sha put you on their systems the first time you do so. When you walk in, you might have to wait for a doctor to be free.

I've heard that doctors prefer to see their own patients and pay more attention to them than to all those flitting about from one place to another lol.

When I want to walk in, I call first thing in the morning and say I want to walk in. So they book me for the earliest free 'walk in' time. There's also a page you can check to see waiting time, I've never used it so not sure how accurate. https://medimap.ca

You would usually see signs like 'now accepting walk ins'' 'now accepting new patients' in front of clinics.

Thanks so much CannyMum!!! Very useful info.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 8:52pm On Nov 18
Mmamaroon:


Thanks so much CannyMum!!! Very useful info.

Na you now. Thanks for being a source of valuable info to others.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Sholaystar4me(m): 10:00pm On Nov 18
Please kindly review my original comment, I have attached some pictures. It's something we did not long in class. But at the same time, you might be right, the yardstick is dynamic and subjective

Braket:

Used to. There are other European countries with better Healthcare system than UK.

I know Germany does.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Jenykech: 10:09pm On Nov 18
Winterpeg:

Hi,
a. I am leaving Winnipeg because I'm going back to school. University of Guelph for MSc. Winnipeg is actually a lovely place and cost of living is relatively low.
b. I am not sure if I will have anything left because the apartment I'm going to in Ontario is unfurnished and my things will be taken to Ontario by road.
c. Heat is for warming up the apartment when it is very cold especially during winter, electricity/ hydro is synonymous with NEPA light. smiley
Hello Winterpeg. I don’t know if you’ll mind sharing. I’m about to apply for an Msc in university of Guelph. I already have an Msc in From Nigeria but someone told me I stand a better chance at gaining admission for an Msc program than a PhD. Please can you share some application tips so that I can gain the admission?
I’m currently in Nigeria and have never travelled overseas. Thank you

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joselum: 12:12am On Nov 19
I sent my passport to VFS Accra late September and got it back about 4 weeks later.

Delayed by a week due to Lagos curfew.

ghyrita:
Congratulations on your COPR.When did you submitted your passport for stamping and how long did it take before it was returned.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by frailbuzz: 1:14am On Nov 19
[quote author=baresi22 post=96123081]Hi Frailbuzz,

my copr was actually in march 19,2020. Prv expired 28th October,2020. Have applied for letter of authorisation,but no response. Just wondering if I can still travel.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you

Hi baresi22,

I'm no expert but I don't think you'd be able to travel with an expired document.

Keep faith alive. You will get a response soon.

WR.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by frailbuzz: 1:18am On Nov 19
Dame24:


Please did you fly from Nigeria, and did you have to do a Covid test?

Yes I flew from Lagos. I didn't do a covid-19 test.

WR.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by cochtrane: 3:52am On Nov 19
DivineGrace123:



Hi Katyamizotta, I'm also based in Ottawa and I am a member of the "Nigerians in Ottawa" telegram group too. But, I don't know about the "Nigerian Foodstuff/Marketplace" group. Hope you don't mind if I send you a PM so I can be added to the Foodstuff group. Thanks.
What do you need "Foodstuff and Marketplace" for? The one wey you dey chop never reach? tongue

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by fratermathy(m): 6:41am On Nov 19
frailbuzz:


Yes I flew from Lagos. I didn't do a covid-19 test.

WR.

Which airline did you use?

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