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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Lansky(m): 7:19am On Nov 19
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.


grin Her style of delivery is hilarious.

I sense they don't live in ON, BC nor AB.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by katyamizotta: 10:17am On Nov 19
cochtrane:

What do you need "Foodstuff and Marketplace" for? The one wey you dey chop never reach? tongue

grin grin grin
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by DivineGrace123(f): 12:26pm On Nov 19
cochtrane:

What do you need "Foodstuff and Marketplace" for? The one wey you dey chop never reach? tongue


Lol. cheesy grin You ehn.... cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Dame24: 1:42pm On Nov 19
Thanks for the reply. Sorry which airline? Coz I booked an Ethiopian airline, I don’t know if they’ll request for a test.


frailbuzz:


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 Lansky(m): 3:16pm On Nov 19
Dame24:
Thanks for the reply. Sorry which airline? Coz I booked an Ethiopian airline, I don’t know if they’ll request for a test.


https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php (check for Canada and Ethiopia entry rules)

https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/aa/travel-updates/updates-on-covid-19(coronavirus)
Canada doesn't require a test for entry.
Ethiopia requires a test for entry but NOT for transit.

In summary, no test required for your situation. (To the best of my knowledge grin )

I'm travelling via Cairo in December. I asked their staff and they confirmed I didn't need a test.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Dame24: 4:59pm On Nov 19
Okay! Thanks so much for the reply

Lansky:


https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php (check for Canada and Ethiopia entry rules)

https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/aa/travel-updates/updates-on-covid-19(coronavirus)
Canada doesn't require a test for entry.
Ethiopia requires a test for entry but NOT for transit.

In summary, no test required for your situation. (To the best of my knowledge grin )

I'm travelling via Cairo in December. I asked their staff and they confirmed I didn't need a test.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by simiolu1(m): 5:14pm On Nov 19
Flytime:
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

Just wanted to point out something.

If you look at the back of your iPhone (if you own one), you'd see Designed in California and Assembled in China.

Apple is responsible for the design of their devices. In recent times; Apple has also started designing the chips in their devices (the lastest MacBooks that launched last week/two weeks ago launched with the M1 chip which was designed by Apple.

Long story short; after designing, specs are sent to their Chinese manufacturer partners (Foxcon and co) who then manufacture and assemble the devices.

Don't get it twisted...

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by smartkester(m): 6:37pm On Nov 19
Jenykech:
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
I co-ask this question with you. Kindly notify me when it's answered
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by wizzzz: 6:47pm On Nov 19
Thanks for the response. Please send me the link for exporting vehicles. How long does it take for the passport to be returned after sending it for pr visa from the US

Stencil:
Would you be exporting your vehicle? If so I can send you a link with things to do before crossing the border.
If you're driving a rental, there's nothing much to know, it'd be the same process as coming in through the airport except you'd have to exit the car and go into the building for processing.

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by wizzzz: 6:49pm On Nov 19
How long does it take for the passport to be returned after sending it to ottawa from the US for pr visa
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by NaijaCanadian28: 8:36pm On Nov 19
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.

Hello, you live in Alberta right? Pls what’s the time period for children in Kindergarten in Alberta, do they do full time hours like in Ontario (9am to 3:35pm). Thanks �
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by 19CannyMum: 9:10pm On Nov 19
NaijaCanadian28:


Hello, you live in Alberta right? Pls what’s the time period for children in Kindergarten in Alberta, do they do full time hours like in Ontario (9am to 3:35pm). Thanks �

Kindergarten is half day except for schools in certain communities (the list changes every year)

https://cbe.ab.ca/programs/kindergarten/Pages/default.aspx

You can put your child in private KG, or make after school arrangements with a daycare/dayhome (they do drop off and pickup from nearby schools).

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Snappyfingaz(m): 11:12pm On Nov 19
Seen, thanks a lot for the article.

DivineGrace123:



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 NaijaCanadian28: 11:13pm On Nov 19
19CannyMum:


Kindergarten is half day except for schools in certain communities (the list changes every year)

https://cbe.ab.ca/programs/kindergarten/Pages/default.aspx

You can put your child in private KG, or make after school arrangements with a daycare/dayhome (they do drop off and pickup from nearby schools).

Thank you so much �
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Snappyfingaz(m): 11:16pm On Nov 19
You can actually respond to a honest question without being an arse you know.

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 ?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by maternal: 11:31pm On Nov 19
Snappyfingaz:
You can actually respond to a honest question without being an arse you know.


Or one can do their research without trying to call someone a liar. No ?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Teamo2(f): 1:39am On Nov 20
Mine took 14 days excluding weekends.
Passport was delivered to Ottawa: Sep 30th, 2020
New passport photo was requested: October 6th
New passport photo delivered: October 7th
COPR received: October 19th

wizzzz:
How long does it take for the passport to be returned after sending it to ottawa from the US for pr visa

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by nigeriainfo: 2:53am On Nov 20
Teamo2:
Mine took 14 days excluding weekends.
Passport was delivered to Ottawa: Sep 30th, 2020
New passport photo was requested: October 6th
New passport photo delivered: October 7th
COPR received: October 19th

Baba I beg you Dey US? Indey here also I beg make we reason am together how you take apply.
Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Homextras: 3:14am On Nov 20
DivineGrace123:



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

And you must still say thank you join, as you alight from their bus.. Na wao
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by tonasibe: 3:20am On Nov 20
Teamo2:
Mine took 14 days excluding weekends.
Passport was delivered to Ottawa: Sep 30th, 2020
New passport photo was requested: October 6th
New passport photo delivered: October 7th
COPR received: October 19th

It took like 5 days to get mine back. Try and get the passport photographs dimension right so you won't have to resubmit. I think I used an online service to edit the photos before printing it out at CVS.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Teamo2(f): 3:24am On Nov 20
I already received my copr back, I was just responding to a posters question about how long it will take by sharing my experience.

tonasibe:

It took like 5 days to get mine back. Try and get the passport photographs dimension right so you won't have to resubmit. I think I used an online service to edit the photos before printing it out at CVS.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Teamo2(f): 3:31am On Nov 20
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nigeriainfo:

Baba I beg you Dey US? Indey here also I beg make we reason am together how you take apply.
Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by LadyJasper: 3:39am On Nov 20
Homextras:


And you must still say thank you join, as you alight from their bus.. Na wao
Naaaaaaaaah, it's not a must, it's just courtesy.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by sylokobi: 10:13am On Nov 20
To whom it may concern

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Dameelee: 11:02am On Nov 20
Hello. Please where can I find cheap flights or what airline do you think is highly recommended?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by adigun183: 12:09pm On Nov 20
Hello kind people. I just received my ppr and hopefully my copr comes shortly. I, like many others, intend to travel in-spite of the travel ban in place. I would really appreciate if anyone with a similar situation (who got their copr post march 18th and who isn’t an immediate family member of a Canadian permanent resident) has traveled successfully without issue at the borders. Any experience and/or advice about the questions asked regarding quarantine plans, POF, and other statutory questions will be greatly appreciated.
Kind regards.
P.S. I’m very new to this platform, but please how do you people travel with your money from nigeria to canada? Do you do a transfer? If so, how? Too many questions, i guess i’ll stop here�
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Kekereekun123: 2:50pm On Nov 20
adigun183:
Hello kind people. I just received my ppr and hopefully my copr comes shortly. I, like many others, intend to travel in-spite of the travel ban in place. I would really appreciate if anyone with a similar situation (who got their copr post march 18th and who isn’t an immediate family member of a Canadian permanent resident) has traveled successfully without issue at the borders. Any experience and/or advice about the questions asked regarding quarantine plans, POF, and other statutory questions will be greatly appreciated.
Kind regards.
P.S. I’m very new to this platform, but please how do you people travel with your money from nigeria to canada? Do you do a transfer? If so, how? Too many questions, i guess i’ll stop here�
1.Convert to usd and keep in your pocket. Take to a Canadian bank to covert. Usually 1.29 to 1.30

2. Keep in your naira account and use it to buy cad from a fellow Nigeria looking for naira. Rate is between 330 to 355 now and cad is scarce too.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by wizzzz: 7:42pm On Nov 20
tonasibe:

It took like 5 days to get mine back. Try and get the passport photographs dimension right so you won't have to resubmit. I think I used an online service to edit the photos before printing it out at CVS.


when did you submit your passport (date) , was it during this covid period @tonasibe
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by wizzzz: 7:43pm On Nov 20
Teamo2:
Mine took 14 days excluding weekends.
Passport was delivered to Ottawa: Sep 30th, 2020
New passport photo was requested: October 6th
New passport photo delivered: October 7th
COPR received: October 19th

thanks for the response
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by adigun183: 8:47pm On Nov 20
Kekereekun123:

1.Convert to usd and keep in your pocket. Take to a Canadian bank to covert. Usually 1.29 to 1.30

2. Keep in your naira account and use it to buy cad from a fellow Nigeria looking for naira. Rate is between 330 to 355 now and cad is scarce too.
Thank you very much Kind Sir for your prompt response. Could you please shed some light on the decision to travel in spite of the travel ban and how to arrange for a quarantine location? I thank you in anticipation

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