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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mikhaa23: 12:35pm On Apr 29
Mayniaa:


We met in a funny way that's why I said if there's any scam it's me.

Thanks man I appreciate.

What they are saying is I should come through studies, applying for a degree, is that your stand too?
not to indulge. It means you're a guy and a fellow guy wants you over. Which means getting married won't be possible cause we're in nigeria. Just apply through school. Let him either send you the cash to apply which I don't know if that would work. Or you use his bank statement. Just be careful
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Influential101: 12:40pm On Apr 29
Mayniaa:


Just woke up to this without even telling him to go talk to an immigration officer yet
"This whole covid thing".... Sounds Nigerian

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by nifnifemi: 12:40pm On Apr 29
Infoplace canada is also good.

Mayniaa:


With the immigration lawyer everything will be fine?
That's all?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by nifnifemi: 12:42pm On Apr 29
Check YouTube. You see alot of videos

Mikhaa23:
please anyone
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mikhaa23: 12:44pm On Apr 29
Influential101:
"This whole covid thing".... Sounds Nigerian
yeah. Scammers plenty for everywhere oo
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mayniaa: 12:46pm On Apr 29
Influential101:
"This whole covid thing".... Sounds Nigerian

We video call after this conversation.
I be guy man too wink
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mayniaa: 12:49pm On Apr 29
Mikhaa23:
not to indulge. It means you're a guy and a fellow guy wants you over. Which means getting married won't be possible cause we're in nigeria. Just apply through school. Let him either send you the cash to apply which I don't know if that would work. Or you use his bank statement. Just be careful


He said I'm smart, that I have more potential blah blah, we are just good friends.

His bank statement? Will he be the one filing it himself, if yes I think that should work.

I also have questions about applying through school. Can I ask?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mikhaa23: 12:56pm On Apr 29
Mayniaa:



He said I'm smart, that I have more potential blah blah, we are just good friends.

His bank statement? Will he be the one filing it himself, if yes I think that should work.

I also have questions about applying through school. Can I ask?
just because you're smart, he wants to sponsor you??. That's nice ooo. Lol. Ask your question.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Spectro: 1:03pm On Apr 29
Mayniaa:


We met in a funny way that's why I said if there's any scam it's me.

Thanks man I appreciate.

What they are saying is I should come through studies, applying for a degree, is that your stand too?

If you are positive you will complete your degree this year, send application to a school abroad for MSc or PGD (depending on your 2-1 or 2-2 class), and ask your friend to pay the application fee. If he can do that, then I may be wrong.

Study path is the only way. He must not even be included as a sponsor in your application.

All he has to do is pay your tuition when the time comes, and then you show proof of living expense to VOs (without stating that he is your sponsor). You should have a talk with him so that he will understand.

The proof of personal fund must be a constant flow of income before the application date, not a lump sum.

So, think about it.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mayniaa: 1:14pm On Apr 29
Mikhaa23:
just because you're smart, he wants to sponsor you??. That's nice ooo. Lol. Ask your question.

I studied food science and technology, but I don't really like it, for my PGD can I go for psychology?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mayniaa: 1:15pm On Apr 29
Spectro:


If you are positive you will complete your degree this year, send application to a school abroad for MSc or PGD (depending on your 2-1 or 2-2 class), and ask your friend to pay the application fee. If he can do that, then I may be wrong.

Study path is the only way. He must not even be included as a sponsor in your application.

All he has to do is pay your tuition when the time comes, and then you show proof of living expense to VOs (without stating that he is your sponsor). You should have a talk with him so that he will understand.

The proof of personal fund must be a constant flow of income before the application date, not a lump sum.

So, think about it.

Why can't he be listed as my sponsor?
So they can use his bank statement for living expenses?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Spectro: 1:36pm On Apr 29
Mayniaa:


Why can't he be listed as my sponsor?
So they can use his bank statement for living expenses?


VOs find cases like this very sensitive.

You will need to provide a lot of documents proving your relationship to this person.

A friend sponsoring you carries less weight than a parent, spouse, brother or sister doing the sponsoring.

You are friends with this person, but it's merely online friendship for now.

This further complicates the situation.

Plus, Nigerians have a certain reputation with scams, and the VO is likelier to think that something is fishy.

Judging by the fact that you are confident that this person wants to support you (I can think of a few reasons why he would), then it's possible it's not a scam (I'm not saying it isn't. I'm just saying it's possible).

Getting student visa is hard enough... Do not make it harder for yourself.


(By the way, I think it's better you send emails to people you think may be able to advise you, as this is not a common experience and treaded part by many).

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mayniaa: 1:42pm On Apr 29
Spectro:



VOs find cases like this very sensitive.

You will need to provide a lot of documents proving your relationship to this person.

A friend sponsoring you carries less weight than a parent, spouse, brother or sister doing the sponsoring.

You are friends with this person, but it's merely online friendship for now.

This further complicates the situation.

Plus, Nigerians have a certain reputation with scams, and the VO is likelier to think that something is fishy.

Judging by the fact that you are confident that this person wants to support you (I can think of a few reasons why he would), then it's possible it's not a scam (I'm not saying it isn't. I'm just saying it's possible).

Getting student visa is hard enough... Do not make it harder for yourself.

Alright, thank you
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Anndav: 1:42pm On Apr 29
Mayniaa:


We met in a funny way that's why I said if there's any scam it's me.

Thanks man I appreciate.

What they are saying is I should come through studies, applying for a degree, is that your stand too?



A degree at what age? If age is on ur side( below 23)..if not graduate first and go for PGD or masters after NYSC ( if u have not graduated)

My dear take it easy, just take a deep breath and sleep over the many advice you have been given

Anything that look to go or easy to be true naturally needs patience and caution, before a small favor will turn you to an international criminal or something worse

It could also be Help from God am not ruling it out , even at that it's important to tread cautiously

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mayniaa: 1:46pm On Apr 29
Anndav:




A degree at what age? If age is on ur side( below 23)..if not graduate first and go for PGD or masters after NYSC ( if u have not graduated)

My dear take it easy, just take a deep breath and sleep over the many advice you have been given

Anything that look to go or easy to be true naturally needs patience and caution, before a small favor will turn you to an international criminal or something worse

It could also be Help from God am not ruling it out , even at that it's important to tread cautiously

I'll graduate this year and I'll be 23 this year.
I studied food science and technology but I want to study psychology in my PGD, can that work?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Spectro: 1:53pm On Apr 29
Mayniaa:


I'll graduate this year and I'll be 23 this year.
I studied food science and technology but I want to study psychology in my PGD, can that work?

That cross-over is unrelated. It's not like finance and economics, accounting and banking.

Google is your friend. Research online first.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Anndav: 2:04pm On Apr 29
Mayniaa:


I'll graduate this year and I'll be 23 this year.
I studied food science and technology but I want to study psychology in my PGD, can that work?

Hunnn am a graduate of food science (25 years ago) ....and I think food science is very good ( my opinion)

But to do PGD with food science as background studies you can only go for food related courses like microbiology, ( food industrial) or become a nutritionist, or a dietician... something food related
Psychologist does not have any relationship with dat except there is something food psychology maybe management for ppl with functional way of eating.( Do ur research)
But if there is nothing like dat then it's not possible
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mayniaa: 2:25pm On Apr 29
Anndav:


Hunnn am a graduate of food science (25 years ago) ....and I think food science is very good ( my opinion)

But to do PGD with food science as background studies you can only go for food related courses like microbiology, ( food industrial) or become a nutritionist, or a dietician... something food related
Psychologist does not have any relationship with dat except there is something food psychology maybe management for ppl with functional way of eating.( Do ur research)
But if there is nothing like dat then it's not possible

Alright, thank you
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mayniaa: 2:25pm On Apr 29
Spectro:


That cross-over is unrelated. It's not like finance and economics, accounting and banking.

Google is your friend. Research online first.

Alright
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Spectro: 2:35pm On Apr 29
Mayniaa:


Alright

I should add that if you intend to scam him, that is a very wicked thing to do.

And if you don't intend to scam him, then know that he will be haunted by your ingratitude in the long run if you do not reciprocate one way or the other. Hence, he will come to despise you.

That money is too much... That's huge sacrifice.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ttmacoy: 3:35pm On Apr 29
I see you're already in the Canada student visa forum so bet to go through to read about people's experience and ask questions specific to student visas.

It is not easy in the sense that a significant proportion of Canadian student visa applications from Nigeria are refused compared to say UK student visa.

The fact you are supposedly being sponsored by someone you met online raises lots of red flags and to me the first question you should focus on is if the guy is ready to pay you tuition and all fees? Without that none of this matters unless you can get the funding from somewhere else.



Mayniaa:

In what terms is it not easy? Please can you explain better.
What about a post graduate programme, that too is not easy?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mayniaa: 3:36pm On Apr 29
Spectro:


I should add that if you intend to scam him, that is a very wicked thing to do.

And if you don't intend to scam him, then know that he will be haunted by your ingratitude in the long run if you do not reciprocate one way or the other. Hence, he will come to despise you.

That money is too much... That's huge sacrifice.

I won't be an ingrate, I understand. Thank you
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mayniaa: 3:37pm On Apr 29
ttmacoy:
I see you're already in the Canada student visa forum so bet to go through to read about people's experience and ask questions specific to student visas.

It is not easy in the sense that a significant proportion of Canadian student visa applications from Nigeria are refused compared to say UK student visa.

The fact you are supposedly being sponsored by someone you met online raises lots of red flags and to me the first question you should focus on is if the guy is ready to pay you tuition and all fees? Without that none of this matters unless you can get the funding from somewhere else.





Thank you sir
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Mayniaa: 4:07pm On Apr 29
Anndav:


Hunnn am a graduate of food science (25 years ago) ....and I think food science is very good ( my opinion)

But to do PGD with food science as background studies you can only go for food related courses like microbiology, ( food industrial) or become a nutritionist, or a dietician... something food related
Psychologist does not have any relationship with dat except there is something food psychology maybe management for ppl with functional way of eating.( Do ur research)
But if there is nothing like dat then it's not possible

Do you think it will make sense if I start over and take another bsc degree in psychology at 24?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Zodiacwarrior: 4:50pm On Apr 29
Zodiacwarrior:
Good day everyone am new to this group

I got my visa already with a university in Winnipeg but due to the tuition costs I decided to apply for a college in Toronto and got it.

My question is this after getting my study permit in Toronto airport with the university can I quarantine 14days in Toronto after then notify ircc and proceed to my college for studies.

N.B I read from ircc website you cannot change schools from outside Canada after visa has been Approved.

Can anyone please help me answer this thanks alot.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Lagbaja88: 5:38pm On Apr 29
Zodiacwarrior:


Can anyone please help me answer this thanks alot.
ask in student visa thread or message ircc
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Anndav: 8:59pm On Apr 29
Mayniaa:


Do you think it will make sense if I start over and take another bsc degree in psychology at 24?




That is left for you to decide
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Lagbaja88: 9:27pm On Apr 29
Mayniaa:


Do you think it will make sense if I start over and take another bsc degree in psychology at 24?
dont push your luck too far. Pgd is one time payment unlike bsc that is 4 years. Even the average Canadian has to take student loans to be able to afford it. If your white man can pay once then you know hope dey.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by olasubomy: 10:13pm On Apr 29
Zodiacwarrior:


Can anyone please help me answer this thanks alot.

You can write to IRCC to ask for their opinion. You can just paint the scenario to them so it looks like you are asking a general question. This question is better answered by someone versed on immigration matters so you don't take the wrong steps.

Additionally, every university does have an immigration advisor in the international student's office. You can find out the contact of this office in your school and get their professional opinion.

As per the Canada immigration record, you are supposed to resume in Manitoba so it is best to get clear answers before leaving Nigeria so you can plan your move wisely.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Jason2moh: 12:21pm On May 01
Hi all, I'm a post-grad student in Toronto, been here for some months now and I find it boring as hell! If there's anybody here that also feels the same way or just wants to connect, pls hit me up. Male or female, doesn't matter. I'm male btw, if that matters.

Or if there's a whatsapp group, for people in the GTA, you'd rather point me to, I'm up for that too
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by maziude: 2:03pm On May 01
Jason2moh:
Hi all, I'm a post-grad student in Toronto, been here for some months now and I find it boring as hell! If there's anybody here that also feels the same way or just wants to connect, pls hit me up. Male or female, doesn't matter. I'm male btw, if that matters.

Or if there's a whatsapp group, for people in the GTA, you'd rather point me to, I'm up for that too


Na covid time you come na.

No worry you go soon start to Dey jaiye .
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Jason2moh: 6:26pm On May 01
maziude:



Na covid time you come na.

No worry you go soon start to Dey jaiye .
Mehn, no be small thing. I hope so o, cause its really tiring

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