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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by pepe1: 8:54am On Feb 06, 2019|
From your mouth to God's ears. I'm still in Naija but hoping for the best this year.
I'll suggest you ask your advisor for the major reasons for choosing those Cities, then compare to see if you would still prefer Calgary.
But again, I thought your Settlement advisor should have been someone from the City/Province you planned to settle in.
May you find favour in Canada.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by dudujomi: 8:59am On Feb 06, 2019|
We are also looking at settling in Kelowna based on recommendation by an employment liaison specialist in Kelowna. Spouse is a mechanical engineer and I'm a public health professional. This has also got us thinking since its difficult to get in touch with people living in BC. Still don't know way forward. Can you kindly get in touch in case you get someone to give you more info about BC.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by pepe1: 9:00am On Feb 06, 2019|
Boss, longest time.
Good to hear from you.
Trust Canada is doing you good.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Lastruct: 9:18am On Feb 06, 2019|
Okay then...I will, and please do so try get in touch should you have any clue as well. The issue has been that most people I have met don’t know much or anything about BC. But I’m quite sure we will be alright.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by MissTobs: 10:02am On Feb 06, 2019|
MissMoroti:This is worrisome. Please let me know what you do to resolve this. I'm not even Under 25 and my license is showing Graduated- Under 25 and Class B. Double wahala.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by MissTobs: 10:10am On Feb 06, 2019|
mosbiod:Please can you share the link you checked with? Can't find where to check on the website.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Phlunter01: 10:43am On Feb 06, 2019|
Please pm me, I am incidentally at the FRSC office and made an enquiry on your behalf
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by MissTobs: 10:45am On Feb 06, 2019|
Phlunter01:I can't send you a private message. It's greyed out. How else can I message you?
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Phlunter01: 11:47am On Feb 06, 2019|
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 11:49am On Feb 06, 2019|
A very simple explanation of Canadian credit cards.
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by diamondextra: 12:26pm On Feb 06, 2019|
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by CoCoLav(f): 1:03pm On Feb 06, 2019|
$600 will buy you a whole lot of foodstuff here that would last you for months.
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by jjohndoe83: 1:16pm On Feb 06, 2019|
4Barr:Thank you for this. Quite straight forward. I was wondering whether articling is remunerated?
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 1:38pm On Feb 06, 2019|
It is not often cheaper. The agencies pocket the difference ie the firms often pay full wages but the agencies take out commission from it. Recently, The Brick has had to start hiring its own warehouse staff because of this. They pay agencies about $18/hr for a general labourer while the labourer only gets $14/hr, in the end they were having a high turn over of employees as these guys would typically just work a few weeks and go find somewhere else that pays say $16 directly to them. Although the agencies are usually able to replace a staff soon as he leaves, the time it takes for a new hire to go through orientation and integrate is a financial cost too. firms also prefer employees that would stay and climb up to fill in positions that only someone already in the organisation can best fill.
Also, some agencies state it in their contract that the firm can not hire a staff that is still with them. A friend of mine was working with Rogers via a staffing agency, he later applied for a Rogers job that was advertised publicly. When he passed the interview and all the hiring hurdles, they had to wait for him to resign from the agency first before making him an offer, just so it doesn't breach their contract.
I also don't agree that you need agencies to hire a contract staff or to even try out a staff(that is what probationary period is for). I worked with Amazon as a contract staff and it was a direct hire, I had no benefits or rather it was monetized in the form of an increased wage rate over that of a permanent staff. Hitherto, Amazon used agencies for their Fulfiment centre hire and they found out that it imparted on their staff dedication.
Eitherways, there has to be a reason why some firms use agencies. I think it maybe because it is cheaper than having your own HR do it, maybe they are more resourceful or the competition helps.
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Jennypharb1: 1:51pm On Feb 06, 2019|
Please share your findings with us
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 1:51pm On Feb 06, 2019|
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 1:55pm On Feb 06, 2019|
This is enlightening. I have often wondered what it means. Thanks for sharing.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by zannie(f): 1:57pm On Feb 06, 2019|
einsteino:Very insightful Einsteino. Your posts are always very refreshing. Might you be able to shed more light on your time at Amazon? What did you do there? I'm looking at a career change when I get to Canada. I'm a geologist now, but I'm looking at project management. Thanks.
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by iaatmguy(m): 1:59pm On Feb 06, 2019|
henvic11:someone on this thread said, the country should be called land of the polar bears
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Oakville19: 2:20pm On Feb 06, 2019|
Do we still require the FRSC letter or just providing the license will suffice.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by bolodre(m): 2:37pm On Feb 06, 2019|
Will be landing in April, studied Sociology and Anthropology in school. Also looking at a career change in project management. Pls seniors in pm field. How easy is it to switch to PM without the PMP certification. I intend doing a course in PM (Masters or Diploma). Any advise seniors. Pls help a confused fellow
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Ethelia(f): 2:52pm On Feb 06, 2019|
For those who were asked to resend photos to IRCC for the Pr card, how long did it take for the card to be processed (after sending the new photos)?
(Asking for a friend)
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by MissTobs: 3:18pm On Feb 06, 2019|
Jennypharb1:U-25 can only be changed if the renewal is after the applicant's 26th birthday. (Although some people are 27 and their license still has U-25. it's perplexing)
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by AZeD1(m): 3:45pm On Feb 06, 2019|
jjohndoe83:Yeah. Some firms pay 80k for articling students. Getting a place is the issue.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Jennypharb1: 4:00pm On Feb 06, 2019|
I just renewed mine last year, over 26 as well, yet they still gave me U-25 B class
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by rainazoe: 4:28pm On Feb 06, 2019|
This license thing confuses me. If I have a naija license and FRSC letter do I go straight to G1 or G2? Would I also hand over the naija license?
Edakun answer me.
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Jbelieve: 4:43pm On Feb 06, 2019|
Please I want to find out about ACCES. I registered but i didn't get any response from them. Please for those of you that have used ACCES how did you go about registration?
|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Oyeleye2011(m): 4:46pm On Feb 06, 2019|
I am one of silent readers on nairaland since this great platform helped me achieved my dream of coming to canada few years ago. I think it is high time for me to give back to this wonderful platform. I quite agree that few nigerians move to BC because everyone believe that BC is expensive to live in but you start your life in all these cities you mentioned which are affordable like the rest of the cities in canada. Another reason is that nigerians are few in BC so, some of us relate to white people a lot because you don't see many nigerians to relate with . So, people goes to Calgary, toronto, manitoba etc just to be in the midst of nigerians. And so other reasons personally known to nigerians.
So, to your question sir, I will analyse each cities one after the other because i have been to most of the cities either for work or vacation.
This is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada now. I lived in this city for 3 years because i did my schooling there and also worked there before moving to Kamloops for full time position. Though, i still go there on my days off because of my great network there. It is a relatively big city that has all the social amenities present in bigger cities. It is very affordable to live here if you have a good paying good. Few nigerian doctors are here with a big mansion living in . Is just that real estate is becoming pricey now because, it is like a retirement city (Lots of old people with big money), people from nearby bigger cities (vancouver, calgary, edmonton) comes there to purchase house after getting tired of bigger cities rat race . Kelowna has one of the best weather in canada. lots of sunshine. It is a tourism city as well, lots of beautiful place to see. Nice beaches, hiking trails, mountains surrounding. i can keep going all day long about kelowna because i love this city. Not too small, not too big. traffic is getting worst now because people are discovering this paradise everyday . Lots of construction companies in kelowna which gives you hope of getting a job in your profession sooner or later. I don't know anything about civil engineering job in kelowna or any cities in BC because am in Health care profession but i believe you will probably need so sort of licensing body but lots of construction companies because the city is still developing into a bigger city. And also less competition for jobs compared to bigger cities. Since your wife is a nurse, am very sure he can get health care assistant job with less struggle because BC government is having shortage of these people now then she can focus on getting her nursing licence sooner or later
This city is relatively small compared to kelowna. It takes make less than 45minutes to drive between kelowna and vernon. Less opportunities here for you because there is less companies in vernon but bigger opportunities with less jobs competition for your wife because of her profession. I go there if i want to have a feel of country(town) life and want to get away from busy kelowna life. Please don't mind me, am not a city boy, am from a village in nigeria . But very affordable and cheap to live there. Weather is very nice as well because we are all in Okanagan area. Kelowna is central okanagan and vernon is north Okanagan. Lots of sunshine. Shorter winter and longer summer like kelowna.
Abbottsford & Nanaimo
These are lower mainland cities that surround almighty Vancouver city. They are bigger cities compared to kelowna but less bigger than Vancouver. People live in these cities and work in vancouver in order to avoid expensive renting or buying houses. Lots of opportunities in a bigger cities as we all know but highly job competition. Your wife might find it more stressful to get full time health care job in these cities because of competition but lots of casual jobs. In term of weather, lots of rain. Please always go out with your umbrella. The weather is nice, not too cold like Vancouver. Always mild winter and lots of rain. They are nice cities but too big for me Few nigerians are here because it is bigger cities
Prince Rupert & Prince George
These are Northern BC cities. The more North you go, the less white people you see and more immigrant you see. These cities can be extremely cold because they are in north BC. These cities are relatively big as well but not as bigger as Kelowna. There is a large nigerian community in Prince george, so will not be home sick. Most of them are in health care profession(Doctors, Physiotherapist, Nurse etc) and most of them are in university over there. More opportunities for your wife as health care professional because of less job competition and may be less opportunities for civil engineering jobs though these cities is also consider big for me. Am sure, there will be opportunities as well because they are not smaller cities. they are also good cities but i don't like cold.
The capital city of BC. Victoria is one of the great city in BC. The first time i was there, i fell in love with the city life for the first time in my life. I wanted to stay but i was offered casual position and i want full time so i left . It is a bigger city but nicely planned city. Beautiful beaches (Ocean not Lake like kelowna). Little bit of rain as well. It is very expensive to live in victoria as well but if you have a good paying job, you will be fine. Victoria city is on Island so you need to take ferries or fly out anytime you want to leave island which can expensive compared to road driving. To take your car on ferry is also expensive but i usually go out of island early in the morning to take the first ferries which are normally cheap while i was there. Sure, many opportunities in capital city, lots of companies, government jobs etc. For madam, lots of opportunities as well but she will probably start from casual position then build her seniority hours to get full time position.
Am sorry, i don't know anything about this city. I guess that city will be my new adventure in spring or summer time
I hope i am able to give you few info about all these cities. Generally, they are all great cities to live. And note, BC
Bring Cash, Everyone know that but all these cities are affordable. Trust me. Don't be afraid. God bless you sir.
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by AZeD1(m): 4:48pm On Feb 06, 2019|
rainazoe:G1 is beginner license but everyone has to do the G1 test which is the knowledge test. With a valid license and the FRSC letter, you can decide to do either the G2 or the G road test. Its up to you to decide.
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by snoop4dem: 5:31pm On Feb 06, 2019|
well as much as I agree with everything you have written, people dont think BC is expensive. It actually is expensive to live in. I used to live in Victoria before moving to Vancouver and I can tell you that the cost and standard of living is very high compared to my friends in other cities. From housing to Insurance, to gas prices, etc... trust me it is on the high side compared to other places and the assumption is that the weather is fantastic and which is what has been driving the prices of things up in this places. e.g a person could be paing 400- 600 CAd for a room in any other province but might have to cough out at least 800 or more in BC for the same room and with stiff competition. People in Calgary can afford to buy houses for like 350-500k in the long term. In BC you wont get a house on the average for less than a million. I live here and I still live here and it is a super nice city if you have a stable job et all but the standard of living is high. But look on the bright side, it is very beautiful and you will know that you are in canada in BC
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|Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Onyeenyeh: 5:51pm On Feb 06, 2019|
Please could you share your discovery? My license also shows "graduated u-25, class b"
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