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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by princesschuks: 10:05pm On Jan 03, 2019
iaatmguy:
yes they can get work permit, IF..... they finished from a Canadian university



the money dey pain me sef


cry
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SixSigma1(m): 10:14pm On Jan 03, 2019
francoteeboy2626:
please house,I plays talking drum and other instruments, if I can get a Nigerian church that can stand for me that there is no citizens that can play the talking drum for them,hence the need for me,can I get a work permit that way

@francoteeboy2626

As a Nigerian living in Nigeria you sure can get a temporary work permit to Canada from Nigeria if you get hired for a job that the employer can prove that the job is legitimately required and no Canadian or person with permanent resident can do the job or wants to do the job. So, getting hired to play talking drum would qualify if that job could be proven to be legitimately required by the employer and no Canadian or person with permanent resident status can do the job or wants to do the job. Many Nigerians known to me are legitimately in Canada today through Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) for jobs like live-in caregiver/nanny for a Nigerian family, Nigerian local language teachers (Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa.....), playing local drums (full time) like @francoteeboy2626 wants to do etc.

So, read the links in @joo2018 post that I have quoted for the legitimate way to approach this.

As a final note, please do not use any agent. They can not help you in anyway.

joo2018:
It is a complex something. Canada issues 2 types of work permits: Open work permits and Employer-specific work permits. Nigerians are eligible for either if they meet the criteria.

Employer-specific work permits is where it gets messy. These permits are issued under 2 programs:
Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and International Mobility Program (IMP).

For TFWP, your employer must raise a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before you can be given the work permit. Basically, your employer must prove that no Canadian or permanent resident is available to take the job

(see here).

So basically for employer-specific, the agent must guarantee you a job with a LMIA.

@joo2018:

You have said it all. The part in bold above about raising a LMIA and availability/willingness of Citizen or PR to do the job is the key for Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

czaratwork:


Moreover is it not here we learnt Nigerians are not qualified for work permit? Anyone that raises work permit issue here is always told that he is about to be defrauded or has it changed now? The much i know is that Nigerians are only qualified for work permit after graduating from school here.

@czaratwork:

I believe @joo2018 post and my comments above clarify your comment. The jobs Nigerians get work permit for are typically culturally inclined where it is easy to prove that no citizen or PR is available or willing to do the job. For these type of jobs, there is no reason to use an agent to get work permit through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). For this reason, they are told they are about to be defrauded if they are using agents and this is true.

rainazoe:


I believe for this to happen you have to be in CA already and have shown your skill on the drums before the church can even get round to sponsorship talks.

@rainazoe:

No, you do not have to be in Canada already before you can be sponsored as a Nigerian through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Obtay: 11:18pm On Jan 03, 2019
Please i will really appreciate any help with this request.
Plan to hopefully land in calgary by mid year(family of 4)but still have a lot of grey areas..
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Please help.

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kindly Avail me a link to join calgary whatsapp group.
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Thank you so.much[/quote]
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by jelmusboy(m): 3:32am On Jan 04, 2019
How can I book train to Montreal from Edmonton?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by jelmusboy(m): 3:45am On Jan 04, 2019
Two year old boy in Nunavut

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by vcole: 4:36am On Jan 04, 2019
Zeiya:
Please landed Seniors in Calgary.
I need your advice regarding booking an Airbnb in advance?
On the average, how long is it advisable to book? How long is it likely to take us to get accommodation after landing in calgary?
I am landing in April. ( Family of 4). I want to book our Airbnb on time so I need an idea of how many days to book?
I think it boils down to how much you are willing to spend and how long you think it would take to get a place of your own. You may want to start out with 1 week and see how it goes.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by sistaj: 4:41am On Jan 04, 2019
Signed a lease yesterdayyy.Had a couple of showings scheduled for 2nd Jan. Went for the first one in the morning and it was OK and the application process was not cumbersome.Last month's rent was not needed on application but after application is approved and one is set to move in and is to be paid together with the first month's rent. We indicated interest and the form was sent to us.The next appointment was for later in the day and we decided to visit a family known to my hubby who accepted to become a guarantor and fill out the application from there while we wait for the next showing.Application was sent and hubby went to cash the money order we used in applying for the rejected application with his friend/naija brother. The people at the Canada post they visited had no clue on how to cash it and gave him contact centre no. to call and sort it out. The people on that end asked plenty questions and passed the phone from one person to another and yet money wasn't cashed.it was almost time for the next showing and I had to order an uber and just then, they arrived. We had to cancel the uber.
On a whim, I suggested we all go together to the next showing. I was enjoying the company of the family and wanted to spend more time with them and off we all went with even the little kids which delayed us further cos the kids had to be dressed and all. We called the rental company telling them we will be late. On getting there,I had to go see the apartment alone cos our friends were yet to arrive and hubby had to wait for them. The apartment was OK and I asked the application process and turnaround time.I was told decision is usually within 24 hours if every document is ready.The application process required the usual proof of employment etc. I told the lady we had a guarantor who was here with me and asked if we could apply immediately. It still required an application in our guarantor's name as well as my hubby's but because she was there with us seeing everything unfold, she readily filled out an application. We already had guarantor's payslips and ID hence nothing was outstanding and the lady started working on the application. The leasing agent was no procrastinator and she did a swell job of running around and getting things done even though she might be in her 60s and kept apologising for keeping us and in my mind I was like see this woman o.She no undertand as e be me.I dey ready to sleep here sef as long na my application
she dey work on.Last month's rent was by credit card which saved the hassle of going to purchase money orders.At the end of the day, we signed the lease and every every. She said she was going to pass the application up the ladder and get final approval but I wasn't fazed knowing say we don sign be say we don sign. We are only to show proof of tenant insurance before we collect the keys on move in date.
I had to text the managers of the other apartment I also applied for, telling them a story, apologising and asking that they cancel the application before they go vex and say new applicants must bring deposit while applying. A special thank you to everyone that reached out. God bless you all.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Zeiya(f): 6:48am On Jan 04, 2019
vcole:
I think it boils down to how much you are willing to spend and how long you think it would take to get a place of your own. You may want to start out with 1 week and see how it goes.

@vcole thanks.

I want to conserve our POF as much as possible, hence my question.

Is it possible to get an apartment under one or two weeks in calgary?
If I book one week, and didn't get accommodation within that period, can I still get another airbnb at a good rate? ( as the place we will be staying might have been booked by another person)

Thank you.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Zeiya(f): 6:50am On Jan 04, 2019
@sister congrats oh!!!!!.

You will soon settle down completely.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by youseuph(m): 7:42am On Jan 04, 2019
Any pharmacist in the house please? I intend landing in Winnipeg in April and I plan to write the PEBC EE in May. I need materials as well as information about pharmacy practice in Winnipeg.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Ifeoma77(f): 10:45am On Jan 04, 2019
Congratulations @sistaj
Whew! Victory at last
kiss

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by hayor2014(m): 11:01am On Jan 04, 2019
MissEmmy:
You are right, the price I was seeing was the outgoing fare. However the total price for a round trip is 320k on the app and i think its still a fantastic deal for those that are yet to book. I tried booking for February though.

320k Is a really good rate, I tried same for March dates, was giving me above 400k....I av booked and paid for my one way jeje.....by Early march, Calgary go collect new PR and him family cool

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Threemg: 11:27am On Jan 04, 2019
Good midnight this morning from Nigeria, Madam @vcole, can I send you a PM? It's a family/private something. Thanks and enjoy your dream

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Zeiya(f): 11:32am On Jan 04, 2019
hayor2014:

320k Is a really good rate, I tried same for March dates, was giving me above 400k....I av booked and paid for my one way jeje.....by Early march, Calgary go collect new PR and him family cool

I am Landing in April, but yet to book my flight. Heading to Calgary too. Please which airline and how much did u book and
how much ?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by hayor2014(m): 11:37am On Jan 04, 2019
Zeiya:


I am Landing in April, but yet to book my flight. Heading to Calgary too. Please which airline and how much did u book and
how much ?

I paid 585k (rounded up) for family of 3,I have a one year old baby though, her rate is less than 20k, around 286k each for the adults

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by hayor2014(m): 11:42am On Jan 04, 2019
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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Newbeecey: 12:57pm On Jan 04, 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to do this. I wish you more grace and favour from here onwards
aworldcitizen:
Landing Gist.
Family of 5.
Happy new year all. I didn’t want my landing gist to have part 1 & 2; hence I waited for it to be almost complete.

Our PPR took over 10months and we had less than 5 weeks to travel from when COPR was issued. Everything was a mad rush! Bought winter jackets and sweaters from Yaba market.


God bless us all and may we all have a great year.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by kemkem30(f): 5:27pm On Jan 04, 2019
youseuph:
Any pharmacist in the house please? I intend landing in Winnipeg in April and I plan to write the PEBC EE in May. I need materials as well as information about pharmacy practice in Winnipeg.

I can help with the materials part of your question.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by youseuph(m): 5:52pm On Jan 04, 2019
kemkem30:


I can help with the materials part of your question.

Thank you. I appreciate. I just mailed you.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by dubaiboy1: 6:45pm On Jan 04, 2019
Anyone in Truro, Nova Scotia?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ayson(m): 6:58pm On Jan 04, 2019
justwise : Please I got B2 from the aggregate of 5.5 from the result of IELTS, I would like to know if it advisable for one to continue using it to process Canadia work permit immigration VISA
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by slimlanre: 9:22pm On Jan 04, 2019
Zeiya:


@vcole thanks.

I want to conserve our POF as much as possible, hence my question.

Is it possible to get an apartment under one or two weeks in calgary?
If I book one week, and didn't get accommodation within that period, can I still get another airbnb at a good rate? ( as the place we will be staying might have been booked by another person)

Thank you.

Hi Zeiya,

There are so many factors that could come into play when it comes to getting an apartment. Your budget, meeting a level headed agent or landlord willing to lease to a newly landed immigrant, what date of the month you land (as most apartment lease start from the beginning of the month).

Of course, i have seen people get their apartment anywhere between a week and a month (thankfully Calgary isn't as bad as the likes of Toronto when it comes to getting a place). It is best you give yourself enough time to search so you don't have to make hasty decisions that might impact the POF you are trying to conserve.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by fatiah(f): 10:01pm On Jan 04, 2019
jelmusboy:
Two year old boy in Nunavut
Hehehe! Already imagining my baby in this padded outfit grin No be small thing o cheesy

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by slimlanre: 10:10pm On Jan 04, 2019
fatiah:

Hehehe! Already imagining my baby in this padded outfit grin No be small thing o cheesy

Izz like you are planning on landing in Nunavut! lol

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Zeiya(f): 10:29pm On Jan 04, 2019
Thanks @Slimlanre
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by psalmy007(m): 10:40pm On Jan 04, 2019
Good evening house

Please I need your help to clerify something

Please I did biometrics since 24 Sep. 2018 at Canada embassy I tried to track it it shows me No record found till now. Please anyone with experience should please shed more light about it to me. Thank

Samuel
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Bimz89: 3:39am On Jan 05, 2019
Hi everyone.. there is a 1 bedroom basement apartment available for rent in Brampton....new house, all bills inclusive for 1300 per month...pls let me know if you are interested

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Engr2000: 9:01am On Jan 05, 2019
Hi Guys,

COPR Landed yesterday, now an official member of this thread...

Anyone have use EgyptAir recently, I am seeing a good deal of N608,990.00 (Lagos _ Toronto) for a family of 4?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by youseuph(m): 10:27am On Jan 05, 2019
Engr2000:
Hi Guys,

COPR Landed yesterday, now an official member of this thread...

Anyone have use EgyptAir recently, I am seeing a good deal of N608,990.00 (Lagos _ Toronto) for a family of 4?

Congrats. When did you submit your passport please?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Engr2000: 10:57am On Jan 05, 2019
youseuph:


Congrats. When did you submit your passport please?

I submitted Dec 7, same day I receive PPR. I receive SMS from VFS Jan 3rd that the Passport is ready for collection.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 12:05pm On Jan 05, 2019
Guys,

I was browsing on size of apartment vis-a-vis rental costs and size of family in Canada as per of preparations. Questions of whether one should first manage with 1-room or 2-rooms apartemnt or deplete one's POF on a 3-room.

I came across these links on housing standards:
https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/386254
http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p3Var.pl?Function=DEC&Id=100731
https://info.prepareforcanada.com/blog/how-many-rooms-do-i-need-for-a-large-family-in-canada

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) National Occupancy Standard basically has rules for how many people can be in a house:
* no more than two people shall share a bedroom

* parents or couples may share a bedroom

* children under 5 years, either of the same gender or opposite gender may share a bedroom

* children under 18 years of the same gender may share a bedroom

* a child aged 5 to 17 years should not share a bedroom with a child under 5 of the opposite gender

* single adults 18 years and over and any unpaired children require a separate bedroom


I'm in interested in knowing how the rules are enforced, basically the reality on ground.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Theokleia: 1:53pm On Jan 05, 2019
Engr2000:


I submitted Dec 7, same day I receive PPR. I receive SMS from VFS Jan 3rd that the Passport is ready for collection.

I tap into this!

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