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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by House34: 10:08am On Dec 14, 2023
gideon19:
Greetings all, pls I will like to confirm the docs to get handy and the questions to expect at Toronto POE with a SP, SOWP and Visistors VISA for children.
At the Port of Entry (POE), they often request your school admission letter, introduction letter,they may ask to see ur proof of funds, evidence of school fees payment, or details on how you plan to pay. Additionally, they may inquire about your accommodation arrangements. Please plan accordingly. The rate at which nigerian students are getting stranded and resorting to seeking asylum is alarming. Job opportunities are currently scarce in Canada, so it's advisable to have enough funds to cover your expenses for at least three months. Many individuals who arrived since September are facing challenges in securing employment. If you're bringing a child, please plan accordingly. I wish you all the best.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ednut1(m): 11:47am On Dec 14, 2023
House34:

At the Port of Entry (POE), they often request your school admission letter, introduction letter,they may ask to see ur proof of funds, evidence of school fees payment, or details on how you plan to pay. Additionally, they may inquire about your accommodation arrangements. Please plan accordingly. The rate at which nigerian students are getting stranded and resorting to seeking asylum is alarming. Job opportunities are currently scarce in Canada, so it's advisable to have enough funds to cover your expenses for at least three months. Many individuals who arrived since September are facing challenges in securing employment. If you're bringing a child, please plan accordingly. I wish you all the best.

Alot of students are getting stranded truly. Economy no dey smile. In the comments section too alot of students too can’t get jobs. If you don’t have enough money abeg abort mission for now.

Another story on that page a couple on student visa missed their flight in Nigeria and paid 3.6m extra to reschedule/buy another ticket. They are currently in an airbnb with only 400 CAD with no money to renew or rent a house, jobs not forthcoming too. It is well o.

Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by barbie05: 12:43pm On Dec 14, 2023
Good afternoon House,
Please i need an advise, i have to choose between sheridan college CCTT & canadore college pls which is a better option.
Also, i have almost 10yrs visiting visa, i want to know if a student visa cancels the visiting visa. can i go in and out of canada during the academic year.
lastly please, is it better to apply from here or in canada since i already have a visiting visa.

Thank you as i look forward to your responses.

Best regards

[b]Please ignore..i just realized this is for immigrants not students
apologies!
[/b]
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by lastkingsman: 2:16pm On Dec 14, 2023
ednut1:
Alot of students are getting stranded truly. Economy no dey smile. In the comments section too alot of students too can’t get jobs. If you don’t have enough money abeg abort mission for now.

Another story on that page a couple on student visa missed their flight in Nigeria and paid 3.6m extra to reschedule/buy another ticket. They are currently in an airbnb with only 400 CAD with no money to renew or rent a house, jobs not forthcoming too. It is well o.

Which website is this?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Onethe: 2:24pm On Dec 14, 2023
Hi everyone, please do anyone know if I can apply for renewal of passport even though the current one still has 2 years validity?
I want to apply to get more validity years cos of my pgwp application I will be putting in soon.

Thank you in advance for your responses
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by House34: 2:30pm On Dec 14, 2023
barbie05:
Good afternoon House,
Please i need an advise, i have to choose between sheridan college CCTT & canadore college pls which is a better option.
Also, i have almost 10yrs visiting visa, i want to know if a student visa cancels the visiting visa. can i go in and out of canada during the academic year.
lastly please, is it better to apply from here or in canada since i already have a visiting visa.

Thank you as i look forward to your responses.

Best regards

[b]Please ignore..i just realized this is for immigrants not students
apologies!
[/b]

When choosing a course or school, it's crucial to check tuition fees for affordability and confirm if the course offers a PGWP after completion. Whether applying for a student visa inside or outside Canada on a 5, 3, 10, or 20-year visitor visa doesn't significantly impact the process. A medical test which is cheaper in nigeria compare to inside canada, proof of funds (increasing from $10,000 to $20,635 CAD from Jan 1), and a strong Statement of Purpose (SOP) are still required. Applying inside or outside Canada doesn't guarantee approval or denial. Admission processes take time , so it better to start applying to schools even before u enter canada on visitor visa. Note: that you are not converting your visitor visa to a student visa; you are applying for a student visa, which is a different category of visa and you have to meet the requirement.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ednut1(m): 3:40pm On Dec 14, 2023
lastkingsman:


Which website is this?
instagram
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by jimikata(m): 3:59pm On Dec 14, 2023
jimikata:
Hello guys..
Please, I have a few questions bothering me. First, would it be required to have visa when transiting Frankfurt on the way to Nigeria and London on returning to Canada ?
And, can I travel to Nigeria and back to Canada with about two months remaining on both study permit and visa? Hope there won't be any issues with immigration?
Kindly advice please.

Elders and experienced gurus please kindly advice.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by miolad20(m): 4:42pm On Dec 14, 2023
Yes, put it together, we go watch am.

Afolavid:


Thanks. Yeah I agree... Funny enough, I have a YT channel but I was the only one so my videos were portrait and short cuz I was driving, might as well put them together like that and post sha
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Cherrymia: 9:23pm On Dec 14, 2023
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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Cherrymia: 9:27pm On Dec 14, 2023
Yes you can,check the Nigeria High commission's website for more information
Onethe:
Hi everyone, please do anyone know if I can apply for renewal of passport even though the current one still has 2 years validity?
I want to apply to get more validity years cos of my pgwp application I will be putting in soon.

Thank you in advance for your responses
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Afolavid: 9:38pm On Dec 14, 2023
onegig:


Wow. You must be a strong willed person to do it when it was almost winter. Done some stretch of that road late summer and it was blissful.

The best part of that drive is the Northern Ontario end and BC Mountains. It's fun but also crazily scary especially at dusk and dawn with all those crazy Moose in Northern Ontario and the windy, steep and curvy roads. Hundreds of beautiful lakes around these area.

Sas,MB and Alberta are just wastelands. grin You would almost sleep off on the steering wheel once you enter Manitoba. Just straight road with nothing left and right.

Your best bet to capture videos would have been Dashcams. Well done. Not easy. 5km in 3 days is crazy.

Thanks man! You described the route exactly as it is, no doubts you're familiar with the road. I thought the Northern Ontario end was dangerous until I left Banff, Alberta and entered BC. I was actually scared at some point, the roads were so dangerous, curvy and slopy that there are tens of brake checks for trucks/trailers on the route to check and certify their brakes okay before they attempt to ascend/descend each slope.

As far as beautiful lakes are concerned, I give it up to Northern Ontario, I lost count and it became normal as I pass through each lake. On a side note, the number of lakes in Canada alone (thousands) is more than the rest of the world combined. I didn't see a Moose throughout the trip but I saw Deers, Elk, Wolves and a Bear (we were like 20 feet away from each other, in the midnight around 3a.m - my mind cut 😂)

Like you said, the Prairies are just plain lands, I did cruise control mostly on this part and i enjoyed the view of the frozen lakes left and right. Thanks to an Albertan woman too, she was speeding, so we sped together from Sask until we parted at Med Hat. I covered a lot of distance faster cuz of her.

Yeah. Dash cam is the way to go!!! I'd probably install one soon cuz lots of travels to do still. Thank you!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ednut1(m): 9:41pm On Dec 14, 2023
Ordinary Toronto to Ottawa/ Montreal I almost slept off many times. shocked You tried o 5000 Kilometres.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Afolavid: 12:15am On Dec 15, 2023
id4sho:

Interesting, what type of vehicle? Highest speed? Single or you had company? How was the traffic? Did you have any mechanical fault?

Hyundai SUV. The routes have different speed limits, it's mostly 90km/h in Northern Ontario; did 90-110km there depending on the traffic/road condition. On the Prairies, it was 100-120km but I did 120-140km. My highest speed was 150km/h at night in different locations.

I passed through the Trans Canada Highway so no traffic apart from Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver and some construction zones too around Ontario/Manitoba border. No mechanical faults at all, My car coolant level didn't even drop 1cm not to talk of mech fault. Btw, I camped in the car throughout the trip (sunny, rainy and snowy) converted the back/trunk into a bed and used my duvet 😁

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Afolavid: 12:33am On Dec 15, 2023
miolad20:
Yes, put it together, we go watch am.


Lol, no wahala. I'd try put it together soon and post it. Thank you!

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Afolavid: 12:36am On Dec 15, 2023
ednut1:
Ordinary Toronto to Ottawa/ Montreal I almost slept off many times. shocked You tried o 5000 Kilometres.

Lol, abi nah, i like driving and going on adventures. Thanks man
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Onethe: 10:01am On Dec 15, 2023
Cherrymia:
Yes you can,check the Nigeria High commission's website for more information


Thank you
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by TPProjectMngr(m): 3:37pm On Dec 15, 2023
Afolavid:


Lol, abi nah, i like driving and going on adventures. Thanks man

This is lovely. You should be my person hahaha. I have driven Ontario to Manitoba via Trans Canada but I returned via US. You should try the US route too.

Speed limit is higher in US and roads are straight, wide and better. That 90km/ 1 lane road in northern Ontario is frustrating. It sounds like the roads from Manitoba to BC are better since they have higher speed limit? I would also love to see your videos. Good one 🙌

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ednut1(m): 5:26pm On Dec 15, 2023
🤐🤐

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ExcellencyFSA: 12:28am On Dec 16, 2023
Good day elders of this land.

I entered Canada about 4 weeks ago, with my wife and kids with PR. My wife's PR card has been delivered, but I got a mail to send another 2 photos for mine to be issued, which I did already.

There is no information about my kids as regards PR card.
I WANT TO ASK IF THEY WOULD BE GIVEN A PR CARD TOO OR NOT?

Thanks.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Afolavid: 7:08am On Dec 16, 2023
TPProjectMngr:


This is lovely. You should be my person hahaha. I have driven Ontario to Manitoba via Trans Canada but I returned via US. You should try the US route too.

Speed limit is higher in US and roads are straight, wide and better. That 90km/ 1 lane road in northern Ontario is frustrating. It sounds like the roads from Manitoba to BC are better since they have higher speed limit? I would also love to see your videos. Good one 🙌

Thanks a lot man! I heard exactly the same about the US freeways but I intentionally avoided going through US cuz I feel it isn't as safe as Canada. I'm so confident to safely navigate anywhere in Canada (even the reserves) but I can't say the same about US, especially with the fact that I wasn't planning to lodge in the hotel, I was sleeping in the car at campsites with RV travellers and truck drivers. On the return trip, might consider it since I won't be in a rush and would lodge.

Yeah, Manitoba to BC is dualized so higher limit with more lanes. But at the far end of Vancouver, I drove my car into a ferry that transported me to the island I am on right now, then the TCH continued there and turned back to a single lane with 90km/hr. No problem! Thanks

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Voltron007(m): 8:24am On Dec 17, 2023
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Minimum rent available starts from $550 for an open space and $975 for a single room.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Tonto30(f): 7:48pm On Dec 17, 2023
Happy Sunday Elders,
I recently got ITA in October and I submitted my application earlier this month.
While waiting for approval, I just want to seek advice on landing a job in Canada and settling.
I am single and I am female BTW.

I work as a pharmacy assistant here in Nigeria, I have customer service experience too. I was thinking maybe I should go learn something in tech like data analysis, or is there any advice I can get, what I can learn that can probably make it easy for me to land a good job when I move next year?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by jimikata(m): 12:48pm On Dec 18, 2023
jimikata:
Hello guys..
Please, I have a few questions bothering me. First, would it be required to have visa when transiting Frankfurt on the way to Nigeria and London on returning to Canada ?
And, can I travel to Nigeria and back to Canada with about two months remaining on both study permit and visa? Hope there won't be any issues with immigration?
Kindly advice please.

Elders and seniors, pls, I need your response before I book that particular flight.
Thanks.
@ ednut1 and other experienced folks, I need your input please.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by KellyTech007: 1:02pm On Dec 18, 2023
Hi , Please can anyone help me with WhatsApp groups that share general information for new cormers in Canada , Helping parents navigate , conversations on the right schools for children and etc.
Thanks 🙏

Groups for jobs too if possible 🙏 Thanks.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ednut1(m): 3:14pm On Dec 18, 2023
Tonto30:
Happy Sunday Elders,
I recently got ITA in October and I submitted my application earlier this month.
While waiting for approval, I just want to seek advice on landing a job in Canada and settling.
I am single and I am female BTW.

I work as a pharmacy assistant here in Nigeria, I have customer service experience too. I was thinking maybe I should go learn something in tech like data analysis, or is there any advice I can get, what I can learn that can probably make it easy for me to land a good job when I move next year?




every Tom dick and harry has also gone to learn tech - dev ops, business analysis, cybersecurity. Many of them are unable to get jobs, economy is not smiling and then many employers have discovered they are incompetent. Focus on your pharmacy career biko grin

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by NuCypher: 3:26pm On Dec 18, 2023
Tonto30:
Happy Sunday Elders,
I recently got ITA in October and I submitted my application earlier this month.
While waiting for approval, I just want to seek advice on landing a job in Canada and settling.
I am single and I am female BTW.

I work as a pharmacy assistant here in Nigeria, I have customer service experience too. I was thinking maybe I should go learn something in tech like data analysis, or is there any advice I can get, what I can learn that can probably make it easy for me to land a good job when I move next year?





If you feel up to it, then definitely pick up Tech. Data analysis is a good one. Make sure you are up to it though. Preferably get an advanced degree and do good projects to put on GitHub. Try to distinguish yourself. Opportunities abound in tech in Canada or even remotely in other countries like the US and some in Europe. You just need to get your skills and shoot your CV wide.

However, if you are a good pharmacy assistant and you enjoy that work, then by all means stay there. The difference between Nigeria and Canada here, is that you can actually work as a real pharmacy assistant, if you know what I mean. Your experience as a customer care person may also help you start out in Canada, because there are a lot of customer care Jobs for new immigrants.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by coolhayor: 10:48am On Dec 21, 2023
Same here. I got my FG job when I was still a PR. Did my clearance with no issues as a Nigerian though it took about 4 months.

AyabaS:


Don’t let anyone discourage you please. I am a PR, I I haven’t been in Canada for up to 3 years and I’ve been working with the FG for over 2 years. When it was time for security clearance, I didn’t have to do anything other than fill a form. It took about 2 months for my clearance to be issued, it wasn’t a big deal at all.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by coolhayor: 10:54am On Dec 21, 2023
Irrespective of what you do, get the PMP since you already have plans for it. Projects exist in every field and a PMP is relevant in any profession, it all depends on how you want to apply it.

So10:
Please I'll appreciate some advice

I currently have my PR but I plan to land in three months. Should I hold on until I'm in Canada to do my certification in PMP to give myself time to understand the job market there and move accordingly or do you think I should do it here in Nigeria
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Tonto30(f): 4:02pm On Dec 21, 2023
ednut1:
every Tom dick and harry has also gone to learn tech - dev ops, business analysis, cybersecurity. Many of them are unable to get jobs, economy is not smiling and then many employers have discovered they are incompetent. Focus on your pharmacy career biko grin

Thank you 🙏
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Tonto30(f): 4:03pm On Dec 21, 2023
NuCypher:


If you feel up to it, then definitely pick up Tech. Data analysis is a good one. Make sure you are up to it though. Preferably get an advanced degree and do good projects to put on GitHub. Try to distinguish yourself. Opportunities abound in tech in Canada or even remotely in other countries like the US and some in Europe. You just need to get your skills and shoot your CV wide.

However, if you are a good pharmacy assistant and you enjoy that work, then by all means stay there. The difference between Nigeria and Canada here, is that you can actually work as a real pharmacy assistant, if you know what I mean. Your experience as a customer care person may also help you start out in Canada, because there are a lot of customer care Jobs for new immigrants.
Thank you so much 🙏
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by ExcellencyFSA: 6:23pm On Dec 21, 2023
Good day seniors. Please anyone with an information on this? Thanks.
ExcellencyFSA:
Good day elders of this land.

I entered Canada about 4 weeks ago, with my wife and kids with PR. My wife's PR card has been delivered, but I got a mail to send another 2 photos for mine to be issued, which I did already.

There is no information about my kids as regards PR card.
I WANT TO ASK IF THEY WOULD BE GIVEN A PR CARD TOO OR NOT?

Thanks.

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