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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Engr2000: 9:36pm On Jan 06
nairalandbuzz:


Congrats.

Did you go through PNP route or straight up Federal?

Regards

Federal... Direct
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Engr2000: 9:38pm On Jan 06
Ramj:


Lagos to Cairo expect nothing fancy

Cairo to Canada expect better.

So go for it.

Thanks Monsieur
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by gaggle: 9:48pm On Jan 06
Happy New Year Everyone. Please is it true that once one purchases a house in Canada, u won't qualify for child benefit,subsidies and the likes anymore?
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by sunvick(m): 9:56pm On Jan 06
Flight is on 25th 2pm.

gistwivkome:
Hi everyone. Happy new year. Pls is there anyone going to Toronto by Egypt air on the 23rd? 1pm?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Abiodunnn(f): 9:58pm On Jan 06
Good day all,
Please is there an Architect here that can help with info on Architecture opportunities in canada? What province(s) one should target and all, especially for an Architect that does more of project management on site....
cc: theCongo, Salford, vcole and other landed seniors.
Gracias

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Obtay: 10:29pm On Jan 06
Hello people,good day.
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Please is there anyone that went to the nursing line after a basic medical science degree from nigeria(currently have bsc #human anatomy)
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Please how did you go about it? Did you get a diploma in nursing or bsc nursing?
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Is Bsc nursing prefered in terms of jobs..
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I will really appreciate responses to this please.
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Thanks

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Ggetter50: 10:39pm On Jan 06
Hey guys!

Some pages back, people were talking about work permit. Please, as a Nigerian that lives in another country, I am looking for an internship opportunity in Canada in an environmental area. This is a compulsory internship for me to be done abroad and I think doing it in Canada will be advantageous for me if I later decide to move to Canada.

I have contacted an organisation that use to recruit people from other countries for internship position, but I was told that Nigeria is not among the eligible countries for the program. ( I think CIC also have different internship programs for some countries in which the organisation happens to be one of their recruiters)

Anyway, am thinking If I get a place for the 3months internship by myself, will I also be required to apply for a work permit or just visa will do?

Please has anyone seen a Nigerian doing internship in Canada from abroad? I don’t mean Nigerian students in Canada with coop program.

I would be happy to get more clarification from experienced people in Canada. Thanks!

@salford1 , TheCongo2 , Joo218 and all

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by gaggle: 6:19am On Jan 07
gaggle:
Happy New Year Everyone. Please is it true that once one purchases a house in Canada, u won't qualify for child benefit,subsidies and the likes anymore?

Please anyone can help with this. All our able seniors in the house please
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 6:28am On Jan 07
iaatmguy:
einsteino, hope you are doing good ? happy new year to you. you are in my thought, i pray your good heart desires come to pass soon enough.

kwado87, how is edmonton? may grace continue to be with you
keep enjoying our new country

Thank you so much. Happy new year to all.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 6:43am On Jan 07
greyham:


Oh really! Read Mr. Einsteino's post you quoted, I am sure you skipped the part he wrote "Inshort in some parts of the GTA, if you no be indian to see house rent go hard you small."

Does that strike you as equal rights?


I have been away for a while and I hate to drag us back to this, but I feel it is important to clarify some things. The way I see it, you only take what supports your position rather than evaluate an opposing argument in its entirety and see if it indeed invalidates yours. Your original argument had quite some fallacies but I didn't want to dwell on that, I just felt it was better we both reason out the details and see what we both can learn. Now, your new position is very reasonable but my comment upon which it is premised on doesn't give you the support you assumed.

Maybe you don't have sufficient knowledge about the exact context in which you'd have difficulty getting a place to rent if you arent Indian. Well, it only plays out that way if you need a house-share/shared apartment or room share. Indians have all manner of group biases, true but on this one we no get talk. Indians are very communal, so most times they lease 3 bedroom apartments and then go on to rent out the other rooms and atimes they even share a room with one or two other people! On top of that, they are mostly vegetarians and in almost an evangelical way, they also have a thing for curry and garlic much to the point that it wears on them like a deodorant... Thus, they seem to feel only an Indian or someone familiar with their culture would be able to tolerate and live with them amicably.

Now, if you take sometime to think about it, you'd find that it would be hard to call what Indians do in that situation as trampling on your right because they also have a right to live with someone that they feel they would easily get along with. It would have made more sense if you said it is discriminatory rather than talk about rights... but if you did that, you still wouldn't be looking deep enough into the matter. This is because there are discrimination that are well within the ambit of reason and are allowed for even in law. When there is a conflict of rights, rights become hierarchically organised and a displacement occurs, in this case our right not to be discriminated against is featherweight compared to the right of someone to choose who they live with.

lets forget about indians, would you say it isn't reasonable as a female to say you only want a female as your apartment/room mate? Does this invade the right of males who are excluded in such a case? What about pet owners who have a hard time finding a shared rental because "no pets" is even more common on kijiji than "indian preferred".. You may be tempted to say it is because I haven't felt the pain of losing a room due to these that's why I am arguing in favour... but firstly, I am not arguing in favour or against, I am just reasoning, and I have lost two rentals: One because they wanted a female, and the other because I am not in anyway a pet lover and the landlady insisted on having someone who could get along with her "reactive" dog because her dog was family to her.

@TheCongo2 spoke of the OHRC, the thing is the OHRC understands and allows for this sort of discrimination in a shared housing with the landlord residing in it, so for now it is very much legal. On the other hand, if I wanted to lease a full apartment rather than share with other humans who I'd have to get along with, none of the above issues would kick in, capitalism would have to reign supreme and my ability to pay would be the core interest of the landlord or else the landlord could face the wrath of the law.






Don't confuse equal rights with freedom to express your culture, some cultures don't permit equal rights and that's where the problems arise.

I completely agree with you on this, but I dont agree that you have to trash a culture in its entirety for its flaws, I'd rather pick out its good and criticize its shortcomings. Moreso, culture is dynamic, with time it could get better or worse. Western culture had its fair history of rights abuse, but it evolved...heck even rights itself evolves, how much more culture(these things aren't cast in stone). Ours has been evolving too, the culture in Nigeria right now is very different from what it was when I was a kid.






You are already saying a Canadian culture does not exist which is not fair to the native Canadians. I hope you know that country has natives? Would you be happy if a foreigner claims your culture does not exist? No? You just did it to Canadians.

I like that you said this. You know why? because it shows you are not as extricated from Nigerian culture and its resulting biases in judgement as you think(all humans have biases). The thing is you are assuming indigeneship makes mockery of naturalized citizenship and residency in Canada, as much as it does in Nigeria. You know how I who only go to my village once in a while would always have a greater participatory opportunity in dictating its culture over a non indigent person who was born there and have lived in my village all their life. While aboriginal culture is very well a part of canadian historical culture, it isnt the present day mainstream Canadian culture nor was it the culture you were defending and derisively saying go back to Nigeria for... What is largely known as Canadian culture today is mix of several immigrant cultures, with the general western culture dominating... This is why we cant even point to a national cuisine that is peculiar to Canada.





To wrap it up you said freedom of speech and opinion is a fundamental right... and some of your fellow posters here have ticked me off as rude and opinionated cheesy

Wonderful.

I agree we mustn't hush people because you can only correct what is expressed, there is no way to invalidate silence... but free speech isn't really as free as we assume cos there are laws that forbid and punishes people from expressing racial or discriminatory comments, and recently in Canada, laws have been enacted to even compel certain speech.

Anyways, I am all for free speech so long as it isn't inciting violence, free speech is not a cursory matter of rights to me, even though that makes sense too. What makes free speech much more important is that it is a mechanism by which we express and regulate ideals and ideas, a way laws come to being and all rights as we know it. Rights do not exist by itself, we often bring it to being by reasoning together/debating and coming to accord on a particular matter and proceeding to formulate laws that guarantee it. Much so that if you can bring enough people or the right people to see reason with you why people must not be allowed to discriminate in shared rental, it could become a legal right tomorrow. Without allowing dialogue and free speech, we deteriorate to "You can say what you want, only if it's consistent with my views". This is why my focus is on the rationality of what you said, rather than pandering to how I feel about it which is an inconsequential emotional response in the bigger scheme of things.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by mankind5050(m): 8:46am On Jan 07
Hope to start a Software Development Life Cycle (Agile,Lean etc) Course soon.
Homguy:
Thanks you so much for this.

Mankind5050 see this.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by CanadianNaija: 9:24am On Jan 07
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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by CanadianNaija: 9:28am On Jan 07
These resources will help women considering going into trades especially, but it can be beneficial to the male folks too.


Most of the information are targeted at the women in Ontario, but the bolded provides resources on other provinces as well for women interested in construction.


http://www.careersinconstruction.ca/en/why-construction/opportunities-women/organizations-help-women-get-started-construction-trades

http://www.earnwhileyoulearn.ca

http://www.careersinconstruction.ca/en/careers/career-finder

https://www.ontario.ca/page/start-apprenticeship

https://www.collegeoftrades.ca/resources-for-women

https://www.ontariocolleges.ca/en/apply/skilled-trades/women

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by flgd: 4:01pm On Jan 07
Hello H
Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 5:04pm On Jan 07
CanadianNaija:
These resources will help women considering going into trades especially, but it can be beneficial to the male folks too.


Most of the information are targeted at the women in Ontario, but the bolded provides resources on other provinces as well for women interested in construction.


http://www.careersinconstruction.ca/en/why-construction/opportunities-women/organizations-help-women-get-started-construction-trades

http://www.earnwhileyoulearn.ca

http://www.careersinconstruction.ca/en/careers/career-finder

https://www.ontario.ca/page/start-apprenticeship

https://www.collegeoftrades.ca/resources-for-women

https://www.ontariocolleges.ca/en/apply/skilled-trades/women












Thanks

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 5:07pm On Jan 07
Inception12:
Hello all, is there any whatsup group for people living in Brampton/Mississauga? I would like to be added to one if it exists. If there isn't, i can form one and invite people to join.
Our Indian friends are doing much better in Canada than most because of the way they help each other.

Yes there is one for the GTA at large, but its full, I have been waiting for months now to be added. Maybe you should just create another one and add folks who are interested. Welcome to the GTA wink

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 5:11pm On Jan 07
MissEmmy:
Happy Sunday every one. Please does anyone know a good app for getting a Canadian number; Freetone and text now is not accepting my debit card, thank you.

I am surprised textnow is asking you for a debit card.
Unlike textme, TextNow is free, at least in my experience. I make free canada & U. S calls using it. Maybe it would prompt me to pay after a while

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by amdman: 5:34pm On Jan 07
CallHippo is also very effective but it is not free
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 5:44pm On Jan 07
Hi.

The situation is a bit peculiar as Nigerians can't participate in IEC. Try asking CIC on twitter: IRCC @CitImmCanada. Also provide them your nationality.
Ggetter50:
Hey guys!

Some pages back, people were talking about work permit. Please, as a Nigerian that lives in another country, I am looking for an internship opportunity in Canada in an environmental area. This is a compulsory internship for me to be done abroad and I think doing it in Canada will be advantageous for me if I later decide to move to Canada.

I would be happy to get more clarification from experienced people in Canada. Thanks!
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Godsfavouredone: 5:44pm On Jan 07
Inception12:
Hello all, is there any whatsup group for people living in Brampton/Mississauga? I would like to be added to one if it exists. If there isn't, i can form one and invite people to join.
Our Indian friends are doing much better in Canada than most because of the way they help each other.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Godsfavouredone: 5:47pm On Jan 07
[quote author=Inception12 post=74507590]Hello all, is there any whatsup group for people living in Brampton/Mississauga? I would like to be added to one if it exists. If there isn't, i can form one and invite people to join.

Please I am interested in the group.
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by amdman: 5:51pm On Jan 07
einsteino:


Yes there is one for the GTA at large, but its full, I have been waiting for months now to be added. Maybe you should just create another one and add folks who are interested. Welcome to the GTA wink

I just started a WhatsApp Group for Nigerians in GTA. Text or send me a message on +1 647-952-3780 to join. Members should already be in the GTA or will be in GTA within the next 3 months max.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by einsteino(m): 5:53pm On Jan 07
amdman:


I just started a WhatsApp Group for Nigerians in GTA. Text me on +1 647-952-3780 to join. Members should already be in the GTA or will be in GTA within the next 3 months max.

Thats nice. I sent you a msg

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by amdman: 5:54pm On Jan 07
For those of us looking at the business route, Acces Employment's ENTERPRENEURSHIP CONNECTIONS Program is a very useful one. I think there are still a few spaces in February Cohort

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by joo2018: 5:59pm On Jan 07
Cool bros. In Mississuaga, right? Is the program done monthly?

amdman:
For those of us looking at the business route, Acces Employment's ENTERPRENEURSHIP CONNECTIONS Program is a very useful one. I think there are still a few spaces in February Cohort
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by MMOV: 6:05pm On Jan 07
salford1:

And many years later, Accra office is still notorious for delays. I guess they are still short staffed when compared to bigger Visa offices.

Is there a WhatsApp Group for Accra Visa Office?
My AOR is July 5th and still no movement whatsoever on my profile. Is this an isolated case?

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Trikings2000: 6:32pm On Jan 07
amdman:


I just started a WhatsApp Group for Nigerians in GTA. Text me on +1 647-952-3780 to join. Members should already be in the GTA or will be in GTA within the next 3 months max.

Wow. Nice. I just sent you a txt message. Please add me to the group. Thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by amdman: 6:34pm On Jan 07
joo2018:
Cool bros. In Mississuaga, right? Is the program done monthly?


In Toronto... I think its done monthly cause I overhead someone mention a February cohort

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by amdman: 6:35pm On Jan 07
Trikings2000:


Wow. Nice. I just sent you a txt message. Please add me to the group. Thanks

Done

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by vascey(m): 7:11pm On Jan 07
MMOV:


Is there a WhatsApp Group for Accra Visa Office?
My AOR is July 5th and still no movement whatsoever on my profile. Is this an isolated case?

No you are not alone. There are more than 100 of us spread between 2 WhatsApp groups I know of.
Maybe zutlin can help with your addition.

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Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Gregeal: 7:38pm On Jan 07
amdman:


I just started a WhatsApp Group for Nigerians in GTA. Text or send me a message on +1 647-952-3780 to join. Members should already be in the GTA or will be in GTA within the next 3 months max.
I just sent you a text. kindly add me. thanks
Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by TEECANN: 7:54pm On Jan 07
joo2018:
@TEECANN, can you pls provide an update on the CIMA to CPA conversion. Thanks.

As I said in a previous post, I have discontinued the CPA conversion hustle for now as getting the designation is not in syn with my job search strategy in the short/medium term for now.


It will end in praise IJN!

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