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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by raphrulz: 12:33pm On Feb 23, 2019
Congratulations and thank you for being detailed on your application.

It's been quite a wait especially considering the emotional feel of having your file transferred to Accra. But thank God Accra's response has been impressive lately.

I will rate you 9/10.

Go and prosper!

God bless!


ChandlerBing:
Hi Guys,

It's PPR for me!!!!!!!!!! Below is my timeline.

Decision to Relocate: June 2018
IELTS: 30th June. L9 R9 S8 W8
ECA: WES. Registered 11th June received ECA 7th August. Entered the pool same day.
ITA: 8th August. CRS 445
AOR: 24th August
PPR: 19th February
Family of 2 (child and parent)
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Goodluck to everyone still waiting for one thing or another. If I think of anything else, I will update my post

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by raphrulz: 12:40pm On Feb 23, 2019
Wow congrats oooo...

very fast timeline for Accra oooo


May this mark a day of celebrations for you and your family going forward.

God bless you!

I wil rate your PPR script 3/10 because we expected that you would give more details about your application, key sections of ur app including the ups ad downs. Please, you can get a revised score by adding some more flesh to this script.

Go and prosper!!!



mbhs139:
CoPR Letter, with Passport of Wife and 2 Children already lying in wait at the VFS, Lekki, since Wednesday, 20th Feb. 2019.

See no rush. Shall go and collect when I have the time.

Decision to Relocate: Sometimes in 2018
IELTS: Sept 2018. L7 R7.5 S8 (after a remark) W7.5, at the 4th attempt
ECA: WES. Registered Sometimes in Oct. 2017
Received ECA sometimes in Apr. 2018.
ITA: Sometimes in Sept, I think Sept. 11th or so
CRS: 445
AOR: 11th Nov. 2019
ADR: 27th of Jan., 2019
PPR: 29th of Jan., 2019
CoPR: Wednesday, 21st Feb. 2019
Family of 4 (2 children and parents)
VO: Accra.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by Topsmamen: 12:47pm On Feb 23, 2019
Honestly, it’s tough and yet, possible. Very possible. Quite a number of people have gotten jobs in Canada from Nigeria. In retrospect, i used to think it’s sheer luck for someone to be employed from Canada as employers would rather employ applicants who are already resident in Canada than employ foreigners, irrespective of your experience or expertise. Programs like the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) have somehow made it easier than it previously was, and are alternative areas to explore.

For the AIPP, there are lists of employers (in the Atlantic provinces such as New Brunswick and Noca Scotia) who opt in or are designated to take part in the program. The best course of action would be to look through each of them and apply (if you meet the requirements, of course). It’s possible bro, but not easy. I’ll say.
safex:

How feasible (and easy) is it to get a job while still in Nigeria?

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by raphrulz: 12:49pm On Feb 23, 2019
Sorry bro!!

Don't give up... keep doing the good work. Giving is better than receiving and people would ordinarily get jealous when they see this happen.

Worse still, those same people would never take initiatives to help people. some would even hoard valuable information.

I value your input on this group because i knew u took an initiative which has benefited many.

I had quite a similar experience when I used to lecture ACCA... people are always just lurking around to castigate and water down your efforts... but let those discouraging factors rather be your motivators.

Keep being you sir!

God bless!!


wasseynewest:
If a group, such as "The canada thread" is opened for people interested in Canada and we are going against a major pathway to d realization of such dream, then to me, that's bizarre.

More than 30 ielts takers has contacted me b'cos of my POST yesterday and they are in class already.

Only to find out it has been pulled down.......

I don't do my things for show offs but some1 has almost discouraged me from preaching my IELTS gospel. Which i considered my own little way of giving back to this beautiful community.

It's rather painful and sad.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by wasseynewest: 12:57pm On Feb 23, 2019
My Prof, I so much appreciate this boss. Thanks and i believe we can overtake the Indians and other few countries above us on the Immigration list.
IELTS must give way for our people by force grin
raphrulz:
Sorry bro!!

Don't give up... keep doing the good work. Giving is better than receiving and people would ordinarily get jealous when they see this happen.

Worse still, those same people would never take initiatives to help people. some would even hoard valuable information.

I value your input on this group because i knew u took an initiative which has benefited many.

I had quite a similar experience when I used to lecture ACCA... people are always just lurking around to castigate and water down your efforts... but let those discouraging factors rather be your motivators.

Keep being you sir!

God bless!!


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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by Topsmamen: 12:57pm On Feb 23, 2019
chicyclass:

What explains why Indians write lipsrsealed English on forums yet smash it, eludes me.

Beats me. My brain is still turnioniown over this. Still a phenomenon that can’t be explained. Unless of course, their examiners are indians too grin grin

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by stonecoldcafe: 12:57pm On Feb 23, 2019
wasseynewest:
If a group, such as "The canada thread" is opened for people interested in Canada and we are going against a major pathway to d realization of such dream, then to me, that's bizarre.

More than 30 ielts takers has contacted me b'cos of my POST yesterday and they are in class already.

Only to find out it has been pulled down.......

I don't do my things for show offs but some1 has almost discouraged me from preaching my IELTS gospel. Which i considered my own little way of giving back to this beautiful community.

It's rather painful and sad.
I sent you a message. I know someone struggling with ielts. Please respond. Thank you
Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by Pimi: 1:07pm On Feb 23, 2019
Hi pls I'm interested in the whatsapp group can u pls post a link for it
wasseynewest:
My Prof, I so much appreciate this boss. Thanks and i believe we can overtake the Indians and other few countries above us on the Immigration list.
IELTS must give way for our people by force grin
Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by AdetonaDami(m): 1:22pm On Feb 23, 2019
KaraDanvers:
Thinking of FSW.

The earning of 36m is net salary from Current job.

Still, I must say it all depends on the person. Perseverance, Endurance, Patience, Hope....are needed for this journey if you want to embark on it. Its hard or not feasible to continue a professional career that you started here in naija in canada. Its like you will have to start again {you will need Canadian certificate(s)}.

I read a story about a Doctor, infact practisiong here in Nigeria that migrated to Canada only to become a cleaner. This journey will humble you but I'm very sure it will worth it at the end.
So its a choice I must say and also your view of why you need to migrate, not just because everyone is migrating.
As for me ehn..............

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by yemblaze(f): 1:27pm On Feb 23, 2019
Am in that class and you are doing a really good job bro...only God can reward you for this great sacrifice. Pls dont be discouraged. It will surely end in praise for us all.
wasseynewest:
If a group, such as "The canada thread" is opened for people interested in Canada and we are going against a major pathway to d realization of such dream, then to me, that's bizarre.

More than 30 ielts takers has contacted me b'cos of my POST yesterday and they are in class already.

Only to find out it has been pulled down.......

I don't do my things for show offs but some1 has almost discouraged me from preaching my IELTS gospel. Which i considered my own little way of giving back to this beautiful community.

It's rather painful and sad.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by yemblaze(f): 1:30pm On Feb 23, 2019
Our examiners are Nigerians too...God pass them grin
Topsmamen:


Beats me. My brain is still turnioniown over this. Still a phenomenon that can’t be explained. Unless of course, their examiners are indians too grin grin
Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by KaraDanvers(f): 1:41pm On Feb 23, 2019
AdetonaDami:


Still, I must say it all depends on the person. Perseverance, Endurance, Patience, Hope....are needed for this journey if you want to embark on it. Its hard or not feasible to continue a professional career that you started here in naija in canada. Its like you will have to start again {you will need Canadian certificate(s)}.

I read a story about a Doctor, infact practisiong here in Nigeria that migrated to Canada only to become a cleaner. This journey will humble you but I'm very sure it will worth it at the end.
So its a choice I must say and also your view of why you need to migrate, not just because everyone is migrating.
As for me ehn..............


Lol as for you?
Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by iamosamede55: 1:49pm On Feb 23, 2019
Hello, good day , please i will appreciate if anyone can give me information about the implication of primary and secondary applicant in terms of coming to Canada. To explain further, do we have to come to Canada the same time or can a secondary applicant relocate first. I want my wife to be the primary applicant as she can get us more points due to age, However, I will like to relocate first. Please i will need pointers.
Thank you.
Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by AdetonaDami(m): 1:51pm On Feb 23, 2019
KaraDanvers:
Lol as for you?

lool...Better life for myself and my unborn especially!!

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by AdetonaDami(m): 1:51pm On Feb 23, 2019
KaraDanvers:
Lol as for you?

lool...Better life for myself and my unborn especially!!

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by mbhs139(m): 2:24pm On Feb 23, 2019
grin grin grin grin

I didn't know that this script is being marked sir/madam grin grin grin

I thought the examination is over after CoPR.

You no go kill me with laugh oooo


raphrulz:
Wow congrats oooo...

very fast timeline for Accra oooo


May this mark a day of celebrations for you and your family going forward.

God bless you!

I wil rate your PPR script 3/10 because we expected that you would give more details about your application, key sections of ur app including the ups ad downs. Please, you can get a revised score by adding some more flesh to this script.

Go and prosper!!!



Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by ladymarshall: 2:29pm On Feb 23, 2019
Hello, you are very comfortable economically so I will advice you to think through your decision to migrate very carefully.

If the PR (and perhaps eventual citizenship) is your primary motivation, then yes migrate,

If it is to secure a better future for your kids, think carefully, because you can as well send them over there to study and settle if you can afford it, while you keep your job in Naija.

If it is to continue your career in Canada from where it is in Nigeria, I do not think it will be wise to just abandon your high-income job and move permanently. Why not test the ground first? Go for business holidays in Canada (you can afford it), go for job fairs/professional/business conferences during your vacation, make Canadian "business" friends, impress them with your skills and personality, network with companies and international peers working in Canada offline and on linkedin and let them know your career plans. I have met rich Nigerian professionals who do this here in Germany before deciding whether to settle here or not. You might be fortunate that some of those you meet might give you a call and ask you to consider moving to work with them. Then you can assess the feasibility of getting a lead or managerial position as a new Canadian or resident and decide if it is worth it.

Some have been ok to do underpaid jobs (not survival jobs, but temporary/contract short term jobs) on arrival for a few years/months before getting the right job for them, if you can endure this, then maybe.

Read this link (it is a query about an engineering job, but look at the replies about salary expectations below on that page, the guy making the enquiry from Indian is almost on the same salary as you, 140 000 CAD)

https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/how-difficult-easy-is-it-for-a-pr-candidate-to-find-a-software-engineering-job.474279/

Also so you know what it involves in finding a job as a new comer, check this link

https://www./what-i-learned-finding-job-newcomer-canada-ronak-gandhi-mba-b-tech


Follow the "Living in Canada" thread here and connect with Nigerians who have relocated to understand how they have been able to secure jobs and settle in.

Do your intensive research first. If I had your salary, I would not even think of leaving Nigeria, I would only think of resettling my future children and securing a passport of a Western country, which you can do through other means, if you know what I mean.

For more experienced workers (in managerial positions), specialised professions requiring licenses without PNPs, the biggest challenge you will face will be the "License requirement" and "Canadian experience/Canadian Born" obstacle for many job positions. Of course this challenge rarely applies to fresh young graduates or early career professionals, because it is easier getting graduate entry positions and starting with Canadian experience from the scratch.

I wish you all the best in this journey, if you eventually decide on it.

KaraDanvers:
Thinking of FSW.

The earning of 36m is net salary from Current job.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by DrMrsCK: 2:36pm On Feb 23, 2019
iamosamede55:
Hello, good day , please i will appreciate if anyone can give me information about the implication of primary and secondary applicant in terms of coming to Canada. To explain further, do we have to come to Canada the same time or can a secondary applicant relocate first. I want my wife to be the primary applicant as she can get us more points due to age, However, I will like to relocate first. Please i will need pointers.
Thank you.


She can be the primary applicant. However, she can do a soft landing. That is, both of you land together. You stay back while she comes back.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by iaatmguy(m): 2:36pm On Feb 23, 2019
mbhs139:
grin grin grin grin

I didn't know that this script is being marked sir/madam grin grin grin

I thought the examination is over after CoPR.

You no go kill me with laugh oooo


lol
Its all done for others to benefit. Especially the ups and downs during your processing. This serves as a means of encouraging others who are stuck at one point or the other
Oya please help us add flesh to the story
Thanks

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by ladymarshall: 2:37pm On Feb 23, 2019
Sorry that screenshot was not clear enough in the previous response, sorry. Another one

Also I know Nigerians living abroad who fund their expensive lifestyle abroad through the millions they get from Nigeria, so just think through

KaraDanvers:
Thinking of FSW.

The earning of 36m is net salary from Current job.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by Kemzyebony(f): 2:48pm On Feb 23, 2019
It’s PPR / COPR ☺️����

Our 2 years Immigration story ( Long post Alert)

Ielts - Nov 11, 2017
Wes started - October 6, 2017
Wes completed - March 6, 2018
Entered pool - March 24
ITA - May 23, 2018
AOR - July 1st, 2018
Medicals Passed & IP1 - July 17,2018
Ordered 1st Gcms notes - September 8th, never came till November 23rd
Informed CIC of marriage- September 11th,2018
Sent a reminder - September 20th, 2018
ADR request - September 20th, 2018, some-hours after sending reminder
Submitted ADR - September 29th,2018
Sent reminder - October 5th,2018
Spouse UCI updated - October 11th, 2018
Sent mail to Ralph - October 23rd, 2018
IP2 - October 26th, that’s when I saw it
File transferred from Ottawa to Accra - October 26th, according to 2nd gcms notes
Interview request - Jan 14,2019
Interview date - Jan 28, 2019
PPR - Jan 29,2019
Passport Submission - Jan 30,2019
Application Approved on cic account - Feb 15,2019
COPR - pickup - Feb 19, 2019


Appreciation: (to all those on nairaland that helped in my journey one way or the other , from WES till PPR, God bless y’all)
@kontagious @fanyeofori @jergins @fusion23 @newmum0615 @mummyjaygirls @cochtrane @happytbaby @nusetron @threadstone @einsteino @teecan @deesmama @4barr @lordsebastian @mcstan @ronnie1209 @threemg @tojued


My story is a long one and I’m grateful to Almighty Allah for the progress so far and his blessings on me and my fam.

The Beginning - I first heard about express entry in 2017, my boss got it, my colleague was about to get it then. I did some research and then decided I think I want this, an amazing life for me and my kids. I told my baby ( my then bf , now hubby).. he wasn’t interested then o, said you can make it in naija, kinikan kinikan , hmmm . I tried to convince him then, I just said let me start first . Started my WES October 2017, wrote my ielts a month after( passed in one sitting).

WES - Then I mistakenly or just mumuly decided to use nipost for WES just to buy time , maybe baby would agree, that’s how my village people caught up to me o and strike started . The up and down ehn , sorting people , spending money, Wes finally came through.

Work experience/CRS score - Then the wait for 3 years experience nko as I just wanted to use one workplace to claim points. Finally it was complete, then another wait for crs to drop to 441... oh I forgot, Passport expired in between all of the above (after ielts though)

Passport matter - Then the debate to wait and do court with change of name or just renew like that, by this time baby was already feeling the Canadian waka small small , he had gotten his Internationàl passport, even did ielts, he passed,but his score wasn’t up to mine(maxing out the ielts score )...

Single Or As a Couple ? - Back to me doing this alone at first. So I said babe let’s do court na and apply as a couple, baby was like no o, everything is a process, I must propose, then do intro, then court can follow, I said babe hmm adding spouse in between is one kind o. But I can’t propose to my self abi or do court with myself, i sha continued.

ITA - Well, ITA showed up, I didn’t have issues with POF ( used First bank treasury bills, stanbic fixed deposit , stanbic money market investment funds), Alhamdulillah... I sha chilled till July, so I can add my love in between, so it won’t be too early .

AOR - Hence my AOR July 1st, then the race began, constant profile checking, oh lest I forget , before this I met amazing people in our May ITA group , TEECAN , my brother Threemg(love you bro ), my sissy deesmama(AOR mate) and now close friend, we’re plenty small in that group and I hope our prayers would all be answered soonest.

I forgot to mention, baby proposed before I even got ITA, then we did a huge introduction ceremony and a small court wedding ceremony , all this while , my file was at Ottawa . Now it was time to add my hubby. Sent a mail, i got ADR, too many requests o, but we did it sha and submitted... they added my baby beginning of October or so..then I got IP2 some days after, Alhamdulillah, was so happy I buzzed deesmama straight that she should check her profile , she didn’t get that day, but got the next day and ppr the Monday afterwards... amazing period

The Wait - Then the wait started, where’s ppr nah, everyone was getting ppr up and down , but the thing didn’t reach me... hmmm...called an agent , the guy was super rude , was just using me to catch cruise...
I called like 2 weeks after again then I heard the dreaded news, file was at Accra, I cried ehn, didn’t believe my ears, I told my bro straight @threemg, he said I should not worry, meanwhile I ordered gcms notes, as the first one refused to come (ended up getting here later)...when it finally came all was passed but a section called « other Reqs » showed not started, the type of check was non compliance check, mogbe.. I researched, checked canada visa forum, nothing, my worry was now in full force...

Accra VO gang - Then I joined the Accra VO gang, I’m glad now that Accra VO is performing, there are rumors that they have a processing window of January till March, you might see a lot of PPRs from Accra this period.... I pray they extend this their window so at least they can attend to all, please release my people Abeg... . I Met a couple of friends and caring people in the group,I thought I was going to be depressed in the group, but the support was reassuring....anyways by this time I didn’t check nairaland again before I enter depression things.. @threemg added me to the group, then we all started surviving together...

Interview things - Fast forward to January 14th, request for interview , both me and spouse had to attend, we also had to come with all evidence of our relationship from the onset and they gave us just 2 weeks to prepare.. Ahhhh gbese, called hubby straight , called my bro @threemg... and as you’ve already guessed, I cried ehn, tears couldn’t stop flowing, so many regrets, but I never regretted ever adding my baby, most of the regrets was all around maybe waiting till IP2 or after PPr or adding more documents or something sha..

I must say this, I’m quite pessimistic as well, that didn’t help me in this journey at all...please let’s be optimistic in this journey o, very important Abeg.

My story is long abi, hmm it hasn’t finished o, keep reading...


Interview Prep- The documents gathering started, you know this modern day love na soft copies of pictures dey our phone, we used over 20k to print 200pictures... I went to airtel office for phone records between hubby and I, those ones used me to catch cruise too, said they could only give me 3 months worth of records, as a naija girl, i also applied at another office, so I could maybe get 6 months altogether, they caught me sha o ( but I still found a way out)... I took screenshots of our iMessage chats, we exported whatsapp chat, we printed hotel receipts of all our escapades, we printed pictures of gifts we ever gave each other that we snapped, what didn’t we get...hmm


The Interview ( Summary)

We took days off, we booked our flights, flew a day before , got in late at night to Accra, then we decided to eat something ( spaghetti and sauce), you see we thought it was familiar, what could be wrong right?.. well here goes, I couldn’t sleep well, I vomited the next morning, hubby was purging... ahh gbese...the devil can’t win naw, after we have come this far...

Meanwhile our Accra Gang they throway prayer for us, our interview gang too, my May ITA group too, my siblings, my friends.... their prayers were answered o .....

Interview went amazingly well... lady was nice, hmm... let me rest, would continue later...


Cont’d


Back to the matter!!

So we got to the embassy, right on time, they collected all phone, all wristwatches, most things sha, but I still went in with my bag after they searched thoroughly, we dropped our documents with the receptionists and held on to some other supporting docs. We could hear an interview going well, the lady ended up passing and was asked to either come the next day or submit her passports from Lagos. Kai we were happy for her o and gingered ....

At this time, just hubby and I were at the waiting room, we waited and waited o, they didn’t call us, I even dozed off small, finally after about 1hr 30mins of waiting... I was called, she apologized for the delay, such an amazing lady, she was nice as well... then the questions came o ( another story), highlight was that the interview was almost like a spousal sponsorship interview, i told her the truth, adding interesting information in between, she was just laughing, me sef laugh join...one thing was for sure I made sure all I said was the truth about our relationship, because hubby was next and our answers at least had to match small.....

The Verdict - Hubby’s turn, she asked almost the same things, it went well o.... then she asked hubby to call me, and then she told us the good news , that we passed , you need to see the way we jumped, then she said in that moment when I told you guys, I could see the love, mehn we beamed even more. She then asked when we were traveling, we said tonight, she said they can only stamp our passports and issue COPR tomorrow or we wait till we get back to lagos, hubby said when we get to lagos ..... sigh

Hmm, we sha told her thank you and left... I was happy and sad ( left to me , we go reschedule flight and collect our thing sharply next day), but hubby kept saying he had to go back, I cried and cried , kept wondering why he didn’t see the importance the way I did... hmmm... didn’t talk to him o... finally I couldn’t stand to see him feeling so bad, sha told him how I felt and we settled...

Off to lagos back, Shebi all is well that ends well, next day ppr mail entered, I was so freaking happy, called hubby straight, told my Accra and Interview gang, I sharply carry passport say make I go submit. Got to hubby’s car o, na so stomach pain start again( at this time I knew village people were really trying , but I also knew Allah was stronger than them)... hubby rushed me to the emergency room in the hospital o, took drip, hubby stayed with me for a while... then I went back home as I was cleared...

Then I submitted the next day...


I know my story is very long, I even missed out some part , so that people won’t get bored and to conceal my identity lol. This journey was something else...all my friends had gotten , people I put through, I knew the process to a large extent , why my journey was longer, I don’t know but I know Allah knows best ...

I didn’t call out advices, but I’m sure if you read my story well, you would have picked one or two...oh and if you find out you have an interview with your spouse due to addition or something, don’t be scared , you can also reach out to me...

I sincerely thank all my friends, my family, my newly made friends from whatsapp support groups, nairaland forum and friends made here.... without the support, I may have given up.

Now I pray for good health as we must get to our second country InshaAllah...

It ended in praise . Alhamdulillah!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by KaraDanvers(f): 2:49pm On Feb 23, 2019
ladymarshall:
Sorry that screenshot was not clear enough in the previous response, sorry. Another one

Also I know Nigerians living abroad who fund their expensive lifestyle abroad through the millions they get from Nigeria, so just think through

Thank you so much! It's been a battle. I'll test the waters first. Your advice is gold. I really appreciate. smiley

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by ladymarshall: 2:58pm On Feb 23, 2019
Wow!!! Big congratulations!!! The wait was worth it. All the best in Canada

Kemzyebony:
It’s PPR / COPR ☺️����

Our 2 years Immigration story ( Long post Alert)

Ielts - Nov 11, 2017
Wes started - October 6, 2017
Wes completed - March 6, 2018
Entered pool - March 24
ITA - May 23, 2018
AOR - July 1st, 2018
Medicals Passed & IP1 - July 17,2018
Ordered 1st Gcms notes - September 8th, never came till November 23rd
Informed CIC of marriage- September 11th,2018
Sent a reminder - September 20th, 2018
ADR request - September 20th, 2018, some-hours after sending reminder
Submitted ADR - September 29th,2018
Sent reminder - October 5th,2018
Spouse UCI updated - October 11th, 2018
Sent mail to Ralph - October 23rd, 2018
IP2 - October 26th, that’s when I saw it
File transferred from Ottawa to Accra - October 26th, according to 2nd gcms notes
Interview request - Jan 14,2019
Interview date - Jan 28, 2019
PPR - Jan 29,2019
Passport Submission - Jan 30,2019
Application Approved on cic account - Feb 15,2019
COPR - pickup - Feb 19, 2019


Appreciation: (to all those on nairaland that helped in my journey one way or the other , from WES till PPR, God bless y’all)
@kontagious @fanyeofori @jergins @fusion23 @newmum0615 @mummyjaygirls @cochtrane @happytbaby @nusetron @threadstone @einsteino @teecan @deesmama @4barr @lordsebastian @mcstan @ronnie1209 @threemg @tojued


My story is a long one and I’m grateful to Almighty Allah for the progress so far and his blessings on me and my fam.

The Beginning - I first heard about express entry in 2017, my boss got it, my colleague was about to get it then. I did some research and then decided I think I want this, an amazing life for me and my kids. I told my baby ( my then bf , now hubby).. he wasn’t interested then o, said you can make it in naija, kinikan kinikan , hmmm . I tried to convince him then, I just said let me start first . Started my WES October 2017, wrote my ielts a month after( passed in one sitting).

WES - Then I mistakenly or just mumuly decided to use nipost for WES just to buy time , maybe baby would agree, that’s how my village people caught up to me o and strike started . The up and down ehn , sorting people , spending money, Wes finally came through.

Work experience/CRS score - Then the wait for 3 years experience nko as I just wanted to use one workplace to claim points. Finally it was complete, then another wait for crs to drop to 441... oh I forgot, Passport expired in between all of the above (after ielts though)

Passport matter - Then the debate to wait and do court with change of name or just renew like that, by this time baby was already feeling the Canadian waka small small , he had gotten his Internationàl passport, even did ielts, he passed,but his score wasn’t up to mine(maxing out the ielts score )...

Single Or As a Couple ? - Back to me doing this alone at first. So I said babe let’s do court na and apply as a couple, baby was like no o, everything is a process, I must propose, then do intro, then court can follow, I said babe hmm adding spouse in between is one kind o. But I can’t propose to my self abi or do court with myself, i sha continued.

ITA - Well, ITA showed up, I didn’t have issues with POF ( used First bank treasury bills, stanbic fixed deposit , stanbic money market investment funds), Alhamdulillah... I sha chilled till July, so I can add my love in between, so it won’t be too early .

AOR - Hence my AOR July 1st, then the race began, constant profile checking, oh lest I forget , before this I met amazing people in our May ITA group , TEECAN , my brother Threemg(love you bro ), my sissy deesmama(AOR mate) and now close friend, we’re plenty small in that group and I hope our prayers would all be answered soonest.

I forgot to mention, baby proposed before I even got ITA, then we did a huge introduction ceremony and a small court wedding ceremony , all this while , my file was at Ottawa . Now it was time to add my hubby. Sent a mail, i got ADR, too many requests o, but we did it sha and submitted... they added my baby beginning of October or so..then I got IP2 some days after, Alhamdulillah, was so happy I buzzed deesmama straight that she should check her profile , she didn’t get that day, but got the next day and ppr the Monday afterwards... amazing period

The Wait - Then the wait started, where’s ppr nah, everyone was getting ppr up and down , but the thing didn’t reach me... hmmm...called an agent , the guy was super rude , was just using me to catch cruise...
I called like 2 weeks after again then I heard the dreaded news, file was at Accra, I cried ehn, didn’t believe my ears, I told my bro straight @threemg, he said I should not worry, meanwhile I ordered gcms notes, as the first one refused to come (ended up getting here later)...when it finally came all was passed but a section called « other Reqs » showed not started, the type of check was non compliance check, mogbe.. I researched, checked canada visa forum, nothing, my worry was now in full force...

Accra VO gang - Then I joined the Accra VO gang, I’m glad now that Accra VO is performing, there are rumors that they have a processing window of January till March, you might see a lot of PPRs from Accra this period.... I pray they extend this their window so at least they can attend to all, please release my people Abeg... . I Met a couple of friends and caring people in the group,I thought I was going to be depressed in the group, but the support was reassuring....anyways by this time I didn’t check nairaland again before I enter depression things.. @threemg added me to the group, then we all started surviving together...

Interview things - Fast forward to January 14th, request for interview , both me and spouse had to attend, we also had to come with all evidence of our relationship from the onset and they gave us just 2 weeks to prepare.. Ahhhh gbese, called hubby straight , called my bro @threemg... and as you’ve already guessed, I cried ehn, tears couldn’t stop flowing, so many regrets, but I never regretted ever adding my baby, most of the regrets was all around maybe waiting till IP2 or after PPr or adding more documents or something sha..

I must say this, I’m quite pessimistic as well, that didn’t help me in this journey at all...please let’s be optimistic in this journey o, very important Abeg.

My story is long abi, hmm it hasn’t finished o, keep reading...


Interview Prep- The documents gathering started, you know this modern day love na soft copies of pictures dey our phone, we used over 20k to print 200pictures... I went to airtel office for phone records between hubby and I, those ones used me to catch cruise too, said they could only give me 3 months worth of records, as a naija girl, i also applied at another office, so I could maybe get 6 months altogether, they caught me sha o ( but I still found a way out)... I took screenshots of our iMessage chats, we exported whatsapp chat, we printed hotel receipts of all our escapades, we printed pictures of gifts we ever gave each other that we snapped, what didn’t we get...hmm


The Interview ( Summary)

We took days off, we booked our flights, flew a day before , got in late at night to Accra, then we decided to eat something ( spaghetti and sauce), you see we thought it was familiar, what could be wrong right?.. well here goes, I couldn’t sleep well, I vomited the next morning, hubby was purging... ahh gbese...the devil can’t win naw, after we have come this far...

Meanwhile our Accra Gang they throway prayer for us, our interview gang too, my May ITA group too, my siblings, my friends.... their prayers were answered o .....

Interview went amazingly well... lady was nice, hmm... let me rest, would continue later...


Cont’d


Back to the matter!!

So we got to the embassy, right on time, they collected all phone, all wristwatches, most things sha, but I still went in with my bag after they searched thoroughly, we dropped our documents with the receptionists and held on to some other supporting docs. We could hear an interview going well, the lady ended up passing and was asked to either come the next day or submit her passports from Lagos. Kai we were happy for her o and gingered ....

At this time, just hubby and I were at the waiting room, we waited and waited o, they didn’t call us, I even dozed off small, finally after about 1hr 30mins of waiting... I was called, she apologized for the delay, such an amazing lady, she was nice as well... then the questions came o ( another story), highlight was that the interview was almost like a spousal sponsorship interview, i told her the truth, adding interesting information in between, she was just laughing, me sef laugh join...one thing was for sure I made sure all I said was the truth about our relationship, because hubby was next and our answers at least had to match small.....

The Verdict - Hubby’s turn, she asked almost the same things, it went well o.... then she asked hubby to call me, and then she told us the good news , that we passed , you need to see the way we jumped, then she said in that moment when I told you guys, I could see the love, mehn we beamed even more. She then asked when we were traveling, we said tonight, she said they can only stamp our passports and issue COPR tomorrow or we wait till we get back to lagos, hubby said when we get to lagos ..... sigh

Hmm, we sha told her thank you and left... I was happy and sad ( left to me , we go reschedule flight and collect our thing sharply next day), but hubby kept saying he had to go back, I cried and cried , kept wondering why he didn’t see the importance the way I did... hmmm... didn’t talk to him o... finally I couldn’t stand to see him feeling so bad, sha told him how I felt and we settled...

Off to lagos back, Shebi all is well that ends well, next day ppr mail entered, I was so freaking happy, called hubby straight, told my Accra and Interview gang, I sharply carry passport say make I go submit. Got to hubby’s car o, na so stomach pain start again( at this time I knew village people were really trying , but I also knew Allah was stronger than them)... hubby rushed me to the emergency room in the hospital o, took drip, hubby stayed with me for a while... then I went back home as I was cleared...

Then I submitted the next day...


I know my story is very long, I even missed out some part , so that people won’t get bored and to conceal my identity lol. This journey was something else...all my friends had gotten , people I put through, I knew the process to a large extent , why my journey was longer, I don’t know but I know Allah knows best ...

I didn’t call out advices, but I’m sure if you read my story well, you would have picked one or two...oh and if you find out you have an interview with your spouse due to addition or something, don’t be scared , you can also reach out to me...

I sincerely thank all my friends, my family, my newly made friends from whatsapp support groups, nairaland forum and friends made here.... without the support, I may have given up.

Now I pray for good health as we must get to our second country InshaAllah...

It ended in praise . Alhamdulillah!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by wasseynewest: 3:27pm On Feb 23, 2019
Boss, the thing no dey surprise you reach me at all. As in? grin
Topsmamen:


Beats me. My brain is still turnioniown over this. Still a phenomenon that can’t be explained. Unless of course, their examiners are indians too grin grin
Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by Topsmamen: 3:27pm On Feb 23, 2019
Congrats @kemzyebony. You have done well and it has ended in praise.
Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by wasseynewest: 3:28pm On Feb 23, 2019
Already did bro
stonecoldcafe:

I sent you a message. I know someone struggling with ielts. Please respond. Thank you

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by babs4090(m): 3:30pm On Feb 23, 2019
Kemzyebony:
It’s PPR / COPR ☺️����

Our 2 years Immigration story ( Long post Alert)

Ielts - Nov 11, 2017
Wes started - October 6, 2017
Wes completed - March 6, 2018
Entered pool - March 24
ITA - May 23, 2018
AOR - July 1st, 2018
Medicals Passed & IP1 - July 17,2018
Ordered 1st Gcms notes - September 8th, never came till November 23rd
Informed CIC of marriage- September 11th,2018
Sent a reminder - September 20th, 2018
ADR request - September 20th, 2018, some-hours after sending reminder
Submitted ADR - September 29th,2018
Sent reminder - October 5th,2018
Spouse UCI updated - October 11th, 2018
Sent mail to Ralph - October 23rd, 2018
IP2 - October 26th, that’s when I saw it
File transferred from Ottawa to Accra - October 26th, according to 2nd gcms notes
Interview request - Jan 14,2019
Interview date - Jan 28, 2019
PPR - Jan 29,2019
Passport Submission - Jan 30,2019
Application Approved on cic account - Feb 15,2019
COPR - pickup - Feb 19, 2019

Wawu! Very intriguing PPR story, I'm happy for you sis. Go forth and prosper in your new country.

This na 10/10 for sure grin. It shall surely end well for the rest of us!

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by safex(m): 3:38pm On Feb 23, 2019
Topsmamen:
Honestly, it’s tough and yet, possible. Very possible. Quite a number of people have gotten jobs in Canada from Nigeria. In retrospect, i used to think it’s sheer luck for someone to be employed from Canada as employers would rather employ applicants who are already resident in Canada than employ foreigners, irrespective of your experience or expertise. Programs like the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) have somehow made it easier than it previously was, and are alternative areas to explore.

For the AIPP, there are lists of employers (in the Atlantic provinces such as New Brunswick and Noca Scotia) who opt in or are designated to take part in the program. The best course of action would be to look through each of them and apply (if you meet the requirements, of course). It’s possible bro, but not easy. I’ll say.
Many thanks for the concise information.
Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by Threemg: 3:38pm On Feb 23, 2019
Kemzyebony:
It’s PPR / COPR ☺️����

ITA - May 23, 2018
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PPR - Jan 29,2019
Passport Submission - Jan 30,2019
Application Approved on cic account - Feb 15,2019
COPR - pickup - Feb 19, 2019
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It ended in praise . Alhamdulillah!!!!!!!!!!!

We're not blessed until we become a blessing to others. You remain an amazing sister to me and trust me It can only be GOD. Congratulations sister and help me tell baby THANK YOU sir. MayITA gang are happy ATM because it's our PPR.

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by nomad26: 3:41pm On Feb 23, 2019
Hmmm you really went through a lot but thank God your village people did not win. Congratulations!
Wishing you extra smooth journey and excellent health as you head to Canada smiley
Kemzyebony:
It’s PPR / COPR ☺️����

Now I pray for good health as we must get to our second country InshaAllah...

It ended in praise . Alhamdulillah!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by yemblaze(f): 3:42pm On Feb 23, 2019
Big congratulations sis!!! Being optimistic...dt part got me. Am highly encouraged.
Kemzyebony:
It’s PPR / COPR ☺️����

Our 2 years Immigration story ( Long post Alert)

Ielts - Nov 11, 2017
Wes started - October 6, 2017
Wes completed - March 6, 2018
Entered pool - March 24
ITA - May 23, 2018
AOR - July 1st, 2018
Medicals Passed & IP1 - July 17,2018
Ordered 1st Gcms notes - September 8th, never came till November 23rd
Informed CIC of marriage- September 11th,2018
Sent a reminder - September 20th, 2018
ADR request - September 20th, 2018, some-hours after sending reminder
Submitted ADR - September 29th,2018
Sent reminder - October 5th,2018
Spouse UCI updated - October 11th, 2018
Sent mail to Ralph - October 23rd, 2018
IP2 - October 26th, that’s when I saw it
File transferred from Ottawa to Accra - October 26th, according to 2nd gcms notes
Interview request - Jan 14,2019
Interview date - Jan 28, 2019
PPR - Jan 29,2019
Passport Submission - Jan 30,2019
Application Approved on cic account - Feb 15,2019
COPR - pickup - Feb 19, 2019


I sincerely thank all my friends, my family, my newly made friends from whatsapp support groups, nairaland forum and friends made here.... without the support, I may have given up.

Now I pray for good health as we must get to our second country InshaAllah...

It ended in praise . Alhamdulillah!!!!!!!!!!!


Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by ebixxx: 3:42pm On Feb 23, 2019
Hello TheRayem!
I also wrote on the 9th of February and am considering requesting for remarking. I scored: L 8.5/ S 7.5/ R 8/ W 7, but my CRS is still 439 (need 7.5 in writing to move up to 442 and continue prayers and waiting).
Can I still get my IELTS TRF number on Monday and use to enter the pool in the meantime, while awaiting the outcome of remarking? OR is there a rule against that?
If miraculously the CRS cut-off score for ITA drops to 439 and my IELTS remarking score changes, will that be taken as misrepresentation?
Please Gurus advice...
Thanks!

TheRayem:


I got a 6.5 in writing but I accept your congratulations in faith. Will go apply for remarking for writing on Monday.

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