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Canada Survival Tips For International Students by Postgraduatengr: 1:28am On May 10, 2019
Canada is a top destination for Postgraduate studies by Nigerians, Indians, Chinese and many others. I wrote a blog post previously, about why you should choose Canada for postgraduate study.

Getting admitted and obtaining a temporary resident visa (TRV) is the biggest hassle initially. Upon arrival at Canada, you're welcomed into a new world entirely.

For Nigerians and Africans, the 'strangeness' can be a big worry. Canada is extremely cold and a highly developed country. Depending on the province, there would be peculiar challenges that needs information or a help to resolve. Hence this post.

HOW DO I SURVIVE AS A FRESH INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IN CANADA?

This tips would definitely help. The list is not exhaustive, so you can add yours at the end.



1. Get Accommodation: Every international student in Canada needs a place to put up. Accommodation for Students can be classified into two: on-campus and off- campus.

On-campus accommodation is usually the hostels, provided by your University. You can choose to have a single room or to have roommates. On-campus accommodation is limited, it is also expensive but has facilities needed for good life. The major disadvantage is that during semester breaks or holidays, students vacate the hostel. Such student would need an accommodation before the school resumes again.

Off-campus accommodation is basically renting an apartment around the university. Student can choose their taste and pair up to reduce cost. Cost vary across the Canadian provinces. Rent is paid monthly. You can check Canada homestay network or Canada student accommodation for contact or cost information about off-campus accommodation in your province.

2. Find your way around campus or the city: As a new student, finding your day way around campus and your city would be a challenge. This also includes knowing bus routes and bustops so you wouldn't be carried away, far from destination.

A solution to this is to make use of Google maps. Take notes of the names of buildings and streets. Also, keep major landmark in memory so you can always describe your present location. When in doubt, politely ask someone close by.

3. Open a Bank Account: One of the things to be done within a week of arrival is the opening of bank account. This is a straight forward process but has a handful of documentation.

Prepare your personal ID to begin. This can be your international passport, TRV, Acceptance/Admission letter. Some banks will also accept your school-issued student card as valid ID, especially if the bank is within the university vicinity. Take any two ID to the closest bank of choice.

There are five major banks across Canada, they are Bank of Montreal BMO, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce CIBC, Royal Bank of Canada RBC, Scotia Bank, Toronto Dominion TD. The choice of bank should be based on the service they put on offer. Ask questions about charges, minimum deposit etc. It is better to open a checking/current account. Get your debit card for withdrawal on ATM and purchases on POS or web

4. Get Basic Documents: Student ID, Bus pass, health insurance.

5. Integrate with fellow students
http://postgraduatenigeria.com.ng/2019/05/top-ten-survival-tips-for-international-students-in-canada/

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Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by Rhymeyjohn: 7:16am On May 10, 2019
Lalasticlala this is useful

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Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by saintruky(m): 11:42am On May 10, 2019
How useful
Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by princealexndre(m): 11:42am On May 10, 2019
One day

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Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by davidflipcy5856(m): 11:44am On May 10, 2019
Canada here I come with highrate of rejection for F-1 VISAS in US embassy

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Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by illiteratepmb: 11:44am On May 10, 2019
Useless thread. I don't see any special thing you mentioned.

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Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by bidexolumanish(m): 11:45am On May 10, 2019
nice one
Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by UyaiIncomparabl(f): 11:47am On May 10, 2019
Canada 2020. kiss

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Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by Yankiss(m): 11:48am On May 10, 2019
Hmmm. E get as e be. No clue as to how to get work and sponsorship? Are we opening a bank account with empty pocket? grin grin

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Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by iyke926(m): 11:49am On May 10, 2019
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Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by Phygo(m): 11:52am On May 10, 2019
Canada
Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by anambraamaka: 12:00pm On May 10, 2019
Nice
Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by olapluto(m): 12:17pm On May 10, 2019
Anyone in Quebec city?

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Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by Drestar19: 12:29pm On May 10, 2019
You don't need money to open an account in canada...


Yankiss:
Hmmm. E get as e be. No clue as to how to get work and sponsorship? Are we opening a bank account with empty pocket? grin grin
Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by wman(m): 12:36pm On May 10, 2019
This information is inconclusive and inexhaustive.
Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by culcat(m): 12:50pm On May 10, 2019
I got a job offer from Calgary and greater toronto area, please which of these places are good to hustle ?
Help a broda
Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by seXytOhbAd(m): 1:16pm On May 10, 2019
Interested
Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by seXytOhbAd(m): 1:16pm On May 10, 2019
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Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by bayocanny: 2:01pm On May 10, 2019
UyaiIncomparabl:
Canada 2020. kiss
same here, let's rub minds

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Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by saviola1: 2:15pm On May 10, 2019
bayocanny:
same here, let's rub minds


same here bro
Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by preciousnobel(m): 2:24pm On May 10, 2019
Drestar19:
You don't need money to open an account in canada...


Can one open one while in Naija?
Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by Lucas4903: 2:27pm On May 10, 2019
I am wondering the "Strangeness" that comes with Canada.� It's a nice place no doubt and there's nothing like hustling in Canada, u have to have Ur papers to work as every employer will request for Ur work permit but no one is interested in Ur status aslong as u have a valid work permit.
No doubt there are jobs everywhere at least to get a decent living and support Ur folks back home. On the average the lowest paying job should give u $425CAD/week. And I know my Naija peeps can save money. Wishing u all a nice weekend..... With love from Longueuil.

I no dey proud oooo but plz don't send me DMs about Canada I don't know much. Na providence bring me here.
God bless our hustle.

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Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by pinkygurl(f): 2:43pm On May 10, 2019
Postgraduatengr:


Canada is a top destination for Postgraduate studies by Nigerians, Indians, Chinese and many others. I wrote a blog post previously, about why you should choose Canada for postgraduate study.

Getting admitted and obtaining a temporary resident visa (TRV) is the biggest hassle initially. Upon arrival at Canada, you're welcomed into a new world entirely.

For Nigerians and Africans, the 'strangeness' can be a big worry. Canada is extremely cold and a highly developed country. Depending on the province, there would be peculiar challenges that needs information or a help to resolve. Hence this post.

HOW DO I SURVIVE AS A FRESH INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IN CANADA?

This tips would definitely help. The list is not exhaustive, so you can add yours at the end.



1. Get Accommodation: Every international student in Canada needs a place to put up. Accommodation for Students can be classified into two: on-campus and off- campus.

On-campus accommodation is usually the hostels, provided by your University. You can choose to have a single room or to have roommates. On-campus accommodation is limited, it is also expensive but has facilities needed for good life. The major disadvantage is that during semester breaks or holidays, students vacate the hostel. Such student would need an accommodation before the school resumes again.

Off-campus accommodation is basically renting an apartment around the university. Student can choose their taste and pair up to reduce cost. Cost vary across the Canadian provinces. Rent is paid monthly. You can check Canada homestay network or Canada student accommodation for contact or cost information about off-campus accommodation in your province.

2. Find your way around campus or the city: As a new student, finding your day way around campus and your city would be a challenge. This also includes knowing bus routes and bustops so you wouldn't be carried away, far from destination.

A solution to this is to make use of Google maps. Take notes of the names of buildings and streets. Also, keep major landmark in memory so you can always describe your present location. When in doubt, politely ask someone close by.

3. Open a Bank Account: One of the things to be done within a week of arrival is the opening of bank account. This is a straight forward process but has a handful of documentation.

Prepare your personal ID to begin. This can be your international passport, TRV, Acceptance/Admission letter. Some banks will also accept your school-issued student card as valid ID, especially if the bank is within the university vicinity. Take any two ID to the closest bank of choice.

There are five major banks across Canada, they are Bank of Montreal BMO, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce CIBC, Royal Bank of Canada RBC, Scotia Bank, Toronto Dominion TD. The choice of bank should be based on the service they put on offer. Ask questions about charges, minimum deposit etc. It is better to open a checking/current account. Get your debit card for withdrawal on ATM and purchases on POS or web

4. Get Basic Documents: Student ID, Bus pass, health insurance.

5. Integrate with fellow students
http://postgraduatenigeria.com.ng/2019/05/top-ten-survival-tips-for-international-students-in-canada/
grin
Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by AnthonyAk(m): 2:48pm On May 10, 2019
culcat:
I got a job offer from Calgary and greater toronto area, please which of these places are good to hustle ?
Help a broda

What type of job
Re: Canada Survival Tips For International Students by OKorowanta: 3:06pm On May 10, 2019
nice one

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