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Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by Hanna007: 10:05am On Jun 30, 2023
This forum aims to provide valuable support to incoming students, who are coming to Canada with or without family, by equipping them with essential information before and after their arrival.

The inclusion of diverse experiences from fellow students across various provinces will greatly enhance the assistance provided to incoming students.
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by biggal: 11:27am On Jun 30, 2023
I'm interested in this thread as it's just starting. Please all that's needed from scratch applying for admission to school to the last. Please post for us
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by sageb: 5:07pm On Jun 30, 2023
Good thread
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by Legitmenaija: 6:07pm On Jun 30, 2023
biggal:
I'm interested in this thread as it's just starting. Please all that's needed from scratch applying for admission to school to the last. Please post for us
Check this thread

https://www.nairaland.com/7255452/canadian-student-visa-thread-part
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by Nobody: 8:09pm On Jun 30, 2023
Hanna007:
This forum aims to provide valuable support to incoming students, who are coming to Canada with or without family, by equipping them with essential information before and after their arrival.

The inclusion of diverse experiences from fellow students across various provinces will greatly enhance the assistance provided to incoming students.

Are u in Canada? I’m trying to extend my sp. I applied with the new portal but can I use the old portal to apply for extension?
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by Hanna007: 3:37pm On Aug 28, 2023
Greetings to everyone! I'm delighted to offer my assistance to all. Allow me to share my journey:

I submitted my application to Humber College in December 2022 and received admission in January 2023. By March, I had settled the first-term tuition fee. In April, along with my family (spouse with an Open Work Permit and two children with study permits), I applied for my study visa. I managed this entire process independently, without the involvement of an agent. This serves as a testament that you too can navigate it on your own, saving both money and unnecessary stress.

We completed the upfront medical examinations, which were approved on April 21. Biometrics were requested on April 13 for myself and April 14 for my spouse. By April 22, we received a Biometric Verification Letter (BVL). On April 24, our visa document numbers were updated in the tracker, indicating the approval of our application. However, the OPR (Passport Request) was not received until June 15 In order to expedite the process, I initiated a series of scheduled emails to Nairobi, and finally secured our OPR on June 20. We promptly submitted our passports via courier and received them a week later.

Our travel was booked for August 19 via British Airways with a layover at London Heathrow Airport for 8 hours, ultimately arriving at YYZ on Sunday, August 20, at 3 pm.

Passing through the Port of Entry was straightforward. The immigration officers requested our marriage certificate, the children's letters of introduction, my letter of admission, proof of tuition payment, and the enrollment letter. Once verified, we obtained our permits and proceeded to our Airbnb accommodation.

Currently, we are actively searching for an apartment, and I will keep you all updated on our progress.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or inquiries.

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Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by Xscape1993(m): 5:37pm On Aug 28, 2023
God bless you sir
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by Hanna007: 9:02pm On Oct 22, 2023
Update on our housing:

We got an agent “Jay” who helped us get a 2 bedroom condo apartment in downtown Toronto, a 15-minute walk to my school. We got the apartment on September 12th, and made 4 months' payments (1st month and last 3 months. 🤷🏻‍♀️) we moved on the 14th and our rent is due every 15th of each month (what we signed for)

The rent includes all utilities (water, heat, internet, electricity, and hydro) except for insurance. ($3k)

It’s a good location close to everything!!!

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Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by G8tfulSol: 12:12am On Oct 23, 2023
Hello house.
I got my study permit recently. Please who has travel from Cotonou to Canada before. I intend to follow that route. Moving from Lagos to Cotonou then Canada. Please share experiences with me.
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by Firefyta: 1:31pm On Oct 23, 2023
G8tfulSol:
Hello house.
I got my study permit recently. Please who has travel from Cotonou to Canada before. I intend to follow that route. Moving from Lagos to Cotonou then Canada. Please share experiences with me.
from what I learnt from other posters you'll need your passport stamped by the Benin republic immigration to show that you entered the country legally then you can proceed to fly(I have it in mind that you have you ticket(s) handy already)
Safe Journey
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by jgbemson1: 8:56pm On Oct 23, 2023
Nice forum ..we need more update
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by Hideaki: 10:47am On Oct 24, 2023
Anything than Vancouver and Toronto avoid it for your mental sanity .
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by B13578: 10:50am On Nov 23, 2023
hello, please did humber college require you to write ielts?
Hanna007:
Greetings to everyone! I'm delighted to offer my assistance to all. Allow me to share my journey:

I submitted my application to Humber College in December 2022 and received admission in January 2023. By March, I had settled the first-term tuition fee. In April, along with my family (spouse with an Open Work Permit and two children with study permits), I applied for my study visa. I managed this entire process independently, without the involvement of an agent. This serves as a testament that you too can navigate it on your own, saving both money and unnecessary stress.

We completed the upfront medical examinations, which were approved on April 21. Biometrics were requested on April 13 for myself and April 14 for my spouse. By April 22, we received a Biometric Verification Letter (BVL). On April 24, our visa document numbers were updated in the tracker, indicating the approval of our application. However, the OPR (Passport Request) was not received until June 15 In order to expedite the process, I initiated a series of scheduled emails to Nairobi, and finally secured our OPR on June 20. We promptly submitted our passports via courier and received them a week later.

Our travel was booked for August 19 via British Airways with a layover at London Heathrow Airport for 8 hours, ultimately arriving at YYZ on Sunday, August 20, at 3 pm.

Passing through the Port of Entry was straightforward. The immigration officers requested our marriage certificate, the children's letters of introduction, my letter of admission, proof of tuition payment, and the enrollment letter. Once verified, we obtained our permits and proceeded to our Airbnb accommodation.

Currently, we are actively searching for an apartment, and I will keep you all updated on our progress.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or inquiries.
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by akube34: 12:11pm On Nov 23, 2023
Hideaki:
Anything than Vancouver and Toronto avoid it for your mental sanity .
why? Those cities are expensive. I have been living in mAnitoba and I dy alright
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by Princezibk: 12:22am On Jan 12
Hanna007:
Greetings to everyone! I'm delighted to offer my assistance to all. Allow me to share my journey:

I submitted my application to Humber College in December 2022 and received admission in January 2023. By March, I had settled the first-term tuition fee. In April, along with my family (spouse with an Open Work Permit and two children with study permits), I applied for my study visa. I managed this entire process independently, without the involvement of an agent. This serves as a testament that you too can navigate it on your own, saving both money and unnecessary stress.

We completed the upfront medical examinations, which were approved on April 21. Biometrics were requested on April 13 for myself and April 14 for my spouse. By April 22, we received a Biometric Verification Letter (BVL). On April 24, our visa document numbers were updated in the tracker, indicating the approval of our application. However, the OPR (Passport Request) was not received until June 15 In order to expedite the process, I initiated a series of scheduled emails to Nairobi, and finally secured our OPR on June 20. We promptly submitted our passports via courier and received them a week later.

Our travel was booked for August 19 via British Airways with a layover at London Heathrow Airport for 8 hours, ultimately arriving at YYZ on Sunday, August 20, at 3 pm.

Passing through the Port of Entry was straightforward. The immigration officers requested our marriage certificate, the children's letters of introduction, my letter of admission, proof of tuition payment, and the enrollment letter. Once verified, we obtained our permits and proceeded to our Airbnb accommodation.

Currently, we are actively searching for an apartment, and I will keep you all updated on our progress.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or inquiries.
Please can you tell me how you prepared the travel documents yourself… Let me try too and a very big congratulations 🎊
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by Hanna007: 12:02am On Apr 11
B13578:
hello, please did humber college require you to write ielts?

No, I wasn't asked for IELTS, just my school certificate, and transcript, and I used WAEC results in place of IELTS. Although I’m not sure about now.
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by Hanna007: 12:15am On Apr 11
Princezibk:
Please can you tell me how yYou prepared the travel documents yourself… Let me try too and a very big congratulations 🎊

Thank you and I'm sorry for the late reply. Anything I claimed to have I provided evidence like business documents, bank statements, car papers, land receipt /building pictures, family pictures, kids' school reports, my school documents, employment letters with pay slips (both spouses), and PCC.
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by Hanna007: 12:29am On Apr 11
I'm finally rounding up with school this April and I can't wait for it to be done!!! My course is a year but it's accelerated to 8 months.

Also, I'm not going to do another course to earn three years of PGWP 🤧 I'm going to get my PR before the 1 year PGWP I will receive runs out 😎.
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by Princezibk: 11:42pm On Apr 11
Hanna007:


Thank you and I'm sorry for the late reply. Anything I claimed to have I provided evidence like business documents, bank statements, car papers, land receipt /building pictures, family pictures, kids' school reports, my school documents, employment letters with pay slips (both spouses), and PCC.
Aww thanks a whole lot … I appreciate your reply 🙏

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Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by freshStarz: 11:23am On May 11
Hanna007:


No, I wasn't asked for IELTS, just my school certificate, and transcript, and I used WAEC results in place of IELTS. Although I’m not sure about now.

Can I be able to submit more documents after I pay application fees and submit for Humber college

Want to pay the application fees and submit the remaining documents gradually because I don't have them yet and I don't want to see that the program I'm going for is closed
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by Hanna007: 4:23am On Jun 10
freshStarz:


Can I be able to submit more documents after I pay application fees and submit for Humber college

Want to pay the application fees and submit the remaining documents gradually because I don't have them yet and I don't want to see that the program I'm going for is closed


Yes you can submit more documents after paying app fee, just login to your portal and upload documents, just make sure you submit your certificate, transcript, and English language result. All very important
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by freshStarz: 11:54am On Jun 11
Hanna007:



Yes you can submit more documents after paying app fee, just login to your portal and upload documents, just make sure you submit your certificate, transcript, and English language result. All very important

Now I've applied to another school, I got a reply ....
It's well
Re: Life As A Canadian Student With/out Family by oyetunjibaba: 1:49pm On Jun 11
Hanna007:
This forum aims to provide valuable support to incoming students, who are coming to Canada with or without family, by equipping them with essential information before and after their arrival.

The inclusion of diverse experiences from fellow students across various provinces will greatly enhance the assistance provided to incoming students.

Good afternoon ma, i recently graduate from nursing school and have my first degree in Human anatomy.
Please what route should i follow?
I haven't done IELTS

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