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|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 10:59pm On Mar 10, 2020|
The birth certificates with same father is good. If you want you could write a letter of explanation stating what you just said in addition
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by canadaman18: 4:35pm On Mar 10, 2020|
How are you going about getting this 1 year work permit? Hope its not some agent
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by canadaman18: 4:43am On Mar 09, 2020|
IRCC designed Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) for this kind of situation . Google it and you’ll see all the requirements, the main one is the Acknowledgment of Receipt (AOR) of your e-APR(electronic Application for PR)
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|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 8:35pm On Mar 04, 2020|
Sad to say but now I dont see it coming below high 460s.
The influx of high scoring candidates is insane. And when the FST draw happens scores are gonna spike even more.
|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 11:10pm On Jan 29, 2020|
As others have said , there is no way round this that wont result in refusal and possibly a ban.
Is your brother planning on moving back anytime soon? Maybe during the summer break where he'll be actually residing in Canada?
Don't submit what you posted because it wont be accepted
|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 8:33pm On Jan 29, 2020|
This could end up in misrepresentation and a ban. They have ways of checking if he is really resident in canada and if they find out he's not and you claimed he is...
Quoting from their site , acceptable proof of residency : "... a residential lease, mortgage documents, utility bills, etc.). "
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by canadaman18: 3:02am On Jan 27, 2020|
First and foremost set aside your emergency fund(this should be enough for 3-6months if you had no other source of income).. around 10K is good for this. Put this in a High Interest Savings Account
Check how much contribution you have in your TFSA and RRSP via CRA website , fill that up and then purchase index funds that appeal to you OR if you don’t want to stress yourself at all get a Roboadvisor that will invest for you . Any interest through this means is tax free or tax deferred
Do the same with whatever is left except this time you’re not tax sheltered..
Once the money grows a bit start looking into real estate, buy somewhere you can renovate and start renting out
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|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 5:48pm On Jan 23, 2020|
Are you sure of the bolded? As far as I know all PR, Certain Work Permit holders and Citizens in Canada have all medically necessary services covered. So long as you have a health card.
|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 4:29pm On Jan 23, 2020|
I dont know about all of that . It really depends where in canada you live. I live in a place where I can easily access Subway, Train , Bus or Streetcar .. I dont see how the transportation could be any better than that.
Although I dont know too much about UK Health Care but I imagine its similar to canada where it is "free" a.k.a paid for by your tax. Proximity to Nigeria might be a factor if you want to frequent Nigeria which isnt the case for a lot of people. I have plenty of relatives in the UK who have visited nigeria only once or twice in the last 10 years.
|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 5:37pm On Jan 22, 2020|
My only problem with this analysis is the assumption that profiles entering will slow down to 1000-1200 a week. There is no reason to think that , considering the influx of international students and EE awareness.
Like I said in an earlier post I believe scores will drop at a rate of 1-3 points per draw up until the FST draw sometimes late april or may. By that calculation , the scores will be low 460s(461-464) by the last draw preceeding the 4 week gap due to FST.
One thing however I see reducing the pressure on EE and the pool inflow is other countries such as the UK becoming more [i]immigrant friendly. [/i]They are re-introducing the Post Study Work VIsa for 2 years and it appears they will be launching a Points Based Immigration System like Canada and Australia by year end.
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|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 1:07am On Jan 17, 2020|
A letter saying you will be employed on a permanent basis after PR should suffice
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|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 5:07pm On Jan 09, 2020|
This is always a tricky topic. Technically being PR gives you right to live anywhere in canada BUT with PNP you are obligated to make reasonable efforts to live in the province. From what I've read seems like a year or two is the safe minimum otherwise one might have problems when applying for citizenship and even risk losing PR status
|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 5:18pm On Jan 08, 2020|
Congrats to those who got ITA.
Some analysis for those who are yet to get ITA :
- The draw size today was only 3400. Ive crunched some numbers and in order for IRCC to meet their target for 2020 , they need to issue an average of 3600 every two weeks.. From previous patterns they will likely maintain 3400 for some draws , 3900 for some draws and then 3600 draws , the average of this will be ~3600.. Once they increase the draw size there will be sharper drops in the CRS required.
- The CRS is gonna have another sharp spike in Late April / May due to the FST draw which means a 4 week gap for FSW / CEC candidates. But until then we can expect CRS to drop between 1-3 points per draw. Which means if there are no back to back draws then the CRS score before the FST draw in late April / May will be around 461.
- There is a good chance of back to back draw in January judging from last years trend . This will likely be Jan 22 and 29th and if this happens scores on Jan 29th will be around 466 - 468.
Disclaimer : I dont work for IRCC , this is just my guesstimation from studying previous draws and some math. However , I dont think my predictions will be too far off so plan accordingly
|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 10:49pm On Dec 26, 2019|
I’ll advice to be a bit patient . There’s a strong possibility of back to back draw at the end of january , if it doesn’t happen and or scores are 473+ then you can explore ways of increasing scores
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by canadaman18: 5:35am On Dec 06, 2019|
bro dkm! I’m a big guy so that doesn’t help matters but still there’s no way i could spend less .. and these prices are me shopping at walmart buying Great Value products whenever possible
3 good meals a day , I really don’t see how you could spend less than that in GTA / Ottawa / MTL.. Can’t speak for other places
Also relationship between household size and food cost aint proportional .
family of 1 spending 300 on food doesn’t mean family of 2 spends 600 and family of 3 spends 900
|Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 16 by canadaman18: 5:38pm On Dec 05, 2019|
Bolded isnt a guarantee. Although 1year PGWP + 3months waiting period is a fair bit of time , its still kind of tight .. But keep in mind one needs to have gotten AOR to apply for BOWP.. Otherwise you have to go back to nigeria to apply for PR.
|Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 16 by canadaman18: 7:09am On Dec 05, 2019|
This has to be done in a continuous manner right ?
And would 8month + 6month get them 3years? Isn’t that just 2years+ programs?
Nice and selfless work you’re doing here bro
|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 7:04am On Dec 05, 2019|
LOL this is funny as hell
|Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 16 by canadaman18: 6:13am On Dec 05, 2019|
An 8month PGWP is typically not a lot of time if considering PR subsequently .
The way things are looking with EE, one needs 460+ to be invited.
Make sure you simulate your score but with no canadian work experience (because you need minimum 1 year to count anything and 8months work permit is really really tight, you essentially have to start working the day after your results are published but even then you’ll probably still be a couple weeks off the one year mark when your work permit expires)
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by canadaman18: 5:59pm On Dec 04, 2019|
Some of these estimates are quite conservative lol.
I live in the GTA and the minimum spend on food if im cooking every meal and not going hungry skipping meals to save money is $300 a month(and even that is tight)
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by canadaman18: 7:46pm On Nov 22, 2019|
By praying the nigerian way , you mean “somersault and die” ?
At the end of the day the simple truth is you can’t have the best of both worlds .. Sending your kids to nigeria in teenage years would completely affect how they reintegrate back into Canadian culture .
At the end of the day Nigerian parents need to learn to take decisions with their kids interests and not theirs
Even if I end up living in nigeria and having kids there I cannot raise my kids the way so many nigerians do i.e with fear and intimidation. All that does is breed fantastic liars who tell you what you wanna hear to your face
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by canadaman18: 6:14am On Nov 22, 2019|
Bless you for this . People like to talk as if nigerian teens / youth are saints. Just look at the high rate of fraud and gambling . At the end of the day nigerian kids do a lot of the same things kids in the west do , only difference is it’s done lowkey.
Not to mention middle / high school is when a lot of kids here really start to develop in sports such as bball , football or arts (dance , music , arts) and even tech .. Are any of these encouraged in nigeria ?
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by canadaman18: 5:52pm On Nov 20, 2019|
In light of all these posts I’ll share some of my own experiences :
1. Job Hunting : The truth is if you want a good job , you gotta be prepared to work your ass off. Now theres a God factor (or luck factor for non religious folks) but truth of the matter is people often don’t put in the required effort. The required effort is :
- Spend plenty of time on your resume , pay professionals if you have to . This is the first impression potential employers have
- Apply to A LOT of jobs . When I was searching for my full time job , I applied to well over 100 positions and keep in mind I do have canadian experience from internships
- Study hard for the interview ( this applies more to highly skilled jobs e.g tech , wealth management) .. I’m in the tech field and I spent a couple hours every day for 1-2months studying for interviews. I went through dozens of past interviews on Glassdoor , Reddit, anywhere tha could help .. Studied on the bus even (How many people have done this and still find a hard time getting interviews/ job offers ?)
Also, let’s not use racism as a crutch.. As someone who now is on the other side of the interview table ,I can tell you companies work extremely hard to eliminate bias and employment decisions are point / merit based . Imagine not getting a job and thinking “It must have been cos they were racist” only to realize that the person who got the job was another immigrant, same nationality as you .. Rather than get into negative thinking , ask yourself “how can i be so good that it will be impossible for any employer to pass up on me”
Summary : Take looking for a job as a job on its own
2. Relationships : Ive seen many people complain here about how hard it is meeting girls or guys bla bla .. If you live in a decent sized city especially in Ontario , BC It should be super easy . From my personal experience: looks will get you in the door i.e initial interest but the thing with girls here is they have to be able to vibe with you for things to go further . I struggled with this initially, go on dates but the girl loses interest and I realized it’s because I’m not being exciting enough . Small talk does not cut it , you gotta be good with puns, jokes e.t.c .. How did I get better at this ? By constantly putting myself out there .. I started going for events people invite me to or sometimes even “self invite” and I stopped restricting myself to a Nigerian only circle (believe me when I say this is one of the best decisions I’ve made) .. People move here from Nigeria , India etc and choose to only eat food from where they are from or talk to only people from where they’re from or do the same things they used to do when back home and then complain about feeling isolated or bored ... Worse, some of them will even laugh at you for trying new things .. I remember trying to learn golf this summer and some Nigerian guy was laughing at me for being “white”.. Not knowing your ability to play Golf could be the reason you get closer to your boss who also plays golf and partly the reason you get a life changing promotion ..
Summary : Step outside your comfort zone
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|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 4:57pm On Nov 20, 2019|
This sounds , smells , feels and looks like misrepresentation.
She better drop the 1year before she gets what she deserves .
|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 10:10pm On Nov 13, 2019|
Congrats to the ITA clinchers.
You need to see the kinda assumptions people were making on canada visa threads before the draw was held :
- IRCC is freezing Express Entry
- IRCC deliberately wants scores to go up
- IRCC is switching to monthly draws.
- IRCC is going to exclude some countries
These statements are nothing more than fake news but the way they say it ,you'd really think their father is Ahmed Hussein and he personally told them.
My advice is do what you can and leave the rest to God
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by canadaman18: 10:29pm On Nov 12, 2019|
Sharp guy !
The savings usually end up in an RRSP too which mean temporary tax shelter .
Also when you’re filling tax return your RRSP contribution is deducted from taxable income which means you’ll get a couple thousand refunded. Best thing to then reinvest this refund and keep repeating the process yearly .. You’ll be shocked at how much one can save this way
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by canadaman18: 6:29pm On Nov 12, 2019|
Another thing to add/emphasize is everyone should get into the habit of saving. No matter how small.
Most companies offer some kind of Savings plan for their employees and a lot of companies will even match your contributions (to a certain limit) . They take off the money before you get your pay cheque and so you dont even really feel it. Before you realized you've saved a few thousands which then encourages you to save more.
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|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 5:29am On Nov 12, 2019|
I’ve done some digging on this issue as it is quite common. It seems the system wrongly “rounds up” to the nearest month
For example :
Someone submits work experience from Jan 18th 2019. By december 1st the system awards the person 1year experience. This is because it takes the whole of jan as 1month even though person only worked 12days and takes whole of december as 1month even though person only worked 1day.
The common advice is to decline such ITAs as they will be deemed invalid eventually. But as someone said, to avoid denying a legitimate candidate an invitation , try to take yourself out of contention for draws till you actually get the full year
|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 5:12pm On Nov 08, 2019|
think the OP is being sarcastic lol
|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by canadaman18: 3:38pm On Nov 08, 2019|
LOL imagine the person had lied, he’d be in deep shit .. these VOs man� Also to the person asking about falsifying docs , you really wanna sleep with one eye open for the rest of your life ? Even if you make it initially , at any time be it 5months or 5years from now , you’re discovered to have lied, you’ll be subjected to a removal hearing , deported and banned
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