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|Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 14 by chimah3(m): 11:30pm On Jul 19, 2018|
Anyone headed to Conestoga College , Wilfred Laurier, university of Waterloo (Kitchener-Waterloo) region this September?
And need help/info regarding anything. Shoot me a message.
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|Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 13 by chimah3(m): 3:45am On Dec 06, 2017|
I’m too happy for you!!!
See you around soon!
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chimah3(m): 7:02pm On Sep 02, 2017|
Very very true!
But even our fellow Nigerians can be more nasty...lol! I guess it's just learning to deal with human beings as we meet them regardless of where the come from!
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chimah3(m): 7:00pm On Sep 02, 2017|
I really don't know how it is doing you today. However it is...take it to God in prayer!
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chimah3(m): 4:05pm On Sep 02, 2017|
You are on a Canadian thread for Christ sake! Just a joke! Drink water and Relax my dear!
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chimah3(m): 2:52am On Sep 02, 2017|
In fact it is now 6GB. Lol! It's Ontario! I went to one of there stores in Toronto and used my debit card to pay cus I did not have enough cash on me!
I had a bank account but details about it wasn't requested!
So you all can check them out!
Only problem I've had is once I went up north to Meaford for the weekend with some friends and we didn't have network signal till we got out of that town! Lol
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chimah3(m): 2:41am On Sep 02, 2017|
Meeting people should be the least of your concerns! Even if you do not want to meet them, they will meet you!
Canadians are friendly to a fault!
My first week in Canada I met 3 Nigerians in my apartment building that would come to check me up every time!
So relax! Channel your energy into your prayers so your visa can be approved! Canada is the place to be...leave all these UK people yarning dust
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chimah3(m): 2:24am On Sep 02, 2017|
There is racism in Nigeria sef!
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chimah3(m): 2:19am On Sep 02, 2017|
I got a freedom mobile plan (4GB data, unlimited national calls for 40 dollars) the next day after I landed without any of those mention documents. I think this is currently one of the best plans in Canada now. Just be sure they have coverage where you are residing!
Plus I paid stupid tax untop that 40 dollars! The thing dey pepper body mehn! Lol!
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|Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Canada: How Do You Survive? by chimah3(m): 11:09pm On Sep 01, 2017|
Got an iron and heater some days ago for less than 20 dollars for both.
If I went to a store to buy new ones I would probably have spent way over 50 dollars for both of them.
So I saved myself some money, that's the whole idea...init!
|Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Canada: How Do You Survive? by chimah3(m): 11:04pm On Sep 01, 2017|
If you are on a budget and need to buy items such as clothes, and some basic household items, check thrift stores around you! One popular one is Value Village! It's is like their 2nd hand store! And there are always nice and cheap stuffs there! Especially clothes!
No need to waste money on big brands when you haven't started earning dollars!
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|Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Canada: How Do You Survive? by chimah3(m): 2:58pm On Aug 31, 2017|
When your stay (accommodation) with a host family. You live and share basic amenities as a family. Most times these comes with rules too! But can also help you settle in and learn their culture faster! It's sometimes more expensive than getting your own off-campus accommodation!
|Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Canada: How Do You Survive? by chimah3(m): 2:51am On Aug 31, 2017|
This is just some advice for new students coming into Canada or just recently landed!
Be prudent in your spending unless your family sent you off to Canada with 30 billion.
Do not purchase things until the need arises. You might find out you do not need them after you purchase it.
The craze to spend money on fast food and new clothes will run your pocket dry if you do not bind that spirit early.
When you want to purchase an item, look for it first on kijiji.ca. There are Chances you will find someone with the same item who need it no more and wants to sell it at a cheap price.
Take the bus. Leave UBER alone! Met a Nigerian that took UBER from Toronto to Waterloo to attend orientation.( when it's not evil spirits playing with your destiny)! Please download Google Map and learn how to use the bus. They are clean, neat and safer.
Shop during off seasons. I.e. if it's winter, buy your summer clothes in advance. Vice versa! You will most likely get them at unbelievable clearance price.
Learn to cook! Always eating out can also eat deep into your budget!
Your study permit allows you to work! Please once you settle down start applying for part-time /weekend jobs if you can handle schooling and working together. It will help you pay off your debts easily! Please do not work full time or exceed the allocated 20hrs/week. You will get in trouble!
Apply for a credit card immediately and start building your Canadian credit score...it will help you if you decide to settle in Canada after your studies.
Make friends, connect and be nice to everyone! You never know who you will need at any point in time!
Make friends with other nationalities, it broadens your thinking. But know who you are and where you come from. Don't get caught up in their ways!
Be bold and smart in an out of school! Seeing a lot of whites at once can b shocking and intimidating but you need to toughen up! Truth is you are better than most of them and many of us lived better lives than them back home if not for our stupid leaders and economy that constantly frustrate our effort and drag us backwards! So in class make your point, don't let anyone intimidate you, argue your points and stand your ground. But do it POLITELY!!!
Don't dull, be sharp! Always know what your contemporaries are doing at any point in time and follow suite!
Stay safe! Stay out of trouble and bad company! It is not worth it! There are a millions way to go astray in Canada...do not fall a victim! You know all you and your family invested to get you here...the least you can do is be successful and make them and yourself proud at the end of the day!
For those that like women, please and please and please...a lot of underage girls in Canada look like grown ass women! I call these kinda of girls 'Jail-time booty' cus that is where they will send you! Do not fall into their trap! Be sure to know enough about her before you proceed!
All the same be of your best behavior and God will help all of us! As school resumes in some days time...I wish you all the best academic year and will keep reporting live from my little luxury hole!
If you run into any issues or problem, no matter your province in Canada, always know you have a Nairaland family ready to look out for you here!
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Wow! God at work!
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Maga must pay
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Even some directors in Nigeria don't earn up to £1200 a month
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chimah3(m): 8:56pm On Aug 11, 2017|
Now it makes more sense!!! Thanks man!
|Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Canada: How Do You Survive? by chimah3(m): 1:48pm On Aug 11, 2017|
Every student is entitled to 20hrs/week work permit when school resumes.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chimah3(m): 1:46pm On Aug 11, 2017|
What documents were required.
Elders, please if CIBC doesn't give me a credit card and I go to another bank that is willing to, can I pull all my cash out and go to the new bank?
Hope it won't affect me!
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chimah3(m): 1:11pm On Aug 11, 2017|
Imagine!!! These good things can't be passing me by o! Especially after the annoying tax on every damn thing.
But as a newbie, how do u advice I go about getting one !?
|Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Canada: How Do You Survive? by chimah3(m): 12:39pm On Aug 11, 2017|
Welcome to Canada!
|Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In Canada: How Do You Survive? by chimah3(m): 12:30pm On Aug 11, 2017|
Always have a copy of all your documents on your phone because you can be asked for anyone at the POE!
I was asked for school fees receipt...imagine!
So play safe by having everything. And once you get out of the plane...connect your device to the airport WiFi, it could save your ass incase you need to get any document online!
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chimah3(m): 12:21pm On Aug 11, 2017|
But paying my phone bills without a credit card is like wasting credit points..lol!
I do go back to the bank and ask them about the prepaid credit card.
Cus I do like to start building credits from day 1...lol
|Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 13 by chimah3(m): 12:17pm On Aug 11, 2017|
So I just landed safely at Toronto Pearson (YYZ) via BA.
I was asked for my school fees receipt by the immigration office before he agreed to Print my study permit.
Luckily I had access to the airport WiFi and quickly logged into my school portal to show him evidence of all my fees paid. He then proceeded to Print the letter.
After handing me my study permit, I asked If that was all and he said yes! I was not convinced Cus I had read someone's experience here about getting his SIN number and work permit too at the airport, so I reluctantly walked away from him to leave, then one nice lady called me back and asked if I won't like to get a work permit and I'm like 'why the hell not' ...the hell was silent sha!!!
So she took me into the room again and in 5 minutes I was done!
So I got my study permit, SIN, and work permit at the airport in less than 15 minutes!
So please you guys should have a copy of your school fees receipt handy and all other documents (even if it's an e copy on your phone) you never know what these guys might ask for!
I'm signing out of these thread and will be posting all my experience in Canada as a student here:
And only responding to related questions!
All the best guys!
TRV fall on all ye hopeful before September!
Canada hot pass lagos now mehn!
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chimah3(m): 11:59am On Aug 11, 2017|
Thanks settled for CIBC. Even though I wasn't offered a credit card immediately. Is this meant to be!?
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chimah3(m): 6:25pm On Aug 10, 2017|
Please a quick urgent one:
about banking: which bank offers good packages for students (someone suggested CIBC...is this okay?)
Phone plane: which is best please. (Freedom??)
Please anyone online now should help me. Thanks!
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It's a welcome development! At least those bad eggs that have no business in America will stop going there to tarnish our image!
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chimah3(m): 10:26am On Aug 03, 2017|
What a wau!!!!
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