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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by chizilulu(f): 12:30am On Feb 21, 2019
[quote author=Newmum0615 post=75742387]Part 2:


Welcome Newmum!! Many more awesome testimonies to come! kiss
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by chizilulu(f): 4:44am On Feb 05, 2019
Newmum0615:
Is Oga number 13 around?

I want to post something.

Lol...I just closed my eyes and posted mine cheesy

Welcome sister!

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by chizilulu(f): 4:42am On Feb 05, 2019
My Landing Story
We left for Calgary through Ethiopian Airlines on Monday the 28th of January. I had shipped our foodstuff on Saturday through the SAHCOL contact that was shared on this thread, it cost N110k for 93kg - my food stuff and bag was about 45kg, their extra packaging increased the total weight to 93 kg.
We got to the airport in good time, it was rowdy as ever and we finally weighed our 5 checked in luggage (they let even the 24kg bags pass) and we passed through immigrations easily because my 23 month old was just smiling at everyone we met.
We boarded the aircraft and to my disappointment, it was full. We got to Addis, Dublin and finally Toronto. Overall, I did not enjoy the flights because I had an almost 2 year old (he clocked 2 on the 1st of Feb) strapped to us all the time. My husband and I took turns carrying him. Although he slept all through the journey, he was uncomfortable as well. We were seated at the window and middle seats so it was not easy to use the loo every now and then. I had my own battle too, morning sickness. All these did not allow me to enjoy the in-flight entertainment to the fullest. The food…I did not understand it…lol.
We got to Toronto at 7:30am but were trapped in the aircraft for over an hour because there was no parking space for our aircraft. It snowed heavily the day before so it disrupted their activities. When we eventually got out, we proceeded to immigration and funnily they asked me to show our pof. I think the officer wanted to be sure we still had our funds as we got our COPR since June 2018, I don’t know. Thankfully few days before we left, someone advised on this thread that we should have proof of our pof if we do not have all the funds upon landing. I requested for an e-copy of my January statement after reading that post. The statement from my phone and the $7,700 USD cash we had on us was what we showed the officer and we were fine. After immigration, service Canada and newcomer center was a breeze. We finished at 11 am and were so sure we would get a connecting flight to Calgary. We picked our luggage and went to Air Canada and they asked us to go to Ethiopian Airlines to reschedule us when we got there, they said the bad weather had affected flights and the next flight to Calgary was at 9 pm. Hmmm, we asked them to put us on that flight. I reached out to our Airbnb host and told her we might get home at 1 am and she said that was okay. We found a spot to sit and wait for our 9 pm flight.
I pitied my boy but he was holding strong. I almost ran out of food for him. He slept, played etc. So my husband went to check in our bags and he met a good Samaritan who agreed to put us on standby for the 4 pm flight to Calgary, just in case someone doesn’t show up or something. We eventually got on that now 5pm flight and we were just grateful. However, the flight departed late and we still got to Calgary at 12:30 am. We hired a taxi at the airport for about $50 to our Airbnb apartment and just slept off hungry and tired at about 1:30 am.
Later that day, we went to the core shopping mall, we googled for nearby malls, we got our phone lines, met a nice Nigerian who agreed to babysit our son the next day so we could get stuff done. So far we have met VERY NICE Nigerians, unfortunately, none of them is on this Nairaland thread because I always ask them if they were..lol. We have not done much because of the weather and our very active toddler and my health but we have established networks that could help us get things done easily. We went to RCCG City of David NE on Sunday and met wonderful people who have volunteered to help us get an apartment. We have also met with a settlement counselor at immigrant services who I now consider a friend. We have been blessed with good people since we came.
Our cargo got to Calgary 3 days after we landed and we cleared it with customs (the guy drilled me sha) I filled my goods to follow form at the spot as I hadn’t filled it earlier. When we eventually got our goods we saw they tore our hard earned N2k Ghana-must-go (bagco) bags beyond repair all in the name my “searching”…lol. We paid a terminal fee of $94, my palm oil was still intact, thank God.
Our priority now, apart from completing our heath card registration and child benefits application and other paperwork for newly landed immigrants, is to get a daycare for our toddler, get a job for hubby and I and to get an apartment of course. So far we have got our phone lines, opened our accounts and applied for GST. It has been really expensive commuting by Uber as we are yet to get our bus pass. All that will be sorted this week though.
We are optimistic that everything will fall in place one step at a time, with God.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chizilulu(f): 2:49pm On Nov 27, 2018
[quote author=jelmusboy post=73336098]BORING LANDING GIST


Welcome Jelmusboy, may the land favour you and your family. Please the landing gist is not boring jor. cheesy

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chizilulu(f): 2:46pm On Nov 27, 2018
I was asked the same too and I uploaded mine. I believe it is safe smiley

orobs93:


please Airbnb now requesting for identification passport upload is it safe?
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chizilulu(f): 10:11am On Nov 09, 2018
Steez55:
Hello guys, please I called Mr Sule for this FRSC Driving Records letter and he said i should send a mail to their e-mail address and also state who the letter should be addressed to. So my question to those that have successfully gotten the letter, please who should it be addressed to?


info@frsc.gov.ng

It is on page 364 of this thread

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chizilulu(f): 3:06pm On Sep 06, 2018
Ethelia:


Please you people should shift for me in the boat as well. Finally decided to land mid October in Alberta. Na God go help us.

Lol cheesy. Yes o. Congratulations in advance smiley smiley

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chizilulu(f): 1:39pm On Sep 06, 2018
Newmum0615:
Me and you both. I don't even want to think about it. cry

We are all in this boat. I have even decided to land in Ontario instead of Alberta as earlier planned. This is really scary!
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 5 by chizilulu(f): 11:08am On Aug 08, 2018
Yay!!! Welcome back dear smiley smiley. I remember we wrote that Oct 14th IELTS test that didn't go down well cry. Its good to have you back. And I was afraid that something bad happened to you embarassed. Its such a relief that you are fine smiley, you will share that testimony in this Part 5!


Hephgirl:
If I hear say I no mark register for part 5
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 5 by chizilulu(f): 12:36pm On Aug 05, 2018
We will share our success stories on this journey in Part 5. Amen!

Well done to all the organizers and contributors kiss kiss

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 6:42am On Aug 04, 2018
Tojued:


That no pm thing was a joke ma'am. I responded to your pm already you can now edit out your email address from your post.

Okay cheesy
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 10:09pm On Aug 03, 2018
@Tojued, Please i sent you a PM. Thanks
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 10:18pm On Aug 02, 2018
Congratulations Newmum!!!!! My sis just told me that you had gotten PPR and I quickly rushed here..lol. I am so excited and happy for you. God will uphold you and your family in all your endeavours. Your success in Canada is guaranteed! smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 3:21pm On Jul 21, 2018
Congratulations Oladainty, Osaze, Engr2000 and everyone celebrating one success or the other smiley smiley smiley. All glory to God!
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chizilulu(f): 8:07pm On Jul 16, 2018
@Newmum0615, please you have a pm.. smiley

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chizilulu(f): 8:04pm On Jul 16, 2018
[quote author=enocoded4life post=69417603]Landing gist continued...

Congratulations dear, wish you and your family the best.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 3:01pm On Jul 07, 2018
cheromel:
Guys its 3:40 am now. Hubby said he felt somehow and needed to check his email. I told him to sleep. Well, he checked and showed me a PPR mail. 39 days post AOR on the dot. We asked God for 45 days max for processing before we sent our application and he did it in less than that. I couldn't help myself i started laughing and crying at the same time. Surely, there is a God somewhere. Will tell my soon. Let me continue with my worship because i can't sleep again.


Hallelujah! Congratulations...

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 11:26pm On Jul 06, 2018
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!! cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy. This is too much in less than 1 week. Almighty Father receive all the glory! Chai!


GlitteringStar:
Good News! Good News!! Good News!!!




Our one and only @Happytbaby's GOLDEN MAIL don land gidigba ooooo. Hallelujah! smiley

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 2:37pm On Jul 06, 2018
Congratulations DereI, Bonnie1, Dappydappa, GS, TheCanadianDrm! cool cool

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 5:30pm On Jul 04, 2018
Option 1.
Your PPR is on the way


Dappydappa:
Hi guys
Please I need guidance ASAP. I was asked to submit an additional document (IMM5406E- *Additional Family Information* ). My question are;

1. Do I print out the form, fill it manually, sign, then scan and upload? or

2. Do I fill it on the computer and upload (this method cannot be signed)

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 1:17pm On Jul 04, 2018
Congratulations dear!!! God has started it.


Adlib007:
Big praise to God!!!

Got PPR today

ITA: April 24
AOR: May 4
MEP/IP1: May 11
IP2: June 29
PPR: July 4

I'm the accompanying spouse and our application was pretty straightforward, so we didn't have too many LOEs.

80% of our POF was in Tbills in my name while the rest was in my husband's.

While I didn't need to ask questions, this forum has proved super helpful and I'm grateful for everyone who has taken their time and energy to give of themselves for free.

I wish everyone favour in this journey!
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 1:09pm On Jul 04, 2018
Congratulations on your PPR! It has ended in praise to the glory of God!

[quote author=Adlib007 post=69064680]Big praise
to God!!!

Got PPR today

ITA: April 24
AOR: May 4
MEP/IP1: May 11
IP2: June 29
PPR: July 4

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 12:10pm On Jul 04, 2018
Congratulations dear! Blessings and favour from now on!


QSola:
Your name is a strong tower Jesus, to you belong all power Jesus, everytime i call your name, you make a way, your name is a strong tower Jesus.

Where should i start, i heard about fsw november last year and at the same my bro in usa told me to come over. I got to usa and i was told various means to obtain the green card, in short my husband i met with my arrangee spouse and we started preparing on how to get the fake divorce papers. It got to a stage i told my spouse that we should stick witg express entry cos i was scared of the repercussions. I left usa after 2month and came back home. I wrote my ielts same month twice and made it. My step mum stopped talking to me cos i didnt stay back. She called once and told me to tell her the truth that maybe we were to broke to afford plane tickets back to usa. She wanted us to go tru asylum to canada and refused talking to me ever since them. But today olowogbogboro made a way where there's no way. PPR came in
ITA may 23
AOR may 28
Mep/ip1 june 8
Ip2 june 27
Ppr july 3rd. Saw the mail 1 hr ago.

Pls endeavour not to go through the dirty route. Lets make nigerian name great again by doing things legally.
God bless u all

Others that moved to ip2 june 27th shud refresh their mail box. I did and i saw the mail

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 12:07pm On Jul 04, 2018
Ethelia:
Unto Him who is able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ever dream or wish to ask for!! To Him alone be ALL the praise!!!

My people it is PPR!!!!

I'm coming back to give my detailed application story and testimony but I just had to share this first grin grin grin


OMG!!!!!!! Yipee!!!!! Ethelia... Congratulations dear... I'm so happy for you. when i saw the long pages i knew the PPR rain had fallen. God be praised. Newmum, happytbaby and others awaiting the golden mail, you are next o! cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 9:40pm On Jun 30, 2018
It is well. Do not be surprised when you pass through this stage, the others (including settling in Canada), will be as fast as the speed of light. Amen. Please do not give up.

4wearegreat:


Gone through a lot embarassed embarassed cry cryon top this EE matter ...words can't explain how I feel presently but am sure it will end in praise. wink wink

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 8:41am On Jun 15, 2018
luffyhaki:
Guys..I no see placeholder for One and same person affidavit o...Even after selecting the "Other Names" option and filling same.

Where do i upload the affidavit?

I've taken over as Jemulsboy grin grin

grin grin There is no placeholder for that. You upload it along with documents that the affidavit should address. For instance if your educational documents have a different name from your international passport (the reason you have the affidavit), you upload the affidavit with the educational documents in the education placeholder. OR you upload in the LOE aka Additional Information (i guess) placeholder with a LOE to explain it.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 8:25am On Jun 15, 2018
olamitayo:
Hello beautiful people,
i need clarification on how to go about sending Passport to Visa Office for Stamping and receiving CoPR after PPR. I hope to receive PPR soon however i wont be in the country hence my passport will be with me. However my husband will be in Nigeria, will i be allowed to send my own passport to the nearest visa office in the country i travel to while my husband sends his to the Ghana since he will be in Nigeria?


Find below an excerpt from a PPR mail. There is actually no vfs centre specified to submit your passports. The things i forsee as issues (not big ones anyway) are: 1. Your passports will not be submitted as one application which i expect the visa officer to handle. 2. Your passport processing will be on hold until they get all the passports from that application because it should be treated as one application...(my opinion). I suggest you contact the visa office in Accra for clarification.


YOUR IMMIGRANT VISA(S) APPEAR(S) READY TO BE ISSUED, IF THERE HAS BEEN NO CHANGE IN YOUR FAMILY CONFIGURATION. IF THERE HAVE BEEN ANY CHANGES, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE BEFORE PROCEEDING.

PASSPORT(S)

As of May 1, 2018, all original documents, including passports, must be submitted via the VAC.

Please see: http://www.vfsglobal.ca/canada/ and follow the instructions under the

“Passport Transmission Services” section.
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 9:06pm On Jun 04, 2018
TEECANN:




God bless these beautiful souls...

Thank you. Incidentally, I have previously filled the form for self and spouse with SINP and though I knew it to be a federal form, I just wondered where it comes into the EE- PR equation here.

As we both have UK refusals, I will fill it upfront and scan into our general LOE placeholder then.

BTW, I didnt see a placeholder for Letter of Explanation (LOE). All I have are placeholders for specific documents and same for wifey. I thought I was supposed to see a placeholder for "general" LOE? What may be happening gangan?


It will end in praise IJN!

You can upload your LOE in the placeholder the letter is addressing, say an LOE for work experience can be uploaded in the work experience placeholder with the work reference letter and other docs. OR you upload your LOE in the additional document placeholder. I did the former and had only schedule a form and its LOE in the additional document placeholder

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by chizilulu(f): 11:11am On Jun 03, 2018
I see you... cool cheesy

Trikings2000:


@remiaig. This was quite resourceful considering I and my spouse intend to land in Ottawa, Ontario.

While she is a Pharmacist, I am an electrical electronic Engineer (Major in Electronic and computer Engineering) by course of study. My work experience thus far has been in production (Line Manager in a brewery) and as a Maintenance planner (Management). Hence ive never had the opportunity to gain some valuable experience related to my academic background.

Moreso am considering making a total switch to IT management or IT (project management) and not programming or software development side of things on Landing. Thus am considering acquiring a graduate certificate or diploma in IT in a college/Institute right in Ontario (Ottawa preferably).

I dont know if this is a good career decision. Additionally I need some guidance in making this transition and selecting an Institute or college suited for this in Ottawa.

Any further suggestions or support from you or anyone will be so embraced.

Thanks once again.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 8:30am On Jun 03, 2018
Congratulations @Ottawaboi and @Abbylee... cheesy cheesy
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 3:03pm On May 31, 2018
sexymj:
PPR Timeline

ECA JULY 2017
ITA 9TH AUGUST 2017
AOR 13th OCT
FTD- NOV 28
IP2- FEB 27TH
GHOST UPDATE: 30TH APRIL
14TH MAY
PPR: 30TH MAY.


Congratulations! May you prosper in Canada

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by chizilulu(f): 12:05pm On May 31, 2018
doppler06:


Hi. I'm looking at the requirements to register and it seems the program is for those with PPR and above. Were you able to register pre-PPR or know anyone who was able to??

I registered with them after submitting my application (post AOR). I uploaded my AOR pdf file in the space provided to upload COPR and stuff (to prove your eligibility). It was a gamble because I did not have any of the required documents. I was surprised to hear from them days later to choose my session date.

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