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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 11:39pm On Mar 29|
I am sorry but you are quite clueless.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 3:23am On Mar 29|
mamacajah:This is not quite accurate as the newborn will not be able to obtain a passport within 7-10 days; It takes minimum of 7-14 days to get the birth certificate, which will be required for the passport.
In my opinion, it comes down to $$ and convenience. The debate around immigration is valid but not a big deal in my opinion. In terms of costs, Canada is the safer option especially when there is always a chance of complication with every delivery; a CS can run up the tab pretty quickly in the US versus $0 in Canada. So, the suggestion to give birth in Canada seems quite logical. However, I certainly cannot underestimate the support required at childbirth especially in the western world; so it probably makes more sense to land in Canada and take the next flight into the US.
Alternatively, @geebaby10 husband can stay for a couple more weeks after the delivery and all can fly back to Nigeria afterwards.
|Travel / Re: Nigerians - Leave The UK (United Kingdom) ALONE!!! by Delta007(m): 8:31pm On Mar 02|
erico2k2:So what planning are you talking about? Educate us!
|Travel / Re: Nigerians - Leave The UK (United Kingdom) ALONE!!! by Delta007(m): 8:29pm On Mar 02|
I read your comments - all of it and I actually agree with your perspective, which is quite consistent with the OP's perspective. He/she may have over sensitized the topic but shared his/her experience, which is the essence of this forum. Maybe if he/she (and the over 90% of foreign grads) planned better, outcomes may have been different; nonetheless, several others are still making the same "mistakes" (for whatever reasons - poor planning, not paying attention, lack of info, strategic hoping, etc) after almost a decade. I am quite sure Seun does not mind the traffic.
|Travel / Re: Nigerians - Leave The UK (United Kingdom) ALONE!!! by Delta007(m): 6:04pm On Mar 02|
erico2k2:No offence but you are all over the map. On this thread, you have gone from aruging against the OP's perspective to basically validating his/her point. Now you are explaining immigration laws. I'm not sure I quite understand your perspective. Perhaps you can educate me. And yes, everybody is (or should be) familiar with what is on the visa forms. And yes, every country has similar language/concepts for non-immigrant visas.
|Travel / Re: Nigerians - Leave The UK (United Kingdom) ALONE!!! by Delta007(m): 5:55pm On Mar 02|
justwise:Fair enough. I think I get your point and I am not sure it contradicts the fact that these opportunities are very limited (relative to the number of foreign students).
|Travel / Re: Nigerians - Leave The UK (United Kingdom) ALONE!!! by Delta007(m): 2:48pm On Mar 02|
TWoods:Fair enough, but this is simplistic at best. However, I believe that the argument is that the UK immigration laws currently provide limited (or no) levers/options that a foreign grad can exercise; so going to the UK as a foreign student is not the best deal given other options out there.
The stats show that over 90% (I believe the number I saw was 97%) of foreign students (not just Nigerian students) leave the UK after their studies. Compare that to the retention rates in the US or Canada. Isn't this the crux of this thread, no?
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|Travel / Re: Nigerians - Leave The UK (United Kingdom) ALONE!!! by Delta007(m): 2:24pm On Mar 02|
justwise:Dude, you are better than this. Nothing you posted contradicts the OP.
Are foreign students still getting jobs in the UK? Yes.
Are majority foreign students (with all the planning required), getting jobs in the UK after their studies? No. This has been the case for almost a decade.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 1:58pm On Mar 02|
Great. All the best as you settle in.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 1:55pm On Mar 02|
I try to stay away from debates about settling experiences because everyone's experience is (going to) be different; so as usual, i did not bother reading the post you quoted. We are all unique with different abilities and react to circumstances very differently. Canada will not work for everybody...that's a given. Nobody can define how successful you will be in Canada, except you!
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 5:49pm On Mar 01|
Saintp:Not necessarily. I am assuming it is a multiple entries visa for 1.5 years.
What it means is that she is eligible to enter Canada (once - single entry; multiple - multiple entries) over this time period (1.5 years). However, at the point of entry (airport), her stay for that particular entry will be validated. The max on a TRV is usually 6 months and more often than not, the border officer just stamps the passport. However, there are some times, the officer may choose to give a shorter time period and a visitor record. If for some reason you have to extend the stay, you have two options. One option is to apply (internally) for an extension; you have to meet the requirements for extension. The other option is to leave and come back (as you suggested).
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 5:39pm On Mar 01|
The process is quite straightforward. Basically, you purchase health insurance (from 3rd party insurance companies) for the parent and include the evidence in the application.
For context, the SuperVisa was introduced to allow Parents spend time with their children/grandchildren for an extended time without continuing to renew a TRV or 6months stay. However, the govt needs some assurance that the health of these older folks are not at risk and they will not put undue burden on the health system, hence the need to transfer the risks to 3rd party health insurance companies.
I hope this helps.
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 5:33pm On Mar 01|
Nothing she can do other than spending $$ on a lawyer and hoping she does not lose her status. CIC does not joke with misrepresentation and ignorance is not an excuse. What I know for sure is that the "husband" will never be approved as a PR if she tried to sponsor him...that, you can take to any bank!
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 5:30pm On Mar 01|
Welcome and good luck with your move.
Nothing against your approach because it is quite obvious that you prepared quite abit for your move. However, I will never advise anyone to sign a lease (I am assuming you signed a 1 year lease) on the first day of arrival. Give yourself a few days to familiarize yourself with the environment, different options/neighborhoods and landlords (yes, every landlord is different). Just a suggestion.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 5:18pm On Mar 01|
pauloverdi:TRV is probably an easier/faster option.
With Supervisa, your MIL will need to do medicals and you will also need to get medical insurance, which will cost you a few hundred dollars.
One advantage of the Supervisa over the TRV is that your MIL can stay for up to 2 years without having to renew her stay, unlike 6 months with the TRV. The Supervisa is typically valid for up to 10 years or until the passport expires; most Nigerian passports have a validity of 5 years...so the max validity of the Supervisa will be 5 years. With TRV, it is really up to the Visa Officer. She could be giver a 2 weeks Visa or a 2 years Visa....so you might end up renewing it a couple of times. However, one thing is for sure...as far as you/she meets the requirements and there is no misrepresentation, she will be issued the visa (TRV or Supervisa)
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 5:11pm On Mar 01|
Solomon27:No direct flights from Nigeria.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 4:54am On Feb 27|
vcole:I am not sure the context is about a holiday visa.
Info on the caregiver program (LCP) is here:
|Travel / Re: Nigerians - Leave The UK (United Kingdom) ALONE!!! by Delta007(m): 4:45am On Feb 27|
justwise:So what exactly is incorrect about what the OP and others have posted?
|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 3 by Delta007(m): 5:42am On Feb 20|
thekingskiddy:Yes to both of your questions.
You can apply for both concurrently; however, the onus is on you to prove that you intend to return after the completion of your studies.
Re: police report, you will need to send your passport details, passport photo and fingerprints to someone in Nigeria to help you process the police report.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 4:29am On Feb 15|
Madir:I am not quite sure I understand your question. Where are you moving from? Destination? What exactly do you need info on?
Just like anything, moving requires planning. Spending time to box up your personal effect and label the boxes will go a long way.
|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 3 by Delta007(m): 4:33pm On Feb 11|
Adesire1:Canadian PR Applicants may be denied entry to Canada if their health or any of their dependents' health (whether accompanying or not) is a danger to public health or safety; or will cause excessive demand on the Canadian health care system or on social services in Canada.
School aged children diagnosed with Autism, legal blindness, deafness, etc are flagged because these conditions require special care. If the applicant's family is admitted to Canada, the system is such that the child will get the best care and social support and he (the applicant) will not pay a cent other than his taxes. The healthcare system does not have a cost recovery component where an applicant can choose to reimburse the government, however there have been cases where applicants have put forward a mitigation plan, with success.
hifyty:@hifyty, I will not resign yet. It may be a longer journey but it is not insurmountable. There is a spectrum of autism, the higher end being extreme and requiring all hands on deck. You will likely not get an outright rejection, unless you choose not to respond. You may be required to go for additional tests and depending on the results, you may want to start thinking of some mitigation measures you can put forward. Again, the context is to minimize the burden on the Canadian healthcare system. Please spend some time reading through this, if you have not already done so: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/standard-requirements/medical-requirements/refusals-inadmissibility/excessive-demand-on-health-social-services.html
All the best!
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 4:46am On Feb 11|
I thought I'd add to the tax discussions - For newcomers (or even older residents) filing taxes, I recommend studiotax. It is a free software for personal use and if you are like the average employed resident (or self employed consultant, contractor, etc), you may want to learn how to file your own taxes. It is very easy (to file taxes) and helps you understand some key principles behind the tax laws and financial planning. You may want to validate your first filing with a tax accountant or someone that has a clue.
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 6:09am On Feb 09|
Ehrnie:Send me a PM; I might be able to help.
|Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 3 by Delta007(m): 12:02am On Feb 08|
Abbylee:Yes you can. You will need to show proof.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 11:58pm On Feb 07|
Canadianfly:I think the more appropriate term is Semi-Monthly = two times a month.
Organizations typically pay employees weekly (52 times a year), bi-weekly (26 times a year), semi-monthly (24 times a year) or monthly (12 times a year). These are common practices.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 11:56pm On Feb 07|
salford1:Most restaurants will charge a "compulsory tip" if your party is greater than a certain number (usually 8-10).
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 11:51pm On Feb 07|
For folks that are single with a job downtown, it makes sense to live downtown Edmonton. However, I will not recommend downtown Edmonton for families.
Just as Beeea said, there are typically grocery stores and parks close to most subdivisions. For someone coming into Edmonton (less mobile), it might make sense to live a few blocks from the Clairview (North) - Century Park (South) LRT. Homes in the North are generally cheaper than the South; although, the South is preferred to the North, there are good neighborhoods all around. In my opinion, it really comes down to preference and lifestyle.
I hope this helps.
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|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 10:56pm On Feb 07|
Ehrnie:Corporate tax or Personal tax?
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 5:31am On Jan 08|
@freeradical, congratulations. Always glad to hear success stories. Keep up the good work and continue to work hard. You can never stop learning and developing yourself.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 4:35am On Jan 07|
maternal:I do not debate conjectures. Provide the studies/facts (per capita usage) and we can have a reasonable discussion.
Regardless, the unemployment rate calculation does not consider folks that are not in the job market. So, I'm not sure where this is going.
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 6:21pm On Jan 06|
maternal:This is wrong on so many levels.
- Entitlement is not exclusive to Caucasians. Furthermore, the calculation for the unemployment rate typically excludes people that are not looking for jobs.
- There are several reasons that contribute to unemployment in Canada including (but not limited to) government policies, job seasonality (which affects thousands of Canadians) and obviously the recent oil price crash (which has slowed down the economy especially in the West).
|Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Delta007(m): 4:06am On Jan 06|
Negotiate:Every basement apartment is different; however, here are some concerns:
- They are usually colder (hot air rises); so for someone coming from Nigeria, ensure the heating system works well.
- Natural Light: A few of them do not have adequate windows. Some people do not mind that, others appreciate that. Some of these suites are typically dark so you need the light on most of the time.
- Layout: Sometimes, the layout is weird simply because some of these suites were not properly planned out. So, some suites are less desirable.
- Illegal: Some of these suites are illegal; landlords renovate them without getting the required permits/meeting code. For example, to meet code, rooms must have windows; some do not. On the flip side, some landlords renovate these suites (and meet every building code) without going through the "redtape" to evade taxes. They collect rent (cash) and they do not declare the additional revenue to the government. Again, this does not apply to all suites. There are several legal suites as well.
- Demand: Obviously, demand for basement suites are lower; so the rental costs are relatively lower. This may not be true in a town with students.
I hope this helps.
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