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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by denzel3(m): 1:24am On Aug 09, 2020
Wow! its exactly 1 year I landed in Canada and it's been an interesting journey so far and I would not trade it for anything. It would not have been possible without the wealth of information on this page

For those at different stages in the process, don't give up! Desire, Persistence, and faith will see you through.

I'm into property management and anyone in, or coming into Edmonton looking for a place to rent can reach out to me.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by denzel3(m): 6:33pm On Aug 30, 2019
Hello family, searching for a studio apartment in Edmonton but don't mind flat sharing. I'm a male in his late 20's. Any help will be appreciated.
Car Talk / Re: Telecom Mast Smashes Benz & 3 Other Cars In Abuja by denzel3(m): 5:48am On Jul 17, 2019
1. Walk close to the wreckage and look well at the container housing the equipments or anywhere around the generators...label de wey go identify the owner and the mast number.

2. 80% of mast in Nigeria is owned by IHS Towers lipsrsealed

3. Check network signal on your phone...the network with the least signal for that area na him get am grin


N0. 1 suggestion above is the easiest way to find out who the owner is. You may also ask the guard for the mast,if there is one

There are mainly only 3 likely owners of the tower,one of them have been mentioned. Ask/ follow up/take legal actions against the property owner who leased out the tower space( as it is most likely a lease)and you have your answer as to who owns the tower and take it up from there.You should be compensated.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by denzel3(m): 5:00pm On May 11, 2019
Congrats! I know that feeling hey

Hello House, i finally received a soft copy of my ECA from IQAS. It took approximately 6months. From November 12 to May 8. The best part is the satisfaction of seeing the assessment as a ‘first professional University Degree In Law’. My people, WES still isn’t out oo. I would have just waited time, money and less points waiting for WES. Thank you all for the wealth of Information, if not I wouldn’t have known about IQAS.
Once my husband’s 2nd IELTS result comes out successful, we’ll be diving into the pool. It will definitely end in praise..[/quote]


Travel / Re: La Campagne Tropicana, The Most Beautiful Beach Resort In Nigeria. by denzel3(m): 4:18pm On May 07, 2019
I have been there once,spent the weekend with friends and believe me the experience was awesome. Iv never been closer to nature.Would definitely visit again soon.
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 7 by denzel3(m): 1:19pm On Apr 29, 2019
Glorified is God and Praised is He. Glorified is God, the most great
It’s PPR !!!! Still looks a dream to me. I have been a voracious reader of this thread and won’t be exaggerating when I say I probably won’t have gotten PPR without the wealth of knowledge obtained here. Below is my timeline.

Decision to relocate: March 2018
IELTS: 8TH September 2018(After 3 attempts)
ECA: Registered with IQAS on 16TH of May 2018, received ECA on 5TH October. Entered the pool the next day
ITA: 15th October 2018. CRS stood at 475, while cut off for the round was 440
AOR: 30th October 2019
Medical passed/ Biometrics request: 28th November 2019
ADR: None
PPR: 16th April 2019
VO: Ottawa
Single applicant
Hmm… where do I start from?

Decision To migrate: The moment I concluded NYSC in 2015, the scales fell of my eyes and I realised the need to relocate to a more enabling environment. You see, I was called to the Nigerian bar a year earlier and my experience as a fresh wig was enough to convince myself I was not going into litigation, at least not in Nigeria. Canada had always been on my mind and I convinced my folks to sponsor my education in Canada to which they agreed. A month Later, I got a good offer in a multinational company, and that was how I quenched the thought of migrating for that period.

Fast forward to march 2018, the spirit to migrate was reawakened I realised there was no job security in this country and we lacked the basic amenities. I discussed with a senior colleague in my department, who advised me to migrate now that I have the chance. Coupled with the fact that I had always wanted to further my studies, my mind was made up and the wheels was set in motion. I spoke to a friend in Canada who enlightened me on the express entry program. He promised to put me through

IELTS: Chai! I.E.L.T.S made me doubt myself. Though I can’t claim to be intelligent, I know I’m not dull. I felt it will be a breeze. I wrote IELTS 3 times! I registered the first exam with British Council for May 2018. I had not discovered this amazing thread then and my friend recommended Jay for me. I practised for a month, staying late at work and studying at least 3 hours a day before the exam. I used Jay’s material all through. I was confident of myself. Alas the result came out and I was devasted LRSW: 8, 8.5,7.5,6.5. I applied for EOR and it come back negative after two months. I registered for the second time to write in August with British Council, and the result was worse than the first; L7.5, R8.5, S7.5, W6.5. I wanted to apply for a remark because I knew I wrote better in my second exam, but the listening score deterred me from doing so. At that point I made up my mind I would write the exam as many times as required just to get the required score. All these while, my ECA was still in process due to the slow paced nature of IQAS. Out of anger, I registered for the next available date with MOD in September, and barely practised. The result was out and I scaled through at the third attempt; L8, R7, W7, S7. I still remember how I screamed out in ecstasy! It was like a mini PPR. I was just screaming ‘ I’m going to Canada, i’m going to canada’

ECA: I registered with WES based on the advice of my friend in Canada who was assisting me. He informed me that WES will evaluate my L.L.B as ‘ first professional degree’ which is the same point as masters. I paid for WES in April 2018 through my friend. It was subsequently, I discovered this thread that I realised that IQAS was the way forward for lawyers. I immediately registered for IQAS, although I had resigned myself to a long wait. I applied for my transcript from University of Ilorin and the process was seamless. ECA from WES came through. Expectedly, WES evaluated my L.L.B as ‘a bachelor’s degree’. ECA with IQAS took 4 months. Their service is slow compared to WES, but it was worth it. ECA was ready by 5th October and it my L.L.B was evaluated as ‘ a first professional degree in common law’. I dived into the pool the next day. My score was 475 and I knew I would most likely receive ITA in the next draw

ITA: ITA came through on the 15th of October. A surprise draw held that day and the cut off was 440. Accepted the invitation immediately and started gathering my documents.

PROOF OF EDUCATION: I uploaded my L.L.B certificate, Call to bar certificate (to avoid ADR), ECA certificate from IQAS and my IELTS TRF.

PROOF OF EMPLOYEMENT: I decided against using my NYSC experience as a lawyer because there was no payslip to back it up, and additional 1-year experience (NYSC) would not have increase my scores. I opted to use 3 years post NYSC experience since its from the same company. I submitted reference letter in IRCC format from HR, payslip for 1 year, employment letter and promotion letter.

PROOF OF FUNDS: I just got a generic letter from GTB, so I supported it with a statement of account, which was more than the required amount. To be on the safe part, I was able to obtain an IRCC compliant letter from diamond bank, and further submitted a statement of my domiciliary account as well. I did not use my pension statement to avoid any story that touch

Medicals: This is was straightforward as immediately I got ITA, I booked an appointment with IOM, Abuja a week ahead of the test. It was all orderly and smooth. I was called about 3 days after by the hospital that I passed the medicals and my results would be uploaded.
PCC: I did mine at louis Edet House, Abuja. It cost N10,000. I received it 2 days after.

AOR: I crosschecked all the documents to ensure I placed them in the right folder. I wanted to write a LOE to explain any slight thing which I thought they VO will need more explanation, but eventually did not as I convinced myself my application was straightforward enough and did not want to raise any complications. I submitted my application on the 30th of October and immediately received AOR. Then the wait began

POST AOR: It was during this stage I learnt true patience (IQAS own is still learning ooo). I was checking my profile everyday expecting to see an update but nothing show ooooo. I realised I was more anxious than before and was not concentrating at work. I joined a watsapp group for October AOR and realised my anxiety was little compared to some Indians. Permutations upon permutations on when we will receive PPR. I then joined an October AOR group via(for Nigerians) this wonderful thread. The group was supportive of one another and made the wait easy by discussing about useful topics which will aid our integration in Canada.
I had read about the notorious Accra VO and wanted to be sure my application was not being treated there. I raised a cse and got to know my application was in Ottawa. By December, I was so inpatient, i found myself ordering my first notes. Only criminality passed! By January 2019, some October AOR started receiving PPR and I became more impatient. I ordered the second noted by February and my file had not been touched since December when criminality was passed. At that point I started believing the theory that single applicants application was processed slowly. I ordered the 3rd note on 5th of March again, thinking the previous request would have triggered the agent to look into my file. Received the note 8th of April and the note was still the same and the only difference was the date the notes were generated. I resigned to fate that the processing of application will cross the 6-month mark and I had stopped checking my profile regularly.

On the 15th of April, I logged into my account and saw a ghost update. Going by trend, I knew PPR was around the corner. I laughed uncontrollably at work and my Boss was asking the cause of my laughter. It felt as though I had received PPR already. The joy I felt was only second to when I passed IELTS. I went home and could barely sleep. Woke up at 1.00am, to check my mail and there was no new mail. I went back to sleep and at exactly 2.00am, the golden mail dropped, Twice! I was happy, I could not sleep again and was just reading the mail over and over again.
It took 5 months and 16 days
This thread has given hope to a lot of people hope, myself included with the wealth of information contained therein, as I would never have known about IQAS. May God bless everyone who have in one way or the other contributed to this thread.
For those still waiting for PPR, just hold on it will surely come.
May good IELTS results, ITA, PPR, COPR fall on all who are expectant
It shall surely end in praise

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 5 by denzel3(m): 4:06pm On Oct 07, 2018
Did you write any cover letter to IQAS to ensure they evaluated your degree as a professional degree?[/quote]

No i did not, i did not need to. Its clearly stated on CIC website.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 5 by denzel3(m): 5:55am On Oct 07, 2018
Well, IQAS won't assess it as a masters,but as a first 'professional' degree, which is the same point as that of masters for the purpose of express entry.

Yes,it is more point than the normal bachelor degree.

IQAS can be frustrating but be rest assured your evaluation will come out positive. You will only get 3 emails from them. The first, you will get after you submit your application (AOR 1). Most people get this approximately a month after you send your application form. Then AOR 2 is gotten say one month after your transcription is submitted. You will get a soft copy of your eca approximately 2 months after AOR 2. Though their website says 12 weeks

It took me 4 and half months to get it done and dusted. The good thing though is that no verification wahala.

Thanks for this brother. I also just sent out my transcript to Iqas. It’s a law degree. So iqas asseses it as master degree? That’s more point as I was so worried. How long did yours take?[/quote]

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 5 by denzel3(m): 1:34pm On Oct 06, 2018
Finally, evaluation of law degree with IQAS is complete and the canadian equivalence is 'a first professional university degree in common law'. The wait was frustrating but worth it!

I had earlier used WES, before realizing IQAS was more suitable for law degree. As you would expect, WES evaluated my law degree as 'bachelor degree'.

Congrats to those who obtained PPR, ITA, and aced IELTS!

It shall end in praise


Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 5 by denzel3(m): 9:18am On Sep 27, 2018
[quote author=bronze25 post=71563040]Hi @Grace135, I didn't get your PM. Probably you should send it again.

Please has any September 08 test taker collected TRF from MOD? I don't want to go & waste my time in their office.

Yes,I collected mine yesterday.
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 5 by denzel3(m): 8:35pm On Sep 25, 2018
Finally, I.E.L.T.S has freed me on my third attempt!

So overjoyed.

First attempt :LRWS 8, 8.5, 6.5, 7.5 (B.C)
Second attempt : LRWS 7.5, 8.5,6.5,7.5 (B.C)
Third attempt: LRWS 8.5, 7, 7,7.5(MOD)

I applied for a remark after my first attempt, but it came out negative.I used jay's method for the writing, thus, i was not surprised about the outcome. I wrote again shortly after, and the result was devastating for me. I lost confidence in myself. I have to admit, i thought i wrote the best during my second attempt. I did not apply for a remark because of my listening score.

I decided to go on vacation to relieve the stress of work and wrote a day before i traveled. Unlike the previous exams, i never prepared and just read a sample of liz's essay. I adopted her style during my writing.It was an opinion essay, and i ensured i stated my opinion and supported a view all through. I never discussed both views before stating my opinion.I also read the manual MOD sends to candidates when they register for the exam. To be honest, the tips were more useful to me than most materials i read online. One tip was to keep it simple and not write to too long sentences as they may make the sentence less coherent.I never expected to pass because of the lack of preparation, coupled with MOD's deliberate attempt to frustrate the candidates on test day due to their lack of organization.But Alas, i scaled through I.E.L.T.S hurdle!

In my opinion, British council is well organised, but that's all i can say about it. MOD, on the other hand, is not,especially with the delay in uploading of results, but i believe are better these days in terms of result.

CRS point sitting pretty at 475. Cant wait for the next draw. I need me a swimming trunk.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 5 by denzel3(m): 10:41am On Sep 22, 2018
Please, anyone who wrote with MOD on 8th of September and has been able to view his result?

Got a mail from Mod on Thursday stating they will be a delay in obtaining results due to processing issue. Is this normal?
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 5 by denzel3(m): 2:14pm On Aug 08, 2018
Presently, i am using IQAS for my evaluation because of my Law degree. You get only 3 mails from IQAS. The first acknowledgement mail (AOR 1) is mostly received 1 month after you submit and they receive your application. You get the Second acknowledgement 1 month after they receive your transcript from your University .Thereafter, your application is placed in line for processing. Present processing time as stated on their website is 12 weeks after all required documents have been received.

Going by the recent trend, most applicants receive the soft copy of their ECA 2 months after AOR 2 rather than the 12 weeks stated on their webiste.

Expecting the soft copy of my ECA by ending of September.


Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by denzel3(m): 2:23pm On Jun 19, 2018
For Unilorin call Mr Ola-07062292776. He works in senate.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by denzel3(m): 11:23am On Jun 14, 2018
hello house, pls does IQAS give reference number to be included on the envelope like WES does, because i just paid and didn't get one.All i can see is transaction id and request id.

Check the bottom left corner of the Iqas application form you were sent after you made payment
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by denzel3(m): 11:22am On Jun 14, 2018
Check the bottom left corner of the Iqas application form that was sent to you after you made payment.

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TV/Movies / Re: Live: Big Brother Naija 2018 (Double Wahala) BBNaija Live Thread by denzel3(m): 9:12pm On Apr 15, 2018
Now that lolu is out, throwing in some sms votes for Ceece!

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TV/Movies / Re: Live: Big Brother Naija 2018 (Double Wahala) BBNaija Live Thread by denzel3(m): 7:16pm On Mar 05, 2018
Lolu sha won't give me a break from voting! No worries, all my free credit will be dedicated to him this week

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TV/Movies / Re: Live: Big Brother Naija 2018 (Double Wahala) BBNaija Live Thread by denzel3(m): 6:47pm On Feb 26, 2018
So i finally get to vote because of lolu. My mothly free 20k airtime wont be wasted this month.


TV/Movies / Re: Live: Big Brother Naija 2018 (Double Wahala) BBNaija Live Thread by denzel3(m): 11:25am On Feb 12, 2018
I think miracle actually likes Nina. Its all like NYSC love, some go beyond the programme. I remember Elizabeth and Kevin

You even remind me of this weird couple in BBA that actually got married on the show...I mean BB actually officiated their wedding. I wonder where they are now. Please who remembers their name?

Nwisho and Meryl

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Phones / Re: When Last Did You Buy A Recharge Card To Load Airtime On Your Phone? by denzel3(m): 10:40am On Nov 03, 2017
2 years ago, since i joined the telcom industry, i have been using free credit by the company

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