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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by Gymme(m): 4:18pm On Feb 16, 2019
As someone rightly said, it is purely your decision to make. You have probably decided since you prefer Manitoba but no admission YET.

You can always email TRU for extension. Use the 'requested documents' as delay/reason for asking for extension. No harm in trying!

I would choose TRU over any school in Manitoba simply because of the opportunities after school. #JustMy2Cents

Tvickie:
Hello everyone, so i am at a cross road. I applied to university of manitoba and Thompson rivers for my masters program. Manitoba(which is my 1st choice because of tuition) says ill be replied march ending or early april but i got a conditional admission into Thompson rivers yesterday night and i was asked to provide some documents and 1st installment of tuition fee which is about 1.8 million within 30 days before i can be given the admission letter which will be used at the embassy for visa purposes.

So I am worried that if i pay the fee for Thompson rivers and Manitoba ends up giving me admission, I might not be able to get a refund as i prefer Manitoba(Their refund policy is only on the ground of visa denial with evidence). Bearing in mind that the 30 days deadline wont be equal to when manitoba will make their decision. I dont want to lose both while waiting for the other

I am opting for asking Thompson rivers for an extension of the deadline and will like to get a second opinion from you all.
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by Gymme(m): 1:48am On Feb 16, 2019
The answer is NO. Since you are not 'including' your family in this application, it is NO.

Schonebaby:
Let me post this again. I will appreciate an answer:
Please I need some clarification.
I'm applying for study permit alone. With intention of applying for my husband and daughter after I get MY tRV/study visa.
In filling the form, there is a place where it's asked.
Are you going with your family?
Am I to tick yes or is it no? since I'm applying alone for now.
Please help, I don't want to make a mistake and I'm gathering information.
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by Gymme(m): 2:08pm On Dec 08, 2018
Usually, EE is faster and straightforward if you simply meet the requirements when compared to Study Permit.

Yes you can apply for both concurrently.

princekins:
Please I need some clarification: which is faster to get Visa? the reason 4dix qstn is dat I was debating with someone last night that student visa is faster, but he was of the opinion that it is faster and cheaper to get EE, then seek admission when you get to Canada. Pls I need input from gurus in the house;wat do u guys think and can I run the 2 options, is it safe? Thanks in anticipation.

Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by Gymme(m): 11:59am On Nov 28, 2018
It's advisable to apply for OPEN WORK PERMIT for your spouse instead of Visiting visa. Hence, your TRV or Study permit (when you arrive Canada) may be used in lieu of invitation letter.


Lenta:
Hello everyone.

I am trying to quickly submit visa applications for my spouse and son. I am submitting a visiting visa for my spouse and a study permit for my son. I have a couple of questions regarding the forms for both categories.

1) For my spouse visiting visa, what should I use in place of "invitation letter"? Am I supposed to attach a copy of my passport request or a copy of my student visa?

2) For my son's study permit, how do I go about the issue of "acceptance letter" as he doesn't have any such letter? Am I supposed to fill in the name of my school, tuition etc?

Please house, I would appreciate all the help, advice and recommendation I can get. @goingforward @jnyuwa02 @frankrobbn1 @canadabyfire @lagos2canna and all other experts in the house.


P.S. @blaugrana82 I didn't see your message.

Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by Gymme(m): 11:48am On Nov 28, 2018
What do you want to know about UNBC?

Osasalfred44:
Please anyone gained admission to unbc here?
Travel / Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Gymme(m): 11:00pm On Jun 27, 2018
Yes I think it is for most online applications. Just got passport request after 55 days.

gg4real:
Processing Times says 28 days for visiting visa process but application processing is taking almost 60days. I want to ask if its the same with other applicants?
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Gymme(m): 3:55pm On Mar 15, 2018
Yeah. Been awhile! I'm aight. Sure you've settled down comfortably. Cheers!

vcole:
dude! It's been forever. How r ya?
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Gymme(m): 7:58pm On Mar 14, 2018
Eyha! Choice of city has major impact on a lot of factors. If you have made up your mind on living/settling in BC, what city to live in totally depends on you, your family/career and what your plan is. Google gives close but generic answers. Practically, there is nothing in Victoria (only has the title 'BC's Capital') compared to other known cities. I'm not sure one can explain all about different cities on this platform.

tollu:


We keep going back and forth, can't make up our minds!
As Kontagious said in the other thread, this post PPR phase is something else. After one headache comes another one. Lol.
I wish we had a close family member over there, the "where" decision would have been an easy one.

We're still looking at BC but the research keeps giving me all sorts. Vancouver: expensive no jobs, Abbotsford: drugheads, Victoria: expensive no jobs and on and on. Jobs are not an issue for me because I freelance, this is mainly for my husband.
And I'd really like for us to start life in a proper city then move to wherever we decide. Ayam tayad of the research jare.
We've looked at other provinces but we just keep returning to the beginning.

This is a clarion call to anyone in BC willing to take me under their wing, I be good pikin. Hep needed.
All that cold and snow of other provinces is scaring me s***less.
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Gymme(m): 12:29am On Jul 27, 2017
I actually think both cities are okay. Richmond is in the Vancouver region and it's home to Asians. Some streets, descriptions are in Chinese or so which is no problem (i love 'them'). However, rent and some other living expenses 'might' be higher in Richmond when compared to Prince Albert. I would suggest your sibling go for the job that pays better considering rent and living expenses.

Ytechconst:


Nice word of encouragement from you bro... Please what can you say about Richmond,BC... One of my sibling is on a verge to moving in through arranged employment, he was given two job preferences available to him 1. General Foreman-Richmond, BC 2. Construction Site foreman-Prince Albert, SK.... Can you advise on any of the city. Thanks

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Gymme(m): 11:34pm On Jun 27, 2017
It depends on the type of care job. All care jobs require, at minimum, First Aid certificate and Food Safe which you can get done in just ONE day each. Other than that some care jobs don't require any certification while others do. For example, to work in some 'residential group home', you need a Certificate in Health Care (Health Care Assistant Certificate) and a class 4 driver's license.

Provinces may vary in their requirements.

By the way, the link below gives a number of IMG support programs in Canada. On the page, under IMG Support Program, click 'IMG Support Programs across Canada' to see more.

http://medicine.usask.ca/department/schools-divisions/continuing-education/cme.php#ConferencesCoursesEducationalActivities

emelueobi:
Does a foreign doctor need extra training, certification or licencing to take up 'care jobs' in Canada, and in what province can one easilly get 'care Jobs' before one can start his/her medical career in Canada ?

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Gymme(m): 11:25pm On Jun 27, 2017
All i know is that it is the Capital of BC.

Jemdesi:


Allo Gymme, Please any info on Victoria BC? Thanks .
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Gymme(m): 12:53am On Jun 22, 2017
Most foreign doctors start with 'care jobs' which is closer to their profession while they write their MCC exams. If you've got atleast 2 years of independent practice and written MCCEE, you 'may' get a job in BC. There is currently a program for that.

You could also apply to be a Clinical Trainee being supervised by a physician but NO PAY just the clinical experience which will give you upper hand over other candidates, say, you want to apply for residency.

Babachi:
Guys been following quietly and waiting for my PPR. Thanks to God I hv gotten ppr and just sent my documents.
I am a doctor and will like to ask for possible jobs I can apply for in canada as I wont be able to practice straightaway.
thanks

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Gymme(m): 10:43pm On Jun 16, 2017
If you've got one, bring it along. You can use it to drive until you get your Canadian license which requires passing the driving test (road test or a combination of road and knowledge tests) but don't rush to take the driving test when you arrive. Get used to your city and read the drivers' book provided (for free) so as to know the road signs better. Your international license will be verified if it is original so please don't shoot yourself in the leg as some peeps did.

nairacountry:
Hi guys, what's the place of international Driver's License? I mean, is it advisable to get this in Nigeria or get the National Driver's License once landed? Thanks

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Gymme(m): 10:29pm On Jun 16, 2017
The way you guys are mentioning 200k, 350k on laptop is 'fearing' someborri. Haba!

Well, i'm not sure what your specs are but i'm sure you will get better deal in Canada. With the current exchange rate, 350k is over $1,000 and that will buy you a 'moderate spec' MacBook not to talk of Dell, HP, Acer etc. If your money no reach buy new lappy, you can get refurbished one/open box or they could even be on sale ('might' need to wait for some seasons like Boxing day sale, Black Friday etc). This is for people like us that take advantage of sales anyway.

***Oh @Dogice said it all already***

temitope06:


Depends on the configuration of the laptop you want, what specs are u looking at? Processor, RAM, HDD size, HDD or SSD, Screen size, etc. When u say not less than 200k, does that mean you can go as high as possible or u meant not more than 200k. Recently bought a Dell for 350k but d specs r quite high. Figure out what you want in the lappy first..

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Gymme(m): 8:00pm On Jun 16, 2017
Not sure what the problem is. I reply all pm's sent to me asap. I pm'ed you myself. Hopefully you get the email.

Kyaggy:
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Please can I get more information about BC for you?
My family intends to settle there and I want to know how possible it will be for me to get job to assist my family as my husband is a doctor and will need to take licencing exam first before practising.
Can I get your email or anything to contact you with please?
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Gymme(m): 6:12pm On Jun 16, 2017
I replied your pm.

Kyaggy:
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Please can I get more information about BC for you?
My family intends to settle there and I want to know how possible it will be for me to get job to assist my family as my husband is a doctor and will need to take licencing exam first before practising.
Can I get your email or anything to contact you with please?
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program Connect Here by Gymme(m): 7:52pm On Jun 15, 2017
grin grin cheesy cheesy

MummyJaygirls:


My sister, i dey feel u. Me wey never get medical passed dey dream of house wey i go stay for there, how i will decorate it, etc cheesy cheesy
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program Connect Here by Gymme(m): 12:54am On Jun 13, 2017
Cissy10:
A Bridging open work permit is for people already working in Canada who have applied for permanent residency but their current visa (either post graduate work permit or work permit) will expire before their PR application is approved. This means you can't apply for it if you are outside Canada. You can search for 'bridging open work permit" on the CIC website


Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Gymme(m): 3:13pm On Jun 09, 2017
Hmmm....no wonder he looks familiar. Jesus house!

salford1:

Yeah. Also a pastor(assct) at Rccg Jesus house in S'toon.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program Connect Here by Gymme(m): 8:06pm On Jun 08, 2017
Bro/Sis, this condition has been eliminated in Canada. The spouse does not have to stay 2 years in a marriage anymore. No more CONDITIONAL PERMANENT RESIDENT FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2017/04/eliminating_the_imbalanceforsponsoredspousesandpartnersbyremovin.html


Aseade:


Just like in the US, if you married a Citizen and you are granted Greencard, you must stay in that marriage for 2 years. If you opt out of the marriage before the 2 year lapse, your greencard automatically becomes invalid and revoked.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Gymme(m): 11:23pm On Jun 05, 2017
It is well with the man's family and Calgary.

salford1:

Just a week or two ago. I mentioned the surge in crime rate within and around Calgary.
We need to be vigilant and watch out for ourselves.

https://www.nairaland.com/3842789/nigerian-immigrant-stabbed-death-calgary

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Gymme(m): 3:29pm On Jun 03, 2017
Surrey is a moderate city and part of metro vancouver. It is a nice city with decent number of jobs, peaceful city like most cities in Canada, and more diverse culture. When i saw Surrey, the thought of my favorite African restaurant came to mind. Lol



tollu:


Thanks for sharing your knowledge about BC, much appreciated. We have our sights set on BC, Surrey specifically. Our options are still very wide open but we have Surrey on the top of the list basically because it has the second largest population in BC and less rainfall than Vancouver. So, not too strong reasons and we can easily change our minds.

Do you have any information about the place? Thoughts, ideas?

P.S This is also open to anyone who has got information about BC. Thanks so much.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program Connect Here by Gymme(m): 9:29pm On Jun 02, 2017
I see no reason why one needs to submit schedule A when it's not a required document. If they need it, they will ask for it. We tend to overdo things.

Schedule A was not part of the required documents when i submitted but was immediately requested the next day i requested for my first GCMS (i believe that triggered them to look into my application after 2 months of submission). That was when worked started fully on my application as seen in the GCMS note and recommendation for approval was made.

The document (schedule A) is usually requested if they wanna confirm if one of the applicants has been denied visa in the past, criminality etc (usually within the last 10 years). They only asked my spouse to fill it and they highlighted in the letter (correspondence) that question 6 must be answered and the schedule must be signed by her. As the principal applicant, i did not submit it.

Question 6 asked about 'ever been denied visa in the past' blah blah.

40manlappy:


I didn't submit schedule A with my application and didn't have any reason to. Guess it's a case of mistaken identity.

cc: toyogirl, sehawale

@vcole, SlowlybtSurely, Gimme: Any ideas?

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program Connect Here by Gymme(m): 9:05pm On May 31, 2017
Okay. E don reach betting level now. Lol

I will just keep watching/reading in 3D and sip my Iced Cappuccino here.

Boss13:



https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-acceptable-proof-of-funds-in-Canadian-Express-Entry

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/funds.asp

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/tools/perm/express/intake-complete.asp

No need to get involve with this argument. Yes POF must be in the applicants name. Same as other documents the primary applicant is submitting.

However acceptable POF is not limited to be in the applicants name alone.

But who must submit this document, POF - The primary applicant. Accompanying spouse do not have any document checklist to submit POF. It is where POF is not in the primary applicants name or the account is a joint account, you can then use LOE to explain. The ties are there - your spouse is an accompanying spouse, there is a marriage certificate to show marriage, there is affidavit for name change, the bank statement is showing the last name/surname of the partners, same as international passport.

I can bet your $1,000 US dollars and I can reliably confirm this statement and people who have done likewise who are living in Canada as PR.

Are you up to the challenge. Let me send my account details

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program Connect Here by Gymme(m): 9:41pm On May 26, 2017
I think someone evaluated those two degrees here in NL but not sure if it was through WES or IQAS.

As far as ONE of the degrees is 3 years or more, it may meet the criteria for 2 or more certificates. The other degree/diploma could be a year or two before or after BSc. degree. Besides, Bsc. degree (some programs) in India is a duration of 3 years and they are recognized.

merrymum:


I don't know what credentials you are evaluating but only a first degree BEFORE any other PG diploma/degree counts as 2 or more certificates. So if you evaluated say OND and BSC (and u maybe used ur ND to get direct entry to uni), it doesn't count as 2 or more certifications.
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Gymme(m): 7:07pm On May 26, 2017
Having read from the beginning of this forum, my mind is set on pointing out that Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are not the only provinces for new immigrants to move to. Haba!!! The Atlantic provinces are there too. British Columbia has an economy that ALL provinces are envious of: Balanced budget for the past 5 years. VANCOUVER is the only city i won't advise anyone to move to. There are many other economically-sound cities in BC: Kelowna, Abbotsford, Kamloops, Prince George etc.

I just don't get it why new immigrants tend to move to those popularly condensed cities where few jobs are chased by SO MANY qualified applicants. Plus the living expenses there is on a high side.

Well, you can say 'it is better to go to a place where there are Nigerians or people with similar background'. There are Nigerians in smaller/medium-sized cities. There is no city in the world you won't see a Nigerian and/or a Chinese. Quote me!

You can call me team small city or medium-sized city. Why go to those cities where you spend all your hard earned foreign currency (naira in this case), barely get a good job (probably not in your field because you need to do some certifications etc), pay high rent, even pay school fees (for those that have kids).

Talking about schools for kids. A friend that lives in Calgary pays about $18k to send ONE child to school while we pay NOTHING on kids schooling here (a medium-sized city in British Columbia and 'probably' cities with similar sizes). The glare reason is because the population in those 'bigger' cities is more than public school capacity there and as such, private schools excel. Please know that public schools are more preferred here because most private schools are for religious setting.

So bro @Philip3 and others, British Columbia is a province you can move to too or better still, as a new immigrant, why not move to a place with medium-size, acclimatize yourself (and family) to your new environment/culture. Afterwards, you move to wherever you want if you need to relocate. Not a fan of going to bigger cities because of 'popularity' then do some menial jobs JUST to survive. BC is a province i love and will continue to love because no city is extremely populated than others EXCEPT Vancouver and that is basically because of the weather (they hardly experience SNOW, for those that don't like snow).

In the end, it is a matter of adequate information and personal choice.

philip3:


haha, powers that be.

could you be so kind to re post?

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Gymme(m): 6:06pm On May 25, 2017
I did reply your previous post explaining the benefits one gets living in British Columbia but some powers 'behind' removed the post.

philip3:
@maternal

Just wondering why there seem to be few posts on information on British Columbia.

Do you have any idea what the place is like?
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program Connect Here by Gymme(m): 9:10pm On May 23, 2017
Offices just resumed today, Tuesday because of the holiday yesterday (22/05/2017). They are just going to see it today and hopefully acknowledge it this week.

eyoiba:
Hello house, please i sent my MBA Certificate to WES for evaluation through Hellofax since Saturday 20/05/2017. Up till now, im yet to get acknowledgemnt from them i.e my profile still reads "Waiting for required documents ". Who has an idea of what might be going on? Does it take this long for them to acknowlegde fax or is there anything i can do? I have already made accessment paymet and have got the reference number.
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program Connect Here by Gymme(m): 3:16pm On May 20, 2017
Take out ANY job in category C. If the work experience in category A is not enough (less than 1 year), no worries. You're better off using category B only if you have more than 1 year work experience under that category.

damidamsel:


@40manlappy....thanks alot but does that mean i should take out all jobs that are Category C? The main job i intend using now is Category B and i have job experience of category A but not enough to use as primary occupation
Travel / Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Gymme(m): 3:00pm On May 20, 2017
With the current trend in student visa processing from Nigeria, i would agree that age might make it a bit tight to get a Study Permit from Nigeria. A friend about that age (45) got a study permit in 2014. Nevertheless, if that would be the best and only option, i will give it a try.

That being said, i trust you bro that you have made all your research and they are on point.

If i were the one, i would send one of the kids (probably the older one, 16) to study instead. Then, the parents can apply to visit him/her if necessary. After the child's schooling, he/she process and get PR. The child can then apply for the parents' PR.

Cheers!

40manlappy:


I have a family friend who has decided to relocate to either Canada or Australia but has some obvious constraints. The responses that I got on the Australian thread suggests that the options available for him are not feasible.

He is 52 years; apparently, he is not qualified for PR but the wife is 45 meaning she has just 5 years to secure ITA and obtain PR but obviously, age is no longer on her side to attain the required CRS score. They have 2 kids aged 16 and 15 respectively.

I have done some research on Entrepreneur/Self-Employed visa but the net asset requirements are on the high side for a middle-class family (about CAD$ 300,000 and above). Due to this, I wanted to suggest study route (Masters) for the wife so that she can later apply for Spousal Open Work Permit for her husband. She has B.A English and 10 years teaching experience as at date.

However, someone noted that it may be difficult for her to obtain a study permit for a Masters program at age 45, talk less of SOWP.

What do you think please? Practical insights would be appreciated.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program Connect Here by Gymme(m): 8:34pm On May 19, 2017
I know little about Foreign Trained Dentist in Canada. There is no specific information about getting ECA from the licensing body as far as i know. You may want to phone/email a province (https://www.cda-adc.ca/cdacweb/en/about_CDAC/related_organizations/) about the requirements and process.

ltee:


Great contributions bro.
I like to ask further my wife is a dentist and we looking forward to ppr, please what is the route to registration for her.
Looking forward to your kind advice.
Regards

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