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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Merovingian: 4:14am On Mar 22, 2020
SlowlybtSurely:

It really will take a while for the job market to come back up. Some people who can't work from home are losing their jobs. Small businesses are shutting down. I'd honestly not advise any prospective immigrant, who has a job in Nigeria, to land within the next 3 months.
Seconded. Heard some companies are already planning to slash salary and put some projects on hold.

It is well.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Merovingian: 3:02am On Aug 06, 2019
Jaygirl20:

There's a Telegram group, you can join and get more answers to your questions there. Send me a PM so I can send you the link.
Would like to join the group too, sent you PM
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Merovingian: 11:40pm On Jul 25, 2019
Gec8:
I think with dedication, you can pass your PMP without necessarily having experience in projects.
Correction, you need 7500 hours of on-the-job experience managing projects to even register for pmp not to talk of pass the exam. I think the first responder already mentioned that hence the capm option
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Merovingian: 4:06am On Jun 15, 2019
zigalo:
Good morning good people,

2.I have checked the hr Director profile on LinkedIn
3. I did a check on Canadian business directory
4. I checked online the company has a website
5. I did a domain lookup and discovered the site domain name was just register it in May 2019
6. The company financial transactions are in bitcoin.

I like your sequence of investigative work, the bolded though thats deep

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 10:46pm On Dec 19, 2018
Bimsebony:
Please I have a question for those who used Ethopian airlines and had an infant traveling. What is the luggage allowance for infant. I am seeing conflicting info on this.

Please your response is highly needed. Thanks
You are not alone. Just this morning i had to research on this. I visited Ethiopian airline office weeks back who said 10kg (not sure the attendant understood that my flight was to Canada) but checking their website now i see 23kg for flights from/to Canada. I plan to call their office to clear this out

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 7:43am On Nov 25, 2018
drcynthia:
Ok....so no way to travel with three under 2 yrs kids and two.adults.....its not fair o

I'm sure there is a way, check this KLM website on traveling with children

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 12:15pm On Nov 22, 2018
Newmum0615:
They gave you PTA on a one-way ticket?
My exact confusion, PTA not available to one way ticket

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 8:41pm On Nov 21, 2018
Blackbuddy:

Hi, try these,
For Ontario, you can use 'Drive Test Centre, Ministry of Transportation of Ontario'.
For Alberta, you can use 'Drivers Licensing, Alberta Transportation'.
Gracias

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 10:13am On Nov 21, 2018
Anyone know who to address the FRSC letter to, for drivers heading to Alberta/Ontario? Sadly, FRSC does not use TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 4:54pm On Nov 09, 2018
mikkyphp:

No. I got a better full time employment, so I later declined their offer.
Ok thanks
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 4:49pm On Nov 09, 2018
jelmusboy:
Can someone please upload a picture of a correct winter jacket that can withstand -50°C cold. smiley

Treat as urgent pls
A clarion call to einsteino to pls share pictures of your arsenal of winter gears

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 6:52am On Nov 09, 2018
mikkyphp:

Incorporated Consultants, advantages:
Higher net income; no regular tax deductions
Possible tax advantages
Greater access to capital
Limited liability
Business credibility
Separate legal entity
Help legitimize business expenses
Increase success in response to current trends that see more clients selecting Incorporated consultants over non-incorporated consultants

mikkyphp thanks for this wonderful information.
-did you eventually incorporate?
-was it a better option, comparing the take-home pay with T4?
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 7:06am On Nov 08, 2018
Please can someone explain accepting contract job as Incorporated vs T4. I heard incorporated gets paid higher but won't you be remitting same taxes and deductibles as T4, coupled with all the paperwork you will have to do yourself? Read somethings about incorporated but still not understanding the concept with terms like PSB of 44.5% tax, the salary don finish now. Which of the two is better and why? Thanks

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 10:41pm On Nov 06, 2018
jelmusboy:
Can someone provide me with website link to check salary range of different occupations and trades please.

Try this and drill down to your field/city/certification
https://www.payscale.com/index/CA

For example IT Business Analyst can be found at https://www.payscale.com/research/CA/Job=Business_Analyst%2c_IT/Salary

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 12:38pm On Sep 23, 2018
mzjennypher:
Pls house ow can I get a virtual number?
Try freetone or textnow app, they come with a virtual number that allow you receive and make calls/sms. I use textnow for free, not sure of freetone fee.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 4:46pm On Sep 20, 2018
agates:
Brief Landing gist:

Arrived in Calgary 6pm. I had gotten a furnished accommodation earlier in the month so just went home.
Congrats agates. How did you get the accommodation? The website, payment method, etc
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 8:10am On Aug 25, 2018
damzy88:
Hello, how true is that if someone has a job offer from Canada one may not need the Proof of funds?
Thanks
Very true, but check the first section on cic website for full condition

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 5 by Merovingian: 5:40pm On Aug 17, 2018
Compu001:

Thanks bro. It will be difficult for him to go ahead

This is so sad. Talk about how a simple past action can affect your future opportunities. Lesson to learn.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 2:05pm On Aug 01, 2018
Oben209:
Please house I’m at a cross road right now , I’m usin two degrees for WES and I’m required to send the certificate of both. Can I send them together or it has to be separate mails, the amount I’m seeing for separate mails is about 55k with dhl..
please house can I just send the two in one single mail, has anyone been in this kinda situation

You should be able to send them together. But why are you sending them via dhl and not faxing There are free online fax, myfax or faxzero and many ppl are using them. Save yourself the expense and fax. You should follow this thread to get more responses.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 1:06pm On Aug 01, 2018
Blessedluvdfavd:
The last applicants just withdrew so we applied and signed the lease today long story short. They took 4 months rent upfront and this was much better than the person requesting 12months upfront from us! Phew! Thank God the house phase is over.
Congrats on securing an apartment.

1. Is the upfront payment made in cash or post dated cheque?
2. Can you sub lease or its part of the agreement not to? Asking incase one finds a better job out of city and have to leave.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 8:03pm On Jul 24, 2018
Jewel80:

The website says free baggage allowed is 2 units, then restriction is 23kg...am confused if is 23kg per unit or the two units together must not weigh more than 23kg.

If you had asked the bold text we could have answered you directly that each bag should weigh 23kg. Moreover it was written on the website link I provided that 23kg 'each'. Hope it's clear now?
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 9:40pm On Jul 23, 2018
Jewel80:
Hello guys!
How many bags does ethopian airlines allow for baggage allowance and how many kg per bag please?

Madam have you checked ethopian airline website That should be the authoritative source. Google is your friend

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by Merovingian: 2:16am On May 27, 2018
olajide2428:
Hello All,
Please for those that smoke marijuana ,can it nullify them during blood test.thanks in anticipation for your polite answers. Ciao

Not sure it will. BTW smoking it will soon be legalized by the govt.
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by Merovingian: 7:01am On May 24, 2018
Congrats ken2sure

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by Merovingian: 5:07pm On Apr 29, 2018
lamart:
Hello everyone, i'm uploading my documents post ITA and i noticed there was no section for Letter of explanation.
Thanks.

It appears and disappears with every page refresh F5. Refresh your page and it will appear again

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by Merovingian: 12:27pm On Apr 29, 2018
Psychostar:
Hello People,

I want Express Entry but in a dilemma as to who to apply between myself and my wife.

I have a BSc, as well as 8 years plus work experience in a bank.

My wife has an MBA, but has no work experience at all. Some have used NYSC for the minimum years required to apply as primary applicant. If she has none then you automatically the pa else use the crs tool to simulate who has the highest score.

Kindly advise how best to proceed.

Question 2: Proof of Funds
From what I see in previous posts, I will need to provide a naira equivalent of N8m for a family of 4.
I do not have that amount.
Any suggestions as to How best to work around it would be appreciated.
Gift deed can be used, check page 0 for details

Question 3:
If application is successful, do I have to go with my family immediately or could I go alone at first to "prepare" the way for the family?
Yes you can go alone but you need to land before your medical or passport expires,which ever comes first. See page 0 for stories of how people have landed

Thanks once again.
Its a great forum!


I have tried to answer as much as i can. I can see you read page 0 but you'll need to devote more time to research the best path for your journey.
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by Merovingian: 11:03pm On Apr 25, 2018
Great thread, wonderful people, awesome contributions!

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 1:36pm On Apr 24, 2018
vascey:


1. In Nigeria, hard work and education do not guarantee success and self-sustenance. Not even for the so-called big men.

3. I was at the intensive care unit for infants at UNIPORT teaching hospital one day, a couple came with their pre-term child from Bayelsa and they were told no bed space. meaning the child can go and die for all they care or try another teaching hospital. Think about that.


The reasons are too numerous to count. Do you know how many people leave their well paying lucrative jobs in Nigeria and go to Canny to start at lower positions? Why do you think they do it?

These points are very true. Na who sabi greet oga pas go chop semo, others go manage pure water. The worst of them is our healthcare, churches will need more volunteers in their healing dept to attend to those thrown out to fend for themselves. Poor service combined with half baked practitioners can only be a recipe for something else. You will end up using your savings to fund your self-govt (electricity, water, security, healthcare abroad etc) instead of investing in greater things.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 3 by Merovingian: 10:41pm On Apr 22, 2018
Sugaro:
In another news, my bbb arrived last week, still in the process of getting him a passport with all the booklet iss hopefully next week.
My question is, how long before I notify cic considering the time bound response they expect from me for uploading necessary documents, as I want to be ready before notifying them.

Congratulations on your baby boy. How long do you have to upload all documents upon notifying them?
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by Merovingian: 8:40pm On Apr 21, 2018
nuttyp:
Hello everyone,

Passports stamped, COPR received and all of a sudden am having cold feet.


No doubt many people doing well find themselves in same position, to port or not to port? I don't have answers to help you make that decision but the stories and experiences shared on this platform can guide you. Including the seniors.

The fact is that their economy need you, if not EE won't have existed. And they are ready to reward you handsomely for your contributions while you grow your career. People from your background get good job quickly. The story of the Indian guy who ported with his family and had it tough is a lesson to learn from.
Plan, plan and plan well. Getting a job before leaving the shores of Nigeria is a nice start, maybe you should try it. Someone shared a story of applying to his comp for an internal move to canny on the other thread.

Porting is nothing to be depressed about, cheer up. Don't let LVO people hear you o grin

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 3 by Merovingian: 5:34pm On Apr 20, 2018
njbybrthnly:


Sorry I don't have an answer to your question but just want to point out that this Canada journey is a lesson in humility...so if there's anyway you two can patch things up, the better for you both...blood, they say is thicker than water.

Second the bold. This journey is making many return to burnt bridges hat in hand. Lesson learned so far is never slam the door behind you, that same door might be your only escape route when fire starts

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program-Connect Here Part 3 by Merovingian: 6:20am On Apr 20, 2018
nusetron:

PPR mail followed suit at exactly 3.40am on the 11th of April 2018.
Shipped passport off to ACCRA visa office same day 11th of April 2018
Finally, application got approved this day the 19th of April 2018.

God be praised.

Congrats. Where is your vo?

Let's know if london gang should get another cup of water as we watch this series "ayam waiting" season 4 epi 20

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