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Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 11 by pharmow: 7:55pm On Dec 09, 2016
Osemigho:


Thanks for the reply once again. But one last question to you and every elder in Canada ( studying, PR or citizen) because I know you are all busy.

For someone accepted by MA program at Uvictoria of BC(Co-op) and UofToronto(no co-op), with full scholarship covering fees and upkeep, which will you choose or advise to choose, and why? Thank you.

I assume you have full scholarship for both programs. If so, in as much as U of T is enticing (being the top Uni in Canada), I will go for U of Vic. The reasons are, 1. The U of Vic program has a Co-op, with this you can continue working with the company after graduating, and if unfortunately you aint retained, at least you would have 6 months of Canadian work experience which gives you competitive advantage in the labour market. 2. Comparatively, the labour market in Victoria BC is less competitive to that of Toronto. 3. Though Victoria is the capital of BC, it is a smaller city with serene and calm environment compare to crazy big city environment of Toronto. 4. BC is just one hell of beautiful province smiley

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Politics / Re: Buhari Swears-in New INEC Commissioners (photos) by pharmow: 7:06pm On Dec 07, 2016
sarrki:


I disagree with you

Anyone that performs will win

I don't do party

I do performing individual

Nice comment

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Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 11 by pharmow: 5:51pm On Dec 07, 2016
Osemigho:


Thank you for the reply.

You and other founding fathers dwell a lot on the PR and citizenship back then. Am opportuned to read it. Co-op program was also talked about then and Second-tier citizenship I guess. What role does 6 month co-op play in applying for PR immediately after study?
Is the second-tier citizenship still on and any limit to benefits they enjoy?

With 6 month Co-op program, you can get employed by the company after you finish. And you need a permanent full-time job when applying for the express entry program.
About the 2nd tier citizenship, it's called bill C-24. The essence was to stop terrorists from using Canada as a safe haven for their devilish act. The government realize that there are some immigrants and children of immigrants that have dual citizenship, and because of this, they join extreme terrorists group believing that Canadian government will fight on their behalf when they get caught. Hence the government passed a bill that if you have dual citizenship, and you commit a terrorist act, your Canadian citizenship will be revoked. Apart from this, you have every single right and benefit as any other Canadian. In honesty, Canadians are very hospitable and open-minded.

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Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 11 by pharmow: 12:36am On Dec 07, 2016
Julivas:

Thanks
Please, how do i start the process?
Thanks

Go to www.ontariocolleges.ca and check if there's any program that is similar to what you studied

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Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 11 by pharmow: 11:31pm On Dec 06, 2016
Julivas:
I want to thank all the gurus on this thread for the good job you are doing. God bless you all. Please, what is available for a Hnd graduate who wish to further his studies in Canada? Thanks.

You can apply for post graduate certificate program

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Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 11 by pharmow: 10:50pm On Dec 06, 2016
Osemigho:



You are highly welcome. Congrats on your PR. We hope to celebrate your citizenship in 4 years time I guess. Abi how many years between PR and filing to Citizenship? Also why did it take that long to get your PR or that's the norm? Did You enter through PhD?
I hope to we get to learn from your experience. Also, kindly share some of your falls and ups during study and towards getting your PR and what you did to come out strong. Thank you.

Yes you are right, you have to be physically present in Canada for 1460 days after PR. Considering that I was in school for 1 year n half then work for another one year before applying, 3.5 years is not long.
I believe studying in Canada is not that hard, though you may have loads of course work, but the professors are always willing to provide assistance. On getting PR, you need to finish your school program first, then get a skilled work.
There are different streams you can apply through, but the fastest is the Express entry. With Canadian educational qualification and skilled job experience, the chance of getting enough points for ITA (Invitation to apply) is high.

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Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 11 by pharmow: 9:02pm On Dec 06, 2016
Wow! This thread is going strong by the day.
Joined this thread when it was part 2, followed info from experts. I've been in Canada for over 4 years now, got my permanent residency earlier this year and counting down to my citizenship.
This is the kinna thread that makes you thank God for the day you joined Nairaland. Not the snake killing, pre-wedding shooting, tribal bashing threads that are now order of the day on Nairaland frontpage

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Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 10 by pharmow: 10:28am On Apr 14, 2016
Part 10.....wow is quite astounding that this thread is going strong everyday. If there is anyone coming to Edmonton, Alberta buzz me up. I can help you with one or two info
Celebrities / Re: Jemiriye: Evicted From Nigerian Idol, Becomes An Int'l Star by pharmow: 8:38pm On Jan 21, 2016
I wish I have time to read this post, but I don't. You may wanna ask me why I commented if I don't have time to read. All I have to say to that is that I'm booking a space so that I'll make relevant contribution when I do have time to read because what really grinds my gear on nairaland are people that make irrelevant comment on threads. grin

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Politics / Re: Ibrahim Magu Meets Wole Soyinka To Discuss How To Fight Corruption - Photos by pharmow: 8:00pm On Jan 21, 2016
SillyeRabbit:
Lol...that song is "all eyes on me" cool.

Thanks for the heads up. Let's say I do less of hip hop these days, more of 90s and early 2000s hip hop and fela songs. Hip hop is dead grin
Events / Re: Pictures From My Graduation Ceremony by pharmow: 7:15pm On Jan 21, 2016
I like this thread.

If there is one thing I really wish I know before leaving Nigeria, it's surely technical skill such as carpentry, welding, autobody, plumbing, auto mechanic etc. During economic downturn, people with these skills still get jobs.

@OP, the job you have learnt and graduated from is known as Glazing here in Canada. As a matter of fact, an average income for a Glazier is about 44k canadian dollars annually before tax. I saw in your post that you gained admission to study criminology at NOUN. Do you want to do the program because you want to have BSc just like everyone else or you like it. If you do like it, go for it, you will always have glazing to fall back on if things get hard in the job market. If not, I will advise you to continue with your glazing and get formal education in the skill from a certified technical school. With hands on experience and formal education, sky is the starting point for you my friend. I must say you write pretty well too.

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Politics / Re: Ibrahim Magu Meets Wole Soyinka To Discuss How To Fight Corruption - Photos by pharmow: 7:09pm On Jan 21, 2016
Great mind Nobel laureate

Did anyone notice Nikki Minaj and Chris Brown on the TV screens?

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Politics / Re: Just In: DSS Papers Proves Kanu Was Never In Possession Of Any Weapons by pharmow: 10:02pm On Jan 09, 2016
Joe4lv:
We live in sham believing we are one in this country.

I don't preach separation but I know that if you go to the north,you will be denied certain privileges cos you're from the south and same happens in other regions.

we should as a people,do this:
1. abolish state of origin
2. rotate presidency amongst all the regions or better still implement true federalism.
3. implement PIB

Trust me,the best way to bury Biafra is regionalism but I wonder why the Nigeria govt after saying the east has no natural resources and are ravaged by erosion still don't want regionalism. Bring regionalism and let those easterners suffer if you feel your claims are right.


Ver sensible
Education / Re: Nairaland 2015 UNI/POLY Census(rep Your School) by pharmow: 6:57pm On Dec 24, 2015
I'm surprised the op didn't put Yaba College of Technology, the first higher institution in Nigeria, and the foundation of higher learning in the country.
Politics / Re: Nigeria, Now A Research Field For Corruption? by pharmow: 11:19pm On Dec 10, 2015
I giggle

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Politics / Re: Idoma People Welcome David Mark Today In Otukpo, Benue State(pics by pharmow: 8:44pm On Dec 10, 2015
Not until when Nigerians realize that they possess power greater than all political figures combined, Nigeria will continue to be ruled by fellows that are less concerned about masses' welfare

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Politics / Re: Saraki Admits His DSS Detail Masterminded Robbery Of N310M - Sahara Reporters by pharmow: 8:03pm On Dec 10, 2015
Wow

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Business / Re: Security Tips For The Christmas Holidays by pharmow: 7:52pm On Dec 10, 2015
I pray everyone make it through the remaining few days of 2015 in one piece

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Politics / Re: Nairaland Says No To Secessionists by pharmow: 5:07pm On Dec 10, 2015
Thank you Seun. You have brought sanity back to Nairaland

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Politics / Re: Governor Wike Inspects High Court Building Today by pharmow: 9:49pm On Dec 08, 2015
Is there actually 2 of this useless thread on the front page?
Jokes Etc / Re: Little Boy Sucking Directly From Cow (Photo) by pharmow: 7:06pm On Dec 05, 2015
This is grossly unhealthy

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Politics / Re: Governor Ikpeazu Playing Golf In Aba (Photos) by pharmow: 6:57pm On Dec 05, 2015
What is this?

Must they show everything they do on the internet?

This is an eye sore to the lovely game of golf. If you are hellbent on displaying your golfing image to the world, at least play on a golf course with green teeing ground, green fairway and green putting green.
Travel / Re: How A Nigerian showed kindness to an Old woman in Canada's airport by pharmow: 5:06pm On Dec 05, 2015
Nice one bro..........Sacrificing 2.5 hrs of your time in Canada is a lot. I'm quite sure one of the reason(s) they could allow Mama for that long was because of her age. Is really subzero in Canada at this time of the year. I can't imagine what the old woman would have been through with the cold, inability to reach her daughter and possibility of returning back to Nigeria after the long long flight. Once again, Nice one bro

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Politics / Re: New Peak Power Generation Record Of 4883.9MW - TCN by pharmow: 8:09pm On Nov 25, 2015
All I'm here to say is Peace to everyone
Education / Re: Please Advice; Degree In Nursing Or Degree In Electrical Engineering by pharmow: 11:34pm On Nov 18, 2015
I wish I could see this thread on time cos comment outside the 1st page doesn't get as much outreach. My advice for your Op, is that you should go for engineering degree. Do not be limited to what is obtainable in Nigeria. As someone that had post secondary education in Nigeria before leaving over 3 yrs ago, you can never go wrong with an engineering degree. Nursing degree is great but no matter what, you will always be a second fiddle to doctors in medical field. However, with electrical engineering degree (which I believe is one of the most versatile engineering degree) you have a good shot working in many industries in Nigeria or going for your post grad program on scholarship outside naija in as much as you get 2.1 or better. Just my 2 cents for you.
Sports / Re: Nigeria Vs Mali: FIFA U-17 World Cup Final (2 - 0) On 8th November, 2015 by pharmow: 12:14am On Nov 09, 2015
goal
Sports / Re: Nigeria Vs Mali: FIFA U-17 World Cup Final (2 - 0) On 8th November, 2015 by pharmow: 12:11am On Nov 09, 2015
Goal
Crime / Re: Nigerian Army Detains 4 Brothers Two Years Without Trial - Sahara Reporters by pharmow: 8:09pm On Nov 03, 2015
A 9 yr old, A 14 yr old and 17 yr old kids shocked. What are we in that country?

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Travel / Re: Mysterious Facts, Incidents, And Disappearances That Still Remain Unexplained. by pharmow: 3:35pm On Oct 31, 2015
Educative. This is the kinna thread that deserves front page all day

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Politics / Re: What Fayose Wore To Visit Ewi Of Ado-Ekiti (Photo) by pharmow: 2:09pm On Oct 16, 2015
Though I don't support this man political ideology and excessive tantrums as a governor, however, I think he is the most appropriately dressed person in the pix.

I can't just understand why nigerians like wearing 3 piece suit and heavy clothing in that scorching weather.

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Politics / Re: FG Moves To Check Fulani Herdsmen, Farmers Clashes by pharmow: 3:46pm On Oct 12, 2015
Something should be done
Science/Technology / Re: Boy Builds Two Electronic Toy Trucks In Enugu (Photos) by pharmow: 2:45pm On Sep 25, 2015
Many folks on nairaland are blinded by tribalism and are limited in knowledge. Many of them won't do well if they travel outside the country or head a multinational company

Thumbs up to the whizkid

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