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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 16 by sillysassysally(f): 6:10pm On Aug 24, 2019
PLease who is coming or knows anyone that’s coming to Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa ?

Please this is very urgent!
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 16 by sillysassysally(f): 1:26am On Jul 27, 2019
Thank you so much! Means a lot!

kcosam:
Hi Dear Sillysassysally,
It's wonderful to hear from you again and am happy to know you are settling in alright despite the unforseen challenges, we really missed you here. Again I want to say thank you for the heads up and I do appreciate the way you present your posts, well organized and structured making it very easy for even a layman to understand. I wish you all the best in Canada as I pray and hope to join you in Canada as well. Cheers
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 16 by sillysassysally(f): 1:25am On Jul 27, 2019
All hail the CIC spy himself grin

Frankrobbn1:


Happy to have you here once again my spy wink. Your absence from this thread for couple of months was highly felt by the members of this thread. Thanks for sharing those insightful information. It was very helpful! I believe in due time you will settle very well and make Monteral your new home.

I wish you the best!

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 16 by sillysassysally(f): 1:24am On Jul 27, 2019
It’s cheaper but add tax and it’s not so cheap again

docsaj:
You're joking, thought it would be cheaper getting a laptop over there undecided

Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 16 by sillysassysally(f): 10:02pm On Jul 23, 2019
Hi Everyone,

I want to start by sincerely apologizing for going MIA since I got here. Life happened so fast and it didn't help that I didn't have a laptop. I have only just started settling down after all the hassle.

Landing gist...
It was pretty straightforward and didn't take time. The only question I remember the border official asking me was which school I was going to and what program. Then, of course, I was asked to show my correspondence letter and CAQ.

Canada...
I am currently attending McGill University so I'm quite comfortable speaking about Montreal.
1. French everywhere! I was so surprised - even my youtube ads changed to french! Better to start learning french to optimize your experience but if you don't speak French, it's still fine because most people are bilingual.
2. Beautiful city... people say its the best city to jaiye in Canada because things are always happening! I think last week was about Real Madrid (they are in Canada for a tour), then the week before that was jazz festival week... Needless to say, its a really fun city!

Myths people have about Canada
1. People tend to believe that once they leave Naija, they'll begin to live their best lives... It's not really true - especially if you don't have money. Since I got here, I've actually battled depression because my school work is so tedious, i don't even think I'll be able to work part-time to cover my living expenses. If you are doing a one-year program, it's possible that your schedule would be as rigorous because for most masters in Canada, its usually two years so you can imagine the "rushing" they do for one-year programs. So with no time to work, and with steady expenses, you can imagine the stress I've been going through just merely thinking about my situation. Here's my advice to those planning to come to Canada, if you cannot afford living expenses and you plan to work part-time to cover your living costs, please do a two-year program. That way, you'll have more time to spare to work and it'll be reasonable for you to work and still have enough time to commit to your academics.
2. Taxes here in Montreal are a freaking 15%! I bought my laptop and paid taxes of $114! Needless to say, buy your laptop before coming.

Things i'm grateful i did before coming here
1. I'm grateful I packed garri, indomie, etc because when you come here, expenses and bills would hit you like a hurricane - especially in the first few weeks where you have to start paying for a phone plan, rent, bus pass, feeding, etc. Im grateful for the many things i didn't have to buy because i already brought them from Nigeria - I even carried toothpaste, cream, perfume, etc. Once you come here, you'll have a lot of expenses to make that you'd be super grateful if you already have some little things sorted out.

I'm happy to answer any questions anyone has for me. smiley

Goodluck to all TRV hopefuls, University admission hopefuls and GRE/GMAT hopefuls
richcasey:



No landing gist?

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 16 by sillysassysally(f): 2:55am On Jun 11, 2019
No landing gist yet because I haven’t arrived Canada. I’ll update once I get there.

richcasey:



No landing gist?
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 16 by sillysassysally(f): 2:54am On Jun 11, 2019
No. Not to Canada but to the US

Tlontin:

To Canada? Very cheap

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 16 by sillysassysally(f): 6:13pm On Jun 10, 2019
To JFK (US)
Btw, have you now gotten your passport?

OptimusPrime21:


190k to where... if it's not canada fine.. but if it's canada.. am seeing 260k
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 16 by sillysassysally(f): 5:58pm On Jun 10, 2019
I used Royal Air Maroc for my trip. Personally, I had no complaints apart from the fact that the wifi in that their airport wasn’t working. There was also this Nigerian man whose mother needed a wheelchair to get out of the air bus and they just kept posting the guy...

Apart from the above, I think they’re one of the cheapest. I spent like 190k for my trip.

Bracha:
Please leave Royal Air Maroc. Their racism and unprofessional behaviour is on another level. If you want cheap, use Ethiopian airline.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 16 by sillysassysally(f): 4:18am On Jun 10, 2019
Hi guys,

Apologies for the MIA with the TRV update. I’ve been prepping for my professional exams due this week plus I’ve also been traveling.

Hoping to resume once I’m done with my exams.

I wish all TRV hopefuls all the best!

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 5:39pm On Jun 02, 2019
Please who is going to McGill this summer/fall?
Thanks!
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 10:25pm On Jun 01, 2019
Congratulations!

docsaj:
APPROVAL ALERT:
Finally o, thank God. It was a bit of a long wait but its finally here.
Online route- Feb applicant.

Abeg for those who sent me PM, i tried to reply o, but the mail kept bouncing back (abi na me no sabi the PM function?) No vex, pls reach out here.
Anyone going to MB this fall (or anyone who is there already)? Let connect pls...it'll be good to have a friendly face there...

For those still waiting, hang in there, don't give up-, it'll surely end in praise!

cc cychristaa and 2roodi..
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by sillysassysally(f): 10:17pm On Jun 01, 2019

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 9:23pm On Jun 01, 2019
I think there are rules around how early you can go to Canada prior to the start of your program. 30 days or so. The earlier you book, the higher the $ you save

Tlontin:

When do you think it’s okay to move because any time August its sure to get to over 400k if not 500k

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 2:59pm On Jun 01, 2019
Unfortunately, I cannot share my SOP due to personal information contained in it. However, you could find relevant guide on page 1 of this thread or on google.

harveygordon:
Hi @Sillysassysally

Please can I get a Sample of your SOP/LOA? I sent you a PM
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 2:56pm On Jun 01, 2019
Congratulations again on the outcome of your study permit application!

If your school starts in September, I’ll advise you to, if possible, book your flight NOW! Like play like play, prices are inching higher and higher.

Tlontin:
My approval story goes thus...
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 2:58pm On May 30, 2019
Whoop whoop!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!
GO AND BOOK YOUR FLIGHT ASAP! Prices are jokingly inching higher and higher

Tlontin:
ppppppppppppppprrrrrrrrrrr
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 2:56pm On May 30, 2019
Congratulations! Please share your timeline with the house.

SeriaBravo:
Morning guys,

PPRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

For guys who already submitted their passport. Please, how long am I required to stay at VFS for passport submission?

I need to sneak out of the office hence the question to have an idea of how long I will spend there.

Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 2:51pm On May 30, 2019
Is it just me or the “next” button for sending an IRCC webform isn’t working?
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 1:12pm On May 30, 2019
I don’t see anything wrong here sir

Kishkosh:


20190527CALAPPT*****

and my DOB underneath

Am I right ma?
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 10:00pm On May 29, 2019
Wow congrats!!!! Such an amazing story!
ruthnnedi:
Approved!!!

Online application

Applied 3/6/2018
Biometric 5/6/2018
Medical 25/2/2019
Passport request 3/4/2019
Passport received 19/4/2019

My husband got admission into university of Alberta for his masters, he applied for study visa and I applied to accompanying him.

Our application lasted for 10 months plus ... We even forgot about our application and moved on with our lives.

Then I took in (pregnant).
To cut the long story short!! We traveled on the 23rd/4/2019 to Canada. I was 38 weeks pregnant (9 months plus) then, I made up my mind to travel and God on my side the journey was very smooth!! There was no immigration issue etc.

I delivered on 3rd of this month. My baby is now Canadian citizen.

June, July and August 2018 applicants that are still waiting please keep your faith alive because it will only delay but not deny. Thank you all

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 9:53pm On May 29, 2019
I don’t think there’s any need for you to complicate things. If you program has asked you to apply for a co-op work permit, it means that the work is an essential part of the educational program itself.

For instance, imagine an international student going for a 5-year engineering course where in the student would have to seek industrial placement in his 4th year. That industrial placement is part of the curriculum and part of the students grade. The student does not have to explain the work. He only has to explain his academic plan in the context of his visa application.

Hence, you don’t have to start mentioning the work thingy so as not to complicate matters. It is part of your academic program

akanbijm:
Please my course involve that I should apply with a full time work permit along with the study permit. How can I convince the Visa Officer that full-time work permit along with my study permit which I am about to apply for is not an avenue to secure a good job in Canada. Please the guru in the house I need your contribution.
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 9:48pm On May 29, 2019
The people applying for work permit are people going for programs where work is an essential part of the curriculum.

For instance, for my program, 50% of the curriculum entails working in an asset management company which is compulsory for all students. Hence, were were advised to apply for a co-op work permit alongside our study permit. This does not weaken my application in the sense that the VO would think I won’t come back. It’s merely a part of the program requirement.

OptimusPrime21:


Huh... almost everybody here is applying with a work permit.... who isn't going there to secure a job... if u start trying to explain that, the vo will see you have a motive or you even tot about it.. leave that one... all u need to worry about is showing the vo you are genuinely going for studies and coming back, get your financials intact and tight...
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 9:43pm On May 29, 2019
I think so but I’m not sure.
On my visa counterfoil, there’s a place that said “Kenya”
Kishkosh:


I submitted on Monday ma, at the Lagos vsf centre.
My app was online as well .
Wait , are you trying to infer that it's the embassy location where one''s app is treated that will stamp the passport ?
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 9:42pm On May 29, 2019
How are you imputing the tracking ID?
Kishkosh:


Submitted on Monday . It was an online application ..... I'm thinking maybe there's something I'm not doing right in when inputting the tracking ID no
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 11:44am On May 29, 2019
I honestly have no clue.
When did you submit your passport and what office is treating your application?

Kishkosh:


I'm having same issue . I can't track my PPT, I sent a mail to vsf and got a response that " Please be informed that your application is still in the embassy for processing."

@sillysassysally, any idea what's going on ?
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 11:44am On May 29, 2019
I’m so sorry about the delay you’re experiencing...

Maybe this has to do with the office that treated our applications. Was yours treated in the London office?

OptimusPrime21:


Not one bit dear, still saying no records. My contact inside vfs says it's still processing meanwhile it's been 11working days now... plan on mailing cic today or 2moro... this delay is delaying my preparations and flight plans...
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 12:29am On May 29, 2019
Hi,
It was online
Kishkosh:


mine is saying no record found.


@sillysassysally, pls, was your recently approved application online or paper. i applied online and i have not been able to track my CALAPPT ..... regarding my submiited passport.
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 7:54pm On May 28, 2019
Hi guys,
I’m asking for a family member.

Is it possible to go for biometrics with only the copy of one’s passport? I have a friend who applied for a UK tourist visa but her passport is with them. Does she have to wait?
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by sillysassysally(f): 2:29pm On May 28, 2019
Bracha you’re here too? grin

Bracha:
Contact walspring for your SEVIS payment at walspring009@hotmail.co.uk.


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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 by sillysassysally(f): 9:09am On May 28, 2019
optimusprime21 any update ?

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