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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 12:42pm On Sep 26
Jalzy29:
My Fellow Nairalanders are you coming to Edmonton and need help with landing information, Job availability, renting a place send me a private message i am willing to help. If you are coming to anywhere in Alberta as well. I am more than happy to help as well.

Thank you!
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 7:07pm On Sep 24
Gifty28:
Gifty28(f): 3:17pm
Good afternoon everyone, for single moms who have gone through this process or for people who have ideas about this. (1) A friend wants to try this express entry process but she Just gave birth recently and isn’t with the baby’s father( she’s single not married) she wants to know how to go about it? She hasn’t collected her baby’s birth certificate yet and she wants to know if putting her surname on the certificate won’t have any issue with the immigration process concerning/asking about her baby’s dad??
(2) Will they ask for a consent letter from the child dad regardless of who’s surname is on the certificate? The guy isn’t in her life so she doesn’t want to even tell him anything about it, since it’s just her and her baby.
Pls so many responses will be appreciated �

Unfortunately, she will be required to submit a signed consent from the child's father approving of the child's relocation.
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 11:30pm On Sep 15
Divinegifts:
Enjoy beautiful British Columbia �
Pic 1: Burnaby, BC
Pic 2: Burnaby Mountain View

I've to come to BC. Heard how beautiful it is.
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 7:03pm On Sep 14
binghamm:

It's more out of boredom than anything else.
Okay
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 2:47pm On Sep 14
binghamm:

This una youtube videos no dey end. E be lyk say everybody wey go canada wey never do youtube video never start

Cheap/efficient internet and picturesque environment fuel the urge for these videos, more so when there is a financial gain. grin

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 2:42pm On Sep 14
Lovely pictures Selzsky. Love love the wide smooth roads and dreamy blue skies! kiss

Road trip dey sweet for this country sha. Just load up your car with some food and snacks and drive away, making sure to stop in small small towns to take in the scenery. Amazing!

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 10:14pm On Sep 13
POTUSUK:
Thanks everyone for what you do. Arrived Canada yesterday and in self isolation now. It was a smooth but long flight.

Congrats on your landing!

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 4:29pm On Sep 06
PLSHELEP:
Good morning my people...

After 6 months of uncertainty from when I landed in February, finally got a good job and got a lease agreement.

Please help with leads on furniture bank around the Hamilton area in Ontario. I am exploring Kijiji and Facebook marketplace options already but any cheaper option is also welcome.

Please share leads.

Congratulations!!!
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 1:44pm On Aug 30
titiclassy:
Wait.. Let me be sure that we are referring to the samething, :

I am talking of discounted transport ticket purchase. If this is it then I am very very sure Sheridan, Humber, Seneca, Centennial has.

If this is different from subsidized bus passed, then pls ignore my comments

Do you mean the TTC discount for post secondary students? Where they pay $120 for monthly pass instead of $150?

Schools outside of the GTA/Ontario offer FREE bus passes to post secondary students.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 9:57pm On Aug 27
titiclassy:
My conscience will not allow me to hold the testimony. It's been 18 months

Big congrats to you and your family!
Travel / Re: 3 to 4 Countries: I Need A Travel Partner by SlowlybtSurely: 9:44pm On Aug 23
This should be fun. Y'all, don't forget to keep this thread updated.
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 8:00pm On Aug 21
Cousiim:

Chief, what about a single person!

If you're frugal, you should be good with $1,000 per month.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 3:17pm On Aug 21
koonleh:

thank you,
i am coming with a student visa, no husband,no relations
pls can i get an idea of price of one bedroom with other bills. am trying to see the financial implications to journey so i plan ahead. thank you

Sis, let me not sugar coat this thing; it's going to be very difficult.

Estimate of monthly bills;
Rent: $1,200 (2 bedroom basement, with utilities inclusive)
Groceries: $300
Before and After Sch Care: $1,200
Transportation: $120
Phone bills+internet: $100
Miscellaneous: $200

Total of $3,120 and this does not include the money needed for school and to settle in initially. Unfortunately, you won't be able to make this much working only 20hrs per week. It could be manageable if you were coming in as a PR, cos you will be eligible for some benefits and grants. So except you have some good savings. . . It's going to be financially, physically and mentally draining.

Is there a trusted family member or friend in Nigeria that you can keep your kids with? Your studies is just for one year, you'll be done before you know it. Kids are more resilient than we give them credit for. They'll join you once you finish your studies and have your post graduate work permit.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 11:43am On Aug 18
daks02:
Please anyone apply for visit visa for their parents in February and gotten response? We applied for my MIL since February and no response yet. Anyone heard anything yet?

I applied for an extension in Jan and got a response in June. You might want to call IRCC for an update.
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 1:49am On Aug 14
oohunt:
The story of my return to Canada.

Hello all, you may know (or not know me). I started this thread 3 years ago when I wanted to understand what it was going to take to live in Canada. We had our soft landing in 2017 which I shared.

My friend's mom was on this flight. That journey was mad!

Congratulations and welcome home. grin

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Travel / Re: Tex Trex by SlowlybtSurely: 3:46pm On Aug 07
light099:

You're not in her mind.
Don't be a proxy bot, let her do the talking if she wishes to.

No. I'm not in her mind. Just wondering if she needs a reason to post pictures.
Travel / Re: Tex Trex by SlowlybtSurely: 3:25pm On Aug 07
light099:

Cool thread.
Why are you posting all these pictures?

Eeermm. . . Does she need a reason to post pictures?
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 7:16pm On Aug 01
lastborn111:
Hello my everyone,

Please, I will like to find out, how I can secure an apartment in Saskatoon for my 14 days quarantine plan.

I have tried using AirBnB but am having some difficulties.

Please any advice, suggestion will be appreciated.
Thanks

What difficulties?
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 12:35pm On Jul 21
nomad26:

There was no hot meal on the flight, only a bag of snacks (water/coke/2 tangerines/2 chips/2 stroopwafels and a piece of cake). Snacks don't fill me so hunger almost killed me and I could barely see by the time we landed in Toronto. If you fly klm and you can pack your own food, please do.

Congrats on your 'hard' landing. Very informative post. Well done. kiss

Not many people realize they can travel with cooked food. Yes, you can. I always do. If any officer asks, just tell them you have dietary restrictions and they won't bother you. My suggestion is to use 'coolers' that retain heat for up to 24 hrs. Make sure to add your favourite snacks and. . . enjoy your flight. wink

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by SlowlybtSurely: 8:57pm On Jul 19
oginnite:

What if the Volunteer Job is a paid volunteer. You get paid for 3years for volunteering. take for example Npower that was teaching for three years and paid for those 3years of service..... Any clue to that?

If it's in a relevant NOC and it's paid, then it should count towards express entry points.
Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by SlowlybtSurely: 7:38pm On Jul 19
Volunteer experience can count towards work experience on your resume but it won't count for express entry.

For any job experience to be considered for points under express entry, it has to be paid.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 10:25pm On Jun 24
Lajiniran:
While I am eager to process Canada immigration, I am becoming sceptical cos all the jobs people are getting are not in the areas of my study. I have a Masters Degree in History and Strategic studies.

Where exactly will I fit into in the Canadian workforce?

All career has been Engrs and IT etc.... Do I have to become a technologist or engineer to have a career in Canada? And I don't want to get stucked with petty non professional jobs that is below Blues collar in any form. Thank you

What job experience do you currently have?

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 2:35pm On Jun 09
rockstarB:
Hello people. I've started my journey to being a part of you guys here smiley
I want a career change as soon as I land in Canada, because of that I have enrolled for an online public health course in a top USA university. Am I on the right track please? This course isn't quite cheap smiley
Will the certificate be enough for me to kickstart something in the health line once I reach Canada? I mean like get a job, I can add one more certificate if need be.
Thank you guys

What's your background in? Public health jobs are highly competitive because the Canadian trained/licensed Drs and Nurses who are tired of in-patient care all want a piece of it and are usually the most suitable candidates for most of the roles. If there are still any positions left, there comes the Canadian trained Public Health professionals and Epidemiologists scrambling for them. What about immigrant health care professionals (Physicians, Dentists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Nurses etc) who make MPH (Masters in Public Health) their last resort when they either do not want to pursue their licensing or just want a career change?

PH is pretty saturated with not so many jobs and having an expensive certificate from the US won't put you at any advantage. I'm not saying it's impossible cos their are always exceptions in every case. I'm saying you should weigh your options and make sure this is what you really want before you make such a huge investment.

If you just want something to kickstart a career in healthcare, then there's no need for that investment. Come into Canada and do a few weeks training for PSW, get a job and then work your way up. Good luck.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 2:00pm On Jun 09
einsteino:

I never thought I could ever see downtown Toronto this empty. Now that I think about it, I haven't been downtown since the lockdown.

Aaazziin! But I actually like it like this. Tranquil and serene, with lots of bikers. grin
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 9:04pm On Jun 08
Downtown Toronto. Not much happening due to the lockdown.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 3:04pm On Jun 03
WhyNa:

Bro I dey Vietnam o

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 3:14pm On Jun 02
XX01:

Forgive my ignorance, but is Weston not a crime hotbed?

So I heard. Been here 2 years and I've neither witnessed a crime nor felt unsafe.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 1:51pm On Jun 02
Torkwase1:


Used to work at Steeles too, I was coming from Etobicoke Lakeshore everyday. It was hell, esp during winter!! Had to relocate to Sheppard Ave west sharply. Weston is quite cool, public transport is very regular.

I agree. It's central and provides easy accessibility to other parts of Toronto.
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 1:46am On May 30
Newbeecey:
Less than 6 months in total, too young for school , no need for daycare. PS residency was from middle of the year

I'd think the child will be considered a resident for tax filing purposes from the day of initial landing. However, when applying for CCB, do indicate the travel history and let them decide if he's eligible.
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by SlowlybtSurely: 5:22pm On May 29
Newbeecey:
Hello all,

Please I need some clarification on an area for the purpose of tax filing. If a dependant was not in Canada as at 31 Dec (there is this specific question using turbo-tax) but had come into Canada twice during the year, how is the child's residency status described for tax purposes?

Thanks, I would appreciate a regulatory reference if possible.

How long did the dependant stay on each visit? Were they registered in school or daycare?

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