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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 12:29pm On Dec 14, 2018
God bless u dear. Thanks
DrMrsCK:


Please don't discourage people from remarking. Mine too had a difference of more than 2 and yet writing increased

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 12:16pm On Dec 14, 2018
My broda, am sure nobody has ever preached here that there is 100% assurance in the course of remark. In fact, I feel it's 50/50. More so, btw myself & wifey we requested for remark 3x & none came out positive, But it's really worth the effort while we nvr regretted it. So far we have seen many witnessed a positive outcome before, then, why not,
if not?
shege45:
d way u guys talk abt this remarking like its cool
I remember i was so sure of my writing in my second attempt with bc. Pple told me not to bother here bcus the difference between my highest band and lowest was more than 2. I no listen
My result came out unchanged

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 12:13pm On Dec 14, 2018
Beloved bro/sis, for sure not every1 ace writing with MOD but am talking about %age comparisons here.
Meanwhile, I strongly feel MOD shld be ur next shot also and am sure ur success awaits you with some more hard work. God bless!
EyesondPrize:
I wrote with Mod, W-6.0

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 11:49am On Dec 14, 2018
Flourish!!!! In fact this ur moniker fits u perfectly well cos u indeed flourished(lol). Me I am giving u an award as the "RUGGEDY MAMA" of this house.
& that ur "Yoruba Ponbele" still got me laughing here.
Na shakara those speaking examiners like to they do.
CONGRATULATIONS dear & all d best ahead.
flourisher:
My e-family! I passed my Ielts o, I PASSED!

I couldn't sleep kankan, been refreshing the page but showing result not found, I just enter gentle mode, didn't want to talk too much, I was just liking all the posts on this page without even reading and worse still you people were unusually quiet yesternight so nothing to engage me, the tension no be here o but now, the journey looks real to me.

First attempt BC
Overall Band:8.0
Listening: 8.5
Reading: 9.0
Writing: 7.0
Speaking: 7.5

NaGodwino!

I doubted myself a week to the exam, I have an extremely demanding job (7-4.30), two boys (3.4 n 1.5) with no help (hubby stays in another state and came home the night before my speaking test).

Thanks to God almighty, I used the study materials on page 1, I chose advantage by Chris and the material that came with the registration.
I made dinner immediately I return from work (if you greet me pass 5sec after close of work, I will politely tell you I have an appointment), fetched water (yes, pumping machine decided to spoil then smh), washed school uniforms, did homework (I had to warn the teacher, omo reduce the homework or you do it by yourself o) cajoled the kids to eat and sleep before 7pm (my toddler is still nursing, so that gets him to sleep faster, though stressful for me, for my 3yr old, I just pretend I am sleeping and after his numerous activity, he gets bored and sleeps off- sometimes, I also end up sleeping off lol).

So, I studied from 7pm-9pm (non-church service days, stopped attending mid-week service the week before exam (church days 8-9)), slept till 12, then studied from 12-5am to go make breakfast, walking like a zombie (most times, I complete my dressing up @ work, shebi na to come early, wu fashion parade hep?). I did all the practice on the website that Chris and BC recommended except the writing- did about 4 writing practice tests I wasn't 100% confident in what I learnt, so, I felt I needed to read more. I used my husband for the writing practice, whenever he chats me about work or anything, I will respond with either a formal or informal task 1 essay (e.g. I wrote an unsubmitted letter of complaint to the bread seller that sold him spoilt bread stating when and where he purchased, method of payment, emotions and the action needed lol, he had to beg me to stop correcting his statements). Then on weekends, I would send him my task 2 essay and he would mark and correct, whatever he says, I would paraphrase using a different but exact in meaning word and restructure the statement

So, I had 3 hrs sleep @ home, 30 minutes sleep @ work (during lunch time) and occasional dozing offs @ work. Boy I had headache but I lost the extra weight, someone begged me to recommend the drug I was using to shed weight lol.

My speaking was quite short and I lied no be small (well its called fiction). My examiner was speaking Yoruba ponbele while I was at the door and immediately I stepped in, she turn Oyinbo, DiarisGodo. I spoke on the song I like and the only song I could remember was Asa. I couldn't remember any other song in the whole wide world! I kukuma talked about the song and I am sure the examiner knows the song cos she was looking at me in a funny way like you know I don't believe you right? Wetin consan me and it took her a lot of effort to be professional lol (I said Asa lifts my spirit, identifies with my personality, ah iro yen po! abi when I didn't know what to jot down within first 5 secs, I turned to fiction o). In the Part 3, I made sure I used a lot of past, present and future tenses. I knew I did well though I didn't give my absolute best and I really trusted God for a miracle.

On the exam day, just as someone here said, I met two people I least expected, I used the restroom about thrice, the last time was to dance before the writing cos I was getting nervous. The listening was quite clearer than I expected, the part where the PhD student was talking about his future plans was what got me confused. Reading was bam, finished in 33 minutes, read over like 10 times. For writing, I spent extra time on task 1 about 24minutes before I borrowed myself brain. For task 2, I supported that giving gifts is better than other methods of showing we care and gave examples and detailed explanations. I didn't vary my vocab as much as I learnt cos the time was fast ticking. I read each sentence, paragraph and the entire tasks twice (Please write in pencil and edit your work). I was optimistic, I prayed, fasted, confessed and believed God.

God is faithful! If I can make it, then I believe you don't have any excuse

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 11:42am On Dec 14, 2018
Yeah, just in case.
Chicagomum:
Thank you. Do i need to go with my passport when I want to submit?


Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 11:21am On Dec 14, 2018
There is a Zenith bank very close to their office. Just walk in there in say u want to raise draft for BC. It takes abt 10mins.
Chicagomum:
I got 7.5 in speaking and its the maximum band i.e from 7.5 - 9 are in same band.

I want to ask for a remark of the writing.

Dear All,

Please how do I go about the NGN 15,000 payment. On BC's site it says Payable by Bankers draft addressed to British Council.
Do i go to my bank and ask for a bankers draft?

I intend to go to BC office on Monday morning to submit. Someone please help so that i can get the draft today.

Thank you for all your support and encouragement.

I am begging my husband to retake cos he is the PA.


Congrats to all who scaled through.

It will end in praise!


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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 11:15am On Dec 14, 2018
Did u just say you didn't practice much with this intimidating result(lol). Abeg head straight for that remark as u've rightly said without delay. All the best
mizGene:
Hhhhhmmm!

So just checked out my ielts result:

L 8.5
R 9
W 6.5
S 7.5

I can't complain too much as I didn't practice much but I'm considering a remark for writing and speaking.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 11:07am On Dec 14, 2018
Congratulations! Pls dive into the pool asap.
Ella99:
Hello All,

I honestly cannot contain my joy.
3rd attempt at IELTS and first time with IDP and my scores are;
LRWS 9||8.5||7.5||8

1st attempt (BC)
LRWS 8||7.5||6.5||7
(result remain unchanged after EOR)

2nd attempt (BC)
LRWS 7.5||8||7||7

Now i'm sitting pretty with a CRS of 441....from 387 ��

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 11:05am On Dec 14, 2018
So so sorry, feeling really sad here. Pls giving up should not be an option. [quote author=Fybe post=73833786][/quote]
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 11:02am On Dec 14, 2018
I salute ur sharpness for that switch from BC to MOD.
Congratulations!!!
Swansy10:
My people we are here again, this time not to rant but to share good news. The IELTS hurdle has been scaled

2nd attempt after a LRWS- 8.0,6.5,7.0,8.0 BC

MOD Dec 1st
L - 8.0
R - 8.0
S - 7.5
W - 8.5

I know I did very well in the exam but my people how do you get an 8.5 in writing
My hands were shaking after I saw the result. CRS chilling at 453.
To all those that didn't make it this time, keep trying. I am waiting to read your testimony.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 10:51am On Dec 14, 2018
BC vs MOD BITTER TRUTH!!
At this stage, I am convinced it is very safe to advise our people to switch to IDP MOD for their subsequent IELTS test. It has been stylishly advised on this platform b4 now but I think it's time we just hit it on the head. The kinda results released today is so devastating seeing most people do well in other modules but coming short with a 6/6.5 in WRITING. It's simply unimaginable especially when the pointers shows that most of this are from BC.
Listen! If u read from Pt1 till date wella, you can't but agree this assertion is close to the truth and you just need a SWITCH.
Personally, I feel BC is intentional with most of this things and of course I am a living witness. I did BC IELTS 4x and never had 7 in writing. Na so so 6/6.5 until I switched to MOD where I aced writing in both my 2 attempts. Of course it has been canvassed here lately that people should switch to ICES with the varying stress & delay involved with WES. This obvious reason is well enough to make u have that in your IELTS too.
N.B: While I wish our beloved ones heading for remark SUCCESS ahead, I advise you not only select that WRITING for remark but also select SPEAKING alongside. This has worked positively for some folks I know. All the best guys!

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 10:37am On Dec 14, 2018
Plsssssss don't let him give up abeg! Am still in shock here with this wow result but giving up will only waste this huge brilliance.
shege45:
9.0 in writing? Is ur husband a prof in English ?
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 10:34am On Dec 14, 2018
Pls call for remark. But select both Speaking and Writing. That's the new logic
Chicagomum:
I am wailing ooooooo

Listening 9

Reading 9

Writing 6.5

Speaking 7.5

Overall 8.0

Should i ask for a remark? or register for another?

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 10:33am On Dec 14, 2018
Chai! This is so painful. Pls try out remark. All the best
ytp:
Listening -8.5

Reading - 8.5

Speaking - 7.5

Writing - 6.5

May God forgive BC!

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 10:31am On Dec 14, 2018
Pls do so asap. All the best!
nomad26:
IELTS o, why are you doing me like this? I just checked my result cry
L-9
R-9
S-7.5
W-6.5
This exam can frustrate somebody sha, will be going for EOR asap.
Congrats to all who got their desired scores!
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 8:51am On Dec 14, 2018
Like u know exactly what I did richness. My company just don't give out reference letters in this our case,
they only give what they called "embassy introduction letter" for holidays. Had to get it from my Line Mgr and bombarded it with all you listed.
Richness1104:

I quite agree with this. For example, you won't be given a reference/introduction letter by the HR in my organization if you have a pending disciplinary committee issue. Your supervisor may not be in the know or be aware of what the organization policy says about it. I think it's suitable (I stand to be corrected) that one use employment letter, confirmation letter, promotion letter, pay slip, id card and so on to justify. You can even print out your JD and attach.
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 8:45am On Dec 14, 2018
For BC: https://ielts.britishcouncil.org/CheckResults.aspx

JadonOVB:
What's the link to check IELTS result?
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 8:44am On Dec 14, 2018
For MOD: https://results.ieltsessentials.com/

JadonOVB:
What's the link to check IELTS result?
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 8:41am On Dec 14, 2018
He he he! This really calls for celebration. Super happy for you! Congratulations!!!
Olha:
After 8 attempts, God finally said Amen!
BC 5 times
MOD 3 times
3 Remarks with BC, and i got 1 refund

MOD Test on Dec 1st
L-9.0
R-7.5
S-8.0
W-7.0

Perseverance, prayer and have unshaken faith about the whole process.


Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 8:34am On Dec 14, 2018
Super Congrats!!
Chirolechick:
The joy in my heart eh.....it made me purge
1st attempt
L - 8.5
R - 8.5
S - 8
W - 7
While I was worried about my listening I blasted and narrowly escaped writing that I was sure of.

God be praised... I prayed the prayer of St. Joseph and God came through for me,

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 6:21am On Dec 14, 2018
Congratulations damzy.
damzy88:
I am suffused with joy at the moment. After 4 times of asking the IELTS question I am free.

Mod 1/12/2018

L- 8.5
R - 7
W - 7
S - 7.5

This exam shattered my confidence leaving it very low but I thank God I have crossed the hurdle. The sad part is that you are already thinking of another 68 or 75k before leaving the exam hall which could make you lifeless.

Many thanks to everyone on this fantastic group.

Conclusively, Please don't give up grin cry cry cry


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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 6:19am On Dec 14, 2018
Calm down, you should still see it today. They are uploaded in batches.
Chicagomum:
Hello All,

Please when will.Dec 1st Ielts exam appear online. I read that the result was declared by BC yesterday 13/12/18 but my profile shows no result found. I have refreshed a million times
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 6:07am On Dec 14, 2018
Well, it's basically to avoid stories that touched o.
We've seen so many experiences on this platform.
damzy88:
I guess one may not necessarily have to include all the proofs? I have my posting letter but I don't have my HOD's scanned ID. Thoughts?

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 9:07pm On Dec 13, 2018
I don't think there is anything to be afraid of in this ur case. This is normal with our higher institutions but I believe ur HOD will put a valid stamp. This should be enough with other proofs attached such as his scanned ID card , urs too and other proofs including your posting letter. Just don't leave any valuable evidence behind.
soulhighman:


Now I'm scared. I did my NYSC in a university. My HOD is the one writing my reference letter and he would be using the university's letter head. This your post scares me right now.

And no, I wasn't trying to act smart. I was only trying to follow the CIC format as seen on their website and so I put ensured I included the instructions in the email I sent to him plus the links to CIC website.

I am not sure if the letterhead will state the department cos it is like a college/faculty on his own. It is where they run their foundation program for pre-degree students.

So my question is this, if it is like that, does that mean there will be nothing to be afraid of? Since he is the head.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 4:40pm On Dec 13, 2018
Wondering how & why someone would obtain his/her supervisor's reference letter on the company's letter head in d first instance. That's clearly a protocol bridge & forgery. Any letter outside the company's HR should come on a plain paper and notarized "if possible".
einsteino:


The issue is, when the VO wants to verify such letters, what they do is contact HR directly rather than the supervisor who signed the letter, and HR simply replies saying it didnt come from them. HR even went a step further to issue query to the employee for circumventing due process. If you work in a bank, if your supervisor is to write a reference letter for you, it might be safer for it be on plain paper not your firm's letter head. Or better still contact HR... Its not funny watching both your PR and your Job hanging

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 11:46am On Dec 13, 2018
Only If otherwise u have a scanned copy or snap shot of it on your phone to show them
Blooit004:
does anyone here know if I may be allowed to pick up my EOR report without my passport? I currently don't have it with me.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 11:41am On Dec 13, 2018
They will allow you if u have a snapshot or scanned copy of it on your phone. But not having any proof of it at all, they won't.
Blooit004:
does anyone here know if I may be allowed to pick up my EOR report without my passport? I currently don't have it with me.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 6:02am On Dec 13, 2018
Lols @ keyboard exercises. You are not far from the truth at all. Even at 444, I am currently thinking of how to increase my CRS. One can't just sit on it.
A big CONGRATULATIONS to all our ITA clinchers in the house. Wish u all a speedy timeline.
futureenergy:


Congratulations! That's the way to go.

All these analyses on how CRS cut off would drop to 430s may just be 'keyboard exercises'. With the rate people are catapulting their CRS and the way folks with high scores are jumping into the pool, 443-445 range looks like new minimum going into 2019.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 7:08pm On Dec 12, 2018
Hahahahahaha! It's madam iffy again( in dbanj's voice).
Village wetin, if dem even try come near ehn! I believe those CIC people don either join APC/PDP with this there instability like weather(lol).
Anyways, me dey kampe awaiting God's favour at the divine time my sista. But se u remember I once said I go dey chill with some wine pending....but now the wine don finish, pls I won't mind if u send me too dt combo kilishi package make I take substitute for wine till next wk again........lols
Ifeoma77:

Haaaaaaaaaa!!! If the bolded happens, please drop your village name here. We need strong people who can defeat both Thanos and the Night King

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 6:57pm On Dec 12, 2018
Many thanks my fmsimple. Learnt from u leaders on this platform already "say for this journey, patience is very KEY".
fmsimple:


So sorry you missed the draw again. Earnestly hoping the next draw take you out of the pool. Hold tight and be positive.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 6:28pm On Dec 12, 2018
No mind those CIC people jaweeee, before I ace IELTS na 440/442 that foolish CRS dey dance for months o.
Now I passed enter pool with 444 dem dey do rubbish. Mtcheeeeeew. I don vex sef, but he no reach to withdraw my application o(lol)
ottawasenators:
But the people with those intimidating scores should have been cleared by this draw.

Note: that was the CRS distribution as at 7th December.

Either ways we still keep on hoping and praying for the best.

It will end in praise.




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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by wasseynewest: 5:37pm On Dec 12, 2018
Quite a good analysis here while it further shows we still have some people with intimidating CRS in dt pool(smiles). Though, I think it's a slim miss for those on 443/444. Either ways, one can only PRAY because the number of people entering d pool daily cannot be quantified. We hope & await next wks draw.
ottawasenators:
Congrats to all those who clinched ITA today, wishing you all a smooth and speedy process all the way to PPR , COPR et.al

While those of us on 440 like my self , as well as our brethren like say 438-439 (got a couple of my hommies who have maxed out and have been in the pool since first quarter of the year), lets continue to pray and hope for the best that our Christmas gift will surely hit us in next draws.

CRS distribution as at 7 December below looking hopeful.

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