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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by WeAreDLucky1s: 1:45am On Jan 02
omidan21:
@ wearedlucky1s: Thanks so much for this explanation. I also soo needed it .

I will most likely be landing at 33 35 weeks. I am traveling mid February and Baby comes around mid March Going to Winnipeg.

1. The 14 days quarantine is it compulsory we rent an Apartment or can we stay at our family place during that period .
2. Also any Manitobian Winnipegers here.
3.Can I contact hospitals or doctors online while on two weeks quarantine.
4. Wld I get the health card at least within that two weeks cause once quarantine is over I need to be secured Doctors appointment the time is soo soo close .

It's my delight to have been of help.

Firstly, as regards the bolded text, biko check with your desired airline.

1. As regards quarantine, no you dont have to rent right away, however your host cannot live together with you in the same apartment/rooms during the 14day period, most especially if they will be going out and coming in daily. The essence of the seclusion is so that new arrivals do not spread it if they are infected, and to be sure they are truly clean if they are not infected. If you must stay with your host, then they have to have a form of arrangements that will ensure they do not come in physical contact with you all through the period which somehow is almost impossible if you all stay in same apartment. Your best bet? Get an AirBnb for that period and then move out at the expiration of the 2weeks rent to your family location.

2. Well, there are a couple of them here, I cannot remember any from the top of my head now, I would have helped you to tag them, however, I am sure they will come around or you may choose to ask location specific questions and, surely, dem go answer you.

3. Yes, Yes, and Yes! In fact there are couple of medical facilities and options that can even include some level of remote consultation and medical aid, we even get some even for naija self. You can start to look out for midwives/medic support now self even while you are still here, due to your current status.
Please start ASAP, also as regards insurance, I do not know for certain how it works in Manitoba/Winnipeg, but you can research that and probably ask any Manitobian as you call dem.lol

4. Well, as in #3 above, I don't know firsthand how it works in Manitoba but I strongly doubt you will get the health card within that short period. Also, you are not allowed to go out nah. But, you can be sure you go get medical support after your 14day quarantine - surely! The worst case is they will consider you as a walk-in patient - for this, you may have to pay, usually from 5k CAD and above with natural birth. It will be more with any complications or CS. Please do not try to consider this option since proper planning can get you free healthcare if you do everything on time. Also, please go along with your medical reports from the doctors visit/prenatal you did or have done in naija, because that also can decide how your case will be treated.

Don't wait o, biko start now, you can get lucky that you go even register from here self and know/choose the hospital or midwife self...never say never.

Congratulations on your PPR and cheers to your new life.

Wishing you safe trip, landing and delivery.

I hope this is helpful and I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by WeAreDLucky1s: 6:31pm On Dec 30, 2020
Flakeyy:
Hello everyone. Compliments of the season. I just got my PR and we're planning to land next month. Please I have a few questions and I'll appreciate if you guys can put me through.

1. I'm pregnant. We plan to land in Toronto, and I'll be about 35weeks gone by then. Does Ontario still do the 3 months wait before we're eligible for health insurance?? If yes, please which province issues health insurance within a week??

2. I'm an accountant, Do the CPA exams from the scratch, or do a diploma or Masters that covers some or all of the CPA courses
I would be grateful if I can get clarification from a landed senior.

Thank you


Hello Flakeyy,

Congratulations on your PPR.

Many have responded to this already, however I wanted to quickly draw your attention to "safe time to fly" for pregnant women. Please note that the internationally recommended is 32 weeks. Although some airline - specific - may allow up till 35 weeks but must include a "fit to fly" from your GP or reliable hospital. Please put this in mind as you search for the airline also enquire about their options for pregnant women.

Secondly as regards the OHIP, yes you can get help right away when you land, in fact I will advise you to contact a midwife since that is most likely what you'll be using as a resident without Health Insurance Card - surely you dont want to pay when you can be on insurance. As such, start browsing the closest midwives association closest to your choice of residence.

Also do not forget the 14day quarantine period, meaning if you have to wait to 35 weeks before flying, you'll be almost due at 37weeks.

Kindly put the above 2 factors into consideration when deciding when to fly, I sincerely wish you haven't booked yet, because as you said, please do not consider birthing in Nigeria...please do not! My wife and I even got a placement early this year with 2 midwives and had interviews and zoom sessions already without landing yet or even PPR self only for our hopes to be dashed...well as you know corona and Ottawa change hand for us...baby is now 4months and we still dey naija..lol

See the link to the Ontario midwives page, use the search option to find the closest to your choice of destination /residence.

HERE

Lastly, although I no b Accountant o, but from what I know, seen, researched and heard, please do not go for M.Sc unless you want to consider it for the grant or if you'll get scholarship. The reason is that Canada is more concerned with what you can deliver not the paper you have. Indeed, many take the Masters route to get the right Network or connection, but do not consider it as an alternative to your Professional Certification. And, don't be surprised if your Line Manager or supervisor only hold a Diploma. Infact, soft skills they say, will take you further, remember most migrants in Canada are professional from their home country. But soft skills isn't learnt in schools in many foreign countries Nigeria inclusive.

PS: please, consider the airline's "fit to fly" options and the 14days quarantine requirements.

I sincerely hope this is helpful, and I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 10 by WeAreDLucky1s: 12:25am On Nov 24, 2020
AyeeshaB:
Thanks for your detailed response. I am aware of all the attachments from IRCC, Ive read them. I just included the word statement for the sake of it. I mentioned "letter" first. Some people also had instances where their banks didn't give them the required letters.

Number 2 question was not pertaining to POF. It was in relation to proving work experience for a now defunct company. I wanted to show my salary inflow.

Thanks again.


Now, that's clearer.

For a defunct company, I doubt your salary inflow to your account would matter much, there are more specifics for meeting the criteria. In my case although not defunct, documents such as Employment letter (front page), Contract letter, Resignation letter, ID Card (front page) are things you can use rather, and then maybe just in case, you MUST, then the Salary inflow for the period (highlight it) which I still think will be cumbersome. Then, well-drafted duties that match your NOC on a plain paper, you can even notarize this letter to give you more peace of mind and sleep grin

Also, there is this thing people do, if you can reach out to the CEO/MD/Supervisor he can also draft out a letter for you affirming that although the company no longer exist, and that they had a good working relationship with you during the period your duties include; A, B and C. Then, go to LinkedIn and make them your connection (this works like charm). Most of your colleagues will clearly state that they work in the company from a period to another, if this matches for 2-3 profile, this might just be your golden bail out.

All the above, in addition to a well structured LOE explicitly stating why you cannot meet the criteria in the required format.

Things to note about Reference Letter is the 2 paramount things of interest, in fact, 3 is essential;
1. Evidence of Work being a close match/related to the NOC in your application.
2. Evidence of Work hours equivalent to Canada standard full-time work and duration (at least one year of continuous work - 3yrs max point)
3. Evidence that you were paid (which usually has lesser importance) because there are no restriction to how much you should be paid
grin
Then other less-vital details about the organization (if it can be verifiable etc, in your case this is not possible, but really is of lesser use, self).

I hope this is helpful, and I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 10 by WeAreDLucky1s: 11:44pm On Nov 23, 2020
ituajude:
Hello guys,
If I buy Treasury Bills or do Fixed Deposit with my Proof of Funds few weeks before ITA, do I need to submit a bank statement too?

I would surely get a reference letter from the bank (for the T.bill / fixed deposit) but I want to know if it's necessary to include a 6 month statement.

To be very specific, You should add any document that would make your application easy to understand yet simple.

That being said, please do not forget that CASH IS KING, although many have used other forms to prove their POF i.e Fixed Deposit, Mutual Funds, Treasury Bills, etc, but above all if PEACE OF MIND is your thing, please just be stupid for once grin and allow the money to stay in the bank.

For better explanation, see my earlier post above, link HERE

I hope this is helpful, and I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 10 by WeAreDLucky1s: 11:22pm On Nov 23, 2020
AyeeshaB:
Hello all, I recently received ITA and I have a few questions.

1. Is it okay if the bank letter/ statement is up to 3 weeks old before the application submission date or what is a safe acceptable timeline? I do not know how long the bank would take to respond so I want to request now but I intend to submit my application around 12th-18th December. Please advise.

2. In a case where I want to include salary inflows into my account do I need the whole account statement for the duration or I can take a screenshot of the exact inflow days?

3. Do all the addresses on all my documents need to be the same (current address, PCC, bank statement/letter, Pension letter). I have not updated my addresses in some of my banks.

4. Is it okay after application to move money from where it was, I do not intend to spend it, I just want to Invest it while I wait for PPR because it has been lying in my dollar account for months with no interest. I ask because I know at entry they may ask for proof of funds, which I would have but probably might not be in the original account or it would show it was removed at some point and put back.

Thanks.

Hey AyeeshaB,

CAVEAT: I AM NOT A VO neither do I process applications for people, but like most people in this thread, I have applied for this, I want the best for everyone and surely, my application is in good stand. So, whatever is written below is an unbiased interpretation of what is on the IRCC's website alongside proven personal experience and knowledge from this forum.

I am particularly taking a keen interest in this question even if it has been answered multiple times before. This is because I delayed my "plugging" into the pool for almost 2 years searching for how to gather the POF, how to meet the requirement while ensuring that I abide by their rules (since 2017). Also, I feel it would be quite informative if I pour out all I know about it and the "general" confusion surrounding POF AND THE SIX MONTH SOA (Statement of Account).

I see the majority of your questions centers around POF, as such let's take a quick view of what qualifies in order to present an acceptable POF. (no sentiments attached)

So, I made a quick road trip to the IRCC's portal on the page with the sub-header "WHAT WE ACCEPT AS PROOF"; Link HERE. Image below.

In the image, I made some inkings with 4 Colours; - let me explain;
1. RED: What you cannot use - in your case, this has no effect, so we will skip it since you'll be using "Money in the Bank" (let's call it Cash). This by all means is the easiest form to prove because it is the sole form that meets their requirement 100%.

2. YELLOW: Borrowed Funds. Well, the only way the VO can prove that the money is not borrowed by you presenting ONLY A LETTER (This is what is requested) is by ensuring you have a history with the bank or financial institution, thus, the reason for the AVERAGE BALANCE FOR THE PAST 6 MONTHS. Note: this will be low if you just recently dropped a lump sum or rarely use the account. - A red flag. Also 6months Average is not 6Months SOA, in fact, you're actually giving the VO work to do by converting your raw data (cash entries) into 6months Average. - Sorry, no yellow inking on Nairaland tongue

3. GREEN: Readily available cash for settlement aka "everyday spending". This is where "CASH IS KING" got its entitlement and the edge over every other means for POF. Remember - CASH IS KING. I am a witness to this.

4. BLUE: How to Prove your money. This, clearly stated with 5 bullets and 4 sub-points what is required to effectively prove you have the minimum required money needed for settlement in Canada.

Now that we know what and how to prove a POF, let's have a deep dive into your questions.

1. Is it okay if the bank letter/ statement is up to 3 weeks old before the application submission date or what is a safe acceptable timeline?
- Please let's assume you stick with what is requested - A LETTER - NOT STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT! In this case, if you have always had your money since forever in that account, you may just pull up a recent letter that meets those requirements in the bullet. Note, recent here is subjective, however, if you can get a letter of 3weeks old in their requested format, I doubt it will be an issue.
ANS: It is Okay. There is no "safe acceptable timeline" per the information on the IRCC page.
Mine: First POF - a week old, Second: 2 weeks plus.
- Never got ADR for Fund. - Never! (FYI: Submitted POF twice because of the new addition, although my first already covers for the new addition(new baby), I just prefer to make documentation easy for the VO - Choice)


2. In a case where I want to include salary inflows into my account do I need the whole account statement for the duration or I can take a screenshot of the exact inflow days?
No one really asked for SOA (Statement of Account). This is just a conception someone coined possibly to avoid unnecessary suspicion and probably to explain some certain inflows. Well, today it has gotten general acceptance - I blame no one.
ANS: There is absolutely no need to highlight or screenshot specifics. If you want to add SOA, it should be because you want to "sleep well or at least give yourself the benefit of doubt" that you were able to prove your POF or cover your tracks, grin as the case may be.
MINE: First - Only the official letter from Zenith Bank - Savings Account, Second - Only the official letter from Zenith Bank - Savings Account! grin No SOA whatsoever - Na! I don't buy that. I believe in the simplicity of my application.
Note: both letters at the 2 Instances met their bullets - I ensured I drafted it for the bank and had them give me in that format. - You can PM me if you want a copy - signed/stamp and on their Letterhead. - Never got ADR for Fund. - Never! (My application was confirmed approved in 3months, if not for Corona wey come pour sand inside my garri, and now baby come join grin I no go kill myself nah grin grin grin)


3. Do all the addresses on all my documents need to be the same (current address, PCC, bank statement/letter, Pension letter). I have not updated my addresses in some of my banks.
ANS: Hey, worry less! The majority of these documents do not even have your past, current, or future address lol. Seriously, don't worry about all these. There are days ahead where you'll pray to sleep only because of endless thoughts about your submitted application and the wait. Please don't start this way. No Nah. Please get your document and upload it.
PCC - Purple page - No address, Bank Letter - No address, RSA/PFA - No address. So, why the headache.



4. Is it okay after application to move money from where it was, I do not intend to spend it, I just want to Invest it while I wait for PPR because it has been lying in my dollar account for months with no interest.
ANS: Please do not make things complicated, in fact, try to make it simple for you, yourself, and everyone. What I would advise you is to put on a scale, the benefit of both decisions - That is, if you leave your money the way it is in the bank VS if you move it. Trust me, if you do the latter it throws a red flag should they mistakenly ask for Schedule 4A - ADR for POF (You've got only one shot away from straight rejection - surely, you don't want to be in this situation) or even if your application has been approved and you fly, how do you want to explain to any "overzealous" CBSA officer at your POE.
My advice is please leave the money there, after all, unless you plan to stay ONE YEAR after PPR before you travel, then you can invest after PPR, the ROI on most investment isn't that glorious, anyways! When you reach your apartment for obodo Canada, you can make it the first in your TODO list grin
MINE: Family of 4 yet, I allow the money to stay stupid there in the bank by now (11months) it would be close to another Million if invested in ordinary yeye 12% Mutual Funds self. But 1M isn't worth a rejection abeg, only IELTS self take almost 600K from me. Biko I cannot come and settle fight with VO wey no like to hear word.

Once again, I personally want to say the issue of POF is one that has hindered many, caused rejection, and has caused many headaches to plenty. Like all issues of Money, always remember the easier it is to explain the better it is to convince, anyone.

I hope this has been informative and helpful, and I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 10 by WeAreDLucky1s: 7:16pm On Nov 23, 2020
Thegirl2019:
Congratulations to all who just received their PPR...it shall end in praise !

I appreciate the effort of all the seniors in the house. Gracias

However, I need your help please
AOR -feb2019
Added my baby in August 2020 and remedicals in November 2020. Meanwhile i and hubby did our biometric last year 2019.
Please what else should we expect or step to take...

NB
Last update was medicals passed

It will end in praise !

We have almost same story. But AOR: Dec2019

Sincerely, I doubt there are other things to do than to be raising webform, pray or order GCMS notes if you have the money, but for people like me, I don't have money and neither do I want to risk my info being shared with a 3rd party. lol

Let's just hope and pray.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 10 by WeAreDLucky1s: 2:26am On Nov 22, 2020
Booqie:
Hi Guys,
I'm new here.
Can I pls get clarification on this:
Will it be possible to relocate with my nanny? She's 21 and I heard if I become her legal guardian then it will be possible but I haven't really seen any information supporting that online.
I'll appreciate detailed responses.
Thank you.

Oh, she is 21! Great and not so good. Secondly, Yes - "Legal Adoption" makes her eligible as a dependant.

To begin with, there is an age limit when it comes to classifying who a dependant is and who can be added as a dependant. For FSW/Express Entry, the age limit is 22 as at AOR! Note the deadline. - The child must not have celebrated 22nd birthday at the time of IRCC receiving your complete application. Click HERE. Unless if the child has a "mental or physical condition/disability".

Also, different states in Nigeria (if you're here) have a different age limit for Child Adoption and in many states, only "Juvenile" can be adopted - In some state Juvenile is at age 17 while for some 18. You'll need to speak with a lawyer within your state for certainty and how it applies to your case. Click HERE - They also have their contact on that article. While for child guardianship, the Nigerian law only permits children below 18years, and I doubt that will meet IRCC's qualification to categorize the child as a dependant.

I know at this point many doubts and thoughts may be running through your mind, but hey, don't lose hope, as a matter of fact, please try to push as hard and fast as you can.

Highlights;
i. You have just one year max from now to ensure you make that child bond and be part of your family for life.
ii. You can try other means that can make the process a lot possible - not necessarily saying you should adjust the difference (I truly hope you understand what I mean here, as it will change everything if done right). Just speak with a good lawyer and surely you both can find a way as regards the age and how the law can be used in your favor - Trust me, lawyers are the best maneuverers.
iii. You may also need the child both parents giving up their parental rights to the child - this can be difficult for many parents especially the learned ones.
iv. IRCC and your timelines - Understanding #2 very well will be very handy as time goes by.
v. FSW/PR is a process of patience originally, with adoption - You'll most certainly need an abundance of it.

In addition, see HERE my previous post for someone who wished to go this same route.

Ultimately, I wish you the very best, and please try to make that child's dream a reality - I believe you can. Also, this is another chance to rewrite someone's generation and give that child a ray of hope off this side of the world - The dark side.

In addition to what @Kekereekun123 advised, which is quite difficult and demanding based on the fact that you'll need to be there first coupled with other requirements, which I doubt is what you plan for, you can try the above. i.e the Adoption Route

I hope this is both helpful and inspiring. And, I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 10 by WeAreDLucky1s: 1:39am On Sep 16, 2020
uche13:
MY PPR STORY. ( A bit long though)

The story of MERCY!!!

ECA (Mine)- 25th January, 2019
ECA (Spouse)- 20th August, 2018
IELTS (5 January, 2019)-LWRS- 8.5,7,8.0,8.0
IELTS (Spouse)- 27th July, 2019-LWRS- 9,6.5,7.5,7.5
ITA-20th AUGUST, 2019
AOR- 10TH October, 2019
ADR (Schedule A)- 25th October
MEP- 31st October, 2019
BIL- 1st of November, 2019
RPRF- 14TH May, 2020
PPR- 12th September, 2020

Congratulations...wishing you more of God's mercies as you progress.

As you've open the door post covid, may PPR begin to drop like rain for us all.
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 6:48pm On May 26, 2020
alteco007:
Hi everyone.
What does it mean when they say the background verification, security background and criminal background are all valid in the reply of a CSE. Does that mean all documents are cleared?

@Alteco007, God don do am for you o!

I received the same email earlier, and may I tell you that I nearly checked every website on the internet just to clear my curiosity - And, sure you know, I got my desired response - YOU'RE ALL CLEARED, PPR/COPR IS PENDING DUE TO SOME OFFICES THAT ARE CLOSED OR OPERATING WITH LIMITED STAFF. I am sure you saw that clause, but you were too excited I guess to re-read that line. haha, It happened to me too, until I was officially informed. lol

Please hang in there, and let's join all others to pray for the swift send-off party for Corona - That guy is spoiling our show.

I remember someone asking if this was Ottawa VO, therefore I am using this moment to say a silent prayer for all those who are in other VOs. Please have hope guys, sure I understand what it feels like, although my waiting period was short, I can't express how frustrating it is to see each nightfall without knowing for sure what the next plan or thought will be.

Please see this as my own little message of inspiration to everyone (+me) in different stages - Just hang in there and someday, you'll walk that aisle as a PR. Please don't lose hope, and NEVER GIVE UP!

I hope this is helpful. And, I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 9:24pm On May 25, 2020
Mamaroon:

grin I remember coco too...

Comgrats on the approval! Have you gotten any further updates on your application since Apr 30? Have you contacted IRCC again?

As in, I was too surprised to see the moniker again, but that's life, naija patriotism is not worth dying for jawe.

Thanks a lot, no I haven't heard from them, although I raised another CSE/Webform some days ago, they haven't gotten back on that. I am assuming the delay is due to the Festive period, and hopefully, they will respond once they return.

Also, just for the information in case you're in the same boat, there's this group on canadavisa where an Inland/CEC applicant actually called and he was informed they have started issuing PPR for inland(which truly started last week), and outland to begin June 3rd or so. But, just like any information on the internet, one needs to take it with a pinch of salt.

I am very hopeful and praying hard that the June 3rd story is true.

I hope this is helpful. And, I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 5:46pm On May 25, 2020
cocococo:
Hello guys. A friend wants to start the EE process. She has a first degree with Uniben, and a post-graduate diploma (PgD) with National Open University (NOUN). I know the highest degree is what is most important. The question is this: if she uses WES to evaluate only the PgD she obtained from NOUN, will the WES report read equivalent of Two or more Certificates? Or must she evaluate both first degree and the PgD in order for WES report to read equivalent of Two or more Certificates?

@cocococo, I remember this moniker from way back of this thread, say part 3 or 4. You were the same person who tried to discourage everyone in the thread then. Well, I guess like all those who stood firm to say they had made up their mind, you also have found reasons to believe now. - WELCOME HOME Bro/Sis

Well, we all know the "a friend of mine", "my friend" style of asking question.

Let me bring you up to speed, and to answer your question with my own as an example.

Within that period and now, I actually took the advise from the thread then, and enrolled at NOUN for my MSc, got the Certificate in March of 2019, did the WES evaluation between June and September of last year, and as at a month ago, my application had been approved.

The answer is YES - WES recognizes Certificate from NOUN and the question of whether to evaluate both degrees, YES - you have to, and note that this is not because it is from NOUN, rather it is because it is counted as a diploma (1 year). - To claim 2 or More certificate, you need to submit the two certificates and have BOTH Evaluated. - PgD is a Diploma, thus you'll need to add the other Certificate/BSc to compliment and make it eligibile for the 2/more certificate, which is higher in point than BSc alone.

Below is the Hierarchy (Lowest>>Highest) for clarity/reference;
- Secondary School Certificate - Little Point
- Post Secondary School Certificate/Diploma Certificate (one/2 year program) - Small Point
- First Degree/Bachelors - Average Point
- 2 or more degrees (ND+HND, Bachelors+Professional Cert./ICAN/ACCA/PgD/CIMA/BCS etc) - High Point
- Masters/Professional Course (LLB with IQAS, MBBS etc) - Higher Point
- PhD - Highest

I hope this helps you to understand that life isn't just a flat surface and hope you have seen reasons why many of us who are here chose this path.

And lastly, I wish this inspire others out there to always give something new a try, if others dont believe in what you want - That shouldn't be a deterrent, rather it should spur you to greatness. - #StayPositive #BeHopeful

I hope this is helpful. And, I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 8:12am On May 10, 2020
WeAreDLucky1s:


Thanks dear, I have just PM LadyMarshall, should s/he respond, I will proceed on that advice you gave.

Also, on the side, I guess I am simply lucky that the post was only deleted, but I wasn't banned along. lol

Well, I'll just try to play by the rules and keep to posting without many links.

Once again, Thank you.

justwise:


Please do not add those links I saw to this thread, you are basically advertising for that company.

LadyMarshall Please ignore that request.

Thank you

Noted.

However, I do not advertise for any company.

@LadyMarshall, kindly ignore the PM - No longer needed. grin
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 11:25pm On May 09, 2020
PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THE ENTIRE POST. If you must quote, kindly delete the majority and leave the part that interests you the most. #SavePart9

You can simply just click share, if you want it saved, and it will be located under your profile in the Like & Shared Post



Hey guys,

In my quest for peace of mind during the waiting period, I decided to get carried away with the thoughts of "WHAT IF". For those who are about to submit, trust me on this, you'll get infected with this thought - No doubt.

The "WHAT IF" sickness is so long and dull as to having your summer being on the Sahara desert. Well, during one of my "WHAT IF" mind game, I started to think of the possibilities of rejection and how to prepare for the trauma, in the event that it happens - Sad! I know you'ld say so. But if you're already post-AOR, I am a million sure you've been infected with this thought already, and should you be about to submit, welcome on board, you'll surely face the same - It's universal and for all I care, it's harmless.

While luxuriating in my endless sad thoughts, I stumbled on these reasons given below on why most applications get the infamous "rejection" and the beauty here is most important for those that are about to submit. Please ensure you look out properly for the below before your submission. It is better to have a late submission than to have a sorry application - Rejection! And to those who have submitted already, please note that you can always raise a CSE to rectify any inadequacy before the VO (Visa Officer) notices - In most cases, CSE is reliable and should get the job done.


I'll be here rooting for you all, my prayers and best wishes are just for YOU!


MOST COMMON REASONS WHY ANY APPLICATION CAN GET A REJECTION

So, below are the most common reasons why applications get rejected - This is taken from the Consolidated eAPR on myimmitracker website.

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1.
My EE got refused due to there is no duties and responsibilities mentioned in the letter even though I provided paystubs, T4, NOA

2.
I declared having two Bachelor’s degree credentials as I earned One Degree n Three Diplomas. However, according to the educational credential equivalency assessment (ECA) issued by WES,I understand they have the equivalent of one Bachelor’s degree (four years) that is highest education degree. I mmigration Officer/s have recalculated my CRS points according to my actual level of education and my CRS score has fallen below that of the lowest-ranked candidate invited to apply in Round 53 of invitations.

3.
(I contacted CIC using webform on 10th April, telling them about my PCCs are in progress.Then i uploaded my PCCs on 20th April using webform) (application got cancelled on 28th stating not providing full PCCs which btw i uploaded through webform)

4.
The application was cancelled for being incomplete. We have provided a police certificate issued by the state police. It must be issued by the Brazilian Federal Police.

5.
The reason is stated as incomplete application. The Kazakhstan judicial organs were not able to provide a police certificate in time, therefore I have sent after applying in March an official letter confirming that we have requested this police certificate, via case specific entry. However, the letter explaining cancellation said that they cancelled because they did not see this confirmation letter and therefore think we haven't made enough letter.

6.
Uploaded only ECA and missed putting in the educational degree and they rejected instead of asking for the doc

7.
I lived in Chennai and Bangalore. The problem was I didn't get the PCC via the indian embassy but directly from the Chennai police. The PCC letter says they don't have any records of any criminal wrongdoing IN chennai.
So CIC got back saying that this letter doesn't cover bangalore, so the entire application is cancelled. the UAE PCC wasn't a problem

8.
The PCC I requested through the embassy was a certificate of good conduct ( same as the one delivered in the province I leaved) that is normally used interchangeable with the one delivered at the central office of Judiciary Police situated in the capital city ( Kinshasa) that issues an extract of the criminal record. Both are PCCs . The only difference is that the latter is only issued for immigration purposes and the first one for administrative purposes. I was not aware of the difference and neither is the officer at the embassy. It is only after the rejection letter in which IRCC pointed me to the correct competent office and the correct document that would be acceptable to them.

9.
my application was rejected and cancelled by CIC for uploading my son's birth certificate in the place of his travel document

10.
I live in the USA, and my FBI was couple of days over 6 months when I submitted the application.

11.
REFUSED DUE TO BLACK & WHITE PCC/Cased was cancel due to not providing Original Iranian PCC. I just provide certified true copy due to error.

12.
Got my application Denied because of a missing PCC. I thought we had to submit a PCC from places we lived in after the person completed 18 years old or from the past 10 years. I lived in Abu Dabi 13 years ago. I did not provided a PCC.

13.
My spouse has a PhD, and this one was written in Latin (it's a old university and they like to used the Latin language) so he requested to have one in English, and he had it. It was the same as the Latin one but just on the top : translated from the English. So when we submitted our case we just uploaded the English one and not the Latin one. That's explain the failure even if we had an EDE

14.
PCC Does not cover entire period of stay in india. That,s the reason they provided. Actually, I got PCC from SSP chandigarh and it mentioned my period of stay at current address. So, maybe thats why.

15.
The Police certificate from Pakistan that you provided with your application is not acceptable as it does not cover the full period of time spent in Pakistan during your first period of residence there. You have indicated in your address/personal history that you resided in Pakistan from November 5, 1987 to June 12, 2008. The police certificate that you provided covers the period from Birth to May 2008.

16.
Reason for refusal is missing police report for 7 months in France

17.
Refused - police certificate not translated

18.
Refused because PCC from Kazakhstan was in electronic form. Paper documents were sent to CIC a week ago, but were not considered.

19.
IMM5562 requested Refused because if you add all my trips in ten years it's more than 6 months and I need a police certificate from USA

20.
During the past 10 years i visited USA several times, the total durations of these visits exceeded 6 months. So i should have added PCC for the US although the six months were not continuous!!

21.
My application was deemed incomplete as my police check was 6 months and 3 days old when I submitted my application. The cut off is 6 months for police checks. The delay in submitting was caused by work references coming through late.

22.
Application was refused as incomplete for lacking of US PCC. I have an MBA from an american university which was taught in Brazil. I selected US in country of education since the university is not a legal entity in Brazil. I don't know if that was the mistake (should have put Brazil) or I should have indicated something like "distance learning".

23.
They had pcc from police which only covers city from where it's applied. "Hi just got an update that my application is rejected becoz of my spouse PCC given only for last 15 years not from his entire duration of stay in India."

24.
Sent Brazilian state PCC instead of federal PCC

25.
Rejected because 1 police cert was missing in the combined PDF


(Source: CanadaVisa - Credit: manboarpig)


I hope this is helpful. And, I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 11:14pm On May 09, 2020
godG:
Sir, WeAreDLucky1s, thanks for your labor of love, folks will surely find it useful! However, I’m afraid, you may end up being banned by Justwise because the links in your post take traffic away from Nairaland. How about talking with folks in charge of page 1 to see how some of those useful references could be archived?

Thanks dear, I have just PM LadyMarshall, should s/he respond, I will proceed on that advice you gave.

Also, on the side, I guess I am simply lucky that the post was only deleted, but I wasn't banned along. lol

Well, I'll just try to play by the rules and keep to posting without many links.

Once again, Thank you.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 1:05pm On May 03, 2020
WeAreDLucky1s:
Ladies & Gentlemen,

I raised CSE 2 days ago requesting the current status of my application and today I got an e-mail response from CIC with the below excerpt;
Q: Abeg, does "Application Approved" mean PPR or just that the application is approved for review?

Caption below;

Thank you for contacting Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

We are pleased to inform you that your permanent residence application has been approved.

A correspondence will be sent to advise you and your family members (if applicable) of this decision. You may be asked to send documents to finalize your application.

A Confirmation of Permanent Residence and a permanent resident visa, if you are from a country that requires a visa, will be sent to you and your family members (if applicable). Please follow the instructions that will be sent with your documents.

We invite you to visit our website for more information on how to prepare for your admission as a permanent resident of Canada.


If this is it....PPR gist loading...stay tuned. AOR: 30/12/2019

I hope this is inspiring especially at a time like this. And, I'll like to thank you for reading.

ausn:

This is looking like good news, ie. PPR. Congrats in advance. Where's your VO? Thanks

WeAreDLucky1s:

VO: Ottawa
GU: 3 times latest 3weeks ago @90 days post AOR
ADR: NIL
I hope this is helpful. And, I'll like to thank you for reading.

kexepet:


Congratulations!!! 4 months processing time.

Gshun:
This one na PPR now, you would surely get the mail once coro go down

COPR2020:

Congrats. It is PPR grin

lasignor:
It's Coro that is delaying your PPR. Congratulations!

BlestHanneSSG:
Wow! Congrats in advance. I don't even want to think it's otherwise. Abeg, start parking. May the New land favour you.
I call you blessed! All the best!!

Kaygirl33:

Congratulations dear. You're indeed favoured. To God be the glory.


JUST TO SAY THANK YOU

I want to thank you all for your kinds words of support, congratulations and the "Likes".

I am still waiting for the Golden Mail, and as I have promised, I will surely give a lenghty and detailed write-up for the Testimony soon as the Eagle lands.

Also, just to spice things up, the next day after the first CSE, I raised another asking specifically for the current stages in my application and the below was the response;


Your application meets the eligibility requirements under the immigration program for which you have applied,

The background verifications are currently valid.
The security background verification is currently valid.
The criminal background verification is currently valid.

· Your application is currently being processed at the Case Processing Centre (CPC-O) in Ottawa, Ontario.


I read that once you have all "Valid" (as above) - Then, this is a strong indication that you've been cleared and Review completed - PPR next.

I will be posting some useful tips for post-AOR and I hope this help those in the pool and others in the future.

How to know your Visa Office (VO) post AOR - Raise a CSE/Webform.
1) Fill in all your application details
2) Ask/Tell them specifically what you would like to know in clear terms e.g which visa office is processing your application, application status, specific details (Eligibilty, Background check, Security etc.) or to update them on something new concerning your application (birth, job, location etc)
3) They will usually respond within a week.
4) Use the link below

https://secure.cic.gc.ca/enquiries-renseignements/canada-case-cas-eng.aspx

And, to those who are yet/about to submit, please make your application correct and concise - That is, keep it simple but complete.

So, once again bro and sis, thank you.

I hope this is helpful. And, I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 10:25pm On Apr 30, 2020
[quote author=ausn post=89043093][/quote]

VO: Ottawa
GU: 3 times latest 3weeks ago @90 days post AOR
ADR: NIL

I hope this is helpful. And, I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by WeAreDLucky1s: 10:06pm On Apr 30, 2020
Ladies & Gentlemen,

I raised CSE 2 days ago requesting the current status of my application and today I got an e-mail response from CIC with the below excerpt;
Q: Abeg, does "Application Approved" mean PPR or just that the application is approved for review?

Caption below;

Thank you for contacting Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

We are pleased to inform you that your permanent residence application has been approved.

A correspondence will be sent to advise you and your family members (if applicable) of this decision. You may be asked to send documents to finalize your application.

A Confirmation of Permanent Residence and a permanent resident visa, if you are from a country that requires a visa, will be sent to you and your family members (if applicable). Please follow the instructions that will be sent with your documents.

We invite you to visit our website for more information on how to prepare for your admission as a permanent resident of Canada.


If this is it....PPR gist loading...stay tuned. AOR: 30/12/2019

I hope this is inspiring especially at a time like this. And, I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 10:05pm On Apr 30, 2020
Ladies & Gentlemen,

I raised CSE 2 days ago requesting the current status of my application and today I got an e-mail response from CIC with the below excerpt;
Q: Abeg, does "Application Approved" mean PPR or just that the application is approved for review?

Caption below;

Thank you for contacting Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

We are pleased to inform you that your permanent residence application has been approved.

A correspondence will be sent to advise you and your family members (if applicable) of this decision. You may be asked to send documents to finalize your application.

A Confirmation of Permanent Residence and a permanent resident visa, if you are from a country that requires a visa, will be sent to you and your family members (if applicable). Please follow the instructions that will be sent with your documents.

We invite you to visit our website for more information on how to prepare for your admission as a permanent resident of Canada.


If this is it....PPR gist loading...stay tuned. AOR: 30/12/2019

I hope this is inspiring especially at a time like this. And, I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 10:57am On Mar 09, 2020
JuneFirst:


Guyz, what's happening here?
Seems I can decode somethings from d bolded lines.

Look for me (Madam Y) on 4th Floor Wing A.

HW guys if you don't report to my desk I go seize una bonus!

Lol!

Ah! shocked shocked shocked

I think say nah only me waka com....so we plenty for here...oya make una line up, make we make roll call. lol

So nah you be next in line for PPR...Abeg 4th Floor no far...I go come chop send off package.

I take God beg you, no near that Bonus o, "Madam Y" - Aka 01/June - tongue grin grin

I am not in the office today, would have come buzz you up. Nonetheless, see you soon.

@Gshun, oya start to arrange your send off package. In other news - WE GO PLENTY!!!

Also, lately, I have been having a serious affinity for crunchy meals and black label - Just saying. cool lol


More wins I pray for us all.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 4:53pm On Mar 08, 2020
Gshun:


Decision to Travel
Immediately i started thinking of raising a family,

IELTS
I even had to work all through the previous night, drove to the exam hall with my laptop
(My job is IT related, hence the criticality of me working even at that point, as there was a major issue).

ITA
Then OINP came through around July,
ITA came OCT 2nd.


PPR
Submitted my application by 13th of October 2019

On 27th of February, I got the golden mail (though I prayed it came before my birthday [/b]but [b]I got it 7days after)

At least I know I now have a choice from the madness happening around here.


I have this strong feeling this is "my guy" G/A. Don't worry, now we know who we are!

BDAY: 20/2
AOR:13/10
PNP:OINP
PPR:27/2
New Job: 10/2018
NOC:IT/Major Issue..hahahah lol grin
Current state here/PC: MADNESS grin
and then,
The Moniker: Gshun (G for something) cool


With all the above bolded. This cannot be mere coincidence.

I go tell your LM on Monday. lol grin grin grin

My guy my guy...more wins I pray.

See you on Monday.

This is to celebrate you - My coded guy! - Congratulations
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by WeAreDLucky1s: 10:37pm On Mar 02, 2020
Ope27:
Good day all, kind share your opinion on below.
What would be your advise to this scenario
Family of five... PPR in ✋
Who have 70% of their POF at hand (cash) aside flight cost planning to land immediately..
Or delay landing for another five months to get 100% POF

This will be long, but try to read through;


Dear OP,

Please permit me to add my input despite not landed yet.

But, the way the question dey bite me for bodi no gree me stay one place.

Ok, now the logic/reasoning for this response.

Let's do a small calculation based on the information you gave;


KNOWN FACT
i. Family of 5 = 3Kids + 2 Adults
ii. POF for Family of 5 = N7.5Million approx. as at today
iii. 70% of N7.5Million/POF4family of 5 = 5.3Million approx.
iv. N5.3Million = CAD 19,400 Approx.
v. No Extra charges/shingbain for flight/arrival, until first spending/buying in Canada
vi. The Money at hand for settlement in Canada= CAD 19,400
vii. At least, you need 5 Extra months to get N2.4Million




SEMI-KNOWN FACTS/ASSUMPTION;
a. At least one parent is a working-class (i.e Principal Applicant) - This is a source of income making upon arrival
b. One of the parents can/will stay at home to look after the kid/s if with a toddler - No need for daycare cost.
c. At least, one of the parents is not in a regulated profession
d. At least, you have research your preferred destination and likelihood of finding a job.
e. At least, one parent is ready to take up a probably less satisfying job to make the family survive.
f. If you stay behind, in the next 5 months you're likely to pay house rent, car/everyday maintenance, school fees, and other related living expenses to the tone of N1Million = CAD 3,700.
g. The chances of even having the exact 30% remaining POF at that time/5Months is a probability since nothing can be 100% guaranteed - Extended/Family bills happen.
h. Based on research and information from family and friends in Toronto/expensive place - as an example, for a typical migrant family (with Naija sense/determined to make it) it is estimated between CAD 2.5-4.5K including house rent (1.2-1.5K) - Condo/Basement, per month.
j. CAD 19.4K without any addition will take you at least 3-5months in Canada with spending caution and discipline. - This is enough time to get your feet on the ground and working/jobbing.



OPINION BASED ON THE KNOWN AND THE UNKNOWN; - Let's start from the known to the UNKNOWN
1. If asking for POF at POE is the main cause for wanting to wait, you may have to fly immediately, since from stories here only about 2% has said anything relating to an Officer asking for POF at Port of Entry, and the most recent said s/he was even given a go-ahead before tendering the evidence. - So you may just remove the fear of the unknown and take your leap.

2. If you wait for the next 5months in Nigeria your estimated expenses are like CAD 4,000, in essence, which will conveniently cover at least your one month living in Canada instead of staying behind.

3. You may make your chances even a lot fancier by ensuring you start applying for Jobs now while still in Naija - both parents.

4. Do not overbuy anything, rather budget everything, know your means, and be ready to live by it.

5. Will your CAD 19.4K be enough till you get something to support your family. Honestly, this is unpredictable, as I have seen/read about people who got a job, really good jobs in days/weeks of landing. And, in some fashion I have read of those who stayed up to 3-6Months till they got something to hold on to. But, believe it, even in those odd situations the ones without jobs still had some non-white collar jobs they used for survival - comon! you cannot predict the future, you only have to make the effort and watch out for the desired outcome.



BOTTOM LINE
Q: Should you make your move immediately?
A: After much deliberation with your spouse based on the division of roles and possibility of earning an income for the family and then, have the determination to make sure you survive - You definitely are ready to FLY!

Q: Can you live with your current 70% POF?
A: Definitely YES! - Larger families have taken that route and are obviously doing great now.

Q: Would you still spend eventually after waiting out the 5 months?
A: That is a no brainer! and by all means, you are more likely to even spend with profligacy.

Q: What are your options?
A: To be blunt, I would say you don't have any other than to take your bags, family and take the next flight to YYZ/Pearson Int'l Airport.

Q: Would you be fine?
A: Only time can tell, however, why don't you find that out yourself.

Q: Any caution if you decide not to fly immediately or soonest?
A: Obviously! You should at least look out for your Medical Date/expiry as it is only valid for 1 year from date of visit to the hospital for the test. Well, I don't know if that still matters before/after landing sha.

Q: Any other information?
A: YES!, please stay away from unnecessary spending and pray for good health for your entire family upon landing.

Q: Are there tips?
A: * Your job from the moment you land is to look for job - Attend job fairs, get information from fellow migrants, join a religious group*-with caution, join communities of similar minds, grow your LinkedIn connections, Be proactive on LinkedIn, Search-Search-and-Search for just JOBS - Other things will follow soon after.
A: * Try to stay off the NOT MANDATORY buys - i.e only go for MUST BUY e.g SIM/Phone, furniture can come later.
A: * Both parents should try to work if both are in high-demand jobs as this will help to pay for daycare if you have a toddler as well give the other parent the holy grail "CANADIAN EXPERIENCE" as well.
A: Also consider shifting jobs, so that a parent can work during the day while the other at night - this saves the cost of a daycare or the need for a nanny to stay with your children - if none is above 12 (my recommendation)
A: * Try to get good health insurance just in case a family member needs aid
A: * Try to look for cheaper airline/fair so as to cut down costs as much as possible if you haven't booked.
A: * Don't choose convenience over "the necessities" for now - KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
A: * Try to do some side/extra jobs even after getting the main one - Lookout for a shift, weekends, and none-white collar jobs as a side hustle.


ON THE LIGHTER MODE:
Abeg check for the weather first before you board o, so as to make sure you prepare your mind, spirit, soul, and body for the Temperature onboarding process when you land.

Congratulations on your PPR.

Abeg me need your prayers oo...God's speed/grace I pray.

Go and prospers @ope27, and I wish you the best of Luck...see you in Canada!

I hope this is helpful, and I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 11:35pm On Feb 23, 2020
Chukwuemekatehi:
Hello my fellow Canadians

Out of my ignorance during the Wes application, I paid extra 85$ for courier service( with tracking).

What effect will this have on my application? Thanks

Q: What effect will this have on my application?
A: The Extra effect grin
REASON: Don't expect it to be faster than the normal no! Just that the completed Evaluation Hardcopy will be sent via courier service with a tracking option and, not via regular post. Period.

Q: When to expect the delivery
A: 3-5 working days, usually. After completion

Q: Are there other benefits aside from the faster hardcopy delivery timeline?
A: NO! To the best of my knowledge

Q: Will this make my processing faster?
A: NO! At least that is what they make people believe.

I hope this has been helpful, and I will like to thank you for reading.
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 6:21pm On Feb 23, 2020
geezonaire1415:
House, please after conclusion of ECA by WES Canada, how long does it take to get the hard copy in Nigeria using standard option.

Means, I mean number of working days between when sent and when received here.

This varies, but you should normally get it between 20 -30 calendar days in most parts of Nigeria from the date that you're informed of the Evaluation outcome - Date on the PDF.

Mine: 20days
Spouse: 23days (Holidays 2 days included)

So, just be hopeful in between 20-25 calendar days you should get it.

Also remember to adequately inform those who will be receiving it in your absence as it comes with NIG POST, so do not expect to receive a call prior to delivery.

I hope you got a favorable evaluation and I wish you the best in the remaining journey ahead.

[Please do the calendar>>to>>workingdays convertion]


I hope this has been helpful, and I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 8:47am On Feb 23, 2020
anuz:
Hi house,

I entered the pool on Friday with 409 score while I rewrite my ielts for better score.

However, I got an email that there's an update on my application by Saturday night.

I checked but didn't see anything.

Should I be worried?

Q: Should you be worried?
A: NO! Try not to always think of the negative in this process, because so many things will want to become negative, so keep the spirit high and positive.

Q: Is it normal?
A: YES!, at least I got exact same during mine, and I guess it was just a delay, the email should have come earlier, probably hours after your registration/signup. It is a kind of signup/change notification.

Q: What next?
A: Try to max your IELTS, pray for favorable draws in the coming days/months, aim your CRS at >470s for peace of mind. And, ensure you are open to PNP.

I hope this has been helpful, and I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 9:27pm On Feb 22, 2020
emeify1:
For proof of employment, is employment letter and reference letter enough for an employment in 2017 to 2018? Are there other documents required? Kindly help confirm

I am going to advise you based solely on what I did.

Q: Is the employment letter and reference letter enough?
A: YES!

Q: Are there other documents required?
A: NO!

Q: Can you add other documents to support?
A: YES!

Q: Should you add other documents to support?
A: YES! Do whatever makes you sleep well at night.
REASON: You'll have many nights where you'll pray sleep comes quickly because of one thought or the other regarding your submitted application - surely you do not want to have any sleepless night as a result of your negligence. - So, JUST DO IT!


Q: When is other documents MANDATORY?
A: When you're unable to get the Reference Letter in CIC/IRCC recommended format, or when unable to get it at all.

Q: What are other documents you can add?
A: ID Card, Payslip/stub, Promotion Letter, Employment Letter, Retirement Letter (if you have cheesy)


Note, although you may be tempted to add all your office documents, emails, pictures, dinner party, and employee rosters just to prove your point - Please don't. Just keep your application simple. It is very difficult to get an automatic reject without them asking you to provide more information when/if they need clarity. At the least, you'll be given 7 days. And to buttress it, nothing or no one has been able to prove that ADR or cumbersome application got them PPR faster/slower than usual. So, just keep it simple, despite your search for peace of mind and quality sleep time. grin


I hope this has been helpful, and I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by WeAreDLucky1s: 8:52pm On Feb 22, 2020
Hello Guys,

I just came across this today - 7 days to closure. Please spread the news.

IELTS PRIZE - #3,000 Pounds to be won - eqv. NGN1.4Million EACH FOR TEN PEOPLE PER COUNTRY;


https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/take-ielts/study-work-abroad/ielts-prize

"Ten lucky IELTS test takers in each of the countries below will be given a £3,000 prize to turn their academic dreams into reality. So the test that's trusted by educational institutions and universities globally could take you to even further, opening doors to your ideal academic field, institution and destination.

The prize is open to test takers living in Colombia, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates or Uzbekistan.

Deadline for applications is 29 February 2020.

How to enter

You must:

be 18 years or above
live in the country you're applying from
have taken IELTS with British Council between January 2019 and February 2020
have an overall IELTS bandscore of 5 or above
be applying for a first year under/graduate degree in Fall 2020/Spring 2021
be applying to an institution that requires IELTS as part of its admission process.
"



I hope this is helpful, and I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 8:51pm On Feb 22, 2020
Hello Guys,

I just came across this today - 7 days to closure. Please spread the news.

IELTS PRIZE - #3,000 Pounds to be won - eqv. NGN1.4Million EACH FOR TEN PEOPLE PER COUNTRY;


https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/take-ielts/study-work-abroad/ielts-prize

"Ten lucky IELTS test takers in each of the countries below will be given a £3,000 prize to turn their academic dreams into reality. So the test that's trusted by educational institutions and universities globally could take you to even further, opening doors to your ideal academic field, institution and destination.

The prize is open to test takers living in Colombia, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates or Uzbekistan.

Deadline for applications is 29 February 2020.

How to enter

You must:

be 18 years or above
live in the country you're applying from
have taken IELTS with British Council between January 2019 and February 2020
have an overall IELTS bandscore of 5 or above
be applying for a first year under/graduate degree in Fall 2020/Spring 2021
be applying to an institution that requires IELTS as part of its admission process.
"



I hope this is helpful, and I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 8:09pm On Feb 22, 2020
niyogeol:
Hi guys,

Please I need clarification on the work history and personal history thing post ITA as I have not been able to get pass that on the application form. So my questions are:

1) Do I still need to put the jobs I am claiming for work history under personal history?

2) I have tried to arrange the personal history in chronological order for 10 years as instructed but it is not turning green. Instead it keeps showing personal activities error when I clicked on the completeness check.

3) Is it necessary I put part time job that happened during my MSc under personal history or just make claim for them in LOE; as these jobs were running concurrently with my studies.

Thank you all in anticipation of your kind response.
Elvis390:
Please can someone help with this. I've been stuck here myself for about 2 days.

To begin with, Congratulations on your ITA.

1) Do I still need to put the jobs I am claiming for work history under personal history?
- YES, there should not be any gap in your last 10 years.

2) I have tried to arrange the personal history in chronological order for 10 years as instructed but it is not turning green. Instead it keeps showing personal activities error when I clicked on the completeness check.
- Check if there are any date lap or there are gaps.
- Just check generally within the forms, and click next/continue.
- You may even change the browser or clear cookies. If all things are right, you'll surely get through it.


3) Is it necessary I put part-time job that happened during my MSc under personal history or just make a claim for them in LOE; as these jobs were running concurrently with my studies?
- Regardless of them running concurrently, you should include them under the personal history
- This is even more mandatory especially when you're claiming the required points for it.


You can ask further questions for clarity should you need to, and surely someone will answer.

I hope this has been helpful, and I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 9:00pm On Jan 24, 2020
A long read on BIOMETRICS at VFS Global - Canada VAC, Lagos

Biometrics is no longer business as usual

Sometimes ago the biometrics capture is seen as a long-queue process where you have to arrive early, seat under the sun, and with the possibility of meeting someone you may know. Well, the story has changed not only for speed but also for the fact that IRCC currently takes pleasure in delighting applicants now than in recent past.

Shortly after Medical Passed at around 1am midnight on the 22nd, I tried rescinding the initial booked appointment date that I had made earlier in the month with hope and believe that I will get Medical Passed on 23rd, but as I will later realize It came a day faster than my expectation..."chai this feeling is sweet o". Well, I wish I can predict my PPR date like this - This will mean a jackpot.

Moving on, I quickly cancelled the bookings for 24th and tried making it the next day - The 23rd. However, VFS Lagos do not allow less than 24hours booking but this I only realized after cancelling the first appointment. Well, it was a Wednesday so I switfly re-schedule for the same 24th I had earlier picked - You can't run faster than your legs - since to everything there is a purpose, I guess the same fate as with my unbelievable experience at VFS Lagos.

Swiftly came the 24th, I had taken a day off from work for it and this was to allow me visit VFS as well spend time with my family - we had a great time both at VFS as well as the outing. Thanks to the professionalism of support staff at the Canada Visa Application Center - VAC, damn! to the least they were awesome - swift and topnotch operation you may call it. Also, that of the one-stop cuisine at Ikoyi - we were given a unique treat - those Ice creams were out of this world. My both babies had had a fantastic time today cheesy, but above all we had gotten "Biometrics Completed" on our IRCC profile account and was already issued a Biometrics Number even before getting home from our adventure.

What's more? on arrival at the Center, you'll be greeted with a throng of people soliciting for your patronage. The beauty in this is that they give a sense of believe that business opportunities are endless. Well, I subscribed to a parking space option just for the period of my stay. If you had expected this to be a confortable parking lot, unfortunately it wasn't rather, it is an open space but with an assurance of the seller's watch for security of your car - I paid a token - #500 precisely.

Shortly after walking through the guarded gates and manned doors, we were aided all along by concise directive from the security men and into the main auditorium where the Biometrics activities are conducted. While in there, we were ushered to meet an Automated Ticket Machine operator who give out ticket based on your bookings - Be sure to go with your appointment letter as this is required at this point and afterward. This ticket will be called in synonymous to Airport flight departure calls, ensure you set your sight on the TV screens or listen for the number on your issued ticket as this will determine which Counter to go next after the form filling phase.

The next step is form filling. Each person going for the Biometrics should request for 2 forms. This is well explained if only you can read through in details and between the lines on the form, but as a regular "naija kid", we don't read "terms and condition". So, I "sharperly" asked the people around for the parts to be filled, and I was accurately informed - A portion at the front with your address and at the back with your Name/Signature and Date. Ensure you go with a Pen as this caused us much delay.

Also, aside the delay from the pen, I guess there are things to take away from the IELTS ordeal - Listening! Yes, you need maximum of it here. I realized most staff here kind of speak in low tone yet fast because you'll need them to repeat many times if you would need more than the ordinary assistance.

The main change is that we spent less than 7mins! The is remarkable you'ld say - And, yes indeed it is. Having finished filling the form, our Ticket Number was called and we moved to Counter 4 - The Pre-submission Counter, as directed by the Automated Voice System. What we did here was just to present our papers in certain order - Never mind about the specifics of arrangement, this will be sorted in the desired order by the staff in the counter. At this counter you'll need to have firstly, your printed BIL Letter, The form given to be filled, your International Passport Data page - 2 copies, and your Original International Passport and then you'll be requested to write in pen your email and phone number. All these will be inserted into a clear folder bag and handed back to you. I guess what really happens here is sorting and document arrangement just to ease the operation at the next counter. After this, you'll be re-directed to go the Submission Counter.

At this point, you'll get a feeling that you may have been quite lucky because the Biometrics process for Express Entry is truly EXPRESS! Dont be surprised that you'll be called first before those who were there long before you but not under same category, probably for schooling, visiting visa etc. As usual, we were called again by the Voice System to Counter 10. We met this amazing guy whom him and I switfly bonded and made jokes together. Our document was keyed into the system without haste and before we knew it, he was done! some 5mins spent here, I guess.

Finally, this next phase seem so dramatic - An experience that I haven't been able to understand what we actually went in there for. Well, it was the main deal - The Biometrics Capture Room! "Yippie...we'll be done in a short while", I said. As always, we waited for the Voice System again - Our ever-present assistant. The sweet-tone lady called our Ticket Number CNI---3 for what will be the last time, and we all stood up to proceed to the capture room but, we were told "Only one person at a time" - Well guided you might say. So madam went in first as I had to stay with my kid and before I could make a call she was out! Me: Did they chase you out? lol - She was done. I went in and took mine, the lady? "Tight-faced" but somehow got smiling as I was in awe of how the process went. You'll be told to raise your both hands up just like in movies when a criminal is being apprehended with the scream - "raise your hands up!", well she didn't yell but all others activities followed the same procedures. I raised both hands up, flipped them upon instruction, looked up to a black camera at the top right hand corner, and then she ordered me to have a seat. While starring at those points, several photographs of your hands, height, eye color etc are being taken in silent mode - This is a topnotch technology! After seating, she took a no-flash photograh - Shoulder up, chin down. And lastly, I was told to do an All fingers-print - similar to that done at the Police Office for PCC - but this time on a machine, much like that used when you go for PVC registration. All 10 finger were taken - Right Hand 4 fingers together first, then followed by Left Hand 4 fingers and lastly, the 2 thumbs together - in a 4-4-2 formation.

And boom, we were done! At this Room you'll be given a yellow paper roll ticket similar to the famous white colored "BET9ja ticket" (don't ask) - This is quite long, anyway. This special ticket will be stapled to the Photocopy of your International Passport Datapage and you'll be given your Original International Passport as well. Finally, you'll be told to come along with it whenever you're asked to bring in your Passport - The Request for Passport notification - popularly known as PPR. At this point, I felt, indeed this is becoming real! Eventually, someday I will have to submit the passport for stamping.

Ultimately, for long I have often believed that much of the phases in this journey comes with stress, but the turn in events, an example of the Medicals, and now the Biometrics are indications that certainly the process is getting faster, better and no longer delayed - The previous business as usual. To buttress this, our medicals was completed in about 2 hours much like the Biometrics, which was done in just 30mins! And, this is now the new "business as usual".

In a wrap
What is required;
- Book early online CLICK HERE
- BIL Letter (per recipient)
- VFS Appointment Letter (per recipient)
- 2 Photocopies of the International Passport Datapage
- The Original International Passport

What is not required;
- NO Photograph/passport photograh
- NO Invitation Letter/ITA
- NO Money [if you already paid in full up front at submission/AOR]

I hope this is helpful. And, I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by WeAreDLucky1s: 5:17pm On Jan 03, 2020
intercedertee:
Good day all
Please is gate crashing still applicable at qlife or IOM if with ITA/remedical request letter.

Well, I might not be able to answer affirmatively because I don't work for either of them neither did I apply that approach for mine.

But, I will answer based on personal experience just last week with QLife.

Well, I got an unexpected ITA and had to immediately book an appointment though I wanted a closer date. So, on the booked date I visited and sadly, I got there around 7:18am. I was #1 on the list for Canada medicals.

All through the medicals we were just two - 2! My family and another single applicant came for the Canada Medicals. And we were both done before 10am.

During the medicals the USA Medicals people had a lady who showed up before her date in fact, she paid a day prior and her appointment was like 3weeks ahead, but she "gate crashed".

Beside gate crashing, she caused a scene claiming she needed it for her appointment that it will be closing in 2weeks or so, that she needed the medicals for her interview at the Embassy. She said she called the hospital and they told her to just come. After a little argument, they allowed her take her medicals.

As I sat and watched, I told myself if I knew I would have done same.

See, people usually book ahead with the hope of getting ITA but because of this high CRS people often turn those bookings down thus medicals would always be available - I think.

So you might just try if you stay close to the hospital, and let's see how it plays out. And, if I were to go back in time, I would pull a gate crash.

I hope this is helpful, and I'll like to thank you for reading.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by WeAreDLucky1s: 4:09pm On Jan 03, 2020
intrinsicniyi:
Apologies for posting this here - my blood is actually boiling. lipsrsealed

Good day seniors,

Please is there any amount paid in court for gift deed and affidavit?

Thanks.

I just replied you on the other thread.

Abeg make we carry our local wahala comot for all these obodo snow ppl thread. Make we juz dey look dem, dey pray and hope for our own. grin grin grin

Wishing you God's speed on your journey.

Las las...we go all reach Canny land.

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