Helloooooooooooooooooooo landed seniors where are thou? please share your experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we need it as we prepare to land. please tell us what you know now that you did not know while you were still in Nigeria so we can also learn before we land. Bottom line please anything you come across and feel would be useful to us please share and let us know thanks in advance.
I landed barely three weeks ago in Calgary, well I am lucky to have somebody here who accomodated
me and my family for those three weeks, I have moved into a basement( yesterday) with my family, cost is 750cad without
utilities. Everything is working fine here but our Naija money is nothing compared to the canadian dollar, especially if
you have not gotten a job. I am presently improving my business communication skills with a
three month training program to boost my chances in the job market,
all along its been fine. Everybody here has been fine, the social amenities here are excellent.
I have also gone to the Newcomers Centre here, they gave me coupon for food, furniture(sleepcountry) and I was
made to understand that my kids will be paid some money since we are not working yet. I can also open seperate
College account for the kids and decide to put say 10cad dollar every month, so that when they are grown up
the government will pay a subtantial part of there college tuition fee. Everything is just falling on me like torrents
of goodies. I also have the option of moving around with a subsidized train ticket and a credit card of 1000cad because I opened
an account with RBC. My problem is moving my family around since I cannot drive yet and there insistence on Canadian experience
before you are giving a job.
I think its been a whole new experience for me.....