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  1. AlieninVancouver

    'Landed' in Nova Scotia - 3 months update.

    Hi like @canuck78 said, it is effective from the date of landing in Nova Scotia but they need to see a rental agreement or a lease copy to prove that you intend to stay in the province. If you have that proof, you can get your card the same day. Best of luck with your move. :)
  2. AlieninVancouver

    'Landed' in Nova Scotia - 3 months update.

    Thanks :) Halifax Partnership is really great. Their mandate is to make sure that good talent is retained and developed in Nova Scotia. They set up the connector program especially to support qualified new grads, Newcomers from other parts of Canada and immigrants. They then set you up with an...
  3. AlieninVancouver

    'Landed' in Nova Scotia - 3 months update.

    My background is design, Advertising and Marketing. I have about 10 years of experience, 5 in design and advertising and the last in Marketing and Brand Strategy development. Education is a BA from Uganda and an MA from the UK.
  4. AlieninVancouver

    'Landed' in Nova Scotia - 3 months update.

    hahahaha, yeah, plans changed. Vancouver was my original destination but I changed my mind a couple of months before the big move
  5. AlieninVancouver

    'Landed' in Nova Scotia - 3 months update.

    Greetings fellow aliens About a year ago when I was planning my move, I kept finding many stories of disappointment from people that had moved to Canada. It especially came down to not being able to find work. Then someone in one of the threads said that most of the people that post either had...
  6. AlieninVancouver

    Proof of Funds while Landing in Toronto - please share recent experience!!

    I landed 2 weeks and when I was asked about funds (the agent was a very cordial fellow and made me feel very welcome and at ease). I told him I had USD 7000 in cash and the rest was on an account at home which I could access with a debit card that I had on me. He nodded and kept typing. I asked...
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    New Immigrants or Just Landed Immigrants in Nova Scotia (Halifax) - Nov 2017

    You're probably right.. for now I was staying in an airbnb as I worry about apartments requiring a work contract. But I am looking and will keep at it and once I have a lease, I will update MSI. Thanks.
  8. AlieninVancouver

    New Immigrants or Just Landed Immigrants in Nova Scotia (Halifax) - Nov 2017

    It is not a soft landing, I have relocated to Canada.
  9. AlieninVancouver

    New Immigrants or Just Landed Immigrants in Nova Scotia (Halifax) - Nov 2017

    Hi @NetMecca I arrived in Halifax on Monday this week. So far I managed to set up a bank account with TD, got my SIN and temporary address with UPS which the border agent accepted to ship the card. However when I went to MSI today to request for the Health Insurance which is supposed to be...
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    New Immigrants or Just Landed Immigrants in Nova Scotia (Halifax) - Nov 2017

    Thank you so much @NetMecca. This is super helpful and I hoping for a smooth transition. Just one day more for me.
  11. AlieninVancouver

    New Immigrants or Just Landed Immigrants in Nova Scotia (Halifax) - Nov 2017

    To people already in Halifax, any suggestions for the best mobile and internet service provider . I would also like to know where one might purchase a bus/transit card. I arrive in a few days, thank you all so much for your support. -PK
  12. AlieninVancouver

    New Immigrants or Just Landed Immigrants in Nova Scotia (Halifax) - Nov 2017

    Happy Weekend Everybody. Does anyone know how long it takes to receive the Novascotia Medical Insurance card? I applying for my temporary insurance with Manulife and I wonder if 60days is sufficient and if the Medical card will have been received by then. @NetMecca Any suggestions for a good...
  13. AlieninVancouver

    Gay COUPLE IN DUBAI - how to be together in Canada SOONEST?

    Hi Paul, Its been 3 years since your post and I hope you found a solution. Incase you are not yet in Canada, please proceed with your application as a PR, I am a designer and I worked as an Art Director for a few years. I applied under NOC 0124 and my application was approved. I didn't use an...
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    New Immigrants or Just Landed Immigrants in Nova Scotia (Halifax) - Nov 2017

    Hey Zakir, Did you land? what has been your experience so far? -PK
  15. AlieninVancouver

    Halifax, Nova Scotia - 1 bedroom plus den apt in south end available immediately

    Hi, It appears the listing is no longer available. I am moving to Halifax in April and would appreciate any leads for good places to rent. Thanks, -Patricia.
  16. AlieninVancouver

    Soft landing now and later with a cat

    hahahahahahhaha ....nice.!
  17. AlieninVancouver

    My (tech) job hunt story plus some tips.

    All round great post. Your post on landing was also fantastic. You already had all the right ingredients to succeed as a new comer. Wishing you all the best in this new role and I hope you will find time to complete your personal project. -PK
  18. AlieninVancouver

    My Job Hunt Story

    Thanks for sharing. I am in Advertising and Marketing with a design background and reading non-IT candidates succeeding really fills me with hope. Landing in 6 weeks. Sharpening my resume editing pencil right now :)
  19. AlieninVancouver

    Marketing, Advertising, Public Relation Candidates

    Hi, I contacted CIMMO.org and it turns out that while the certification is a good to have, it is not a requirement for working as a marketing professional in Ontario. Have you landed? looking to hear people's experiences so far. -PK