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    How long before Student VISA gets approved by Singapore office?

    Hi, My friend just applied for a student visa to the Singapore office and I am curious to get some feedback from those who have experience from the same Consulate office. How many days did it take before they approved or rejected your VISA? My friend applied from Bangladesh, but did...
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    Does changing address for PR card lead to delay in receiving PR card?

    Thanks... I changed it. Let's see how it works out. I am supposed to get it by 10 July 2016. Will let u know.
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    How long before Student VISA gets approved by Singapore office?

    Hi, My friend just applied for a student visa to the Singapore office and I am curious to get some feedback from those who have experience from the same Consulate office. How many days did it take before they approved or rejected your VISA? My friend applied from Bangladesh, but did...
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    Does changing address for PR card lead to delay in receiving PR card?

    Hi, I landed in Canada on 20 April 2016 and gave my friend's address as PR card delivery address. However, my friend is now moving out of the province because she got a job somewhere else. I still haven't received the PR card and can I change the address for PR card delivery? Will that impact...
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    Should I carry USD or CAD when going to Canada as PR from Bangladesh?

    Hi, I am going to land in Canada in May 2016. With respect to exchange rate differences, does carrying CAD help me since I dont have to do double conversions (once from BDT to USD and then again from USD to CAD)? Does anyone know good and reliable CAD exchange agencies in Dhaka?
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    Proof of fund for student visa (How much money should I require?)

    Hi ZUIF & funmilolatemi, As per IMM5483E from http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM5483E.pdf, it says: "If the duration of your studies in Canada will be more than one year, proof of financial support for the first year of your studies in Canada" is required. So, that is the MINIMUM...
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    Proof of fund for student visa (How much money should I require?)

    Hi, I think Aman is right. As per CIC website info on Proof of Financial Document for Study Visa: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-how-documents.asp#doc3 It says that the VISA office is interested in seeing your first year's living expenditure. Since they are only interested in the...
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    Proof of Funds while Landing in Toronto - please share recent experience!!

    Hi Tahmid and Kabby, Thank you so much for your POF stories. It helps. Especially Kabby's story was very uplifting indeed. I will bring along 7000 USD or 9000 CAD and will show the remaining in a bank account in my name in Bangladesh to be on the safe side. Thanks again.
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    Proof of Funds while Landing in Toronto - please share recent experience!!

    Hi Spify, Thanks for your response. So, in essence you are saying that a recent bank statement and certificate certifying that I have CAD $12,164 on my name in a Bank in Bangladesh should do the trick. It would be great to hear from others to see if anyone has had severe consequences for not...
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    Proof of Funds while Landing in Toronto - please share recent experience!!

    Hi, I am landing soon in Toronto from Bangladesh. CIC expects us to show Proof of Funds equivalent to: CAD $12,164 (or USD 8995.05 for myself). I am requesting those who have already landed recently to share their experience regarding this. Did the Border Control Agency ask for this entire...
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    How much should I budget for a 2 bedroom apartment near downtown in Toronto?

    Hi, Me and a friend are thinking of sharing an apartment after we both land in Toronto. How much should we budget for an unfurnished apartment near downtown? We are both going to look for jobs in the financial sector and hence we would like to stay close to centre of Toronto. Thanks
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    Which countries can Canadian PRs (With Bangladeshi passport) travel to visafree?

    Thanks! But is it difficult to get a Schengen Visa as a Canadian PR?
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    Which countries can Canadian PRs (With Bangladeshi passport) travel to visafree?

    Hi, I am going to land in May 2016 as a Canadian PR and was curious about countries which allow Canadian PRs to travel to them either VISA free or with an on-arrival VISA option. I should mention that I have a Bangladeshi passport. In case I can't travel visa free as I still will be traveling...
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    Is your Express Entry profile about to expire?

    Hi All, I got an email from NePasRepondre-DoNotReply@cic.gc.ca who said the following: Is your Express Entry profile about to expire? Thank you for your interest in IRCC’s Express Entry system! Did you know that an Express Entry profile automatically expires after 12 months if a person is in...
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    What is the best way to find an apartment to rent in Toronto?

    Thanks to both of you for your feedback. I have already arranged to stay with a friend for 1 month after landing. But I wanted to be proactive with the search process. Having said that, I do understand that the process cannot be undertaken without being physically present there. Thanks a...
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    Do newcomers (PRs) get free French language courses outside of Quebec?

    Hi, I am going to land in Toronto as a PR in April 2016 and I would like to learn French. Since Toronto is outside Quebec, I am curious about the option of government sponsored French language classes in Toronto for newcomers. Are there any options like that? If so, would be grateful if...
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    Driving License - Shall I get one from Bangladesh or Not?

    Hi, Thanks for your prompt response. I also think that it would be better just to learn how to drive here and not spend the money to get a license. Thanks for the good link as well.
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    Driving License - Shall I get one from Bangladesh or Not?

    Hi, I will be moving to Toronto in March 2015 as a PR. I am only learning how to drive now and if I want I can apply and get a Bangladeshi driver's license before coming to Canada. But, I don't intend to drive in the next two-three years in Canada. Now, my question is: 1. Should I spend...
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    What is the best way to find an apartment to rent in Toronto?

    Hi, I will land as a PR in Canada in March 2016. I was wondering what is the best way to find an apartment? Should I look for options on craigslist and kijiji now or wait till I actually land in Canada? If I should actually start looking for an apartment after landing in Canada (I can stay...