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Rossei

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Jun 6, 2010
2,631
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Canada
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PNP
Visa Office......
Buffalo
NOC Code......
2133
Job Offer........
Yes
Pre-Assessed..
Yes
App. Filed.......
18-Jan-2011 (Buffalo)
Doc's Request.
NA
Nomination.....
26-Nov-2010
AOR Received.
21-Jul-2011 (email)
IELTS Request
N/A
File Transfer...
N/A
Med's Request
25-Jul-2011 (mail)
Med's Done....
03-Aug-2011
Interview........
N/A
Passport Req..
08-Sep-2011 (email)
VISA ISSUED...
20-Sep-2011 (Buffalo)
LANDED..........
20-Sep-2011 (Niagara)
dr.hopeful said:
Hello, I am planning to move into British Columbia as an immigrant with my wife and child on 1st week of May. Actually initially I have planned to land in Toronto, but in my medical and health sector, I found that British Columbia has more chance for me to succeed.
I have heard that Vancouver is very costly, that's why i AM PLANNING TO MOVE INTO Surrey.
I have few questions actually-
1. Is it really very much costlier that Toronto?
2. Which city will be better to live in other than Vancouver? I mean which town is closer to Vancouver but not that much costly.
3. How is the chance for survival jobs at British Columbia? I don't want to spend much money from my savings, as my license examinations are very costly.
4. How is the facilities for new comers in British Columbia? Is it similar to Toronto. I actually know about Toronto, but not much knowledge about British Columbia.
1. Vancouver is 10-25% more expensive than Toronto for living. You'll notice the maximum difference in renting/buying apartments/houses.

2. Take a look at Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) map: http://www.canadalegal.info/img--site/BC/greater-vancouver-map/GVRD-map.html. The further from the city you live, the less expensive it would be. Someone who actually lives there would be able to shed more light on this.

3 & 4. Both Toronto and Vancouver are large diverse cities. So, facilities and services to newcomers wouldn't be much different. However, you wouldn't find Bangladeshi community in Vancouver as big as in Toronto.
 

ekarus

Hero Member
Apr 21, 2012
542
35
Toronto ON Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
Singapore
NOC Code......
2151
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
March 2011
Doc's Request.
Along with application
AOR Received.
April 2011
IELTS Request
Along with application
File Transfer...
May 2011. 'IN PROCESS' from 10 March'14
Med's Request
29 April 2014
Med's Done....
04 May 2014
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
29 April 2014...submitted on 18 May 2014
VISA ISSUED...
12 June 2014...passport received 23rd July 2014
LANDED..........
17 September 2014
dr.hopeful said:
Hello, I am planning to move into British Columbia as an immigrant with my wife and child on 1st week of May. Actually initially I have planned to land in Toronto, but in my medical and health sector, I found that British Columbia has more chance for me to succeed.
I have heard that Vancouver is very costly, that's why i AM PLANNING TO MOVE INTO Surrey.
I have few questions actually-
1. Is it really very much costlier that Toronto?
2. Which city will be better to live in other than Vancouver? I mean which town is closer to Vancouver but not that much costly.
3. How is the chance for survival jobs at British Columbia? I don't want to spend much money from my savings, as my license examinations are very costly.
4. How is the facilities for new comers in British Columbia? Is it similar to Toronto. I actually know about Toronto, but not much knowledge about British Columbia.
In medical and Health sector......I believe Saskatoon would be better option than BC
 

quick_sand

Star Member
Aug 20, 2014
98
7
Category........
Visa Office......
Singapore
NOC Code......
1114
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
09-05-1014
Nomination.....
19-08-2014
AOR Received.
21-09-2014
Med's Request
07-11-2016
Med's Done....
01-12-2016
Passport Req..
06-12-2016
ekarus said:
Here is a part from one of my loooooong posts. Hope this will help you out. If you can find that looooong post, I believe that will help you lot to prepare and pack your staffs.

Cloth and shoes:

- বেশি করে মোজা [সুতি ও উলের] ও under garments [বিশেষ করে মহিলাদের] নিয়ে আসবেন...এগুলো এখানে ১টু দামি
- হাফ হাতা বা ফুল হাতা শার্ট এর থেকে হাফ হাতা ফুল হাতা গেঞ্জি বেশি আনলে ভাল কারন এখানে পার্টি বা কর্পোরেট অফিস ছাড়া শার্ট খুব বেশি কেউ পরে না
- সুতি ও উলের ট্রাউজার আনতে পারেন যেটা ঘরে বাইরে সব যায়গাতে আপনার কাজে দিবে...আর যাদের অভ্যাস আছে তাদের জন্য সামারে সর্টস বা থ্রি কোয়ার্টার must...আর যাদের লুঙ্গি পরার অভ্যাস তারা সেই অভ্যাস ত্যাগ করা শুরু করে দেন
- ফরমাল প্যান্ট এর থেকে জিন্স আর গ্যভারডিন বেশি আনার চেষ্টা করবেন...এখানে ঐ পার্টি আর কর্পোরেট অফিস ছাড়া ফরমাল প্যান্ট খুব বেশি কেউ পরে না...আর শীতের সময় তো প্রশ্নই উঠে না
- শীতের জন্য উলের বা মোটা ইনার অত্যাবশ্যক
- অনেকে ভাবছেন বঙ্গ বাজার থেকে মোটা শীতের কাপর আনবেন...ভুলে যান......কোন কাজে আসবে না...মোটা শীতের কাপড় আপনাকে এখান থেকেই কিনতে হবে...ঢাকায় যেগুলোকে আমরা শীতের কাপড় বলি সেগুলোকে এখানে বসন্তের কাপড় বলে......বুঝতেই পারছেন অবস্থা
- ব্লেজার/সুট/কোট খুব বেশি আনার প্রয়োজন নাই...কারন আগে ২বার বলেছি...এছাড়াও fashion -এর একটা ব্যপারতো আছেই...এই সকল ফরমাল জিনিস ২/৩ জোড়াই অনেক বেশি
- অনেকেই পাঞ্জাবি আনার কথা চিন্তা করছেন...আন্তে পারেন...কিন্ত বিশ্বাস করেন ভাই, ২ ঈদ আর সামারে কোন ফ্যামিলি পার্টি ছাড়া পাঞ্জাবি পরবেন না...সেই হিসেবেই আনবেন
- মাংকি ক্যাপ/ডাকাত ক্যাপ/মাফ্লার/হাত মোজা এগুলো আনতে ভুলবেন না
- ফরমাল জুতা, কেডস এর পাশাপাশি মোটা ভারি জুতা আনতে পারলে খুব ভালো হয়...শীতে কাজে দিবে......সেই সাথে ঘরে পরার স্লিপার
- ভাবি এবং আপুরা...জিন্স, শার্ট, টি-শার্ট পরার অভ্যাস শুরু করে দিন...পার্টি ছাড়া সালোয়ার-কামিজ, শাড়ি পরার সুযোগ খুব বেশি পাবেন না......শীতের সময় ত প্রশ্নই উঠে না......সেই সাথে জুতা ও কেডস পরারও অভ্যাস করতে পারেন
Bhai thanks a lotttt.... You are really doing a great job for us. Hats off to u. Bhai could u please share u r thought about Canadian work environment and culture. I think it would be a great help to us.
 

Mapple Leaf

Hero Member
Oct 20, 2016
256
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Visa Office......
SGVO SINP OID
App. Filed.......
30th August 2016
Nomination.....
15th October 2016
AOR Received.
4th February 2017
IELTS Request
sent with application
File Transfer...
21st Feb 2017
Med's Request
25th May 2017
Med's Done....
27/05/2017
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
20/06/2017
VISA ISSUED...
10/07/2017...got in hand in 31/07/2017
LANDED..........
hoping September 2017
Mohibul Hasib said:
Bhai do you have any idea about living expenses in Saskatoon and Regina .
thanks in advance for the reply.
 

mr_ahmed

Star Member
Feb 2, 2016
50
3
Category........
Visa Office......
singapore
NOC Code......
4164
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
AOR Received.
22 dec 2016
Med's Done....
28 dec 2016
Passport Req..
13 march 2017
Boro bhai,

just wanted to ask u, how many days did it take to get PP back from SGVO? how many days after dropping it off at vfs?

you also mentioned in a previous post that some people got rejected after sending passport to VO? how often does this happen.. apne to amake bhoy dekhay dilan! my passport has been in sgvo since 17th march.

I think if u convert from BD licence u will have to pay a higher insurance premium than if u started from G, G1 and the G2.
car is a necessity for sure. but there are plenty of car sharing schemes.. like Zipcar or Enterprise. you may not need to buy one. besides for at least a year i think using public transport is a good idea, cuz crashing ur car in snow in the first year and having to pay a high premium for the rest of ur life is not the best idea. would be wiser to ease in. hope that helps? seniors opinions are also appreciated.
 

ekarus

Hero Member
Apr 21, 2012
542
35
Toronto ON Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
Singapore
NOC Code......
2151
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
March 2011
Doc's Request.
Along with application
AOR Received.
April 2011
IELTS Request
Along with application
File Transfer...
May 2011. 'IN PROCESS' from 10 March'14
Med's Request
29 April 2014
Med's Done....
04 May 2014
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
29 April 2014...submitted on 18 May 2014
VISA ISSUED...
12 June 2014...passport received 23rd July 2014
LANDED..........
17 September 2014
Mohibul Hasib said:
Bhai do you have any idea about living expenses in Saskatoon and Regina .
This is the best site I've found to compare living expenses of different cities of Canada. Hope this will help you out

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=Canada&country2=Canada&city1=Toronto&city2=Regina&tracking=getDispatchComparison
 

ekarus

Hero Member
Apr 21, 2012
542
35
Toronto ON Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
Singapore
NOC Code......
2151
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
March 2011
Doc's Request.
Along with application
AOR Received.
April 2011
IELTS Request
Along with application
File Transfer...
May 2011. 'IN PROCESS' from 10 March'14
Med's Request
29 April 2014
Med's Done....
04 May 2014
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
29 April 2014...submitted on 18 May 2014
VISA ISSUED...
12 June 2014...passport received 23rd July 2014
LANDED..........
17 September 2014
quick_sand said:
Bhai thanks a lotttt.... You are really doing a great job for us. Hats off to u. Bhai could u please share u r thought about Canadian work environment and culture. I think it would be a great help to us.
I believe you haven't read my another loooooooong post regarding living in Canada [I shared my personal experience too]. Try to find that post. I believe that will give you courage and hope.

Long story short.......You are moving to a 1st world country from a 3rd world country. So you need to start over from '0'. Initially your expectation level should be as low as possible but your dream and goal should be as high as possible. Why expectation should be low? Cuz no one knows you here. You need to explore your new life. Everything is new here, starting from people to life style. You need to upgrade yourself as you become a citizen of a 1st world country. How your dream and goal can be higher? cuz Canada is really a land of opportunity. You need to be patience, give time and find those opportunities. Canadians want you to be in the same row with them. Don't stuck in the Bangladeshi community only. Roam around, talk to people, explore everything. On the top of everything, prepare to be frustrated, cry out loud, curse the country, curse the govt., curse the system, curse yourself. Bottom line is, YOU NEED TO UPGRADE YOURSELF IN EVERY WAY.
 

ekarus

Hero Member
Apr 21, 2012
542
35
Toronto ON Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
Singapore
NOC Code......
2151
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
March 2011
Doc's Request.
Along with application
AOR Received.
April 2011
IELTS Request
Along with application
File Transfer...
May 2011. 'IN PROCESS' from 10 March'14
Med's Request
29 April 2014
Med's Done....
04 May 2014
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
29 April 2014...submitted on 18 May 2014
VISA ISSUED...
12 June 2014...passport received 23rd July 2014
LANDED..........
17 September 2014
quick_sand said:
Bhai thanks a lotttt.... You are really doing a great job for us. Hats off to u. Bhai could u please share u r thought about Canadian work environment and culture. I think it would be a great help to us.
Here it is again......

Congratulations to those who've already got visa and preparing themselves to move to the land of opportunity. Yes, Canada is really a land of opportunity if you have patience and choose right track.

A Canadian senior citizen who used to be a social worker, once told me that 'Canada is a land of opportunity but you need to search for that and you need to give at least 2/3 years. After 4/5 years you'll be flying for sure if you are in the right track'. Reality is, you need to struggle for couple of years to get that opportunity and Yes, you NEED to give time.

I would like to share my 2.5 years’ experience to prepare yourself before moving to Canada. Here 'PREPARE' doesn't mean what you can bring with you and what not, how much money you can bring and how, where to live, what to eat bla bla. I’ve already shared all these information earlier. Here ‘PREPARE' means Prepare yourself for struggle to start a brand new life and a better future. Everything I’m writing here is only and only from my personal experience. I request not to take it otherwise.

Let's say you born and brought up in Dhaka city, studied in good school, college then graduated from a recognized university. A lot of people know you, you have friends and family and you have your own network and connections. Still you need to fight with others and struggle to get a good job and to make your life stable. Now think about Canada, no one knows you here [except if you have friends or family living here]. Everything...I mean everything is new to you starting from people to life style [unless you wanna stuck to Bangladeshi community]. Now think logically and practically, how you expect to get a job here in the same or related position as you were in Bangladesh or even a good job where no one knows neither your capability nor even you. Furthermore you are way behind from people living here in any category. Why and how? Simple……you moved from a third world country to a first world country. Believe me you are way behind as I was 2.5 years back and I’m still learning.

Now the scenario is you can get a job as soon as you land in Canada. Like in Tim Horton, Starbucks, Dollarama, Walmart, Shoppers Drug, Pizza Pizza, Cosmetica, Petro Canada, Esso, hotels and restaurants, packaging, warehouses, security jobs and many more. Those are, some say surviving while others say odd jobs [though every job is respected here]. To me that’s a startup. You can earn a lot of money by doing those kind of jobs. You can even buy a luxurious car or even a house.

Now tell me, do you really need to graduate from universities, get PhD/Master’s/Bachelor’s degree to make coffee/snacks for people or serve them or check cash for the customers or packing goods in warehouses? Your answer is NO and you are laughing, right? But unfortunately, I saw a lot of Bangladeshi highly educated people working like that. They work 12-16 hours a day, do 2-3 jobs in min. wages [or may be a bit higher than the min.], work in weekends also, do cash jobs [to skip tax and legal working hours]. Work with less educated sometimes even uneducated refuges [now I’m talking like racist]. They only return home to sleep. Sometimes they couldn’t manage to spent time with their kids. They have luxurious cars, their own house though. But is this why you wanna move to Canada leaving all your friends and family behind? I believe your answer will be NO again and it has to be a big NO. It doesn’t mean that you don’t need to do that kind of work. Yes, you need to do that, I’ve also went through that but for the time being not for the rest of your life.

May be you are wondering that there must be a reason behind that and wanna ask, ‘If Canada in not able to give me my profession related job or even a good job, then why they needed all our educational certificates, professional experiences bla bla with application?' Yes, there is a reason behind and yes these type of questions came in my mind too. I’ve asked these questions to Canadians [Not Canadian Bangladeshis]. All the answers were similar and that is, they really wanna use your talent, your experience but at the same time they want you to upgrade yourself, they want you to fit with them, they want you to be part of them to be in the same row. They need all those documents to check and to be sure that you are capable to upgrade yourself easily. You have to understand that everything is new and different here.

Now the main objective of writing this essay is to let you know the reason behind those educated Bangladeshi people working 12-16 hours and request couple of things to all the immigrants who’s going to land tomorrow or the day after.

The first reason for those people is they’ve started working as soon as they land and think that Ok I’m earning a lot and here every type of work is equally respected so it doesn’t matter what I’m doing, where I’m working and I have my own car and house and they pretend to be happy.

Second is, they didn’t upgrade themselves. They thought that they have enough educational qualification and knowledge to work here. But the reality is, they waste their time and savings looking for jobs with their education and experience. A few of them got lucky [who have studied abroad] but most of them failed and became frustrated, curse the system, curse the country, curse the govt. and at the end either they went back to Bangladesh or they start working like that and stuck with the system to earn extra as they don’t have any savings. Some of them pretend to be happy earning enough money having luxurious cars and own detach duplex house.

Third and most vital reason is keeping themselves away from local people other than Bangladeshis. They think that, we are immigrants so Canadias gonna treat us as 3rd class citizens. So they don’t even try to upgrade themselves, don’t explore anything, get whatever comes first, always look for corners to scape form the legal things and run for money leaving their family behind. They think that they migrated just to earn money. They always try to find the worst part of this country as well as they did back in Bangladesh [I believe so]. They are the worst. They’ll always try to pull you back. Give you fake and irrelevant information knowing nothing. Give you all kind of 3rd class ideas to earn money. Always try to show you the bad part of the system. Believe me you need to keep yourself away from them.

However, there are lot of Bangladeshi immigrants who are doing really well here in their own educational and professional background. They don’t work 12-16 hours a day. They earn enough money working only 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day. The rest of the time they spent with their family. Now tell me, do you need to pretend to be happy or you ARE happy? Trust me, more than 90% of them upgraded themselves. If you know anyone doing well in their own profession, just ask them how they got in to the position. I‘m pretty sure the answer will be the same, struggled for 2/3 years may be a bit more or less.

Now, my kind request to you all, please keep patience, prepare to struggle only for 2-3 years. Invest this time from your life to upgrade yourself. Get Canadian educational certificate of your related field. You need to study here regardless whatever educational degree you have from BD, if you wanna get a good job. Canadian govt. gives you as much as $30,000 loan [OSAP for Ontario] for your study including your living expense. You only need to pay them back the student loan [which is not more than $11,250 for 3 semester which is one year program] in long term [9.5 years] installment with 3.5% interest. My highest recommendation to take that opportunity. Please explore your surroundings, roam around, explore the culture, explore life style, do volunteer works to learn the system, interact with new/local people, talk to them [not only Bangladeshis], don’t keep yourself only in Bangladeshi community. You don’t wanna travel 12,000km only to be with other Bangladeshis here. Canadians are really good. They are ready to accept you as Canadians. You just need to fit with them. Please look for available facilities that Canadian govt. provides to new comers. There are hell lot of them. Everything is online now. You just need to google. Please be open and move from your comfort zone. You can get a lot of startup jobs by which you can earn a lot of money, can buy car or even a house but those are not meant to be your kind of job. You didn't spent 4/5 years studying in universities to work as a donkey here, do you? When your friends or relatives from Bangladesh might ask you, what you do? Can you tell them proudly that, I am a waiter/waitress in Radisson Hotel or Uber driver or security guard in CN Tower though you have luxurious car or even a duplex detach house with a swimming pool? Though all jobs are equally respected here, somewhere in the corner of your heart you won’t be happy, you won’t be satisfied with your Canadian life.

অনেক ইংলিশ কপচাইসি, অনেক জ্ঞ্যান দিসি, অনেক আজে বাজে কথা বলসি, এখন নিজের কথা বলে শেষ করি। আমি বুয়েট থেকে পাশ করা আর্কিটেক্ট, আমার বউ ডাক্তার। দেশে আমার নিজের ফার্ম ছিল আর বউ স্কোয়ার হস্পিটালের ডাক্তার ছিল। দেশে আমার status বুঝতেই পারছেন [বরাই করলাম একটু]। আপা ও ভাইজানেরা, অনেক আশা নিয়ে অনেক স্বপ্ন নিয়ে আড়াই বছর আগে ২০১৪ এর সেপ্টেম্বর মাসে আমি যখন কানাডাতে পা দিয়েছি তখন আমার বউ ৪ মাসের প্রেগ্নেন্ট। পরিচিত অনেকের অপরিচিত ও অন্যরকম চেহারা দেখেছি। জ্ঞ্যান দেয়ার মানুষের অভাব ছিল না কিন্তু ২৫% ভালো জ্ঞ্যান হলে ৭৫% আজাইরা। অনেক frustrated ছিলাম। বউ পারলে সারাক্ষন আমাকে বকে [আপু/ভাবিরা ভাল বুঝবেন]। ৭ দিনের মাথায় কাজ শুরু করেছিলাম যাতে savings-এ হাত দিতে না হয়। যারা ঢাকায় থাকেন তারা জানবেন, বাবু বাজার ব্রিজের নিচে নৌকা থেকে কাধে করে যেভাবে চালের বস্তা নামায়, আমিও Canadian style-এ সেভাবে একটা প্যাকেজিং কম্পানিতে ৮ ঘন্টা দাঁড়ায় দাঁড়ায় অনবরত [প্রতি আড়াই ঘন্টায় আধা ঘন্টা বিরতিতে] ২৫-৩০ কেজির ব্যাগ লোড করেছি। বেতন ঘন্টায় $১১.২৫ [-ট্যাক্স]। -১০/১৫ ডিগ্রি তে কনকনে ঠান্ডা বাতাস আর স্নো এর মধ্যে বাস থেকে নেমে ১/১.৫ কিলোমিটার হেটে কাজে গিয়েছি। ৪ মাসে আমার ওজন ৮১কেজি থেকে ৭০কেজিতে নেমে গিয়েছিল gym-এ না গিয়েই। ঠান্ডা আর পিচ্ছিল বরফের মধ্যে প্রেগ্ন্যান্ট বউ কে নিয়ে বাসে আর হেটে ডাক্তার দেখাতে নিয়ে গিয়েছি [ঢাকায় আমার নিজের গাড়ি ছিল]। ২০১৫ তে আমার মেয়ে হবার পর ঠান্ডার মধ্যে ওকে কম্বল মুরিয়ে প্যাকেট বানিয়ে ডাক্তারের কাছে নিয়েছি। গাড়ি কেনার পর একটু extra পয়সা কামাই করার জন্য আমিও weekend-এ cash-এ food delivery-র কাজ করেছি। ২০১৬ তে আমার ১ বছর বয়সি মেয়েকে ৫-৭ ঘন্টা ডে-কেয়ারে রেখে যখন ২ জনে একসাথে পড়াশনা শুরু করলাম তখন অনেকে অনেক রকম ভয় দেখিয়েছে। কারোও কথায় পাত্তা না দিয়ে আমি সপ্তাহে ৪ দিন কাজ করেছি আর ৩ দিন পড়াশোনা, আমার বউ সপ্তাহে ৫ দিন পড়াশোনা ও ৩ দিন volunteer করেছে । ৬মাস পরে [জুলাই ২০১৬] আমি design related একটা চাকরি পাই। বেতন $১৭ প্রতি ঘন্টা। ৩ মাস চাকরি করে মজা পাচ্ছিলাম না বলে চাকরি ছেড়ে দেই। তখনোও অনেকে টাকা কামাই করার আজাইরা বুদ্ধি দিয়েছে কারন বাঙ্গালী এখানে একটা কাজ না পেয়ে আগেরটা ছাড়ার সাহস পায় না। জানুয়ারি ২০১৭ থেকে নিজেকে আরেকটু upgrade করার জন্য আরেকটা program-এ ঢুকি সেই সাথে আরেকটা চাকরি পাই। অবশ্যই আগেরটা থেকে ভাল। Now I’m working as a project coordinator in a commercial interior design firm and my wife is doing her placement in Toronto General Hospital as clinical research associate.

I don’t have my own house or a luxurious car yet [পুরন একটা গাড়ি চালাই]. But still I’m happy so far cuz I’m working in my own field, can spend time with my daughter and wife. Frankly speaking, I feel happier [being rude... Tongue] when I saw those Bangladeshi people, who once gave me *censored word* ideas to earn money, avoiding me cuz I’m working with Canadians in a corporate environment within this short time. I can proudly tell people where I work and what I do, I can also upload pictures where and how I work in facebook....... Tongue।

মাত্র আড়াই বছরের অভিজ্ঞতা অনুযায়ী ভাবতে পাড়েন অনেক বেশি পাকনামী করছি, অনেক বেশি আজেবাজে কথা বলছি...অনেকে বাংলাদেশি বিদ্যেষিও বলতে পাড়েন...তাতে আমার কিছুই যায় আসে না... পরিচিত অনেককে এত frustrated হতে দেখেছি যে ভালো লাগে না। বুয়েটের মেকানিক্যেল ইঞ্জিনিয়ার, ঢাকা মেডিকেলের ডাক্তার, আই.বি.এ. থেকে এম.বি.এ. করা মানুষজনকে এখানে ১০-১২ বছর থাকার পরও এখনও ঐ start up job করতে দেখে খুব মন খারাপ হয়। সময় মত আমি আমার রাস্তা চিনে ফেলেছি...আপনাদের নিজেদের রাস্তা খুজে বের করার একটা উপায় বললাম মাত্র...ভাল হলে আপনার ভাল, খারাপ হলে আপনারই খারাপ...খারাপ হলে আমাকে ডেকে ২টা গালি দেয়া ছাড়া কিছু করার নাই আর ভাল হলে আমাকে শুধু বললেই হবে যে আমার কথা কাজে দিয়েছে...আমি টরন্টতেই থাকি। কিন্তু ৪-৫ বছর পরে আফসোস কইরেন না কেউ please.

So ladies and gentleman, Be prepared to be frustrated, cry out loud, yell at yourself, pull your hair out, get cursed by your wife, curse yourself, curse the country, curse the Govt., curse the cold but please please please keep patience, explore your surroundings, don’t hesitate to talk to local Canadian people and last but not the least don't lose hope.

Cheerio.
 

torontoking

Newbie
Feb 6, 2017
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Hi Friends,

We have a whats app group with nearly 200 members landing only in Toronto. If you got AOR or PPR and planning to land in Toronto I can add you in. If interested please inbox me.

Thank you.
 

Rossei

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Buffalo
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26-Nov-2010
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21-Jul-2011 (email)
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20-Sep-2011 (Niagara)
quick_sand said:
Dear brothers and sisters, I am planning to land in Toronto in coming May with my family. I would request you to suggest what are things we should bring from Bangladesh. Specially clothing and shoes. I have a one year old kid also. So please recommend.
ekarus bhai already mentioned elaborately re: this. However, I wanted to share my thoughts on this. FYI, I've been living in Canada (Southern Ontario) for more than 12 years now which includes my university life.

Mind you, Canada has 4 seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall). And the temperature varies from -25 to +36 (mostly -15 to +33) in Southern Ontario. You will experience sun, rain, thunderstorm, ghastly wind, flurries, snow and snowstorm in different seasons. So, you need clothes and shoes accordingly.


CLOTHES:
1. For day-to-day life, guys need few pair of jeans, lots of t-shirts and some polo-shirts (if you prefer). For household uses, you need few extra pairs of comfy trousers and lungi (only if you can't live without them) and some t-shirts (cotton would be best). These are all cheaper in Bangladesh if you buy them from Dhaka College/Bongo.

2. For ladies, there are more options I guess. Jeans, tights, t-shirts, fotua and so on (some stuff I don’t even know the names). At home, they can bring what they are comfortable in (salwar-kamiz, sarees etc.).

3. For formal use, guys need to bring 1 or 2 “complete suits” (pants and coats). Some formal shirts and ties that go with the suits. For job interviews, a black suit with white shirt (or any light color shirt and similar tie) is recommended. Bright colours and/or high contrasts are frowned upon. Bring 1 or 2 pairs of formal shoes (not very fancy ones) as well. So, you need at least 1 black complete suit, 1 pair of black shoes, 1 white shirt, 1 light blue shirt and 2 ties that go with them. For ladies who are willing to go for job hunting, they may need to shop here in Canada.

4. For children, if they are growing kids, it’s not the best idea to bring tons of clothes as they will outgrow them soon. Since I have a 2-year old daughter, I can definitely say this that Canada doesn’t have the variety of clothes and shoes for kids that we have in Bangladesh. But again, for different weather condition, kids wear t-shirts and pants lot more than frocks/dresses here. So, bring some party dresses and shoes that they can wear for next 1 – 2 years. Otherwise keep it neutral.

5. For cold weather, one needs 3 types of jackets. 1 light one for fall weather, 1 medium-heavy/wind breaker type for mild winter and 1 heavy (parka) for serious cold condition. You cannot find the last type in Bangladesh, so you will have to buy it from here (will cost you $100 - $300). You can bring the first 2 kinds if you can find good ones in Dhaka College/Bongo Bazaar. I personally brought 2 of the medium-heavy type wind-breakers along with several light jackets when I first came here as a student and I didn’t have to buy a heavy jacket for next 2 – 3 years. You can also bring few sweaters if you prefer wearing them. The other way to cover is by putting layers (jacket over a sweater/hoodie over a t-shirt). Bring mufflers, scarfs, thermals and socks for winter weather. Buy the gloves here.

6. For Muslim women who are into hizabs and all, bring your belongings here. Again, there isn’t much variety here and also expensive.


SHOES:
1. FYI, there is no cheap brand or replicas here. Sneakers/running/formal shoes are $80+ (sale price can be around $60) and sandals/flip-flops are $60+. Kids’ shoes are comparatively expensive here. Women who love their fancy sandals with their kamiz/saree need to bring couple of pairs from BD (they are rare breed here).

2. For slippery conditions in winter, one should have 1 pair of snow boots which you need to buy it here. I personally never cared to use them. I have 3 – 4 pairs of safety boots for work now which I use everywhere when it’s required.

Price-wise it’s not really much different here to buy most clothing and shoes. A good jacket (if you can find one) will cost you 2000 – 3000 BDT in BD. You can find similar thing here on sale price of $60. A branded sneaker is perhaps 5000 – 6000 BDT which is same here. Some clothing like jeans, t-shirts are cheaper in BD if you buy them from Dhaka College/ Bongo Bazaar. So, take wise decisions before filling out your luggage.


PS: I will soon post a huge writing on “Living In Toronto” for you guys in a different thread.
 

Mohibul Hasib

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Jul 16, 2015
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ekarus said:
This is the best site I've found to compare living expenses of different cities of Canada. Hope this will help you out

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=Canada&country2=Canada&city1=Toronto&city2=Regina&tracking=getDispatchComparison
Thanks
 

Biplab Barua

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Jun 8, 2016
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I am PR holder but more then three years from out of canada. MY PR is valid upto March 21,2019. As per rules, i may fall in non fulfilment residency obligation by CBSA at airport. Kindly inform if anybody have entered without report by CBSA despite of non fulfillment residency obligation. Pls share the experience if anybody has same experience. Tks.

If so, i will attempt to enter within this june.
 

fahad04

Hero Member
Nov 22, 2014
951
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Saskatchewan
tohidulanower said:
Hello Everyone,

My Brother is a Permanent Resident in SK,Canada.
What would be the best & fastest way for me to enter Canada ??
Try SINP if you don't have Canadian degree or Work Experience (a.k.a below 400 in EE pool)

Thanks