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Romford

Star Member
Jul 15, 2009
147
17
London, UK
Category........
Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
4131
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
23rd Sep 09
Med's Request
5 Nov 09
Med's Done....
6 Nov 09
Passport Req..
April 10, again July 10
VISA ISSUED...
July 10
LANDED..........
Oct 4, 2010......
Once again excellent information from seniors. explorer101 and Qorax
I would like to request to give us more information like
House or condo to rent?
How much would be the rent?
What about mobile connection, which one is the best?
Any idea about buying car etc
Which bank and what type of bank account?
What credit card?
Any one lucky enough to got mortgage?
Broadband?
Landline phone?
What area to live?
Kids scholing. etc etc etc etc

I am sure above are the normal things almost all landed immigrants going thourgh or went through, so why not drop us few lines and please share you experience.
 

explorer101

Champion Member
Jan 30, 2010
1,844
339
CANADA
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
House or condo to rent?

Condo Bachelors $ 700 onwards
1 bed room $ 850 onwards
2 bed room $ 950 onwards
Townhouse $1600 onwards
basement apt $650 onwards
shared rooms $400 onwards
What about mobile connection, which one is the best?

WIND WIND AND WIND $35 unlimited, no contract, pre paid

Any idea about buying car etc
Lots of option, new cars, used cars, leased cars.
Cars are not expensive but insurance is quite expensive.
Most of cars run on petrol
See that used car should not have rust.


Which bank and what type of bank account?
New immigrants - Scotia bank - free banking for 1 year, $ 1000 credit limit, free locker, good service

What credit card?
Scotia Bank -Visa


Any one lucky enough to got mortgage?
Mortgage without income proof comes with 35 % down payment. With income proof 10 % down payment

Broadband?
I dont know, get free from my landlord

Landline phone?
Dont have

What area to live?
For Toronto and GTA , any place where one can get bus ( TTC, Mississauga , Bramption Transit) easily, subway is nearby, prefer a place where all three or two services are available,, library is nearby, neighbourhood service is available nearby, mall is nearby, school is nearby etc etc and most important where one is having job or where one can get survival job.
.

Kids scholing. etc etc etc etc
>>> Most of schools are good,
Admission is based on age of child.
No books to carry.
Little/ No home work
admission is matter of right
no school dress
lots of activities in school
teachers are very nice
Dont talk too much about studies to teacher, she would get offended.
 

peanuts

Hero Member
Sep 11, 2010
267
10
Visa Office......
Manila
NOC Code......
3152
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
november 2009 to NS, may 2010 to VO
Doc's Request.
february 2010
AOR Received.
february 16, 2010; may 26, 2010
IELTS Request
copy submitted to CIO with initial app
File Transfer...
february 2010
Med's Request
august 2010
Med's Done....
august 18-19, 2010- med done: august 23- sent
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
september 22-received; october 1-sent; october 27- DM
VISA ISSUED...
visa received nov 11, 2010
LANDED..........
June 02, 2011 thank you God...
explorer101 said:
House or condo to rent?

Condo Bachelors $ 700 onwards
1 bed room $ 850 onwards
2 bed room $ 950 onwards
Townhouse $1600 onwards
basement apt $650 onwards
shared rooms $400 onwards
What about mobile connection, which one is the best?

WIND WIND AND WIND $35 unlimited, no contract, pre paid

Any idea about buying car etc
Lots of option, new cars, used cars, leased cars.
Cars are not expensive but insurance is quite expensive.
Most of cars run on petrol
See that used car should not have rust.


Which bank and what type of bank account?
New immigrants - Scotia bank - free banking for 1 year, $ 1000 credit limit, free locker, good service

What credit card?
Scotia Bank -Visa


Any one lucky enough to got mortgage?
Mortgage without income proof comes with 35 % down payment. With income proof 10 % down payment

Broadband?
I dont know, get free from my landlord

Landline phone?
Dont have

What area to live?
For Toronto and GTA , any place where one can get bus ( TTC, Mississauga , Bramption Transit) easily, subway is nearby, prefer a place where all three or two services are available,, library is nearby, neighbourhood service is available nearby, mall is nearby, school is nearby etc etc and most important where one is having job or where one can get survival job.
.

Kids scholing. etc etc etc etc
>>> Most of schools are good,
Admission is based on age of child.
No books to carry.
Little/ No home work
admission is matter of right
no school dress
lots of activities in school
teachers are very nice
Dont talk too much about studies to teacher, she would get offended.
thanks for posting explorer! :) very informative!
 

info-gc

Star Member
Nov 16, 2010
84
14
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
So how long does it take a newcomer on average to get lets say an IT job in the GTA?
What qualifications are needed? Do you need to have your diplomas formally recognized by a Canadian institution?
 

qorax

VIP Member
Nov 21, 2009
9,523
2,989
Brampton, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
London
LANDED..........
May-2010
info-gc said:
So how long does it take a newcomer on average to get lets say an IT job in the GTA?
What qualifications are needed? Do you need to have your diplomas formally recognized by a Canadian institution?
1. I know of guys who got their openings within 2 months... IT included... in the GTA.

2. Yes, accreditation of our foreign quals is a must. And some additional (Canadian) certifications helps.

Qorax
 

azaman

Hero Member
Sep 15, 2010
202
1
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Category........
Visa Office......
Singapore
NOC Code......
4121
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
June 1 2010
Doc's Request.
October 6 2010
Nomination.....
Doc submit Nov 16, 2010
AOR Received.
January 11, 2011
IELTS Request
Done
File Transfer...
In Process since Mar 7, 2012
Med's Request
November 28, 2012
Med's Done....
December 6, 2012
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
Sept 2, 2013
VISA ISSUED...
Sept 23, 2013
LANDED..........
October 6, 2013
qorax said:
1. I know of guys who got their openings within 2 months... IT included... in the GTA.

2. Yes, accreditation of our foreign quals is a must. And some additional (Canadian) certifications helps.

Qorax
Hi Qorax,

1) You said teachers have less opportunities than others. what about researchers? if i want to try for a research fellowship/jobs in social science (islamism and militancy research to be specific) in which i have experience, education and training?

2) what about going for a phd research in the Uni? will i have to finance myself or there are financial support for that?

3) and what about running a programme/business on 'healthy living' as a self-employed person. it's a fitness and healthy living programme i developed over the years out of my passion/interest. i am trained in australia and malaysia for that. also completed a certificate course in australia on healthy living. it is probably not a regulated profession in canada? how can i start it after arrival?

pls shed some light on the above issues.

thanks

zaman
 

canada0801

Hero Member
Sep 5, 2010
273
28
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo >> Transferred to NYC
NOC Code......
1122
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-10-2010 CC Charged.........: 03-11-2010
Doc's Request.
submitted with application; new PCC resubmitted with MR
AOR Received.
02-17-2011
IELTS Request
submitted with application
File Transfer...
received by Buffalo VO >> transfer to NYC
Med's Request
01-29-2012
Med's Done....
03-16-2012
Interview........
tbd
Passport Req..
tbd
VISA ISSUED...
tbd
LANDED..........
tbd
explorer101 said:
Dont talk too much about studies to teacher, she would get offended.
;D
 

ripon243

Hero Member
Sep 8, 2009
489
3
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
I really appreciate about Explorer101 & Qorax,,,they r really nice people....helping a lot from initial application to landing.....nice nice nice .........its perfect man,,,,,God will bless u as both of u are helping new immigrants a lot....


Thanks from my heart.....................
 

Deeaar

Hero Member
Oct 27, 2010
374
22
ABU DHABI , UAE
Category........
Visa Office......
Case Processing Pilot - Ottawa
NOC Code......
(1241-B) Oct 2007
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
AUG 2007
Doc's Request.
AUG 2007
AOR Received.
OCT 2007
IELTS Request
FEB 2008 ( Total Band 8 )
File Transfer...
MARCH 2010
Med's Request
15/10/2010
Med's Done....
26/10/10
Interview........
WAIVED
Passport Req..
04/03/2011. Sent on 08/03/2011
VISA ISSUED...
30/03/2011
LANDED..........
25 July 2011
explorer101 said:
House or condo to rent?

Condo Bachelors $ 700 onwards
1 bed room $ 850 onwards
2 bed room $ 950 onwards
Townhouse $1600 onwards
basement apt $650 onwards
shared rooms $400 onwards
What about mobile connection, which one is the best?

WIND WIND AND WIND $35 unlimited, no contract, pre paid

Any idea about buying car etc
Lots of option, new cars, used cars, leased cars.
Cars are not expensive but insurance is quite expensive.
Most of cars run on petrol
See that used car should not have rust.


Which bank and what type of bank account?
New immigrants - Scotia bank - free banking for 1 year, $ 1000 credit limit, free locker, good service

What credit card?
Scotia Bank -Visa


Any one lucky enough to got mortgage?
Mortgage without income proof comes with 35 % down payment. With income proof 10 % down payment

Broadband?
I dont know, get free from my landlord

Landline phone?
Dont have

What area to live?
For Toronto and GTA , any place where one can get bus ( TTC, Mississauga , Bramption Transit) easily, subway is nearby, prefer a place where all three or two services are available,, library is nearby, neighbourhood service is available nearby, mall is nearby, school is nearby etc etc and most important where one is having job or where one can get survival job.
.

Kids scholing. etc etc etc etc
>>> Most of schools are good,
Admission is based on age of child.
No books to carry.
Little/ No home work
admission is matter of right
no school dress
lots of activities in school
teachers are very nice
Dont talk too much about studies to teacher, she would get offended.
Very Informative....thanx for the post. it really helps.
 

hunker

Hero Member
Dec 7, 2009
698
39
India
Category........
Visa Office......
CHC ND
NOC Code......
4131
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
26-11-2009
Doc's Request.
27-01-2010
Nomination.....
noooooooooo
AOR Received.
22-03-2010
IELTS Request
8 BANDS
File Transfer...
05-03-2010
Med's Request
18-05-2010
Med's Done....
15-06-2010
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
18-05-2010
VISA ISSUED...
07-07-2010
LANDED..........
23 Jan 2011
qorax said:
1. I know of guys who got their openings within 2 months... IT included... in the GTA.

2. Yes, accreditation of our foreign quals is a must. And some additional (Canadian) certifications helps.

Qorax
Hi Qorax,

please tell me the link to get my credentials' accrediation.

please help as I am trying this since last 3 weeks and unable to find a proper website
 

qorax

VIP Member
Nov 21, 2009
9,523
2,989
Brampton, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
London
LANDED..........
May-2010
hunker said:
Hi Qorax,

please tell me the link to get my credentials' accrediation.

please help as I am trying this since last 3 weeks and unable to find a proper website
Our own David Cohen writes about it here...
http://www.canadavisa.com/foreign-credential-assessment.html

Qorax
 

ami_j

Full Member
Jul 26, 2010
28
0
hello everyone,

I am pharmacist from india and want to know about pharmacy job market in canada.which area is good calgary/gta.my pr is in process.

please help me I need advise from all seniors.
 

jho111

Hero Member
Sep 2, 2010
363
2
North York, ON
Category........
Visa Office......
Manila
NOC Code......
1111; 1231
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
27-04-10
Doc's Request.
30-07-10; sent full docs 16-11-10
AOR Received.
05-01-11
IELTS Request
done 31-07-10
Med's Request
21-11-11
Med's Done....
12-12-11
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
14-02-12, sent 21-02-12
VISA ISSUED...
23-03-12, rec'd 30-03-12
LANDED..........
11-09-12, To God be the glory!!!
Very informative survival tips indeed, thanks for initiating this thread..Well done, Seniors! ;D ;D ;D
 

Chami

Hero Member
Mar 5, 2010
463
20
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
azaman said:
Hi Qorax,

1) You said teachers have less opportunities than others. what about researchers? if i want to try for a research fellowship/jobs in social science (islamism and militancy research to be specific) in which i have experience, education and training?

2) what about going for a phd research in the Uni? will i have to finance myself or there are financial support for that?

3) and what about running a programme/business on 'healthy living' as a self-employed person. it's a fitness and healthy living programme i developed over the years out of my passion/interest. i am trained in australia and malaysia for that. also completed a certificate course in australia on healthy living. it is probably not a regulated profession in canada? how can i start it after arrival?

pls shed some light on the above issues.

thanks

zaman
1. check university websites
2. PHD is fully paid by the University, u'll get stipend as well for living and basic needs which is enough. Try to search: University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson (richer university - higher stipend)
3. For opening bsns u need to get license first, register yr bsns, find/prepare a place to rent, open bsns acct in a bank (20 mins), advertise it (word of mouth would work in the beginning before running yr bsns). The area is the key: 'women only' is good within the muslim population ;)

I WOULD DO #2 AND LATER #3

Good luck,
Chami
 

swapnochary

Hero Member
Jul 27, 2010
362
5
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Category........
Visa Office......
Singapore
NOC Code......
0213
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
14-01-2010
Doc's Request.
03-03-2010
AOR Received.
07-04-2010
IELTS Request
L - 7.5, R - 6.5, W - 6.5, S - 8.0, Ov. All. - 7
Med's Request
12-07-2010
Med's Done....
02-08-2010
Interview........
N/A
Passport Req..
31-08-2010 PP submitted: 14-09-2010 Decision made: 05-10-10
VISA ISSUED...
04-10-2010 VISA RCVD...: 24-10-2010
LANDED..........
GOD KNOWS
@ Chami

I got my Visa, planning to move by march,11 . My first target is to get admission for MS degree, pls tell me

1. how to take preparation for a top ranked uni.
2. is it possible to get scholarship and admission before landing ?
3. should i sit for academic IELTS (my GT IELTS(7.0) will be expired by april 2011) ?

pls reply ......

thanks..

swapnochary
Chami said:
1. check university websites
2. PHD is fully paid by the University, u'll get stipend as well for living and basic needs which is enough. Try to search: University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson (richer university - higher stipend)
3. For opening bsns u need to get license first, register yr bsns, find/prepare a place to rent, open bsns acct in a bank (20 mins), advertise it (word of mouth would work in the beginning before running yr bsns). The area is the key: 'women only' is good within the muslim population ;)

I WOULD DO #2 AND LATER #3

Good luck,
Chami