Well written. I wrote a yet to be published article in 2018 or so in which I was questioning if security had improved from the days of the previous administration. Things appear worse than when I wrote the said article. Government issuing statements after incidents like that of the kidnapping and killing of Grenfield Universtiy students does not move the needle - decisive action leading to arrest and dismantling of the structure of these hoodlums and terrorists will speak louder than any statements.
Emigrating from your home country can be both exciting and daunting. Adapting to and integrating into a new environment and society comes with its challenges. Some of my thoughts were highlighted in the first and second instalments of this series. In this instalment, I will be talking jobs — challenges and considerations.
For most immigrants, getting a job is a very important step in the adaptation and integration process. It is easier for some more than others and everyone has a different story. One common theme I have heard is where immigrants don’t get interviews or job offers because they…
Emigrating from your home country can be both exciting and daunting. Adapting to and integrating into a new environment and society comes with its challenges. In the first instalment of this series, I wrote about my shock at how much tax and deductions was taken from my paycheque and about the cold Canadian winters.
In this instalment, my focus will be on high cost of living (which is subjective), importance of a good support system, becoming an “expert” DIYer, and commuting.
Emigrating from your home country can be both exciting and daunting. Adapting to and integrating into a new environment and society comes with its challenges. I moved to Canada about 7 years ago and it’s been one hell of a ride! In my earlier articles (part 1, part 2, part 3), I attempted to highlight some of the benefits enjoyed by Canadians and Permanent Residents (PR).
In this series, I will attempt to distill what I call the “realities” of living the Canadian dream from the view of a new immigrant. The excitement of getting your PR application approved and…
I am not a big movie or series fan; if everyone was like me, Netflix and the movie theatres would be out of business. However, I sometimes watch the odd movie or series — I am drawn to series like the innocence project and similar series that are drawn from real life situations. That could also explain why I have watched Coach Carter so many times.
27.02.2016. Exactly five years ago, my mom “exchanged mortality for immortality”. It’s been a tough five years for me — I have been sad, happy and everything in between. I have cried a lot as well. While my dad died 25 years before my mom, I don’t think I have missed him as much as I have missed my mom. About four years ago, I asked her grand kids to share some lessons they learned from her and some of those lessons and what I learned are what I am sharing today.
I apologize that this instalment is coming later than I planned; I blame my forgetfulness on the long weekend :). This is the concluding part of the series and I will be sharing my thoughts on what I have called general well-being and standard of living. In the first instalment I shared my thoughts on what Canada offers citizens and PR holders in healthcare and travel and adventure. The focus of the second instalment focused on education and childcare benefits and career and culture.
General Well-Being & Standard of Living:
a. More family time: While in Nigeria, I was away…
In the first instalment of this series, I explored healthcare, and travel and adventure opportunities that come with moving to Canada. Today, I will focus on Education and Child Benefits, and Career and Culture.
1. Education and Child Benefits:
a. Excellent educational system: the challenges with public school education (particularly primary schools) in Nigeria is well documented and I personally do not know anyone who sends their kids to a public school in Nigeria. The public school system in Canada is excellent across the provinces and most people I know send their kids to public schools. …
One of my 2021 goals is to write more so that I can hone my skills. One of my friends asked me if I had a niche for my writings and I said no, because I plan to express my thoughts about a variety of topics. I hope to publish new content twice a month. To start off my writing adventure, I have decided to weigh in on the Canadian immigration debate as there has been arguments for and against emigrating (from Nigeria).
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Canada is one of the countries with a simple and…
As 2020 passes away with its imperfections and challenges, here’s praying and hoping that 2021 will be a better year in all facets of life.
To say that 2020 was a challenging year would be saying the obvious. However in the midst of the chaos and curve ball that COVID-19 threw the world, deals were still made, companies and new businesses were started, people got married and engaged, people got their first jobs and/or changed jobs, etc. it wasn’t all doom and gloom. While you may have missed your 2020 targets and/or you have had to adapt on the go…
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