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14 Oct
Another Milestone!!

As part of the requirement to be recognized by the ICCRC (Immigration Consultation of Canada Regulatory Council), in 2020 I went back to school for an Immigration program that covered:

- Canadian Immigration Law & Refugee Law
- Administrative Law & Tribunals
- Legal Research & Writing
- Immigration Law Procedures
- All Immigration Pathways (over 80 of them)
- Immigration Tribunal Processes & Division (RPD, IAD, IRB) etc.

Upon completion with a distinction, I sat for the Immigration Llicense exam earlier this year which I also passed
I am glad it was all worth it as I can now personally and formally represent anyone looking to move to Canada or stay in Canada.

Feels good to be moving from just sharing immigration tips to being a member of the ICCRC body.
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1 Oct
Companies actively hiring remotely this month (October 2021)

Roles range from:

- Data Analyst
- Account Rep
- Online Teacher
- Tech Support
- Tech Programmer
- UI /UX and more

Go to the company website, check the careers page, review and apply.
-Lionbridge (now TELUS International)
-TTEC
-Liveops
-Working Solutions
-TranscribeMe
-Sutherland
-Robert Half International
-Transcom
-Cactus Communications
-Citrix
-BELAY
-Amazon
-VocoVision
-Oracle
-Salesforce
-Pearson Online & Blended Learning
-Aetna
-Accounting Principals
-PRA Health Sciences
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25 Aug
If you've been looking for Scholarships in Canada for Masters/PhD then these are the 15 schools you should be focusing on.

Just stumbled on the robust article & resources by the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities (Link of article at end of thread)

Come with me.
So apparently, the U15 schools:

- Conduct $8.5B worth of research yearly.
- Hold 81% of Canadian university patents.
- Account for 70% of full-time doctoral students in Canada.
- Hold 85% of Canadian university technology licences and many more!

This is interesting.
For Scholarships:

-Decide where you want to study
-Check and research requirements
-Have a checklist of documentation
-Write a good personal letter
-Get other documents ready
-Check info on cost of living/other costs
-Spice it up with faith, optimism, positivity and
-Apply!!!
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16 Aug
This morning, I officially became a Canadian Citizen after taking the ‘Oath of Citizenship’. 🇨🇦

It’s been 6yrs 7months since I embarked on the bravest journey of my life to come study here (many know this story). Today, I am glad that journey was worth it.
I still remember that cold winter breeze that blew my face when I stepped out of Pearson as a broke student.

The days of working factory jobs to pay for certification and complete tuition.

The days of numerous internship applications and job interviews.

I remember them all.
I am thankful to this country for the numerous opportunities it has provided since day one.

I am mostly glad that I can now vote and be voted for. I can now add to its political landscape.
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10 Aug
Congratulations to those whose PR to Canada has been approved and will be arriving soon or have just recently arrived.

When you eventually land, here are Top Job Sites and resources to help you.

Short Thread.
1. You should start here with the “Welcome To Canada (what you should know” detailed document put together by IRCC.

This document covers things such as:

-what you should do before and after you arrive
-brief overview
-housing, healthcare, finance etc.

canada.ca/content/dam/ir…
2. Indeed.ca

The number 1 job site in Canada. With Indeed, you need to create a profile and be strategic about your search by indicating your areas of interests.

Try to update your profile every 3 months as recruiters filter by most recent profiles.
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30 Jul
Canada Migration and taking the IELTS Test.

Short Thread.
Like I always say, not everyone should, have to, or need to go to Canada. But if you want and have to, then act fast, take the necessary steps and do it the legal way.

P.S: The more you wait, the more points you lose if you are going the express entry pathway.
So if you are planning to, it’s a good move and just like every worthwhile endeavor, there are some processes and requirements (IELTS inclusive) that you need to plan for.
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28 Jul
Want to include a ‘Cover Letter’ on that job application but don’t know how to start?

Here's a step-by-step guide of how to complete a cover letter. Also, what it should and shouldn't entail.

Thread.
A cover letter should be a single page letter that you include with your job application. Thing is, you can always include one, unless the job ad clearly states not to.

Always remember to keep it short because it should be a summary and not your autobiography.
1. Follow The Rules of Formal Business Letters:

Your cover letter should include:

-Your Name
-Your Phone Number
-Your Email Address
-The date of the letter
-The name of the hiring manager and their title (if you know it)
-The name of the company you are applying to as well
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10 Jul
Congratulations to students whose study visas to Canada have been approved & will be starting school this fall (September).

When you eventually land in Canada, some things to note:

- As a student, you are allowed to work 20 hours per week.
- If you don't drive, check bus schedule before going out.
- Aside from the busy cities like Toronto etc., buses run every 30 mins on weekdays & every 1hr on weekends.
- Before buying textbooks, check with Lecturers if okay with you borrowing from Library rather than owning.
- If you can't afford the school residence, you can rent very close to the school.
- It is cheaper to cook than to eat out.
- Sobeys is a high-end grocery store for students. Try others.
- Connect with students from the prior year for course tips.
- Ask questions a lot in class.
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24 Jun
Again, if you are Student looking for Fully Funded Scholarships,

Here are '10 Fully Funded Scholarships' you should look at.

1. Chevening Scholarships (UK)
2. Erasmus+ (Europe)
3. Fulbright Scholarships (USA)
4. Santander Bank
5. Rotary Foundation Global Study Grants (Global)
6. The Gates Millennium Scholarship (USA)
7. Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (Sweden)
8. Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships (Global)
9. Endeavour Postgraduate Awards (Australia)
10. Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme (France)
- Decide where you want to study.
- Check and research requirements.
- Have a checklist of documentation.
- Write a good personal letter.
- Get other documents ready.
- Check info on cost of living/ other costs to avoid surprises.
- Spice it up with faith and optimism.
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25 May
African student?

Looking to further your studies but need scholarships?

Here are Top 10 scholarship sites to get info on:

-Schools/Orgs offering scholarships
-Amount of scholarship
-Either full/partial funding &
-Location

**Many have extended application deadline.
You can also search based on:

- Program/Course
- Entry requirement
- Scholarship deadline
- Precise Country
- Personal characteristics like gender, family, race and other factors.
Search for these sites:

-College Board
-Cappex
-Scholarship Position
-Fastweb
-College Week Live
-Niche
-Global Scholarships for International Students
-EPro 360
-College Scholarships
-Scholarship Monkey

-Ensure you review the eligibility
-Let your personal statement stand out.
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25 May
Some Amazing Facts about Africa on #AfricaDay

1. Africa is NOT a country. It is the 2nd largest CONTINENT in the world with an area that accounts for 5.7% of the earth’s surface.

2. The longest river in the world is in Africa which flows through 11 African countries.
3. There are 54 countries and over 3000 ethnic groups in Africa each unique in its own way and contributing to the diversity of the continent.
4. The most widely spoken languages are:
- Arabic (170 million)
- English (130 million)
- Swahili
- French
- Bereber
- Hausa &
- Portuguese.

5. Portuguese is the official language in:
-Angola
-Mozambique
-Guinea-Bissau
-Cape Verde
-São Tomé & Príncipe and
-Equatorial Guinea.
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11 May
This is where you get your resources and downloads on:

-Coding
-Excel
-Digital Media
-Data Analysis
-Copyrighting
-Web Dev &
-Many more

Share with those who need them.
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6 May
The cheapest schools in Canada for International Students (Mix of English & French Schools) based on degree:

For Undergraduate Studies:

1. Brandon University (Manitoba)
2. Université de Saint-Boniface (Manitoba)
3. Canadian Mennonite University (Manitoba)
4. Université Sainte-Anne (Nova Scotia)
5. Université de Moncton (New Brunswick)
6. Memorial University of Newfoundland (Newfoundland)
7. Concordia University of Edmonton (Alberta)
For Graduate Studies:

1. Memorial University of Newfoundland (Newfoundland)
2. University of Northern British Columbia (British Columbia)
3. Simon Fraser University (British Columbia)
4. University of Saskatchewan (includes federated and affiliated colleges) (Saskatchewan)
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5 May
For Graphic Designers (G.D),

- 5 Free Online Graphic Design Courses
- 5 Free Graphic Design Tools
- 5 Free 3D Tools for G.D
- 5 Best Sites for Freelance Graphic Design Jobs
5 Free Online GD Courses:

-Diploma in Design Thinking: tinyurl.com/h4783s8p

-G.D Specialization: tinyurl.com/ab5axcuj

-Intro to G.D History: tinyurl.com/2bww3u9w

-Visual and G.D: tinyurl.com/4mnjx7wp

-Applying G.D Principles: tinyurl.com/sfpfyc26
Free Graphic Design Tools:

-Vectr
-Pixlr
-GIMP
-SVG-Edit
-Gravit Designer
-Inkscape
-Canva
-Photo Pos Pro
-Krita
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2 May
Are there folks still needing online remote jobs and having difficulty navigating that landscape? Signify here.
So if you are looking for online remote jobs/gigs ranging from:

- Content Writing
- Data Analysis
- Software Developing
- Marketing
- Graphic Design
- Sales
- Many more

Here are:

- Steps to get a remote job/gig.
- Best sites (categorized) for remote jobs.
Remote jobs can be hard to get for many, but those who have mastered that art will tell you it comes with being consistent.

It is important to note for a better remote experience, you need a Laptop. Navigating the landscape or completing tasks with your phone isn't realistic.
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1 May
Did You Know? (Updated)

1. The creators of Adidas and Puma are brothers.

2. In France in 1789, only 50% of the population spoke French.

3. Canadians say "sorry" so much that a law called “The Apology Act” was passed in 2009.
4. There are trees that can grow more than one kind of fruit, and they're called “fruit salad trees.”

5. Peanut is actually not a nut.

6. The shortest war lasted for 38 minutes.

7. The Bible doesn’t say the forbidden fruit was an apple.
8. The longest English word is 189,819 letters long.

9. The man who invented the Microwave was only paid $2 for the invention.

10. If a Donkey and a Zebra have a baby, it is called a Zonkey.

11. In China discussing censorship is censored.
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30 Apr
I answered the following trivia on Nigeria. How many can you answer correctly?
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24 Apr
RT if interested in knowing how to get a job offer from outside Canada once restrictions are relaxed. Check for details shortly.
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21 Apr
Recruiters Forum curated the "Top 20 Interview Questions" of all time.

At least 3 of these questions are asked at an interview.

1. Tell me about yourself
2. Why Should we hire you?
3. What is your greatest strength?
4. Why did you leave your last job?
5. Why do you want to work for us?
6. What is your greatest weakness?
7. What is your greatest achievement?
8. Describe a difficult work situation & what you did to overcome it.
9. Where do you see yourself in 5 Years?
10. Do you have any questions for us?
11. Give an example of a time you did something wrong. How did you handle it?
12. What are you looking for in terms of career development?
13. What Are You Looking for in a New Position?
14. What will you miss about your present/last job?
15. What Are Your Salary Expectations?
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25 Mar
5 Popular words/phrases you use on your resumé and what you might want to replace them with.
1. "I am a Hard Worker":

So is everyone. You might want to use these instead:

- Proactive
- Versatile
- Savvy
- Dynamic

2. "Assisted":

Assisted waters down your effort. Try these:

- Executed
- Facilitated
- Managed
- Created
3. "Responsible / Responsible for"

- Executed
- Implemented
- Coordinated
- Resolved
- Launched
- Collaborated

4. "Familiar, I am Familiar With"

- Proficient
- Proficient With
- Agile
- Skilled
- Skilled At Using
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17 Mar
Thinking of updating that Resumé?

Here are:

- 6 Types of resumes
- Contents of such resumes, and
- Best fonts to use on your resumé
1. Targeted resume:

This is something you already know. When you update your resume based on researching a particular role or company then you've created a targeted resumé.

Targeted resumes use key phrases and words to align your resume with an advertised role.
For a targeted resumé:

-research the role advertised
-watch out for phrases and keywords
-identify words and phrases that align with you
-update your current resumé to align with role and org

Targeted resumés are time-consuming but help in bypassing Applicant Tracking Systems.
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