As the year 2021 is winding down, lots of students whose ambition is to obtain Study Visas to Canada must have applied for it before now in their respective locations.
Be it as it may, not all applications will be granted, and if yours was turned down, hey! Do not back down, go again, you might get it.
But if yours was approved…
Well, congratulations to students whose Study Visas to Canada have been approved and will be starting school this Winter (January).
When you eventually land in Canada, here are some important things to note.
43 Important Free Tips For Every Students On Study Visas To Canada
1. As a student, you are allowed to work 20 hours per week.
2. Before buying textbooks, check with Lecturers if okay with you borrowing from Library rather than owning.
3. Aside from the busy cities like Toronto etc., buses run every 30 mins on weekdays & every 1hr on weekends.
4. If you don’t drive, check bus schedule before going out.
5. Please get a very good winter jacket, winter boots, & have your gloves with you at all times. Please.
6. If you can’t afford the school residence, you can rent very close to the school.
7. It is cheaper to cook than to eat out.
8. Sobeys is a high-end grocery store for students. Try others.
9. Connect with students from the prior year for course tips.
10. Ask questions a lot in class.
11. Be mindful of your study permit expiry date and when to apply for an extension.
12. It is never too early to start reading about the process of PR, because you might be eligible.
13. The International Office in school is your first stop for questions & concerns relating to course.
14. Mix with students from other backgrounds to learn and understand other’s perspectives.
15. Research how to be successful in your course of study.
16. Research what certification is relevant to your field in Canada.
17. Mix with other Nigerian students to reduce nostalgia.
18. Be mindful of hearsay/rumours. Be sure to request the source of an info to read it in black and white.
19. Remember the daughter/son of whom you are.
20. Don’t get carried away by infrastructure or because the system works.
21. Distinction is not a bad idea.
22. Get your G1/G2/G licenses as soon as possible.
23. If you are particular about meeting Nigerians, there is most likely a church/mosque in your city where you can network in that regard.
24. If you can, as a student, have only 1 credit card. You can use it to build credit history.
25. Look for banks that have account perks for newcomers/students.
26. Don’t call Nigeria directly with your local Network if you aren’t sure of the call rate.
27. Look through school website to see if there are awards/scholarships available for international students during/after school.
28. If you need to extend your passport, the Nigerian High Commission is in Ottawa, but arrange for an appointment before going.
29. Register with a local job agency to ease your part-time job search while schooling.
30. It is cheaper to fly outside Canada than within Canada.
31. Punctuality is key. Try to adjust as soon as you can.
32. School is very important, but remember to live too. Explore your city and neighboring cities.
33. There’s most likely a chapter/association for professionals in your field. Try to be a member of such.
34. Get your resume reviewed to a Canadian format.
35. Create a profile on Indeed.Ca. Never too early to see what the labour market looks like.
36. Your Social Insurance Number (SIN) should never be given to anyone other than Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or your employer.
37. You can get a provincial ID Card as a means of identification so you don’t need to have your international passport with you at all times.
38. You should also get your school ID card.
39. Check your school tuition breakdown to see if there are any health benefits entitled to you.
40. Again, it isn’t early to start reading about the Express Entry program & other pathways as a student. In many cases, eligible students begin the process early.
41. Bring local foodstuff when coming to Canada, but declare at the airport. For students, the African store is pricey.
42. If you are on medication make sure to have enough supplies when coming.
43. Again, the International Office in school is your first stop for questions & concerns relating to course, program etc.
All the best as begin this journey.
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List compiled by Tunde Omotoye | Twitter/@TundeTASH