1. Immigration

    1. General

      For all those questions that invariably arise.

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    2. Application

      Everything regarding that dreaded application!

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    3. Coffee Clubs

      For our immigrants-in-waiting to get together and share triumphs and frustrations.

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    4. LSD Trips & Arrivals

      Look, See & Decide trips and those needs for when you arrive.

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    5. Settling In

      Now that we've arrived, what do we need to know?

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    6. Schools & Education

      ... because it's for our kids that we came here, right?

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    7. Going back?

      yes, there are some of us who "verlang" too much, and return home ...

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  2. Discussions

    1. Foyer

      Just joined? Please let us know a little about who you are and how we can be of service.

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    2. General

      Want to bounce an idea or question today? You've come to the right place!

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    4. Communities

      Want to share ideas with the folks in your home town? This is where it's at. If you don't find your city or town here, drop us a line in Technical -> Forum Help and we'll consider adding it :)

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    5. Money!

      .. makes-the-world-go-round-the-world-go-round, anything you'd care to ask or share about personal finances, taxes, retirement, or any other money matters

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    6. Home and Hearth

      Have some recipes to share? Found a shop that sells Mrs. Balls? Share your homemaking ideas here.

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    7. Health and Wellness

      Whether Baby Boomer or concerned parent, this topic is always of interest, and even more so in a new country!

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    8. Ladies' Lounge

      For the ladies only (21+). Contact a host for access.

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    9. Spiritual Life

      Coming to Canada is often a "religious" experience. Share your spiritual ideas here.

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    10. Lost-n-Found

      Lost contact with a friend or family member? Let us know, maybe someone else knows them too!

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    11. Journals

      Undercover writer? How about sharing some of your experiences with us? Post your stories here!

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    12. Places of Interest

      Articles posted by "locals" to entice you to attractions across Canada.

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    13. Travel

      Planning to "go home" for a visit? Come here to discuss airlines, flight tickets or impressions of your travels.

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    14. Youth

      For the young people to gather and chat like only they can!

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    15. Funnies

      Because South Africans have a sense of humour too!

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  3. Advertising

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      Have something to sell, to rent ... or give away? Looking for something?

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    2. KuierKoerier©

      Need to get something sent to South Africa, or brought to Canada? Advertise here!

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  4. Employment

    1. Queries, Tips and News

      What's it like to work in Canada? Want to share good ideas and tips?

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    2. Networking

      Look in here for hidden job markets, networking and advice from folks already in Canada!

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    3. Looking

      I am looking for a job ...

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    4. Offering

      We are looking for someone to ...

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    5. Business

      Everything you need to know about establising and running a business in Canada.

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  5. News from South Africa

    1. General

      Any little tidbit you want to share.

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    2. Sport

      What are the Bokke up to now ?

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  6. Technical

    1. Forum Help

      Having problems? Want to leave your comments? Ask here!

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    2. Computers and Internet

      Any questions or comments you may have of a REALLY technical nature.

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    3. Announcements

      Something you should know ...

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  • Recent Status Updates

    • RiaMeg

      RiaMeg

      * May 2017 - Received Job offer
      * June 2017 - Hubby did IELTS
      * October 2017 - LMIA received in 1 week
      * Novem 2017 - Did Police Clearance
      * Jan/Feb 2018 - Wife did IELTS 
      * 19 March 2018 - Applied for Dual LMIA (Took 2 Months)
      * May 29th 2018 - Applications for WP & SP sent for processing
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    • Cornel

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    • JackV

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    • micciwhite

      micciwhite

      So...Its been a long road, but we are almost there. We started the process 3 years and 3 children ago. Obviously the pregnancies slowed us down as we had to keep delaying the process because I obviously couldn't do the medical pregnant. Thinking back, this would probably have only taken us 1 year if we hadn't had the delays, as wonderful as they are. 
      We decided to use a recommended agency to streamline and simplify the whole process, and i can definitely recommend this route. All we got was a sign here, go here, email us this. CanadaAbroad.com. Deanne and Nicolene were lovely and so efficient. They definitely know what to do and are up to date on ANY changes that the Canadians make.
      We decided to do the skilled workers - express entry route. My husband received higher points than I did so we have continued on his application. We all received our PR in January and need to be there before July 2018. Visas are in our passports, now the work begins.
      Our house is for sale, we are selling a lot of our furniture but we are also taking a container full of furniture with. We did the numbers, for the quality that we have, its more expensive to replace in Canada. We are not taking and electronics. We got quotes from Elliots, Stuttafords, Biddulphs and ExecuMove. They were all extremely efficient and helpful, but we will be going with ExecuMove as they are the best prices overall, and come highly recommended.
      We have opened a RBC Royal Bank Personal Deposit Account because they offer special rates to landing permanent residents in Canada. Obviously we can only deposit money at the moment as well have to physically walk into the bank and confirm our identity before the account is fully active. It was super easy and the service....WOW. Not used to such helpful service. We did everything over the internet and on the phone.
      My husband will be flying a month earlier than us, to start job hunting and arrange accommodation. He will be staying AirBNB to begin and has rented a car through Avis for the first 2 weeks. Very reasonably price. Myself, the 3 children and our Aunt will follow in June. Yay! 26 hours on a flight with 2 infants and a 2 year old, wish me luck. I obviously cant fly with them alone as you need one adult per infant.
      We have our last meeting with Deanne on Friday where we are going to bombard her with all the questions that we have left, our main concern now is the 3 months medical aid we will need, but currently we have found BlueCross https://on.bluecross.ca/ and they seem quite reasonable. 
      Will keep updating on our progress.
       
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