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  2. Nelline

    Dentists looking for an opportunity?

    One of our clients (we're a dental lab) is looking for a talented Associate. If you're a great dentist wanting to come to Canada, reach out to me via pm or email and I can put you in touch. Just thought I'd put this opportunity out there for anyone interested.
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  4. BobbyV

    Unable to move immediately

    This is possible (generally). Actually, this is exactly what I'm doing at the moment. I landed and activated my PR in September 2019 and have been back in SA since then. My PR card was sent to a friend's address and they managed to bring it with them to SA when they visited at the beginning of 2020. I plan to move permanently to Canada at the end of 2021.
  5. CapieCanadian

    Vancouver island living

    I've heard that the island has a very high rate of drug abuse and related deaths compared to the rest of BC and Canada. I also heard that there aren't as many opportunities for young children on the island as one would have on the mainland. I mean sure, the island is smaller and doesn't have big cities like Vancouver but do any of you with small children share this sentiment? Obviously moving so the children can have the best future was the reason for immigrating in the first place.
  6. Nykster

    OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 19 Applications

    Thanks so much @HoneyClare!
  7. Jules

    Unable to move immediately

    Interesting... I suppose the reality is that they still cannot stop the PR from leaving Canada a couple of weeks later after quarantine is complete. Having said that I would not be encouraging anyone to try and circumvent the guidance that has been published. It’s a tough one for sure.
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  9. Kitcat

    Taking a driver's test

    We used cloverleaf driving school - based in the SW. my husband and I both passed first time. Try to have your lessons in the area in which you will be taking the test. It helps to be familiar with the routes.
  10. HoneyClare

    OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 19 Applications

    Hi Nykster, Our immigration journey started 5 years ago, and with Canada I would say I started in 2018. It takes perseverance and I think a bit of luck. I tried to look back I was in SNIP pool and got invited in February 2019, and then submitted and received the points in August 2019. Then its an obvious invite in the EE pool. SO the reason for Saskatchewan was from my research it was the easiest territory in that you didn't need a job offer or a relative. I obviously have neither. I am wracking my brain to think how many points I had, truly I can not remember. I will try log on and have a look. I remember there being different draws and that they favored particular professions for draws, some draws were for trades only. I also remember getting extra points, by getting my husband to also get ilets done. Obviously I don't know what your profile is like. The draws do go up and down each time. Let me get more information and I will get back to you.... We really all have to help each other to get there, our journey was affected by my sons remedial schooling and to have made it in was unbelievable, just keep trying ! (we were denied by Australia)
  11. Nykster

    OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 19 Applications

    Hi @HoneyClare or anyone else who can advise, So like you, I also have 425 points which are clearly not enough to qualify for EE. So I also want to go the PNP route. I have noticed that everyone seems to be going the Saskatchewan route so I decided to do an EOI. I ended up with 62 points (minimum is 60). I then checked the draws and saw that the cutoff is something like 78! So again I probably won't get a nomination. How on earth did you manage to rise above 78. I checked and double-checked my application and I don't see how it's possible for someone who didn't school or work in Canada to get above 62 points. Would you kindly help me with this conundrum and shed some light, thanks a lot! Also congrats on the 600 points, must have made your day!
  12. Deirdre

    Unable to move immediately

  13. Deirdre

    Unable to move immediately

    Hi @Jules The IRCC stated people CANT land now, then leave and come back as ALWAYS If PR land now it MUST be permanent Just 1 of the MANY frustrating Covid rules like us with PR that CANT fly now to activate We already left jobs, kids left school so just waiting
  14. Jules

    Unable to move immediately

    I’m curious how they identify a soft landing unless the person states their intentions when they land. Once you leave the airport as a landed PR, the person could leave the country after the 2 weeks quarantine is complete. I doubt they would revoke the PR.
  15. Reibtseb

    Can you move proof of funds after you receive COPR?

    See this thread I made during my application. I moved my funds around a LOT and got PR no problem. Just explain what you did in a letter attached to your application. My letter had three or four paragraphs re my finances, since I sold a car, shares, and moved money to a USD account up until a month before my application was submitted. I was also selling my house (it was in the market at the time, also listed expected profit from that etc.).
  16. Deirdre

    Unable to move immediately

    Unfortunately "soft landings" are Temporarily SUSPENDED due to Covid-19
  17. Chiche

    Unable to move immediately

    Thank you so much @ Andrew & Tash and @Jules. Much appreciated.
  18. The golden rule is always: proof that you have unencumbered funds. Having your funds in shares means that it is $6000 today, and perhaps $4000 tomorrow. I've read so many different ways people stowed their funds -- and most of the time when you get to the border agent, they are friendly and no-where near interested in looking at your proof of funds. In the end, it is about managing the risk. We're risk averse, so we kept our funds in a cheque account for 6 months, landed, and then moved it around. This provided us with the comfort of complying with the recommendations, and reducing our anxiety in an already stressful time. By-and-large though, I suspect, unless you do something really silly with the funds, you won't have any trouble -- just manage the risk. Cheerio!
  19. Jules

    Unable to move immediately

    Yes that sounds correct. So you can land to activate PR and then leave for an extended period of time.
  20. Andrew and Tash

    Unable to move immediately

    I think the requirement is 730 days in Canada for the five year period after receiving your PR cards
  21. Chiche

    Unable to move immediately

    Thank you Mary Jane. I am worried of losing our PR. If this can be done then I’m glad. Thank you.
  22. MaryJane

    Unable to move immediately

    Yes. You should be able to do this.
  23. Chiche

    Unable to move immediately

    I am hoping I can get some clarity. We are supposed to land in June 2021. My husband still has a project he needs to complete before we leave. This might take 2 years or more. Is it possible to land and apply for PR Cards then leave Canada for 2 years? Then go back and settle permanently.
  24. Roz

    OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 19 Applications

    Congratulations to all the Golden email holders. Hope you all are able to make the big move soon. Are there any other members still waiting? We application has been 100% since July 2020 and no update yet
  25. LouiseV36

    Our Journey Step by Step EE FSW

    And now the wait begins. But it is so worth it in the end. We booked to fly on the 21st March so we are praying hard and crossing fingers the restrictions change. We need to be in Canada by the end of April so we are hoping like hell they change their restrictions. Also hubby and I finish work at the end of Feb so we really do not want to be stuck here endlessly with no jobs. All the best and I hope you get your white christmas this year.
  26. Nelline

    Study permit for my children

    Correct, and agreed
  27. Nelia

    Passport Renewals from Vancouver

    I am starting the process to renew my South African Passport from Fort McMurray Alberta and have several questions, so if anyone recently successfully went through this process, I have several questions. My first few questions are related to the BI-9 form. Which address do you use to submit the request for the BI-9 form? As one has to submit the original application and a copy of the complete set, does this mean that you have to get TWO sets of fingerprints, or just photocopy the original set? I will definitely have more questions later so any feedback on this process would be appreciated. Thanks
  28. Hi, Daar is nou al n paar SA mense in NL.
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