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  2. CallMeIshmael

    And so it begins!

    Here’s my full timeline below guys: AoR: Apr 9 MEP: May 17 BIL: May 17 Biometrics Complete: May 23 July 4th called CIC: VO CPC Ottawa Jul 30th Ordered GCMS Notes (Criminality passed, eligibility and security not started) Last update on file June 19 16 Sept called CIC: No update RPRF Request: Oct 18 RPRF Paid: Oct 18 Ghost Update: Oct 21 PPR: 22 Oct Passport Submitted: Oct 28 Application Approved: Nov 6 Visa Stamped: Nov 6 Return Tracker Activated:Nov 7 CoPR/Passport Received: Nov 8 Landed: Nov 11 I’m still at the airport waiting for my ride, just went out for a quick smoke in the snow (might be my motivation to quit haha) Landing was a breeze, took less than 10 minutes, I have no goods to follow and nothing to declare so it was a smooth process through immigration and customs. It’s Remembrance Day here today so Service Canada and Banks etc are closed, I’ll apply for my SIN and all the other stuff tomorrow.
  3. KelvinK

    Matching NOC Codes

    Hi @Annelisef. For your NOC, the main focus would be on the responsibilities/duties, and not the education background. I myself studied Civil Engineering, but my NOC was for a actuary/mathematician/statistician. Even my NOC said that a degree in Maths/ Actuarial Sciences are usually required, and had no problems at all with an Engineering degree. As I said, most important is to ensure that the duties are in line with what your husband does.
  4. QB87

    SAIPA to CPA

    @BobbyV I saw you mentioned something along this way. Are you able to give some advice?
  5. ruan27

    Police Clearance

    We are using DocAssist for our police clearance, but we are already now in our sixth week of waiting after DocAssist received our fingerprints. It seems pretty slow so far.
  6. PhilipCX

    SAIPA to CPA

    SAIPA or SAICA? I think if you are registered with SAIPA it is a lot more than redoing tax exams, but that is just from what I've read? What is your designation, AGA (SA)?
  7. LD8

    SAIPA to CPA

    Hi all Have anyone started or done the SAIPA to CPA route? We are hoping to land in Vancouver, BC this year and I will like to register with CPA to start as soon as possible. I contacted SAIPA and they said I will most likely need to write the tax exams in Canada. Does anyone know what the next step will be, the cost and the time to complete? Thanks
  8. Annelisef

    Matching NOC Codes

    Hi all, We're entering the Express entry on my husband's details. His current occupation is a Sales manager in insurance. So NOC 0121 but he does not have degree or diploma noted as 'usually required' under requirements. Does this mean he still falls under that NOC code if he doesn't have it? TIA
  9. DC85

    Timelines for applications put on hold

    @Kitcatwe got our PPR email on Friday afternoon! Thank you so m so much for your advice and encouragement
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  11. Flashie

    How Long Did You Wait For Your Study Permit?

    Hi, I applied last month for my own study permit after visiting, getting accepted at a Uni, and paying the first years tuition. I filled in all of the forms and optional forms that were shown in the Study Permit application. So I've got 2 questions (one for each). @Darren Vermaak What was the outcome of your study permit? @Nelline How is one intended to show that you have intent to leave after your studies are finished if you can only fill out the documents requested by them? (Or is there more to the process than this?) I'm young and am on a gap year (which I feel will negatively impact my application after working so hard on getting everything else including the tuition and payments sorted. I have shown to have access to more than enough funds for them to not have doubt in my financial position while I am there. Would you mind elaborating on how one can prove you intend to return, Or is there still another step I'll need to go through such as an interview where these type of questions will need to be answered? Thanks.
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  13. JBRT

    May 2019 applications

    Hoping we all get some good news soon🤞
  14. OHCANADAAA

    May 2019 applications

    Oo fantastic, I hope you hear from them soon! Our application has shown background check and eligibility review in progress since June when we did our biometrics, no other changes and just hit 6 months yesterday. I think we'll wait another week or two at least before raising a webform 😕 At least judging on the international myimmi tracker, there is movement in the 20-30 April AOR range, which could mean that they'll start processing May applications in a week or two.
  15. JBRT

    May 2019 applications

    So... we received a ghost update last night. We had an ADR before the biometrics request which had been "in review" since June. This has finally changed to not applicable. We raised a webform a week ago enquiring about the status of our application and received a reply last night as well. Maybe this helped push things in the right direction (felt like it might have been gathering dust for the last few months haha). Anyway, if you have crossed the 6 month mark, it could be worth it to raise a webform if you haven't done so already.
  16. Hi all! It's a pleasure to meet everyone. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading threads on this forum over the past while, leading up to my own application period. Now, I can happily say that's begun. I'm busy getting all my documents in order, getting ECA, etc. and intend to enter the pool at the start of 2020. After a lengthy period of research, I settled on Edmonton as my destination, due to a number of factors I know about myself, and I'm sure I'll be happy with my decision. However, I am somewhat concerned about how long it'll take to find work there, so any insights will be greatly appreciated. I have a marketing master's and a couple of years of full-time marketing experience behind me. Luckily my field means I can work at an extremely broad range of companies/institutions. 1. At what point do you think I should begin reaching out to companies advertising jobs (and recruiters)? 2. What do you think the chances are of my getting Skype/phone interviews while still in SA? 3. Any advice in terms of what to do once I've hard landed next year, for finding work soonest (if I haven't already)? Thanks in advance for any advice!
  17. PhilipCX

    Link between passport and PR card

    OK yes, soft landing was perhaps the incorrect term. But this is what I wanted to know thanks.
  18. logan

    Link between passport and PR card

    As far as I understand it there is no link between your passport and the PR card, but you will need either the PR or the travel doc to re-enter...
  19. logan

    Link between passport and PR card

    Perhaps it is time to coin a new term : "Touch-and-Go Landing (TGL)" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touch-and-go_landing)? Or a "Stop-and-Go Landing (STG)"? (I considered others like: "half-landing", or "half-assed landing", or quasi-landing)...
  20. OutOfSa

    Link between passport and PR card

    Beware... It has been my experience, but hey, anyone feel free to trash my argument.... The CIC will "permanently glue" your PR visa into your passport (the one you specified & sent when you applied.) You can arrive and depart ONLY using that passport. You can apply for your PR card, but it may take 3 months to arrive - if the photo's are good enough. It will only be sent to an address in Canada. ??? A "soft landing" seems to have been lost in translation, it used to mean arriving to live and having an easy time, eg: job, house etc waiting - i can't figure out how a LSD or PR Activation became a "soft landing". A hard landing was arriving at the airport with a suitcase and nothing else. Mind you many things have changed over the years.... Back to the discussion: If you have a new passport with no visa, and a PR card in Canada, then you'll be like a stray dog peering in through the window on an icy winters night. You can howl and bark as much as you like, the people inside will glare at you and shoo you away. That would be very, very bad. No papers, not entry. That's my 50c. Things may have changed, but if there's one thing I have learned, it's don't mess / complicate a difficult process where you have no access to anyone that can help you !
  21. GeneeP

    Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

    @graciax452thank you so much for this advice! i'm finding the websites a bit unclear for each province. thank you very much!
  22. PhilipCX

    Link between passport and PR card

    So we might need to do a soft landing in the new year if our application is processed on time, as our medicals is expiring not long after. We can only hope that this is the case, but what will happen will happen. My question is, if we do a soft landing in Jan/ Feb, they will then proceed with issuing PR cards to "our address" in Canada, are these PR cards linked to the Passport number you entered the country on or are they only linked to your biometrics? Because I would then on our return to SA like to apply for new passports which will be valid for a longer period and hopefully avoid to ever have to renew them again in SA. So when re-entering Canada it will be on new passports, but either with our PR cards or those permanent resident travel documents that you can apply for. Has anyone else done something like this or have any input? Thanks
  23. Nelline

    specialist doctors needing immigration route advice

    I have a friend from school who specialised in emergency medicine and wanted to move to Canada, specifically PEI (where I am) and she said it was really hard ticking all the boxes and jumping through all the hoops. She ended up going to Oz but only because it was so much easier and her hubby was pushing for it.
  24. Spherocyte

    SA Doctors - WP and Licensure. OUR EXPERIENCE

    Hi Milo, We’re specialists going through the process you describe at the moment. Currently waiting for our final ruling letter from the College of physicians and Surgeons of BC and then introductions to health authorities . Dealing with the immigration side of things feels like the next huge ordeal. Are you in Canada now? What has your work experience been like?
  25. Spherocyte

    specialist doctors needing immigration route advice

    Thank you Gracia and Nelline for your helpful advice. Glad you think that 8 months is not too long to wait. Good to have some perspective from someone who has been through it. I have to say that BC is a difficult province to start out in as a specialist. The college of physicians and surgeons of BC are more sticky than even the royal college of physicians and surgeons of canada. Anyway...I’ve been contacting random people and 4 of the 5 I contacted replied so that sounds promising. Navigating the different immigration routes is confusing but will continue reading around that and job hunting! Sounds like the PNP route would be the best way to go so will wait for a formal job offer and start that process.
  26. graciax452

    Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

    @Clarence, @GeneeP AIPP is all about being proactive, you have to job hunt like there is no tomorrow. At least 5 applications a day, all customised😝😝, and contact people directly on LinkedIn as well, i.e. CEO's and HR people in your field. NB: Look for jobs from designated employers as well as non designated ones (who will have to become designated to go forward) NB: At the same time take IELTS and get ECA (ECA takes at least 2 months-ish so get it done sooner rather than later) Get a job offer. With the job offer your employer endorses you to a settlement service provider who will help you with getting a settlement plan etc. and all your documentation processed Send settlement plan back to employer Employer uploads all info - endorsement plan, job offer etc. to AIPP Get certificate of endorsement (needed to apply under AIPP) Apply for PR for whole family under AIPP - it's paper based application, i.e. you send it in via post (documentation similar to EE just with lower thresholds, e.g. IELTS score, Proof of funds) Wait for PPR - (supposedly faster than other streams) OPTIONAL -> Apply for Temporary work permit at the same time OR after submitting PR application so you can arrive early and begin work. This permit can be gotten in as little as 1 month. PR application will still continue. If an employer you get a job from is not yet designated they can apply for designation and from there the process follows normal AIPP. If you convince them you are an asset they are willing to go through the process of designation, so market yourself and sell yourself as the next best thing, better than sliced bread. This youtube video is VERY helpful especially showing how to look for job offers
  27. DC85

    December 2018 Applications

    Thank you @T3ZA im going to try call them tonight. You did get lucky, congratulations
  28. T3ZA

    December 2018 Applications

    Hi @DC85 I phoned the IRCC: +1 888 242 2100 then just follow the prompts as usual. I wouldn't stress about your re-medical they take anywhere from 14 days to a month to move to the final step. I guess I was lucky...didn't expect to get the PPR right after my medical.
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