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  2. ZeeGe

    New process for PCC - South Africa

    I can confirm this. We applied for our PCC this morning at the Krugersdorp (Gauteng) Police station and were given the exact same information. We will be kept updated via SMS and will then collect from Pretoria as we need it as soon as possible.
  3. shaun

    Looking for a skottel...

    Check out "Red Devil BBQ'. Note there have been a number of recalls on it though.
  4. MaryJane

    Dual Citizenship

    You should put both in. I travelled with my SA passport when I landed in Canada but when I applied, I put both my citizenships on the form.
  5. TJG

    New process for PCC - South Africa

    DocAssist confirmed the new regulation concerning PCC, as true.
  6. Jowey Lewis

    Applications Submitted February 2018

    Hi :). I need assistance if possible. I received my ITA on 11th and was instructed to go to the "application for permanent residence" online in my account. Being a PNP nominee, most info was pre-loaded. I am done with the form but I don't see any thing that says send or attach documents or pay for you application fees. Am I on a wrong place for some reason? :). Your help will be highly appreciated :). Thanks in advance.
  7. TJG

    B.Engineering CRS score

    My BSc(Eng) from WITS was also evaluated as a four-year degree by WES in last year. I stand under correction, but I believe UP allows you to do an honors year and you can get a separate certificate once you complete your honors. In this case you would qualify for the ("Two or more certificates, diplomas..."). As it stands I think you will qualify for a three-year degree by WES.
  8. DC85

    Dual Citizenship

    Hi Everyone Could someone perhaps assist. I am in the process of submitting my PR application. I am a South African citizen but also hold an Italian Passport (residing in SA). Do you know if it is necessary to also put details of my Italian Passport in my PR application, or only theou South African one as that is the one we will travel to Canada with? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you
  9. hdub07

    Applications Submitted February 2018

    Anybody had any news/updates?
  10. micciwhite

    Parental Super Visa

    Hi, We are applying for our parents Super Visas and have hit a hiccup. Hopefully someone can help us. We need to have medical aid for our parents for 1 year. My question is..do we need to pay for 1 year up front, ahead of time or is there an acceptable company that signs a 1 year contract? Paying upfront works out to almost CAD 6000, which is a bit harsh... Please, if anyone has had any experience with this, what did you do and who did you use? Mackenna🤤
  11. JennyVee

    Packing Up

    @micciwhite Oh my gosh thank you for this mail, it answers a bunch of my questions. I think we may have to bring a grandparent into the mix 😅
  12. micciwhite

    Packing Up

    Hi! It is a daunting task! We had a huge house with 3 kiddies, piles of stuff and a 20foot container.... I worked on a 6 month rule. If I hadn't used it in 6 months it was out. Also I was told that furniture here was incredible expensive...not so true. The kijiji and letgo sites are full of good secondhand stuff for reasonable prices..have a look before you leave to get a feel. I had my mother staying with us to help with EVERYTHING. Plus she wanted to be around the grandkids. Try keep the kids on their regular routine as much as possible. I packed the toys last. I also took 1 suitcase of toys with in our luggage because we didn't have a house yet and the container took 2 months. You also know what you children are really attached to...so slowly hide the rest away and donate or sell it. I also took my pillow and 1 each for the kids on the plane..but I'm just fussy about pillows. I put a dark cover on each and have slept well no matter where we were cos I had my OWN COMFORTABLE pillow with me. Feather pillows also roll up nice and small. Get a cellphone power bank/ battery pack for when you land. There are plugs everywhere but you don't really have the time. You use your phone on the plane and then it's flat when u arrive. Regarding furniture..good antiques are quite expensive here, they wouldn't let us bring our beds and beds are quite expensive. In the end we bought on sale here and paid CAD1400 for a double, twin and king. I wish I had brought more of the antiques with. Obviously no electronics. I did bring my electric toothbrush and my husband's rechargeable shaver. We just put an adaptor on the plug...they haven't exploded yet but I'm cautious. Also remember that most houses come with the basic appliances like washer, dryer, fridge & stove sometimes microwave and central vacuum. My husband was also very excited to point house that comparitably, Tv's are much cheaper here! Our moving company made us lay our stuff out from "most important" to " if there is space" what didn't fit you sell. They were amazing and got it all in actually, but they are experienced and know if it will all get in the container so trust them. We used Execumove. They were packed and done in 2 days, and it started raining on the last day. Remember to arrange a place to stay when the container is packed. Maybe a few days before to lessen the tension for the children. Because when they start they wrap everything first then put it in..so unless you are planning on sleeping in the house full of boxes. Good luck. Remember it is just stuff. You can always spend time collecting new and amazing stuff here. Remember why you are doing it. And remember it is the people who make the family and the memories. You guys will be great! Mackenna
  13. JennyVee

    Packing Up

    Hi everyone I've started this post about three times now and am still not sure if this is the right section to post it 😑, but here goes: If you've successfully made the move from SA to Canada, can you share your top tips for sifting through your stuff and deciding what comes with? We have two small kiddos, and hubby is "a collector", so we've made a dense nest for ourselves in Cape Town, and are paralyzed by the huge task of packing up. We're also trying to do so with the kids underfoot, no family to assist, and no domestic staff. How did you make it work? What could you have done without? What do you wish you'd brought along? Thanks in advance for the advice.
  14. JennyVee

    Shipping and Containers

    Hi guys Hubby and I are set to land in Calgary at the end of November, which leaves us with just a few months to pack up 13 years of living together. We've decided to cram the necessary items into our suitcases to come across with us, and then let the sentimental stuff and work gear come over in a container. Has anyone made a decision regarding their goods? If so, can you recommend a company? Better yet, anyone looking to share a container? Thanks in advance
  15. BobbyV

    Getting a job offer

    What an inspiring story. Congratulations! Very good tips as well. Will definitely be implementing these in my journey!
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  17. tripperdes

    Getting a job offer

    @BloodRaven my hubby's admin skills also suck so I feel you! 😉 A good tip I learned from an immigration lawyer is to keep resume very simple. Tailor the doc to be job specific. List mostly what is on the skills and qualifications required for the job. If you run out of space then list only the skills that are a must-have so that your application will be considered. That's what I did. Also, don't forget to add a Cover letter. On that, you can add other skills that would peak employers interest, don't forget to mention that you have an interest in moving to Canada and that a job offer would help your application. Mention that you in the pool. Also, state that you willing to relocate to the area where the job is located. That's what I did for my job application. I got an email from the employer with a questionnaire which I answered and the next day secured an interview via Skype. That's when I mentioned all the other things on my CV that I left out in the resume which was relevant to the job offer. I got offered a managers post because of my experience!😃 Although my qualifications weren't recognized I was offered a chance to do job specific training. This was included in my contract and I signed it the same week. Currently awaiting LMIA. Applied for job 4 June Reply from Employer with questionnaire 5 June Skype interview secured 11 June Received and signed constract on 13 June and LMIA process started. So keep at it. Something will come up eventually. We have been searching for jobs since 2016.
  18. tripperdes

    Work Permit Time Line

    @RiaMeg all the best to you. Fingers crossed it all works out🤞
  19. Nelline

    Proof of Work Experience

    I agree with @MaryJane - we had a similar issue, though the work experience was fairly historic (not recent) so I'm not sure if that made a difference, but we wrote a letter of explanation, and added a print-out from Companies House in the UK showing the date when the company closed down officially. It was accepted without any problem.
  20. MaryJane

    Proof of Work Experience

    Hi Stefan I would suggest - including the 2 letters you have and writing a letter of explanation that the company has already closed down and there is no one who can give you the info that you need. Or - find an old colleague (preferably your old supervisor) and ask him to write the letter now with all the specific info required. This letter will not be on a letterhead but you can then write a letter of explanation as to why (company closed down). Hope either of these helps you.
  21. Amy G

    ECA Recognised Institutions

    @Stefan1274 For correspondence courses (I’m assuming you wouldn’t be full time), some institutions that I know are recognized are Unisa, Milpark, IMM. Apparently Intec is not recognized, and have heard conflicting things re Damelin.
  22. hdub07

    B.Engineering CRS score

    If this helps... my BScEng from UKZN was evaluated as a four-year degree by WES in January this year.
  23. Stefan1274

    ECA Recognised Institutions

    Let me rephrase, Which ones are 'known' by WES? When I go to the tool on their website, it only gives a few Master's and Bachelor's degrees to choose from in the drop down menu, and only a limited number of institutions, e.g. GIBS is not even there, postgraduate diplomas in e.g. Project Management does not feature there. Someone said on the forum somewhere that they got a certificate through CollegeSA done through WES, yet their website makes no reference to that. What am I missing? Thanks
  24. Stefan1274

    B.Engineering CRS score

    Hi Lizelle, PLEASE put me and your brother in contact? Check inbox.
  25. Lizelle

    B.Engineering CRS score

    My brother tried for a year to apply for work in Canada. No joy. His partner is a planner on a mine. They applied for various things in NZ, and a paper mill offered her a job. They paid for the flights and the move, and a month rental and a car rental for the month. They are now happily living in New Zealand. I would seriously suggest looking at NZ rather than Canada if your CRS score is low. My brothers company by themselves need 2 Mechanical Engineers. There are loads of work in their area.
  26. Lizelle

    B.Engineering CRS score

    Don't ever trust an agent (as your experience is starting to show you). They get paid no matter the outcome for you. Hopefully you have only paid for the initial consult, and not retained them.
  27. Lizelle

    B.Engineering CRS score

    Nope. Not right. My brother did that (the B.Engineering at Tukkies), and WES assessed it as a 3 year degree, not 2 or more certificates (this was in 2016).
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