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  • 5 Most Recent Posts

    • ThePenguin
      I actually googled PNP and AIPP; got the answers pretty much up front. The provinces got me though... 😅 Got some sketchy results googling that...   I've checked out how PNP works and it seems too simple.  I mean like its down to applying and not much else I can do. For Alberta's PNP (AINP in their case), I only qualify for express entry, and I haven't done IELTS yet (Got to wait until Oct. soonest in Port Elizabeth). Apparently my college certifications aren't worth much either as the courses weren't at least 3 years long lol.  So my score looks pretty horrid. I only have my marital status, age, and good looks going for me...  So at this point, it seems simply being in contact with recruiting agencies in Canada and baiting for a work permit seems to be my route. Maybe see if I can apply for a bursary and go study something... Either way, you guys made my way pretty clear:  1)  Keep applying for jobs and pray for sponsorship,  2)  Do IELTS ASAP so I can get my score up.   Thank you all for the support 🌹 I didn't expect this much hospitality and help.    I sincerely bid you a beautiful Wednesday evening (morning if you're in CA). The Penguin
    • Sparky6
      PNP Provincial Nomination , when a province is interested in what you have to offer and ‘sponsors’ you 600 point for express entry which kind of guarantee that you’ll at least get an invite. AIPP,  Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, as Neline explained, employers proves you are the best person for the job and you get invited to apply on those grounds. NS, PEI, NB, NL lol... the Atlantic Provinces, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland (and Labrador) .
    • ThePenguin
      @Nelline Woah... I have no idea what PNP, AIPP, NS, or PEI is....  😅 I joined SACanada.org to know where to get started and look for guidance, so this is all new to me. 😅  At this point I'd consider a laborer position just to spend a year in Canada and get a feel for the country and it's people.  A year would give me plenty of time to assess my path, whether it be to study further that side or simply look for other work opportunities.   Either way, I will look into what PNP routes are and the AIPP. You have been most informative. Thank you!
    • MaryJane
      Check if your immigration consultant is on the verified list: https://iccrc-crcic.ca The website also has some tips on questions to ask your consultant. If you feel that you have been a victim, you can report here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/protect-fraud/report-fraud.html
    • Nelline
      I am assuming you've investigated the various PNP routes? Also look into the AIPP, the Atlantic Provinces' Immigration departments now publish lists of "designated employers" and you can go through that list and see if any of them might be in your field, and approach them directly? If you can find a job offer in your field in either NS or PEI (I know, it's a long shot) your employer can approach the Immigration dept directly and ask that they consider you for PNP. They'd have to validate the request, eg prove that they've advertised locally and that you are the best candidate etc but it's not impossible. It's how we're currently bringing in someone from SA. I don't know about NB and NL but the immigration people in NS and PE are very approachable and helpful