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  1. Any South Africans here in Ottawa?

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  2. Ottawa - need to know

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  3. Any Former South African's in Ottawa

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  4. Ottawa

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  5. BRING & BRAAI OTTAWA

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  6. Ottawa very pretty and clean

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  7. Sights and sounds of Ottawa

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  8. Greek Festival in Ottawa

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  9. Blossom

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  10. Ottawa Braai?

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  11. OTTAWA

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  12. "Do any of you remember these guys?"

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  13. CALLING ALL DANCERS

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  14. Making contact

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  15. No interest...

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  16. Cmon Ottawa!!!

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  17. Ottawa : Tourist Attractions to see

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  18. Pharmasist in Ottawa

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  • 5 Most Recent Posts

    • Lizelle
      There is no “urgently” when it comes to immigration processing for Canada. If you have enough EE points to be drawn right now (this assumes that you have an up to date IELTS and WES evaluation), you are probably looking at a year from now. No agent will make it go faster (and my opinion of Matrixvisa is pretty low from a family member that used him, so I would definitely not recommend him). If “urgently” is what you are looking for, you need to consider NZ. Work visas get processed in about a week. Not to mention that you are able to actually attend interviews (maybe pick a week that you can make it to NZ and schedule interviews then). It may not be your first choice, but you sound like you are in the “beggars can’t be choosers” situation.
    • graciax452
      @AntoinetteGExactly as @MaryJane said you can apply with your RA etc where it is and you don't need to move it before you leave as long as you have enough cash to go with for a few months/days. If you are planning on financially emigrating before you leave you need to go SARS a month or two before you leave show them you are going, visa, contract etc and get a specific tax clearance certificate then apply to withdraw funds form your RA's, can usually be done online or with broker and they get the tax certificate and the rest is paperwork. You do need a blocked account for the funds to go into. If you do this after you leave it takes a bit more time as someone has to be your POA and do the running around for you, but it can and has ben done. (Or you come on holiday and do it then) But there is NO NEED to do this to move, most people just leave their funds where they are till they know they are never coming back or want their retirement money to grow elsewhere... PS you don't need your proof of funds to open EE profile only ECA and IELTS. Proof of funds is only required after you get ITA  and you have 90 days to get that sorted after ITA, so get in the pool ASAP  
    • graciax452
      Upload what you have and the affidavit plus a comprehensive letter of Explanation explaining the steps ypu took to get he documentation but did not.
    • graciax452
      New one, never heard of anyone doing so, BIG ASSUMPTION -> just do it and submit as Case Specific Entry extra documentation asking them to extend your medicals expiry date...??
    • Jules
      Also if you search the forum for “agent” you will literally get >100 hits. The question is asked several times a month, every month and every year. Many threads discuss the good, the bad and the ugly.