I hope someone working in the insurance industry can help with solid advice, I can say this: a job offer as a foreigner with no Canadian Experience will be just about impossible, in my opinion. So you need to focus on EE or PNP, not WP. Also look at the AIPP for the Maritime Provinces, you might just strike it lucky
HI Mel, much welcomeness. I will say this - you both need to be on board with this decision or you're going to run into trouble. People say "emigration is the easy way out" but I assure you it's hard work and VERY hard work on a relationship, one of two things will happen, either you'll drift apart or you'll pull closer. Maybe you should let your partner do their own research and decide, persuading them may not be the best in the long run...
It's hard leaving the known for the unknown so you have to be sure of your goals and ambitions.
Hi @Mel K
We haven't officially submitted any application yet. The initial phase of this whole process is a lengthy and drawn out one....It has been almost 3 months since we decided to make the move and we haven't even created our EE profiles yet. Before you can create your EE profile you have to do the IELTS exams and have your education credentials assessed by WES. To get through these steps and getting everything ready takes a couple of months
We're writing our IELTS on the 8th of Sept, according to WES my report will be finalised by tomorrow (22nd) and my wife's on 7 Sept. So hopefully we can create our EE profile before the end of September. And then the ball will have officially started to roll. It will also give us an indication of where we stand ito CRS score and give us a rough estimation of a possible time line.
The forum is really helpful and you'll find answers to a lot of your questions here
Thanks so much for sharing a six month update. How did you find the winter? How are you finding the property prices? Do you feel like the move has set you back in anyway? Or does it feel like you could bounce back pretty quickly into adjusting to a new life?
I’m new to the forum. But have been reading a lot so feel like I am getting there slowly with everything that needs to be done.
I must be honest I am scared to think about immigrating and leaving everything behind. But at the same time I know in my heart that this beloved SA is just not the same as how I remember it. The other challenge is convincing my fiancé that the move to Canada is a worthwhile one in the long term. Is anyone else experiencing these same concerns/challenges?