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  3. Eskom lifts veil on doom at cabinet briefing

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  4. State of the Nation Address 2015

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  5. Immigrants warned: S.Africans target anyone with foreign passport

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  6. My brush with crime

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  7. Russia is creating a $100 billion rival to the IMF

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  8. 400,000 Expats returned to South Africa?

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  9. Shuffling the Finance Minister....Part 2

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  10. experience in SA

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  11. Where SA's Skilled Workers are Going

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  12. Did anyone go to this school in Port Elizabeth?

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  13. Disrupting Air Canada flight costs South African woman $15K

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  14. Worst country to raise kids.

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  15. Spur customer traumatized after "robbery"

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  16. Crazy SA day-to-day stuff

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  17. Drunk Policeman - Video

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  18. I think SA is losing it...period!

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  • 5 Most Recent Posts

    • Kyle T
      Hi All,  My partner and I are sitting in the pool at 418, so are not holding our breath with regards to getting a direct ITA. We realize that a job offer is our only chance of increasing our points at this stage but wanted to this community what they felt about our plan for the future.  Having never visited Canada, a LSD trip has always been something we would have loved to do, but were never financially able to do so. We have since sucked it up, put money aside for this trip and started planning our visit for November. We plan to spend  of 6-8 weeks cruising around, with accommodation booked in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. The main objective is obviously deciding what city feels right for us, but I have a few questions about what is technically allowed during this visit, and what could possibly jeopardize our application for EE.  The job hunt has been bleak. Myself in Product Design, partner in Hospitality, and it really feels like we are just sending our resumes out into space. We get the odd company getting back to us with the ol 'thanks but no thanks' email, but apart from that, it really feels like we are wasting our time trying to do this by ourselves and not contacting some sort of recruitment agency. Would we be 'allowed' to go to companies/hotels and drop off resumes in person during our visit?  And does anyone have any suggestions for recruitment agencies in those 3 cities that we could also visit in person? We do not plan on relaxing and trying to sight-see, but plan to rather use this trip to try get that elusive job offer. Has anyone had any success doing something similar in the past?? We appreciate any information you can offer on this plan of ours..... Thanks in advance
    • Odijonk
      @Jolandie... hi nope none... so discouraging when  you know things must happen and they just in the air... i know others also waiting for LMIA outcomes from Alberta since 16 Jan 2018... 🤔
    • Jolandie
      Hello Odijonk Any news regarding your LMIA?
    • Jolandie
      Hello Everyone Is there anyone who can share some experience that you have had with obtaining a positive LMIA? We have started our immigration process in January 2017. In March 2017 my husband received a job offer from an employer in Vancouver. Unfortunately at that time we didn't know the stringencies of the LMIA process and didn't receive a positive outcome (incorrect advertising). In August 2017 we were lucky enough for my husband to be interviewed by another employer in Toronto (after applying numerous times at various companies). The telephone interview was successful and they wanted to meet him in December. Upon his return they offered him the job and we started the LMIA process through an immigration lawyer. It took 3 months to get the application ready. We are extremely fortunate that the employer is willing to go through the process since it is a tedious and expensive process for both parties. We have now submitted the application last week and so the waiting starts again. If you have had experience with a LMIA how long did it take you to get an outcome? We are waiting anxiously, we have really worked very hard (and not to even mention costs involved) to get the LMIA and desperately hoping for a positive outcome. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
    • Marcola
      I called manulife directly. They will be emailing me a quote today. My hubby also got a quote from Cigna and its $199 per month. Dont know if Cigna is any good? @MaryJane?