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    Remedicals done and dusted - now we wait for the results, and hopefully this whole saga will be finalized soon.
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    Doesn’t exist because of basic economics. The more people earn, the more people spend which drives up demand. Higher demand = higher cost of living. It’s possible to find a high paying job in a low cost area but you won’t find high paying jobs (plural, as a norm) in a low cost area.
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    @T3ZA and @ReneLestan I called following @Mynhardt 's suggestion. It takes a few dropped calls and retries, but eventually you get to speak to someone. It was only after I made these calls that my application moved, according to the GCMS notes, nothing was done on it since Feb. I got PPR 2 weeks after. Here goes...
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    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatoon-vendasta-record-breaking-venture-capital-hiring-1.5212798 "Saskatoon software company to hire 365 people after record-breaking $40M cash injection" "We'll have to recruit, definitely, outside of our borders. We'll have to look outside of Canada. But we'll look to bring people back who have left Saskatchewan." King said. Perhaps there's an opportunity for someone. POSTED 17 JULY 2019
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    @MaryJane and @Chayne, thank you for the speedy response and help 🙂 I went to VFS today in Cape Town at 30 Waterkant Street, 5th floor with the forms and required documents. They could also take the pictures there which made things very simple. No appointment needed. See you soon @Nelline 🙂
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    Her friend (me! ) doesn't want to courier the card because of the risks involved. Best apply for that travel document pronto.
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    Dear Friends Exactlly 7 months from AOR - We Finally got our PPR. ITA- October 15 2018 RPRF Paid on submission. AoR- Dec 11 2018 Biometrics - Jan 2018 Vo- ottawa Couple applicants NO review required. No ADRs We proactively submitted submitted supporting documentation for South African VISA refusal which was in 2016. We did the web form on the 30th of May 2019. No idea of Ghost updates. File was with agents. Country South Africa. Nationality Zimbabwean. Country of residence Kingdom of Swaziland. International travel was only in these countries. Calls January through 17 June 2019. Multiple calls. Only criminality and medicals passed. But background and eligibility not started. Had vowed not not to ever call them from the 17th of June 2019.... We ordered notes 26 April 2019 but we have not received them to date. Then during this afternoon boom a call and email from the agent with our PPR. NOC 1111 and 1112. Chartered Accountant by profession. PPR- 11 july 2019. Blessed be the name of the LORD. God is ever faithful.
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    This is such a bad situation to be in @Duimpies, we are so sorry to hear that! Do you mind telling us what province she's is? Also if she had to get a LMIA for her situation or was she selected under a "express entry" PNP route? There might be a better easier way to "get away from that jerk"!
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    @OutOfSa Oh my word you have made my decade!!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU, really you have given me so much encouragement and i feel TONS better! I dont know what line of work you are in but , you would make a seriously amazing life coach!❤ I Really appreciate all your info and good humour, you are amazing. 😁. Right I will do this, we will move mountains to get there! Sending you the biggest hug. Would love to keep in touch.
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    Hi Tia It's normal to feel totally overwhelmed with the process. When you begin, there just seems to be too many things to do and too many hills to climb. I think we all had those feeling at one time or another. They have a saying at my work here in Ontario - - "How do you eat and Elephant?" - Well, one bite at a time. And the other favourite is "Slow and steady" - though, that one seems to get a bit trashed at times, because of deadlines that are impossible. If we tried (at work) to take the whole job on in one go, we'd run away. One bite at a time is the only way to do this. Read the guides that the Canadian government provides. Read it once, and then again and then again. Each time you read it, you will understand more and more about the process. It appears complicated, but it's not really that bad - the waiting is probably the worst. There are also people that make a living from trying to place trades people - Matrix Visa comes to mind. I have not heard bad things about him, but I don't know him nor do I have connections. The basic requirements to enter Canada are : Medical, Money, Qualifications, Age, Suitability (Family / Criminal = Police Clearance.) Before you begin, don't believe anyone that promises you anything. Of all the scandals I've come across in Canada, I've not heard of one that can speed up an application. There are fraud rings that bring people in, but they use the normal channels and speed. They get caught too. The common thread is even the criminals use the same system - at the same speed. So no one can make it faster with YOUR money. To work as an electrician here you need different things for the different provinces. To work independently as an electrician you need to be certified - usually this is done by a body in Canada. Some people come here to do their certification. https://settlement.org/ontario/employment/professions-and-trades/evaluate-my-credentials/how-do-i-get-my-trade-experience-recognized-in-ontario/ Check the Ontario College of Trades’ list of skilled trades to learn which require a Certificate of Qualification. https://www.collegeoftrades.ca/trades-in-ontario If You Have Several Years of Experience: If you have several years of experience in the trade you want to work in, you must apply for a Certificate of Qualification. If your trade experience is not from working in Ontario, you will first have to pass a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) provided by the Ontario College of Trades. The Ontario College of Trades created a TEA application guide that you must follow. Etc, Etc. Everything you need to understand about being an electrician in Ontario is linked above. You will hear about WES, WES is a qualifications (Degrees) equivalency body - they look at a degree and say - " this is what your degree is worth in Canada". They don't do trades. So, you need to get your Ilets done. Both is better - more points. Get started with you profile(s). Get police clearances, get Medicals - WHEN THEY ASK, get original (Unabridged? for kids) birth certificates, marriage certificates. Figure out the money and how you will show "Proof of funds". One step at a time, you'd be amazed how quickly things start to come together - well, perhaps not the home affairs stuff ! Now for the GOOD news: We are entering an amazing time here - There is a chronic shortage of skilled people and it's getting worse. They used to say stuff like that, but it never seemed to be obvious. However, I am seeing it all the time - companies just can't find people, especially good people. Sometimes it seems like we only have the bottom of the Gene pool to scrape at ! So, get your stuff going, stop panicking ('cause it's a waste of energy) and start reading the links above and the immigration guide in the above post. DON"T make any mistakes in you paperwork - no pressure, no really, of all the things, don't mess that up ! Soon perhaps you'll be stamping around in the snow, and making snow angels, it's more beautiful than you can imagine. By the way, warn your husband that his head will probably explode when he see's the quality of workmanship here - it's like a rabid raccoon on crack, with a sore toe and a hangover wired things here - wires go - net sommer! Even rats won't stay in the "rats nest" because its such a mess they are ashamed when their friend come to visit. Wires hang down walls, plugs are skew, conduits (if any) look like a one eyed newt with glaucoma shot them onto the wall from 3 feet away , with a one eyed newt conduit gun. So he might have reduce his SA neatness ! Ha, Ha. If you're a well trained SA trades person, then the work you see here is like putting soap in your eyes, they water and you look away. There are many reasons it's rubbish but that's for another day. You can make good money here and a good life. If you really want to be here, put you fear away and start to fight for what you want !!!
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    My husband was in a similar position when he landed here on a WP in 2013 - though it sounds as if the abuse your wife is suffering is worse. Within a week he knew the "positive slant" given when he initially came over for the interview, would not be the norm. For example, he was forced to start his shift at 5am, but because the vehicle they gave him as part of his salary was needed until the end of the working day, he had to "hang around" until 5 or 6pm, and unless he worked on he was told he was not a "team player" - I can give numerous other examples. We stuck it out for 19 months and he applied for another job, got it, had to go through the whole WP application again, we moved and never looked back. THERE IS HOPE. But I support consulting a labour lawyer as suggested above. Then you know where you stand.
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    Holy ! ***** That is an insufferable set of circumstances. It does not matter where you are in the world, there's some a...hole willing to prey on helpless people. Most of us suffered abuse, but mild by comparison to what your wife is having to deal with - plus the anguish of being away from home. The employer knows you are desperate, so he's using that to keep your mouth shut. We all know it's super hard to get a job here from SA, so the temptation might be to try and hang on to get a PR. Unfortunately, how much damage will this inflict on your wife? She might get such a bad feeling towards Canada that she won't want to live here? I think the first thing I would do, would be for her to find and consult a labour lawyer. (It may be expensive, but there are lawyers here that work for free until they have won the case.) That way she can get some sound advice and not work from unknowns. This guy should definitely be reported, but as you say, you don't want to blow your chances. Once a lawyer has been consulted, maybe she needs to call this ***'s bluff and perhaps coerce him into being civil, the penalties for what he has done are not trivial. Also, if you decide to let it all go to hell, maybe you can walk away richer for the pain, and seeing buddy shutdown with a huge bang. Labour lawyers are just a phone call away. As terrible as it sounds, perhaps she can turn this to her advantage. Collect information starting today, photo's sound clips and any paper work she can. We have learned that the right documents presented at the right time can win a war. Canada is a harsh place, but there is also a great empathy and fairness to be found. You guys need to decide how to tackle this and how you use it to win what you want. Good luck, I hope you beat the bejeebers out of this rat ! - Sometimes we need to fight, and sometimes not, only you guys can decide. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/work-canada/permit/temporary/vulnerable-workers.html
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    I doubt that will ever happen. Quebec brags about its french heritage etc... when they want to hire, companies massively go to france hoping for french people to come and settle in quebec, why?? cos they believe french is only spoken in france. Lots of African countries are french speaking and can easily fill the voids in quebec, but the quebec soicety is racist and has a fear of seeing their "culture" disappear; So they only want to hire whites and only french from France. French is my first language and i came through the CSQ, with two MScs, my wife and i would have struggled in QC. It is beautiful, but that's it. How often have we heard abut QC wanting to dettach from the ROC?? Everything is QC is different from the ROC, from your taxes to your schooling to everything else. If i were to move to QC now, though i'm canadian, i will pay different tuiton fees from quebecquers because i'm not a QC resident. Sorry, but not sorry, the QC society is not very inclusive and thus they will always have the issues they have. They think immigration is going to solve their low birth rates, shortage of skills and other issues ?? Let them keep being exclusive, they are only shooting themselves in the foot, and soon in the head.
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    @PiperWe also love Quebec and would stay here if we could - it just causes massive headaches if you are applying for PR after working in Quebec temporarily as you run a very high risk of being rejected from the EE PR programme. This is something we only found out after living temporarily in Quebec for a year when we decided to apply for PR, and is something not a lot of people are aware of. However, if you apply as straight FSW, I would highly recommend considering Quebec, it’s a lovely place to live and we have loved our time here. Montreal will forever hold a very special place in our hearts - honestly I wish we could stay! But unfortunately our PR now has conditions, and one of those conditions is leaving Quebec.
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    It’s sad to see Saffas giving advice to basically avoid Québec. We came here as Permanent Residents and we absolutely love it here. We both work in English as most large organizations do. The skills shortage is dire, the employment and social benefits are high (with low hours of work per week) and the property prices are low in comparison to the rest of Canada. We are in our 20s and shopping around for property. We would definitely not have done that in Ontario or BC. Each to his own. There’s enough sunshine to go around for everyone!
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    Pretty much anything in southern canada would be close to the US, Vancouver is super close to the US, people live in Vancouver and fill up their cars in the US, but everything in canada comes at a price, winnipeg is cold, vancouver housing is expensive etc... This country is not set up for win-win situations.
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    We are all in search of this sought-after town!!!