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  2. Alexander

    Study Permit Application

    Hi Mary Jane, Sorry for the late response and thanks as always for the helpful advice. I submitted my application mid-April and am still waiting to hear some news! I'll be able to start studying remotely, I just hope the visa goes through without any problems. Not sure if I should try book the medical exam now, or wait to receive the letter from immigration telling me to do the medical. I think I might need the letter from IRCC, as I requested a form related to my medical when submitting my application. I didn't submit a police clearance doc as I asked the university and read online that it normally isn't required for study permits. Thanks for the good wishes!
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  4. Gdzilr

    Butchers in CA

    That's amazing! I'm secretly optimistic, but not under the impression that it's going to be easy. So let's see. My language test has been booked for next week and the home affairs documentation is in process.
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  6. Reibtseb

    Butchers in CA

    That's awesome and exciting! My first contact with a person in Canada via LinkedIn ended up being my boss for the last 3.5 years Sometimes things just work out.
  7. Gdzilr

    Butchers in CA

    Hi Everyone After many years of discussions and threats to leave South Africa and attempts to go to just about all the countries that South Africans go to I've come to the point where the proverbial trigger needs to be pulled and Canada is now my final attempt at emigrating. I'm a butcher by trade and I currently work for myself (I own a training business for butchers) and I have recently come to realise that there is an insane demand for butchers in CA. The penny finally dropped when I spoke to an immigration consultant who commented on something I posted on Facebook. At the same time I decided to apply for a butcher job in an attempt to start having conversations with potential employers and to start doing some research of the job market. That same employer showed interest in me and we had a subsequent 10 minute call within 24 hours of me applying. The call lasted almost 45 minutes, plus they are keen to have a formal interview. I was gobsmacked. In fact, I still am. With 20 years experience, I am absolutely unemployable in South Africa, but mean a lot to someone who's literally on the other side of the world! If something will come from it, great. I've been on and off emigrating for so long, that another disappointment will really not make a difference. I'm about to make a booking for the language test, I'm getting the kids' passports sorted out plus all the other necessary documentation. It brings my to the actual point of my post - Are there any butchers who have made the jump from South Africa to Canada? If so, please hit me up. I'd love to have a chat. I'm not going to open my own business - I'm happy to work for a boss and replace my entrepreneurial stress with emigration stress. Hannes
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  9. Hana

    Anyone working at coca cola canada?

    Hi @ Mary Jane I have invited two people on LinkedIn, from Coke in order to ask the questions I have but they have not accepted.
  10. MaryJane

    Anyone working at coca cola canada?

    Hey @Hana Wouldn't reaching out through LinkedIn work as well? I'm sure you've already thought about this, but just throwing it out there as a suggestion. Good luck!
  11. MaryJane

    Death certificate

    @tanchett I am so sorry to hear this news. As best I know, you are supposed to report overseas death at the Consulate/High Commission and they will get the death certificate done. I googled and found this info on the Ottawa High Commission website: http://www.southafrica-canada.ca/reporting-death-abroad/ Hope this helps.
  12. Nelline

    Death certificate

    I am very sorry for your loss! Unfortunately I do not have answers for you.
  13. tanchett

    Death certificate

    Hi everyone. It is with a broken heart that I write that we lost my son to cancer in the early hours of Sunday morning. He fought long and hard and lived an amazing ten years until the cancer came. I am trying to wrap my head around all the admin that needs to be done. We are permanent residents of Canada but still citizens of South Africa. He will receive a death certificate here in Canada. Does anyone know if I have to contact SA Home Affairs to get a death certificate for South Africa? If so, do you know who to contact? Thank you
  14. Hana

    Anyone working at coca cola canada?

    Hi LidiaS77, thank you so much for that. I will definitely try to contact him. Much appreciated.
  15. LidiaS77

    Anyone working at coca cola canada?

    Hi @Hana, I don't know if this is helpful but I saw a post on the Facebook group "EX-PAT SOUTH AFRICANS LIVING IN CANADA" today from someone who mentioned that they got an internship at Coca Cola in Canada. His name is Zaid Ahmed Shaikh. If you want to you can have a look there and message him directly, perhaps he would be able to give you the contact details of the person that he dealt with?
  16. Good day everyone Is there anyone in this forum working for coca cola canada? My husband currently works for coca cola Africa and he wants to get in touch with someone who works in Canada, hopefully to try to secure contact details for the IT department for coca cola canada. Please do contact me if anyone will be able to assist us in this regard. It will be extremely appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  17. Myusuf

    Work permit processing

    Hi anybody did a c11 work permit or is in the process of one , its a business immigration stream Please let me know work permit timelines
  18. MaryJane

    Study Permit Application

    Hi @Alexander I don't know much about study permit applications, not having gone through one myself, but I'll take a whack at some of your questions: 1. anything related to processes in SA at the moment, I have no clue. The pandemic has really thrown timeframes around. I'd leave these questions for the others. 2. With the medical exam, if you have not been selected for PR, am sure you'd need to have a new one done (if you are drawn from this point onward). Having said this, you don't really need to do one right at this moment and can do it at a later stage or when you get selected. It's just one less thing to think about if you do have this when you submit your application. If you're using the medical for the study permit application, then yes, I believe you'd need a new one. (because it sounds like you just missed the cut-off of validity here). 3. I don't believe so. I'm not sure there's a connection unless you noted down on your study application your EE profile number? (pardon my ignorance) 4. Never heard of the bank converting the statement to CAD. I would've thought you get the statement from the bank and then you yourself do the conversion. 5. Yep, the waiting and cutting it close is name of the game. I can't answer about the submitting the application in bits and pieces, but I personally don't think it's a good idea because those are likely mandatory requirements in the application. It is different if you've submitted already and are just changing details (i.e. new passport details, new bank balances, etc.) Hopefully someone having done this more recently comes along. Good luck with your application! Sounds like it's going to be an adventure.
  19. Marcola

    Immediate family travel

    Hi everyone Are grandparents/parents allowed to travel from SA to visit us? We have PR and from what I read recently, immediate family members (parents, grandparents) are allowed to visit. We would need to provide some documentation as proof of relationship, PR etc. They would need to do COVID testing before and after landing and would need to stay in a quarantine hotel. Second question: Which airlines/airports (for transit) are allowing South Africans to travel right now? Thanks M
  20. Hello. Just letting all know that this positing, Shipper/Receiver and CNC Operator, will be removed on Tuesday evening. I do hope that someone who likes to be kept busy, who likes a challenge will come by the shop with a resume. I will train you without experience if you are for sure interested. Thank you
  21. Alexander

    Study Permit Application

    Hi all, I've posted several times on here over the past couple of years, with questions related to PR which has proven to be a dead-end for me. I recently applied for a 1-year MA program in Toronto, and am thrilled to have received news this week that I've been accepted into the program! I have a few questions regarding the application process which I was hoping some of you in the community here might be able to answer (even if it's just one or two of them): - Are recent police clearance certificates required for a study permit application? (I have one which was issued in early 2020). If I need a more recent one, do you know how long police clearance certificates are currently taking to process? - I completed an upfront Medical examination in March 2020, as I was hoping to receive a nomination for PR (which never happened). Due to COVID, would this medical exam be accepted even if it is just older than 1 year? Or would I need to complete a new upfront medical examination? - I currently have an active profile for PR on the immigration website, which I recently renewed after the first profile expired in February. Do you know if this could be a problem in terms of my Study Permit application? Should I withdraw my PR profile? - In terms of proof of funds I went through a document checklist stating I need proof of funds for 3-6 months showing I'm able to support myself during my studies. Is it possible to submit my bank statements from Capitec with a digital stamp in ZAR, or do I need to go to the bank and somehow try and ask them to convert the statement to CAD? For the first 3 months in the past 6 months my funds were quite a lot lower than the requirement. In the following 3 months they have been significantly above the requirement. If the average amount of funds over the entire 6 month period is higher than the minimum requirement, is this acceptable? - The website indicates a processing time of 19 weeks, which would mean I'd receive my Study Permit in late August if I applied next week with all the documentation. My MA program begins in September 2021, and this is cutting it very fine. I may be able to start studying remotely from SA however due to remote learning and COVID. Do you know if it is possible to submit my Study Permit application while waiting for my Police Clearance and Upfront Medical to be processed? Thanks so much in advance for your help!
  22. Hello, I am Cathy. Live and work in New Westminister, BC. The company I work for, who manufactures cylinders, for is currently looking to hire a shipper/receiver. Looking for someone who can operate a table saw and stand up table saw... for making crates and skids to ship out cylinders. Ability to fiill out online waybills, print and scan. I will train that person myself. Ideal for male as it is very physically demanding, but all woman are definitely encouraged as I am currently the shipper... it is a 2 person job. Looking for someone who can be creative but work safely. Willing to train anyone who likes to be kept busy and who is a hard worker, not scared to stop and help some else who needs it. Positions for skilled or CNC Machinist aswell. I am a skilled manual lathe operator and current shipper. Company name: Westcoast Cylinders Inc www.royalcylinders.com Email me your resume or come visit and take a look. I hope to see you. Great people to work with, family owned company. Starting wage is $15 - $20 per hour. 7am to 3:30pm. Thank you
  23. Mykhell

    Study permits for my children

    Hi, That's a bummer, but I am shocked at those who gave you that advise in the first place. IRCC already clearly state it that a study not visitor's visa should be applied for, for any child of school-going age. At any rate, I am not in the same boat, and I am sure you must have applied by now, but in the occasion that you haven't, I don't think there is any problem. I also don't think it would delay your own or your husband's work visas. But you might have to pay for a different application fee. The long and short is, don't fret over it. Just apply and hope for the best. Myke.
  24. LD8

    SAIPA to CPA

    Thought I will just update on the topic, SAIPA to CPA if there is anyone also wanting to take this path. The only thing you get is about 12 months of your 30 months practical experience. Everything else needs to be done again. There is some options like ‘fast tracking’ where you can do some of the 6 modules together. I did the first 2 together and if you are working and doing this it is hard but if you really want it you can do it. To summarize: if you got SAIPA and you want your CPA you need to do 6 modules and 18 months of practical experience. So yes starting over and doing a lot of studying again.
  25. TJG

    Citizenship Pandemic

    Just finished up our citizenship application (March 2021). AOR's seem to be taking anywhere from 3-6 months or longer. Processing times also seem longer than usual (most probably like most things right now - covid related) , but also very varied across different applicants. We're hoping for the best though. It would be great to complete our citizenship tests this year.
  26. CapieCanadian

    SA Tax assist : Financial immigration fraudster?

    It's confirmed - I was scammed. I am super disappointed.
  27. Andre1

    Citizenship Pandemic

    Hi, just wanted to check on this topic. We (me, wife and 4 kids) applied for citizenship in Nov 2019 and had a citizenship test scheduled for 16 March 2020. The test was cancelled a week before we were to write because of Covid. I was able to write the test online on 28 Dec 2020. We have had no correspondence from CIC about my test nor anything about my wife and kids applications. Has anyone else experienced this?
  28. Spherocyte

    Study permits for my children

    I’m currently awaiting approval of my LMIA work permit. I am an essential worker. I apply for an open work permit for my husband (essential worker)and children. I was advised that I would need to apply for visitor visas and not study permits for my children as they are primary school age. IRCC have now said that I do indeed need to apply for study permits for them IMM1294. I’m not sure how to link this to my account and when I try to apply for them as a new application, it says they do not qualify for study permits. Any advice on who I should contact regarding clarification on this matter or anyone in the same boat? I’d be grateful for any advice on this
  29. Reibtseb

    Citizenship

    Sun and "lower" taxes (unless the laws change in the meantime...)
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