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  7. The Why, Where and How Much of Canada

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  10. Work permit processing

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  12. Immediate family travel

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  13. Study permits for my children

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  14. SAIPA to CPA

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  15. Citizenship Pandemic

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  17. Immigrating as a remote worker

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  19. Immigrate as millwright(trade)

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  20. Unable to move immediately

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  • 5 Most Recent Posts

    • ThePenguin
      Hey Guys! I'm already looking for work through several job sites, but its nice to know that there is a forum of understanding members looking out for each other. So just leaving this here in case one of you knows of something.   I'm looking for work anywhere between Calgary and Medicine Hat, or within a 300km radius of Medicine Hat. I have already started the process of applying for a work permit in April, via an immigration consultant, and simply need an opportunity to get going. I'm a 30 year-old currently employed as an industrial technician, but have a history of dairy farm maintenance (including the implements, machines, pumps, and tractors), general building maintenance, IT support, auto-mechanical and auto-electrical, and of course the recent industrial experience of six years, which includes mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, robotics, and programming. I also have a knack for customer customer relations and regularly give certified training in robotics and plant equipment. I'd gladly forward my CV as well as references.  Just PM me for details.   Thanks for your consideration. Keep looking out for each other and keep safe. The Penguin
    • Orion747
      While I'm not an HR Professional, I deal with that function often in the realm of recruiting.   LinkedIn seems to have gained a lot of traction in terms of job postings - I would definitely be setup there and have an automated job search setup there.  Indeed also seems to be the current website of choice. Look into the designations popular here for HR Professionals - it will give you a leg up.  Also look at CHRP events and functions in your intended area to network and gain access to those "unposted opportunities" COVID has been terrible for everyone - but the silver lining is that it has made remote work and remote interviewing for opportunities more accepted.  Which might work to your advantage in your situation.  I am seeing more 'country-wide' postings here in Canada on the premise of remote work. Keep trying - getting any sort of interview opportunities will help you perfect your approach to a "Canadian Interview" Good Luck
    • Debby
      It is has been a tremendous challenging 14 months for my husband and I, and I have to admit, we were way too optimistic when we started our endeavor to migrate with the purpose of immigrating. Nonetheless, the decision was definitely not made lightly. I am sure this is at least one mutual goal on this forum, and that is to ensure a better future for our children. We made the decision a month before the pandemic was announced. Our main aim was to obtain PR from within South Africa, but our dear friend Covid-19 made it extremely difficult to obtain an appointment to write the IELTS exam, I couldn't request for my qualifications, and wasn't able to follow the Express Entry route. We were redirected to apply for a study permit. I took my IELTS, but my IQAS validation was still in line to be processed, and we decided to give the study permit a go. The process took us 6 months ( December '20 to April '21 ). The process went along quite smoothly, but Toronto's PM was talking about closing borders during April and May, and study permits processes were even more delayed.  We were given a deadline of 5 May to present the study permit, with an exception that we had until the 27th of May. We couldn't defer, lost our seat at George Brown, had to request for a refund, lost 1000 CAD , and then received the request to submit our passports about 3 weeks later.  You can imagine this was very displeasing, but the very same day we got bad news, we also received good news. My IQAS report came back, and I could FINALLY open my Express Entry Profile. My CRS is fairly low, ( 320)  but we are still awaiting my husbands qualification vetting and IELTS results, and I am preparing for the French Proficiency test.  I am actively applying to all relevant jobs, have received a few invitations. I know this is also going to take quite some time before I am successful, but I would be so grateful for any insight on how to make this process less daunting as it is. Please can you share your job searching endeavours and success stories with me? Also if there are any Human Resources Professionals that successfully found a job from outside of Canada, I would love to get in touch with you, if you are willing to spare some pointers?        
    • PaulD
      Anyone probate their SA will? We don't have any assets in SA, but currently we only have a simple SA will, transferring what we have to spouses or kids.   We probably need to do a new one here in Canada but for now wondering about process of just getting our SA one authenticted and validated for use here (the probate process)
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