Going back?

yes, there are some of us who "verlang" too much, and return home ...

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  2. Throwing the towel

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  3. Province choice for Engineers

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  4. Armed home invasions picking up again... 1 2 3 4

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  5. Home is where the heart is

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  6. Have left Canada - back in Australia. 1 2 3 4

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  7. Family want to return to SA!

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  8. Shipping goods from N.America to S.Africa

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  9. help needed please - personal injury lawyers

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  10. Living costs in S.Africa?

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  11. Travel with children - "affidavit"

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  12. Vacation in SA

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  13. Why some immigrants leave Canada

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  14. Going Back or Staying put 1 2 3 4 5

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  15. water shut down to offices in centurion

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  16. Article found: Why I will never leave Canada

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  17. Dont want to go back 1 2

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  18. Not That you need another reason, but 1 2

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  19. The little things make a difference

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  20. On angry South African expats (Blog posting) 1 2 3

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  • 5 Most Recent Posts

    • Cathleen
      The company I work for, who manufactures cylinders... hydraulic, pneumatic, electric and air cylinders, in the New Westminster area. (5 minute walk to skytrain.) We are 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. Requirement: Ability to fiill out online waybills, print and scan. I will train that person myself.  Ideal job for a male as it is physically demanding, but all woman are definitely encouraged as I am currently the shipper as well as the manual lathe operator... help will always be given to you if asked. Looking for someone who can be creative but work safely. Please email your resume to: Wcshop@royalcylinders .com    Email: cathleen.p@shaw.ca  for other questions.   Great people to work with, family owned company. Starting wage is $15 - $20 per hour.  7am  to  3:30pm. Thank you
    • Alexander
      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! 
    • Gdzilr
      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.
    • Reibtseb
      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.
    • Gdzilr
      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