There is an increasing number of people worldwide that want to immigrate or work in Canada. Unfortunately, these people are often forced to pay a large sum of money to immigration consultants to promise employment or permanent residency in Canada, only to discover that they have been lied to.
A cousin of mine recently commented on a Facebook post about my latest fishing trip.
“So when are you leaving?” – “Still not heard anything?” – “Gosh, it must be tough living in limbo.”
This has been the soundtrack of my life since roughly May 2020.
A guide on the different seasons in Canada and some of the weather conditions you can expect.
Advice on what electronics to bring, the voltage difference between Canada and South Africa and why certain appliances are necessary.
The last episode was about the lion at Harties. While I was writing that, I also remembered another event where a lion took centre stage. It took place at a time when we were working at Arusha, in Tanzania. Steve was flying our King Air E-90 and I was in the right-hand seat. After we took off and set course for Hemingways at Watamu, Kenya, I could relax and check my telex messages. (No e-mail in those days).
One of our directory members, Tamsyn provides us with information on how to tackle our skincare in the Canadian climate.
The final part of a series that helps LinkedIn users update their profiles and become more recruitable.
The third part of a series that helps South African LinkedIn users update their profiles and become more recruitable in Canada.
The second instalment of Claire’s personal emigration story and why it is so important to know why you’re moving to Canada.
After moving to Canada, we often get somewhat strange questions about life in ‘Africa.’ Recently, we were at a barbeque in our Port Moody neighborhood. The conversation reminded me of how foreigners see Africa and South Africa. That was when I remembered an incident one evening some years ago.
When it comes to buying a new home, the task can feel overwhelming for many; not to mention if you’re an immigrant brand new to Canada and its real estate process. There’s a mountain of paperwork to be done, and you’ll be coordinating them with a number of different people. These people will all play a distinct role in finalizing the rewarding experience of buying a home.
When we think of a savings plan for retirement, we imagine packing away quarters and dollar bills into a glass piggy bank until we are 65 years old. Little do most people know, there are several ways you can plan and save for your retirement. One of those is Registered Retirement Savings Plan.
If you’re worried you’ll have to hang up your running shoes once you move to Canada, don’t fret. There’s no shortage of fun things to do when it comes to sport.
Heaven knows what airport security is going to be like post-Covid!
With the tantalizing prospect of traveling again, we had to remind ourselves about the long-lost art of exploring new and strange places other than the nearest chemist and our local supermarket.
The second part of a series to help South African LinkedIn users update their profiles and become more recruitable in Canada.
Understanding how the applicant tracking system (ATS) works in finding a job in Canada. We look at what factors it considers when scoring your resume and how to work the system to your benefit.
It’s not hard to see why people consider moving to Canada with the socially progressive government, Universal healthcare, and the abundance of beautiful scenery year-round. If you have decided to make this journey, one of the first things to know is the expectations are in terms of the cost of living.
As an immigrant new to Canada, it’s important to locate the right neighbourhood for you by considering factors like proximity to schools, medical care, work, shopping, and many others!
Learn about tax deadlines and how they differ between Canada and other countries. We will also discuss what documentation to bring with you.
Do you need to submit your tax returns? How do you go about submitting one? Learn from Anneli in this interview just what you need to know!
Melanie and Anneli discuss what it looks like to submit your own tax return, documents you will need, and other keys pointers for submitting your taxes.
Let’s take a look at your tax returns and what can be considered deductions on your return. Anneli discusses RRSPs and your first year in CA.
The first part of a series that helps LinkedIn users update their profiles and become more recruitable.
Claire shares her personal immigration story and how she made the decision to trade life in sunny South Africa for Canada.
Here is a quick and easy recipe to make your own biltong. For those who know about it, those who don’t and for anyone just curious what it is. Once you’ve tasted real biltong there’s no going back to jerky! Vic shares his favorite recipe with us.
A very important aspect of immigrating to Canada is landing a job once you arrive. It is not an easy task for most depending on the level of demand and the province you are moving to. Everyone goes through this process one way or another and it takes time, dedication, and focus. We interviewed a gentleman who had to search for and land a job and was able to accomplish this tedious task.
This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities. Seems like, after 2020, we need our families more than ever. So why not take a day to spend valuable time with our loved ones?
A genius never rests peacefully, and his eyes constantly search over the pages.
I feel a little shortness of breath.
It was a long trek to get here for a barefoot Free State boy.
Canada has many programs in place to allow entrepreneurs to fulfill their goals and aspirations in building their business. They recognize the benefits and want to have options for immigrating entrepreneurs with business goals as well as receiving permanent residence.
What should be included in your resume? In this blog video we discuss the first two critical inclusions: Your Personal Information and Position Title. Find out how to craft the perfect resume.
When people in Canada ask me where I come from, the answer is easy; Bloemfontein. Born there and raised in the Free State. A very flat part of the world and if you stand on a chair you can see quite far. Now I am among these steep hills, a long way away from the Free State, revisiting a part of the long road I have traveled from Bloemfontein to Bargème.
You’ve yet to get a job offer due to variance in occupational demand. It’s still possible to get a Provincial nomination program though through two different scenarios that will be discussed in this article and what it would look like. So worry not and read on!
We all get excited after that first sheet of fluffy snow covers the ground leaving you with bright and crisp scenery. If this is your first time experiencing a non-South African winter especially in Canada, there can be added excitement (or not if you don’t particularly care for it, and that’s ok). However, it can also be dangerous to drive in if not properly prepared. Fear not Saffa friends, there are things you can do to be ready!
Kobus recalls his Christmas memories of days spent on the family farm in the Free State…”The smaller cousins took off, playing with their gifts and the adults sat back in their chairs. The heavy meal tugging on their eyelids. I sat on the floor in front of Ouma’s chair and looked at our Christmas tree. There were no lights on it as there was no electricity on the farm, but through the big window behind the tree’s gnarled branches, I could see countless stars blinking in the vast black African sky.”