Canada Abroad

How to Avoid Employment Scams When Looking to Move to Canada, New Zealand or Australia

Lately there has been an increase in the amount of immigration scams relating specifically to working abroad. These scams target those looking to work and move to Canada, Australia and New Zealand and numerous other countries around the world. In order to protect yourself from these scams it is important to first know the basic requirements […]

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Your Simplified Guide to Express Entry

After twelve months of the Express Entry system, many are still unable to figure out the full process, documents required, eligibility criteria and how a Provincial Nomination works. We have therefore put together this simplified guide to Express Entry to assist those still struggling to understand how the program works and if they qualify. We have […]

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Express Entry Draw #9 Results Are In

On May 22nd, 2015 Citizenship and Immigration Canada did their 9th draw under Express Entry and handed out 1,361 Invitations to Apply. Many people have asked what they mean by “draw”. They simply use that term for when they select individuals from the Express Entry Pool based on their Comprehensive Ranking System Score. You can read […]

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Conflicting Information, Outrageous Quotes or Large Sums Requested Upfront?

With the May 1st fast opening of the Federal Skilled Worker and Trades Programs approaching many agencies are in full on advertising blitz mode. Many are eager to sign clients immediately and use high pressure techniques or are willing to say anything to get you to sign. We highly recommend you always get at least […]

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Canadian Immigration in South Africa

Canada Abroad is pleased to announce their new South African Agents based in Randburg, South Africa. Global Corporate Solutions, First Step Immigration and Visas Services and Mathomo Immigration are now legally recognized as agents of Deanne Acres, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and member in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council […]

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Canadian Federal Skilled Trades Program Re-Opening

The popular Canadian Federal Skilled Trades Program will be re-opening as of May 1st, 2014. They will now be accepting applications under 90 different occupation codes, with a maximum of 5,000 applications being accepted. There will a cap of 100 application per occupation. The new occupation group list is as follows: Major Group 72: Industrial, electrical and […]

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Buyer Beware of Global Immigration Scams

Are you interested in immigrating to Canada? Have you contacted an immigration company that tells you they can guarantee you a job in Canada and will assist with finding one for you and doing all of your necessary paper work? If so, are they demanding that pay a large sum of money upfront (R 30,000)? […]

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How can I work or study in Canada?

The top questions we receive every day are “How can I work in Canada?” and “How can I study in Canada?”. Most people are not sure if they need a work or study permit before applying for jobs or schools or if they need a job offer or school acceptance letter in order to obtain […]

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What is a CVAC?

The term CVAC is used to refer to a Canadian Visa Application Centre, which are becoming increasingly popular around the world. Applicants can submit certain types of immigration applications to these centres and can do biometrics upon submission of their application, if required, as well. CVACs charge a processing fee to use their facilities in […]

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Is Immigration for me?

When looking at immigrating to another country it is important to keep a few things in mind, such as: 1)    What are the official languages of that country? 2)    Is my language level enough to communicate in a working environment in that country? 3)    What are the cultural difference between that country and my current […]

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