Immigrating To Canada From South Africa
Planning a Move from South Africa to Canada?
There are around 30,000 South Africans currently living in Canada, attracted by the great job opportunities, relaxed lifestyle, secure economy and gorgeous landscapes, as well as the vibrant cities. Many people move to Canada for work, study, or to start their own business in Canada or may have been relocated there by their employer. As each Canadian visa programme has its own requirements, it may be advisable to hire a specialised immigration consultant to help you fill out your application for a Canadian visa. Before you hire an immigration agency to help with your visa claim, do some research beforehand to check that they are legally entitled to help with your claim. Only the following are allowed to give you assistance with your application:
- Notaries who are members in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Québec
- Lawyers and paralegals who are members in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society
- Immigration consultants who are members in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
If you are unsure, you can check the agencies credentials at one of the Canadian regulatory boards, such as the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), which has a list of every individual and agency who is a member http://secure.iccrc-crcic.ca/search-new/EN
At Canadian visa reviews, we research and review Canadian immigration lawyers and consultants to check their credentials and their feedback online, and we also put them though a scam checker website to ensure that they do not have a history of scamming immigrants. If you are unsure of what agency to use, then contact one of the immigration consultants that we recommend on our visa reviews website.
Canada is a fantastic location for South African immigrants as English is spoken (and French), and he crime rate is significantly lower than in South Africa. The job market and economy are buoyant, and immigrants can enjoy a relaxed yet high standard of living.