Immigrate to Canada from South Africa
Canadian immigration for South Africans is made simple with our 3-step procedure.
Trying to immigrate to Canada from South Africa can be a challenging process. Even if you meet the basic eligibility requirements, you will still have to go through a lengthy process that includes several interviews, medical examinations, and documentation of your personal history and background.
Whether you’re planning on moving to Canada permanently or are just looking for a way to escape the ongoing political turmoil in your home country, immigrating to Canada from South Africa is not an easy feat.
Here are some things you need to know about emigrating from South Africa to Canada before moving forward with your plans.
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Who Can Immigrate from South Africa to Canada?
Over 400,000 people from around the world, including South Africa, can immigrate to Canada each year through various Canadian visa programs created for skilled foreign workers, families, refugees and asylum-seekers.
The majority of individuals who immigrate to Canada (approximately 60%) are skilled foreign workers with occupations that are in high demand and who satisfy the eligibility requirements for the relevant Canadian visa program.
- must be at least 18 years of age;
- needs to possess adequate English or French language abilities;
- must have an occupation that qualifies for the particular Canadian visa program;
- will usually need a certain amount of work experience;
- normally requires post-secondary education or training for the eligible occupation;
- must be in good health as well as all accompanying family members;
- will need to have good character, along with all accompanying family members).
The authorized immigration consultants who work with Canadian Visa Expert can provide more details during the process.
To find out if you qualify for immigration to Canada, click here!
10 Things to Do Before Emigrating from South Africa to Canada?
- Gather important documents (birth certificates, passports, medical records, etc.).
- Create a list of what you will take with you when you immigrate to Canada.
- Practice English or French if either is not your first language.
- Make arrangements for where you will live in Canada after you arrive.
- Plan your finances to cover living expenses after moving to Canada.
- Cancel accounts you have in South Africa that you will no longer need.
- Obtain health insurance for your first 90 days living in Canada.
- Sell anything you will not take with you to Canada (vehicles, furniture, etc.).
- Have an adequate supply of prescription medicines for the trip (if relevant).
- Arrange transportation to Canada for your family and possessions.
Easy Way to Immigrate to Canada for South Africans
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Move to Canada from South Africa in 3 Easy Steps:
The first step is to register as a new client of Canadian Visa Expert.
Complete your online eligibility assessment application.
Submit your eligibility assessment application for evaluation.
Your Assessment Results will inform you about your best visa option.
To take your first step, click here!
The second step for eligible clients will involve gathering and checking the documents needed for the application.
You will be guided on taking the English or French language exam and getting your Education Credential Assessment (ECA).
Your documents will be checked and you will be informed if you are eligible to move forward to the final step.
At the start of the third step, you will sign a retainer with the immigration consultants.
The immigration consultants will file your Express Entry profile on your behalf.
After you get an Invitation to Apply, the immigration consultants will submit your Canadian PR Visa Application and a decision is usually made within 6 months.
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The Costs Involved in Emigrating from
South Africa to Canada
There are various costs involved if you emigrate from South Africa to Canada, including governmental fees and non-governmental fees. In general, there are governmental fees that you must pay to the Government of Canada during different stages of the process, such as the Application Processing Fee for Canadian Permanent Residency; the Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF); and the Permanent Resident Card Fee.
The exact amount of the governmental fees will depend on how many people will immigrate to Canada with you and which Canadian visa program is being applied for.
The costs involved with immigrating to Canada from South Africa will depend on the size of your family and other factors.
Estimated governmental and non-governmental expenses are as follows:
- 1 person = 261,965 South African Rand
- 2 adults = 331,704 South African Rand
- 2 adults + 1 child = 400,428 South African Rand
- 2 adults + 2 children = 468,938 South African Rand
Governmental fees could include:
- Canadian permanent resident visa application fee(s)
- Right of permanent residence fee(s)
- Dependent child fee(s)
- Canadian permanent resident card fee(s)
- Other governmental fees (if relevant)
Non-governmental expenses may include the:
- English and/or French language evaluation fee
- Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) fee
- Medical examination fee(s)
- Police certificate fee(s)
- Fees for English or French translations of documents
- Fees to receive Canadian immigration services
- Costs of transportation to Canada for you and your family
- Living expenses in Canada after you arrive
10 Things to Do After You Move
- Get a mobile phone in Canada with Internet access.
- Apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN).
- Open a bank account in Canada.
- Apply for a public Health Insurance Card.
- Update your address in Canada with IRCC.
- Obtain a driving license in Canada.
- Search for Canadian employment.
- Locate long-term housing in Canada.
- Contact a local immigrant settlement service.
- Make friends and build your social network in Canada.
How to Find the Right Immigration Consultant
Finding the right immigration consultant can make the process easier to complete.
An immigration consultant can evaluate your best Canadian visa option.
You can also receive guidance to correctly apply for immigration to Canada.
The consultant should be a registered member of the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC).
Canadian immigration consultants who are registered with the CICC are authorized to provide paid professional services for immigration to Canada.
Since 2012, Canadian Visa Expert has worked with authorized immigration consultants to provide Eligibility Evaluations and guidance to customers for immigration to Canada.
This is a good time to emigrate from South Africa to Canada, since thousands of foreign workers are needed and 400,000 Canadian permanent resident visas are available.
The first step is to receive your Eligibility Evaluation.
Canadian Visa Expert makes the process easy and affordable!
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