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Looking to make the move to Vancouver, Canada?
Speak to someone who made the move and can answer
​(or find answers to) some of your most frequently asked questions
(kinda like having a friend here already!).

About CanadaCoffeeClub.com

CanadaCoffeeClub.com started in 1999 when several of us met for coffee to share information and support each other while emigrating from South Africa to Canada. When too many emails arrived in my inbox for me to keep up with, I flung everything I knew up on a website to share it more easily. Several gatherings were held in Cape Town, London (UK), Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. We had an active message board at the time (no social media back then!) and through this board, friendships were made, knowledge and advice was circulated and many going through the rollercoaster of emigrating (and immigrating) made business connections and simply did not feel quite so alone in the whole process.

As I expected and hoped for, many moved on once they landed in Canada, fitting into the amazing lifestyle Canada has to offer. In our case, a few became like family and we are close to this day.

For years I have answered emails and made phone calls to chat with those in South Africa who have contacted me. I have shown people around the North Shore of Metro Vancouver if they were on an exploratory visit, simple stuff like where the schools are, what differnt neighbourhoods look like, which supermarkets I use, and I've put them in contact with others in their fields of expertise (if possible) and generally hoped to ease the move.

How it works

My advice has always been: if you are planning to move to Canada, make an LSD (Look, See and Decide) trip here first! However, since many people just can't do that, the aim of CanadaCoffeeClub.com has always been to help out by sharing personal experiences and helpful info.

I am not a qualified immigration consultant, but I know what it's like to make the move and am happy to answer questions about living here. If I don't have a ready answer, I can either find it or make suggestions as to how you can find it. I can recommend an immigration lawyer in Vancouver who I first used when sponsoring my mom, and has since helped others I've referred, if this is what you would like.

Contact me by email using the form below. I will set up a time to call you at a time convenient to you. Payment for a one hour call can be made by credit card using PayPal. The cost per call is CAD$75, and will usually include at least one follow-up email from me, possibly with more information you need.

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