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  • Andrey Vasilyev

    When moving to a huge city such as Vancouver, InterNations made it easy for me to find fellow expats and the network that I needed.

InterNations – The Place for South Africans Living in Canada

Want to connect with the expat community of South Africans in Canada? Looking for South African compatriots to help you with your questions on expat life? Or are you looking for other South African expats to go on an excursion to the sublime Canadian Rockies with?

InterNations Canada offers everything you might need as an expat, no matter whether you already live in Canada or are still in South Africa planning your upcoming foreign assignment. InterNations is the leading platform among expatriates and global minds in all countries around the world. Needless to say, our community of South African expats in Canada is going very strong, with members having roots all across South Africa - from Durban, over Johannesburg to Cape Town.

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    From South Africa, living in Calgary
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    From South Africa, living in Calgary
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    From South Africa, living in Calgary
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    From South Africa, living in Calgary
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    From South Africa, living in Calgary
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    From South Africa, living in Toronto
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    From South Africa, living in Toronto
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    From South Africa, living in Toronto
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    From South Africa, living in Toronto
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    From South Africa, living in Toronto

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  • Any vegans in Toronto?
    4 replies
    Apr 29, 3:00 PM
    Community member

    Being born in Southern part of India, vegetarian food is very much the norm( Amelia -you may have known that) with occasional meat dish. Inspite of living in Canada for a while, I still like eating …

  • Where to stay in Vancouver
    2 replies
    Aug 1, 1:30 PM
    Community member

    It really depends on a lot of different things. Kitsilano is a beautiful place (is a mix of old and young) but you pay for it. As you move west through the city and into the suburbs, price / sq ft …

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Tips and Advice on Canada from Your Fellow South African Expats

Obviously, expat life in Canada goes well beyond shipping your belongings and taking care of red tape. Socializing with fellow South Africans is an important facet of living abroad and can be a huge stepping stone in getting to know the Canadian mentality and way of life. South Africans in Canada are a part of our community, calling cities such as Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, and many others home. You can use InterNations to look for fellow South Africans in Ottawa, for example.

Wondering where to shop for South African delicatessen, want to discuss your national team's latest match, or simply talk to someone in your native language? Become a member of the Canadian InterNations Community!

  • Our network is the best place to meet expats from South Africa.
  • On the Canada Expat Forums, you can get competent answers to all your expat-related questions: how to find a babysitter fluent in your mother tongue, where to get bobotie in Ottawa, etc.
  • The InterNations Places database for Canada has information on the nearest South African embassy and many other institutions.

From the sublime Canadian Rockies to French-speaking Québec, with its strong provincial identity, you can meet supportive and friendly South African expats in Canada on InterNations.

Meet and Mingle with Fellow South Africans in Canada

Additionally, InterNations hosts regular expat events and activities in Canada. Our get-togethers are sure to cater to your taste as well: as a member, you can partake in cozy gatherings to enjoy some Canadian maple pancakes, join one of our huge expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Ottawa’s best locations, and much more. Want to discover Canada? Go on a weekend trip with your fellow expats to see Prince Edward Island and other beautiful landmarks.

Our meet-ups and activities offer many wonderful opportunities to mingle with expatriates hailing from South Africa and dozens of other countries in a casual setting. Just sign up for your InterNations membership and you’ll soon hear a cordial Siya namkela nonke, welkom, isibingelelo from our South Africans living in Canada!

  • Andrey Vasilyev

    When moving to a huge city such as Vancouver, InterNations made it easy for me to find fellow expats and the network that I needed.

  • Amarilis Castillo

    InterNations make networking in such a large city so much easier with their events and extensive information.

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