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URGENT : JOB FOR NEWLY LANDED IMMIGRANT COUPLE.




Hello Fellow Desis:

We are Indian family who have landed in Toronto about 13 days back. We are based in Mississauga (on Hurontario Street) and are actively searching for a suitable job opportunity.

We have been actively applying to all related job positions which appear online and on various job-related newspapers. However, we are yet to receive a call from any employer. So far there is no success and have not recieved even a single reply.

Please can you refer us to any suitable employer. We understand that most of the jobs are hidden and thus we are attempting your assistance in fetching us our first job.

Given below is a brief about our respective profession.

SELF: Sales and marketing professional with extensive global experience in Middle East and Indian market. Education: Engineer (BE-Electronics & Telecommunications) and MBA (Marketing) both from University of Mumbai, India. Looking out for suitable jobs in the slaes and marketing function in Toronto (open to any industry sector). In the pessimistic scenario, I am also open to ANY type of job.

I had met an Employment Advisor in one of the newcomer employment resource centres and she had advised me to join the ACCES Employment's program in Sales and Marketing Connections.
Has anyone been through such program? What is the success rate? Is it helpful in getting a job? (Note: The duration of this program is 4-6 weeks and is offered free to new comers).


WIFE: Looking for an entry-level job. Work-experience of 2 years in India. Education: Masters in Arts (Sociology).She has been house wife as we had to take care of our daughter (daughter is currently 5 years old). She is open to any type of jobs such as Customer service representative, teacher, etc.

We both are very fluent in English.

Please can you guide us and refer us to any suitable employer you would be aware of who can give us our jobs. We would be thankful for any support that you can extend.

Also please provide your feedback on the ACCES Employment Sales & Marketing Connections program.

Thanking you in advance and looking forward to your EARLY reply, we remain.

With best regards.


 
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Post ID: 142452 25-04-09 18:21:52
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tamilkuravan
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Welcome to Canada !
Welcome to Canada.
You are expecting too much in 13 days. Unless you are desparate, It will take you min. 3-6 months in landing into a decent job (not necessarily your profession).
Since you must have come with a lot of Gulf money, I would advise you to take your time to understand the Cdn. market, the racism involved, the negetive attitude to the visible minority, their qulaification and their experience. So it would take a long time to burst through that barrier.
You can get a job in 2 or 3 days and that would be the following :
1. Heavy labour job where you will lift 20 lbs. of weight continuously for 7 hours in a shift of 8 hours.
2. Call centre job paying min. wage to $12 an hour. visit elsewhere in the forum for details

for a decent job, I would advise the following :

1. Roam around town to all the immigrant settlement centres and talk to people , counsellors etc. and see the prospects for your job.
2. Network with people and see what to do in your field.
3. Apply for the jobs through internet (workopolis, job bank etc...)
4. See if you can get some govt. aid for new comers
5. Hidden jobs are a myth mostly to induce newcomers to Canada. However, reference to a position by a person working in that company is possible. The catch 22 is finding a reference and the person should be willing to refer you. what I mean is that if there is a vacancy in an office , the owner will mostly look to fill a Canadian born / educated person in that position. That person may be well below you in all respects except accent. you need an insider to refer you to that position (before people start bashing me, I have done the same in my office numerous times)
6. Canadian employers generally employ in the following ratio :
a. Canadian born and educated person
b. Canadian educated person
c. immigrant with cdn. experience
d. immigrant
so in recession time, getting a job is very tough.
6. if you do have excess time / money, you can join Access program. It is better than sitting at home and applying for jobs.
7. Loser of this forum will advise you to take candian education, which will increase your prospects for getting a job after recession.
8. If you need urgent money, try to get a job which is from 3:00 pm to 12:00 midnight and you have the whole morning to search for jobs, network, go to settlement centres, attend interviews.

Hope this helps.

Peace by TK

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Post ID: 142459 25-04-09 19:47:49
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NM
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Hello TK and other Desi's

I got a call from One consultant in downtown area. DRG Careers.

I went and met with them. I met with the President there and after 10 mins talk, he said he can help me in getting a correct job in my profession and for that they would charge me.

He did not elaborate how much he would charge.

He asked me how much salary i was getting in Gulf and so on...

Not able to believe this company will be able to get right job in my profession...

Any body knows this consultant here?

This is the link :

http://www.drgcareers.com/


 
Last edited by: NM on 27-04-09 10:50:37
Post ID: 142466 25-04-09 21:15:42
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desiskywalker
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Quote:
Originally posted by tamilkuravan

Welcome to Canada.
You are expecting too much in 13 days. Unless you are desparate, It will take you min. 3-6 months in landing into a decent job (not necessarily your profession).
Since you must have come with a lot of Gulf money, I would advise you to take your time to understand the Cdn. market, the racism involved, the negetive attitude to the visible minority, their qulaification and their experience. So it would take a long time to burst through that barrier.
You can get a job in 2 or 3 days and that would be the following :
1. Heavy labour job where you will lift 20 lbs. of weight continuously for 7 hours in a shift of 8 hours.
2. Call centre job paying min. wage to $12 an hour. visit elsewhere in the forum for details

for a decent job, I would advise the following :

1. Roam around town to all the immigrant settlement centres and talk to people , counsellors etc. and see the prospects for your job.
2. Network with people and see what to do in your field.
3. Apply for the jobs through internet (workopolis, job bank etc...)
4. See if you can get some govt. aid for new comers
5. Hidden jobs are a myth mostly to induce newcomers to Canada. However, reference to a position by a person working in that company is possible. The catch 22 is finding a reference and the person should be willing to refer you. what I mean is that if there is a vacancy in an office , the owner will mostly look to fill a Canadian born / educated person in that position. That person may be well below you in all respects except accent. you need an insider to refer you to that position (before people start bashing me, I have done the same in my office numerous times)
6. Canadian employers generally employ in the following ratio :
a. Canadian born and educated person
b. Canadian educated person
c. immigrant with cdn. experience
d. immigrant
so in recession time, getting a job is very tough.
6. if you do have excess time / money, you can join Access program. It is better than sitting at home and applying for jobs.
7. Loser of this forum will advise you to take candian education, which will increase your prospects for getting a job after recession.
8. If you need urgent money, try to get a job which is from 3:00 pm to 12:00 midnight and you have the whole morning to search for jobs, network, go to settlement centres, attend interviews.

Hope this helps.

Peace by TK



Amazing. TK nothing personal, but you DO need some positiveness in your approach to this forum. silly comments like "lot of gulf money" and "racism" and trying to discourage new comers.

I have not seen any racism at all in this country. Its just a personal opinion. In fact its always been my Canadian (WHITE) bosses who have elevated me higher ( i am not trying to boast ).

I know you are an architect from your post many years back and you mentioned how you had and still have trouble in getting a job. My wife is also one and she was able to get a very good architect job within 20 days of landing (again not boasting, but trying to explain that its all about your approach to a situation, and positive approach).

Summary: Some of your advice is good, but you need to lay of the negativeness ;)





 
Post ID: 142467 25-04-09 21:42:51
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morning_rain
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Posts: 1920
Location: British Columbia


Quote:
Originally posted by tamilkuravan
Since you must have come with a lot of Gulf money, I would advise you to take your time to understand the Cdn. market, the racism involved, the negetive attitude to the visible minority, their qulaification and their experience. So it would take a long time to burst through that barrier.
You can get a job in 2 or 3 days and that would be the following :
1. Heavy labour job where you will lift 20 lbs. of weight continuously for 7 hours in a shift of 8 hours.
2. Call centre job paying min. wage to $12 an hour. ...........

5. Hidden jobs are a myth mostly to induce newcomers to Canada. However, reference to a position by a person working in that company is possible. The catch 22 is finding a reference and the person should be willing to refer you. what I mean is that if there is a vacancy in an office , the owner will mostly look to fill a Canadian born / educated person in that position. That person may be well below you in all respects except accent. you need an insider to refer you to that position (before people start bashing me, I have done the same in my office numerous times)
6. Canadian employers generally employ in the following ratio :
a. Canadian born and educated person
b. Canadian educated person
c. immigrant with cdn. experience
d. immigrant




If you go into a situation with negative expectations, you will almost always get negative results.

Why would you give a newcomer such toxic advice???

For some reason I dont get, so many people support you on this forum. However your 'advice' has been so biased and negative that you are in effect undoing all the help that so many posters have done here over the past few years.

You come across as someone obsessed with race and cultural issues. You yourself display so much racism and bias against others and then complain that others are racist against you.

20 lbs of lifting , by the way, is not 'heavy' lifting, this is still considered light work. Heavy lifting is anything over 44 lbs. This is a government definition.

hidden job is not a myth- it is getting a job through references/contacts/netoworking. Why do you perpetuate this theory of yours that all people in canada are racist and looking only to hire canadian borns. That is simply not true.

My advice to the original poster is to please seek out professional advice, not only from a discussion forum, because you dont know the experiences/qualifications of those that you are getting advice from.



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Post ID: 142469 25-04-09 22:26:04
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CD2009
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Posts: 25
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Quote:
Originally posted by desiskywalker

Quote:
Originally posted by tamilkuravan

Welcome to Canada.
You are expecting too much in 13 days. Unless you are desparate, It will take you min. 3-6 months in landing into a decent job (not necessarily your profession).
Since you must have come with a lot of Gulf money, I would advise you to take your time to understand the Cdn. market, the racism involved, the negetive attitude to the visible minority, their qulaification and their experience. So it would take a long time to burst through that barrier.
You can get a job in 2 or 3 days and that would be the following :
1. Heavy labour job where you will lift 20 lbs. of weight continuously for 7 hours in a shift of 8 hours.
2. Call centre job paying min. wage to $12 an hour. visit elsewhere in the forum for details

for a decent job, I would advise the following :

1. Roam around town to all the immigrant settlement centres and talk to people , counsellors etc. and see the prospects for your job.
2. Network with people and see what to do in your field.
3. Apply for the jobs through internet (workopolis, job bank etc...)
4. See if you can get some govt. aid for new comers
5. Hidden jobs are a myth mostly to induce newcomers to Canada. However, reference to a position by a person working in that company is possible. The catch 22 is finding a reference and the person should be willing to refer you. what I mean is that if there is a vacancy in an office , the owner will mostly look to fill a Canadian born / educated person in that position. That person may be well below you in all respects except accent. you need an insider to refer you to that position (before people start bashing me, I have done the same in my office numerous times)
6. Canadian employers generally employ in the following ratio :
a. Canadian born and educated person
b. Canadian educated person
c. immigrant with cdn. experience
d. immigrant
so in recession time, getting a job is very tough.
6. if you do have excess time / money, you can join Access program. It is better than sitting at home and applying for jobs.
7. Loser of this forum will advise you to take candian education, which will increase your prospects for getting a job after recession.
8. If you need urgent money, try to get a job which is from 3:00 pm to 12:00 midnight and you have the whole morning to search for jobs, network, go to settlement centres, attend interviews.

Hope this helps.

Peace by TK



Amazing. TK nothing personal, but you DO need some positiveness in your approach to this forum. silly comments like "lot of gulf money" and "racism" and trying to discourage new comers.

I have not seen any racism at all in this country. Its just a personal opinion. In fact its always been my Canadian (WHITE) bosses who have elevated me higher ( i am not trying to boast ).

I know you are an architect from your post many years back and you mentioned how you had and still have trouble in getting a job. My wife is also one and she was able to get a very good architect job within 20 days of landing (again not boasting, but trying to explain that its all about your approach to a situation, and positive approach).

Summary: Some of your advice is good, but you need to lay of the negativeness ;)







You don't see racisim here in Canada ? :down: Sorry, it is prevelant all over.....

What TK mentioned is more or less ok .... except for some of his frequant suggestions on how to get / manipulate the govt benefits / how to get EI and other benefits.

OP: If your qualification / work exp is not in exact line with the job requirement out here then it is difficult to get the REQUIRED break through. But you just arrived !!! It takes time.

MR : This is a forum.. and anybody can post their views. The least you can do to help the OP is : post your suggestion instead of discussing on what TK has mentioned.


 
Post ID: 142471 25-04-09 23:41:02
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morning_rain
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Quote:
Originally posted by CD2009

MR : This is a forum.. and anybody can post their views. The least you can do to help the OP is : post your suggestion instead of discussing on what TK has mentioned.



I exercize that right as well.
thank you.

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Post ID: 142472 26-04-09 00:56:23
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Ash20
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Member since: Apr 06




Posts: 443
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You need to have patience and two weeks is not enough (I know it's easy to say but very difficult to understand when you are not receiving even reply). Please look at your 'resume' again and modify it is as per job requirement.

For example, if you are applying for survival job, just don't write in your resume BE/MBA (make it just a page for 'survival jobs'). If you are just plain lucky (hey if you really lucky then just buy 'lotto' ;) ), then only expect job in your field in short time, otherwise you need to wait and try.

Lot of jobs are through references (a kind of 'sifarish'), but it is true everywhere (may be little more in Canada) and the problem new immigrants face is how to find these references.

Don't expect too much from employment programs, but if you are free then no harm in joining it (atleast you get to know some people). But it surely can't get you any closer to job in your field (:D probably will make it easier to find survival job which you will get without such programs too). My opinion might be biased, as I don't think that these programs are suitable for BE/MBA people like you. By the way Employment resource centre need people like you to save their job.

Please provide more details about your job experience and somebody will guide you.



Quote:
Originally posted by teddi

Hello Fellow Desis:

We are Indian family who have landed in Toronto about 13 days back. We are based in Mississauga (on Hurontario Street) and are actively searching for a suitable job opportunity.

We have been actively applying to all related job positions which appear online and on various job-related newspapers. However, we are yet to receive a call from any employer. So far there is no success and have not recieved even a single reply.

Please can you refer us to any suitable employer. We understand that most of the jobs are hidden and thus we are attempting your assistance in fetching us our first job.

Given below is a brief about our respective profession.

SELF: Sales and marketing professional with extensive global experience in Middle East and Indian market. Education: Engineer (BE-Electronics & Telecommunications) and MBA (Marketing) both from University of Mumbai, India. Looking out for suitable jobs in the slaes and marketing function in Toronto (open to any industry sector). In the pessimistic scenario, I am also open to ANY type of job.

I had met an Employment Advisor in one of the newcomer employment resource centres and she had advised me to join the ACCES Employment's program in Sales and Marketing Connections.
Has anyone been through such program? What is the success rate? Is it helpful in getting a job? (Note: The duration of this program is 4-6 weeks and is offered free to new comers).


WIFE: Looking for an entry-level job. Work-experience of 2 years in India. Education: Masters in Arts (Sociology).She has been house wife as we had to take care of our daughter (daughter is currently 5 years old). She is open to any type of jobs such as Customer service representative, teacher, etc.

We both are very fluent in English.

Please can you guide us and refer us to any suitable employer you would be aware of who can give us our jobs. We would be thankful for any support that you can extend.

Also please provide your feedback on the ACCES Employment Sales & Marketing Connections program.

Thanking you in advance and looking forward to your EARLY reply, we remain.

With best regards.






 
Post ID: 142475 26-04-09 01:39:27
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Ash20
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Please stay away from such consultants who is asking you to pay (unless you want to donate). I don't think you ever applied to this consultant.

Quote:
Originally posted by NM

Hello TK and other Desi's

I got a call from One consultant in downtown area. RDG Careers.

I went and met with them. I met with the President there and after 10 mins talk, he said he can help me in getting a correct job in my profession and for that they would charge me.

He did not elaborate how much he would charge.

He asked me how much salary i was getting in Gulf and so on...

Not able to believe this company will be able to get right job in my profession...

Any body knows this consultant here?

This is the link :

http://www.rdgcareers.com/</font>


 
Post ID: 142476 26-04-09 01:46:42
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Ash20
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duplicate

 
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