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Job market for Mobile Testing and Automation Testing in Canada




I will be moving to Canada in next 4 months.
How is the job market for Software testing, to be specific, Mobile Testing and Automation Testing in Canada?
I understand Toronto and Vancouver may be the ones with most opportunities but are there other cities with demand for jobs in this domain?


 
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It depends on your experience. For your first job, you may have to struggle because you have no Canadian work experience but again it depends on your skillset and experience. If you have good automation experience, you should be able to find something.

Toronto has more jobs and more competition. Small cities can be a hit or miss.

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Roland,
Welcome to Canada !
Are you moving in as an immigrant?
Canada is a land of telecommunications. We have Rogers, Telus, Bell, Primus etc.. all in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary.
There is very good chance for employment for you but I am guessing that you salary levels will be low. You will not compare to what the software testers are getting.

I have known a lot of testers in Canada (Desi's) and most of then have been able to get good jobs after some initial struggle.

You are in a better position than many core Engineers. Software in general has a good demand in Canada.

Murali

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My total and relevant experience is 9 years, but you are right, having no Canadian work experience could be a challenge initially.

Yes Murali I am moving as an immigrant and planning to be there by July 2015. Are job openings in Canada throughout the year (with the exception of December being a holiday season) ? I have heard that February to June is the peak time for job seekers but I am not sure how genuine that information is. Can you confirm this please?

My specific skill-set is Mobile Software testing (Android, iOS, Windows, Symbian etc) and its application testing with good hands-on experience of automation.

Apart from indeed.ca and monstor.ca are there any other similar job search sites? Does it help to get in touch any recruitment agencies?

Thanks
Roland


 
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Originally posted by roland_poly

My total and relevant experience is 9 years, but you are right, having no Canadian work experience could be a challenge initially.

Yes Murali I am moving as an immigrant and planning to be there by July 2015. Are job openings in Canada throughout the year (with the exception of December being a holiday season) ? I have heard that February to June is the peak time for job seekers but I am not sure how genuine that information is. Can you confirm this please?

My specific skill-set is Mobile Software testing (Android, iOS, Windows, Symbian etc) and its application testing with good hands-on experience of automation.

Apart from indeed.ca and monstor.ca are there any other similar job search sites? Does it help to get in touch any recruitment agencies?

Thanks
Roland



Other sites are Workopolis, monster and eluta. Send me a private message after you have landed if you don't get much traction with your job search. I will guide you in the right direction.


 
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Roland:
It is said that Hiring decisions are made in January. However the cursed Canadian winter is still April and so I would suggest April - may to come to Canada.

Often hiring processes will end in October end (but not necessarility for techincal jobs such as yours).

Murali

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Thank you all for the replies......makes me decide better.

northyork_desi - i'll send you a message after i land in Canada.

Murali - yeah makes sense to be in Canada in April - May, however give my situation, i will not be able to land before July.



Roland.


 
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roland_poly
Other than monster, indeed, jobs.gc.ca and workopolis , you need to connect to local recruiting agencies, some of them such as randstad, si systems, procom, lyrgroup brainhunter, etc deals in tech jobs. Connect through their websites. Also have a very strong Linkedin profile and try to connect people in industry and recruiting . 9 years is good experience to build a good one.

I have a question - When did you apply for the immigration ? which year/month and was it under skilled worker. ( only for my personal curiosity). Thanks


 
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Testing is in good demand all year long. Come down sooner, instead of waiting for the Summer.

Agree with San-Hugo. Connect to the local recruitment agencies by visiting their offices personally, simultaneously look for the volunteer opportunities as well, tailor your resume to the Canadian standards, brush-up your English speaking skills, presentation skills, invest in a good fitting Suit and a leather shoulder bag for your papers/laptop, etc. I know some of my tips may sound strange to you, but remember the old adage - First impression is the last one.

Also, if you drive a Car in India, do not forget to bring along your Driving license, Insurance history papers, and International Driving License.

Sooner you come, sooner you will settle. If you have nothing much to do in India anymore, just hop on as soon as possible.

And, don't worry about the Canadian weather much. It's almost an year long thing.

Last, but not the least - go through this website for an organization that offers paid internships for International qualified and skilled individuals:

https://www.careeredge.ca/en/home

Good luck!


 
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roland_poly
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Hey san-hugo

I have been building my LinkedIn profile over the years, and yeah like you and febpreet said, I think it would be wise to connect with Recruitment agencies.

To answer your question -
"I have a question - When did you apply for the immigration ? which year/month and was it under skilled worker. ( only for my personal curiosity)"
I had applied for immigration in May 2014, and it was under Federal Skill Worker.




Hi febpreet,

These are really good tips. I had questions regarding volunteering though (mentioned below), but let me know if they need to be addressed in a different topic-thread.

1) How can we apply to be a volunteer? Are there any factors to keep in mind before choosing an organisation / service to volunteer with?

2) Here in India I had been volunteering for causes that I had interest and passion for, like - education for underprivileged children and rural youth empowerment. However, while volunteering in Canada, would you advise to volunteer for a cause that interests me or volunteer in activities that are related to my profession?

3) Do Canadian employers look for a candidates volunteer experience?

Thanks


 
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