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roland_poly
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Hi febpreet,

There 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


 
Post ID: 220475 03-04-15 16:02:00
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roland_poly
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Hi febpreet,

There 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


 
Post ID: 220476 03-04-15 16:37:30
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tamilkuravan
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Volunteering
In essence, volunteering just means that you work for your employer for free (say 2 or 3 months) before he will hire you.

Volunteering is composed of many areas :

1. Some employers want Canadian experience. So to put in your resume that you have worked in Canada, some volunteer. Say that you (as a tester) will be employed in a logistics office for 3 months. At the end of 3 months, the logistics company will not hire you but they will give you a reference letter stating that you worked your duties properly and were a good worker. This will give confidence for some software company to hire you.

2. Let us talk of the same company. It may be in the habit of getting people every 3 months, who will work for free. After you, it will hire someone else for 3 more months of free work. However it may give you a reference letter and a phone number of your supervisor who you can use as a reference. In Canada, reference is very much essential. They need 3 people to refer. It can be anyone. I have in the past used my friends (in different fields) as my reference.

3. Next is working as volunteers in the company that may potentially hire you. In this way Gabriel volunteering / career edge comes of good use. They have good contacts / money from the govt. so that they will teach you for 2 months (resume making / how to talk to Canadian employers/ networking etc) and at the end of 2 months, get you a volunteer job in the compay that can hire you (say Rogers or Macafee etc..). This is by far the best bet. in 90% of cases you will be hired. Even if not, you will get a good reference letter at the end.

Volunteering in Canada means 2 different things. One as I have listed above and the second (once you are well settled in your job) do as you volunteered in India.

Welcome to Canada.

Murali

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Post ID: 220480 04-04-15 01:10:28
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adamthorat
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Just wondering , what's your thought process behind moving out of India ? Not necessarily about coming to Canada, but in general getting out of India .

Especially since you are in IT with almost 10 yrs of experience, so I am assuming you must have a good pay cheque . Do you NOT like it in India ?

What's the ACTUAL reality on the ground in India ?

TK always tells us that things are great in India , especially after Modi came in. Apparently Things are NO longer as bad as the 90's & even 2000's . But mostly in the last 4-5 yrs or so things have improved a lot in India , corruption wise , jobs wise, standard of living wise etc.

Apparently the standard of living in India is almost on par with that of the West, & the cost slightly lower ..so Why do people still want to move out of India ?

On one hand , I hear stories of NRI's returning home in droves as the opportunities in India are much better & the life is also much better , and then on the other hand I see well qualified & well educated people like you , wanting to get out of India .

So , which is the real India ? Have things drastically improved in India in the last few yrs or likely to improve a lot in the next few yrs ( say 5yrs -10 yrs ) or is it the same Old ..same old ..like corruption, bureaucracy, red tape , VIP culture , no law & order , bad infrstructure , no hygiene , no sanitation, pollution, population etc etc.

I have friends who tell me how great life is in the NEW India & I have others who can't wait to get out. Is it simply a matter of perception, or is one right & the other totally wrong ?

Confused :(

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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



 
Post ID: 220494 05-04-15 01:21:43
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Delhite
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Adamthorat - why don't you comment on ground reality and quality of life in India, assuming you are in India right now. If not, please let us know about your current place of living.
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Post ID: 220497 05-04-15 10:34:35
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Gurram
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Wherever he is !!!! Adamthorat asked very good questions and raised good points. There will be always mixed responses and mostly not unbiased greatly influenced by love/hate of current situation the individual is in which is always different from person to person and can't be generalized.

However, more clarity is possible if we get more responses to the questions asked by Adamthorat. If he is really living in India ... he needs to give his thoughts first.


 
Post ID: 220501 05-04-15 12:12:22
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Delhite
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It reminds me something. I was never interested to migrate and one of my good friends filled up the forms etc and pushed me. Even after getting the immigration visa document, I was not sure whether I should pursue or not. At that time, one of another friend who lived in Europe and travelled to many places was aware of my dilemma and he strongly suggested me to give it a try. He said that I should go for at least two years and stay there in whatever situation and try hard to establish. He said that I should consider like I have imprisoned for 2 years and I have to stay anyway. After 2 years, I should come back to India and stay for one month and then decide the future course. Having experiencing both places, one should be very clear to understand the differences and can easily take the well informed wise decision best suited to him.
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Post ID: 220504 05-04-15 13:20:24
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tamilkuravan
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Adam
Adam,
Ground reality is different in India these days.
Canada is always good for people in IT (though IT engineers are paid well in India, the salary is saturated now in India and pay is better in Canada). Also canada is better for people who are unemployed in India and have lot of family problems (like not having child etc..).
If you are in a decent job in India, donot even think of coming to Canada. These days, CTS issues 1094 job offers to BE/B Tech graduates in VIT Vellore. So that is the beauty of India.

India is good these days. People have lots of money, pay is very good, MNC's have come to India like KFC, FAB India, Mac Donalds etc.. So you can enjoy everything here.

Many airlines offer good deals. I got a deal to Chennai / Banagalore from Cochin at Rs 1500. I also get deals from Cochin to Kulala lumpur for Rs 3000 (one way). Stay in Kulala lumpur at YMCA is Rs 2000/ day for a double bedroom (with free breakfast). I spent 10 days in London/ Paris and I spent around $ 6000 (stay in London for 8 days was free).

Here also you can get a mortgage on your house, make people stay on rent etc..

Murali


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Post ID: 220505 05-04-15 15:41:19
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roland_poly
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Hi Adamthorat,

Good questions you have asked. The ground reality of India is only a perception and will change from person to person.

Having been in India most of my life apart from couple of years that I spent in Europe and the US, I see that India is still a poorly managed nation and far behind from the West in terms of quality of life. No doubt the hopes are high after Modi has been elected as prime minister, and it is visible that his intentions are very clear and noble at improving India. However, one man cannot change or transform India in a short span. It is a gradual process and will take time, given that he has lot of opposition from within the nation.

Have things improved for a common person after Modi coming to power? Yes they have but not for the common man. The price rise seems to be under control, but its the same corruption, bureaucracy, red tape, VIP culture etc etc. Visiting the law authorities , police, court is a nightmare. The pollution is bad, and no steps are being taken to control it. Development seems to be a term of simply constructing buildings and not planning a city or a community as a whole. Garbage disposal, traffic management, electricity, water supply .such basic facilities are not planned by the civic bodies. Road rage is increasing and driving around is always risky (at least in all major cities)
Life in India is good if one has lots of money, (and connections with important people).

What has improved in last 5 years? .. quality of buildings is good. IT still seems to be growing. Road quality is not world class, but is getting better. Some national and intra state highways are truly pot-holes free and really good to drive on. Number of hospitals providing good healthcare facilities has increased. Malls are plenty and classy, shopping or going out for a movie is the new weekend thing to do.

However, there is no New India in a sense where things have changed drastically..at least not yet. The problems that were once known about India still do exist. The rich and powerful can get away with anything, and there is no fear of law.

My reasons of moving out are - i do not see the quality of life improving for me. Even with an almost 10 years experience and a good job with a decent pay check, it is a hand to mouth situation where a middle class man is burdened with loans, taxes, and no facilities by the government, and also think about saving for the future. Plus, there is pollution, population beyond control, lack of hygiene, poor quality of education, etc.......laws are tough, but rarely implemented.

The NRIs who have returned home no doubt will have more money than what a person living in India has made, so life will seem better and comfortable than what it was 10 years back here. And you get practically everything here now.

Roland


 
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roland_poly
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Hi Murali,

It seems I did not fully understand the purpose and need for volunteering in Canada, but thanks to that explanation, it cleared my doubts.

Thank you !


 
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