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IT jobs and Odd jobs in Canada




Hi Guys,

I just got Canadian PR and I planning to move out in another 3 months either to Toronto or Vancouver depending on employment prospects in IT related field.

I have been living in USA for the past 6 years and working in IT area on H1 and its going to expire by the end of this year.I have about 10 years of IT experience (6 yrs in USA and 4 yrs in India).

I have been reading posts (positive and negative thoughts and concerns) on this forum about the job oppurtunities for the immigrants in Canada and I thoroughly understand that the situation is very bleaky especiaially with IT job market with the new immigrants in HIGH END?? jobs, still I want to give a try and test the waters.

So,in this given situation, I welcome and appreciate the advice and answers from the GURUS to the following questions .

where do I stand in this scenario?

I mean with US IT experience can I take any chances to dream about a good job.

After landing how many days I need to struggle to get a decent odd job?

What kind of odd jobs available and how much I get paid P.H?

How much minimum I should make to live comfortably to meet the basic needs.

Am I asking too much????

Your advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

-MS.


 
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Post ID: 46327 29-04-05 14:26:26
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sudesingh
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deja vu.....:D

Read the other threads on CD, and your Q's will be answered.

Your Q's are v subjective. It's all on a case-by-case basis. Come here with a positive mind. Carry enough cash to survive for a few months without a job. It's a good thing you're coming from the States, that way everytime you spend money you don't start converting it to Rs.

Good Luck & Welcome.......

:cheers:

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maplestar
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Hey Sudesingh,


Carry enough cash to survive for a few months without a job........................

Thats the crux of my question!!!!

How many months??? and how much each month?????

for a decent and reasonable living.

Thanks,

-MS
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mercury6
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Quote:
Orginally posted by maplestar

Hey Sudesingh,


Carry enough cash to survive for a few months without a job........................

Thats the crux of my question!!!!

How many months??? and how much each month?????

for a decent and reasonable living.

Thanks,

-MS
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forumite Jughead will be able to answer your questions.
He landed a job almost as soon as he landed in canada and he is in IT.


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harmeek
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Hi mapleStar,
i too would like to apply for this job.My last contract was in toronto,worked there for 3 and a half months as a Java Developer.I have a B.E in comp sc. and also have more then 2 years of working experience..Going to appear for SCJP next week.My email idd is : like to hear back from you.
Thanks

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harmeek
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Sorry Guys,
This was not to be posted here.i would like to tell the "canadiandesi" moderators..then if a person is not logged in and just browsing thru the site..and incase he wants to reply to some thread.So,clicking the reply button should take him to the thread he was lookin at and not to the homepage.Just a suggestion..thanks

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sudesingh
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Quote:
Orginally posted by maplestar

Hey Sudesingh,


Carry enough cash to survive for a few months without a job........................

Thats the crux of my question!!!!

How many months??? and how much each month?????

for a decent and reasonable living.

Thanks,

-MS
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Yes, enough cash w/o a job, this is the worst case scenario. Hopefully you don't have to take that route.

Duration : May be 2-3 months max.

Amount: Around CND 700/month or in that range

Don't get me wrong, I wasn't trying to be -ve, but just saying be +ve and be prepared for the worst... did I just contradict myself

As suggested Jughead s/b able to guide better, with more recent experience.

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Post ID: 46353 29-04-05 16:58:42
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maplestar
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How much a single bed accommodation,Groceries and Gas/Transportation + pocket money?? would cost a month.
700 CND a month? per person??which part of Toronto or Ottawa 'll suit this budget??
Would you mind if I ask you to give a breakup:D
1000 CND for 6 months is fine with me.
Thanks for the info.I am just closingin on my budget for the relocation.

Regards.

MS.


 
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ani70
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Hi Maplestar,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.
where do I stand in this scenario?

I mean with US IT experience can I take any chances to dream about a good job
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Because you have still 3 months time before you actually land here in Canada my sincere advice will be give your 100 % effort to arrange for interview via all reputed IT related stuffing agencies.Look for the agencies name in Yellow Pages and start talking and sending your resume ...if you clear the initial telephonic interview and qualify for final face to face interview you could get job before you finally move.It actually happened for my case.
I am not sure which IT area you worked so far but for sure Canadian IT market is picking up in some high end area.. so if you have solid US experience and technical skill with good soft skills finding a IT job in your own field won't be very difficult.
If you need more info feel free to send me PM.
Best of luck:)
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Last edited by: ani70 on 29-04-05 19:32:19
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dilipmsharma
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Hi Ani70

That was nice and motivating feedback from you.

Can you give me suitable advice as to how i should proceed.

I am BE+ Mgmt+ CFA by background and was working in IT industry for last 7 years in India. Last i was working on Oracle Financials as a functional consultant. Now i am in Canada since last week and have started job hunt by applying to various agencies i got thru the workopolis.

Any suggestions for me. Would request you to kindly give your opinion. Also request any other forum member who can give some useful tips.

Thanks

Dilip Sharma






 
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