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advice on of its worth moving for a salary of $31000




sudesingh
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Orginally posted by pratickm

I have found that every time you move from one country to another you pretty much need to start from the bottom of the "food chain".
Regardless of the position and the salary you are making in one country, when you move to another, you have to re-establish yourself and your credibility.



Well said.

Since he already has a job in hand it will make the start a lot easier. A few months on that job, and I'm sure as BL mentioned it won't take long to figure out that 31K is not a whole lot, but atleast it's a start.

A lot would depend on what area of IT.

IMO, I feel it's a good start, and since you're single, it helps....ummmm may be not, depends on how much you party.

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Post ID: 52042 06-07-05 20:39:23
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sudesingh
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Orginally posted by Loser
Minimum living expense in Canada is 36000 $ per year

So think Twice ?:(



I'd be interested in knowing how you came up with that number

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Post ID: 52043 06-07-05 20:41:25
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AbdulNarayanDsouza
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Do you have some other number in mind ?
Quote:
Orginally posted by sudesingh

Quote:
Orginally posted by Loser
Minimum living expense in Canada is 36000 $ per year

So think Twice ?:(



I'd be interested in knowing how you came up with that number



 
Post ID: 52073 07-07-05 08:50:46
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sudesingh
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AND,

To answer your Q - Yes. I know of people living on an salary lower than that in Toronto

You missed my point - What is the source of that figure, and for which city. Canada is a vast country and the cost of living differs from city to city




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Post ID: 52076 07-07-05 09:28:45
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Loser
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This is in Toronto and my own personal expenses are 36000 PA.
I don't know if it is less or more then Canadian average ?


Quote:
Orginally posted by sudesingh

AND,

To answer your Q - Yes. I know of people living on an salary lower than that in Toronto

You missed my point - What is the source of that figure, and for which city. Canada is a vast country and the cost of living differs from city to city





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Post ID: 52088 07-07-05 10:07:41
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bison
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36-38K seems to be a start off point for "most" IT recruits here....
But oh well!!!, I 've seen weird numbers... ;) people jumping from 45K to 90K...:D and then some starting at 55K+ :)..and some stuck in a +10K range for years and years...

IMO amongst others, depends on :
a) ur negotiation skills ("SOFT SKILLS" reiterated within)
b) the hour of the need
c) ur expectations, which may get skewed when u get wrong inputs...,
d) and lastly, ur IT skills. (Every other applicant claims to have it ) ;)

;) :p bison


 
Post ID: 52092 07-07-05 11:30:32
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Smiley
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I think it is a good start and better than not having a job and hunting for one .

besides, you can always move onto a better one when you find it :)


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Post ID: 52094 07-07-05 12:47:42
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rp_0999
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Posts: 64
Location: Canada

My 2c
Hello chittesh,

If you have always wanted to move to a developed country and if you have done your dd about canada, here is my suggestion.
(Again do your own DD before deciding).

1) Take the offer. Ask for relocation help without any obligation (like a 1 year contract). Dont move with the family. Let the family join after point 7 below. Why I am saying without family is in the mean time you can stay in a shared accomodation (about 300$ + $400 Food + $300 other expenses and thus may be more easy on you...)
2) Move to Toronto. (More job Opportunities)
3) Work for about 6 months.
4) update resume on Workoplis and monster.
5) Get some good offer which is more then 31 k they are offering.
6) Ask them if they can match or mention I am constrained to move.
7) In any case inspite of their counter offer always move out. But this way it is more professional....

Else if 5, 6 fails and if you do not like it ask them to move you back to India.....

Yes i agree that IT field is ok for now. I do not see any stagnation at all.

Best of Luck.
rp

But a start @50K in IT is very common again depends on your field of expertise (you do not mention that at all and your luck)



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Post ID: 52095 07-07-05 13:04:32
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ptm
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i think u r very lucky as u r landing with a job in pocket . i think
after tax u will get around 2000 dollars pm which is sufficient to
live a simple life. my calculation is:
food $ 400
car $400 ( including gas, insurance)
rent /mortgage 900
misc. 200
u seems okay with cost of living , though at this
stage no savings.
i also advise u to move with family. i made the mistake of
going there alone. i felt frustrated and came back in india.
i think keeping family not increase cost of living signifacantly.
rather u feel relaxed in company of ur family.


 
Post ID: 52096 07-07-05 13:32:25
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l5a
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Posts: 219
Location: Mississauga


Quote:
Orginally posted by bison
36-38K seems to be a start off point for "most" IT recruits here....



Ok, make following assumptions
1. Average time to get a job - say good job = 3 months.
2. You get a good job of 45K (after 3 months).

You got your 45K job after 3 months. So you lost 3 months pay. Which is (45K/12*3) = $11250.
So basically your 45K job is as good as 45,000 - 11,250 = $33750 - If you had it on the very first day of landing. Not too different from your 31K.
Now if you join your 31K job, you will be having your job on the day u land.

Chittesh, I guess your options is not to be totally discarded !


 
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