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I was planning on applying for a Canadian PR, but decided not to do that because of personal reason. Instead, I am thinking about moving to Winnipeg to attend the University of Manitoba in a student visa. I will be going for either MSc or PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Management.

I heard that one can work part-time off-campus in fall and spring and full-time in summer, if he/she is a full-time student in the Province of Manitoba. I also heard that Winnipeg is the fourth largest city in Canada after Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

My question is, how hard is it to get off-campus job in Winnipeg? I am talking about any kind of jobs like working in restaurants, departmental stores, telemarketing etc. I am moving there with my wife and a small baby. I am also hoping to find some part-time job for my wife as I heard that she will get work permit if I am a full-time student.

Thank you so much for your time and suggestions.


 
Last edited by: USACAN on 25-10-05 10:55:04
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No P/T jobs in winnipeg but its cheaper here.
can take a chance to get immigration its easy here.

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I was planning on applying for a Canadian PR, but decided not to do that because of personal reason. Instead, I am thinking about moving to Winnipeg to attend the University of Manitoba in a student visa. I will be going for either MSc or PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Management.

I heard that one can work part-time off-campus in fall and spring and full-time in summer, if he/she is a full-time student in the Province of Manitoba. I also heard that Winnipeg is the fourth largest city in Canada after Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

My question is, how hard is it to get off-campus job in Winnipeg? I am talking about any kind of jobs like working in restaurants, departmental stores, telemarketing etc. I am moving there with my wife and a small baby. I am also hoping to find some part-time job for my wife as I heard that she will get work permit if I am a full-time student.

Thank you so much for your time and suggestions.



 
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Thanks DigambarChahar.

I still would like to hear from more people who are living in Winnipeg or who lived there before.

Thanks


 
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Can somebody tell me something about Winnipeg please? I know most of the people in this forum live in and around the Greater Toronto Area. There should be at least a couple of people in this forum who are living in Winnipeg or who have lived in Winnipeg before moving to somewhere else.

I need to make my decision soon and my decision will be totally based on what people tell me about the job opportunities in Winnipeg.

Thanks



 
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i wonder why you are stuck at posts: 21. check jop opportunities online by going to http://www.workopolis.com" rel="nofollow">LINK or http://www.jobbank.gc.ca." rel="nofollow">LINK That will help in finding out for yourself to what city has to offer in terms of jobs.

 
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i wonder why you are stuck at posts: 21. check jop opportunities online by going to http://www.workopolis.com" rel="nofollow">LINK or http://www.jobbank.gc.ca." rel="nofollow">LINK That will help in finding out for yourself to what city has to offer in terms of jobs.



Reason I was stuck in post 21 was that nobody replied to my message and looks like no Indians live in Winnipeg. That being said, I care less what race of people live in what city as long as I can find a job for me and people treat me with respect.

Anyway, things have changed a lot since I asked this question about Winnipeg. Most likey I am not moving to Winnipeg anymore. I did not know if I was going to qualify for a Canadian PR as I do not have a lot of work experience. Now, I found out that I could use my part-time work (convert it to full-time equivalent). I am applying from the US and I going to wait for a PR before moving to Canada. I am just trying to figure out if I should apply for Quebec process. If I apply for Federal process, I will go either Edmonton or Calgary. Eventually, I would like to settle in Vancouver. No more Winnipeg.

Thanks for your message and the links to search for jobs.


 
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Whatever makes your boat float!!!!

 
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USACAN:

I was born and raised in Winnipeg, I havent had the chance recently to post here. There are a few thousand people of Indian origin in Winnipeg. They are spread pretty evenly across the city.

Winnipeg can be a nice place to live if you are looking at: small town charm, quiet place to raise a family. It does have extreme weather and lots of mosquitoes, but on the flipside, great restaurants, a good nightlife and doesnt have all the problems of the bigger cities such as lack of affordable housing.

:( Winnipeg is known as the murder capitol of Canada however to my knowledge most murders have occured between people who know each other. There are quite a few immigrants that live there, and there is a good multicultural feel to the city.

I enjoyed it there, even though its quiet because you can easily become familiar with the city, and there are beautiful festivals out there. Every year in August there is \"folklorama\" a two week period where people of different communities set up pavilians and offer you a chance to experience dance, food and cultural aspects of that community.

I dont know about the situation for immigrants at present, because I left the city unfortunately 4 years ago (got married). I do know that I have not had trouble finding work there.. whether 'part time' retail work or later in my profession.

Just FYI.

you wrote:
Reason I was stuck in post 21 was that nobody replied to my message and looks like no Indians live in Winnipeg. That being said, I care less what race of people live in what city as long as I can find a job for me and people treat me with respect.

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Morning Rain: Lower Mainland is actually the place to be....sprawling with indian community and voted as one of the best cities to live in. Don't really know about winniepeg. Have not seen many people moving there. Anyway, USACAN is not interested in winniepeg anymore as he posted to my reply.

 
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USACAN:

I was born and raised in Winnipeg, I havent had the chance recently to post here. There are a few thousand people of Indian origin in Winnipeg. They are spread pretty evenly across the city.

Winnipeg can be a nice place to live if you are looking at: small town charm, quiet place to raise a family. It does have extreme weather and lots of mosquitoes, but on the flipside, great restaurants, a good nightlife and doesnt have all the problems of the bigger cities such as lack of affordable housing.

Just FYI.




Thanks morning_rain. As neerajj mentioned in his post, I have changed my plan, at least for now. My goal was to go to Winnipeg and get a degree and at the same time try to get a Canadian PR (I thought I was NOT going to be qualified to get a PR if I apply right now from the US). It looks like I may be qualified to apply from here and have enough points, but if I am going to get a PR is a different story.

I also have very good chance of getting a greencard in a couple of years in the US as I was not born in India or China and I have master's degree and will be able to apply in category EB2 or something like that. I do not know all the details, but I have heard that it is lot faster for people from other countries than Indian and China to get GC in the US.

I would prefer Canadian PR over US GC as I always wanted to live in Canada even though everybody talks about not being able to find a good job and no respect for degree and work experience etc. For now, I have decided to hang out here in the US and wait for Canadian PR.

Thanks


 
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