March 26, 2017

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  1. Hi,

    I’ve been patiently reading the article & the comments below. I see majority of the people are stating “Canada Needs your money” I fail to understand why would a developed nation who have tons of Shell Gas reserve, Gold mines would need meager amount of money from the aspiring immigrants. Isn’t Canada a bustling economy with a brilliant leader (Prime Minister Trudeau seems to be an inspiring individual). I understand that the weather is harsh & people with inadequate qualifications struggle to get white collar jobs but is it the same for all.

    For instance I’m an MBA from India with 5 years of work ex. I have full professional proficiency in English language & have been working for the Indian Internet (E-Commerce) industry. What are my prospects if I apply for PR in Canada? Will I be jobless? Will I have to study further?

    I don’t believe in the utopia of “Tax Free Income”, I think racism is invited most of the time. If you’re a well mannered, educated & well spoken person why on earth would another educated individual humiliate you racially?

    I hope I’ll get some rational answers to my questions.

    Thanks

    • First question :- R u still in india and fishing to migrate.

      Second question :- if you have a good job and happy why do you want to migrate

      IT has good scope, it all depends… people are talking about their exp in this blog.

      Probably you may have to study as you are from INDIA….

      Racism is everywhere…. not matter how much educated you are…you will find that in INDIA as well

    • Well, here is some math for you:

      New immigrants bring an average of US$ 30,000 minimum to Canada each year (the average is per person) because a family average is about $120,000.00 – they may not bring the money up front, but, somewhere down the line they sell their property/assets in their country and bring the cash. That is a MINIMUM os US$ 7.5 Billion per year!

      The ones who came since the 1980s and still stay here or other who are biding their time but have business/income in their home countries (and don’t want to ‘work up’ by doing MENIAL jobs contribute about US$ 150 BILLION per year to the economy.

      The 3rd is International students.

      Then don’t forget the SUPER RICH that ‘invest’ in Canada to take advantage of the above and a HIGHLY CONTROLLED and PRICE FIXED real estate (black) market.

      All in all, Canada does great things – but all with immigrant CASH! About 75 families own and CONTROL everything in Canada. Google two books: ‘Who owns Canada now’ and ‘Controlling Interests’ – both by the same author, Diane Francis.

      So, it is indeed a fool’s paradise if you think this is a ‘heaven’ and all Canadians (I mean even your own countrymen) welcome you because they love you, NO, they love your CASH!!!!

      To be fair, if you are from a country and have lived in a ‘soap box’ then Canada is indeed a step up. But that figure of the entire 250,000 is about 30,000. There are 10,000 refugees allowed each year (remember refugees are RICH people – like the Syrians – in their countries – so they too bring CASH or valuables/Jeweller – if not up front, some day later). About 210,000 are ‘economic’ immigrants, feeding the top 75-odd ‘families’ with new business each year.

      It is REALLY a challenge to educate your kids (you may think they are learning, but the marks are not worth the digits – the HR companies know this)… we find that we need to educate the Principals and Teachers almost once per week… the schools are actually built to sell the SLUM (planned community houses) houses and generate business for McDonalds Canada, Tim Hortons Canada, etc. I mention the word Canada after Mcdonalds and Tim Hortons because, although those businesses are ‘American’, the ‘franchises’ are owned by Canadians. It is one BIG RACKET.

      Everything is HIGHLY CONTROLLED!

      The real average salary is about $36,000 per year (before taxes). The statistics are bloated because the top businesses (to families) earn MILLIONS of dollars and politicians and other ‘special people’ get over $80,000.00. The PM of Canada gets, about $ 360,000 per year. Now multiply that by every province, and city who get similar salaries and the ‘average’ salary goes up.

      Healthcare is NOT FREE. We pay over 65 percent in all kinds of taxes for health care! Doctors are really scary – at least for me!

      By the time an immigrant realises that the sole objective of every ‘friendly’ Canadian is either to get your money or labour, it is too late.

      The SADDEST part is that most immigrant FOOL themselves that ‘this is great’ and then lie to their countrymen back home as they want to ‘play the game’.

      Canada has a HUGE problem, and that is Emigration. People who realize the racket wait for their time and leave Canada. A majority of new immigrants leave in the first year. Because of that nobody will trust you with cash/loans/etc. About 300,000+ people leave Canada each year, and mostly in silent disgust or after doiing some thing to make money here. So when they do, they take at least $10,000 with them… so, it is ONE BIG ROLL!

      So, there you have it… some do make it… but if you investigate you will see that they have invested heavily, either cash or by losing their dignity – the separation/divorce/family discontent rate of new immigrants is EXTREMELY high too.

      You really need to be VERY STRONG, VERY CUNNING and VERY MISERLY to survive and get ahead… that is the only way… to think that Canada is being GENEROUS to you is a mistake. You may pay for with your mental stability, family happiness and possibly your life or the future generations.

      Also google ‘Canada bank bailout’…. only a FOOL would believe that Canada somehow had some magic to survive the 2008 meltdown… ONLY A FOOL IN PARADISE would believe so!

      The original author of this article is insulted by bank officials, etc. The author is NOT a ‘downer’, he/she is a REALIST.

      • To be very clear, I have stated the above to Municipal, City and Federal politicians and also to other officials and priests, businessman etc. Nobody to date has disagreed with me – The worse reaction I received it that they have just walked away from me without comment…

        I think Canada and Immigration can be so much more for Canada and the world if only the top 5 banks, top auto dealers, insurance, hydro, the medical ‘industry’, Bell/Rogers/CRTC, CMHS-Media-Realtors association can be REWAMPED. It is NOT the 1970s anymore, Canada is huge, it has a lot of people, and a lot of people, including most Cacasians (look at America and Trump, Brexit, etc, the same goes here) are highly FRUSTRATED and DISSATISFIED with the ‘system’.

        Ask yourself this ‘Why does Canada PAY the USA to buy our excess energy?’ now if the bank accounts in the USA that gets the payments, in fact belongs to Canadians, then that would make PERFECT sense wouldn’t it. I always say the following in my business/political activity ‘Replace stupidity with corruption and you will have the correct answer every time’!

    • Because we live in a world where, depending on your race, skin colour, culture, social standing, sex, religion or whatever, we will be discriminated against! Ann yes there are thousands in my own family who have immigrated to Canada as professionals to be cleaning homes, drive taxi, work in factories, and some have upgraded their schooling and have gotten jobs and some have not. But we have been here 42 years and yes I have experienced discrimination, and also kindness. But I came here when I was 10. For those who come here when they are older, it’s harder. Today’s economy makes life harder and the rise in prices homes are impossible to buy with the income most people make.

    • Who said we will end up by driving cabs, working in taxi, and as security at that time Canada was difficult now its much easier to get a job,to settle

  2. I am an indian that moved to Canada when I was 7. Its a lovely country. This guy is a loser that just couldn’t make it. underachiever.

    • Chris, you came to Canada as a kid when you were only 7.Here we are not talking about kids. We are talking about qualified people who were already well established and great achievers, thats why they were allowed to immigrate to Canada. I hope you understand it. Or probably not, because the kind of bad words you used for these suffering people already shows your standard of “achievement”. The real Canadians are humble and ready to integrate everybody.

      • True Ritu,second generation if were given the chance to be a first generation would’nt survive in Canada for sure.

    • You should thank your parents instead who had worked hard on your part to settle you there. Otherwise you would have been in the queue too.

      • Yeah second generations enjoy the fruit of parents who did every kinds of job without caring who they are and what they should have been qualified for …..

    • Chris,

      Canada is a lovely country! I have driven across Canada many time; from PEI, to Vancouver to Inuvik – have you? My family and I do a road trip every summer. Do you?

      So, let’s have some data from you, please answer the questions, if you can:

      1. Is your salary more than $60,000 or less than $60,000? From my analysis, it is extremely rare that a 1st or 2nd generation immigrant getting any job that pays over $60,000 unless there is a ‘connection’, or ‘investment’, ‘affirmative action’ or in your own convenience store or work in the USA/another country.
      2. What is your designation? Where do you work? CEO/President of GAS bar does not count!
      3. Have you checked the salary the previous white person got before you got his/her job. White Canadians are ANGRY with ‘visible-minorities’ because they blame ‘visible minorities’ for working for cheap!
      4. How many Ukrainian Canadian friends do you have? Do you know of any Ukrainian Canadians who vote Liberals?
      5. Have you ever tried to hire a Filipino worker who you know works for minimum wage but will not work for you unless you pay at least double? Have you been treated Bbadly by a Filipino Nurse/Medical staff?
      6. Have you tried to get a service from another ‘visible minority’ (even you own kind) and found them to want more money from you but will work for cheap for a white company?
      7. If you answer positive for the above, what is your true skin colour and ethnicity?

      Note to moderator: The above is based on studies, not imaginary. I have spoken to people and have had or seen the experiences of other ‘dark skins’.

  3. I stopped reading with the bullshit about teachers being perpetually on strike in Canada. Deflect, deflect, deflect. Like the guy who can’t get a girlfriend because ‘all the girls here are lesbians.’ What twaddle.

  4. I am from Nigeria and am 27 yrs old. Please, what are my chances of surviving in Canada as I’m uneducated? Which type of work will I be able to find? Meanwhile, I am running my business here in Nigeria but wish to relocate to Canada for a good living, as life in Nigeria is hell on earth.

  5. And please how much will I be able to make in a year, after rent and tax+expenses, if am to depend on $10 per hr?

  6. hello
    i’m planning to move to canada with my mother i hold the pr of canada. i had a tragic car accident in which i lost my whole family except my mother. we both are living up on our savings. please tell me that is this a nice move to make if we have very less money in our hands. it’s kind of urgent so i will be very kind of you if you try to reply asap. thank you :)

    • Sorry to know your about tragedy. Hope God gives you the strength to bear the loss. As for your decision to move to Canada, it depends on your age and your profession.

    • Yoga, sorry for the trouble. as the publisher said, ‘don’t dream’ but open both of your eyes before moving to Canada.
      I believe the person is still in Canada too… and want to let everybody know / understand the real situation.
      He/she is not criticizing about the Canada but giving the hints who might face the same fate.

  7. Hi
    I wish to come canada.
    For work i had completed 12th and master diploma in information technology in private institute.
    Now i m live in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, india.
    Is it possible?
    Myself Aarya Thakore, my husband and my daughter will also come with me.
    We visited Jet Overseas pvt ltd, they told us it’s possible to get work permit they sent us migrant assessment letter and job offer letter. from Niagara City.
    Please tell me right way.

    • Hello,

      I have been fooled by a Canadian immigration agency before giving me bogus offer letter so they can collect money from me. I suggest you check first if Jet Overseas is listed in the accredited agents in the Canadian Embassy in India. As suggested apply directly for PR.

  8. Note to moderator: Please publish my comments. I am not being malicious, and I either have circumstantial evidence to what I say, to tangible evidence.

    Proof of racism:

    For years I had the unique displeasure of going to a meeting and been shown the door because of my CHRISTIAN name, which is a saint’s name. Following ar some examples of what has happened to me:

    Portuguese: ‘I was expecting someone else’.
    Sri Lankan Tamil: How come you have a ‘western’ name?
    Russian: Polite but asked me to give him the product free.
    Sri Lankan sinhalese/buddhist doctor: I am working for free in Canada and I can only pay you $100 per year (he thinks since the government pays him he is working for free!).
    Chinese real-estate lady: Refused to talk to me or give the cheque to she had promised my sales person ‘When your boss comes to meet me I will give the cheque’. She refused to speak to me!
    Mexican: Canceled the order after six months (to be polite) but had all kinds of problems. Now buys the same service paying 3 times more from a ‘white’ company.
    Caucasian Canadian: I am not impressed with you charging me for services.
    Japanese car parts manufacturer in woodstock.
    Eastern European dental technician…
    etc, etc…

    Palestinians are the BEST (least racist) from my experiences.

    But, if anyone is buying from a new immigrant, or hiring a new immigrant they do so because of CHEAP – not because they love you. Even supermarkets hire new immigrants because they are about $3 per hour CHEAPER than white Canadians!

    I have had some luck, but it is far and way too little.

    Now I send quotations with my christian name, and when they reply I reply with my ethnic name in brackets and they discontinue the negotiations and that’s it. It happened to me today, a muslim wrote to me and asked me to help him with his business, when I replied with my ethinic name he just said ‘OK’ and that’s it! I just don’t waste time anymore visiting customers.

    That is the biggest problem in Canada: Filipinos, Chinese, Sri Lankans, Indians, etc., all want to buy from the white. They ONLY like other colours if they are selling.

    Canada is the MOST RACIST country in the world! I am making my money away from Canada, if I had to make money in Canada I would starve! My family and I will NEVER do SLAVE JOBS in Canada!

    • Dale – dude, you’re stating the facts and that’s not very sweet! haha. I’m into Human Resources, works with one of the top ten computer/IT giants in India (4 years). I just got married and was thinking if I should go abroad, make some more money, better education when we have kids (the typical Indian dream). And since the new president has shut down silicon valley dreams, I was thinking Canada. Yes I do have a good paying, reputed job, still faraway from home. And that makes me feel going abroad is still fine, anyway I do not get to live/work in my small town with the corporate job!
      Realistically, is it Ok to think I can find my-domain corporate job, with the privileges I enjoy if I move to Canada? Honestly, I do not want to pluck apples or drive a cab over-night to earn a few bucks more. I really appreciate your honest answers!

      • Congrats on having a good job in a good company..

        It all depends on what you want from your life, if you are talking about education I believe India is good as well- IIT, IIM,XLRI etc, else you won’t be working where you are- Please correct me if I am wrong.

        Majority of 1st generation migrants struggle for first 10 years , now if you are migrating at the age of 35 by the time you get a not very stable job then you will have tension and you age would be around 45…do you maths …Again it all depends upon your perceptive…

        I live in NZ and i migrated here at the age of 23 and been to Canada as I have a residency there ….but I would rather live in NZ as its good and honestly have less migrants here so far… so less problems…

        I didn’t find Canada to be very flash except it has huge amount of wasteland and people have to travel far to find work… and to be honest I found that the service they provide is sub standard to NZ…

        What is the point of earning lots of money when you don’t reach home by 5 or 6… and what is the point of enjoying the fruit of your hard work at your old age when you actually won’t be able to enjoy it as in western world there is no retirement age so people tend to work to their grave..

        So you have to ask all these question to yourself before you migrate.

        All the best…

      • ‘drifters’, thank you! I am happy I have reached at least one person. I have been building tech businesses for Entrepreneurs since the late 1980s… in many countries… Canada is my LEAST success story… for every $ I made in another country (including India) I have lost about $10 in Canada (I was a tech consultant for Eveready India, I.T.I., etc around 1993 and have done lots of work with Indian companies, even from Canada…)

        To the point; India is a ONE BILLION+ market. If you can’t make it in India, I doubt it you will make it in Canada! I know it is hard, but it is HARDER in Canada. Your ‘Ambassador’ cars are great – your Tata’s are actually Mercs, the Maruti’s as Suzuki’s, etc but MADE IN INDIA (what a great honour) – The USA will NOT do anything in Asia without the permission of India! I know!

        So, make it in India my friend! It is easy to make Rs. 100,000 ‘per day’ in India – just think out of the box – DONT, DONT, DONT start a BPO (Call center) type business… I had a friend in Mubai who owned a small factory and was supplying machines and parts to Asian factories… he was not a millionaire, but he made about Rs 100,000 per month (mid 1990s) and he was very happy.

        After you make it in India, come to Caanda, then it is a different ball game… just like Tata, Reliance, etc have done in Canada… then you too can make money from the ‘new immigrants’ :) – I am sure you get the message!

        I will be investing in India again very soon… if things go according to plan…

  9. I am from India.
    Would like to send my daughter on student’s visa next year.
    Now she is studying 11th commerce.
    Any advice?

    • If you love your daughter you WILL NOT send her alone to Canada or any country. There are strip joints and ‘movie’ makers who specialize in hiring university students… As the moderator says, there are thousands who come, but what are the success rates?

  10. I am 29/m/Indian.
    Have a work ex of 4 years.
    Qualification: Mechanical engineer and MBA in Marketing.
    Any suggestions for shifting base to Canada.
    Why Canada? Better Quality life, Human values, Civic sense, Carrer opportunities.

  11. The drivers license racket (ripoff):

    No matter where you come from you need to do a course. The cost is at LEAST $500.00. If you get an ‘Easter European’, ‘First Nations’ or ‘Red-Neck type person’ he/she assumes that South Asians are ‘fresh off the trees’ and you will FAIL THE TEST!

    The various provinces charge anything from $75 to $95+ for the license. DON’T BE FOOLED. The cost is NOT the fee. You need to do the test AT LEAST 2 times + is you are a young driver/first time you have other costs. All NEW IMMIGRANTS pay RIP-OFF rates for insurance!!!

    Then, when you buy a car they will RIP YOU OFF! Ontario has a great racket called ’emission’ testing and ‘safety testing’ – I agree these are good system. But your used car to a mechanic and he will take you to the CLEANERS! I has a Chinese in Markham who wanted to 230 tests on my brand-new – still under warrenty – SUV (I moved from another privince to Ontario – big mistake!!!).

    EVERYONE, EVERYONE, WILL RIP YOU OFF!!!! EVEN YOU OWN KIND. SO WATCH OUT!

  12. HI

    My self is Vishwanath I am working as a system engg in India from last 8 years.
    I am planning to travel to Canada due to financial problems in my family.
    please help me out how to find a jobs in Canada any kind of jobs technical or non technical also ok.
    please reply anybody jobs suits for me.

  13. Hi
    I am 40year old indian. I am a Civil engineer currently employed in psu with annual salary 12lakh + med+ pension benefits. What is my prospectus in Canada. I am interested to migrate to canada.

  14. Wow I am so glad I read this! I’m from Manchester in England and was looking to emigrate to Canada for a better life but I have definitely decided against it! I sincerely hope that life gets better for the immigrants in Canada, what an awful situation. I don’t have a degree, I have GCSE’s and work in Payroll so I can imagine I would be struggling a great deal.

  15. Folks expecting a good paying jobs the day they land in Canada or any other country they are immigrating to, actually for them the whole Earth is a fools’ paradise..

    The author (and his wife), sounds to me as silver spoon-fed brats who got good education in India and good position in Dubai. Forgive me for my ignorance if you have had struggle in early years or your career. Because if you did lived on “rags”, then wouldn’t have complained for job options or living in environment provided by Canada or Dubai.

    Life as we know it has been much easier in last 20 years, which most of the immigrants expects it to be same way without sacrifice.

    I currently live in India, and have given up PR of Singapore, lived in US but chose to live in India. However for me working in any part of the world or on any position is not a matter of concern. What difference are we trying to make around is what all matters to me. My career started when I was 8 years old.

    Few of the skills I attained during my childhood to contribute in my family income, included but not limited to
    1) Making paper bags and selling them in vegetable markets to buy vegetables
    2) Making electrical accessories in the nights to earn $0.50 a day.
    3) Worked in garment factory
    4) Worked in TV repair shop as labour
    5) Worked in electric motors manufacturing as labour
    6) Worked in TV repairing shop as labour
    7) Started my own milk selling booth at the age of 16 years
    8) Working in computer monitor manufacturing as labour
    9) Starting my own computer education center in partnership with my brother running it for 4 years

    All of above I did even before I graduated. I have similar looking but more stable list after my graduation. Not to mention that I lost one of my brother in the battle of survival, who was in hospital for two years.

    I had decent paying job with decent designation as per “Your Standard” in Singapore when I decided to denounce my PR and move on. I had decent salary, and well respected position in US when I got a challenging project to execute in India. And if I get a chance in future, I am willing to give up my current “decent” job and start my own shop in a corner somewhere, where I can make a difference.

    This is the life I am striving to give to my children as well, even though I have now potential to make them silver spoon-fed brats. But I don’t want them to become naysayers like some of you, wherever they go in their life.

    My advice to those who are not happy in current situation, whether in India, Canada, Africa or Europe, fire up yourself and strive to create a better society around you. Everything else will fall in place for you. Else keep living a life in “fools paradise” on this Earth.

  16. Thank you for Sharing your experience. But I have a few doubts. I understand your husband’s 20 years of experience is not valid in Canada but it will be valid in India. Why would you choose to continue your struggle, let your hard earned pool of savings run dry, deal with a harsh climate but not come back to your own country where you can still live with dignity and your chins up?

    I think you haven’t painted the complete picture. There must be something compelling enough for you to stay back in Canada inspite of all odds.

    • Swati – the compelling factor before and after migration is HOPE. People hope that the life would be better for them and if not for them then for their children. This hope lets you take the greatest of the risks and keep you going through the toughest of the time.
      Sometimes the destiny is in your favor and sometimes not, besides big decisions needs big courage also – you don’t just give up and pack your bags to move back.

      • Thanks Rajesh. I said so because I have heard of people who once went to Canada and never came back. So I always thought about what is it that keeps them there.

        One thing I have realised that if you have a job then move to Canada. Don’t move in the hope of a job. Because that is when the harshest jerk is felt when you have to resort to low lying or fresher jobs.

  17. Hello,
    I have a very good job in Dubai.
    Also have a Canadian PR.
    I am planning to take an MBA from a top university in Canada, just got an offer. Please advise if the education and experience would help me get a decent job in Canada.
    The reason to shift is obviously the citizenship factor. I am 31 now, but really sacred to take a decision having read the comments in the post.

    • GK, the age is on your side, but we don’t know about your family obligations. Frankly, if you have a great job in Dubai, you should be very careful before taking any decision. People have their priorities wrong if their aim is only to get the Canadian or US or UK passport. How does the foreign passport help? You may or may never get a decent job after doing your MBA in Canada. Then look at the number of years you will waste. During your study and later in search for the decent job, you will be spending all your savings. So, be careful before you leave your well-paying job in Dubai.

    • GK, Good That you have a well paid Job. FOR NOW! since you are in middle east you already know which direction the wind is blowing here. Expats are increasingly being seen as a burden to the economy (especially the well paid ones!) and you never know when your lifeline will be cut and you will be forced to move back to your Home country-may be India.
      Even if you manage to keep your handsome job – Other issue in Middle east – a major one – Starts when one reaches to its 40s! the kids are all grown up and soon moving out of school – then its a choice between a rock & a hard place. Either Send kids alone(which are still young) for studies to India or Send your wife+Kids to India. Making the family break inevitable.

      I am in exactly the same situation as yours! Do share your thoughts on my reply :)

      • Hi Rajesh,
        You are right there is no job security in Middle East. So Wats ur suggestion, the comments here are terrible about the life in canada?

        • It’s a gamble.. You win some, you loose some. So whether you stay or you go, it will have its pros and cons. It’S all about what you wish to keep and what you are prepared to leave behind.

          Remember whatever has happened to people here may not happen to you. Everyone has distinct experiences.

          In an ideal world, we could design our lives the way we wish but alas! That’s not how it works. So, Plan well, prepare yourself adequately, do your math and then go (or may be stay back).

          Wish you luck!

    • GK, if you get into a top MBA school, then chances are you will be well settled here. You can also try to get a loan from the Government. MBA tuition fees are usually $80 000 for 2 years. Average age of MBA students are 28 so you are close to it. Local qualification will definitely help you to succeed and the advantage you will have is that you get the chance for internship/co-op and if you are good most likely the same company will hire you after you finish, so make sure to land yourself in a good internship program.

  18. Hi Friends i am an immigrant from India now living here for last 10 years. We moved from UAE with our only son.
    So many complaints but still everybody wanna come. I do agree we struggled hard in the start but now well settled. Our son is independent studying and working at the same time that is the value of hard work and time he learnt in Canada , but kids of my friends and cousins of same age in India having so many concerns soecially even after getting degreesthey struggling to find a job.
    Till Today no body asked us what is your caste or religion other than the immigrants from India itself.So where is more racism?
    Only people who can’t make it out are the one who are shouting and if some one give them a chance to come to Canada will be the first one to fly.

    Great Human values , Great People and Great Country to live …if you wanna achieve something you have to work hard and follow the system

    Regards

    • I will advise everyone either to go to US, UK, Australia or New Zealand rather than coming here. Lots of people are definitely coming here without not knowing much or hoping they will make it. Here, the discussion is about not a few but what is happening to the majority of newcomers. India currently stands as No.4 as the most number of billionaires in a country, but that doesn’t mean everyone in India is a Billionaire. As I said before, chances are 20-30% of immigrants only succeed – but that too after a lot of hard work and basically starting your career from scratch and taking years to build it from where you left off in your home country. Of course, I know some Indian people who came here and the next day they had a job because they have relatives here who got them the job. There is no point to immigrate here until unless you have serious problem back home.

      Racism does exist here and no one need to ask your religion or caste. Just by looking at your name or skin color, they know where you came from. Although only good part is that they will not openly express it by passing any racist or stupid comments.

      The problem of jobs is also the same with fresh graduates because government is not able to create jobs and universities are producing graduates both local and foreign more than needed. Yes, there are jobs in small cities or towns and more isolated and the chances of you getting a job there are better. But the question is why will you want to move to Canada if you have to go through all this struggle?

      Lots of factories have been closed down over the years, and Hamilton is the prime example. Once a rich city, it now has half of its population living on Government benefits. The Government has kept the population here satisfied by giving various sorts of benefits instead of creating more jobs.

  19. I am a software developer from Ethiopia. With good skills.
    I have read all of the above and have a good picture now. But what about the IT professionals, specifically developers,
    they should be in need right?

    So do you advice me to migrate to Canada?

    • Alex,

      In my opinion IT anywhere in the world, has the advantage is that it is the same unlike Accounting, Law or Medicine where you have to study locally in order to get your licence. But that being said don’t expect it to be easy here, initially you might get tough time but still worthed. Chances for you are much higher to succeed but remember if you are a managerial level, you still might have to start at entry level here and work your way up the ladder.

      My advice to you:

      A) if you have a Multi-National Corporation (MNC) in your home country that have projects running here then try to get a job there and then get a transfer here and when you here then apply for a PR. I have seen many IT professionals who came like this and applied for a PR and finally citizenship rather than many other who came without a job but as a PR and are struggling to get a job.

      B) If you dont have a MNC that have projects here or can’t get it into one but still really want to come here without a job then my advice to you will will be save as much money as possible, try to finish some world recognized certifications in your field and once you here try big cities as well smaller towns/ cities and after few years once you have the so called “CANADIAN EXPERIENCE” in a small city, then if you want you can move to a big city. And also remember when you here then avoid lease and try to move into sharing. You can search here kijiji.ca for sharing rentals for example near York University. The reason you should avoid lease is because it will make you more flexible to move around Canada as you don’t know where you will get a job. While you are searching for a job in your field try to get what we call “Survival Job” (eg: Cashier, Security Guard or basically any job that takes care of your expenses etc).

      Hope this helps :)

  20. Question about the People in Quebec.

    What are they like? Any significant difference from the cold, cold, shallow, uninteresting, stupid, cold people elsewhere in this anglo-saxon country known as Canada?

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