Back again. Work keeps me away more than I would like. A lotta people ask me questions about job prospects for NOC 0631 so I'll just share it on my favourite thread
1) Job Prospects: if internet boards and sites are to be believed then there are a lot of jobs out there in the 631 NOC, you need to keep an open mind. i.e. Senior managers need to be open to junior positions etc.
2) Experience Value: Not a lot, if you have five star experience in an international chain, it might get you some leverage. For eg: the Ritz Carlton will always re hire staff that worked there (hopefully not too long ago), same with the Starwood group (Sheraton, Meridien, Westin, etc.)
3) Salary Ranges: its a very dynamic question - for a rest manager (to make it simple) between 24 to 50k pa. Really depends on the organization.
4) The First Job: This one is a real bi*ch. Everyone wants Canadian experience. Like I mentioned earlier, I got tired of applying online and started walking into hotels trying to meet the F&B manager or GMs and introducing myself, this worked for me!
5) Getting Education certified: I did not get my education certified as this is an unregulated sector. When you arrive here you can deicde for yourself. Do not see the merit in getting it certified in India. "THIS IS NOT THE CASE FOR ALL NOCs"
6) CV / Resume: For heavens sake do some homework and google this.
7) Word of caution: Beware of "desis" trying to hire you to their family run Hilton / Holiday Inn franchise. These hotels are the bottom of the spectrum (Hilton Garden Inn / Holiday Inn Express / Staybridge suites etc) have staff that has no title (head cook and bottle washer type) and they ask you to be a consultant or a contractor so that you're not on their rolls and that means no benefits and they can let you go whenever. Do not join these guys under any circumstances. Better of working free standing restaurants.
Wish you all on this forum the best and lemme know when you guys are arriving. I may not be able to do much but can certainly answer questions and shed some light on a dark winter night .... very poetic eh?