Nice to hear from you, thanks very much, finally its our time))))
How are you? hows your family? have u settled in ok?
Please share your experience, where did you land? how did you get a job? where do you live? did you get childcare, schools....?
My husband did CIIP course yesterday, and they mentioned Wayne Joyce (Cappuccino) as example of successful immigrant )))
Its nice hearing from old folks in this forum. I am happy for the progress so far for your family.
We are doing well. We live in Brampton, Ontario (not far from Toronto).
On arrival, we spent almost 2 months with relations and they were nice to us.
The only problem was I did not get the right information to kick start my job search. I have background in finance and investment in the UK. The banking and financial services in Canada are totally different from what is obtainable in UK. It took me about 3 months to get the full details of the provincial and industry regulations in finance. I had to take some exams in order to get my licenses.
I have done four exams for far (3 in insurance and 1 in investment). I did the investment exams this week and hoping to get my result next week.
Though I am not working at the moment, I am already in talk with a bank pending the result of my investment exams which is becoming a benchmark in the banking industry (my opinion).
As per CIIP, I did not find them very useful on arrival on the issue of getting professional jobs. They referred me to an immigrant centre for a 4 months course but I had to pull out as the course was mainly for clerical (junior) positions. They had no idea of what I needed to get my financial licenses. They tried to help anyway.
I think Wayne got a job with the help of lady Cougar's husband. To be honest, CIIP information is relevant just that
they could not give me information I needed for my profession.
My advice: search the regulatory requirements (if any) of your job in the province you intend to land. If I had done that, I would have finished my exams around march and be working by now.
Also bring as much funds as you can. Things are expensive here particularly if you have a family.
You can PM me for any further info.
I wish everyone good luck.