I am also registered architect in the philippines with 5 years in experience in drafting and design, I know how to use latest drawing softwares like autocad, 3d max, sketchup, revit, photoshop,
but like everyone said even if we had the skills or experience, employers always select canadians because the level of education and work process here is higher,
we cannot practice our profession here unless we take the long process of licensing and it will cost equivalent or more of our show money.
my target is to find work as Architectural Draftsman, btw there are many definitions of draftsman here in canada, you should know that, like drafting technician, technologist, etc.
I also having a hard time looking for job because our profession a difficult trade,
try to look for survival jobs and upgrade your skills like going to trainings w/ certifications that would help your credentials more effective to find job.
regards and good luck!!
wow thanks for the insight...we are landing soon..may God bless us!