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    I am shocked by the tiny tiny market of Canada

    I would think that the competition in Canada is harder than in other countries. The competition is made out of the number of applicants per job posting. So you can either see it from the perspective of not having enough jobs or from the perspective of having too many high skilled people for the...
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    Visiting Sister

    As mentioned, with the current situation siblings are not considered immediate family (only parents, spouses and children of a PR/Canadian citizen are considered immediate family). Also, even if siblings were included just coming for a visit will probably count as non-essential travel and you...
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    Looking for experiences from Germans that became dual citizens

    Hi all, I am looking for experiences from people that are German citizens and then went on to become Canadian citizens while keeping their German citizenship (so in short: dual citizens). I am a German citizen and currently a permanent resident in Canada, as time passes the question of...
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    IEC visa and entering with the current COVID situation.

    As far as I know you'll need to present your isolation plans to the border officer. That can be in your own residence or a hotel you booked. If you don't have a place or a sufficient plan they'll designate you to a facility. See here...
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    How to apply for a job from outside Canada if you have PR Visa?

    I got to Canada with a work & holiday visa at first and got an interview while I was still in Germany. The job was posted in a Facebook group and I contacted the job poster directly. I explained my situation, that I'll have a work permit and when I'll be arriving in Canada and then got invited...
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    Can you find a job with one year experience in IT?

    I agree with canuck78, In my opinion AI/Machine Learning/Data Science Developers are very much in demand. If your skills are good you might even have good chances without previous experience. A couple of times I was invited to take pre-interview coding tests where you have to solve a task with a...
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    Can you find a job with one year experience in IT?

    In my opinion you will pretty sure find something eventually, but should be prepared for a period of desperation and unemployment once you arrive in Canada. 1) Having Canadian work experience is important to most employers. If you don't have any, your resume will most likely get overlooked a...
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    Flagpoling for Iranians

    Not sure about Iranian nationals. I am a German national and had an Iranian visa in my passport (so am excluded from the ESTA system and need a US visa from an embassy). I flagpoled about a year ago (April 2019) and didn't have a US visa and it worked out. They had a lot of questions about my...
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    Finding work in Canada from outside for PR holder

    Getting a job from outside Canada is almost impossible. Without a Canadian address and phone number your resume will most likely not even be looked at in 95% of cases if you just apply on LinkedIn or over companies websites. While you're outside of Canada your best bet is to try to make personal...
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    Is education credential needed for PR-holder to find a job?

    I would think that differs based on employer, field of work and your home country. I came from Germany and work in IT and employers did do a background check to verify my German university education. I just needed to show my German degrees and they would check with the university to verify. No...
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    Job hunt strategy - what worked for you?

    Having a precise resume with 1-2 pages is very important. That is what gets a recruiters attention. If you want to do something before landing I would also think getting certifications is the best way there. It's difficult to get into the Canadian market from outside Canada, already applying for...
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    Is 80K CAD annual income in TORONTO enough for the family of 4?

    80k for 4 people is cutting it very close in Toronto. If by "decent lifestyle" you mean living downtown with short commutes in a nice, new, 2 bedroom condo with parking (and having a car to do weekend trips), being able to go out for dinner and/or cinema at least once a week and still be able to...
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    Post-graduate skilled job hunting

    In my opinion you shouldn't be concerned too much about how other people are doing, that just gets you in a bad emotional place. Focus on what you can do to improve yourself. Work on projects for a portfolio to show to employers, try to get certificates (even if it's just from free online...
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    Recruiting Agencies in Canada

    In short: I applied on LinkedIn with the "Easy Apply" function. So I just sent my resume and that caught the attention of the recruiter. In a bit longer: There was another position before with the recruitment agency that I applied for but that didn't work out. Sent my resume on LinkedIn with...
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    Recruiting Agencies in Canada

    As mentioned and also in my experience most recruitment companies are not there to get you a job. They are there to get someone a job so they get their commission. But there are also good ones, I found a permanent position through a recruitment company. Most of the time when I sent my resume to...
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    Find Accomodation in Montreal

    I recently moved from Toronto to Montreal so I'm just through what you have in front of you. I think with 1000$ you should be okay to find a nice 1 bedroom. I'm paying 1500$ for a 2 bedroom in a new condo. But you should be aware that there are fewer openings in apartments, especially around...
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    Do I need to notify OHIP about a temporary address change?

    Hi everyone, My situation is that I am currently living in Toronto with my wife. I am starting a new job in Montreal next week. So I am going from Ontario to Quebec in the long term. But I just booked an Airbnb for the first month in Quebec to be able to look for a permanent apartment to move...
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    Getting Frustrated in Finding a JOB IN CANADA? READ ON! SOME OF MY EXPERIENCE TO MOTIVATE YOU!!

    I would like to share my experience, too. I came to Canada from Germany as a fresh University graduate. I had some work experience from short internships and student assistant jobs I had during my studies, but nothing that would be considered really professional experience. It was frustrating...
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    Which address and contact number to use while applying?

    After arriving in Canada I took part in a post-graduate program in a university where they advised us to not put any address at all in the resume as the employer might use that information to filter your resume out. However, sometimes you have to give an address to be registered in the system...
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    Why don't they hire more people to handle immigration cases?

    Coming from Germany and having some experience there on immigration processes I was actually amazed by how fair and well laid out the Canadian system is. Admittedly, the waiting time bothered me a bit, too. But that is something you know about in advance and can plan accordingly. In Germany...