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rawdah

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kumars.aman said:
Good to see a Calgary group.

I am planning to land in March End or April 1st Week.

Will get passport back with Visa by next 5 days max,


Thanks
All the best for smooth transition.
 
 

farhansk

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hi to all...this thread is really informative for people willing to settle in calgary....i am also planning to settle in calgary....my concern is the job market there....since oil pricing are going down the situation does not seem good there but i would still want to know is there any scope for social media marketing or digital marketing out there....are jobs available in these sectors...please anybody has any idea on this....your replies would be highly appreciated as i would like to land at a place where i can get jobs in my field....thanks alot
 

belle_mx

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kumars.aman said:
Good to see a Calgary group.

I am planning to land in March End or April 1st Week.

Will get passport back with Visa by next 5 days max,


Thanks

Congratulations! Please keep us informed about the job hunt, because that is the main concern of many of us thinking about moving to Calgary. As I see your noc you wouldn't have issues getting a job but please keep us informed.
 

kitchie

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So it is still a better option to settle in Calgary than in any other parts of Canada?
 

mehuna

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rawdah said:
Good decision :D
Hi there.

I have applied for immigration and planning to go Alberta if get visa.Can you pls share your experience there???

Pls note we have no acquaintance there. BTW have you got job by now??? You know it is the main concern for any immigrant.
 
 

steaky

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kitchie said:
So it is still a better option to settle in Calgary than in any other parts of Canada?
It just depends.

For me, Calgary is too dry and too much snow. I prefer Vancouver.
 

oscartan

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steaky said:
It just depends.

For me, Calgary is too dry and too much snow. I prefer Vancouver.
What do you mean when you say "dry"? Also, I think it may depend on one's profession. Where Vancouver, I heard has the highest cost of living in Canada, and good for people in hospitality industry.
 

steaky

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oscartan said:
What do you mean when you say "dry"? Also, I think it may depend on one's profession. Where Vancouver, I heard has the highest cost of living in Canada, and good for people in hospitality industry.
Dry = Lack of humidity.
 
 

cusoonCA

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I'm planning to move to Calgary also. If granted the visa, do we need to take
another course there to land in a good job? thanks
 

rawdah

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cusoonCA said:
I'm planning to move to Calgary also. If granted the visa, do we need to take
another course there to land in a good job? thanks
It is better to take a course / program if you are not getting job in your desired field.

You may contact immigrant serving agencies for the suitable program or can take up a course in college / polytechnic.
 

dmac11

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rawdah said:
It is better to take a course / program if you are not getting job in your desired field.

You may contact immigrant serving agencies for the suitable program or can take up a course in college / polytechnic.
Hi rawdah,

as per immigrant serving agencies, they assist you in getting a course/program to take. Does this mean the courses is offered by them as government paid (either free or low cost)? or still they will lead you to a good college/polytechnic to do so. They only give advises i assumed?
 

rawdah

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dmac11 said:
Hi rawdah,

as per immigrant serving agencies, they assist you in getting a course/program to take. Does this mean the courses is offered by them as government paid (either free or low cost)? or still they will lead you to a good college/polytechnic to do so. They only give advises i assumed?
The programs that they offer are mostly free. You have to meet the counselor and register with them. They will guide you for suitable programs as per your international experience if it is available with them. There may be 3 to 6 months waiting period to apply in programs. Also you have to meet certain eligibility criteria set by them to get admission.
 
 

atifhassankhan

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sweetypal said:
Mbaka!
useful and systematic information provided by you. I m coming to calgary on 29th. Was ur first home furnished? How helpful are settlement agencies for newcomers? I m also coming in NE and I am worried about kids schooling, How did you get prior appointment for school interview?

Sweetypal
HI Dear Sweetypal

i am in calgary for last 1.3 years in NE area. a friend of mine just got his two bed room basement vacated, which is fully furnished. if u need any details i can send u his contact. u may also negotiate picking up from airport depending on ur time of landing and his job.
thanks
atif