Would think your AI skills would be more in demand than anything. Would be looking at jobs in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo. Getting your first job as an immigrant or relatively new graduate is always a bit challenging. You may need to prove that you have the skills necessary unless you graduated from a well known school in the IT community. You may need to take a more junior level job that you expected to get some a Canadian experience. Would consider getting into a company where there is room for growth once you prove yourself.Thanks a lot for an excellent write up. Also, what a coincidence that I am also from a related field, Natural Language Processing, so I think I could ask a little bit more information. I am interested in getting a job like an AI developer but I am not sure how is that in demand in Canada. So lately, I have decided to take up some web development by learning and creating some portfolio to show.
So you said, you got a real job after an internship, but did your portfolio or past work also matter? If yes, what was it.
Also, I am sure you have met/seen many immigrants with IT background, so how would you say, how long does it take on average for an immigrant with an IT masters? Which field is in more demand and/or does previous experience in one's own country matter.
In addition, I have seen your answer regarding getting an online Canadian certification before arrival as a first preparation. Which specific certification would you recommend?
Sorry, there are many questions I have asked, but I hope this can help others too.
You've got to be kidding me. Same salary? Even a meagre 70k pa is more than double the senior IT guys in india make.In general with good IT skills you can find a job in Canada relatively easily. Whether it makes sense to immigrate to Canada is a different story. We have seen examples of people from places like India being offered the same salaries with significantly lower cost of living and taxes.
No there have been comparable salaries for more senior level IT people in the big tech companies like google, Facebook, etc. Now setting up large campuses in India.You've got to be kidding me. Same salary? Even a meagre 70k pa is more than double the senior IT guys in india make.