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Jessyvijay131

Newbie
Apr 29, 2020
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Hi , I am currently living in USA and looking for a job in Canada . I have submitted the express entry request and waiting for the invitation.
I have a banking experience of 8 years in India
Can some one help me please
 

tapperb

Champion Member
Jan 10, 2020
1,291
420
Hi , I am currently living in USA and looking for a job in Canada . I have submitted the express entry request and waiting for the invitation.
I have a banking experience of 8 years in India
Can some one help me please
Help you how? If you're looking for a job in finance with your profile, I hate to break it to you but unless you know the CEO or a C-suite employee, you're not going to get hired.
 

zabrodov

Hero Member
Sep 19, 2018
552
287
Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Montreal
NOC Code......
4163
App. Filed.......
11-11-2018
AOR Received.
11-11-2018
File Transfer...
24-01-2019
Passport Req..
02-08-2019
LANDED..........
02-09-2019
I shifted to Canada in December 2019. And since then I have applied to more than 500+ jobs, but couldn't find any job.
Does Government of Canada have any assistance available for those people???
It sucks but it's the reality. You will find a job but you might want to see beyond your city.

I moved to Canada in September. I have a US MBA, Russian and US work experience, I have another Master's degree aside from MBA but I just couldn't find any job. Of course there were survival jobs but I wanted to find something better that would suit my experience and skills.
My US job was done in October and, starting from October I couldn't find anything. I did move to Ottawa though. I've never lived in Toronto and I think that I had moved to Toronto, I would have found the job quicker, but the cost of living in the city is just unreasonable. However, Ottawa, despite being cheaper, has very few job opportunities as most of the jobs are in the government.

I applied for jobs and I networked. I went to staffing firms and applied to various government support programs that help you find employment.

Eventually, at a Christmas party where I was invited, I met a person who thought that I would be a good fit for a position in the Federal Government. Then I got kind of a verbal offer in the beginning of January.

Then the process took nearly 3 months to start, then in the middle of the security clearance the Government just closed and I was left with total uncertainty of what's gonna be next. After days of one way communication, I was finally able to get some response on my file. And finally, a couple of days ago I received the job offer, which I immediately signed.

I totally see how you can get frustrated. Canada is way tougher and Canadians just don't care about your education and experience if they are not obtained in Canada. You have to try to do things beyond just applying. Make friends, network. You never know where it's going to happen.

I would have never got the job if hadn't met an airbnb host at a place I was renting. That host wouldn't have invited me to her Christmas party and the whole process would not have started. A lot of this is luck. But you have to do more to create a space for luck to happen.


Also, on the practical side, you might want to move somewhere where the rent is cheaper, so that you could sustain longer. Good luck!
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
65,325
9,088
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
Hi , I am currently living in USA and looking for a job in Canada . I have submitted the express entry request and waiting for the invitation.
I have a banking experience of 8 years in India
Can some one help me please
Unfortunately there's pretty much no chance of finding a job in Canada before you are a PR. Focus on getting PR first (without having a job offer). Then look for a job once you are a PR.
 

tapperb

Champion Member
Jan 10, 2020
1,291
420
It sucks but it's the reality. You will find a job but you might want to see beyond your city.

I moved to Canada in September. I have a US MBA, Russian and US work experience, I have another Master's degree aside from MBA but I just couldn't find any job. Of course there were survival jobs but I wanted to find something better that would suit my experience and skills.
My US job was done in October and, starting from October I couldn't find anything. I did move to Ottawa though. I've never lived in Toronto and I think that I had moved to Toronto, I would have found the job quicker, but the cost of living in the city is just unreasonable. However, Ottawa, despite being cheaper, has very few job opportunities as most of the jobs are in the government.

I applied for jobs and I networked. I went to staffing firms and applied to various government support programs that help you find employment.

Eventually, at a Christmas party where I was invited, I met a person who thought that I would be a good fit for a position in the Federal Government. Then I got kind of a verbal offer in the beginning of January.

Then the process took nearly 3 months to start, then in the middle of the security clearance the Government just closed and I was left with total uncertainty of what's gonna be next. After days of one way communication, I was finally able to get some response on my file. And finally, a couple of days ago I received the job offer, which I immediately signed.

I totally see how you can get frustrated. Canada is way tougher and Canadians just don't care about your education and experience if they are not obtained in Canada. You have to try to do things beyond just applying. Make friends, network. You never know where it's going to happen.

I would have never got the job if hadn't met an airbnb host at a place I was renting. That host wouldn't have invited me to her Christmas party and the whole process would not have started. A lot of this is luck. But you have to do more to create a space for luck to happen.


Also, on the practical side, you might want to move somewhere where the rent is cheaper, so that you could sustain longer. Good luck!
Wholesome story, thanks for sharing. Networking at it's best.
 

RT8

Full Member
Jan 30, 2020
43
21
maybe share what type of work or specialisation you have
Hey, I just wanted a general idea. I read a couple posts above where people from various fields said they had difficulty finding a job. So i was wondering in general if things are better now job wise.