Dear 54321,54321 said:Hello any and everyone,
Got my COPR in Mar-16 and currently living outside Canada, I have been searching and applying for jobs online in my career (industrial eng.) but so far no good news. In addition, two of my friends returned back from Canada after spending little over a year working what they described as "pointless menial jobs", and before leaving they both had decent experience (one in civil eng. 6+ and the other in mech. eng. 5+). When you read other peoples cases online you may ignore it but these two cases (in my real life - not online) can be a sort of 'wake-up call'. I also gather that companies/employers in Canada tend to ignore applicants who have no Canadian education and work experience. My concern is if there are others with similar experiences and what have they done to overcome such a situation.
I think you have already made up your mind based on 2 negative experiences of your friends, so it is a bit challenging to roll. However i just wanted to add my input here. As all other folks in this thread have mentioned I would do the same thing. When people say Canada , they assume it is cold etc etc etc, but personally i think it is a happy place as far as we are happy and optimistic. And yes it is not easy getting in to a desired position super fast. People do survival jobs to stand by their situations if they do not come prepared with bills till they get in to a decent position. (this may change case to case) It is not true that they will not get a job, considering my case 25 at the time of graduation, did not get the job that i wanted till 9 months. So I went for the survival jobs. Were there is a will there is also a way ! I started to volunteer in an IT company during day time and went to warehouse job during the nights. This fetched me in to the position that i aimed finally at the end. FYI my partner is a civil engineer too. so we both did the same thing. Today i have returned back to home country due to our PGWP expiry and what not did we try to avoid this situation ! it is been a month and we pray for miracle to happen and get back to CANADA so bad that i cannot explain. Unfortunately when i come across posts like this i bang my head and think why were we not given a chance !
This is totally my personal experience no offence. Bottom Line no one can foresee or predict future, if you made up your mind then you should follow your heart because there is always good and bad in everything.
Good luck !