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Yea...nice addition, that's just the spirit!nthompson said:Hello guys,
All I can say is WOW alot of positive but more negative posts then positive.
Firstly I would like to say is if anyone is reading these post please ignore all the negative ones as everyone is different you can't " knock it until you try it" as one person might immigrate to Canada and land a decent job or even a dream job but then that bad apple might immigrate to Canada expecting to find a dream job in a matter of months and have no luck.
I'm also gonna be a new immigrate in Canada as me and my wife have both given in our notices and will be moving to Toronto in the next 2 months. I might be a lucky one or I might not be who knows I'm my own person and I will work 10x harder as I did in the Uk then I will be in Canada. They say its all about networking so while I've been planning my move I've been networking with companies on LinkedIn and even attended the Canadalive show to network with a few recruiters which I got positive feedback from but until I sign a contract it means nothing.
Alot of my wifes family works in the IT which is the field I'm in now 1 is CEO at Rogers, another is Acting Manager for Fujitsu and another works in York University etc. Yes they tell me once I land there they will sort me out but until I sign a contract it means "Nothing".
Guys please please please network with as much Canadians as possible before you move I've even emailed companies directly seeking advice not asking for a "Job" You be surprised how much replies you will get as they seem very helpful in helping you out then telling you that they have a job. I even got a positive reply from the LCBO Board and have had constant conversations with the Manager. Guys don't bother applying for jobs if your not already in the country just email the companies and recruiters directly seeking advice use them as your links and networks.
Everyone has a chance to make it even if you want to work for Moxie's email them directly; example "Dear Sir/Madam I will be relocating to Canada from the UK. I have attached my resume to this email. I have read a lot of really good job adverts you have had in the past few months. I would really appreciate any tips or advice which can help with my career move to Toronto" Thats just a example on emailing companies directly.
In my experience doing this I've had 95% replies from major companies even school boards with positive replies, but what I have noticed is that recruiters RARELY reply like 1/10 will reply as they only care about if your already living in the country etc as they get paid by commission and them giving you advice or information does not benefit them so be prepared to be ignored by most of them.
I really do hope I land my dream job my wife is already on the TDSB board for teaching and I will be making this job hunt my fall time thing.
My last bit of advice is you need CHARISMA and I mean like even recruiters like to see people full of energy, keep smiling heads up come across confident direct eye contact and everyone likes a laugh. If your naturally a peoples person you will know what I mean as random people will just approach you without even knowing you because they get that positive aura from you....
But if your that bad apple they will spot that from a mile away, professionals can easily spot that as even the way you stand not alone if your smiling but how you come across is a MUST. If anyone is getting doubts about the above post Don't you are your own person no one makes you as you make yourself. Keep your head up and stay focused I do hope we all make it and find what we dream to have.
And I really dislike it when people state the point "Where immigrants" Know the history in Canada before you move there as every single person living in Canada is a "Immigrant" Not like the UK where as the white British is considered a resident and not a immigrant but a white Canadian is considered a Immigrant.
If you feel that I'm talking rubbish then I do apologize and you can totally ignore my post. But if you feel this has motivated you I'm happy it did as I only see good things about Canada and think everyone has a chance to start a good job if they give it 100%.
If anyone in here gets lucky and has a story to tell please say as I know 1000's of people read these post but never reply like myself until I sadly saw people getting demotivated by the negative posts.
If I land a nice job I will be more then happy to share my experience and if I could help someone who is helping themselves find a job I will be more then happy to as its all about "Networking".