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Mandeepchadha85

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For those living in GTA area, which is the best area around if one wants to avoid too many people from one community? One of the reasons I'm moving to Canada is to experience s new culture and lifestyle. Don't want to be feeling too cosy around my community and restrict myself to the same things. Hope there are no judgements, I'm just saying it the easy I feel.
 
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Banana woman

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For those living in GTA area, which is the best area around if one wants to avoid too many people from one community? One of the reasons I'm moving to Canada is to experience s new culture and lifestyle. Don't want to be feeling too cosy around my community and restrict myself to the same things. Hope there are no judgements, I'm just saying it the easy I feel.
I stay around Vaughan/Richmond Hill area and I love it. It’s very quiet
 

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Very well said. It is not true that just Toronto has tons of jobs and other cities lack jobs
If you ask anyone as to why they are moving to Toronto, the default answer is that their family/friends/relatives/acquaintances live there and even they blindly wanna head to Toronto.

Secondly, some people do not even have any reason but wanna settle down in Toronto by default. So yes, they can enjoy the insanely high cost of living in an excessively overcrowded place.

Regarding jobs, let me give my theory (firsthand experience) here.

Two of my friends work in Vancouver (exact location is Burnaby) as IT admins and although they live at one of the most highly rated cities, they are surprisingly able to save more bucks than their Toronto counterparts.

My sister lives in Montreal and has zero French knowledge. Neither her room companions. Even during this recession, they were able to quickly get back those jobs that they lost and they are really really faring well compared to Torontonians

My uncle's son works at Wipro Calgary and he is just overjoyed by the number of bucks he is able to save in the gorgeous city. Each day has been so heavenly in Calgary according to him. Recently got nominated through the Alberta PNP program.

My other cousin is studying at the University Of Winnipeg and trust me, he is able to save close to an IT engineer in Toronto by just working PT. In Winnipeg, one can save more than 4 times than a dude that strictly wanna go to Toronto

My colleague (who used to work with me during 2016) has gone to Saskatoon through the SINP with the intention to move to Ontario after a year or two. He was awestruck and surprised to see the variety of jobs in such large numbers and he has decided to settle down in Saskatoon. I guess he even bought a house and married an Indian girl too there.

My friend's brother, a Senior Marine Engineer at MAERSK, has got a harbour admin job (intracompany transfer from Mumbai) at Halifax, NS and he tells me the sheer amount of jobs available in that city but still clueless to why no one is really to live in such cities. This is one reason why Nova Scotia too has a successful PNP running and placing people comfortably in Halifax and other cities

So from all my acquaintances, I can say that none of them complained about lack of jobs, none of them had to grapple with Canadian Experience (of course they were strong in their domain, very strong), none of them had to wait for months to grab a job and most importantly, none of them had to commute 2 to 3 hours to work. Every one of them paid very low insurance, low housing/renting cost, more exploring Canada, More high quality shopping, Frequent trips to the US (except my sister) and tons of other benefits

Never say other cities have very limited opportunities. If no one is interested to explore Canada (other than the GTA), it is their wish but never complain that there are less jobs outside Toronto.

Still not sure why Canada is equal to just Toronto for many and not the whole of Canada. :confused:
honestly, no one gave me or the missus any BS about Canadian experience here in Toronto. Living Downtown is more expensive compared to the burbs, but we make enough to afford it pretty easily (remember, no need to buy a car when living and working DT; rent one when you need it), and save a good amount each year. All depends on your situation.

On the subject of Winni and Saska, again personal preference. Didn't like either when I visited em.
 

cansha

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Very well said. It is not true that just Toronto has tons of jobs and other cities lack jobs
If you ask anyone as to why they are moving to Toronto, the default answer is that their family/friends/relatives/acquaintances live there and even they blindly wanna head to Toronto.

Secondly, some people do not even have any reason but wanna settle down in Toronto by default. So yes, they can enjoy the insanely high cost of living in an excessively overcrowded place.

Regarding jobs, let me give my theory (firsthand experience) here.

Two of my friends work in Vancouver (exact location is Burnaby) as IT admins and although they live at one of the most highly rated cities, they are surprisingly able to save more bucks than their Toronto counterparts.

My sister lives in Montreal and has zero French knowledge. Neither her room companions. Even during this recession, they were able to quickly get back those jobs that they lost and they are really really faring well compared to Torontonians

My uncle's son works at Wipro Calgary and he is just overjoyed by the number of bucks he is able to save in the gorgeous city. Each day has been so heavenly in Calgary according to him. Recently got nominated through the Alberta PNP program.

My other cousin is studying at the University Of Winnipeg and trust me, he is able to save close to an IT engineer in Toronto by just working PT. In Winnipeg, one can save more than 4 times than a dude that strictly wanna go to Toronto

My colleague (who used to work with me during 2016) has gone to Saskatoon through the SINP with the intention to move to Ontario after a year or two. He was awestruck and surprised to see the variety of jobs in such large numbers and he has decided to settle down in Saskatoon. I guess he even bought a house and married an Indian girl too there.

My friend's brother, a Senior Marine Engineer at MAERSK, has got a harbour admin job (intracompany transfer from Mumbai) at Halifax, NS and he tells me the sheer amount of jobs available in that city but still clueless to why no one is really to live in such cities. This is one reason why Nova Scotia too has a successful PNP running and placing people comfortably in Halifax and other cities

So from all my acquaintances, I can say that none of them complained about lack of jobs, none of them had to grapple with Canadian Experience (of course they were strong in their domain, very strong), none of them had to wait for months to grab a job and most importantly, none of them had to commute 2 to 3 hours to work. Every one of them paid very low insurance, low housing/renting cost, more exploring Canada, More high quality shopping, Frequent trips to the US (except my sister) and tons of other benefits

Never say other cities have very limited opportunities. If no one is interested to explore Canada (other than the GTA), it is their wish but never complain that there are less jobs outside Toronto.

Still not sure why Canada is equal to just Toronto for many and not the whole of Canada. :confused:
This post is full of observation bias. If you know 5 people who live in different cities of Canada and got jobs and are happy that doesn't mean those cities are better than GTA.

There are numerous examples where people have left those very cities and moved to GTA. It doesn't prove anything. Whether a city is a good choice or not depends on a number of factors and personal preferences.

And for people who want to make a decision do not depend on anecdotal evidence. It is easy to research for jobs in your field. Go to Linkedin or Indeed or any other job portal and filter on location and kind of job and you can compare the number of jobs in a particular field.

At the end of the day any city in Canada is good if you have means to sustain yourself.
 

Timbuktu_14

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This post is full of observation bias. If you know 5 people who live in different cities of Canada and got jobs and are happy that doesn't mean those cities are better than GTA.

There are numerous examples where people have left those very cities and moved to GTA. It doesn't prove anything. Whether a city is a good choice or not depends on a number of factors and personal preferences.

And for people who want to make a decision do not depend on anecdotal evidence. It is easy to research for jobs in your field. Go to Linkedin or Indeed or any other job portal and filter on location and kind of job and you can compare the number of jobs in a particular field.

At the end of the day any city in Canada is good if you have means to sustain yourself.
My thoughts exactly. I know about 5 people doing so well in Ontario and I also have a friend in Manitoba that hasn't gotten a job since he got there last year. Different strokes for different folks.
 

akmh1b

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My thoughts exactly. I know about 5 people doing so well in Ontario and I also have a friend in Manitoba that hasn't gotten a job since he got there last year. Different strokes for different folks.
Before landing in 2019 I had looked up all the major cities in Ontario (I am a Ontario PNP). I had visited Toronto while working on a project in Montreal in 2013 and didn't like it. So I was looking at London, Windsor and worst case Guelph area. Having worked in auto industry in Detroit 2015-2018 I thought I might find something in Windsor. I applied every where in Ontario. During my 8 weeks of job search I interviewed every week including some weeks with multiple interviews I only two interviews got outside Toronto. So finally looking at the entire picture I had a reluctantly accept and offer in Toronto. I live in Pickering and now commute to Toronto for work (30 mins drive). Now having lived for a year Toronto has its perks that's why people move here. Weather is tolerable for most of the year, job mobility is easier, if you are South Asian there is very large contingent so you have easier time assimilating. Brampton and Mississauga are crowded with Desi's if you want more diversity easier commute and look eastwards Durham region (Pickering, ajax, Oshawa)
 

craigb2424

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Hello everyone,
Hoping someone can help me get my head around the GCSM notes I got. Trying to pick the bones out of the 150 pages, I’m waiting for biometrics to open but this is what’s happen so far


Assessments:
Eligibility: Passed
Security:
HIRV:
Criminality: In Progress
Org Crime:
Medical: Passed
Misrepresentation:
Info Sharing: In Progress
Other reqs:
Final:

Recommendation: Recommend Pass A11.2: Appears met R87.1 CEC Minimum Requirements - Appears Met Ready to Finalize RPRF: Complete

Sounds like a good update right? ... although this quote is concerning.
“PA gained points for Canadian Education Transcript Provided edoc diploma not provided” - says I already got the points with just the transcript, but will not giving my diploma be an issue?
 

dkincanada

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Hello everyone,

I have attempted three (3) IELTS general computer delivered exams in Ontario, Canada. I need 8777 bands. I have received the results as follows:

1.) L: 8.5, R: 6.5, W: 6.5, S: 8
2.) L: 8.5, R: 7, W: 6.5, S: 7.5
3.) L: 8.5, R: 8.5, W: 7, S: 6.5

Should i go for revaluation of speaking section in the third exam?
 

yay_321

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Hey everyone, extremely beginner question here, I will be extremely thankful if someone could help me with this:

Do I need a WES for education outside Canada that I have not claimed points for?

I only have one educational credential from outside Canada (1 year diploma), do I need WES for this? I have't claimed/got any points for this 1 year thing. I have included it in the personal history section.

And do I have to submit the transcript for this diploma? I only have the transcript. I don't have the diploma itself. Is this a problem?
 

iam_ij

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Hello everyone,

I have attempted three (3) IELTS general computer delivered exams in Ontario, Canada. I need 8777 bands. I have received the results as follows:

1.) L: 8.5, R: 6.5, W: 6.5, S: 8
2.) L: 8.5, R: 7, W: 6.5, S: 7.5
3.) L: 8.5, R: 8.5, W: 7, S: 6.5

Should i go for revaluation of speaking section in the third exam?
Def go for reval. You either try or you dont. Im sure your score will change
 

iam_ij

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I left Company A for company B and then joined back company A under the same role.

Company A - 25 months
Company B - 6 Months
Company A - 5 Months ongoing

Do i need two different letters from company A? or can they state from which date to which date i worked ?
 
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RoverMover

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My personal opinion: Currently, I'm living in Vancouver. It's a beautiful city but honestly I miss living in GTA. Believe me or not, I heard the same from many of my friends. Before moving to Canada, you may only think of very few reasons, but eventually you'll know why GTA is better. Good luck everyone. I hope to see every aspirant here in Canada. One day we may see each other but can't recognize each other lol.
 
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RavenChen

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Hello everyone,

I have attempted three (3) IELTS general computer delivered exams in Ontario, Canada. I need 8777 bands. I have received the results as follows:

1.) L: 8.5, R: 6.5, W: 6.5, S: 8
2.) L: 8.5, R: 7, W: 6.5, S: 7.5
3.) L: 8.5, R: 8.5, W: 7, S: 6.5

Should i go for revaluation of speaking section in the third exam?
yes, you need to request a remark, I was 8/9/7/6.5(writing), and after the remark, 6.5 turns into 7!
 

zagcollins

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Before landing in 2019 I had looked up all the major cities in Ontario (I am a Ontario PNP). I had visited Toronto while working on a project in Montreal in 2013 and didn't like it. So I was looking at London, Windsor and worst case Guelph area. Having worked in auto industry in Detroit 2015-2018 I thought I might find something in Windsor. I applied every where in Ontario. During my 8 weeks of job search I interviewed every week including some weeks with multiple interviews I only two interviews got outside Toronto. So finally looking at the entire picture I had a reluctantly accept and offer in Toronto. I live in Pickering and now commute to Toronto for work (30 mins drive). Now having lived for a year Toronto has its perks that's why people move here. Weather is tolerable for most of the year, job mobility is easier, if you are South Asian there is very large contingent so you have easier time assimilating. Brampton and Mississauga are crowded with Desi's if you want more diversity easier commute and look eastwards Durham region (Pickering, ajax, Oshawa)
this is true right now. Will become like Brampton and Missi going ahead considering most new desi immigrants who care about affordability and value are moving that side.
 

Timbuktu_14

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I left Company A for company B and then joined back company A under the same role.

Company A - 25 months
Company B - 6 Months
Company A - 5 Months ongoing

Do i need two different letters from company A? or can they state from which date to which date i worked ?
No, you only need one reference letter. Let your reference letter carry the two positions and there start and end date. For the one ongoing, let it state it there as well. You will be fine.
 
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