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Posted 09 November 2011 - 07:10 AM

Sorry, I don't have that info.

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QUOTE(moiself78 @ Nov 8 2011, 01:56 PM)
I'm currently in Edmonton but looking for an employer who could arrange a employment letter for me so that I could arrange for an agent to do the rest of the paperwork for my work permit.

Do you know of any sources which I could look into for an employer to arrange for an employment letter?

Thanks and regards,
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:56 AM

I'm currently in Edmonton but looking for an employer who could arrange a employment letter for me so that I could arrange for an agent to do the rest of the paperwork for my work permit.

Do you know of any sources which I could look into for an employer to arrange for an employment letter?

Thanks and regards,
Agnes

QUOTE(tehtarik @ Aug 14 2010, 06:14 AM)
How long have you been in Canada? How come you haven't left Canada yet?
p.s. don't call me bro.



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Posted 03 September 2011 - 01:17 AM

Hi,

I'm new here. I'm looking to migrant to Edmonton Canada. I would like to go there by start working there. I have done a lot of resources and under that I could apply a Temporary Resident Visa but I'm less than 2 weeks to leave Singapore. as I understand from cic.gc.ca that their response will get back around 30 days.

Are the chances high if I'm holding a diploma not a Degree? though i have more than 10 years experieces in different industry. So, its like I'm too late for that.

Could I use my passport to apply for an Temporary Resident Visa instead of extending one there? (since Singaporean doesn't need to apply a visa to enter Canada). What is the outcomes if I'm a overstayer?

Please advise.

Thanks,
Agnes

QUOTE(wliucat @ May 28 2010, 09:43 PM)
Hi,

This is my 8th year living in Toronto, Canada. While I can't speak for everybody, I can share my personal experience.

Toronto is an extremely multi-cultural city and I had never experienced any sorts of racism. I am sure victims of racism exists. But the cause of why that happened to the individual may possibly have to do with the individual themselves as well. When we move to a new city, we should adapt to the new city's culture and environment and not expect the city to adapt to the culture and environment of where we came from.

The immigration laws are opening up a lot as new immigrant contributions to Canada are significant to the economy.

I came to Toronto by myself as a student initially - I had no connections in Toronto and initially found it very difficult. It is true, most organizations want Canadian experience prior to giving you a job. But there are many start-up firms (smaller local firms in the IT, media industry) that are willing to hire foreigners.

All I have to say is - anything is possible if you have the right attitude and if you put your ego and pride aside. Willing to start from scratch and build the blocks step by step. It wouldn't be long at all before you get to where you are.

Everywhere we go, or what we do, things are eventually going to be difficult. We can't run away from it.
But if you are wondering if it is possible to make a good life migrating to Canada - the answer is yes.

There will be people with bad attitude (like anywhere else), just accept them and not let them get to you.
surround yourself with supportive, positive people. And you will get there.

To find a job in Canada - best thing to do is to set up your profile on LinkedIn.com and also bust up your networking activities smile.gif

The Canada embassy can help a lot as well.

Hope this helps.
Toronto is also a very safe city. I am a typical 25 year old single woman and have no troubles at all.
Housing in the Toronto and the Greater Toronto area can range starting from CAD$200,000K.
All depends on location. Of course, in the downtown region, you are probably looking at starting rate of CAD$300,000 for a 600sq ft condo with high maintenance fees.

But Rentals are available, you can find something as low as CAD$800 per month for an apartment. For a downtown condo you are looking at about$1250 per month for a bachelor or one bedroom.

If you don't mind being in the suburban area (which I personally prefer). Beautiful places where a lot of Torontonians live are - Oakville, Mississauga, Pickering, Ajax, Richmond Hill (Alot of Asian people here though), Markham (alot of Asian people here - I don't quite like this place).
I agree - Toronto is biting cold. It takes awhile to get used to it. Personally, I used to love the cold, until 3 years later. I learned how to appreciate Singapore weather.
That said, I think in Vancouver the weather is much better - though I am not sure about the living standards there.

Search for Toronto jobs through places like:
www.monster.ca
www.workopolis.ca
www.linkedin.com
Those are generic places. If you are from a certain industry, you might want to look up associations and ask the folks there on where you can find jobs. People in Canada are so friendly, they will help you out. smile.gif



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Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:34 PM

Hi,

I'm new here. I'm looking to migrant to Edmonton Canada. I would like to go there by start working there. I have done a lot of resources and under that I could apply a Temporary Resident Visa but I'm less than 2 weeks to leave Singapore. as I understand from cic.gc.ca that their response will get back around 30 days.

Are the chances high if I'm holding a diploma not a Degree? though i have more than 10 years experieces in different industry. So, its like I'm too late for that.

Could I use my passport to apply for an Temporary Resident Visa instead of extending one there? (since Singaporean doesn't need to apply a visa to enter Canada). What is the outcomes if I'm a overstayer?

Please advise.

Thanks,
Agnes

QUOTE(wliucat @ May 28 2010, 09:43 PM)
Hi,

This is my 8th year living in Toronto, Canada. While I can't speak for everybody, I can share my personal experience.

Toronto is an extremely multi-cultural city and I had never experienced any sorts of racism. I am sure victims of racism exists. But the cause of why that happened to the individual may possibly have to do with the individual themselves as well. When we move to a new city, we should adapt to the new city's culture and environment and not expect the city to adapt to the culture and environment of where we came from.

The immigration laws are opening up a lot as new immigrant contributions to Canada are significant to the economy.

I came to Toronto by myself as a student initially - I had no connections in Toronto and initially found it very difficult. It is true, most organizations want Canadian experience prior to giving you a job. But there are many start-up firms (smaller local firms in the IT, media industry) that are willing to hire foreigners.

All I have to say is - anything is possible if you have the right attitude and if you put your ego and pride aside. Willing to start from scratch and build the blocks step by step. It wouldn't be long at all before you get to where you are.

Everywhere we go, or what we do, things are eventually going to be difficult. We can't run away from it.
But if you are wondering if it is possible to make a good life migrating to Canada - the answer is yes.

There will be people with bad attitude (like anywhere else), just accept them and not let them get to you.
surround yourself with supportive, positive people. And you will get there.

To find a job in Canada - best thing to do is to set up your profile on LinkedIn.com and also bust up your networking activities smile.gif

The Canada embassy can help a lot as well.

Hope this helps.
Toronto is also a very safe city. I am a typical 25 year old single woman and have no troubles at all.
Housing in the Toronto and the Greater Toronto area can range starting from CAD$200,000K.
All depends on location. Of course, in the downtown region, you are probably looking at starting rate of CAD$300,000 for a 600sq ft condo with high maintenance fees.

But Rentals are available, you can find something as low as CAD$800 per month for an apartment. For a downtown condo you are looking at about$1250 per month for a bachelor or one bedroom.

If you don't mind being in the suburban area (which I personally prefer). Beautiful places where a lot of Torontonians live are - Oakville, Mississauga, Pickering, Ajax, Richmond Hill (Alot of Asian people here though), Markham (alot of Asian people here - I don't quite like this place).
I agree - Toronto is biting cold. It takes awhile to get used to it. Personally, I used to love the cold, until 3 years later. I learned how to appreciate Singapore weather.
That said, I think in Vancouver the weather is much better - though I am not sure about the living standards there.

Search for Toronto jobs through places like:
www.monster.ca
www.workopolis.ca
www.linkedin.com
Those are generic places. If you are from a certain industry, you might want to look up associations and ask the folks there on where you can find jobs. People in Canada are so friendly, they will help you out. smile.gif



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Posted 30 August 2011 - 04:04 AM

Could I check how long a period do you take to get the job in Saskatchewan?

Hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks,
Agnes

QUOTE(Ivory Moose @ Mar 4 2010, 12:31 AM)
I have been absent from this forum for a long time. I should respond to this thread.

I arrived in Toronto in 2004 as landed immigrant. I had a good job in Singapore. I was not able to find work, hundreds of application and not even 1 response. With help from ex-classmates and friends in Saskatchewan Canada, I did find work that is in line with my own profession. I've been working in Saskatoon for almost 5 years. I'm paid and treated like a Canadian. My salary is much higher now than it was in Singapore and my portfolio has expanded and improved. It is now a lot more impressive than before. I am a lot stronger and resilient than before.

Having said that, it's not a bed of roses. The glass ceiling is everywhere. Racism and hostility against minority race can be felt at times and it can be very real. It's pointless avoiding or denying this. As long as you are not in your country of origin, this will happen. As long as you depend on others for employment (not a business owner), there is a glass ceiling.

Canada is a large country, not just Toronto and Vancouver. If these places do not offer the jobs you want, be open to places like Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Maritimes and The North. Canada has 10 provinces and 3 Territories, every inch of this land IS CANADA. You must know where the opportunities are, where the cheese is. It also depends on your personality, aspirations and goals.

Canada imposes universal tax on worldwide income for both PR and Citizen residents. I mention this because the thread opener "space2000" said he intends to rent his Singapore apartment out while he move to Canada.

While the information in NOT CANADA website is true, it may not apply to everybody. It depends on how you navigate this system and your personality. Nobody can chart a path for you. Each individual path is unique, there is no standard model answer. A very long journey, requiring determination, not for the faint hearted, risk is involved. Many have failed but many have succeeded.



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Posted 14 August 2010 - 06:14 AM

How long have you been in Canada? How come you haven't left Canada yet?
p.s. don't call me bro.
QUOTE(SOMASUNDARAM KAMALNATHAN @ May 29 2010, 07:09 AM)
Bro,

Singapore GDP is now much higher than Canada and US. When i come here Canada was high. now no more.
Singapore beat them all! Singapore had a 3x increase in economy in last year. 2 best place to do business. a tax free place.

Canadians will get only 47 cents after paying taxes for each dollar. EHealth care money taken out by Canadian government high ranking officers illegally big time. increasing crime rates, Toronto every day killings & shooting, drugs and marvana. the police and security is no where compare to Singapore. its woes than Malaysia, they just work for government to get the benefits.

its a British prisoner place any way, Quebec is fighting back due to Canadian British resists, they want to go separate. Even they throw eggs at princess Charles last year. i don't thing England Queen will be able to go to Quebec at all, unless she want to get some omelets for cooking. Quebec is part of Canada, but if you talk in English in Quebec they will not answer at all. its better to talk any other language there other than English smile.gif that is Canada.

if you have time go to www.notcanada.com web site they will tell more about it.



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Posted 29 May 2010 - 05:09 AM

Bro,

Singapore GDP is now much higher than Canada and US. When i come here Canada was high. now no more.
Singapore beat them all! Singapore had a 3x increase in economy in last year. 2 best place to do business. a tax free place.

Canadians will get only 47 cents after paying taxes for each dollar. EHealth care money taken out by Canadian government high ranking officers illegally big time. increasing crime rates, Toronto every day killings & shooting, drugs and marvana. the police and security is no where compare to Singapore. its woes than Malaysia, they just work for government to get the benefits.

its a British prisoner place any way, Quebec is fighting back due to Canadian British resists, they want to go separate. Even they throw eggs at princess Charles last year. i don't thing England Queen will be able to go to Quebec at all, unless she want to get some omelets for cooking. Quebec is part of Canada, but if you talk in English in Quebec they will not answer at all. its better to talk any other language there other than English smile.gif that is Canada.

if you have time go to www.notcanada.com web site they will tell more about it.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 09:43 PM

Hi,

This is my 8th year living in Toronto, Canada. While I can't speak for everybody, I can share my personal experience.

Toronto is an extremely multi-cultural city and I had never experienced any sorts of racism. I am sure victims of racism exists. But the cause of why that happened to the individual may possibly have to do with the individual themselves as well. When we move to a new city, we should adapt to the new city's culture and environment and not expect the city to adapt to the culture and environment of where we came from.

The immigration laws are opening up a lot as new immigrant contributions to Canada are significant to the economy.

I came to Toronto by myself as a student initially - I had no connections in Toronto and initially found it very difficult. It is true, most organizations want Canadian experience prior to giving you a job. But there are many start-up firms (smaller local firms in the IT, media industry) that are willing to hire foreigners.

All I have to say is - anything is possible if you have the right attitude and if you put your ego and pride aside. Willing to start from scratch and build the blocks step by step. It wouldn't be long at all before you get to where you are.

Everywhere we go, or what we do, things are eventually going to be difficult. We can't run away from it.
But if you are wondering if it is possible to make a good life migrating to Canada - the answer is yes.

There will be people with bad attitude (like anywhere else), just accept them and not let them get to you.
surround yourself with supportive, positive people. And you will get there.

To find a job in Canada - best thing to do is to set up your profile on LinkedIn.com and also bust up your networking activities smile.gif

The Canada embassy can help a lot as well.

Hope this helps.

QUOTE(space2000 @ Aug 15 2008, 06:27 AM)
Hi,

I am new in this forum. I want to know about migrating to Canada. Is it easy for Singaporean to migrate to Canada? Does it require degree in skill? I don’t have degree. I am working as an accountant executive for 4 years. how can i migrate to canada?



Toronto is also a very safe city. I am a typical 25 year old single woman and have no troubles at all.
Housing in the Toronto and the Greater Toronto area can range starting from CAD$200,000K.
All depends on location. Of course, in the downtown region, you are probably looking at starting rate of CAD$300,000 for a 600sq ft condo with high maintenance fees.

But Rentals are available, you can find something as low as CAD$800 per month for an apartment. For a downtown condo you are looking at about$1250 per month for a bachelor or one bedroom.

If you don't mind being in the suburban area (which I personally prefer). Beautiful places where a lot of Torontonians live are - Oakville, Mississauga, Pickering, Ajax, Richmond Hill (Alot of Asian people here though), Markham (alot of Asian people here - I don't quite like this place).




I agree - Toronto is biting cold. It takes awhile to get used to it. Personally, I used to love the cold, until 3 years later. I learned how to appreciate Singapore weather.
That said, I think in Vancouver the weather is much better - though I am not sure about the living standards there.

Search for Toronto jobs through places like:
www.monster.ca
www.workopolis.ca
www.linkedin.com


Those are generic places. If you are from a certain industry, you might want to look up associations and ask the folks there on where you can find jobs. People in Canada are so friendly, they will help you out. smile.gif

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 03:38 AM

QUOTE(pentel @ Apr 11 2010, 01:15 PM) View Post

I want to add on by saying that the comments made by Ivory Moose and SOMASUNDARAM KAMALNATHAN are true and that finding success in Canada depends on luck.

The specific challenges here for the new immigrant are:

- Finding work in own field is tough, may have to end up doing minimum wage job as a labourer in a warehouse, MacDonald's crew etc

- Racism is still alive in Canada, The neo-n_a_z_i_s have been active in Calgary and Vancouver

- Housing costs in major cities like Vancouver and Toronto is out of reach for the ordinary Canadian. A house now costs almost $1 million dollars in Vancouver

- Gun violence on the rise in major cities like Vancouver, Toronto or Edmonton

- Canada is biting cold, so cold that you want the heat and humidity in Singapore

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Well said pentel, add to pentel's comment ,Currently Canada's unemployed rate is 2 digits, thats means more than 10%. For a new comer, it will be night mare here.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 02:15 AM

I want to add on by saying that the comments made by Ivory Moose and SOMASUNDARAM KAMALNATHAN are true and that finding success in Canada depends on luck.

The specific challenges here for the new immigrant are:

- Finding work in own field is tough, may have to end up doing minimum wage job as a labourer in a warehouse, MacDonald's crew etc

- Racism is still alive in Canada, The neo-n_a_z_i_s have been active in Calgary and Vancouver

- Housing costs in major cities like Vancouver and Toronto is out of reach for the ordinary Canadian. A house now costs almost $1 million dollars in Vancouver

- Gun violence on the rise in major cities like Vancouver, Toronto or Edmonton

- Canada is biting cold, so cold that you want the heat and humidity in Singapore

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:31 AM

I have been absent from this forum for a long time. I should respond to this thread.

I arrived in Toronto in 2004 as landed immigrant. I had a good job in Singapore. I was not able to find work, hundreds of application and not even 1 response. With help from ex-classmates and friends in Saskatchewan Canada, I did find work that is in line with my own profession. I've been working in Saskatoon for almost 5 years. I'm paid and treated like a Canadian. My salary is much higher now than it was in Singapore and my portfolio has expanded and improved. It is now a lot more impressive than before. I am a lot stronger and resilient than before.

Having said that, it's not a bed of roses. The glass ceiling is everywhere. Racism and hostility against minority race can be felt at times and it can be very real. It's pointless avoiding or denying this. As long as you are not in your country of origin, this will happen. As long as you depend on others for employment (not a business owner), there is a glass ceiling.

Canada is a large country, not just Toronto and Vancouver. If these places do not offer the jobs you want, be open to places like Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Maritimes and The North. Canada has 10 provinces and 3 Territories, every inch of this land IS CANADA. You must know where the opportunities are, where the cheese is. It also depends on your personality, aspirations and goals.

Canada imposes universal tax on worldwide income for both PR and Citizen residents. I mention this because the thread opener "space2000" said he intends to rent his Singapore apartment out while he move to Canada.

While the information in NOT CANADA website is true, it may not apply to everybody. It depends on how you navigate this system and your personality. Nobody can chart a path for you. Each individual path is unique, there is no standard model answer. A very long journey, requiring determination, not for the faint hearted, risk is involved. Many have failed but many have succeeded.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 01:43 AM

QUOTE(space2000 @ Aug 14 2008, 05:27 PM) View Post

Hi,

I am new in this forum. I want to know about migrating to Canada. Is it easy for Singaporean to migrate to Canada? Does it require degree in skill? I don’t have degree. I am working as an accountant executive for 4 years. how can i migrate to canada?


try http://www.notcanada.com and if you still like it. then you can proceed.


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Posted 07 November 2008 - 02:26 AM

QUOTE(albellee @ Aug 21 2008, 10:43 AM) View Post

Great advice from OS already here. Singaporeans are highly respected for the good command of English despite our Singlish accent.

Canadian experience is certainly a prerequisite to secure a job. Undergoing the preparation through government aided charitable organizations such as S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Mosaic and others established to help new immigrants in work related training and job search at minimal cost could be of great help.

Volunteerism is part and parcel of Canadian way of life and it could be considered a good testimony of Canadian experience. Alternatively, taking up a survival job is also good for nobody cares what job you do here. You may be somebody back home but over here you must be prepared to be nobody so that you could build your way up. The key is to reach out and be part of the larger community here.

Good luck and best wishes for your transition. If you are planning to settle in Vancouver, I shall be most delighted to establish contact with you.

Warmest Regards,


Please visit http://www.notcanada.com to see the true situation in Canada.
Singapore is much better than Canada.
enjoy the goodness of Singapore before you lose it.... and do not lose it smile.gif thanks kamalnathan

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 11:52 AM

Check out the Immigration and Citizenship Canada website for details: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 02:32 PM

Hi,

I don’t need to rely on job at the beginning. I have stable income from Singapore as I can rent out my house. I just want to get P.R there. As I said earlier, I don’t have degree, how can I migrate there? I have finished my diploma in computer and accounting. Currently I am working as an accountant. I am working more then 4 years.

Is this will enough for applying immigrant visa?



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Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:43 PM

Great advice from OS already here. Singaporeans are highly respected for the good command of English despite our Singlish accent.

Canadian experience is certainly a prerequisite to secure a job. Undergoing the preparation through government aided charitable organizations such as S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Mosaic and others established to help new immigrants in work related training and job search at minimal cost could be of great help.

Volunteerism is part and parcel of Canadian way of life and it could be considered a good testimony of Canadian experience. Alternatively, taking up a survival job is also good for nobody cares what job you do here. You may be somebody back home but over here you must be prepared to be nobody so that you could build your way up. The key is to reach out and be part of the larger community here.

Good luck and best wishes for your transition. If you are planning to settle in Vancouver, I shall be most delighted to establish contact with you.

Warmest Regards,










QUOTE(Kumar Siva @ Aug 19 2008, 07:47 AM) View Post

I agree with Diesel, you have to get resume / c.v. and cover letter prepared for the target audience. One other tool, that you can use is a Skype-in telephone number. Pick one closest to the city that you plan to live in because they do not have Canadian numbers yet.

Your future employer would more likely call a North American number than a long distance number. Unless you are in huge demand. smile.gif

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:47 AM

I agree with Diesel, you have to get resume / c.v. and cover letter prepared for the target audience. One other tool, that you can use is a Skype-in telephone number. Pick one closest to the city that you plan to live in because they do not have Canadian numbers yet.

Your future employer would more likely call a North American number than a long distance number. Unless you are in huge demand. smile.gif

Good Luck.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:08 AM

Job hunters: check out Workopolis.ca and Working.ca

New migrants sometimes have difficulty finding jobs because employers frequently require Canadian work experience. So how do you get Canadian experience if no one is willing to hire you? Well, consider an unpaid volunteer position with one or more charitable organizations. Wherever possible choose a function that is close to, or in, your area of professional expertise. In Canada, volunteer work is considered acceptable work experience especially if someone at the charitable organization is prepared to give you a reference. Doing volunteer work is certainly more productive than sitting on your hands. In fact, you'll make personal contacts that will help you network your way into a job. Most vacant job positions in Canada are never advertised.

It also never hurts to ensure that your resume / c.v. and cover letter are prepared in a format that meets local expectations and is specific to the job duties and requirements. Avoid using a generic cover letter.

Now the good news. In major cities like Vancouver and Toronto, employers have a positive perception of Singapore and Singaporean employees. Singaporeans are thought to be bright, diligent and dependable. Employers who are well traveled also know that Singapore is no 3rd World basket case. Consider yourself fortunate to be competing on equal terms with anyone from a 1st world country. For this, you have LKY to thank.

Good luck in your job search.




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Posted 19 August 2008 - 02:57 AM

Hi there,

I'm Sean. Been in Canada/Toronto for 5 years as PR along with my wife.
I can't say getting in Canada is plain sailing. Securing immigration status is not so tough in the past but what I know now is the waiting period has been stretched to 5 years from the usual 1.5 years.
More challenging though is finding work. It could take 6 to 10 months before you land yourself some work.
If you have every intention to come here I would recommend you pursue your degree and start applying for PR while you study. The government are more open to students applying for PR. Also this way you could save a bundle once you get it since you will be paying local tuition fees. Not to mention shorter waiting time.
Work out your aspirations, expectations, resources and timeline before plunging in.

If you need more info send me a note.
And good luck!

Sean

QUOTE(space2000 @ Aug 15 2008, 06:27 AM) View Post

Hi,

I am new in this forum. I want to know about migrating to Canada. Is it easy for Singaporean to migrate to Canada? Does it require degree in skill? I don’t have degree. I am working as an accountant executive for 4 years. how can i migrate to canada?



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Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:27 AM

Hi,

I am new in this forum. I want to know about migrating to Canada. Is it easy for Singaporean to migrate to Canada? Does it require degree in skill? I don’t have degree. I am working as an accountant executive for 4 years. how can i migrate to canada?








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