Is canada open for work?

@syoti20 (5306)
Philippines
February 25, 2011 10:55am CST
I am searching for new work which can compensate my family and my talent. I am happy with my present work. But the problem is that the salary is too low to sustain the needs of my mom or my family. We are already 2 person working but still their are times we are grasping for food or money for our daily needs. A friend of mine said to me that Canada is open for work. But unfortunately I have no idea where to start. Please advise me. Your reply is really much appreciated.
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15 responses
26 Feb 11
Yes, I have lot of friends and classmates who are working on Canada. They are all nurses, by the way what is your profession? I tried to ask my friends if there is a vacancy in Canada for accountants but they can't answer to my question because they are saying that they don't know because we don't have the same field of interest. It would be better if you have friends or relative who are already in there to aid you and offer you free accommodation once you arrive there and still searching for work. Goodluck and GOD Bless!
@syoti20 (5306)
• Philippines
26 Feb 11
I am also a nurse but didn't finish second year.
@syoti20 (5306)
• Philippines
26 Feb 11
Ask your friend, and they say didn't know or they just like to let the question hanging or direct to the point help you out. I have relatives in New Zealand but we are not close.
@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
25 Feb 11
There are thousands of jobs available all the time, not very good ones though- Fast food, janitorial, etc... Never really enough of the good ones though even for born citizens :/(some people are just not meant to work certain jobs-machines and other technology are removing jobs all the time....) I improvise, since I can't find a suitable job for myself, and make money in a variety of ways instead :D(plus its funner).
@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
25 Feb 11
Yep, you hear about a whole bunch of people getting fancy degrees, only to end up working in some regular 9-5 office job, restaurant, or wherever else...
@beenice2 (1398)
• Canada
12 Jan 12
I'm from Canada, and can tell you that in New-Brunswick you would starve, my husband make $ 11.50/hour and we are very close to starve ( 7 people). Because we lived in Ontario too, in the area of Cornwall again you have the same vicious circle of not paying enough the same $ 11.50/hour. The only place that really is paying well there employees is in Alberta out West. My husband is very tempted to go there but it is to transfer with a family of 7 that is the question. I'm originally from Quebec. Well I hope I gave you some out of what I answered you!
@cher913 (25902)
• Canada
30 Jun 11
Canada is a great place to live. the jobs are there if you have the right training. the wages are good but the prices are high. check out government websites. there are also Canadian job sites.
• Mexico
26 Feb 11
Hi syoti: You made me remember when my brother was madly looking for a job in Canada. I have always heard that Canada is a beautiful country and that immigration process is easier than in other countries. I think that the best thing you can do right now is looking for a job directly on the internet. Then when you contact your future boss and make the papers go to the immigration office looking for a job visa. You should also look for the official sites that will gide you to all the immigration process that you have to follow. ALVARO
@ebuscat (5950)
• Philippines
26 Feb 11
For me yes if you are there if not it is open but it is hard to enter.
@hlgmdt (301)
• Philippines
26 Feb 11
the Canadian Embassy offers several types of visa. Most likely, your case will fall under the skilled worker program. You or your partner will be the principal sponsor, and the rest of your family will be like dependents. The processing time for this type of visa has reduced from 4-5 years to 6-12 months, however the negative side is that this type of program is only applicable to certain job experiences. They have a list of occupations. If your work experience fall under any of these occupations, then you are eligible. For the skilled worker program, you arrive in Canada as landed immigrants/permanent resident. You can check their site for more information. A lot of applicants hire the services of an agency/consultancy office to assist them in their application.
@kingparker (9700)
• United States
26 Feb 11
I think you might have more opportunity in New York to expand your talent than in Canada. I just don't see much people really want to start a career or work in Canada other than in New York, or within the U.S. border. So, you might need to do a extended research on this matter.
@wongchoiyee (4856)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 11
Im sorry to hear about your situation. Somehow you must have a huge amount of deposit in the bank if you want to relocate to canada. I believe you have professional qualification, I wish you good luck!
• Israel
26 Feb 11
do you have any certified profesion? canada is open for work legaly if your occupation is needed there. you should contact the canadian embassy in your country and find out which proffesions are needed there at the moment because it's something that they change from time to time. also, if you don't stand in those reqirements, i do know that canada incurages immigration so you just have to check out the procedure with the embassy.
• Philippines
26 Feb 11
I lot of recruiting agency is looking for qualified workers for Canada, for contract worker or for immigrant. It's hard to live nowadays here in the Philippines, especially if you have kids to feed and to bring in school. How about the salary, you work 8 hours a day and still not compensated. I have a friend working in private immigration office located in coastal and their office is offering a job for Canada. You should be qualified, I mean you should be graduate of 4 year course and have at least a 3 years experience in a job that you are applying for and much better if you have a brother or sister working or immigrant or citizen in Canada, that'a big factor The age for immigrant visa is between 30s to 44 maybe. For your information, I have 2 brothers working there, one is already citizen and the other is contract worker and hopefully he will have a permanent visa in the near future. Before I forgot, you need some amount of money for applying in Canada, I think not less than 100,000.00 Good Luck and God Bless!
@rameshchow (5285)
• India
26 Feb 11
I am from india. If canada is open for work, many indians are ready to work there. I also seeing for views. Thanks for sharing.
• United States
25 Feb 11
Actually, yes! You can get a job in Canada, work your way up. Despite some of the negative things people say about Canada, it really is better up there than it is here in the U.S. In Canada, they don't have the population or the economic problems that the U.S. has. And, if you are a citizen and you pay your taxes, you can get free health care. You would want to live in one of the cities for jobs.
@mlla24 (841)
• Mexico
25 Feb 11
canada is possible.
@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
25 Feb 11
It depends on whether you want to live. I know here in Winnipeg, Manitoba things are better because we have a mixed economy. But I know it is not that good in Ontario or in British Columbia. Also if you have a trade, you stand a better chance of coming here, then if you are unskilled. Good luck and hope you like it here. I better warn you if you come to Manitoba or to Saskatchewan it gets rather cold in the winter. But right now we are in a housing boom. Here are some link that might help you. http://www.ask.com/questions-about/Americans-Working-in-Canada http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/publications/screening_employment-eng.aspx