I want to work and study in Canada
July 6, 2011 6:02am CST
I have a sister in Canada. Next year she can be a permanent residence there. She wants me to go there next year to work and help her in supporting our family and help our relatives in their schooling. I have a degree in computer engineering but i don't have work experience related to my course. Since I just graduated last Oct 2010. But I have 1 yr experience in casino as cashier and some experience in restaurant work. I'm thinking of applying to Canada as cashier or waiter. But I really want to pursue a career in IT industry. So I'm thinking maybe I will work there as cashier and then study in graduate school and from there I can start a career in IT. But since I don't know about that country. I'm not sure if it can turn out as I plan. Do you think is it possible for me to find a job in IT in canada if I study masteral degree there. even if I don't have experience in IT here in our country? And I think by that time I'm 30+ years old because I'm turning 28 this year.
21 Aug 12
Having many immigrant family friends, I can tell you that it won't be easy. There's a lot of Canadian university graduates that are unemployed because the market just isn't that great now. But my biggest concern for you is your application. Please don't apply to Canada as a cashier or waiter; it's unlikely that they'll take you. Canada's looking for skilled workers and if I were you, I would apply with a Student Visa to do graduate studies at a Canadian University in Computer Engineering or related field as this would be easiest. After getting a Student Visa, becoming a resident here is fairly easy. The hard part is getting in. As for whether you have a future in IT, it's a field that's more in demand than most. And with the skill set you have, you could also consider doing consulting or even starting your own company and offering your services for companies as contract work.