Migration

India
January 31, 2007 5:27am CST
I am interested to migrate to US or Canada. I am 50 years old and will it be possible for me to find an employment there,once I migrate to US or Canada. I am B.Com (college graduate), I have fluency in English,Accountancy. I can take up any type of employment.I do not have any ego problem.
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
4 Feb 07
being an accountant, if you moved, lets say, here to Ogden Utah. and, your skills were transferrable, you'd probably have a fairly decent shot at working at the IRS here. so, I wouldn't worry too much! there are also places of temporary employment who take nearly everyone.
• Canada
4 Feb 07
Saralee, Don't you think that working at the IRS (Internal Revenue Service), it means someone must be U.S. citizen?
• Canada
8 Feb 07
Well I would think so. I worked for the Canadian Government and you certainly have to be a Canadian citizen to get permanent employment in the Government.
@vetsmom_rgv (1083)
• United States
4 Feb 07
Hi there... I believe it's pretty easy to come to the U.S. But you have to let them know that you will be coming here to work or to live. If you want to live you may have complications, but if you want to come to work you need a workers visa. And it will be doable for you to get a job. There are lots of jobs avaiable for accounting jobs! GOOD LUCK!
• Canada
4 Feb 07
A foreigner who is going to work in US must have a H1B visa. The company must be willing to sponsor the employee in order to obtain a H1B visa for them. There are some requirements needed by both companies and employees so that H1B visas can be issued by INS. It'll take months for companies in order to get approval from the INS. Some companies don't want to wait for months. FYI, I ever lived in US.
@aquarian9 (548)
• Canada
31 Jan 07
I will tell you this. Canada can be a tough place to get into. Now a days so is the US. Both will require lots of cash, time, and patience. It will take several and I mean like 3-5 years to land in Canada. That is if you have no hitches or special concerns. You're best bet is a sponsor, but they better make good money, cause they will solely support you while you wait. As for working, there are lots of jobs in Norh America. They are very competetive, at least the good paying ones. On the other hand, minimum wage jobs that pay less than $7/hr. are easy to get. Trouble is you will not be able to live very well on them. Professional designations are required to have certifications here in Canada and the US. Your schooling may not match up. Of course you can spend the $500-1000 to get your training assessed. Chances are good they will say you need to go back to school. I beleive you said accounting. A program like that usually starts at $20,000 and takes 2-3 years to complete. Hope this helps. I am not trying to discourage, only inform. Canada and the US are not all glorious as they seem in the movies or print.
• India
4 Feb 07
Good site,I visited.( Your Site) Thanks. I wish to start a site like this to give the details of historical places in my country
@prasad1961 (5602)
• India
9 Feb 07
Giving satisfaction to your interests is always gets first priority. But at the same time you need a job prospects is ridiculous. First decide your self to give importance to the interest or job. Interest is the prior one don't think of Job or qualifications. Go and struggle, get the available one and satisfy your self. Job is prior, then India is the place were you can get good number of jobs interested to you.
@123bart (303)
3 Feb 07
You will always find pots & pans to wash, so long as the country has restaurants. You WILL also have an ego problem, just give it a couple of years to learn about your "newly acquired rights" in the new country, this if exploited properly will even bring you money, strange but true.
@friendship (2085)
• Canada
3 Feb 07
I don't mean to discourage you to migrate to Canada. It is up to you. But I would like to give you some factual insights before making a great change in your life. For your information, having great work experiences and degrees is not enough to get a job in Canada. Ninety five percent (95%) of Canadian companies only recognizes college degrees obtained from Canadian Universities. In addition, they also prefer to have job seekers who have already had at least Canadian experiences in order to get a job. The question is... how can immigrants get Canadian experience if they can't get a job in Canada, right? I don't say that you can't get a job in Canada. You may get it eventually only if you have someone whom you know in Canada. He/she may be able to help you during your life transitions. Otherwise, you may get jobs that native Canadians don't want to do such as pizza delivery, fipping burger at McDonalds, etc -- you know what I mean ... despite of your work experiences as an Accountant. Since you're an Indian, it may be easier for you since there are many Canadian companies owned by Indians. What I want to say... please get some advice from people who have already lived in Canada first and don't just know "glorified" things that you read on the Internet or TV. Your question is a smart move. Good luck for you.