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Would like to work as an Engineer 

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Posted On: 12/15/2016
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Dear sir

Having a good day

I married a Canadian women and I will move to Canada in next 6 months.

And I graduated from Salahaddin university in Iraq , Mechanical engineering and I had 20 years experiences and I want to work as Engineer.
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Posted On: 12/20/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

It is great that you are looking into this type of information ahead of time.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

As you may already know, some jobs, like engineers, are regulated in Ontario. This means you need a licence. It can take some time to get a licence. You can find some detailed information on the process on the Ontario Immigration - Working in Ontario website in the Engineering section.

Many suggest that you might want to try a position in a non-regulated job in your field first. Just like you mentioned, it can be a good way to use your related skills and also, at the same time, get work experience in the field in Canada.

You can find some information on working in your profession on the Ontario Immigration - Working in Ontario website in the Engineering section.

On this Ontario Immigration - Working in Ontario , you can find more information in the Career Map: Engineer section about every step ofthe registration process, including language requirements, industry trends, labour market conditions, the credential assessment process, licensing fees and other important information.

You can also find some other information in our Settlement.Org Alternative Jobs section under Engineer.

In terms of internship and bridging programs available, you can find some details on the Ontario Immigration - Working in Ontario website.

As you know, unfortunately, there is no guarantee that you will find employment in the engineering field upon arrival in Ontario or as soon as you receive your permanent residence.

However, you may want to connect with the nearest employment service that works with foreign trained professionals including engineers. You can find some helpful information in these Settlement.Org What are bridging programs for internationally-trained professionals and tradespeople? and Where can I find job skills training programs? articles.

You may also want to contact some agencies that provide programs specific to engineering before you arrive. Many of them have information and referral specialists or employment counsellors you can speak to.

You can find some listings of settlement agencies in our Services Near Me section.

To find some information related to salaries and cities where there are positions available in your field, you can find some information on the Job Bank website. This website used to be called the Working in Canada website.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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