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arpana singh
arpana singh
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Posted On: 10/26/2014
arpana singh
arpana singh
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I am an M.C.A graduate and have an immigrant visa for canada and planning to move to canada on first week of march along with my kids.But I dont have any work experience as I was busy in taking care of my kids.

I just wanted to ask that what kind pf preparation should i do before comming .

or what kind of job can i start as startup job to gain canadian experience.

How can I prepare my self for the Job .I am ready to work in any field .

what Job should I start which will help in running kitchen or pay house rent atleast .

please advice I have already discussed about my husband in pervious discussion.
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Posted On: 10/27/2014
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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 before you arrive in March.

From what we have heard from many of our users, a lot of times a first job in Ontario or anywhere in Canada may be a survival job, like you have mentioned, something just to pay the bills.

There are some "typical" survival jobs. Some jobs that are considered survival jobs are, cashiers, customer service representatives, factory workers, or taxi drivers.

Some may wish to take a survival job because they can get some Canadian work experience and build a network related to their profession or trade.

The amount of money that you can earn in these survival jobs can vary. You may want to look at some examples in the Job Bank . This tool was previously referred to as the "Working in Canada" tool.

You can find some helpful information in our Settlement.Org How can I compare the cost of living AND salaries between my country of origin and Canada? article.

It is important that you connect with the nearest employment service as soon as you arrive. You can find some helpful information in this Settlement.Org Where can I find job skills training programs? article.

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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arpana singh
arpana singh
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Posted On: 10/28/2014
arpana singh
arpana singh
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thanks for reply Anna
ya your information was very helpful.Thanks a lot,actually we very much settled in india we are bit scared that in how many days we could get job in our field(husband and myself)and also scared that if we wont get any job how can we look after our two kids.Maximum how many days does it takes to get the job we want I mean in IT or in aerospace field.We have put on our every thing for this just for our children future .

arpanasingh
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MelM
MelM
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Posted On: 10/28/2014
MelM
MelM
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Unfortunately it's impossible to say what maximum time it may take for you to secure a job in the IT or aerospace fields. Some immigrants are able to secure jobs in their fields in a matter of days/weeks of arriving in Canada. Others may search years or end up in different lines of work entirely because they are unable to secure employment in their field. The experience is very individual - and for this reason it's impossible to give you a time frame.
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Notsosure
Notsosure
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Posted On: 1/22/2015
Notsosure
Notsosure
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Thanks for all people posting and those who provided answers. I have been following answers from the moderator concerning survival jobs. He listed examples that newcomers can do. He said for example cashiers. I don't believe employers in Canada will be willing to trust some one new in the country to handle money and customer service. The second example, the taxi driver, I believe it is not realistic at all. This is because by law one has to get a driving license which is a lengthy process in Canada compared to US and the rest of the world, plus driving a taxi, I guess it may need a special licensing too as well as security clearance, etc.

Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

It is great that you are looking into this type of information before you arrive in March.

From what we have heard from many of our users, a lot of times a first job in Ontario or anywhere in Canada may be a survival job, like you have mentioned, something just to pay the bills.

There are some "typical" survival jobs. Some jobs that are considered survival jobs are, cashiers, customer service representatives, factory workers, or taxi drivers.

Some may wish to take a survival job because they can get some Canadian work experience and build a network related to their profession or trade.

The amount of money that you can earn in these survival jobs can vary. You may want to look at some examples in the Job Bank . This tool was previously referred to as the "Working in Canada" tool.

You can find some helpful information in our Settlement.Org How can I compare the cost of living AND salaries between my country of origin and Canada? article.

It is important that you connect with the nearest employment service as soon as you arrive. You can find some helpful information in this Settlement.Org Where can I find job skills training programs? article.

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
Settlement.Org
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Posted On: 1/23/2015
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your comments and feedback.

For clarification, the moderator is not suggesting these jobs to newcomers.

Instead, stating

There are some "typical" survival jobs.


What this statement means is that in some cases, the jobs mentioned, are jobs that may be jobs that many may get when first arriving. They may accept these positions in order to make ends meet or pay their bills until they can get a position in their desired field.

We are not suggesting anyone should or shouldn't take these positions.

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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