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Recruiting in Vancouver from the UK

Old Jun 30th 2012, 12:38 am
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Originally Posted by el_richo View Post
Out of curiosity, do you think you'd have the planning job if you weren't in Canada?
I would like to think so, I had made some good connections in both the private and public sector during my years at uni and had a few months experience in both.

I think luck plays a big part too, my interviews and tests for my current job went very well and they really wanted me.

I also had to overcome not being a PR/Canadian citizen as it was a government job.

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Old Jun 30th 2012, 1:13 am
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I am a planner, took me 2 years to get a planning job. I worked at staples for 9 months as a computer technician on just above minimum wage. I left there as it was going no where and interned full time unpaid for 6 months at a local municipality to get more Canadian planning experience.

During my internship I applied for a job with the bc ministry of transportation and infrastructure and got a job as a planning technician.

I am a recent graduate from the UK and was living in Toronto at the time I applied for that job, it is possible to get a job, just a lot harder than in the UK.
So, confirming the : its better to be here and you wil prob have a crap job first ! l
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Old Jun 30th 2012, 1:58 am
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So, confirming the : its better to be here and you wil prob have a crap job first ! l
I think for me, its better in Canada!

Its not easy at first but it was worth it.

I now have a great job (I get paid more than I would in the same position in the UK even with the exchange rate) that I love and I live in a beautiful place were I can be in the mountains after work to go running, skiing or biking.
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I think for me, its better in Canada!

Its not easy at first but it was worth it.

I now have a great job (I get paid more than I would in the same position in the UK even with the exchange rate) that I love and I live in a beautiful place were I can be in the mountains after work to go running, skiing or biking.
I think she suggesting you think it's better to be looking for your job while in Canada rather than from the UK.
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I think she suggesting you think it's better to be looking for your job while in Canada rather than from the UK.
Yes that's what I was getting at!
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I think that even in easier to get positions its almost vital to be in Canada to obtain them.
How can an employer seriously consider an employee whos not even here (unless they are some rare much in need scientist or similiar). The employer is taking a risk when taking on a new employee anyway, they would want to mitigate that risk as much as possible. If the potential employee is not even in the country then the employer knows that situations can arise and they may not even arrive, no matter how keen they seem.
Therefore that job is still not filled, they have taken it off the market and now they have to start again.
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......... Waiting for the op ......
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To the Original Poster:

Don't be put off by negativity, it's easy for people who have already made the jump/got their PR etc to shoot down your dreams.

If you're young (and childless I assume), put your stuff in storage, get a WHV, get over to BC and see what you can cobble together. Life is too short to never take risks.

As a Canadian I can tell you, it's a great country! Try not to have too specific a goal in mind, go with the flow and see what comes your way. If you have the skills/personality and mindset then who knows what could be in the horizon.

And if it all goes tits up, you've got good ol' Blighty to fall back on:-)

Best of luck!
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Old Jul 2nd 2012, 9:16 pm
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Originally Posted by jennyj83 View Post
To the Original Poster:

Don't be put off by negativity, it's easy for people who have already made the jump/got their PR etc to shoot down your dreams.

If you're young (and childless I assume), put your stuff in storage, get a WHV, get over to BC and see what you can cobble together. Life is too short to never take risks.

As a Canadian I can tell you, it's a great country! Try not to have too specific a goal in mind, go with the flow and see what comes your way. If you have the skills/personality and mindset then who knows what could be in the horizon.

And if it all goes tits up, you've got good ol' Blighty to fall back on:-)

Best of luck!
I agree!
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Old Jul 2nd 2012, 10:09 pm
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um, no offence Jenny but that's pretty much what we all told him to do (WHV etc) And we got shot down, so yeah.
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Yeah, i think that's what happens when rose-tinted specs shatter
Really friendly!

I personally think CIC should have a personality test in use in a bid to preserve the friendly, helpful citizens that Canada is so famous for.
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Really friendly!

I personally think CIC should have a personality test in use in a bid to preserve the friendly, helpful citizens that Canada is so famous for.
But the OP is a Brit so we are just addressing him as he should expect. I think the OP has been given lots of useful and usable advice on this thread (including yours). However, it seems he doesn't want the advice we have given. He wants someone to fix him up with a job.
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To the Original Poster:

Don't be put off by negativity, it's easy for people who have already made the jump/got their PR etc to shoot down your dreams.

If you're young (and childless I assume), put your stuff in storage, get a WHV, get over to BC and see what you can cobble together. Life is too short to never take risks.

As a Canadian I can tell you, it's a great country! Try not to have too specific a goal in mind, go with the flow and see what comes your way. If you have the skills/personality and mindset then who knows what could be in the horizon.

And if it all goes tits up, you've got good ol' Blighty to fall back on:-)

Best of luck!
Ummm if you read all the posts you can see that WHIV was suggested but not considered acceptable.

I came on TWP .
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Really friendly!

I personally think CIC should have a personality test in use in a bid to preserve the friendly, helpful citizens that Canada is so famous for.
Truth is usually more helpful than platitudes .
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Really friendly!

I personally think CIC should have a personality test in use in a bid to preserve the friendly, helpful citizens that Canada is so famous for.
I've never heard of that.

I thought Canada was mainly famous for being cold.
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