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Old Feb 22nd 2008, 10:51 pm
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Great thread, I may fire off one or two CVs to you guys, just out of interest!

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Old Feb 22nd 2008, 10:55 pm
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I have actually given up looking for work in IT now. I applied to so many different companies, but the thing is, although I have been in IT Support for ten years it's not actually something I want to do.

My wife and I have submitted our PR application already, and I am going to use the time between now and the time our application is updated to go back to college and study furniture making, with a view to being self-employed in the future.

I have been stuck in front of a computer screen too long, and I don't want my time in Canada 'tainted' by the fact I am doing the same old grind, just in a different country.
I worked in IT for a long period in the UK, and got jaded by it - mergers followed by redundancies over and over. Made a good living, but could never say it was completely satisfying.

Canada gave my wife and I the opportunity to start with a clean sheet of paper. We started a business in a completely unrelated field, and have learnt and enormous amount by the experience.

If you choose to take the self employed route, I wish you the best of luck - hard work and determination goes a long way.

Ironically I'm discussing a role with an employer next week that could take me back into IT again, but it'll be on my terms and not out of necessity which is a nice position to be in.
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I worked in IT for a long period in the UK, and got jaded by it - mergers followed by redundancies over and over. Made a good living, but could never say it was completely satisfying.

Canada gave my wife and I the opportunity to start with a clean sheet of paper. We started a business in a completely unrelated field, and have learnt and enormous amount by the experience.

If you choose to take the self employed route, I wish you the best of luck - hard work and determination goes a long way.

Ironically I'm discussing a role with an employer next week that could take me back into IT again, but it'll be on my terms and not out of necessity which is a nice position to be in.
hope it all works out for you

I would love at some point to leave the IT industry, and go into something more "outdoor" and get my hands dirty. But, its what I have experience in and *could* be the gateway to a better quality of life, somewhere where I actually want to be.

In the time I have loitered on these and other forums, and the time I have wasted by not applying earlier - when I originaly made my mind up that I wanted to try somewhere else, and start a new adventure! - i now find myself regretting all the decisions that delayed me from looking further into the immigration process, I could have applied for PR 2 years ago, but not noing the process involved I missed the oppurtunity. BAH !!

And yes, I still have not sent you a copy of my resume Airseir, I am having trouble trying to convert my very english CV into something that looks similar to the things you see on the resume sample's sites. Even have one of my work mentors trying to help me (she would be crucified if work found out) but when we come up with a finished product, it seems to lack all the substance that I would expect to find in it !

Ahhh well, thats what the weekend is for, sorting out all the things you should have done midweek

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I have actually given up looking for work in IT now. I applied to so many different companies, but the thing is, although I have been in IT Support for ten years it's not actually something I want to do.

My wife and I have submitted our PR application already, and I am going to use the time between now and the time our application is updated to go back to college and study furniture making, with a view to being self-employed in the future.
As a jaded IT'er myself I can heartily recommend this course of action! I am now mid-way through retraining in a barely related field here in Vancouver and loving every minute of it, plus it's providing a wonderful means of networking and making contacts in the industry.

Emigration is a terrific opportunity, whilst you're already making so many other changes, to work out what you really want to do in life and have a crack at making it happen.

By the end, I absolutely hated the greasy ladder I was climbing in my last profession in the UK, and had no intention of sliding down several rungs in exchange for a better view out of the office window.

Yes, I suppose I COULD have tried drastically changing things in the UK but then sheer inertia works against you in familiar surroundings; moving here has provided the required kick up the backside.

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I would love at some point to leave the IT industry, and go into something more "outdoor" and get my hands dirty. But, its what I have experience in and *could* be the gateway to a better quality of life, somewhere where I actually want to be.
It'll only happen if you make it happen.

I'd never been self-employed, yet within a week of arrival here I owned a business.

I can barely ride a horse with any degree of competence, but took on the challenge of developing an equestrian facility

I've shovelled shit for 5hrs a day, worked 7 days a week, had literally 100's of dump truck loads of garbage, old fencing, rocks etc hauled away, dealt with some awful members of the public, set fire to my hillside, made some money, spent lots of money, built a house and created something to be proud of.

I can honestly say it's been quite life changing. At times incredibly stressful and tiring, but I've learnt more about myself and how to cope with a little adversity and difficult challenges that I ever could have hope for sat behind a desk delivering web solutions.

Get in the right mindset, and I really believe that lack of experience is easily overcome.
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I've shovelled shit for 5hrs a day, worked 7 days a week, had literally 100's of dump truck loads of garbage, old fencing, rocks etc hauled away, dealt with some awful members of the public, set fire to my hillside, made some money, spent lots of money, built a house and created something to be proud of..
now as strange as it may seem, that sounds like fun to me! a world with fresh air and exercise !

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now as strange as it may seem, that sounds like fun to me! a world with fresh air and exercise !

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The property's up for sale if you're really interested

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...ght=selling+up
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Got any links to share on those jobs?

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http://www.icompasstech.com/siteengi....asp?PageID=83

these are the ones we have open - but there are many more in Town with 14 or more IT related companies (Including the City IT Department)
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Originally Posted by Oz_Dreamer View Post
Forgive my ignorance in the computer talk here! My Husband is a Senior Computer Engineer otherwise known as Field Service Engineer (mainly hardware) with over 20 years experience. Is his line of work in demand or is everyone after the software side of pc's out there just like every other country we're looking into?!
Hard ware and software. Full time hardware people are often in the slightly bigger places - but I know BC Lotteries employ hardware people and so does the City. The local Library shares hard ware people with the Thompsan Nicola Regional district and are both based in the city.
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Hard ware and software. Full time hardware people are often in the slightly bigger places - but I know BC Lotteries employ hardware people and so does the City. The local Library shares hard ware people with the Thompsan Nicola Regional district and are both based in the city.
Also worth considering is the local school district for wherever you're interested in living. My husband is employed as a technical analyst looking after all the PCs and Macs at 5 schools. They (the technical analysts) are not allowed to do any hardware repairs/mods, despite being more than capable, as that is someone else's job. I'll ask him what the appropriate job title would be, when he gets in...
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Hello Peeps

Kamloops is a great place to live and work
Company I am working for here in Kamloops are looking for:

Multimedia Web Designer
Website Production Programmer
Bi-Lingual Fr / Eng Customer Service
Server Systems Administrator
SEM Specialist

Please feel free to PM me for details - great company / stress free environment
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The property's up for sale if you're really interested

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...ght=selling+up
couldn't open it on my mac
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Coffeepot, if you have iWork then Keynote will open any Powerpoint file, including that one.
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Coffeepot, if you have iWork then Keynote will open any Powerpoint file, including that one.
Thanks had already figured it, OH is the IT one not me
which is the send button
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Thanks had already figured it, OH is the IT one not me
which is the send button
Anyone in IT had a Work permit without LMO i have been looking on CIC website and oh falls under LMO exempt just wondering how you go about it all.

Wiki recommends that you learn all there is about the process of obtaining LMO WPs etc but can't find much info on it.
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