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Old Oct 18th 2002, 4:00 am
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Hi all,
I am from the UK and am planning on going to university next year. I recently visited Canada and would like the opportunity to go to live and work there after my studies are over, since it seemed like a nice place and I don't really like the UK all that much... Does anyone have any advice on what would be a good subject to study at uni, that would give me the best chance of getting employment over there, preferably along the science / technology route, though I'm open to other suggestions? Any advice would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks, Chris
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Old Oct 18th 2002, 10:29 am
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As far as industry goes some big ones would be ones related to the oil
industry for say Alberta and forrestry as well. Manufacturing is quite big
as well as is finance in say Toronto. IT isnt so hot at the moment but who
knows where it will be in 3/4 years when you graduate.
How do you plan on getting to Canada?
If you jsut want to go there temporarily then you may want to look at some
sort of exchange program at the university that can get you in Canada for a
year because that would aid you in securing work there to get the work
permit.
The same goes if you want to apply for Permanent Residence but under the
current laws which will probabyl still be the same laws when you want to
apply you need at least one years work experience so bear that in mind, and
to get full points in the experience section you need 4. Even friends of
mine with 3 years experience are struggling to get enough points to reach
the 75 mark and are having to wait another year to get the extra points for
4 years.
Having some educational or work experience in Canada can help get points in
adaptability i believe but a guaranteed job offer is the best method so if
you can find some sort of course with links to Canada then that could again
help.
Have you thought about applying to universities in Canada itsself? That
would be a good method if you can get onto a course.
You may also want to think about maybe doing a combined honours course that
includes French or trying to fit in some french into yoru course because if
you can spend your 3/4 years at university becoming fluent in french that
will get you some good extra points for a PR application.

Drew





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    > Hi all,
    > I am from the UK and am planning on going to university next year. I
    > recently visited Canada and would like the opportunity to go to live and
    > work there after my studies are over, since it seemed like a nice place
    > and I don't really like the UK all that much... Does anyone have any
    > advice on what would be a good subject to study at uni, that would give
    > me the best chance of getting employment over there, preferably along
    > the science / technology route, though I'm open to other suggestions?
    > Any advice would be greatly appreciated,
    > Thanks, Chris
    > --
 
Old Oct 18th 2002, 7:09 pm
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Thanks for the advice... I would be looking to apply for permanent residence eventually... I was just unsure which course to do. I could either do something like Business Studies or International Business, and try and find something linked with Canada or Canadian Studies or something, or do something like Computer Science or Engineering. Something specific might be the wrong choice if the job market is wrong for it when I graduate, and I'm not 100% sure what I want to do as a career anyway... On ther other hand, I'm not sure what employment prospects there are with a 'vague' degree like Business Studies. I'll have a look around and see what I can find in the way of courses...
As for going to university in Canada, that would be pretty good, except I gather you need to have a lot of money (ie not me), since you can't get a student loan and so have to pay course tuition fees in full. As for working in Canada, I'll be visiting when I can so if I'm over for a while I'll see if I can get some sort of temporary job out there, it's not much but it might help (hopefully).
Thanks again,
Chris
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