I want to Move to Canada badly

Old Jun 10th 2010, 8:22 am
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hey

I was given this website by someone at work, so i am still quite new the whole thing...hello everyone....reading some of the stories on here are wicked..

I am in my mid twenties and I really want to move to Canada. I have wanted to move for a long time now and i feel it is the right time for me to do.

My issue is that I am just so confused about what to do....please help...

So I am currently working for a well known company but it is looking like they will not be able to transfer me across the pond.. so I am thinking I should just apply for visa and get start sending out those applications. But and this is a 'big but' I am currently on a graduate scheme and I do not have specific job title so I am unsure if I would be able to apply for a Skilled Working Visa.

I have done the online assessments I could scrape through on my age and education (BSc Hons and Masters) but I just do want know to do anymore. I do not want to wait for another 6-12 months to be told that I cannot have a visa whilst I do not want to give up on my dream of moving to Canada. But I am feeling more and more that it will not happen for me.

I have applied for soooooo many jobs and I always get the same response "I have a really good resume but I need a working permit" so I am just becoming more despondent.

Do I just plug away at applying for jobs in Canada and pray that I will come into a job or do I send off the form for a skilled working visa and see if they will give me one?

I am getting tempted to just pack up my stuff get on a plane and sort it out when I get there....
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Originally Posted by sinbad23
hey

I was given this website by someone at work, so i am still quite new the whole thing...hello everyone....reading some of the stories on here are wicked..

I am in my mid twenties and I really want to move to Canada. I have wanted to move for a long time now and i feel it is the right time for me to do.

My issue is that I am just so confused about what to do....please help...

So I am currently working for a well known company but it is looking like they will not be able to transfer me across the pond.. so I am thinking I should just apply for visa and get start sending out those applications. But and this is a 'big but' I am currently on a graduate scheme and I do not have specific job title so I am unsure if I would be able to apply for a Skilled Working Visa.

I have done the online assessments I could scrape through on my age and education (BSc Hons and Masters) but I just do want know to do anymore. I do not want to wait for another 6-12 months to be told that I cannot have a visa whilst I do not want to give up on my dream of moving to Canada. But I am feeling more and more that it will not happen for me.

I have applied for soooooo many jobs and I always get the same response "I have a really good resume but I need a working permit" so I am just becoming more despondent.

Do I just plug away at applying for jobs in Canada and pray that I will come into a job or do I send off the form for a skilled working visa and see if they will give me one?

I am getting tempted to just pack up my stuff get on a plane and sort it out when I get there....
Hi there!
If you are in your mid 20's you could still apply for a Bunac visa, it would only be for a year but you would be able to work legally and potentially find an employer who can then provide a job offer for your application??!
Just a quick thought.
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Old Jun 10th 2010, 8:46 am
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So I am currently working for a well known company but it is looking like they will not be able to transfer me across the pond.. so I am thinking I should just apply for visa and get start sending out those applications. But and this is a 'big but' I am currently on a graduate scheme and I do not have specific job title so I am unsure if I would be able to apply for a Skilled Working Visa.
So you are a graduate trainee, but in what field? Finance, Marketing, HR, Operations? Or do you work for a company that has you doing all of the above? Point is, if you have some work experience, albeit as a graduate trainee in a function, if you've been doing a real job for a while then you potentially have a skills area to apply under.

Unless of course you've only been working there a few months in which case you are pretty much screwed unless you go for BUNAC.



I am getting tempted to just pack up my stuff get on a plane and sort it out when I get there....
Yeah, that'd work. You'd have a nice holiday until your money ran out or you worked illegally and got found out. If it were that simple, everyone would do it.
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Hi, and welcome to the forum.

Originally Posted by sinbad23
I am in my mid twenties and I really want to move to Canada.
As Kate said, do check out Bunac - it's a great way to get over there for a year and hopefully extend that in to a longer stay. Visas have all gone for this year's program, but it opens again in December. Just Google it and you'll find the website you need - don't delay applying when it does open though, as visas go very quickly (by end of Jan this year).

Originally Posted by sinbad23
So I am currently working for a well known company but it is looking like they will not be able to transfer me across the pond..
Just in case they do agree to, this Wiki article may be useful reading for you.........http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Intra-...ransfer-Canada

Originally Posted by sinbad23
But and this is a 'big but' I am currently on a graduate scheme and I do not have specific job title so I am unsure if I would be able to apply for a Skilled Working Visa.

I have done the online assessments I could scrape through on my age and education (BSc Hons and Masters) but I just do want know to do anymore
If you've looked in to Skilled Worker visas, then presumably you know that just having 67 points or more isn't enough? You also need a job on the list of 38 occupations in demand, and to have done that job for at least one year full-time. Doesn't sound as though from what you've said you'd qualify, plus if you have no work experience then I can't see how you'd score enough points, even with fluent French and a relative in Canada?

Originally Posted by sinbad23
I have applied for soooooo many jobs and I always get the same response "I have a really good resume but I need a working permit" so I am just becoming more despondent
I hate to say it, but as a recent graduate you're just not likely to find an employer prepared to go through the extra paperwork and hassle to hire you, plus wait months for you to be able to start work. And if you've just been sending email, then that's unlikely to get you any results even with highly specialised skills - have a read of the Job Hunting section of the Wiki to understand how the hiring culture in Canada works. You need to pick up the phone at a minimum, but ideally get out there to stand any chance of getting a job and convincing an employer to apply for a LMO for you.

Originally Posted by sinbad23
I am getting tempted to just pack up my stuff get on a plane and sort it out when I get there....
You can do that, but wouldn't be able to actually move to Canada - just visit, job hunt and then return to the UK whilst your LMO is being processed.

I think you need to do a bit more basic research - first of all establish if you are actually eligible as a Skilled Worker, rather than just sending the application forms off and hoping for the best, then being rejected at a later date and losing your application fees. What exactly do you do? If you can't get a SW visa, then there are plenty of other options (over 50 routes to a Canadian visa), so you need to figure out which one might work for you. And as previously said, definitely look in to Bunac.

Good luck!

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So you are a graduate trainee, but in what field? Finance, Marketing, HR, Operations? Or do you work for a company that has you doing all of the above? Point is, if you have some work experience, albeit as a graduate trainee in a function, if you've been doing a real job for a while then you potentially have a skills area to apply under.

Unless of course you've only been working there a few months in which case you are pretty much screwed unless you go for BUNAC.





Yeah, that'd work. You'd have a nice holiday until your money ran out or you worked illegally and got found out. If it were that simple, everyone would do it.
I have worked in software testing, informaiton security, IT Change management and Project management under the graduate scheme and finance (full time for 18 months-two roles mortgage manager (12 months) and customer services 6 months). The rest of work experience has been part time work due to in full time education.

I get 67 points because of my education and age....There is a slim chance that I could fit into the category (0111-financial planning and advisory service manager- for the time I was a mortgage manager....) which would give me more points but at the time I did the assessment without it just in case. I have spoke to two immigration consultants- one said that I would get a visa and the other did not.

I def would not move to Canada without a job or something lined up...I was just joking....

If it came to it I can move w/o job and last for 6-8 months but I do want to get a job first.....

I did have a BUNC program beforeahnd and will give it some serious thought....

Thank you all for your feedback
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I get 67 points because of my education and age....There is a slim chance that I could fit into the category (0111-financial planning and advisory service manager- for the time I was a mortgage manager....)
If it's only a 'slim chance' then you'll want to be more sure than that rather than risk being rejected and losing your application fees. I'm not sure you'd qualify as NOC 0111 if you were a mortgage manager, have you actually checked the list of duties? Bear in mind in order to qualify you'd have to prove you did at least half of the 'main duties' listed as part of your daily job.

http://www5.hrsdc.gc.ca/NOC/English/...spx?val65=0111
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Originally Posted by sinbad23

I def would not move to Canada without a job or something lined up...I was just joking....

If it came to it I can move w/o job and last for 6-8 months but I do want to get a job first.....
You should read through the wiki articles on job hunting. The reality is that:

a) unless the economy is booming and
b) you have some job skills that an employer cannot find in Canada

the chance of getting a job in Canada before you leave the UK is close to zero. Risk and migration go hand in hand. If getting a job in Canada is a prerequisite to moving to Canada then expect to be in the UK for a long, long time.

I think you have a couple of choices and neither of these involves having a job lined up in advance.

The first is to get a job in the UK that will enable you get at least one year's experience in a job on the list. Then you can apply as a skilled worker. There is a danger, of course, that by the time you have the one year's experience the list might have changed.

The other, if you can't get an inter-company transfer, and you do want to move to Canada as badly as you say, then apply for a BUNAC visa, quit your job, and get out here. You will then have a year to persuade someone that you are worth hiring.
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