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I.T professional - move to USA (#2)

Old Sep 10th 2016, 4:46 am
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Originally Posted by christmasoompa View Post
Sorry, but I don't think an intra-company transfer Temp Work Permit would be an option, as I'm not sure you'd come under one of the three categories for that visa from what you've said - Intra-Company Transfer-Canada : British Expat Wiki

You could ask if the company will support you going on a 'normal' TWP, although I don't know what the chances of a positive LMIA would be (that's the bit of paper that you'd need to get a work permit, the company has to apply for it at a cost of $1000, and to get it they need to prove that they've advertised the job across Canada and been unable to find a Canadian to do the job - only you'll know how likely that is).

Canada's definitely easier than the US for most, but a company transfer's still going to need specialist skills. You could look at other visa options on the CIC website though and see about moving independently of your company, an IEC springs to mind as an easy way for you to try out Canada - it's a 2 year open work permit for those aged 30 or under.

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Thanks for the reply. I did read the wiki page on this before and figured I'd be stuck on the 'specialised knowledge' part. But I'll ask anyway just so I can check it off and in case there is a niche I'm unaware of which I can fill. It's a free play at this juncture so no harm in asking . Otherwise I'll be off to London.
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Old Sep 10th 2016, 5:22 am
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As others have already suggested, you really need more experience and a set of reasonably in-demand skills before even contemplating a transfer to the US.

To be honest, I cringed when I saw the title of this thread - "I.T. professional" is about the most vague, non-specific, and meaningless term that I can imagine, and if you can't find a better way of describing your skills than "I.T. professional" then you might as well give up now.
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Old Sep 10th 2016, 6:06 am
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As others have already suggested, you really need more experience and a set of reasonably in-demand skills before even contemplating a transfer to the US.

To be honest, I cringed when I saw the title of this thread - "I.T. professional" is about the most vague, non-specific, and meaningless term that I can imagine, and if you can't find a better way of describing your skills than "I.T. professional" then you might as well give up now.
Right, perhaps reading my posts might have helped. I already briefly outlined my skillset and mentioned that I was looking into Canada as well. But conceded I would need to progress more and that London is my best bet for now. Still, nothing wrong with asking my company about any opportunities in NA. You dont ask, you dont get. Besides, I have a C.V along with my LinkedIn profile which I can assure you isn't vague, non-specific or meaningless, unlike your post. Cringe away .

Thanks to everyone else though. It's given me food for thought and at least some ideas on which direction to head towards .
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Old Sep 10th 2016, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Come Ere Butt View Post
Thanks for the reply. I did read the wiki page on this before and figured I'd be stuck on the 'specialised knowledge' part. But I'll ask anyway just so I can check it off and in case there is a niche I'm unaware of which I can fill. It's a free play at this juncture so no harm in asking . Otherwise I'll be off to London.
You can do that, but honestly I don't know why you would given you have the easiest and quickest route open to you - the IEC mentioned above. The 'specialised knowledge' category is notoriously tough.

I'm sure the company would transfer you if you have an open work permit and they don't have to do a thing, so why not make it easy for them?

Best of luck.
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