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Forum: Immigration to Canada - Questions & Resources 12-08-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,375
Posted By almo81
New Rules - Skilled worker immigration

As many of you know, The rules for PR changed early this year (see http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/apply-who.asp for details).

I'm curious if anyone has applied under the new...
Forum: Immigration to Canada - Questions & Resources 06-23-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,376
Posted By almo81
According to the CIC web-site. The waiting time...

According to the CIC web-site. The waiting time at the Embassy is approx. 60 Months (up from 24 months 2 years ago when I first applied).

This means that under the federal program I may have to...
Forum: Immigration to Canada - Questions & Resources 06-22-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,376
Posted By almo81
Here's an update: The Attorney handling the...

Here's an update:

The Attorney handling the application, has explained that it WILL take additional money, but not to him, to a Canadian attorney in the province (Saskatchewan). The Attorney is...
Forum: Immigration to Canada - Questions & Resources 06-12-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,376
Posted By almo81
Hi Tsveta, I think the Job isn't the...

Hi Tsveta,

I think the Job isn't the important thing (at least to me).

I think what the Attorney is saying (not directly, which I can understand) is that the idea is to Leverage the job to gain...
Forum: Immigration to Canada - Questions & Resources 06-11-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,376
Posted By almo81
Provincial Nomination - Saskatchewan

Hello,

Been a while since I posted here. I've applied for PR under the federal skilled worker program about 3 years ago.

A strange thing happened - And I wanted the forum's opinion on the...
Forum: Job Agencies in Canada 08-25-2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 28,472
Posted By almo81
Which U.S. Agencies are you thinking about? ...

Which U.S. Agencies are you thinking about?

I know that many of the larger U.S. Agencies have offices in Canada.
Forum: Immigration to Canada - Questions & Resources 04-17-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,051
Posted By almo81
Don't worry about it: Placement of senior...

Don't worry about it: Placement of senior positions is usually more expensive (to the employer, that is: Out here, it's typically 10-15%). And you can't fool employers on a regular basis - Either...
Forum: Immigration to Canada - Questions & Resources 04-14-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,051
Posted By almo81
Tsveta, Thanks, I'll contact them. For...

Tsveta,

Thanks, I'll contact them.

For the fees they charge (33% of the first year's pay) They'd better be good

:D

Almo
Forum: Immigration to Canada - Questions & Resources 04-13-2007, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,051
Posted By almo81
Quebec - special rules for PR?

Hi Everybody,

He're the situation. I've applied for PR Roughly a year ago, and since then, have been quietly job-hunting (without success, so far) based on a legal opinion I got, that Once I...
Forum: Finding a Job in Canada 03-28-2007, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,410
Posted By almo81
Thanks. In that case, I won't go. Almo

Thanks.

In that case, I won't go.

Almo
Forum: Finding a Job in Canada 03-24-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,410
Posted By almo81
Thanks Tsveta, Think I should go? Before...

Thanks Tsveta,

Think I should go? Before answering: Bear in mind two things:

1. I'm aiming for fairly senior R&D positions in the IT or Telecom industries (Project Manager or better)

2. ...
Forum: Finding a Job in Canada 02-17-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,081
Posted By almo81
Hello Partha, speaking from personal...

Hello Partha,

speaking from personal experience (I'm still outside Canada, and I'm still looking), Yes it is far more difficult to find work when you're outside Canada: Recruiters will be loath...
Forum: Job Agencies in Canada 02-17-2007, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 75,278
Posted By almo81
Hi Jason,, As someone posted here earlier, ...

Hi Jason,,

As someone posted here earlier, The Recruiters WILL call you back if (and only if) they think you match the requirements of one of their customers - its their business.

What's your...
Forum: Job Agencies in Canada 02-01-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 24,502
Posted By almo81
That most It jobs go through recruiters isn't new...

That most It jobs go through recruiters isn't new to me - Every job I've ever had came through either a recruiter, or a personal connection. Job boards never worked for me though(see...
Forum: Job Agencies in Canada 01-31-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 24,502
Posted By almo81
Do employers (and I mean employers: Not...

Do employers (and I mean employers: Not recruiters) actually call you, just becase they saw you on monster?

I've been listed there for nearly 6 months now, and It hasn't happened once :mad:
...
Forum: Finding a Job in Canada 01-31-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,939
Posted By almo81
Hudda, Tsveta is right: In the IT...

Hudda,


Tsveta is right: In the IT profession, employment agencies, are the way to go. Some on this forum also claim the monster, workopolis, and other job-sites work for them too. I did...
Forum: Immigration to Canada - Questions & Resources 01-29-2007, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,632
Posted By almo81
Ran into this on the Internet (with regards to...

Ran into this on the Internet (with regards to U.S. immigration - see Q7)

http://www.immigration.com/faq/familygreen.html#49

Of course, you shouldn't trust unfamiliar sites or Forum posters: ;)...
Forum: Immigration to Canada - Questions & Resources 01-29-2007, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,924
Posted By almo81
Thumbs up Ontario to speed up Immigration process

Found this is on a web-site: May be interesting to those who haven't started the process yet.
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Ontario, Canada is set to launch a...
Forum: Immigration to Canada - Questions & Resources 01-28-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,632
Posted By almo81
sounds odd that you can't visit the US (or...

sounds odd that you can't visit the US (or Canada) while your Permanent Residency is in progress. I've never heard of this (having looked carefully at both US and Canadian immigration laws).
...
Forum: Job Interview, Resume and Cover Letter writing, Job resources 01-15-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 17,037
Posted By almo81
Someone (An MBA lecturer actually) told me of an...

Someone (An MBA lecturer actually) told me of an interesting technique for evaluating candidates to sales positions.

the Interviewer takes a peace of paper, draws a dollar sign on it, and gives...
Forum: Immigration to Canada - Questions & Resources 01-14-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,298
Posted By almo81
Hi Louis, See below for my responses (marked...

Hi Louis,

See below for my responses (marked [ALMO]). Please note that My own PR application is still in process. Also, that I have not actually tried the tempoary work permit route, so take my...
Forum: Immigration to Canada - Questions & Resources 01-12-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,298
Posted By almo81
I don't know what your profession is, or in which...

I don't know what your profession is, or in which industry you hope to find work, but It has been my experience that Canadian employers are reluctant to hire people from off-shore. And Even if you...
Forum: Job Agencies in Canada 01-08-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 23,708
Posted By almo81
Had that been the case, I'm sure I'd have heard...

Had that been the case, I'm sure I'd have heard by now....
Forum: Immigration to Canada - Questions & Resources 01-04-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,635
Posted By almo81
Though you definitely can apply yourself - be...

Though you definitely can apply yourself - be prepared for a fair amount of hassle - The paperwork is pretty difficult, and Canadian immigration is unforgiving. Having a lawyer, does make things a...
Forum: Job Agencies in Canada 01-04-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 23,708
Posted By almo81
I Don't want to burn a potentially useful agency...

I Don't want to burn a potentially useful agency by cutting them out: The odds of getting the attention of any particular employer are generally very low. A good placement company may be able to get...
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