IT WORTH COMING TO CANADA AS SKILLED WORKER?
It shall depend on
the price you will have to pay compared with what you will receive in the
future. In simple terms, it shall depend on the result of making a real
personal evaluation of the cost-benefit relationship. This means to know the
real price you will be paying when you take the decision of moving to
Canada, since the important results shall be seen in the medium and long
What you will have to
pay when you decide to leave your country and start a new life in Canada or
other country, it is not material, but mainly the emotional price of leaving
most of your affections behind for an indefinite period of time (perhaps
forever). These affections are mainly your family, your friends and your
surroundings of a life (neighbourhood, city, country, work, language etc.)
In some cases, it
also implies to leave your professional career behind to start a new
occupation. It is very frequent in Canada to start a new working career,
even after 40, especially if it is difficult to practice yours. In other
cases, people find other activities of more interest, economically better
rewarded or simply more gratifying.
In some cases it is
easy to make the decision and take the opportunities offered by Canada. If
you are in a regular or bad economic or professional position in your
country, if you have knowledge of English or French, if you have children
and you think that you will positively handle the situation of leaving far
from the rest of your family and friends. It is easy to make the decision
when the cost is not very high, or when you don’t have much to loose, and in
exchange you can improve your economic situation and the welfare of your
Getting a good job in
a good technical or professional position in Canada shall depend on many
factors, but specially on the personal preparation, and attitude you have
as a person (plus a little bit of luck). Any immigrant can evaluate by
himself how competent and successful he has been from the working and
professional point of view in his own country. These personal abilities
which make him competent and successful shall be the base to sell his
working image and experience in Canada. If you are confident that you have
a good education in your career, professional abilities, personal confidence
in what you do, organization capacity, method and disposition to sacrifice
in order to get your goals, and besides you have an acceptable or good level
of English, your future in Canada will surely be successful and you will
easily adapted. In few words, if you have been competent in your job in your
country, you probably will be competent in Canada.
It is also frequent
to see immigrant families in which the parents (bad English, bad education
or with careers which cannot be successfully exercised in Canada) survive in
a bad job with low salary during the necessary time (three or four years)
with the purpose of getting the "Canadian Citizen" status and passport for
their children, Then, they return to their countries, where they have
relatives and friends who could help them recover their social and
professional stability, which they could not obtain in Canada, but with the
“partially” obtained goal of having secured their children’s future entrance
and legality in Canada.
On the other hand,
there are also cases in which it is NOT advisable to leave all and move to
Canada to start from the beginning. There are cases in which people is not
very convinced of taking this decision, and it is hard for them to leave a
good and comfortable economic, social and family position. Neither when the
applicant has a poor level of English, has not technical or professional
abilities useful in the Canadian working market, in some professions (PhDs,
lawyers, dentists) and in general, the possibilities offered in Canada are
not so attractive. In those cases, it could be a mistake to start from 0,
after having acquired a status, when you will have to start in another
occupation to earn your living. Many people which have come in that
circumstances decide to return to their countries after a period of time (if
they can) where they know that they are socially and professional taken into
For example, a family
in which the husband is a surgeon and the wife is a dentist, with one or
more children. In their country of origin the surgeon works in a Hospital
and attends particular patients. She has her own dental consult with her own
patients. A relative helps with the children care and besides they have an
employee for the domestic service. In Canada, the studies and degrees of
this couple shall not be recognized. Although in theory there is a
possibility for health professionals to be recognized by Canadian academic
authorities, the probabilities are minimum, less than 5% indeed, for foreign
doctors and dentists to approve the exams and courses necessary to be
authorized to exercised their professions in Canada. For many of them,
which have left a comfortable social and professional life in their
countries, to come to Canada to be "nobody" it could be a "nightmare", a
wrong calculated project. In these and other similar cases, IT IS NOT
ADVISABLE, to come to Canada.
In the case of health professionals (doctors, dentists, nurses etc) the
most advisable is to come to Canada and begin studies again. In some
cases, they will have to approve some exams, get authorizations and
return to the University for a while, to get licenses and professional
acknowledgement in Canada. This way, although it is a little bit long,
it is the most suitable to exercise this type of careers.
There are some cases in which the main problems for a Skilled
Worker are not his preparation, nor his level of English, or the
real desire to start again. The main problem is the lack of a
relative or friend in Canada to receive him at the airport, to
help him during the first days with the search of a home, to
guide him in the search of a job, and to inform him about the
basic subjects to start living in Canada. If this is your case,
WE CAN HELP YOU, in your
establishment in the Ontario Province. Contact us and
we will find you someone to help you in finding the most
economic and reliable solution to the problem of your first home
in Toronto, to pick you up at the airport and help you in the
initial installation procedures.
The following are the
aspects that an immigrant usually leaves behind:
Your family (father, mother, brothers and sisters, uncles, cousins, nephews
Your school, university and work friends
Your work colleagues and friends
Cultural and recreation environment that you have had during your life.
Your economic welfare as a professional in your country.
Your quiet and stimulating life
The immigration of
professionals and workers from developing countries to others like Canada or
USA takes place with the general objective of looking of a better future,
with more opportunities, especially for the children and the future
generations. The cost pay for this possibility is to loose affections,
family roots and to sacrifice a possible comfortable position of the
generation taking this decision.
Each person and each case are different.
The education and social levels and the life expectations of each
individual are very different. For that reason, IT CANNOT BE CONSIDERED
IN GENERAL that leaving your country to live in a foreign one shall be a
right or wrong decision for everybody.
SHOULD BE THINKING CAREFULLY…. IF YOU…
If you are older than 49, you
have a stable job in the city you like, you have children older than 18 and
independent (in case of coming, they will not be allowed in your visa
IF YOU ARE HAPPY WITH YOUR
SYSTEM OF LIFE in your country and you like being among the ones you love.
If you and your family have a
high social, professional or economic position in your country and your
safety is not in danger.
If you are in a good economic
condition and you have and enjoy a big and united family.
If your job is stable and you
usually have professional positions of control with many people at your
If you are not a tolerant good
character person, or with great capacity for sacrifice.
If you have domestic service
personnel for you and your family (chauffer, cook, maid etc). In Canada you
will surely have to do many of these jobs by yourself.
If social activities are very
important for you or your family (social or sports club, social parties etc)
and you use to have them in your country.
If you do not have a good
English level. (at least until you get it)
If you are older of 49 and you
are not technical and professional updated, or you don’t have an ability or
experience of use at the Canadian working market.
If you have one or more
academic degrees, but you don’t have knowledge or specific working
experience in an specific field to work in Canada (a sea of knowledge with a
millimeter of depth).
If you don’t have enough
information about the immigration process or YOU DON’T HAVE A PLAN to come
IF YOU HAVE NOT FULLY READ
IF IT IS WORTH
- If you are young (younger
than 35), are married and have or want to have a family and kids.
If your professional work
is not satisfactory or you are underemployed.
- If you have a good level of
English and you like the American way of living.
- If you have nothing to
- If you are not comfortable
with the social or economic situation in your country or your safety is in