This weekend I was able to watch a program aired I think last year at CTV. The program is called W5, a well known show in Canada which when I have a chance, I am always watching. It was called Canada: a land of broken promises and talk about immigrants living in Canada. To me, really, this is not new. Lots, and I repeat again, lots of immigrants are coming to Canada every year. And I know, because I had the same problem when I came to live in Canada that it is not easy to find a job in your field. You have to work really hard and prove to yourself that you can succeed in Canada as I did.
However, what is important to notice is that it really depends of your profession. For some of them, it is almost impossible and if not impossible, it will take a lot of time, money, patience and effort to practice your profession in Canada. Which ones? The ones that you have to apply to have your credentials recognized. A friend of mine is a well known doctor in Brazil, and he’s been trying hard to work as a doctor in Canada for at least 2 years, and still no success. Another one is a lawyer in Brazil, and she couldn’t work as a lawyer in Canada. Now, she’s back at school studying to become a paralegal.
I don’t know what is the case of the histories presented on the program, how much effort people used to learn about the Canadian system, what is involved in finding a job in your profession and if, your profession need any kind of credentials. This is a point where you have to decide if it is really worth to leave your country and come to Canada. No question that this country need immigrants. We know we need, but sometimes as you will see on the videos below, the jobs required in Canada are not the ones that people usually apply as a skilled worker. This is the difference, and you, as a candidate should evaluate and do a lot of research if you can work in your field once you arrive. Take a look at the videos below:
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There are some points that we should discuss and it is really important your opinion at this time:
- You, as a candidate, do you really know what you will face in Canada once you arrive?
- Did the Canadian embassy tell you what you can expect once you arrive in Canada as a skilled worker?
- What do you know about your profession in Canada?
- I’ve seen more than 100 comments on my post about the new immigration rules. I hope people that already applied as a skilled worker can see this post, and talk about they’re expecting.
The reporter also mentioned Joe Volpi (he is not the Immigration minister anymore) about the NotCanada website. If you did not heard about it, check it out. I will read carefully about the website and will share with you my thoughts in the future.