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Subject: Need Frank Suggestion
  Hi I am in a very advanced stage of USA gc and on the ohter hand my canadian gc is approved...i need you people to tell me if going to Canada is worth it, at the cost of quitting USA even though my US greencard is in a very advanced final stage, i need serious honest feedback on the job situation in Canada, I have 5 years of software work experienc in US and still working in US now, please tell me the exact job situation for software engineers in canada, how soon can jobs be got, I am very good in commuincation, technically sound, pleaseing personality and all that + 5 yrs US work experience...how long will it take generally to find software jobs in canada, whats the pay scale like...honest and experienced opinions and feedback only please....
[31-05-2006,17:31]
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Anonymous
(in reply to: Need Frank Suggestion)
Canada is never going to US in any prespective. Job, Pay etc. All the jobs are here. I mean most of the IT systems are build and maintained here. So Canada is just like a secondary option.
[31-05-2006,18:20]
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bob
(in reply to: Need Frank Suggestion)
unless you are in the entertainment end of software work - stay where you are.
[31-05-2006,18:32]
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sharon
(in reply to: Need Frank Suggestion)
wait for your US green card to arrive first and then you can stay where you are at, however if it is taking too long and things are prolonging for nothing, it probably is not worth it, since unless it is approved, it can be declined also. Market comparison-wise, of course there is no match between the two. I´m sure u got tons of options in US than in Canada, regardless of how pleasing you are and how much you know.
[31-05-2006,21:25]
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Anonymous
(in reply to: Need Frank Suggestion)
I would suggest you stay in the US cause the pay is higher....or so I´ve heard. I know people who´re right our of university here and they making about 70K a year doing programming. However, this is at Petro Canada which is a very big company and plus they had connections to get in. If you have a good job in the US lined up, stay there, and come up here only if you make some strong ties in Canada or find a job before moving here. Hope that sort of helps. Bigger market in the US too.
[31-05-2006,23:29]
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Anonymous
(in reply to: Need Frank Suggestion)
I am in a similar situation. My green card was taking too long (still not done) so I applied for Canada and got it before my US green card case was even reviewed. So I decided to just go ahead and abandon my US application, even though I have lots of time left on my US visa.

If your green card is a certainty, I would stay in the US. IMO there is more opportunity in the US and it pays more, at least judging from payscales I´ve seen. Canada is a bit like a satellite country for computer stuff, even for my company which is fairly large and has offices in Canada. However, since you have quite a bit of experience in the US, I expect most places will at least give you an interview and not reject you outright, but they may pressure you to tell them why you are leaving the US to go to Canada (happened to me). I am also looking to have a job lined up before I actually drive across the border.

By the way, I´m in the computer industry also.

[01-06-2006,01:55]
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Anonymous
(in reply to: Need Frank Suggestion)
This is the right desicion, it´s totally a waste of time to be waiting years of waiting for your green card to get done, even after that it has a lot of restrictions and citizenship seems like a decade away with many complexities as well.

By the way are you trying to get a job before appearing physically for an interview there in canada? you said you haven´t crossed the border, so I´m kinda taking it in literal sense here. It´s a good deal but looks a bit difficult to do that over the phone.

[01-06-2006,04:15]
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Anonymous
(in reply to: Need Frank Suggestion)
Getting job in Canada will not be a big deal for you.I´m also a software engineer with around 7 yrs of exp. But I know one thing for sure,if you are getting US GC then it´s worth waiting,but not at the cost of the Canadian PR.
What I mean is... you can take a chance of landing here and going back and still you can wait for your GC.. incase it´s really taking too much of time and there are chances that you are going to miss the chance to get Canadian citizenship.Then head to Canada.

[01-06-2006,04:24]
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Lucky
(in reply to: Need Frank Suggestion)
Thanks for all your inputs, my US greencard is stuck in retrogression as I fall under the EB3 category and I am from India. So right now my position is I have a 3.5 years waiting period as of today for my US greencard to be approved even though its in a very advanced stage. But I just got my PPR (have sent Passport to CIC Buffalo for stamping). So do you think I will have like 6 to 8 months time to land from today? So since I have a 3.5 year waiting period for US gc, and will be getting my Canadian PR say in about 6 months, how should I plan this out?? I am confused as hell :) Please advise. So in this scenario is it worth leaving USA for Canada or just wait 3 years to see if US visa numbers (dates) move up and then take a decision? Thanks.
[01-06-2006,12:21]
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Anonymous
(in reply to: Need Frank Suggestion)
USA has 20 times more opportunities than Canada. Get your USAGC then make a decision. If it is me, I will stay in USA and then come to Canada anytime I want.
[01-06-2006,21:42]
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LP
(in reply to: Need Frank Suggestion)
Yes, I was interviewing over the phone, since if I cross the border I would have to stay there for too long (to get PR card etc) and quit my current job in the US, which I am not ready to do yet. It is hard over the phone and if they like you they will ask to see you in person, so it´s a tough situation right now but at least I am getting some good leads which may turn into jobs when I get there.
But I am pretty much decided to go and there´s no turning back. I like the fact that I would finally be able to say "FU" to my employer if they are annoying me too much -- something you can´t really do while on an H1B.

[01-06-2006,22:47]
[***.232.75.42]
Anonymous


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