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Subject: Success in Canada
 
I was hired as an RF technician while holding an Engineering degree.
After getting used to the weather, finding my way back home and so on. I did a personal effort to fit in this society with leaving behind who I really am.

Fitting into the society I would define it as asking questions about there history, background. Trying different kind of foods from different ethnic groups, just because at the end that is what makes Canadian culture. Multiculturisim.

I haven´t done enough to get my P.Eng designation however, I was hired in another company as another techncian and didn´t take long to obtain a manager position.

I used to be called " the installer" When I first moved here.

Lately I am called "Chief Executive Officer". Of a well recognized Company in Alberta.

The secret... I don´t feel different, I am just another Canadian who walks around wearing a toque when is damn cold out there.
I have noticed, some cultures do not talk to asians, whites, hispanic you name it!!!! They feel "different" also they feel NOT accepted and the sad true behind them is that they are the ones who are not accepting different believes and so on.

Yeah, you have to work hard, nothing comes for free, BUT you have to work smart, merge with the culture, eat what you haven´t try before, listen to the music that you haven´t heard and very important try to understand the jokes!!!!!

The day that you laugh about a joke you heard at work, that day you are understanding "English" and most important you are understanding the culture and finally you can be part of it.

I heard people saying "Canada is not for everyone" well, nor Fish or steak so deal with it!

There is a tendency of the human being to yell out loud the negative side of the story but very few talk about success.

I have been very busy working in my success that I have had no time to complain about the things that I don´t like as an immigrant myself.




[17-10-2007,16:09]
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Bill
(in reply to: Success in Canada)
Excuse my grammar mistakes, I was in a rush!!! ;)
(AND fast fingers Freddy shot it without checking spelling)
lol


First sentence:
I was hired as an RF technician while holding an Engineering degree.
After getting used to the weather, finding my way back home and so on. I did a personal effort to fit in this society withOUT leaving behind who I really am.

[17-10-2007,16:12]
[***.34.111.122]
Bill
(in reply to: Success in Canada)
There are always some who succeed and others who fail. I immigrated less than 4 years ago. I haven´t stayed without job even a single day so far. In fact, I will somehow find a way to take a vacation one of these days. I am no CEO or a lead engineer or anything like that... just the ordinary nerd (3rd world) made into Canada after college days in the US. I am single and that I think helps a lot when planning your financial scenario... No complaints here... In a month or two I will cross 100 grand in savings/investment accounts and sure as hell I will drink to it once I actually cross the point. Good luck to the luckless folks around.
[17-10-2007,16:36]
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Jack
Success in Canada (in reply to: Success in Canada)

Good to hear your success story. CONGRATS.

Just curious. Are you working in an oil-related environment in Alberta?


[17-10-2007,17:06]
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BK
(in reply to: Success in Canada)
Came back to Canada in 2002 after being out of the country for five and a half years. Was successful overseas and have been successful in Canada. I know this place is not for everyone but the opportunity Canada gives back to those that contribute means it the place for me.

Lets be nice and accept that point. Life is precious and all too soon we will be gone so lets all try to be more positive.

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com

[17-10-2007,18:00]
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Roy
(in reply to: Success in Canada)
Also curious why the move from the states? (assume you´re a U.S. citizen?)
[17-10-2007,20:35]
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Richard
(in reply to: Success in Canada)
Canadian all the way through Richard. Was in third world Ukraine every winter for five years and sailed every summer.

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com

[17-10-2007,21:42]
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Roy
(in reply to: Success in Canada)
Thanks Roy. Similar for me except Poland every year. And I think for same reason - spouse.

Am glad to hear about Bill´s success story. I wonder why he emigrated from the U.S., though.

[18-10-2007,09:30]
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Richard
(in reply to: Success in Canada)

Hi Richard,

A comment with all due respect;

I don´t want to live in the US anymore there is nothing to be proud of down there. Just look at our history and current situation.
I am no longer a US citizen.
That is all have to say.

Cheers




[18-10-2007,12:40]
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Bill
(in reply to: Success in Canada)
Hi Bill,

I´m in complete respect of your move and change. You may have noticed from previous postings my feelings are similar. In many ways it´s a difficult decision, at least for me.

You need not say more.

[18-10-2007,14:19]
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Richard
(in reply to: Success in Canada)
I presume Richard was asking me why move from the US. I had no motive or big game plan when I moved to Canada. While at conference meetings (I am serious tech nerd, no not infotech... the real tech), I hooked up with Canadians (by sheer chance) and got an offer for job during the second year of work in the US. By that time, I was curious about Canada and looking for a change in scenery. So I moved and found out it is much faster to become resident here than in the US so I am one now! Well, I don´t come to this forum often so that´s all I gotta say about myself in Canada. Gotta run.
[19-10-2007,15:23]
[***.202.148.118]
Jack