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Subject: Software Job market in Canada.
  Dear Members,
I have applied for PR in Canada. I would like to know the job prospects in the IT field in particular to the following fields,
--> SAP, ERP, Buisiness Warehousing
--> Java, J2EE, C# .net

I would also like to know, if its possible to apply for jobs being in my home country before coming to Canada. Will the application will be taken seriously if we do so?

waiting for your replies......Thanks in advance.....

[19-10-2007,08:41]
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Senthil
(in reply to: Software Job market in Canada.)
http://www.bctechnology.com/frameset_emp.html this is for BC only and I am sure there are other jobs posted elsewhere that are not listed on this site.

the problem with applying before landing is that you cannot provide an employer any start date. In theory, you are prospecting for future employment - not his current need. He likely needs someone to start in 2 weeks, not is 6 months or more when your paperwork is finally complete.

[19-10-2007,13:53]
[***.121.220.199]
Sharon
(in reply to: Software Job market in Canada.)
Thanks Sharon for your reply. That was useful.

But in general I would like to know,
--> Will it easy be for a software developer to find a job in canada, coz I could see lot of pessimism about highly skilled people not landing in jobs in this forum.

If any of you can give me an opinion for a software guy with 2-3 years professional experience, will it be advisable to migrate to canada? How long will it take for such a person to find a job in canada?

thanks in advance.........

[19-10-2007,14:09]
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Senthil
(in reply to: Software Job market in Canada.)
I know it is not the answer you are looking for but, it depends!

how Canadian market friendly is your resume, how are your language skills, your self confidence in an interview, the city you intend to live, the area of IT that you are interested and proficient in, what is your employment history like.

Of all the skills, IT has the best transferability. Java is Java no matter where you lived or learned your skill. If you can show a Canadian employer that you can easily slip into their existing company culture without endless adjustment, I think you could be working within a couple of months of arrival at a job you like.

When I say a couple of months - here is why... you arrive, you need a place to rent, you need furniture, you need to find out where the bus goes you need to find out where all the companys are located and who is hiring. You apply for those jobs, they take 2 weeks to call for an interview, they sometimes interview 2 and 3 times depending on how many people apply... and then they offer you a job if all goes well. Add it up. That first job takes time. You will not arrive on Monday and be working by Thursday. It simply is not the way it works. That is why CIC demands you arrive with 6 months worth of cash to keep your boat afloat while you get yourself adjusted and employed.

hope that helps

[19-10-2007,14:18]
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Sharon
(in reply to: Software Job market in Canada.)
Thanks Sharon......that was nice of you......it increases my confidence...to switch over....
Currently Iam working in a firm in germany and we need to pay lot of taxes here.....so Iam planning to shift to Canada....

So I assume that IT is one of the best places to shift into canada.......

Thanks a lot once again.....

[19-10-2007,14:32]
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Senthil
(in reply to: Software Job market in Canada.)

Interesting....

Taxes in Canada are VERY HIGH though i cannot compare it with Germany because i donot know the applicable tax rates in Germany.

Because of taxes, shifting to canada is really interesting....

[19-10-2007,14:42]
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BK
(in reply to: Software Job market in Canada.)
Senthil,
The job search engines usually give you an accurate information about the opportunities in the IT industry. These days the major job search engines like careerbuilder and monster will allow you to search by country, try those out for your skill to have a general idea.
Also, sometimes small companies will advertise in local newspapers, research them on the internet for online jobs, and ask people on this forum who live in Canada to give you a link to the most popular local publication.
One thing I can tell you is that if you are a java (or whatever hot skill) scientist with a PhD in English, don´t assume that companies will make a bee line for you once you are in Canada, I do not want to discourage you, but you are better off asking for help from people who have had previous experience immigrating into Canada with IT skills and find out the obstacles that they found, and then decide how long will it take to overcome that.
Unless you have contacts in Canada, initially it will be a struggle to find your footing, as its a new country, new people, new everything.

Good luck.

[19-10-2007,14:48]
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Raj
(in reply to: Software Job market in Canada.)
Canadians love to whine about taxes so I have no idea how we compare to a place like Germany. I think whining is a national sport.

I have a girlfriend working in IT in the US. She makes about 20K more than I do but our take home is virtually the same. The higher the income the more they take from those top dollars!

[19-10-2007,14:51]
[***.121.220.199]
Sharon
(in reply to: Software Job market in Canada.)
Hi BK,
All over europe the general taxation comes around 40%. When I searched about taxes in canada maximum it was 30%. I feel it was something better.....so I really dont whether Iam making the right decison or not.
My friends in US are earning relatively higher salaries compared to europe.

Are the American and canadian job salaries comparable atleast in software area?

And if we dont find a satisfactory job in canada can we simultaneously search for jobs in US while stayin in canada?

I dont want to bore you guyz with my questions....but I feel this information is critical not only for me for those many aspirants who want to migrate to canada.......
It will really helpful for people like me when you can answer these questions.......thanks

[19-10-2007,14:56]
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Senthil
(in reply to: Software Job market in Canada.)

On Personal Income Tax, Please visit the following site for details:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tax/individuals/faq/taxrates-e.html

But there are many other taxes, SALES Taxes, Property taxes, Health Tax....

In general pay scales in Canada is lower than US.

[19-10-2007,15:06]
[**.140.133.43]
BK
(in reply to: Software Job market in Canada.)
hello All,

i read all responses to the querries by senthil.it was useful to some extent but what i think Senthil wanted to know exactly that was it really worth applyying for canada in his field.well you may take atleast 2-6 months to collect all documets and another 1-2 years to actually get yr papers and market is always volatile .Currently next year is not expected good for atleast USA and so i think u can start yr process and hope things will be good when u actually land there

[19-10-2007,15:08]
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nidhi
(in reply to: Software Job market in Canada.)
Probably someone had forwarded this link to me. I think its a rough estimation, but take a look and see what you find.

http://www.walterharder.ca/Take%20Home%20Pay%20Calculator.html

[19-10-2007,15:09]
[***.242.242.2]
Raj
(in reply to: Software Job market in Canada.)
Senthil,

I don´t know details about software/IT related jobs in Canada so can´t tell you speciafically. However, you may find few of my postings regarding professional job market in general in Canada. What I know that IT market in Canada is relatively better than many other fields.

I would suggest you or anyone with similar question to test the job market in a easier way while staying outside. Use any friends/relatives Canadian address/phone in your resume and start sending resume. Then observe the response. I can tell you for sure that if you send resume with foreign contacts then probability will be at least 10 times less. You may use workopolis.com, monster.ca, hotjobs.ca..Toronto Star job site (Toronto is the hot IT market)...

I also know that almost all European countries have tax more than Canada. However not sure how decisive that would be alone to migrate to another country. In Canada, in general salary level is lower than the US (unless recent Canadian dollar hike continues for ever).

You may search jobs in the US while in Canada. For the interview purpose you´ll need to have visa to go there.

[19-10-2007,15:10]
[***.254.208.242]
Departed_Canadian
(in reply to: Software Job market in Canada.)
I would submit that taxes are not the most compelling reason to move to Canada.

Raj, I am also interested in hearing the obstacle as my guy comes with a PHD in computer sciences. I already know his language skills will be a challenge and we have some plans around that but I am very interested to hear the rest of the challenges as all this tech stuff might as well be martian to me.

[19-10-2007,15:16]
[***.121.220.199]
Sharon


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