validity of indian degrees in canada

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Subject: validity of indian degrees in canada
DEAR SIR
PL TELL ME WHETHER OUR INDIAN DEGREES SUCH AS MA (ENGLISH)B ED,M PHIL OR BEHMS HAVE ANY VALIDITY IN CANADA? CAN ONE SEEK A JOB ON THE BASIS OF THESE DEGREES OR ONE HAS TO GO A NEW TRAINING IN CANADA TO GET JOB THERE.

RAJA
AMRITSAR iNDIA

[14-06-2008,14:35]
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INDERJIT SINGH
(in reply to: validity of indian degrees in canada)
To be honest, almost no value. You may have your credentials evaluated but that won´t help you a bit in the job market unless you personally know someone who can help you directly in hiring.

There are many immigrants doing hourly menial jpbs with UK, US..Australian degree. So, try to be in the real world.

[14-06-2008,23:28]
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DC
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here is the truth.

MA in english qualifies you for very little. Canadian´s with MA in english or philosophy have no marketable skills either. What do they qualify you to do other than teach? That said, new Canadians with strong english skills are hard to come by. That would elevate your chances in some sectors of the economy.

B. Ed...teaching degree? Each province in Canada has a College that sets criteria. There are not too many places in the world where you are eligible to do a direct transfer in with existing credentials. You would likely be required to repeat your 2 years of teacher training. Sometimes you can do a 12 month intensive (at least that is the case in BC)

Sorry, I do not know what BEHMS represents.

[14-06-2008,23:59]
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Sharon
(in reply to: validity of indian degrees in canada)
no jobs with these degrees. but u can drive truck !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[15-06-2008,02:29]
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Anonymous
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what kind of jobs can you get in your home country with these degrees?

p.s. - don´t belittle truck drivers. They make more money than school teachers.

[15-06-2008,02:38]
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Sharon
(in reply to: validity of indian degrees in canada)
Inderjit singh sahib, plz note that you have to spend atleast $2000 to get truck licence.
but don´t worry, you´ll make this much in 8 - 10 days!!! If you want to stay with your profession, you can study part time too, and write the required exam in your field.
Good Luck.

I said truck driving, because lots of Singh are driving truck and making much better than teachers, technicians, and othe professionals

[15-06-2008,12:15]
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tara singh
(in reply to: validity of indian degrees in canada)
No one should argue or undermine the truck drivers or any jobs. Just not because of money, but all jobs must deserve equal respect as all jobs are needed for the soceity. However, like truck driver shouldn´t expect to work a 8-5 regular work in a downtown office, a university educated professional also usually doesn´t expect himself to drive a truck in the interstate.

Question is the expectation level, whether with a univesity degree you would like to accept the truck driving jobs. Of course they make good money, I know they earn much hire than many university professionals.

Getting a truck driver´slicense is not just matter of money, it needs extensive training as well.

[15-06-2008,22:36]
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DC
(in reply to: validity of indian degrees in canada)
even Canadian born degree holders face this challenge. A degree does not necessarily translate into a job. It is matter of course that most high school graduates go on to some form of university education - simply for the experience and the benefit of enhanced critical thinking. Endless degrees are not necessarly directed at employment. It does not make them worthless but one does not guarantee the other.
[15-06-2008,23:17]
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Sharon
(in reply to: validity of indian degrees in canada)
Inder,
Let me give it to you straight up....
Its true that even with a Canadian MA degree you cannot find the job very easily.
Now, as far as you are concerned, don´t confuse your struggle with their struggles. I think you might have to do 1 or 2 yrs of study to be considered at par with other degree holders, and its only then you can think about starting the struggle to find a job. Meanwhile you can take up some minimum wage job to get some income.
Having said that, keep your expectations realistic and be optimistic. If you find someone who paints a rosy picture for you, then make sure you can go to them when things start to appear any different.

[16-06-2008,01:44]
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Raj
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"keep your expectations realistic and be optimistic. If you find someone who paints a rosy picture for you..."

This tells everything.

None should be trapped by getting immigration by the professional point system which basically allows you to immigrate into Canada as a professional in your field. This makes the confusion and expectation problem greatly.

[16-06-2008,11:01]
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DC
(in reply to: validity of indian degrees in canada)
I have a Turkish friend that immigrated last year. Taught ESL at the university there. Without a teaching certificate, he could not directly move into the public school system. So, he ended up working at a private ESL College for a year. Not nearly as much money or benefits but it gave him a taste of the city, paid the bills, gave him the opportunity to get his credentials sorted out and is now going to consider going back to school for his teaching certification. He is 44.

His biggests struggle as an english teacher is that he has an accent that makes teaching pronounciation a problem and his vocabulary is textbook rather than conversation. He knows the grammer - absolutely but again - it presents a challenge.

He still loves Canada and has met an lovely girl who he recently married in the spring.

[16-06-2008,12:56]
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Sharon