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From Spain to Canada

Sigfred Zamo
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Joined: Mar 04, 2002
Posts: 44
Nowadays I�m working at Madrid, Spain. I plan to move to Toronto, specifically to Kitchener-Waterloo region.
I�m a 3.5 years experienced analyst and programmer, with Visual Basic and Sybase, a lot of Oracle (Designer, Developer,..) and theoretical knowledge of Java, among other things.
Has anybody been in a similar situation? Would you recommend moving to that region?
Any comments would be very appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Sigfred Zamo<br />Software Development<p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My page</a>
Keivin Xu

Joined: Mar 21, 2002
Posts: 4
Hi Sigfred,
I'm in a similar situation. 3 years of vb, c++, java experience, passed SCJP. I'm in China now, and will go to Toronto in a couple of months. Maybe we can keep in touch.
Jake kumar

Joined: Aug 06, 2002
Posts: 1
You guys don't seem to have any clue....
refer to the misc.immigration.canada newsgroup for a true picture of the situation.
Vladan Radovanovic
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Joined: Mar 20, 2000
Posts: 216
Unfortunatelly "the kumar" is right. Things are not so good in Canada. They are actually much worse than here in States. I used to live in SW Ontario but luckily some year and a half I have moved to Metro DC. Couple of my friends have failed to find a job there for a very long time. I would suggest you not to move there unless you really have to.
Mark Herschberg

Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 6037
"the kumar",
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Sigfred Zamo
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Joined: Mar 04, 2002
Posts: 44
Well, I think I�ll wait some time before I take a decision.. I haven�t heard anything good from working at Canada nowadays..
Keivin, you can contact me whenever at my email dir. I wish you to find a job soon.
Thanks to all of you for your answers.
Jamie Robertson
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Joined: Jul 09, 2001
Posts: 1879

one problem you might come accross is that the area has 2 universities pumping out top notch CS grads. U of Waterloo math/CS program is one of the best in canada. Couple that with the job shortage and you have pretty fierce competition for jobs. You'd probably have a better chance moving directly to Toronto, Mississauga, Markham or somewhere in the Greater Toronto Area where many big companies have their national offices( with large IT departments ).
Jamie Robertson
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Joined: Jul 09, 2001
Posts: 1879

if you're not tied to living in Southern Ontario, try the market in Calgary or Edmonton. It's about the only place with money these days...Oil = $$$$ Things still seem to be booming out there.
Bartholemu Smith
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Joined: May 08, 2001
Posts: 317
Yes... what we need more is more unemployment for Canadian citizens.. Horray!
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