Opinion de un keniano
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enero 24, 2006 a las 1:39 am #212533
A tough life for immigrants
Publication Date: 1/22/2006
The impression given about Canada in a story in the Lifestyle magazine in the Sunday Nation of January 15, on the achievements of Kenya-born Canadian diplomat Bhupinder Singh Liddar, as far as employment is concerned is absolutely false.
I am a Kenyan computer professional who emigrated to Canada last August. I have international qualifications and a wealth of experience in Information Technology and banking. However, six months down the line I have not landed a single IT job.
There is blatant discrimination against new immigrants for top jobs and without Canadian experience, you do not get a job. I have put in more than 300 applications since arriving here but I’ve not received a single response. And this is the case with all immigrants whether you are black, white or brown.
There are no white collar jobs available for professionals and let nobody kid you about that. People with PhDs are driving taxis, delivering pizzas and filling up cars at petrol stations. Your qualifications and work experience elsewhere are not recognised in Canada and I challenge the Canadian government to state otherwise.
There is a big debate going on in the Canadian Press about this very issue and all the political parties are promising to do something about this sorry situation.
Professionals who come here are given menial jobs and if you are one of those lucky few who do manage to get a job of your choice, the government taxes you to death and you live from hand to mouth.
I would like to caution all my fellow African professionals, who may be thinking of coming here in search of greener pastures to forget the rosy picture that the Government of Canada paints on its websites.
I urge my fellow professionals to consider very carefully all the pros and cons before coming to Canada. Life is not a bed of roses, as portrayed on the government-sponsored websites. And even if you scrounge around and spend a fortune to upgrade your professional skills and land a decent job, there is no job security.
You can be let go just like that when there is no work. I think it is important to highlight the truth before people spend a small fortune to get to Canada and then realise that it was all in vain.
There are literally millions of new immigrants who are suffering silently and I think it is my duty to highlight this problem and help avert further misery for others.
Canada.enero 24, 2006 a las 7:00 am #212534
With all my respect to his situation, I think it is his fault not to prepare before he arrives to Canada.
It is all about preparation, is not a secret that EVERYONE has to pay taxes, otherwise the country will not offer as many facilities as they could.
This article seems like I read it before, however, there is a huge problem regarding jobs, and each experience is different from another. Like he just said and I quote “I urge my fellow professionals to consider very carefully all the pros and cons before coming to Canada” Everyone who is considering coming to Canada MUST DO SO.
I know for a fact, there is a bunch of African people in Canada, some of them can not communicate as fluent as they wanted, language is the main reason to reject from an opportunity to get a job, and I am not saying there is no discrimination, cause discrimination we will find it in any place of the earth.
It just my opinion, one thing is to know the path, and it is a different ball game when you walk through the path.enero 24, 2006 a las 8:22 am #212535
Buba, If you are an IT un the US with a wealth of qualifications I CAN ASSURE you, you’ll land a job in three weeks. I have placed unknowingly at least ten people in matter of days. At the very least you will get at leats ten phone calls.
Now I dare YOU (and all of those in this forum who seem to know so WEEEELLL about life) to report back to this forum as soon as you get to GTO (I am not saying MTL) and start your hunting and tell us how is it going.
Canada is not a bad place at all, but their economy is not cranking the kind of jobs YOU need in quantities.
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