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Working legally in the US with a Canadian passport (No TN, No H1B)




Blue_Peafowl
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Originally posted by tamilkuravan


Everyone's situation is unique. There is no one solution for all.

Murali




Off Topic : TK if you don't mind asking me, you have family or are you Single ?

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Post ID: 232525 25-08-16 08:09:51
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JRF
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Many interesting points..


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Originally posted by GlobalIndian

Forget about health care situation in the US: now you are obligated to buy it if you are employed and it is growing forbiddingly expensive. I am not sure they even have that many jobs there anymore; I know they are having tough time in finding jobs in hot areas of tech like Nanomaterials or pharmatech (these were my areas). When I first arrived in Canada during early 2000s, I used to get calls from US corps asking me to return for work! Many of those small corps I worked for have gone under since.

You need at least 3 crores in Indian banks in deposit accounts to bring in a couple of lacs a month! So think about how to get that dough in dollars. You should have tried back when you were here. Last summer I was in India (coastal Andhra) and very much enjoyed tasty breakfasts for 50-60 cents, great dinner for for a toonie! I am going there next summer to start work on orchard. I think you should find things to do and not make serious moves across the world just because of boredom. As far as Indians in the US goes, most Indians are consummate liars and slaves. They never get tired of telling tall tales even as they huddle in large numbers like rats into dark basements and crouch when they run into unruly blacks or irate whites.




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Post ID: 232526 25-08-16 08:32:51
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tamilkuravan
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Sir :
I am single !

Murali

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Post ID: 232527 25-08-16 08:44:39
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Blue_Peafowl
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Originally posted by tamilkuravan

Sir :
I am single !

Murali



Then go explore the world !!!

lot like me has no options cause stuck between career and family responsibility .

U r free Bird... Go fly wherever you can.

good luck




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Post ID: 232529 25-08-16 10:09:06
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tamilkuravan
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Then go explore the world !!!

lot like me has no options cause stuck between career and family responsibility .

U r free Bird... Go fly wherever you can.

good luck



Sir :
Being single does not save you from your responsibilities. I have got an Old mother (partly incapacitated) whom I am caring for along with my brother / caregiver.

Then there are some legal cases, which prevent me from being carefree.

Again, I have to plan for my future. Who will take care of me when I am invalid etc..

Life is not so simple. But agree that we should not make it overly complicated.

Murali


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Post ID: 232545 26-08-16 02:25:18
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dsd
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Understand your pain . Bless You Murali
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Post ID: 232547 26-08-16 08:24:34
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san-hugo
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TK , this is for you or people in your situation , single and want to go abroad (minus your intention to work illegally) , (I lifted the list from an article on web and take no credit )


Btw - On hindsight I also agree with hint given by AshwaniG that you might be doing it again to hog attention and you really do not mean to move out of your current comfort zone.



******An incomplete list of options to get your ass abroad and exploring the world *****


Join a volunteer organization.

If you don?t mind getting your hands dirty and putting yourself in some extreme environments, then volunteer organizations, both NGO?s and otherwise (i.e., Peace Corps) are always looking for help. You?ll most often be sent to developing countries, but some developing countries are surprisingly pleasant to live in (Thailand, Colombia, Philippines, Peru, etc.). Once you?re on the other continent, bouncing around from country to country is rarely more than a $50 bus/train/plane ticket away.

Teach English.
The pay is low and the work is hard, but this will get you a paid trip to another continent and often with really good vacation time. Asia and Latin America are the go-to continents for this with no experience or foreign language required. If you teach in Europe, you?re going to have to know the destination language at the least. A friend of mine taught English in South Korea for six months, took the money she made and went to India for three months, then taught in the Philippines for another six months and then bounced around Southeast Asia for a while after that. Not a bad experience.

Find a source of mobile income.
Poker. Stock/options trading. Freelancing. Consulting. Internet marketing. Blogging. Graphic/Web design. Writer/journalist. These are all professions I?ve run into on the road. These are all forms of income which can be earned regardless of location (and I?m sure I?m forgetting a few). Some of them have a steep and long learning-curve, but there?s never a better time to start than now.

Start an online business.
This is a massive topic which other people can cover much better than I ever could, but internet startups can often be created and managed from anywhere. In fact, there are a number of startup ?incubators? around the world where internet entrepreneurs congregate in places with high qualities of life and very low expenses (Chiang Mai in Thailand, Bali in Indonesia, Medellin in Colombia, etc.).

Convince your company to let you work remotely.
Not an option for everybody, but if you?re a programmer, developer or designer, then this could be an option for you.

Get transferred overseas.
Another option if you work for a large international corporation such as Procter and Gamble or Yahoo! is to get transferred to various locations around the world. You can often gain a lot of vacation time by working in other countries as well which will allow you to explore.
Find odd jobs as you travel. This is easy in some countries and impossibly hard in others. But finding jobs in hostels, bars and restaurants in cities you travel to can be done to support yourself wherever you go. A number of people do this. It takes time and effort and obviously is quite stressful, but it can be done.

Work on a cruise or for an airline.
Seriously. These people have amazing flexibility with their time at sea and where they get to go. I met a woman who worked on a cruise in Costa Rica and she had been to over 75 countries, living in a dozen for more than six months. She was in her early 30?s. Same concept applies to working for an airline but to a lesser extent (and far more jet lag)

Start your entire career abroad. (This is bullshit ! - SH )
In a number of developing parts of the world, particularly Asia, there?s an extremely high demand for university-educated Westerners for high-paying management positions. Countries like China, Brazil, Malaysia, and Singapore, are importing a lot of western talent. Not only can a recent college graduate skip multiple rungs on the corporate ladder by moving to one of these countries, but they can see a major quality of life increase at a lower cost-of-living. Let?s just say that making $60,000 a year in Shanghai goes a LOT further than making $80,000 per year in New York City.

You can combine a number of these strategies. Sometimes you can just take off with your savings and begin to figure it out as you go. Someone can leave with their life savings, start a blog on the way, do some freelance consultant work online, work some odd jobs here and there, and by the time their savings run out, they have a modest location-independent income.

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But as always, Google is your friend. (TK you posted this once ) There?s no shortage of websites and resources on NGO?s, internet startups, marketing, expatriation, backpacking, vagabonding, etc.

Sorry no suggestion here on how to enter US.





 
Post ID: 232560 27-08-16 20:43:41
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tamilkuravan
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San Hugo Sir :
I have already replied as to why I had asked that question of mine.

I had read the internet post that you had posted long back. It is more useful for people who want to travel the world with minimum expense.

My case is different. I am in a very high paying job in India.

Some of my BE (Engineering) batchmates had kindled my interest in the USA but with CD's response on work status, it will not work for me there.

I hope you are aware on one pest in this post. Long back, he was looking for a gullible person to send one glove to India. I told them to take care as cocaine or drugs can be hidden inside the glove. This is a standard warning that give to any person. The pest is now hovering over me. Just ignore the pest, and we shall move on.

Thank you.

Murali


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Post ID: 232566 29-08-16 05:07:24
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febpreet
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Can you not find the employer in your industry and start applying under the pretext of TN? I can see a couple of Architectural designations in the TN list:

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/tn-visa-general-occupations

There are two:
1. Architect
2. Land Surveyor

You can start up the process by creating a profile of this industry (again, highly regulated) in the US, may be contact some employers through LinkedIn, and go from there. If you have been active in your Architectural profession and know the stuff, then you might have a chance, albeit pretty slim. But, no harm in trying.

If I am not wrong, then I think you may have done SAP as well. If you haven't forgotten the concepts, just polish them a bit and try to land up a Consulting position.

All of the above suggestions are quite a long shot and might not be possible, but if you won't try, you won't know.

Good luck!


 
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Post ID: 232571 30-08-16 12:42:13
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tamilkuravan
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Febreeth :
Thank you for your views.

It is quite possible that I get some Architecture related jobs like Drafting easily. Not sure if it will enable me to get a TN1 Visa. Regulated title of an Architect is not easy to get.

SAP HR can help too. I studied at a desi institute some 6 years back and then I was coached by a SAP HR employee of IBM. He coached me very well but after 6 years, I have forgotton it. I can refresh it.

Not sure how the (Technical) job market in the USA is now.

Murali

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