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Best time for Landing? Places for IT opportunities?




Hi All,

I am new to this forum. I have got my PR and it is valid until November 30th, when is the best time between July and November to land?

We are planning to land in toronto. And then move onto a smaller city. Any suggestions so as where we can find IT opportunities (my spouse works as IT Support Technician)

How good is Mississauga? How much does it cost for a family of 3 for a month?
How do you get the accomodation without having an employer reference and credit score as we just landed there? Any suggestions please.

And when it comes to children, my son is 3 years old, anything that i should look out for as we will be landing during winter?

Thank you very much!


 
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Cost for a family of 3 is about $ 2,000 - $ 2,500 per month, ongoing expense for frugal middle class living.

But your initial one time expense for buying furniture, bed, mattress, TV , dining table, coffee table will be higher. Budget $ 5,000 at least for that.

$ 2,000 - $ 2,500 per month will include 1 BHK Rental apartment, Groceries, Simple Clothing/shoes/jacket ( Not brand name ), Public Transport - Bus & Train ( No private car ), Cable, Internet, Cell Phone. Some entertainment, but not much like eating out once a month or watching a movie once a month or some nearby local attraction like Niagara Falls once a month.

The best time is NOW in summer ! Come here alone, see whether you like it or not, and then get your family here by November 30 . Would not advice you to come with a 3 year old kid & wife initially. You can always go back, when you don't or can't find a job. You will save your wife & kids expense that way.

Try to settle down and find a job in your line/profession ( very very very hard if you are an immigrant & almost impossible ).

Nowadays even low level survival minimum wage jobs are hard to find if you are an immigrant. Earlier immigrants used to do these jobs, but now White kids do these jobs for pocket money or for paying their College & University fees. So you will be competing with White kids between the age of 16-25 for these survival jobs.

First 90 days there is no medical insurance, so god forbid something happens to your 3 year old. You will have to buy private medical insurance for the first 3 months as Canada won't cover you.


 
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End of November is not a good time to land from employment point of view (except seasonal/retail). Things will start picking up after January when Christmas holidays are over and people have returned back to work.

If you have a friend/relative then they could sign up as a guarantor for the apartment. Those will have one year leases. Some apartments or basements may be willing to go in on month to month basis.

Try to get most of your winter clothes in Canada.

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End of November is not a good time to land from employment point of view (except seasonal/retail). Things will start picking up after January when Christmas holidays are over and people have returned back to work.

If you have a friend/relative then they could sign up as a guarantor for the apartment. Those will have one year leases. Some apartments or basements may be willing to go in on month to month basis.

Try to get most of your winter clothes in Canada.



Why just the end of November ? No time is a good time to land from employment point of view, if you are an immigrant.

January & February are brutal in Canada & a waste of time.

6 Feet of snow, with bone chilling temperatures. Its dark, gloomy & depressing.

Things picking up is the last thing that happens in January, unless you are a polar bear or an eskimo.

Honestly besides the 3 months of Summer in Canada, the rest of the 9 months are a joke.
You should be outside Canada the other 9 months & just come here for 3 months for a vacation.


 
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welcome
welcome to my country.

IT jobs best place is Toronto. I like the suggestion that husband comes first and you come later with the child.

this is the best time to land. cold starts from nov and lasts till march.

let your husband conserve mobey. he can eat in soup kitchens and get free rations from the food bank.

you should target $ 1000 per montn budget for your husband should he land alone and $2000 per month for both of you.

you can use furniture that has been put in garbage or buy in second sales.

if you donot have a person to guide uou, you will lose 3 months tryibg to figure things out.

you 3 year old son will get $ 450 per month from the govt to take care of your expenses. so that is an income. childcare costs can range from $ 800 to $ 1200 per month for your son, if you also start working.

i live in chennai. i lived in canada for 9 years. if you need you can contact me for more insider view of canada. message me your number. i have unlimited mins in my cellphone.

murali from chennai

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Which came first.....The chicken or the Egg?...
I do not want to throw a Monkey wrench in your operations nor a pineapple into the scheme of things to upset your apple cart. If it is your spouse who is supposed to get into the work force first, then she should be here along with you to explore the job availability and the current scenery here together with you. I am sure the son tags along. So, it is the whole family or none that comes into Canada.

The Air Carriers permit Two suitcases each and I feel the child deserves two as well. You should get all of the warm clothing and all of the required items too for his start. You be the judge of it. They will also allow one pram or a cart of your choice FREE to take into the flight.

In my books you all should purchase your kitchen utensils and Corelle Dishes here after landing and use the available weight for your clothes and items that you cherish.

Here is a website that provides a good list of jobs as they appear.
INDEED..: https://ca.indeed.com/Junior-Network-Support-Technician-jobs

What it is that they do here in Canada..: http://www.senecacollege.ca/program/information-and-communications-technology.html

Some Info from Immigration websites.
http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/canada-needs-182000-people-to-fill-these-it-positions-by-2019/287535

https://www.randstad.ca/hot-jobs/technology-jobs-in-demand/

RENTALS..: If you co-operate with the owners, the people who rent it out to you will be a lot more reasonable and permit you to rent the same without being stringent in their requirements. https://4rent.ca/Mississauga-High-Rise-Apartment-Linwood-Apartments-4R1789/
https://4rent.ca/Mississauga-High-Rise-Apartment-Bristol-Arms-Apartments-4R1790/
VERY SHORT TERM..: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-short-term-rental/mississauga-peel-region/location-location-location-2-bedroom-spacious-separate-entrance/1282996768?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
Very Good One..: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-short-term-rental/mississauga-peel-region/amazing-basement-you-can-move-in-today/1282847219?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-short-term-rental/mississauga-peel-region/spectacular-basement-available-near-highway-410/1280394010?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-2-bedroom-apartments-condos/mississauga-peel-region/2-bedroom-walkout-basement-for-rent-in-heartland-area/1284385775?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

There will be many more that become available from time to time. Since you are not locked in?, you can switch to a newer location close to work at a later date.
If you can drive and do not mind living a long distance away..: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-short-term-rental/mississauga-peel-region/large-basement-for-rent-immediately/1283973379?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

AND for the child..: The boy will get his own allowance from the Government and you might not feel the sums spent on his account. He will need to get POTTY Trained first. He can be enrolled into Junior Kinder Garden system for the Half days and if needed you can pay for the full day and pay for the Extra Time that he spends after school hours. If he eats normal diet and is currently on adult food, small portions, there are a good and ample availability of children's/babies food on the grocery shelves for their intake.


Good luck with your landing.

FH.
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EDIT..:
http://www.accesscentre.ca/employers
http://www.immigrationpeel.ca/en/about-peel-region/Employment-Centres.asp Phone 905-791-7800
http://pwp.vpl.ca/siic/job-search-resources/finding-companies-that-hire-immigrants/ Contact Us 604-331-3603
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/services/index.asp
https://www.jvstoronto.org/pre-arrival/
http://www.accesemployment.ca/index.php/contact-us/acces-locations
http://www.casip.ca/index.php/job-seekers.html
http://www.careerabroad.ca/
http://www.oacett.org/getmedia/41267549-4cb8-406f-9a55-cffaa98fdf53/employmentresourcesfactsheet.pdf.aspx
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Originally posted by warrioraks100

Hi All,

I am new to this forum. I have got my PR and it is valid until November 30th, when is the best time between July and November to land?

We are planning to land in toronto. And then move onto a smaller city. Any suggestions so as where we can find IT opportunities (my spouse works as IT Support Technician)

How good is Mississauga? How much does it cost for a family of 3 for a month?
How do you get the accomodation without having an employer reference and credit score as we just landed there? Any suggestions please.

And when it comes to children, my son is 3 years old, anything that i should look out for as we will be landing during winter?

Thank you very much!





 
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Quote:
Originally posted by tamilkuravan

welcome to my country.

IT jobs best place is Toronto. I like the suggestion that husband comes first and you come later with the child.

this is the best time to land. cold starts from nov and lasts till march.

let your husband conserve mobey. he can eat in soup kitchens and get free rations from the food bank.

you should target $ 1000 per montn budget for your husband should he land alone and $2000 per month for both of you.

you can use furniture that has been put in garbage or buy in second sales.

if you donot have a person to guide uou, you will lose 3 months tryibg to figure things out.

you 3 year old son will get $ 450 per month from the govt to take care of your expenses. so that is an income. childcare costs can range from $ 800 to $ 1200 per month for your son, if you also start working.

i live in chennai. i lived in canada for 9 years. if you need you can contact me for more insider view of canada. message me your number. i have unlimited mins in my cellphone.

murali from chennai



Yes, used furniture from White people's garbage is a very good idea. Thank you for that suggestion. You just saved some Indian immigrant some money.

But be careful that there are no bed bugs in that furniture thrown in garbage. Plus you have to be quick & collect it before the recycling day and garbage truck comes. Disinfect the furniture & clean it before bringing it into your house.

Yes $ 450 per child is good profit. If they give birth to another kid here, they can get $ 900 per month for both. $ 900 is enough for basement rent, so basically your kids will pay your rent.

You can also get baby food & diapers for free in food banks, if you beg a little. Also some places like church will give you used baby clothes for free. So your kids won't cost you anything, and the $ 450 money meant for them can be used for rent. I know Paki & Bangladeshi & even Indian Muslims, who have 4-5 kids just for that.

Also the child born here will get Canadian citizenship.


 
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Quote:
Originally posted by pendse

Cost for a family of 3 is about $ 2,000 - $ 2,500 per month, ongoing expense for frugal middle class living.

But your initial one time expense for buying furniture, bed, mattress, TV , dining table, coffee table will be higher. Budget $ 5,000 at least for that.

$ 2,000 - $ 2,500 per month will include 1 BHK Rental apartment, Groceries, Simple Clothing/shoes/jacket ( Not brand name ), Public Transport - Bus & Train ( No private car ), Cable, Internet, Cell Phone. Some entertainment, but not much like eating out once a month or watching a movie once a month or some nearby local attraction like Niagara Falls once a month.

The best time is NOW in summer ! Come here alone, see whether you like it or not, and then get your family here by November 30 . Would not advice you to come with a 3 year old kid & wife initially. You can always go back, when you don't or can't find a job. You will save your wife & kids expense that way.

Try to settle down and find a job in your line/profession ( very very very hard if you are an immigrant & almost impossible ).

Nowadays even low level survival minimum wage jobs are hard to find if you are an immigrant. Earlier immigrants used to do these jobs, but now White kids do these jobs for pocket money or for paying their College & University fees. So you will be competing with White kids between the age of 16-25 for these survival jobs.

First 90 days there is no medical insurance, so god forbid something happens to your 3 year old. You will have to buy private medical insurance for the first 3 months as Canada won't cover you.



Thank you!


 
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Quote:
Originally posted by rajcanada

End of November is not a good time to land from employment point of view (except seasonal/retail). Things will start picking up after January when Christmas holidays are over and people have returned back to work.

If you have a friend/relative then they could sign up as a guarantor for the apartment. Those will have one year leases. Some apartments or basements may be willing to go in on month to month basis.

Try to get most of your winter clothes in Canada.



Thank you!


 
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Quote:
Originally posted by tamilkuravan

welcome to my country.

IT jobs best place is Toronto. I like the suggestion that husband comes first and you come later with the child.

this is the best time to land. cold starts from nov and lasts till march.

let your husband conserve mobey. he can eat in soup kitchens and get free rations from the food bank.

you should target $ 1000 per montn budget for your husband should he land alone and $2000 per month for both of you.

you can use furniture that has been put in garbage or buy in second sales.

if you donot have a person to guide uou, you will lose 3 months tryibg to figure things out.

you 3 year old son will get $ 450 per month from the govt to take care of your expenses. so that is an income. childcare costs can range from $ 800 to $ 1200 per month for your son, if you also start working.

i live in chennai. i lived in canada for 9 years. if you need you can contact me for more insider view of canada. message me your number. i have unlimited mins in my cellphone.

murali from chennai



Sure. Thank you!


 
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