^ as told to me by an ex girlfriend who lives in Vancouver
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^ as told to me by an ex girlfriend who lives in Vancouver
in Vancouver, 95% of the jobs are not advertised. that's the "hidden job market". most of the 5% jobs that are advertised will go to someone the head of HR knows. in Vancouver/BC, "networking" is another term for "its not what you know, it's who you know". my ex girlfriend, who graduated with a degree in business from UBC (she's Vancouver born and bred), told me. nyahahaha
anyway, good luck to you. You'll need it if you're in Vancouver. nyahahaha
VOS, I already know all the info you posted but thanks anyway.
As I am sitting in front of my laptop, it amazes me how some people could just blatantly laugh at other people's misfortune.
^ i'm not laughing at your dilemma (it's more like there will be more challenges in vancouver than elsewhere so you'll need luck). i didn't mean to sound unsympathetic but let me put it this way, at least the poor saps who haven't been to vancouver who think it's just peachy there will get some first hand info from you and some second hand info from me about the job situation,
and i do sincerely mean good luck to you.
Alberta is still an option Tony.... just hang on in there, I can't say much about Vancouver but yes, even jobs not in your line of work pays higher here in Edmonton. And your plan of getting upgrades through CGA will open doors for you. Goodluck and PM if you need more information...
Sa Toronto, kahit saan sulok ka pupunta, puro pinoy makikita mo. Sa convention center, lahat pinoy nag wo-work, sa hotel, naglalakad sa daan tulak tulak stroller or hila hila aso, sa mall, anywhere. Di mo ma miss ang pinas.
Itong immigration kasi ng mga pinoy, particularly in Canada and Australia is pure business, especially after it became even more difficult to go to the US. Filipinos have become more desparate, and business opportunists saw the business potential. They pay big amounts of money to go abroad and when they get there, they do menial jobs they would not do in the phils, and they stay there just so they can say they are there.
A lot of people go to these countries thinking they hit the jackpot and when they get there, they work in a fast food restaurant or gas station and struggle to pay the bills. It is so sad, to go to these countries and enter a fast food restaurant and be served by a kabayan, or walk down the mall and see a kabayan pushing a stroller of a white baby.
There's nothing wrong with the working in a fast food restaurant or being a maid, we all do what we have to do. But if you are educated and highly skilled, then ask yourself if you deserve that. These countries like it when they turn us into slaves, so they wouldn't do the dirty jobs themselves.
I hate it when pinoys fall into this trap over and over.
guys, do you know where to apply ng job for canada? kahit anong job po.. undergard ako ng college
harryw, kaya nila nagagawang magmigrate e para na rin sa mga anak nila, dito mo talaga makikita kung hanggang saan ang pasensya at tyaga ng isang tao
sabi ko din dati, kung ok ka na super ganda na ng trabaho mo sa pinas ex. doctor ka na sa mmc, kelangan mo pa bang magmigrate sa canada? I don't think so.
meron na po kaming visa for canada kaya lang next year sa april pa kami pupunta doon but peak season pala yun? ang mahal nang mga plane tikets manila - toronto...saan po ba tayo maka kuha nang low fares?? sino po merong alam na pwedeng puntahan??
Well there's lots of doctors and professionals who still go abroad. So saying they're doing it for their family is just a small part of the picture. But that's ok, people are never satisfied, that's true anywhere.
Pero ang sinasabi ko lang naman is may mga tao na kumikita out of this desperate situation. They give you a fake dream and when you get there, life is tough. And with all due respect to some posters here, we've seen that very same example right on this thread and throughout this forum.
^It's really relative and not absolute.
Ang opinion ko naman, upper/ middle class ka nga sa Pinas, andun naman ang fear of kidnapping, carnapping, mugging, random crimes, etc. . .wala din masyado peace of mind. Plus, pollution, politics, healthcare, education are also problematic.
I know it's not crime free here, but at least the crime index (or the chance of having you become a crime victim) is significantly lower. Pansinin niyo: even banks, malls, subways don't have security.
So for me, the quality of life is better, and maybe this is one of the considerations that offsets the negative ones. You see where your taxes are going, you have nice healthcare, and your kids get better education.
BTW, not everyone is in this bind. . .may mga Pinoys din na nagkaroon ng rags to riches story.
You know what's sad though: whenever some Pinoys sees that a fellow Pinoy is doing well, the "crab mentality" kicks in. I think that negative energies like this contributes to the "success ceiling" of some Pinoys.
I think you may be lucky, but this thread is not about you and me. It is about the general reality that does not get a lot of attention.
Puro lang maganda ang sinasabi ng media and people who live overases. Some say they "made it" by mere fact na nakarating sila duon, but look around you. Go to Toronto for example, my god nagkalat ang pinoy sa fastfood restaurants, at pag kinausap mo sila, ang iba sa kanila is professionals in the phils and highly educated. Ito ang nakakalungkot na sitwasyon.
So I guess my post is about balance of information. Its always good that pinoys are always reminded of the reality.
And also, itong rags to riches is true in the phils too. Marami akong kilalang yumaman out of their own pawis in the Phils than overseas. In fact, yong mga yumaman sa overseas is only mayaman in comparion to the standard of living in the Phils, but not in comparison to the locals of the country of where they are staying.
I do not think this is negative energy. This is an honest and open discussion. In a way this is public service for telling people the truth, hindi false advertisement.
At itong "crab mentality" ay hindi magandang label sa pinoy. And unfortunatley, pinoy din ang nagle-label sa kapwa pinoy na crab sila. See the unfortunate irony there? Pero para sa akin, kahit saan ka magpunta, kahit anong lahi, kahit anong nationality merong ganyan. So to describe pinoys this way is an insult to pinoys. I believe Filipinos in general are very helpful to each other. If you feel this way then maybe you should surround yourself with the right people.
I can see where Jester is coming and from his posts, he seems to be not in Canada or have not experienced Canadian life at all. Tama siya but sabi nga nila at alam natin yan, Canada is not for the faint hearted. Just sad for him in saying na Pinoys come to Canada because of desperation. In some cases it might be true but not in all of them.
To qualify , just be prepared when you migrate to any country for whatever reasons you have. Bring lots of funds to upgrade to your desired level so funds for it won't be a problem anymore. Prepare to start from the ground up, at times take any job to survive for the meantime. For your kids, they can take student loans for university or colleges which are interest free and portion of which are tax deductible to achieve their desired degree. I bet no place in Philippines could offer that. . Be also prepared for the weather and cultural differences. Mind your own thing and try to reach out and extend it forward once you get there so newcomers will find it easier to adapt.
Also, kahit naman sa pinas ka kung busy ang mga anak mo malamang maiiwan ka ring mag-isa pag retirable ka na so for migrants out there, put some funds for your retirement. It doesn't matter kung nasa pinas or Canada ka for that matter. Advantages ng migrants dito, they are well taken cared of in terms of health care as mentioned by mimi and you can even work part time regardless of your age..
Well choices are yours to take but there is never an easy path to success wherever you may be.
I don't think Jester generalized pinoys, he said "some". Which is truthful, because a lot of pinoys are sold on the idea of living overseas that they stop thinking straight. Some sell their properties and give up a good life in the phils because they're sold these false ideas.
Heck, this entire thread is created by an advertiser! This entire thread is an advertisement. People will say anything para pagkakitaan ang mga pinoy.
So, our posts are just words of caution and reminders, and then people can decide. Balance of information is always good.
We all know that life in the phils is difficult. Going overseas is still a very attractive and rewarding option. I myself live overseas. But you know when someone tell me "uy, dalahin mo naman ako dyan, tulungan mo naman ako". I will help them! But not before telling them the hard facts, the reality, para pag dating nila dito walang sisihan.