looking for a job in Canada currently holding a tourist visa

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looking for a job in Canada currently holding a tourist visa
« on: November 28, 2017, 11:44:54 PM »
I'm a registered nurse in the Philippines but no experience at the hospital being a nurse cause after I graduated and passed the boards I moved to Singapore to work as a Pre-school Teacher (Infant and Toddler). I have been working in Singapore as a Teacher for 6 years now. I already have a tourist visa in Canada. I plan to go there and apply for work but I don't know how to begin. What is the best option for me? I've heard about the caregiving program (heard it's temporarily closed) , and student visa (but I don't have enough savings yet). Would it still be possible for me to find a job there? I want to get back to Nursing but I don't know the first step to take. I am also willing to try other jobs. Hope I could see a response soon. Thank you!

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Re: looking for a job in Canada currently holding a tourist visa
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 10:02:22 AM »
If you attempt to enter Canada for the purpose of looking for work, you will be denied entry. You cannot legally work in Canada without a work permit and most people cannot get a work permit without a job offer. Yes, in theory, you can look for work in Canada on a tourist visa, but if that is the purpose of your trip you will not be admitted.

You are right, live-in caregiver is closed.

Most people get job offers through networking, I'm sorry to say.

Because you're a teacher, you might be eligible for Express Entry (but if you do not have a degree or diploma in education, that's a problem): https://www.immigroup.com/express-entry

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Re: looking for a job in Canada currently holding a tourist visa
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 05:26:37 AM »
thanks a lot for the prompt reply. I also want to ask, what if I was able to find an employer and they get a work permit, how long will it take for me to be eligible to apply for permanent residency? They say it takes atleast 2 years. So anyone can apply for permanent residency irregardless of the type of job?

I also have a visa in the US, is it easier for me to get a job there?

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Re: looking for a job in Canada currently holding a tourist visa
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 10:22:03 AM »
It's a year if you are
  • working full time and
  • working in a occupation deemed "skilled."
Obviously, this must be legal work too (i.e. on a valid work permit and not under-the-table).

But that's when you can be eligible. The application process will take 6 months from when you receive an Invitation to Apply, and that can take months, depending upon your points.

I'm sorry to say I can't help you with the question about the US. I know nothing about their labour market or their extremely complicated visa system.

 

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