Da, e pe bune. Nu e folclor.
Folclor e povestea aia cu care ne impuiau capul prin Romania, ca daca esti bun in meseria ta, si arati angajatorului in mod practic ce stii sa faci, esti angajat : ca nu conteaza diplomele, ci ceea ce stii sa faci. Ca asa e prin North America....oamenii sunt mai practici.
Si vin imigrantii hotarati sa rupa Canada in doua, ca ei isi cunosc meseria, si au experienta de munca. Trimit sute Cv-uri ....nici un raspuns. Trimit alte sute de CV-uri d'alea manarite, de nici NASA nu le-ar refuza : nici un raspuns ....
Dupa care, oamenii incep sa inteleaga : canadienii vor experienta canadiana, pe jobul pe care vrei sa te angajezi. Nu conteaza cat de bine stii sa-ti faci meseria ; nu conteaza ca ai experienta de ani de zile in tara de origine; nu conteaza ca poti sa le demonstrezi practic cat de bine stii sa-ti faci meseria. Who care ? !
Tot ce vor ei, este experienta canadiana. O zice pana si guvernul http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca/content_pieces-eng.do?cid=221
" Experience in a Canadian workplace may be a requirement or an employer preference, in both regulated and non-regulated occupations. It is useful for newcomers to present experience they have gained in another country as valuable to Canadian employers "
Adica ne spune ca angajatorii pot cere experienta canadiana si pot prefera asta, atat in meseriile regularizate de Ordinele Profesionale, cat si cele fara Ordine.
Ce este un ordin profesional ? Pai este un soi de breasla : breasla inginerilor, a doctorilor, etc. In care musai trebuie sa te inscrii, sa dai examene de intrare in breasla, sa platesti taxe : toate astea daca vrei sa ai drept de semnatura pe actele oficiale ca inginer ( si sa fii platit ca un inginer ). Ca altfel, esti posesor de diploma de inginer, poti munci pe post de inginer, insa fara drept de semnatura in acte , si evident, esti mult mai prost platit.
Asta cu experienta canadiana e un bun motiv de a primi suturi in coor, cand esti nou venit si nu numai. Primul meu job a fost cleaner intr-un magazin : adica femeie de serviciu. Stiti care a fost prima intrebare a angajatorului ? Ei bine, daca am experienta canadiana ! N-aveam ; dar el avea nevoie urgent de om la munca, pentru ca angajatii il lasasera cu ochii in soare. Asa ca a trecut peste amanuntul asta.
Dupa care a vrut sa stie daca am experienta in munca de cleaning ! Daaaaa, sigur ca am experienta : de vreo 20 de ani imi curat singura casa, ca servitori n-am !
Si asta nu-i nimic : in foarte multe joburi de cleaner, companiile iti cer ....atestat canadian ! Da, din ala ca stii sa umbli safety cu substantele chimice din munca de cleanner ... Certificatul si cursul ti-l platesti singur, se intelege .... daca vrei job....
Si ajungi in punctul mort : no canadian experience ...no job. No job ...no canadian experience ! Si te invarti in cerc.
Cum iesi din cercul vicios, ne invata fix ministrul imigratiei , si se numeste ....intership ( munca temporara la firme, platit foarte prost. Partea proasta e ca sunt locuri extrem de putine, si mii de imigranti disperati sa prinda un loc. ). http://www.muchmormagazine.com/2010/10/jason-kenney-announces-new-program-to-help-newcomers-gain-valuable-canadian-work-experience/
Asa ca, vine guvernul si ne aduce buna vestire : voluntariat !
" Volunteer work is an excellent way to gain Canadian work experience and it is unpaid. Volunteering can help you:
•gain practical knowledge of the Canadian workplace;
•practise your English or French;
•develop your network and access the hidden job market;
•obtain Canadian references; and
•develop new skills. "
si ne spune cum voluntariatul este un mijloc excelent de a castiga experienta canadiana, de a ne imbunatati nivelul de limba, si mai ales ....de a ne dezvolta networking-ul, care ne ajuta sa intram pe piata ascunsa a joburilor ( scrie negru pe alb, pe saitul oficial ) .
Eu acuma ma intreb : de ce trebuieste ca imigrantu' sa faca atatea sacrificii si tertipuri, doar pentru A AFLA UNDE SUNT JOBURI ? Adica in Rai, trebuieste sa fac voluntariat si sa-mi fac retea de cunostinte ca in retelele MLM, ca sa aflu unde sunt joburi, cand in orice alta tara normala, joburile le gasesc simplu, anuntate public ! Si nu trebuie sa muncesc gratis luni de zile la cineva, ca sa aflu daca are vreun job liber in companie !
Deci da : facem voluntariatul si ne pricopsim cu vestita experienta canadiana, plus .....referinte de la sefi. Ca aici asa e : cand te duci sa te angajezi, noul angajator il suna pe ala vechi si il intreaba daca ai fost copil cuminte. Ca daca nu te-ai despartit in termeni amiabili ( adica orice mizerie ti-au facut, tu trebuie sa inghiti si sa pari happy, ca fara recomandari, ti-ai taiat craca de sub picioare... ).
Si acuma, mai intervine o problema : vine imigrantu' cu banii numarati in batista, si in loc sa prinda un job amarat ca sa aiba din ce supravietui ...el este trimis sa munceasca gratis ( ca sa aiba speranta ca va prinde un job, undeva....candva ! ).
Si nu visati ca sunteti trimisi sa faceti voluntariat fix pe meseria voastra : NUUUU ! ! Sunteti trimisi sa faceti fel de fel de munci, care n-au legatura cu profesia voastra : c'asa-i in tenis. Deci veti avea experienta canadiana, da' nu pe meseria voastra .... Nasol.
Din ce veti trai in timp ce munciti pe gratis ? Who care ? Pai in primele 3 luni nu aveti dreptul la ajutor social, si veti trai din banii adusi de acasa. Dupa care....social : cu care veti plati fix chiria ....
Pentru cei care se pregatesc psihic pentru aterizarea in rai, gasesc aici un articol scris special pentru ei, in revista pentru imigrantii noi veniti : cu sfaturi. Despre 10 metode prin care sa-si faca rost de experienta canadiana si alte 10 metode despre cum sa-ti faci rost de un job in Canada http://www.cnmag.ca/issue-2/393-top-10-ways-to-get-canadian-experience Desprecat de eficiente sunt metodele astea, o sa simtiti pe propria piele dupa aterizarea in Rai, daca nu aveti pile sa va duca de manuta la job ( sau daca nu aveti norocul de a castiga la "loteria" joburilor ) ....
O sa pun mai jos articolul, in caz ca dispare de pe sait, pentru ca e mult prea savuros si inspaimantator in acelasi timp ....
Concluzia : imigrantii sunt fortatti sa se joace de-a v-ati ascunsea cu joburile. Canadienii le ascund pe piata ascunsa a muncii ( ne-facandu-le publice ), iar imigrantii trebuie sa le gaseasca . Cum ? Urmand instructiunile jocului, date de guvern ( internship, voluntariat, networking ) .... Welcome to Canada !
TIPS : pila bate experienta canadiana. Daca aveti pila, magia se intampl, si angajatorului nu-i va mai pasa ca nu aveti experienta canadiana ...
Top 10 Ways to Get Canadian Experience
By Shawn Mintz
Are you Internationally Educated? If so you should congratulate yourself. You are brave and courageous. It takes a very special person who can leave their country and start over in Canada. The following are the top ten ways to find work in Canada:
1.A good way to learn about your occupation in Canada is to have information interviews with people who are working in your field, associations and licensing bodies. An information interview is when you meet with someone and ask them questions about what they like about their job, dislike and the future potential to name a few.
This will help you become better informed about the industry. There are other ways to find out about your field such as websites and printed reports. However, talking to an expert or someone already employed will give you a greater insight.
2.Certain terminology in your occupation may be different in Canada. You may want to go to the library and the Internet to learn the language your industry uses.
3.Start to reformat your résumé to a Canadian style. Information that may have been relevant in your own country may not be relevant in Canada. In some other countries it’s normal to write your marital status, age and religion. In Canada this should not be mentioned. We have the Ontario Human Rights Code, which protects us against discrimination. Also, have someone look over your résumé before you send it out. You can go to a non-profit employment service and have your résumé critiqued for free.
4.80% of the jobs are unadvertised and in the ‘Hidden Job Market’. Tapping into the ‘Hidden Job Market’ involves a lot of networking and making cold calls. These two methods may seem a little intimidating but they are worth trying. 20% of the job market consists of jobs that are advertised on the internet, newspapers and trade magazines. I recommend using these methods a little bit during your job search. However, if you focus on the ‘Hidden Job Market’, there’s less competition.
5.In your own country you probably had a big network of contacts, however in Canada your network may be small. I have a challenge for you. It’s time to re-build your network in Canada. Socialize with people, attend job search workshops offered by your community, volunteer, attend job fairs and join associations. Talk to everyone! Your family doctor, your children’s teacher or a priest may be able to help connect you to people. Remember that people like to help other people.
6.Unfortunately you may not be able to have the same job in Canada right away. Try to find a job that’s related to your field of expertise. If you are an engineer find a job as a technician or technologist. Research the positions that are related to your occupation and apply to them. Getting your foot in the door of a company is a great start. Once in, you will probably be able to apply to internal openings
7.Through volunteering, co-op, on-the-job programs and job trials you will be able to prove your skills and abilities to a Canadian employer, learn about the Canadian workplace culture, gain ‘Canadian Experience’ and build your network. Use your availability to volunteer. If a company doesn’t have current openings say, “I understand that you do not have current openings but I would love to volunteer for you company.”
8.When asked ‘Do you have Canadian Experience?’ don’t just say no and feel that you have been rejected and that all employers are looking for this so called ‘Canadian Experience’. Tell the employer how your skills are similar to the skills that they are looking for. Also tell them how your international experience will help to benefit the company.
9.Prepare yourself for an interview by researching the company, position and yourself. Sell your skills to the employer by telling them stories of your accomplishments and achievements. You are a small company selling your most valuable product – yourself.
10.Stay positive, be persistent, proactive, follow-up with all contacts and maintain your motivation level. If you keep trying, good things will come. You can do it and you will do it. Good Luck.
Version 2 for lower language benchmarks
Top 10 Ways to Find a Job in Canada
1.Learn as much as you can about a job you want by asking someone who works in that field for an “information interview” (a friendly talk that gives you a chance to ask them questions about the industry and the job you are trying to get).
2.Every industry in Canada uses special words (called “jargon”) for machines, documents and routines that are used in that workplace. It is a good idea to go to the library and the internet to learn the jargon your industry uses.
3.Create an English-language résumé (see “What is a Résumé and Why Do I Need One?”, if you don’t have one. You may find that some information that was required in your own country should not be included in your Canadian résumé. For instance, in Canada, your marital status, age and religion should not be mentioned. You should also have someone read your résumé before sending it out. Most non-profit employment services will do this for free.
4.Only one out of five jobs is advertised on the internet, newspapers or trade magazines. All other jobs are in the ‘Hidden Job Market’, which means they are not advertised. The best ways to find out about these jobs are networking and making cold calls. “Networking” is a word for getting to know people in the industry. A “cold call” is when you go to a company that is not advertising any jobs, to ask if they are hiring. This can be scary, but since not as many people apply for these jobs, you will have a better chance to be hired.
5.In your own country you may know many people in your field, but in Canada, you must build a new “network”. Meet as many people as you can by volunteering, joining associations, and attending job search workshops and job fairs. Talk to everyone! Your family doctor or your children’s teacher may be able to introduce you to people who can help you. Remember that people like to help other people.
6.If you had a good job in your own country, you may not be able to get the same job in Canada right away. Look for jobs that are related to the work you know how to do. Once you are working for a company, you will have a better chance to find out about and get the job you really want.
7.Through volunteering, co-op, on-the-job programs and job trials (see “Learn While You Work” on page 16) you will be able to prove your skills to a Canadian employer, learn about the Canadian workplace, gain ‘Canadian Experience’ and build your network. If you are able to volunteer, this can help you get your first job. For example, if an employer doesn’t have current openings say, “I understand that you do not have current openings but I would love to volunteer for your company.”
8.If you have no ‘Canadian Experience’ do not feel bad. Explain to the employer how your skills are similar to the skills that they are looking for. Also tell them how your international experience can help the company.
9.Before an interview, learn as much as you can about the company and the job. Sell yourself to the employer by telling them stories about what you have done.
10.If you keep trying, good things will come. You can do it and you will do it.