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Canadian Expo's in the UK

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Canadian Expo's in the UK

Post Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:22 am

Hi,

Has anyone been to any expo's in this country? I have found a website for an expo later this year in the UK. The cynical part of me is thinking maybe it's a ploy by a company to increase their revenue and you have to use them as an immigration service.

The link is www.expo-canada.com/exhibitors.aspx

Thanks

Andy

 

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Re: Canadian Expo's in the UK

Post Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:14 pm

Hi - I was going to attend the one in Leeds (June 2008) but didnt go in the end. I know someone who attended and he said it was a waste of £30! If you havent got a clue about Canada,want a recruitment layer/specialist then they maybe useful.

Sorry I can't be of any more help.

Nicky.

 

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Re: Canadian Expo's in the UK

Post Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:23 pm

I have read the website for that UK based company and what I see is this

They are providing a place for Canadian employers to set up a booth and TALK to you directly, about jobs with their firm in Canada. The show organisers are simply providing the attending audience with a opportunity to find out what the chances are to be offered a job in Canada. Yes they charge a admission price and yes they charge the Canadian firms a fee to be there, but so what, it is a business, just like any other.

And remember, if you get a confirmed job offer, in Canada, because you went to that show, the process is a lot shorter, all of a sudden. Work permits are accquired much faster, if you have a Canadian employer willing to back your application.

Companies in Canada are looking to fill vacncies here. It is NOT because the jobs are low paying or are dead ends. WE NEED more people to keep up with our growing economy, and the more people who come to Canada the more jobs are created. Every Immigrant that comes here creates more need for services, housing, food and everything else.

IF I were thinking about coming to Canada, I'd spend the 12 GBP to buy a ticket, and bring 50 copies of my resume with me to the show.

Jim B.

 

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Re: Canadian Expo's in the UK

Post Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:51 am

Hi there, we went to the one in London a couple of weeks ago, if you haven't done any research at all then it is a very useful day, however, if you have done as much research as you can and you are just looking for jobs, it is not so good. Also they only promoted 2 areas this time. But i suppose i could be just disappointed as it wasn't what we had expected. It was very much focussed for IT and Health, so as a skilled worker/trades my husband got 1 resume out. No worries though we'll keep trying Smile


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Re: Canadian Expo's in the UK

Post Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:47 pm

Beci "

Thanks for that " on the spot report ".

Perhaps those that are thinking about attending such a UK show, should contact the show promoters, ahead of time, and ask about their "area of interest " , to see what Canadian companies will be there.


Any competent show organiser, should know months ahead, who their booths are let out to. Ask for a list of the companies that will be there.


Jim B.

 

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Re: Canadian Expo's in the UK

Post Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:40 pm

Thanks Beci,

We will probably attend after your feedback. I was a bit cynical as we are not planning to move for a few years yet, but I was checking on the Canada house website and the average lead time for processing requests is between 31 and 38 months.

Does anyone know if there is a time scale between being offered PR and having to take it up? Does the offer expire?

Thanks

Andy

 

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Re: Canadian Expo's in the UK

Post Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:26 am

Andy "

Yes you have a year, to get here, after being notified.

By the way. Consider this.......

A number of the people on here have shortened their wait, by applying for a temporary work permit, which saw them get here sooner. Once here on a TWP, it is fairly easy to apply for your PR , while you are here working.

The TWP route does require you to find a Canadian company that is willing to hire you, and to support your application for the TWP. They also have to secure a LMO ( Labour market opinion ) letter that says that they have advertsed that job in Canada, and no one coulld be found to fill the job. I know that sounds hard to do but it can be done.

Ask Nikki ( annette ) on here, about it, she did it that way , and was here inside of a year .

Jim B.

 

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