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need advice for job search in Canada and U.S.A.

 
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Hi friends,
I need advice. I graduated from university of Windsor, Ontario (Canada) in Bachelor of computer science on April 2005 and then I admitted to one of the graduate schools in Toronto but the program was Electrical and computer engineering . My background is pure computer science, I like programming and my supervisor was pushing me towards his research that was not related to C.S. in any way, therefore I realized that graduate school is not for me and I quite. Now I am looking for full time job as a developer or programmer. I was a teaching assistant for 2 years and also worked under one faculty as a developer for some days in University of Windsor. But I have wasted almost 6 months after my graduation for this graduate school. Now I am so frustrated that all jobs are seeking people who have more that 2 years of experiences. My concerns are:
How can I gain experience in this situation? I saw in one post someone saying that there are open source project where I can gain experience, what is the web address for this type of projects, where can I find those? I am Canadian and want to get job in u.s.a., Is it harder or easier to get TN visa than H1 visa? Can any body help me.

Thanks
[ November 29, 2005: Message edited by: T khan ]
 
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Check out SourceForge and Apache Software Foundation for open source projects.

Good luck with job hunting.
 
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T khan

Where do you currently live?
 
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Currently I am living in Toronto.
[ November 26, 2005: Message edited by: T khan ]
 
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Hi,

Is there any advice for me too? I'm an Indonesian and willing to work in Canada / US?


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Originally posted by T khan:
Hi friends,
I need advice. I graduated from university of Windsor, Ontario (Canada) in Bachelor of computer science on April 2005 and then I admitted to one of the graduate schools in Toronto but the program was Electrical and computer engineering . My background is pure computer science, I like programming and my supervisor was pushing me towards his research that was not related to C.S. in any way, therefore I realized that graduate school is not for me and I quite. Now I am looking for full time job as a developer or programmer. I was a teaching assistant for 2 years and also worked under one faculty as a developer for some days in University of Windsor. But I have wasted almost 6 months after my graduation for this graduate school. Now I am so frustrated that all jobs are seeking people who have more that 2 years of experiences. My concerns are:
How can I gain experience in this situation? I saw in one post someone saying that there are open source project where I can gain experience, what is the web address for this type of projects, where can I find those? I am Canadian and want to get job in u.s.a., Is it harder or easier to get TN visa than H1 visa? Can any body help me.

Thanks

[ November 29, 2005: Message edited by: T khan ]



Hi Khan,
getting a TN visa is quite easy as well as less time consuming. I think in USA IT job market is better than Canada. I got the TN visa on the border in half an hour. Just goahead and try to google the jobs.
Good LucK.
 
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Hi M. Meer,
Thanks for the reply. I got an offer from a consultant firm. They are going to send papers for TN visa. Since you have gone through the TN visa process, you will be able to give me some advices.
1.I know that I need to show the visa officer the original copy of my certificates, transcript, passport etc. but do I need certified copy of each of them? If so, how did you certify your copies?
2.Should I go to a border (i.e. Buffalo,NY) 2/3 days ago ,get the visa and come back to Canada then fly to my destination or get visa from airport right before flying, which will be better?
3.Do I have to face any interview, if so what type of questions visa officer may ask?
It would be great help if you answer my questions.
Thanks
T khan
 
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