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Anyone successfully moved to Montréal from abroad to work? / What are my chances getting work?
Posted October 25th, 2013 - 6:35 am by from Waterford, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
So, I'ld like to move to Montréal or elsewhere in Québec to work, specifically in game testing, but you need an LMO document from your potential employer, which says they couldn't find a Canadian to do the job. Does anyone know what my chances are of getting this? Anyone have any experience doing this?

I'm willing to get a different job if necessary, I figured video game testing would be the easiest to get and it'd be something I would enjoy. Does anyone have experience of a company in any field going to the effort of getting an LMO for them? Or even any general experience of moving to Canada to work and what they did?

Thanks for any help.

Posted October 25th, 2013 - 1:48 pm by from L'Ile-Perrot, Canada (Permalink)
Hi,

I'm the living example it's not impossible, but also an example of what it takes:

I work here:
http://gonorthforge.com/careers/openings/
We do LMOs, but you can see the requirements are pretty steep. I'm now involved in recruitment too, so I have first hand experience how hard it is to find these specialists globally, let alone in Canada.

It took me about 6 months from passing the phone interviews to getting all my papers sorted out and getting here.

There seem to be a number of game testing and other QA service companies here that need language skills, but I don't know if they do LMOs, you sould probably ask up front before wasting your time.

Also, apropos game QA:
http://trenchescomic.com/comic/post/9811

Posted October 25th, 2013 - 2:14 pm from Montreal, Canada
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Posted October 25th, 2013 - 2:30 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
With a Working holliday permit, after a year of work (you need to be still at work when you apply), you can apply for a Permanent residence in canada, in the Quebec Experience Program.

Happy surfing!!!

Alex :)

Posted October 25th, 2013 - 2:40 pm from Montreal, Canada
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Posted October 25th, 2013 - 4:56 pm by from Sainte-Adele, Canada (Permalink)
Dia duit Liam:)

First off, you have chosen a good country to come too:)
I came to Quebec from Ireland in July on the working holiday visa. Luckily because we are from Ireland, we can automatically get a 2 year visa to work in Canada once our application is accepted. There is work here once you have contacts. Email me on this address and I will tell you lots more : wall_nuala@hotmail.com.

Fionnuala x

Posted October 26th, 2013 - 6:33 am by from Waterford, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Thanks everyone for the advice. Yes, the more I read and hear about the LMO, the less likely it seems I'll be able to get it.

Unfortunately the IEC working holiday visa doesn't open until next year, I was just impatient to make the move :) but there doesn't seem to be much point, so I guess I'll wait.

Thanks again everyone.

Posted October 26th, 2013 - 1:40 pm from Montreal, Canada
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Posted November 17th, 2013 - 6:28 pm by from Catania, Italy (Permalink)
Good Morning everyone..

Me and My girlffriend /french, me ItaliAN,

We was dreaming to live in Canada... after read this it is not so ... you know..

I have a degree in Design, but I would like find before a contract, It is possible?

there is any chance? or everyone think it is rather than impossible?

I have a degree in Design As I said before. Any links for find jobs? any advice? please, I would like to know as much as I can.

thanks everyone.

Posted January 26th, 2014 - 12:21 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Nothing's impossible, but Canadian employers do prefer a Canadian degree when hiring someone for a long-term position. Google first for internships / job offers, then call / email employers and get a work permit when you have a job. OR you can get the working holiday visa if you're under 30 years old.

I'm in the country with a WH visa, don't speak French (yet) but managed to get 2 jobs and loads of interviews in just a few weeks.

All getting a job here really takes is some determination, paperwork and money to cover up for your living expenses for the first weeks / months.

Good luck!