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Canadian In Berlin, looking for advice/help
Posted November 9th, 2012 - 11:29 am from Toronto, Canada
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Posted November 9th, 2012 - 11:00 pm by from Whitehorse, Canada (Permalink)
Hey there fellow Canadian. Good luck with your job hunt. Take a look at expath.de for German classes.. that's all I can recommend (I am also looking for a job hehe).

Hope you like it here, it's great.

Émylie

Posted November 14th, 2012 - 10:18 am from Toronto, Canada
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Posted November 19th, 2012 - 11:17 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
Hi John,

you can easy get a job from a Personalleasingfirma here; which is as you call it "cleaning". But includes and healthy insurance and all that.

But; because you have an dutch passport, which means you are EU citizen; also our goverment will pay you some money to be here. Not easy, but possible. Lot Paperwork, like really a lot,.....but it works.

Edith

Posted December 1st, 2012 - 12:20 pm by from Toronto, Canada (Permalink)
Thanks Edith!

I hope to be more fluent in German by this time, and I wouldn't mind being assisted by the government while I search for a job!

Are there any English instructions on how to apply for government assistance?

Best,

John

Posted December 3rd, 2012 - 4:12 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
Are there any English instructions on how to apply for government assistance?

No, not really, all governemental agencies operate in German here. You should bring a translator with you when you go to the governement offices, Job-Center, etc.

Posted November 13th, 2012 - 11:03 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
Hey John,

I was in your shoes vice versa two years ago, trying to find a job in Vancouver. Back in Berlin now, go figure. :)

Best way to find 'any work' is the same as in Canada: just walk into a place with your résumé in your pocket and start talking to people.

Not sure they are hiring, but one place that always has international staff is White Trash Fast Food. I'm sure those folks can also give great advise on what else to try.

I don't know much about your field and can't provide any leads, but if you need more general help with how stuff works in Germany, I'm happy to help.

Cheers,
Tina.

Posted November 14th, 2012 - 10:14 am from Toronto, Canada
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