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Old 11-11-2014, 03:25 AM
ADarabi ADarabi is offline
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Hi guys,

I apologize if any part of this post is repeating but i looked through tons of post and couldn't find the answers I was looking for.
I have a bachelor in math and physics with 5+ years of experience in tutoring and teaching math and physics in high school. I have been trying to switch careers so I have written/passed exams P, FM, MFE, and C since last summer but have no relevant experience. I have been applying for many jobs online with no luck so I was wondering what I should do to better my chances of getting an entry level job or an internship in Canada. Also I was wondering as a Canadian citizen if I'd have any chance of finding an entry level job or internship in the US.
I'd really appreciate any advice.
Thank you!
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:05 AM
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Getting a job in the financial department at preferable a bank or insurance company will help the transition. From what i hear Canada has a lot more competition than the U.S. but the chances of getting a work visa for an entry level job will be very hard.
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:58 AM
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Hi guys,

I apologize if any part of this post is repeating but i looked through tons of post and couldn't find the answers I was looking for.
I have a bachelor in math and physics with 5+ years of experience in tutoring and teaching math and physics in high school. I have been trying to switch careers so I have written/passed exams P, FM, MFE, and C since last summer but have no relevant experience. I have been applying for many jobs online with no luck so I was wondering what I should do to better my chances of getting an entry level job or an internship in Canada. Also I was wondering as a Canadian citizen if I'd have any chance of finding an entry level job or internship in the US.
I'd really appreciate any advice.
Thank you!
If you are a Canadian citizen you can get TN visa to work in the US, and it should be easier for you to find a job in the US than Canada. I know several people who couldn't find entry level job in Canada and ended up working in the US
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:52 PM
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Waterloo or Montreal may be less competitive than Toronto, try looking for jobs there
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:44 AM
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Getting a job in the financial department at preferable a bank or insurance company will help the transition. From what i hear Canada has a lot more competition than the U.S. but the chances of getting a work visa for an entry level job will be very hard.
Thanks for the reply, Not Paid Enough. What specific jobs do you mean by financial departments in banks?
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:47 AM
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Waterloo or Montreal may be less competitive than Toronto, try looking for jobs there
Thanks Stephanieew, I have started looking into jobs in both cities, tho I don't I'll have much luck with Montreal as I don't speak french.
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