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Old 10-04-2018, 09:48 AM
 
Location: America
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As a born Torontonian, Welcome to our country and city!

As an IT executive, perhaps you have heard about our booming tech sector. Lately not a week goes by without some big news of an American, Canadian or multinational tech corporation planning to open or expand its offices, research labs or Canadian headquarters here in Toronto and the surrounding region (including Kitchener-Waterloo home of Blackberry). Just in the last few weeks, Microsoft, Uber, Intel, Shopify, Pinterest and Instacart had announcements of hundred-million dollar expansion plans in the region. It is a really exciting time here in Toronto. For Canadian-specific tech news, check out: TechVibes, Betakit and Canada AI (for Canadian AI news).

Back to your question:
As a Canadian, I won't know the specifics, but I work in tech and work with a lot of American expats. I would suggest you come up to Toronto and visit first. With a valid US passport, you can visit Canada for up to 6 months. You probably will want to have a job offer in hand, before applying for a work permit (sponsored by the employer) or permanent residency via Express Entry. We have a program tailored for high-skilled workers just like you, the Express Entry program.

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Thank you so much for the info and kind words. I have been to Toronto before and have friends and a significant other there. I absolutely fell in love with Canada. I love the people, the life style, culture etc. I am from NYC originally, which is where I reside now. I never thought I would want to leave NYC but Toronto showed me the light lol. I will definitely check out the links you have provided. I also noticed the amount of jobs I am seeing for IT Directors and CIOs there is tremendous as compared to NYC. I have been applying non stop. Hopefully something good will come soon.
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Old 10-06-2018, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I did it 3.5 years ago. It's the best decision I've ever made. I love it here and I'll never go back. I'm a dual citizen so I didn't have to deal with any immigration stuff. But it was a very expensive move and I didn't get a job until 5 months after I got here. About a week before my savings ran out. I spent over a year trying to get a job before I moved with no luck. What kind of work do you do in IT? I'm working at a software company and they're always hiring.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:06 AM
 
Location: America
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I did it 3.5 years ago. It's the best decision I've ever made. I love it here and I'll never go back. I'm a dual citizen so I didn't have to deal with any immigration stuff. But it was a very expensive move and I didn't get a job until 5 months after I got here. About a week before my savings ran out. I spent over a year trying to get a job before I moved with no luck. What kind of work do you do in IT? I'm working at a software company and they're always hiring.
Hi Christina,


I am a IT Director. I have managed Help Desks as well as entire IT departments (programers, telecommunications, networks, system administration etc).
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Old 10-13-2018, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I did it 3.5 years ago. It's the best decision I've ever made. I love it here and I'll never go back. I'm a dual citizen so I didn't have to deal with any immigration stuff. But it was a very expensive move and I didn't get a job until 5 months after I got here. About a week before my savings ran out. I spent over a year trying to get a job before I moved with no luck. What kind of work do you do in IT? I'm working at a software company and they're always hiring.
I would love to move north myself, but finding a job and relying on savings would concern me the most. I'm in accounting though, so finding something that involves that usually isn't difficult.
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