Canada is famous as one of the world’s most visited place. With that, many immigrants were planning to go and work there because of its booming popularity and economy. But behind the numerous advantages brought by Canada to its foreign and local workers, there’s a dark secret which is soon to be revealed.
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TORONTO: As I read the news this week about 257,515 people migrating to Canada in 2012, I had a chill running down my spine as I considered the fate of these immigrants who would have to start their job hunt the very next day of their arrival. Their imported money would soon run out and if they have to survive in this country, they will have to get a job quickly.
Personally speaking, my family had a great life in Dubai. We managed to get a good education for our kids. My husband and I had satisfying jobs and a good bank balance thanks to our tax-free salaries.
Then suddenly, this Canada bug bit us as we did not want to return to India after working for about two decades in Dubai.
So we decided to apply for immigration to Canada. After a few years of waiting, we got our PR Cards. When we told our friends that we are going to settle in Canada, many of them warned us. They narrated horrific tales of new immigrants in Canada.
They warned us that highly skilled and experienced people, who have worked in managerial positions in Dubai or India, are working as cab drivers or factory workers in Canada. We were also told that even if you did get a job, you will have to work much below your professional rank, which will deeply hurt your ego and self esteem.
In fact, some friends suggested that we would be better off going back to India to the warmth of our family. But we suspected that they are fooling us and we paid no heed to their advice.
So in April 2009, we left Dubai and landed in Toronto to start a new life, against the wishes of these family friends. We were in a hurry to get back into our former profession. But it took me more than a couple of years to get a teaching license. Then I spent more money on upgrading my qualifications and membership fees. Then I had to do a lot of volunteer work as I waited and waited for a school job.
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But nothing happened.
So here is my story: even after spending four years in Canada and upgrading my skills and using up all our savings, I am still without a job. Actually, this IS the story of thousands of fellow immigrants.
School boards are on perpetual strike. Teachers are being laid off. It is a very frightening situation for teachers. But the school boards keep training more and more teachers and making money!
Most of these teachers are jobless or they are doing jobs that pay them peanuts and kill their self-esteem.
My husband, who had three decades of work experience in construction in Dubai, was reduced to doing odd jobs which are not even worth mentioning.
Chasing this so-called Canadian dream, we have ended up using all our savings. We have already spent a couple of hundred thousand dollars to live a descent life, so that we will not lose the will to survive in this struggling country with no job prospects.
Having spent almost all our life savings, we don’t know what to do next – whether to stay here or go back. Our life is in a limbo.
My advice to people who are itching to migrate to Canada to give a better future to their children is this: Think hard before you take any decision and don’t fool yourself by painting a rosy picture in your head. You may end up working in factories, call centers, security agencies, Tim Horton’s or packing factories. You will lose your savings. Your will lose your morale and self-esteem. Tensions will destroy your marital and family life. Finally, if you are lucky enough, you may get an entry-level job and then pay someone else’s mortgage while living in their basement as you dream of buying your own little nest.
And buying your little nest in a hurry (with your saved money) could be your worst mistake, for God forbid if you are laid off, as it happened to my dear friend, who will pay the mortgage? Your house dream will collapse and you will be buried under it.
And if you do get a job – which most probably you won’t enjoy doing, but you will do it anyways to survive and pay the mortgage – you will end up wasting the prime of your life paying back the mortgage. It is not worth it, believe me.
Our struggle for survival continues to this day. We don’t know when we will wind up this fruitless venture and head back to India. This is the story of many immigrants to Canada.
(Due to privacy concerns and relentless pressure, the name of the author is changed)
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I think Canada is not for you. Go to a country that will adjust to your lifestyle and attitude (if you can find one). I am not from Canada but I dont agree with what you wrote. I am an immigrant as well here in Australia and I had a great job where I came from. Before I decided to move here, I researched about how to convert my registration into an Australian equivalent and I knew I had to work hard and would take a few years. It’s very much the same whichever country you go! You have to go through assessments, exams, trainings, etc. and it’s not free but in the wnd it’s all worth it. Your tone sounds so negative. When you move to a differwnt country you have to adjust and changes can be harsh but didn’t you know all these before you jumped into that plane? Do not expect the government to do the adjustments for you because it doesn’t work that way wherever you go. They didn’t ask you to go into their country. You asked for it by applying for a visa. If you are not happy, leave. Do not write destructive article about a country who happily took you in because in the end you will suffer the consequences. Immigration department monitors immigrants even after they are granted PR. I hope they haven’t read your article yet because I’m pretty sure they won’t be happy. You could be stripped off your permanent residency or deny you when you apply for citizenship. Goodluck.
So you suggest “Pretend to be happy or else the government will kick you out.” Is that the concept by which Australian immigrants live? Smile! If you don’t, it will hurt you.
Xela San Miguel
It depends , I have some relatives there and there work as follows :
1. Production Manager in Pepsi Cola Philippines – work in Canada for 2 years as a carpenter and later on employed as a mall warehouse supervisor
2. Mechanical Engineer in KSA – work in Canada as mail man then later employed as an all around maintenance man of the hospital
3. Second Engineer in an International Shipping ( highly paid ) – work in Canada as a cold storage staff of a fish processing plant…
Agreed with you Andra. I think that;s what it is. So the comment coming from Filipino immigrants and “Local” Canadians is this: If you are not happy here, leave..the airport is open”…that sort of thing. ‘sorry… in that case Canada should not claim as the best country to live.
Charm Cook. I am so amazed with the way you replied on this issue. What planet are you living? The burning question
what do you mean by a PR Visa?
What do you mean by Short Skill?
What do you mean by a business student?
What do you mean by booming economy? What do you mean by past over seas experience?
The reality is very different as if you don’t know this whole thing is all about white collar ransom. I have nothing to say on what your life was all about. What I really want to know if some one is positive or negative doesn’t change how the system treats you. No country is good or bad it works on system. If you have a system then why not a protocol.
If you say Short skill that means it is shortage so why not get people to know that this many places these many vacancies are there.
If you get a PR Visa you can skip jobs and do any job which is better paying which only confuses the people where are the people getting filtered.
When you come on a student you do a general business course and then you don’t get job because you don’t have local experience and to get one is a task why?
Things are not the same every sector. There are many unsung stories. The look at the larger picture and the story is nun other than the guy narrated. People are told a very different story and the reality is very different. So have some compassion on people and learn to listen to what they have to stay. No one is going to log on a public domain to say about their success. So hold your horses.
Having said that Australian and Canadian government are very different when it comes to working though the matrix may be similar.
It’s a matter of perspective. Ask any Filipino if they regret being in Canada and you’ll be surprised by their answers. I think the author was just butthurt and salty that the easy life he imagined in canada exist only through hard work. Her expectation was way off than the current condition in Canada. Sure it’s hard but have you compare it to other countries? Yeah, I rest my case.
That’s is really a fact……that’s why I opted not to immigrate into any country of choice ….if you are having a good job in your home country why go out when all your relatives are here….and besides…..your a first class citizen here…..out there you are not…..right?
Whoever wrote this blog did not do their research and should not think that whatever qualifications they might have gained in the third world country would be acceptable in a first world country. They only way forward is work hard and do not complain. If you do not like our country you know the way to the airport. Do not label Canada as “Fool’s Paradise”. It is the best country in the world.
When I came to Canada from Kenya where I held managerial positions with muti-national companies, i had prepared myself for all the challenges I may face. From Director of Sales for Hilton Hotel in Nairobi to a security officer at the Airport in passenger screening. Obviously it was tough but never lost any hope. Though it took some years but I attained the level of Terminal Manager of Terminal one.
Yes there were times initially when I did ask myself what am I doing here but soon accepted Canada as my home and made lots of friends.
One thing that I learned from alot of Indian Immigrants is most of them did no investigations before coming here and thought they would land great jobs here forgetting whatever firm they tried to go to the first question would be what Canadian experience you have! When I came here I knew I will go through the grind by doing minial jobs.
My suggestion to the anonymous author would be to either be part of the Canadian Society and work yourself up like all the Immigrants did or leave ASAP.
Canada is a great country with friendly people and fantastic medical Health system.
LUISITO M. LADORES
Yes, i agree if you like to live there dont complain and if don’t like take go to the nearest airport ASAP.
@yusuke many filipinos are domestic helpers.so they don’t mind doing the same work in any country.
What do you mean by that ha !
It’s pretty pessimistic way of thinking and you shouldn’t discourage others for making their own decisions. I am sure everyone knows what one has to be prepared for , when moving to the other country. I am an immigrant who is a citizen of this great country. Started working as a volunteer, helped me integrate better and finally I did land a good job in the banking industry. Can’t compare that with what I had before, but I am content that I have a quiet life here. Once you work, you will have a resolve to do better and better . You are going to be okay , only if you have healthy attitude to overcome challenges. Getting into thinking like this will only make you more miserable.
Stay positive, go get what you want by working hard.
This country is for positive persons. What you believe and think will happen. Don’t listen to the negatives. There are many opportunities here which you don’t have in Dubai. You don’t have status there. The day you loose the job there you have to leave. There is no good education and future for kids there. When u migrate to a new country u have to forget what you were and start afresh with positives. What you ignored to see was thousands who are well settled with year of so after coming here. You have to meet positive people. Come and see me on can guide you. You have to study the market and target yourself accordingly. You have to make your back home experience relevant here by putting key words that they use here and there is a way to approach for jobs. Don’t go to agencies without making sure your resume will work. Otherwise they will put a note you are no good and will not be considered for any job coming in those agencies. U need proper guidance. If you want you can see me. May be I could help you. I got my first job here in Unilever Canada within few months then in Bell Canada then Direct Energy then Arlene foods. I am very happy here. My kids are in universities one in medical one going for law AlhamdoLillah. U can contact me at [email protected]
All the best.
That’s somewhat true. If you are coming from a peaceful and developed country and you are already established a career. I would not recommend coming here especial if english/french is not your first language. It’s really hard for most new comers to established a career here unless you’ll start from scratch and go back to school. But if you’re number one consideration is a secured, peaceful and diverse environment and you are doing it for the future of your kids, then Canada would be your best option.
I’ve heard and met a few people that frofessionals with Phd in their home country that end up working in retail, a cab driver or even cleaning offices etc. Everyone has a sad ang happy ending. I personally experienced challenges and hardships but hardword and determination paid off. So best of luck to everyone. Cheers!
Well, in the first place, the story is just a story.. no hard basis to believe it as a fact. But this should be taken as a “sanity check”. As the author said, don’t paint rosy pictures in your head. Some Canada immigrants (or natives) are butthurt with this story (esp. the term “fool’s paradise”), which after all might be a work of fiction.
Sometimes these stories are needed to wake prospective immigrants (not only of Canada, but of every country) from their dream. Although somehow I knew some friends who migrated in Canada who (in my point of view) didn’t make it there.. Well at least they had the guts to try, or they were unknowingly lured by some rosy pep talk, like some others here try to do.
after reading the authors story and all the comments various of questions now arises into my mind????
i’m about to fly and study the next month in Canada. well.. reason is, same as you all folks to try also being in a more greener pasture. But questions are, is my plan of studying, getting PR and bring family togethr is really a good idea? is Canada really an ideal place to live with?
would there be a chance for success? is the money and time that i put at stake really worth for the happy life that i’ve dreaming of for my family???
Sixty-Six Sick Chicks
Sounds like it can be a bit rocky for immigrants in the beginning, but once you get your bearings it might be worth it. Just be prepared to work whatever job is available to you and it should be fine.
Canada has a good healthcare system and is a peaceful country overall. There are benefits to living there in terms of safety and security. But your expectations must match reality or you will be disappointed. Not everyone can expect to find a high-paying professional job and buy a house right away. Research the cost of living in various towns and cities before moving there, and be open to renting smaller places until you can afford–REALLY afford–something bigger.
Any time you move somewhere new, you’re starting over. This is even more true when immigrating to a new country. Do your research before putting down roots to avoid disappointment. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence. Sometimes it is. Best of luck to you!
Pride pride and pride. When you migrating always be prepared for the worst. Mindset is the key. If your ready for the worst you can survive. If youve got so much pride you will end up like a fried chicken and quit.
I felt so sorry with what the author and the family went thru by moving here in Canada . My husband and myself are also foreigners here in Canada within two years of my stay here I started as cashier then move to cash office then accepted to government accounting job, yes not all are domestic helpers. You have to work hard and look for the job that you really want. One big advantage of being Filipino is we are known as hard workers and a lot are professionals too. Its true you have to start at the bottom or go back schooling its your choice but theres always opportunity for jobs.
As a veterinarian in the Philippines, I started as a farm hand in Alberta, became farm manager, then moved to Edmonton, started out as laboratory assistant in the university of Alberta, now I have a supervisory position at the university research facility. All within 6 years since we migrated. My wife clawed her way up to get her Chartered Professional Accountant designation. It all depends on hard work, perseverance and a lot of faith. I have no complaints.
Sixty-Six Sick Chicks
Wow. Canada sounds an awful lot like the U.S. with the underpaid teacher jobs and poor work prospects. I had no clue.
One day in the not-too-distant future, all jobs will be taken by AI robotics anyway. I welcome it, because things now are too hard for too many people. The most “prosperous” nations in the world are hellholes for the people who live and work there. Only the top 1% hold the wealth and power. We need a Universal Basic Income like yesterday.
My husband is Canadian and we both( teachers) have been living the expat teacher lifestyle for the past 7 years. He’s been away from home too long so we are making the move back to Canada. Daunting? Yes, because know how hard it is to get something full-time in the teaching field. Does it deter us? Absolutely not. We’re aware that we may have to do menial jobs and that the switch from expat to ‘normal’ will be a little bit of a culture shock, but we are happy to be back for awhile and have time with family. If things don’t work out, we can always move abroad again. This writer clearly had set high expectations without doing her research and expected things to fall into her lap easily. And it’s sorta obvious that she looks down on having to do commoner jobs…a very Indian thing because in India, those sort of jobs are for the poor. As everyone above has said, she should have left her ego behind. Canada is a land for positive-minded people.
Most of my friends have over the years migrated to Canada and Australia. Almost all of them had to move up the hard way and today are secure and HAPPY.
The open secret – Be prepared to work hard and keep a open mindset – Jobs and security will follow.
Count your blessings on getting accepted by Canada & Australia and work hard to contribute and be loyal. Once you are able then help other new migrants with your experience – you will earn their blessings and also your spare time will be fruitful.
Be loyal as these Countries have welcomed you with open arms. There are many who would give anything to be able to get that chance.
If you grumble and are waiting for that job you held elsewhere your life will be miserable.
This is the typical Indian mentality of leaving the country with an inflated ego and lack of dignity of labou, to talk about working below your rank which leads to low self esteem. Every job is well treated and not looked down upon in this country but for by the Indians who move there. Open your minds!
I am happy in my own country buy ya even I heard majority of ppl said this is not a country vto work or survive,I better go to Australia or New Zealand better prospects
Your opinion will change after landing in Australia. I know of a person with CPA degree from Australia who is still struggling for a job there. But Canada has big brother USA and their combined economy is huge and better chances of landing in a good job.
Must be an Indian (Goan) greedy couple who thought Canada is another GCC country where a person can come on a cook’s visa and become General Manager of a Company. Canadians are intelligent to identify good people. So go back to India. You might find some of your friends at the Mumbai airport.
What a pity, you could not find a job in Canada. Unfortunately in Canada, you need to be a professional to obtain a job and usually work experience in the middle east may not be considered such. Teaching is also a wrong approach for a profession in Canada if you are arriving here for the first time. There are several who have obtained good positions and do extremely well in Canada and unfortunately those people are often busy to express their success in online forums. Canada is NOT looking for people who cannot stand on their own legs, however it provides a great platform for those who do not grumble and “wait” for jobs, but it is very welcoming for those who to and get them and do well,
It’s funny, many people are opposing the writer’s criticisms. When did Canada become a communist country that has issues on people expression their criticism, that they should leave the country or be afraid of their immigration permit?
To say not to complain, and people should be afraid of their immigration permit extension, is communist.
well i totally agree with comments …canada is definitely nice place to live and build future, yes it is hard to find job i have been looking from 9 months and i m worried that i will have to leave this beautiful place if i don find job soon.Its tough to find a first job and yes you should be ucky if u land up in any job i meant it any job that offers health benefits just take it….there is no dignity of labour…every job needs to be respected…we cannot discriminate.
Everything in our life is cooperative. If a person enjoying good tax free salary in GCC goes to Canada surely that is not for him/ her. But immigrants coming from third world countries with reasonably good education can really do better in Canada after some adjustment.
But children of these immigrants getting their free high school and relatively cheap university educations have absolutely no problem at all.
Also immigrants are getting nearly free medical benefits which can never be matched by any third world countries.
I have written all these from my personal experiences. It is not good to dishearten others giving incomplete picture of Canada.
All I can say is that I understand what the author went through having been through most of it myself. I think that the worst part for me was getting stuck in jobs that I hated because I now had “Canadian” experience in whatever field it was. The unfortunate reality is that she may have to re – qualify for a job that she likes that is readily available on the Canadian market.
I understand her frustration. I had some Indian friends who, after a long struggle were able to find fairly decent jobs that they liked in Canada. If she gets other Canadian qualifications and sticks to it, hopefully things will get better for her and she wouldn’t have to go back to India.
The opportunities for her children are good in Canada so it would benefit them to be there. It is a long haul but I wish her all the best and for an improvement in her situation.
I use to lived in Canada but it is too cold, but nice, quiet and clean.The people there are very friendly .They eat lot thou I was working as a nanny in calgary Alberta.However in life you have work hard for what you want.I love Canada.But give me my USA. Canada don’t have one province that is hot through the entire year except for Vancouver and rain fall there actually every day.
waiiitttt.. .shouldn’t you find work there before up rooting yourself and your entire family over?
What is the matter with youuuuuu?
Anton R. Tajanlangit
Canada is making me a much better person than I was when I was in another country that I worked in for 22 years. That country is the UAE. I am in Canada now as a permanent resident, waiting for citizenship. On the other hand, I can never be a citizen of the UAE. Because of this, its flag has never awakened stirrings of patriotism in me.
Canada has made me plant my two feet on the ground, not up in the air in a fantasy world. Canada has made me realize that money isn’t everything. You can’t bring it with you when you’re gone. But even with that in mind, I don’t have money problems here. That’s because the overall atmosphere here has inspired me to upgrade my skills—and continue upgrading—thus making me the better person I mentioned earlier. I’ll never be out of work because of this.
Canada has removed all forms of material braggadocio from my system, which I developed in those 22 years. I think it’s because Canada is made up of people who are equal in each other’s eyes—people who are known to have the tendency to offer a helping hand to those in need.
And the government… has anyone told you that Canada is a welfare state? There’s plenty of social assistance around! Ignorance excuses no one. Negative people, do your research!
In conclusion, even if I’m not a citizen yet, the Canadian flag is already awakening stirrings of patriotism in me!
Big Daddy, Filipinos working here as domestic helpers are professionals in the Phils. They are teachers, accountants, dentists, nurses, you name it. Caregiving is the easiest (99% immigration approval) and cheapest way for us to come to Canada. We cannot come here without at least a college level education. Filipinos are 95% literate!! Maybe your ignorance and racism deny you of that knowledge. But we are known to be hardworking, patient, positive, peaceful people (have you heard of Filipinos being incarcerated or on welfare for too long). One who can adjust on any given situation and not easily give up. Ask most managers/employers in any country who their number one choice of workers, with bulging pride….WE, the FILIPINOS!!! And we love Canada as much as our native land. Canada has given us comforts and conveniences; security and peace of mind and a very good health care system. We appreciate all those by working hard, the only thing that we can give back to Canada for all it’s glory. If you are not a complainer but rather a hard worker, then Canada is the best country in the world!!
Dear Blog Writer,
You messed up. And that’s because of the feudal thought process. You were in a feudal place like Dubai where life is lopsided. While Shiekhs enjoy the summer in their cool limousines and homes, Bangladeshi migrant workers toil in sun without even a cap. I personally saw it, not 2nd hand info. Buses do not take people beyond a certain capacity and there is no alternate except taxi to reach destination even for less moneyed people. And Sheikhs need middle-men like you and your husband to control the workers and others. So they pamper and pay you handsome, not for your work skills but for your ability to exploit the others whom the locals think as paid robots.
This feeling of feudalism caused you and your husband to refuse going back to India. Why else would you think lowly about your own birth country by only staying for 2 decades in the oily middle-east.
In Canada, a real test of your skills, survival instincts and foresight was needed. You messed up. You spent your savings for a course. Why on earth would you do a course from money earned in a different country and waste it? You should have preserved this money and done a job that comes your way with whatever your skills are. That way, you would have understood Canada before investing.. And why would a feudal mentality person like you be given a teaching job in Canada when you have been half brain-washed in the middle-east? Teaching jobs are for those who speak the local accent, know local ways, etc. Else, teach PhD students of Science. There is no discrimination in this type of teaching. And why did all of you reach Canada together. One among the couple who earns less should have gone first, then taken a job, socialized, then taken a house on rent probably in a toilet-kitchen shared way, then invited other family members in. Don’t blame your lack of knowledge and life-skills and foresight on others.
And why would someone buy a house in Canada? It is a less populated country unlike the South Asian nations. So house mortgage is more than rent. These are simple calculations that you can do on the net. By buying a house, someone who has a small family and not an extended one ensure that he/she pays mortgage for vacant rooms also. That is bad economics. Only because Dubai gave you costly sun glasses, you failed to see and experience the real world. That is not a fault of Canada.
I have seen people coming after Residence to Canada from the middle-east who are of South Asian origin. They complain that there are no jobs. What did they do to take jobs? They go and stay as paying guest with a family of same country origin. That blocks their insight. Inside, they could travel the country, see the places, and cities for 2 months, and then they would see jobs are on their feet even if they have not applied for it. Then they can start that job, rent a small place, look for schools, socialized with locals, then brought in family members.
You say you spend $200 thousand. Why do you need to spend this? I bought a Discovery Bus Pass in Canada in 2011 August. Saw from Vancouver, to Vancouver Island, to Dawson City and Whitehorse in Yucon, Alberta, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and it cost me less than C$300 in bus fare with the Discovery Pass. And on the way, there were 10s of potential jobs which were easy to get as there were no other applicant for those positions. All of it in less than a month. And then decided not to stay back not because Canada is bad, but because I had a lucrative consulting profession combining New Zealand and India.
How many cities did you go in Canada? The Govt gave PR for the whole country. Why get admission in one institute in one place? Roam for a month, stay in bag-packer, in small motels, in bus stands, in terminals. Eat food from the food-courts, use those public toilets to save hotel rent, buy day passes in local buses to see a city, interact with the people – managers in the malls, and ask for jobs in less busy hours of the day.
No qualification can give you job if you are not qualified in the basic survival instincts which Dubai does not allow you to develop.
A last advice: Now that you have exhausted savings, why not take an elementary job what pays rent and food bills. Then 2 such jobs for you and husband will cause at least 25% salary to be saved. Then show us in a year that you are still not with a better job even after trying. You can’t. As both of you would land with relatively better jobs that pay at least a decent salary, But it won’t be a feudal job like the middle-east.
Wish you best of luck.
A well Wisher.
In a nutshell I belive the author’s issue though geunine, was in a way self caused by serious lack of research.
Immigrating to a diffrent country is a serious affair and requires a lot of ground work. Author herself says she had been warned about job diffculties faced by migrants but instead of researching on the matter she appears to have cold shouldered it as tales.
Had she and her husband spent time on proper research espcially on job oppurtunities in their domain and realities – they could have been better prepared.
I know of quite a few people who have postponed their immigration plans to Canada or for that matter any other countries primarily because their research didnt give them the confidence to relocate immediately.
Be a refugee and you will get all the perks without working
Well, I think the author is right at some point. It is true that those who experience living abroad shared their experience however if you didn’t see the reality and experience you won’t believe it. When I was still in the Philippines I didn’t believe to their words but when I came here in abroad it is really true. I had to work hard and forget my experties in the Philippines because I knew they won’t recognise in this country. So what I say is if you have better job in your country, better not to go abroad.
For me, migrating to another country should be done no later than your 30s. If you hit 40 and you haven’t done it yet, better to stay in your country and continue the career path you’ve chosen. It’s hard being in your 40s or 50s (your peak of productivity) and starting over, struggling, and burning through your savings. I know people in this state and they keep quiet about their misguided gamble.
While the topic is about moving in Canada, I would like to add emphasize on SAVING for retirement regardless of wherever you plan to work.
Allocate cost of living expenses and avoid tapping into a lifetime savings. So in the end no matter is the outcome of your life overseas, you can always, anytime go back home to the Philippines and need not worry of working to make ends meet.
You can engage in work that you love or contribute to the society using your skills and time.
Indians are bossy attitude, even if luck of experience anf knowledge not all but mostly.
Be prepared to work in dangerous occupations under deadly working conditions for survival in Toronto! Google : Foreign Temporary worker deaths Canada