Seeking referral for jobs in Toronto (Amazon, Shopify, Google)

Jun 12, 2019 7 Comments

I recently had to quit my job in the US and leave as my H1B extension got denied. In the meanwhile, I acquired a Canadian PR through express entry.

I have over 3 years of experience in working with Big Data, specifically building ETL pipelines using Hadoop, Spark, Hive, SQL Querying etc. I am looking for referrals at Amazon, Shopify and other employers that might have jobs which fit my background.

I would highly appreciate any help!

Thank you.


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TOP 7 Comments
  • Microsoft oMAG58
    Canadian here in the states. @OP, Canadian job market isn't as abundant as the US, so you really have to be aggressive. Yes, companies complain about shortage of experienced engineers, but the people that do the hiring are usually extremely stuck up a-holes. They will interview way too many, pass up on many good candidates and then continue complaining about shortage of skilled people. So if you don't want to be sitting around jobless, you really have to be aggressive.
    Jun 12, 2019 1
    • Amazon TRuc81
      Probably because there’s tons of people who have Canadian PR and have never even been to Canada, plenty of people to choose from and offer low wages when you don’t have to go through H1B lottery, etc.
      Jun 12, 2019
  • LinkedIn CR7!
    Most Canadians on Blind are in the States. Just apply to jobs through LinkedIn or their website. There is a severe shortage of experienced engineers in Toronto. Also consider Kitchener/Waterloo.
    Jun 12, 2019 1
    • Wells Fargo icepin
      Yes I have started doing that. Hoping to find something in the next few weeks!
      Jun 12, 2019
  • New litasf
    How long can you stay jobless? Just asking...
    Jun 12, 2019 1
    • Wells Fargo icepin
      I have saved up enough for 6 months easily. But I’d prefer finding something rather sooner.
      Jun 12, 2019
  • Twitter fagsthink
    PM me for Twitter
    Jun 12, 2019 0


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