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Old 06-08-2018, 05:01 PM
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Default Full-time graduate looking for opportunites in US from Canada

Hello,
Thanks for reading my message.
I am graduating in Fall this year. I am looking for a full-time opportunity to work in US. I will greatly appreciate your advices, thoughts or opinions.
About me: 3 exams passed, do the 4th one in October. 5 internships ( stats, life, non-life and consulting), specialized in predictive analytics and business area.
I do not need sponsorship from the employer as I am a Canadian.
I understand I will be on the entry-level and open to any line of business. I prefer part of my job can provide me opportunity in R&D such as predictive analytics.

Best regards,
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Old 06-08-2018, 05:22 PM
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Read the sticky threads at the top of this forum, especially the one with Entry-Level and advice, and the one from Westley "Start Here."
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:12 PM
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whats a full time graduate?
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I am sorry that I did not make it clear. I mean I am graduating as an undergraduate student and completed 5 different coop full-term employment with 5 different companies.
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The employer doesn't need to sponsor you for a visa, but I imagine you need to apply for one yourself. Is that expensive ? cumbersome ?
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:16 AM
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I have questions:
1. Why do you want to come to the US?
2. You have 5 coops; do none of them want you full time?
3. I am still puzzled by the wording of the title. Do you mean that you are graduating an looking for a full time job?
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3. I am still puzzled by the wording of the title. Do you mean that you are graduating an looking for a full time job?
Agreed with (2).

Sounds very odd. I could understand that this person wants the higher salary seen in US companies vs Canadian companies.
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Agreed with (2).

Sounds very odd. I could understand that this person wants the higher salary seen in US companies vs Canadian companies.
May be he wants to move to the USA before Trump kills NAFTA !(i.e. TN-1 visa for actuaries).
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The employer doesn't need to sponsor you for a visa, but I imagine you need to apply for one yourself. Is that expensive ? cumbersome ?
If you're a credentialed actuary, under NAFTA, if you present yourself to an immigration officer "at the border" with documentation proving identity, Canadian citizenship, job offer, and credentials, you fill out some paperwork and you get a TN visa, easy-peasy, aside from needing to go back to the border to renew the visa when it's time.

(The same applies to American actuaries going to Canada, although the paperwork burden is slightly greater.)

What happens if/when NAFTA goes away remains to be seen.
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