My Name is Muhammad Imran Hussain Khan. I am IT professional with 10+ years’ experience of managing IT infrastructure and Operations in Pakistan. I arrived in Canada with my wife in May 2017 and moved to Regina. Currently, I am working as Senior Technical Analyst IT Security and Integration in Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Before moving to Canada, I enrolled myself with SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-arrival) and did all of the five pre-arrival courses they offered online. These courses help me to understand how to find a job in Canada and the effective tools for it. One of the best tools was networking with professionals in my field which worked for me. In one month I expand my LinkedIn network from 50 to 500 people, I asked my connections to guide me how to find a job. One of LinkedIn connection suggested me to try to find short-term opportunities and gain as much as Canadian work experience. So I started working on small projects so that I can gain Canadian work experience. For this I had to move in 3 different cities in a 8 month period, for one project I have to move Saskatoon to work for one of the leading retail company in Western Canada. It was a lucky shot for me due to that experience I got an offer from Saskatchewan Polytechnic for a permanent job.
Thanks a lot SOPA.
-Muhammad Imran Hussain Khan
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