MBA in Canada for newly Landed Immigrant


suhyder

I have 14 years of IT experience in which 10 years are in telecom Sector. I am PR holder of Canada and plan to settle permanently by mid 2018 & will be 40 years old by that time.

I am well aware of **Canadian Experience** requirement so every new immigrant has to start from survival job to get ** ca exp** while/or simultaneously get some relevant certificate course.

Saying so, I am planning to start my Canadian life with 1 year full time MBA or EMBA in Ontario with more specifically in GTA area. I wonder what is the career perspective & pitfalls for a person having such a profile as of mine.

I have 14 years of IT experience in which 10 years are in telecom Sector. I am PR holder of Canada and plan to settle permanently by mid 2018 & will be 40 years old by that time.

I am well aware of **Canadian Experience** requirement so every new immigrant has to start from survival job to get ** ca exp** while/or simultaneously get some relevant certificate course.

Saying so, I am planning to start my Canadian life with 1 year full time MBA or EMBA in Ontario with more specifically in GTA area. I wonder what is the career perspective & pitfalls for a person having such a profile as of mine.
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laurie

A couple of thoughts:

- I don't think there's an EMBA program that's full-time. Most will be delivered on a part-time modular or weekend basis.

- since you have so much work experience, many b-schools will try to sell you on their EMBA programs, anyway. These tend to be more expensive and geared at people who have day jobs.

- you don't say what your goals are, but something like that might work for you. There are a few b-schools offering EMBA programs in Toronto - Rotman and Schulich are the main ones.

- if you'd rather do a full-time MBA program, those schools also offer these variations, plus there's Ryerson and I think Wilfrid Laurier is now offering an MBA on their Toronto campus.

A couple of thoughts:

- I don't think there's an EMBA program that's full-time. Most will be delivered on a part-time modular or weekend basis.

- since you have so much work experience, many b-schools will try to sell you on their EMBA programs, anyway. These tend to be more expensive and geared at people who have day jobs.

- you don't say what your goals are, but something like that might work for you. There are a few b-schools offering EMBA programs in Toronto - Rotman and Schulich are the main ones.

- if you'd rather do a full-time MBA program, those schools also offer these variations, plus there's Ryerson and I think Wilfrid Laurier is now offering an MBA on their Toronto campus.
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suhyder

Thank you Laurie for reply…

- All EMBA programs presume candidates to be employed while they study. Although, I have a more than decade of experience & will be working at the point of applying for EMBA but certainly won’t be working at the point of joining/starting EMBA. Moreover, I am also concerned about the ROI for new landed immigrants for such expensive degree. Eagerly, like to get input for it.
- Its quite a norm for newly landed immigrants to spend almost a year in survival jobs before landing in the job of their own profession. I want to capitalize this time by doing either 1 year Full Time MBA or 1 year EMBA (Certainly not 2 – 3 years Part time MBA). The above said sentence is my main goal. No, I don’t expect any career change but rather inclined towards getting Canadian education & part experience side by side. Probably, some people will advise to go for some college 1 year PG diploma but I am not into it. If I have to spend 1 year in education then it’s better to be in MBA
- I have done quite a research in 1 year FT MBA & Ryerson have attracted me a lot.
- Wilfrid, doesn’t have any 1 year FT MBA in Toronto. Their all Toronto classes are Part time with minimum 2 years duration. Nevertheless, their 20 months MBA CO-OP plan in Waterloo attracts my attention but its intended for guys having 2 years of work experience

Thank you Laurie for reply…

- All EMBA programs presume candidates to be employed while they study. Although, I have a more than decade of experience & will be working at the point of applying for EMBA but certainly won’t be working at the point of joining/starting EMBA. Moreover, I am also concerned about the ROI for new landed immigrants for such expensive degree. Eagerly, like to get input for it.
- Its quite a norm for newly landed immigrants to spend almost a year in survival jobs before landing in the job of their own profession. I want to capitalize this time by doing either 1 year Full Time MBA or 1 year EMBA (Certainly not 2 – 3 years Part time MBA). The above said sentence is my main goal. No, I don’t expect any career change but rather inclined towards getting Canadian education & part experience side by side. Probably, some people will advise to go for some college 1 year PG diploma but I am not into it. If I have to spend 1 year in education then it’s better to be in MBA
- I have done quite a research in 1 year FT MBA & Ryerson have attracted me a lot.
- Wilfrid, doesn’t have any 1 year FT MBA in Toronto. Their all Toronto classes are Part time with minimum 2 years duration. Nevertheless, their 20 months MBA CO-OP plan in Waterloo attracts my attention but its intended for guys having 2 years of work experience
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laurie

Sounds good - good luck.

FYI the Ryerson program will probably attract a younger cohort - just something to be prepared for.

Sounds good - good luck.

FYI the Ryerson program will probably attract a younger cohort - just something to be prepared for.
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suhyder

Does younger cohort is some kind of disadvantage ?

Does younger cohort is some kind of disadvantage ?
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laurie

Not necessarily - it's just that you'll be surrounded by people with far less experience than you have.

Not necessarily - it's just that you'll be surrounded by people with far less experience than you have.
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