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Just Moved To Ontario Canada

Roots 2019-07-10 23:15:36 

Hi guys, I moved to Ontario a few days ago and I'm still in the process of getting settled. I know quite a few members on here live there so any job referrals would be appreciated. I'm in IT.

Dan_De_Lyan 2019-07-10 23:30:01 

In reply to Roots

where in Ontario? The place is very bigly

Runs 2019-07-10 23:33:43 

In reply to Dan_De_Lyan

Help the brother out

Dan_De_Lyan 2019-07-10 23:40:49 

In reply to Runs

You can drive for 15hrs west an still be in ontario

Kay 2019-07-10 23:58:13 

In reply to Dan_De_Lyan

If you use a Chinese GPS instead of a road map you can take 25 hours …. smile

sgtdjones 2019-07-11 00:41:49 

In reply to Dan_De_Lyan

tell dem Ontario is larger than Texas.

Only den they understand.

lol lol lol

Ewart 2019-07-11 01:34:18 

In reply to Roots

What city are you in?


Roots 2019-07-11 03:14:47 

In reply to Dan_De_Lyan

I'm currently in Scarborough.

Roots 2019-07-11 03:15:11 

In reply to Ewart

I'm in Scarborough.

Dan_De_Lyan 2019-07-11 03:26:34 

In reply to Roots

Link Text

lots of location in woodbridge and vaughan

Roots 2019-07-11 03:28:02 

In reply to Dan_De_Lyan

Thanks, will check it out.

JahJah 2019-07-11 03:52:57 

In reply to Roots

Otherwise known as Scarberia.

tc1 2019-07-11 03:54:20 

Everybody lived in Scarborough was nice in the early 70s

tigga 2019-07-11 13:16:15 

In reply to Roots

Bud get yourself signed up on LinkedIn then reach out and connect with all fellow IT ppl you know here in TO or Merica. Build your credibility. Hardest phase is now. Don't get distracted and end up in factory if you can afford it. Eat some milk and rice if you need to - worth it in long run. Took me 9 months when I got here too.

Hellraiser 2019-07-11 13:39:38 

Lots of Ontario residents on this message board. Would be nice to have a get together of some sort.

That would mean a few persons losing their anonymity. So then again, that would be a bad idea.?????

imusic 2019-07-11 14:32:47 

In reply to Roots

Wackie is in IT. Not sure if he lives in Scarborough but I’m fairly confident he lives somewhere in the GTA

Drive east to Pickering and check out Island Mix. Good vibe there

As you’re in Scarborough, you can also check out Roland’s if it still around

JahJah 2019-07-11 14:53:44 

In reply to imusic

Wackie is in IT. Not sure if he lives in Scarborough but I’m fairly confident he lives somewhere in the GTA

Unless he moved, he is way way way out west. Like past Guelph west.

Ewart 2019-07-11 15:10:53 

In reply to Roots

Pity you are not in Ottawa. Amazon just started building a huge centre here...


Devin 2019-07-11 15:14:54 

In reply to imusic

Moved to Ajax, I think.

Windies at Bellamy and Lawrence or Tropical Nights at Morningside and Sheppard are good places to hang out and nyam some West Indian food.

defeyeant 2019-07-11 15:42:17 

In reply to imusic

Rolands move star, think they open up in Pickering or something so

defeyeant 2019-07-11 15:46:09 

In reply to Roots
Scarborough not too bad depending on the area, mi been up here going 15 years now.
Regarding IT positions: I hear Indeed is the best site to find IT jobs in the GTA.

eXodus 2019-07-11 16:28:28 

In reply to Roots

+1 for indeed

What sort of IT are you in?

Dev, ops or network?

Roots 2019-07-11 16:59:23 

In reply to eXodus

Most of my experience is in Networking but I do web development on the side.

Roots 2019-07-11 16:59:46 

Thanks for suggestions everyone.

doosra 2019-07-11 17:10:47 

isnt every immigrant now in Brampton? big grin

eXodus 2019-07-11 17:11:56 

In reply to Roots

anything with cloud?

eXodus 2019-07-11 17:12:54 

In reply to doosra

nah i went to the original immigrant spots.

Scarborough AND Jane & Finch lol lol lol

doosra 2019-07-11 17:14:52 

In reply to eXodus

man i tart all ayuh leff scarb long now big grin

JahJah 2019-07-11 17:24:44 

In reply to doosra

You're probably thinking Asian immigrants. big grin

Runs 2019-07-11 17:43:03 

Those sikhs built one of the most beautiful gurdwaras in Bramptonistan.

tigga 2019-07-11 17:52:21 

Brampton rocks man. Good and cheap Indian food. Sweet Larkees but downside is dem arrogant Larkas.

doosra 2019-07-11 18:38:06 

there's a place accross from brampon...milton? dont remember the name seems to be ready for housing too

brampton done tek ova big grin

JahJah 2019-07-11 18:46:08 

In reply to Runs

Those sikhs built one of the most beautiful gurdwaras in Bramptonistan.

I thought it was called Bramladesh. Certainly not The Bramptobbean. lol

JahJah 2019-07-11 18:46:41 

In reply to doosra

I'm in Milton.

doosra 2019-07-11 18:50:48 

In reply to JahJah

I quite like there. seems less rushy rushy unless it;s somewhere else i mistake

i do not like Brampton tho most o my peeps settle dung deh big grin

JahJah 2019-07-11 18:56:54 

In reply to doosra

Yes, Milton is easy. I've never lived in Brampton. Just worked there nearly 2 decades ago...and well I still get mi trim up deh. Before Milton it was Mississauga for me.

I've got family who've been in Scarb since the 70s but it has never appealed to me.

When I first came here I stayed with a cousin in Jamdown and Finch. That week was all I needed to know that I'd rather eat water crackers and sardine for breakfast, lunch and dinner that spend another second there big grin

doosra 2019-07-11 18:59:21 

In reply to JahJah

my first family went to scarb back in the fact all a dem went to is only in the last decade that they move out...most to brampton, a few to mississauga and thereabouts

but they seem to like the brampton area alot tho they dont really mix up with their motherland peeps

i got a few oldsters in york but york is a little dramatic for me

JahJah 2019-07-11 19:06:29 

In reply to doosra

Don't know bout y'all but motherland peeps aren't receptive at all of the castaways. big grin

Well, I only base this on experiences in the UK way back when. Times are changing.

Mississauga wants to escape Brampton and the others in Peel. Seh dem tired of carrying dead weight. They're thinking of seceding. lol

I don't know what it is about Brampton that makes people frown that much though.

doosra 2019-07-11 19:08:56 

In reply to JahJah

seriously, ive spent a few weeks over the years there and i cant ever tell of a conversation between my peeps and motherland peeps...they just happen to live in the same place...strange nuh

Brampton people dem feel seh dem rich...i always get that impression

is there any truth to there even a class thing?

tigga 2019-07-11 19:12:46 

In reply to doosra

You too conscious of your pooracity . Sorry if we made you feel so.

big grin

doosra 2019-07-11 19:13:34 

In reply to tigga

is nah true man?

i don't see yall mingling up wid dem motherland ppl

and yeh,,,yall down deh in the town juss feel yall too rich

is nah true man/.? big grin

Ewart 2019-07-11 19:16:25 

In reply to Roots

Make sure to contact the Jamaica Canadian Association, a good place for networking.

And do register with the Consulate-General in downtown Toronto. They can likely provide useful suggestions.


Casper 2019-07-12 03:12:35 

Why would anyone want to live in Toronto and its environs?

Oh, I forgot. Jobs maybe? Certainly, not for housing and traffic.

Dan_De_Lyan 2019-07-12 04:04:50 

In reply to JahJah

I don't know what it is about Brampton that makes people frown that much though.

u know it is punj overload

camos 2019-07-12 12:58:41 

In reply to Roots

may I ask where you moved from?

never mind, see the answer.