Advice on working abroad?

3 years ago from Renee P, Designer, NZ

  • Helen . Helen . , 3 years ago

    I'm a freelance designer based in Toronto, about to start a year long contract at a company. I know a friend who I worked with that got sponsored by the startup we were at, and after, another company.

    Work-wise, it wouldn't be hard for you to find opportunities. There's lots of recruiters that will be able to find you work as long as you're good and your portfolio shows what you can do.

    You could probably try to reach out to some recruiters through LinkedIn at reputable recruiting firms at companies and talk about yourself and see if they'd be open to sponsoring you a work visa.

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    • Renee PRenee P, almost 3 years ago

      Hi Helen, thanks for the advice! How do you find freelancing in Toronto? Is there plenty of work to keep you going? Would you recommend it to someone new to Canada or do you think finding a company to work for is a better option to start with? Thanks :)

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      • Helen . Helen . , almost 3 years ago

        To be honest, most of my freelance clients are from outside of Canada. I've been able to get some amount of work through my brother who's also a designer and word of mouth but I'd highly recommend working with a company first, and networking from there for freelance work.

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