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Tobi IdowuΒ inΒ Β 
Product ManagerΒ 2 months ago

PM roles in Canada - Bias to Permanent Residents?

Hi guys,

Need someone in the canadian tech space to share insights.Β 
I'm a new permanent resident to Canada having recently held a Senior/Lead PM role at a global (fortune 500) financial institution covering payments, eCommerce & Transaction products.

I've realised that irrespective of my experience working with a global product team and winning awards, it seems like a herculean task to get interviews for PM or senior PM roles in canada, as "Canadian experience" seems to trump my chances.

I would love if someone can provide clarity.. That said, I'm in the market for a PM role. Any help will be appreciated.


flufflytreachleProduct ManagerΒ 20 days ago
Faced the same problem when i immigrated 5 years back. Usually people start at a lower position to get into the job market and after a year switch so the original level. Thats what helped me as well. Doesnt help that there are a lot of layoffs happening so there is some competition in the job market.



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