Just called my friend here, and learned that both her husband and herself were laid off last year. But they are still very happy here everyday. Despite the fact that they had bought their house early last year.
They are busy everyday, looking for jobs, and learning new skills, etc, etc. And, with hopes in their mind.
They've been here for only 2 years.
Maybe kinda job-seeking seminars will help a little bit, I don't know. Some of my ex-colleagues gather together regularly, talking about their feelings, troubles, encouraging each other. And most importantly, they exchange job information, such as which companies they've have had interviews recently, how that goes, and what might be the reason that stop him/her from getting the offer... I think this is a nice way as well.
One thing I heard from them is that there will be a 60 billion dollar venture capital for Ottawa region only in 2002. But not sure about its truthness.
Anyway, cheer up guys. And take positive steps for ourselves.</HTML>
<HTML>I believe I have seen too many Canadians who have little knowledge about China. My current roommate is one of them. Actually, one of my MBA teammates, who comes from Middle East when he was only a kid, also complained that people in North America do not know much about the third world countries. So he always tries his best to persuade my other two native Canadian teammates why their opinions are biased based on the inaccurate information (9.11 is an example).</HTML>
<HTML>It's better to attend university undergrad in China, otherwise you will miss a lot. You can't get as many and as good friendship with classmates if you study undergrad here in North America.</HTML>