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11. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

Zul - I think this is the page you are looking for to practice in Ontario:

http://mrc.lsuc.on.ca/jsp/home/interjurisdictionalPracticeHome.jsp

Best of luck.

12. Posted by zul (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

summer910
thank you for your strong views and kind suggestions, I will take them into consideration and although I agrees with you in general terms, however I disagree with the fact that students like me asked to do subjects that are not compulsory for students that doing law degree in Australia.
After all, my major concern and thus my question was about job opportunities in Canada and by that I did not mean only legal positions but other jobs that I would be able to do with this degree.

Thank you.

13. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 10y

Zul,

You asked in your post about law societies in Canada and whether they're protective of the local profession. A natural assumption would be that you're looking to expand in the legal profession there, so that was what I replied to in my post. If you wanted to look for other jobs in Canada, excuse me, I can't read minds and I never professed to have that ability.

So don't put words into my mouth.

If you had issues with the legal education you received in Australia, then take it up with them. Nobody said it's easy to practise law in another country, or get a job elsewhere with the snap of your fingers. You're going to another country and taking up a job there that a citizen might be deprived of (and there will be people who will look at it that way), and naturally you need to show that you have the expertise that citizens there don't already possess. Obviously, if you don't, then you'll be asked to either brush up on the necessary skills (and even show that you have something extra to offer) or take a hike elsewhere.

After all, why should they hire a foreigner if a citizen can already adequately fulfil their job requirements?

So yes, you can moan about how you had to take modules that law students in Australia didn't have to, but if that's how their system works, that's how it works. All national economies are protective of their own job markets and the needs of their citizens. It's only natural.

14. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 10y

Australian and Canadian cities are always the top 10 most livable around the world. So I don't think you can go wrong with either, particularly if Canada's bitter cold doesn't bother you. For me, I prefer the warmth of Australia and I would miss the nice cafes and restaurants that Melbourne offers.

As for the job situation, I would have no idea. Though it only seems fair to me that you would need extra modules to practice law in Australia. I'm sad to hear that you feel discriminated against though. It's not in keeping with the way I regard this city and I don't like to see people treated unfairly.

15. Posted by zul (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

Thank you very much, Peter, you are very kind, I met many wonderful people, I am sorry if I said something that upset you.

As for you, summer910, I completely disagree with you. First of all my reaction was initiated by your strong subjective views. I apologise if I followed your steps and overreacted in the same manner.
Please explain to me why any country need to be protective of their own citizens? At the end of the day, I am a permanent resident here and I have the same rights...
Look, I think you started to generalise the whole issue here. I was brought up in a different country and my response to you is very simple, and perhaps not in tune with the views of many people who were brought up in Western civilisation: this is not the way you should talk to a Lady! And please next time could you preach your views somewhere else, I am really not interested to waist my time in read you opinion. I am sorry if you do not like what I have said, but this is what it is so live with it.

16. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 10y

Quoting zul

As for you, summer910, I completely disagree with you. First of all my reaction was initiated by your strong subjective views. I apologise if I followed your steps and overreacted in the same manner.
Please explain to me why any country need to be protective of their own citizens? At the end of the day, I am a permanent resident here and I have the same rights...
Look, I think you started to generalise the whole issue here. I was brought up in a different country and my response to you is very simple, and perhaps not in tune with the views of many people who were brought up in Western civilisation: this is not the way you should talk to a Lady! And please next time could you preach your views somewhere else, I am really not interested to waist my time in read you opinion. I am sorry if you do not like what I have said, but this is what it is so live with it.

You know, you make me laugh. Really.

Why shouldn't a country be protective of its citizens? Should it neglect the needs of its citizens to cater to foreigners? Look, I'm not saying that a country should only protect its citizens, but obviously, there have been cases where preference is given to those born and raised in the country, as opposed to those who moved to the country from somewhere else. That's life, so live with it. You go to any other country, it's the same thing. As a permanent resident, you will of course expect to be treated just like a citizen, but the fact remains that in many countries, that is not always the case in practice. It's a goddamn fact.

And if you didn't realise, I'm female, I was born in an Asian country, and I'm Chinese, okay? So don't give me the "Western civilisation" slant. Here you are, asking about working in another country, and all I did was to just tell you how it works (or could possibly work) elsewhere. You didn't have to bite my head off, so you take a chill pill, LADY.

There just ain't no pleasing you, is there?

17. Posted by penna (Full Member 110 posts) 10y

australia is warm and has beaches and waaaay less crackheads then canada

18. Posted by tomm35 (Budding Member 47 posts) 10y

thats a bold statement, i'd like to see your evidence of the crackhead ratio between countries. If your going by word of mouth, then of course I believe you.

19. Posted by penna (Full Member 110 posts) 10y

yeah this is true (about the crack heads) i SAW more crackheads in Canada but maybe they just stay inside here more.....

20. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member 202 posts) 10y

Its always going to be akward studying law in a country you are unfamiliar with but from what i have seen of both countries i would definetely say Australia with out a doubt. I am Californian myself and have been to Calgary, Vancouver, Torronto and Montreal of Canada and Sydney, Melbourne, The gold Coast, Perth and tasmania of Australia. You shouldnt fall short with job opportunities in either country so i suppose it comes down to which one you like better climate, landscape and people wise etc.

hope that helps ya