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islandpaul
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Hello,

I am a professional accountant looking to relocate to the USVI's. I hold a bachelor's of commerce from Ryerson University, I majored in Accounting. I have over 5 years of experience, specialising in owner managed and multi national companies. Advanced Excel skills, SAP, Quickbooks. I spent 1 year working in Antigua and need to be back in the Caribbean.

Any advice and or leads would be most appreciated.

Thanks and Regards,

Paul
1paulsteven@gmail.com

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Topic starter Posted : October 29, 2009 11:37 am
East Ender
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Paul: The question is: Do you have a green card? Basically, as a Canadian, you would need the same documents to work here as in Big America. Antigua, eh? Not part of the Stanford deal, I hope! 😉

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Posted : October 30, 2009 12:51 am
islandpaul
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At the moment I do not have a green card. However, I have been advised by an immigration lawyer that I require employer sponsorship to obtain a visa. Stanford....what a disgrace, he went from island icon to the sham quite quickly. Actually I worked for a reputable gaming company. Thanks for your comments, aside from the visa status any thoughts for my case? I miss all the great things that the islands have to offer and am ready to settle on a beautiful island like St Thomas.

Thanks and Regards,

Paul

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Topic starter Posted : October 30, 2009 1:59 am
Linda J
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I don't think green card sponsorship is a routine practice in the USVI. But if you have unique skills, who knows.

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Posted : October 30, 2009 7:25 am
DUN
 DUN
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I don't think green card sponsorship is a routine practice in the USVI. But if you have unique skills, who knows.

Not to bust a bubble but, for instance WAPA hired sort of Hodge who isn`t a electrical engineer to replace Vega.
We don`t hire who is best suited for the job (just who is related/connected)< & this is why many things are so screwed up!
What IS important here is: Nepotism!!!

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Posted : October 30, 2009 9:48 pm
Linda J
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I was thinking more of the private sector. In our case, a relative was relocating from another country. She is well qualified in hospitality and, the HR person where I work would hae hired her right away, but she didn't have a work permit. HR said they had never sponsored anyone and were not interested in her being the first. Judging by the paperwork/forms hoops my family jumped through to secure the green card, I can understand why a company would not want to go to the time or trouble.

Exceptions might be doctors the hospitals need or maybe some skill at Hovensa. Other than that, I don't think you will find any employer willing to do this.

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Posted : October 31, 2009 8:46 am
tropicvi
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As a canuck that successfully relocated here long ago, the process is not simple. Green card is must, NAFTA rules do not apply in the island territories of the US. Marry an American while here on holiday is one way. However, many canucks have chosen the BVI... good luck.

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Posted : November 5, 2009 3:32 pm
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