Hi All,

I'm a Chinese Canadian looking to move to Hong Kong. My wife is originally from Hong Kong and has just received a job offer so I will be applying for my dependent visa.

Currently in Canada I make about $42K/Month HKD. I have about 5 years of Digital Media/Marketing experience working for large local telecoms and banks. I'm fluent in English and Mandarin but will have trouble reading and writing mandarin efficiently at the professional level. I have not found too many suitable job openings from looking online and connecting with recruiters. All recruiters tell me that once I get my VISA and move to HK the job search will be easier. Is this true? Is it reasonable for me to look for a job that pays similar to what I made in Canada given my experience level and lack of Cantonese?

I want to move here with my wife when she starts work but am worried about a lengthy unemployment period. Curious to hear from anyone with a better understanding of the job market or industry in HK.