I can't agree with what your friends said. Whether you can get a job depends on your working experience and communication skills, not the fate. So think about your situation. Is your English good enough? Do you master the hot and up-to-date technical skills? Can your spouse find a good job? Life is not easy if you can not find a job quickly. Even if one of you can find a job of 50 or 60K, when you have to pay for the house mortgage and car loan, so many insurance, RESP, RRSP, you still find you're in tight budget.