Quote: Originally Posted by El_Brando
Looking for some advice for emigrating! I realise I will have to gain accreditation to be able to sparky over in Canada, but just really would like an idea of what the cost of living is like i.e rent, food, transport etc. Is the trade jobs plentiful? At the moment I carry out wiring inspections in buildings with a specialized uk company in domestic/industrial/commerical (this is NOT appliance testing!), is there firms for this or is it just mixed in with the general sparks? I would be classed as a general spark. Not to hot on industrial done a bit but prob need my hand held to start with if I went down this road! I've heard Montreal would be a great place to go.
Also I know Sean Connery if this is beneficial...
Cheers for your time
Canada is (geographically) about the size of Europe, more or less,
so it's tough to describe the cost of living, rents, etc...but Trades
(Electricians, Plumbers, etc...) are always in demend.
Regardless of what happens in the economy, everyone still want's
their lights to turn on and their toilets to flush. You'll be fine.
Climate is a big issue. Do some homework here. City vrs Country
living too can be an issue. What kind of life are you looking for?
Firearms laws (though tigher than the USA) are looser than what
you might expect. Being able to drive for 3-4 days straight in the
same direction without leaving Canada is a weird concept for some
from Europe to wrap their heads around.
I'm biased towards western Canada myself, but that's just me. You
will be fine regardless of where you settle.