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    Default Job Market: BC or Ontario

    Currently employed in O&G with accounting and scheduling experience (10 plus years). Starting to think Alberta might not be the best place for employment and i'm thinking of a change of scenery Does anyone know what province would have more employment opportunities with my experience?

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    Was in the exact same scenario as you 3 years ago... flew to Toronto for 10 days, wasn't the biggest fan of it, then to Vancouver and ended up moving here.

    Quite a bit of jobs in accounting and scheduling here. Mining sector for scheduling is a good spot to be in, accounting works with any industry here essentially. Just put a Vancouver address on your resume before applying.
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    Toronto did seem like a dirtier Calgary, would actually prefer BC for sure. What sites did you use to look for jobs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KO22 View Post
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    Just put a Vancouver address on your resume before applying.
    100% this. The anti-alberta bias is very real. You want to make it seem like you've left and wouldn't go back for a million dollars.

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    Only one's I used were Indeed.ca and LinkedIn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KO22 View Post
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    Was in the exact same scenario as you 3 years ago... flew to Toronto for 10 days, wasn't the biggest fan of it, then to Vancouver and ended up moving here.

    Quite a bit of jobs in accounting and scheduling here. Mining sector for scheduling is a good spot to be in, accounting works with any industry here essentially. Just put a Vancouver address on your resume before applying.
    Try a 604 or 250 area code forwarding service (to your AB phone) as well. No point having a GVRD address when your phone is still 403.

    Gotta like where you live and the 6 months of grey skies, high taxes, insane traffic (way worse than here, something like 5 calf robe bridge equivalents in GVRD) + cost of living, turned me off GVRD for good - however some people love that.
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    There is a fair amount of opportunity out here in Victoria, BC and I'm seeing a lot of Calgarians apply for jobs out here in Victoria. However having talked to a few of my friends in Calgary thinking about moving out here, I've had to tell a lot of people to calibrate expectations of of salary, and lifestyle. Err i mean wait, we're full. Don't come to the island.

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    There is a decent number of jobs in Toronto for experienced hires. But it does come down to industry and more specifically what you're looking for. Probably not a huge issue on the phone number for Ontario.

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    Looked into Vancouver a few years back and after getting a few offers, decided to stay in Calgary. There's always big demand for experienced hires in my field, but be ready to drop anywhere from 10-25% from your salary. Best I could do was 8% lower which I've been told is quite good??? Also budget to increase your housing expenses substantially. Renting a condo downtown Vancouver was double my mortgage in Calgary. Grass is always greener...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimi View Post
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    Looked into Vancouver a few years back and after getting a few offers, decided to stay in Calgary. There's always big demand for experienced hires in my field, but be ready to drop anywhere from 10-25% from your salary. Best I could do was 8% lower which I've been told is quite good??? Also budget to increase your housing expenses substantially. Renting a condo downtown Vancouver was double my mortgage in Calgary. Grass is always greener...
    Both GVA and GTA cost more and makes less. Friend move to ON for as electrical engineer, makes 10% less and cost of living is $1000 more per month. So effectively, $35K less take home.

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    Slurp up the HST as well

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    Between ICBC, price of gas, HST, renting/owing .... I have friends who make a lot more money (gross) than I do and live in the GVRD, renting a basement suite or an older, 1bdrm apt.

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    Why not just... not quit? I see wfh being a pretty easy thing to pull off moving forward after this year

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    Interior of BC has a fair amount of jobs as well. Kelowna and Cranbrook / Castlegar area seems to have a fair number of job postings still. Additionally the Crowsnest Pass is starting to pick up with the new coal mines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cosworth View Post
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    Interior of BC has a fair amount of jobs as well. Kelowna and Cranbrook / Castlegar area seems to have a fair number of job postings still. Additionally the Crowsnest Pass is starting to pick up with the new coal mines.
    New coal mine in BC? Couldn't be....don't they know how horrible that is for CO2 emissions. Someone would tell Horgan.

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    Emissions only matter in Alberta.

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    BC has a social license now to get away with expansion of coal operations? the fuck

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    I thought Crowsnest coal was because Kenney removed a bunch of restrictions on the AB side, nothing to do with BC.

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    One of the mines:http://www.rivresources.com/site/content/

    Quote Originally Posted by arcticcat522 View Post
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    New coal mine in BC? Couldn't be....don't they know how horrible that is for CO2 emissions. Someone would tell Horgan.
    I've only worked on the 2 in the CNP. Although I have heard there is a 3rd just over the border. The reason I know about that one is they tried to deal with us (although legally we couldn't).

    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    I thought Crowsnest coal was because Kenney removed a bunch of restrictions on the AB side, nothing to do with BC.
    The mines were already started before the UCP were in, I've been on the project for a couple years and they already had a lot of money and time in. Yes it is in the crownest though.
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