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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    It is. From what my cousin told me that retention is such a huge issue they are desperate enough to jump thru the hoops to tap on resources out here. He just quit his GTA job and got another GTA job while never left Calgary. I believe housing is a factor. Our cost is lower and still in a bit of downturn so there are more talent to be had for less.

    This is why almost everyone is playing music chair in IT, country wide.
    Thanks. Good to know. Doesn't surprise me. Ontario is full of idiots.

    It's funny though, it does make me wonder if companies are going to move their HQs out of there due to all the idiotic policies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    Thanks. Good to know. Doesn't surprise me. Ontario is full of idiots.

    It's funny though, it does make me wonder if companies are going to move their HQs out of there due to all the idiotic policies.
    They are already coming over to buy up our real estate.

    /ontarions_buying_real_estate_in_calgary/

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    These are permanent jobs? Are these companies registered in Alberta? It's a huge fucking PITA for companies to have out of province employees.
    The company that I work for now is doing a lot of Enbridge gas distribution piping, so they are looking for piping designers and there aren't a lot out there. Plus with WFH, they decided to look here due to higher unemployment in the O&G sector. Win-win for everyone involved I guess.

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    Two people have quit from my workplace in the last two weeks. Both found other opportunities. Market is heating up.
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    I almost shat myself after eating way too much at lunch with @killramos so ya, we can start the diaper thread now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmc72 View Post
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    The company that I work for now is doing a lot of Enbridge gas distribution piping, so they are looking for piping designers and there aren't a lot out there. Plus with WFH, they decided to look here due to higher unemployment in the O&G sector. Win-win for everyone involved I guess.
    OO======D

    Hire me, look at my pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    It's funny though, it does make me wonder if companies are going to move their HQs out of there due to all the idiotic policies.
    Cheap office space may lure some. The idea of owning a home may lure some gen Z out of GTA. But a lot of tech are still tied to talent pool out there. And Calgary seems to be a 2nd destination after Halifax. Seem like they are booming out there with space port in Cape Breton and trying to generate some sort of tech sector to encourage more to escape GTA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmc72 View Post
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    The company that I work for now is doing a lot of Enbridge gas distribution piping, so they are looking for piping designers and there aren't a lot out there. Plus with WFH, they decided to look here due to higher unemployment in the O&G sector. Win-win for everyone involved I guess.
    yah everyone bailed cause the industry was dog shit, we're all fucked this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    Cheap office space may lure some. The idea of owning a home may lure some gen Z out of GTA. But a lot of tech are still tied to talent pool out there. And Calgary seems to be a 2nd destination after Halifax. Seem like they are booming out there with space port in Cape Breton and trying to generate some sort of tech sector to encourage more to escape GTA.
    Yeah the institutions here suck at producing IT talent.

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    Can we re-name this to the 2022 Layoffs Mega Thread (Part X)

    On-topic, I moved jobs twice last year. I'll be sticking this one out now until i'm physically unable, wife has said she'll finally come to terms with me working on-call and 100% travel

    I wouldn't be desolate if she could have done that 7 years ago, but hey-ho

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    Quote Originally Posted by holden View Post
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    They are already coming over to buy up our real estate.

    /ontarions_buying_real_estate_in_calgary/
    With WFH being the norm moving forward for many folks, I hope more young Ontarians come over and buy downtown condos for their workspace haha. Plus they get to get off work 2 hours earlier :p

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    Some employers seem to give no fucks, some seem to care a lot.
    There may be insurance or workers comp issues, plus tax issues with employees being in different provinces.
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    I almost shat myself after eating way too much at lunch with @killramos so ya, we can start the diaper thread now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89coupe View Post
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    I have a lot of clients moving to the interior BC lately and working remotely.

    Also have a lot of clients moving from Ontario to here for jobs.

    All seem to be in the tech industry.
    Moved to the Okanagan myself, no regrets. I meet plenty of ex-Albertans that's for sure. Many that cashed out of O&G and took on self employment out here. I WFH mostly, also have a 20 acre hobby farm going that keeps us busy.

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    Got layed off from a sales role peripherally related to O&G in 2020. I've been exploring what to do next in my career that isn't going to be as volatile (been through 3 or 4 downturns already) and have started some training related to residential energy efficiency since that seems like a growing area. I'm at least 5-months away from being able to work in that field, and that's assuming someone will hire a person coming from "O&G"... The good news is that I actually love learning about this stuff. And yeah, I watch Matt Risinger's YT channel religiously, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Some employers seem to give no fucks, some seem to care a lot.
    There may be insurance or workers comp issues, plus tax issues with employees being in different provinces.
    I can absolutely tell you there are insurance, wcb and corporate presence issues. Giving no fucks becomes a huge problem. Ask me how I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    With WFH being the norm moving forward for many folks, I hope more young Ontarians come over and buy downtown condos for their workspace haha. Plus they get to get off work 2 hours earlier :p
    Working in an Eastern time zone sucks, unless you work with union 9-5ers.

    When I was working on a TO-based engagement this summer it just meant instead of working 7:30-6:00, I worked 5:30-6:00.

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    guessing who I might be, psychologizing me with your non existent degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corsvette View Post
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    Moved to the Okanagan myself, no regrets. I meet plenty of ex-Albertans that's for sure. Many that cashed out of O&G and took on self employment out here. I WFH mostly, also have a 20 acre hobby farm going that keeps us busy.
    That’s awesome, congrats!

    My last client who moved there ended up Managing a winery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    With WFH being the norm moving forward for many folks, I hope more young Ontarians come over and buy downtown condos for their workspace haha. Plus they get to get off work 2 hours earlier :p
    That's what I thought, but no. The others in the drafting department don't start until around 10am their time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corsvette View Post
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    Moved to the Okanagan myself, no regrets. I meet plenty of ex-Albertans that's for sure. Many that cashed out of O&G and took on self employment out here. I WFH mostly, also have a 20 acre hobby farm going that keeps us busy.
    That's fantastic congrats, what do you have on your hobby farm?

    Sounds like lots of WFH opportunities in IT, but I was in Technical Sales which doesn't quite translate. I like my consulting gig now but also like hearing what others have done to make the best of this market.

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    My last layoff in October turned out to be a blessing. Got a package when leaving and found a new job a week later that pays more. Being able to switch from O&G to Mining was a challenge but opened up a lot of doors. All require travel but eventually will all point to office work from home which is my long term goal, especially with planning for kiddos in the conversation.

    Crazy how fast O&G got busy again though. Field guys offering me some crazy day rates, sounds like they're all scrambling. I just don't see it lasting. My opinion is that this is Alberta's last "boom" from O&G. I'm hopeful that lithium, hydrogen and geothermal sectors become lucrative. Methane emissions management certainly will be.
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