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Old Sep 28th 2017, 4:28 pm   #16
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Yeah, the slogan they went with trips off the tongue a bit more easily than "BC's not the only BC in Canada, we've got a bit of one too!"
But it's a silly slogan. On that theme a simple "Breathtaking" would convey it well. Then they could abbreviate it AB (Alberta, Breathtaking).
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Old Sep 29th 2017, 5:05 pm   #18
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But it's a silly slogan. On that theme a simple "Breathtaking" would convey it well. Then they could abbreviate it AB (Alberta, Breathtaking).
The fact they only show Edmonton and Calgary for about 10 seconds of the near 3 mins says a lot
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The fact they only show Edmonton and Calgary for about 10 seconds of the near 3 mins says a lot
Well tourists don't go to Alberta for Edmonton, that's for sure! It's an inspirational ad, quite common to the sector. Interesting that they only showed a little boy, don't little girls like Alberta too?
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Well tourists don't go to Alberta for Edmonton, that's for sure! It's an inspirational ad, quite common to the sector. Interesting that they only showed a little boy, don't little girls like Alberta too?
why bother Alberta is a flat dust-bowl with a few mountains tacked on the end..lets be honest once you seen one mountain you have seen them all
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why bother Alberta is a flat dust-bowl with a few mountains tacked on the end..lets be honest once you seen one mountain you have seen them all
If you ski or hike they are a bit more interesting.
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Well tourists don't go to Alberta for Edmonton, that's for sure! It's an inspirational ad, quite common to the sector. Interesting that they only showed a little boy, don't little girls like Alberta too?
Indeed. It's a tourism ad. They promote what inspires visitation, not a realistic portrayal of daily life of residents. Calgary and Edmonton aren't inspiring enough for people to pick up and spend thousands on airfare for a trip. The Rockies, however, are. That explains the video, but it certainly doesn't represent what it's like to live in Alberta. The populated parts of Alberta are situated upon the prairie, which have a stark beauty if you can see beyond the suburban sprawl. I really do like Edmonton and Calgary. I say this with love.
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Go for it Emmery ....life is an adventure and what you make of it ....I not saying it will be easy ...it won't of course you don't know anyone ...yet...but you will 😁
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Sorry to jump in but is the economy on the rise in Alberta, anyone know?
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Sorry to jump in but is the economy on the rise in Alberta, anyone know?

The Alberta Treasury Board and Finances produce a report on the economic outlook of Alberta. The forecast basically said;
2017 - Growth is expected to return
2017-2020 - This period will see growth, but this period is expected to be bringing back what was lost since the oil price crash rather than actual growth. It is expected that it'll take until 2020 until all of the jobs lost in the oil price crash will have returned. It is expected these jobs will not be oil jobs though and that the oil sector will now remain smaller for the foreseeable future.


House demand is still quite high but apparently not high enough for major construction works to continue and so prices will remain where they are due to a lack of new construction.


Overall it is expected to be a challenging employment environment unless you're working in a sector that is in demand.
For 2017-2020
Engineering is forecast low demand
IT is forecast average demand
Health professions and retail workers are forecast above average demand


Even with all that in mind, I'm still going to move over, but I think the chances of an engineer like me finding a job before I land is pretty slim which is a little scary!
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The Alberta Treasury Board and Finances produce a report on the economic outlook of Alberta. The forecast basically said;
2017 - Growth is expected to return
2017-2020 - This period will see growth, but this period is expected to be bringing back what was lost since the oil price crash rather than actual growth. It is expected that it'll take until 2020 until all of the jobs lost in the oil price crash will have returned. It is expected these jobs will not be oil jobs though and that the oil sector will now remain smaller for the foreseeable future.


House demand is still quite high but apparently not high enough for major construction works to continue and so prices will remain where they are due to a lack of new construction.


Overall it is expected to be a challenging employment environment unless you're working in a sector that is in demand.
For 2017-2020
Engineering is forecast low demand
IT is forecast average demand
Health professions and retail workers are forecast above average demand


Even with all that in mind, I'm still going to move over, but I think the chances of an engineer like me finding a job before I land is pretty slim which is a little scary!
Will depend on which part of Alberta you are moving to
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Well I am an electrician with the Red Seal...how's the construction market going in Calgary, anybody?
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Well I am an electrician with the Red Seal...how's the construction market going in Calgary, anybody?
Whilst there are many anecdotal stories out there about how dire the property market is, and how construction has all but stopped, all I can offer is my personal experiences on the ground.

Infill/tailgate Construction: Very active. I live in an older neighbourhood (mid 50s - now considered "inner-city") and on my block alone there are 4 infill construction projects happening. Expand that radius to the surrounding 3x3 block grid and there something in the order of 15 infill projects. Most neighbourhoods I visit in the city (that allow R-2 infill construction) are experiencing the same boom in infills.

Tract Construction: I have a friend that works sales for one of the new neighbourhood construction companies for about 5 years, and he claims they've never been busier. They're making sales with next to little effort. There's something like 8 large neighbourhoods being developed around the edges of the city.

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Whilst there are many anecdotal stories out there about how dire the property market is, and how construction has all but stopped, all I can offer is my personal experiences on the ground.

Infill/tailgate Construction: Very active. I live in an older neighbourhood (mid 50s - now considered "inner-city") and on my block alone there are 4 infill construction projects happening. Expand that radius to the surrounding 3x3 block grid and there something in the order of 15 infill projects. Most neighbourhoods I visit in the city (that allow R-2 infill construction) are experiencing the same boom in infills.

Tract Construction: I have a friend that works sales for one of the new neighbourhood construction companies for about 5 years, and he claims they've never been busier. They're making sales with next to little effort. There's something like 8 large neighbourhoods being developed around the edges of the city.
Do you encounter many unemployed construction workers?
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Do you encounter many unemployed construction workers?
I don't encounter many construction workers of any kind, so can't really provide any insight on that. The only ones I see are the ones actively working projects around the city.
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