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Old Aug 21st 2017, 12:01 pm   #1
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Hi im a british jib electrician with 20 yrs experience with full apprentiship looking for any help/ guidence with emmigrating to canada
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Hi, and welcome to BE.

If you're after advice with the electrician side of things then you're in the right place. Any visa related questions should be placed in the immi section of the Canada forum, and any lifestyle ones (i.e. how to find a job, etc) are best placed in the main Canada forums.

But questions about working in Canada as an electrician are best here, so fire away (the more specific the questions the better), and I'm sure you'll get some great advice.

HTH and good luck with it.
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Hi, and welcome to BE.

If you're after advice with the electrician side of things then you're in the right place. Any visa related questions should be placed in the immi section of the Canada forum, and any lifestyle ones (i.e. how to find a job, etc) are best placed in the main Canada forums.

But questions about working in Canada as an electrician are best here, so fire away (the more specific the questions the better), and I'm sure you'll get some great advice.

HTH and good luck with it.
Thanks for the advice with where to post .i know il have to sit some exams with regards to getting qualified over there ( red seal , codes etc ) its more about getting the foot in the door and working while getting experience while i do the exams
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Thanks for the advice with where to post .i know il have to sit some exams with regards to getting qualified over there ( red seal , codes etc ) its more about getting the foot in the door and working while getting experience while i do the exams
Do you already have the right to work in Canada? PR or an open work permit?

If not, then you wouldn't be likely to find an employer prepared to pay $1000, go through all the hassle/paperwork of hiring you, and wait several months for you to start work, unless you already have you 'Red Seal' imo. You can't work as an electrician without it anyway, and sponsorship for what would essentially be an apprentice position would be unlikely I think.

So I'd start with getting your provincial certification, and hopefully then you'll be more attractive to employers and they'll be much more likely to sponsor you.

Electricians will no doubt be along to help you out with info on passing the exams, and a search of the Canada forums should bring up lots of relevant threads too.

Best of luck.
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Do you already have the right to work in Canada? PR or an open work permit?

If not, then you wouldn't be likely to find an employer prepared to pay $1000, go through all the hassle/paperwork of hiring you, and wait several months for you to start work, unless you already have you 'Red Seal' imo. You can't work as an electrician without it anyway, and sponsorship for what would essentially be an apprentice position would be unlikely I think.

So I'd start with getting your provincial certification, and hopefully then you'll be more attractive to employers and they'll be much more likely to sponsor you.

Electricians will no doubt be along to help you out with info on passing the exams, and a search of the Canada forums should bring up lots of relevant threads too.

Best of luck.
Appreciate the advice
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Not sure we have many Canadian electricians passing this way - I would maybe post in the main Canadian section as well.
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