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Old Jan 18th 2014, 10:11 pm
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i have been looking to move to canada as a carpenter and most jobs offer around 32-34k a year, is this a reasonable amount to have a good standard of living.
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Old Jan 18th 2014, 10:14 pm
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Do you have a family or are you single? Which province/city?
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Old Jan 18th 2014, 10:15 pm
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i have been looking to move to canada as a carpenter and most jobs offer around 32-34k a year, is this a reasonable amount to have a good standard of living.
If you're young and single, barely, depending whereabouts you'd be.

If you have dependents, no way.
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i have been looking to move to canada as a carpenter and most jobs offer around 32-34k a year, is this a reasonable amount to have a good standard of living.
No way. Certainly not in any of the cities.
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Old Jan 18th 2014, 10:37 pm
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i'm single and was thinking about edmonton 32k gbp around 57cad
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i have been looking to move to canada as a carpenter and most jobs offer around 32-34k a year, is this a reasonable amount to have a good standard of living.

Canada is a massive country and the cost of living varies greatly. It will not be the same in Halifax as it is in Toronto or in Vancouver. There is no way for us to answer this without knowing where you would be living.
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i'm single and was thinking about edmonton 32k gbp around 57cad
57k is a lot different than the amount you mentioned in your original post. I am not familiar with the cost of living in Edmonton so others who are will have to weigh in on this.
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CAN32k may work if you live on a farm and grow all your own food, make moon shine and be self sufficient, like on the Good Life, otherwise no, you wont be able to live any sort of a decent life of any description.

You change it now to 57k can, are you being paid in GBP ?

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Old Jan 18th 2014, 10:49 pm
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i'm single and was thinking about edmonton 32k gbp around 57cad
Great start to your BE membership. I thought carpenters understood that units are quite important?

Anyway: $57K I guess is OK but it's not a lot.
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sorry was thinking in uk terms.
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very good like that one. i am good with units but still got uk head on as thinking of money and is it worth the risk
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If you don't have to pay a mortgage or rent it'll be okay but not great.
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$57k you could live ok.

You'd probably want to share accommodation though to increase your disposable income.

Your take home would be around $3400 per month.

I found this on Google for you:

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living...&city=Edmonton
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Originally Posted by richard gee View Post
i have been looking to move to canada as a carpenter and most jobs offer around 32-34k a year, is this a reasonable amount to have a good standard of living.
As you've confirmed it's more like 57k, for a single guy I'd say that's reasonable. If you're not afraid of hard work you could easily find O/T and side jobs. Getting the first job is the hardest; once you're on the ground you will be able to suss out the better opportunities.
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On that you'd certainly need to grow your own weed.
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