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Old Jul 13th 2019, 12:49 pm
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What is the job situation like in Calgary at the moment?
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Do you have your provincial certification and are you a Canadian citizen/PR, or will you require sponsorship to work? Just for anybody reading that may be able to help, I'd imagine those two things will have a bearing on your chances.

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Depends on how many are looking for jobs in Calgary. According to this link there are 581 electrical jobs available

https://ca.indeed.com/Electrical-jobs-in-Calgary,-AB
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Originally Posted by christmasoompa View Post
Do you have your provincial certification and are you a Canadian citizen/PR, or will you require sponsorship to work? Just for anybody reading that may be able to help, I'd imagine those two things will have a bearing on your chances.

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Yes I have both provincial certification and PR.
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Default Re: Any Electricians currently in Alberta?

What kind of electrician - Domestic/Contruction or Industrial/Commercial? Do you have CoQ for Alberta or a different Province?
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What kind of electrician
One who works from ohm.

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One who works from ohm.
They are different NOC's and have separate Certificates of Qualification, so the question I asked was relevant.
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Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
They are different NOC's and have separate Certificates of Qualification, so the question I asked was relevant.
I was making a cheap joke. Works from home/ohm.

I thought it was the immigration forum that was joke free
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Default Re: Any Electricians currently in Alberta?

Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
What kind of electrician - Domestic/Contruction or Industrial/Commercial? Do you have CoQ for Alberta or a different Province?
What?

I have a CoQ for Alberta.
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Originally Posted by Lorno Malvo View Post
What?

I have a CoQ for Alberta.
There are 2 different types of Electrician - with separate NOC codes, Which do you come under?

Domestic/Contruction or Industrial/Commercial

7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)

7242 Industrial electricians

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Default Re: Any Electricians currently in Alberta?

Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
There are 2 different types of Electrician - with separate NOC codes, Which do you come under?

Domestic/Contruction or Industrial/Commercial

7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)

7242 Industrial electricians
I thought that they were already a PR!

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I thought that they were already a PR!
They are. If they are looking for work it would be useful to know whether they are a Commercial / Industrial Sparky or a Domestic / Construction Sparky
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Default Re: Any Electricians currently in Alberta?

There was a good discussion on Reddit about this recently, a couple of people mentioned that the market is a little over-saturated with Electricians in Alberta
Problem is being an electrician is the first thought for everyone entering the trades, largely because it's typically much less of a dirty job and the bulk of their work done happens in non-element exposed places.

I swear after graduating highschool here in Alberta, of all the people I knew who went into trades, half of them went to become sparkys. More than a few are currently unemployed currently now, also.
https://www.reddit.com/r/canada/comm...llpaying_jobs/
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Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
They are. If they are looking for work it would be useful to know whether they are a Commercial / Industrial Sparky or a Domestic / Construction Sparky
I have the Alberta Red Seal. As far as I am aware it includes commercial and industrial installations.
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Originally Posted by Lorno Malvo View Post
I have the Alberta Red Seal. As far as I am aware it includes commercial and industrial installations.
Do you mean that you have a Red Seal Endorsement on your Certificate of Qualification for Alberta? Red Seal isn't a stand alone, it's an Endorsement on a Provincial C of Q

There are 2 Electrician Red Seal Endorsements - one is for Industrial / Commercial Electricians and one is for Domestic / Construction Electricians.

Industrial Electrician / Red Seal
Construction - http://www.red-seal.ca/trades/c.4nst_.2l.2ctr.3c-eng.html

Regardless, what is your main trade - domestic / construction sparky or Industrial / commercial?
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