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Old Sep 28th 2012, 11:53 pm
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Hey everyone.

I arrived in Calgary on the 5th of September.

Lucky enough i have been staying with friends who have helped with all the logistics but up to now i have my Alberta health care card, a car and insurance, social security, a bank account, i move in to an apartment on Monday.

This week i started emailing a few jobs from job bank and kijiji, i had a job interview at 11 this morning and he offered me the job there and then. I start monday.
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Old Sep 29th 2012, 12:15 am
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Good for you!


Whatcha' gonna' be doin'?
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Old Sep 29th 2012, 1:16 am
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Thanks.

Electrician. I know it'll be slightly different but looking forward to it!
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Thanks.

Electrician. I know it'll be slightly different but looking forward to it!
very well done. Presumably you have to write your Red Seal exam ?
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Are you going as a 4th year apprentice till you speed up,
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Old Sep 29th 2012, 11:43 am
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Congrats!
I landed in Calgary Wednesday night. Im just in the process of looking for a vehicle..
May I ask how much rent your paying for a apartment & which side of the city..?
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Old Sep 29th 2012, 12:58 pm
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Thanks.

Electrician. I know it'll be slightly different but looking forward to it!
Hopefully you are up to date on the code and regs? Otherwise a Calgary "Mike Holmes" might get on your case
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Yup 4th year apprentice.

Bought a land rover as i have had a few at home and know a bit about them.

Insurance is $2000 without no claims or $1000 if i can get my 7+ year no claims changed in to a Canadian format (ex insurance company not willing to help)

Basement apartment (we really didn't want a basement) but really bright and massive ceilings with windows at standard height in Crowfoot NW $900 all utilities included

And Job in Cochrane so don't have the rat run in the morning.

The only thing Mike Homes is good for is a tv show.
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Congrats on the job and the new life.
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Yup 4th year apprentice.

Bought a land rover as i have had a few at home and know a bit about them.

Insurance is $2000 without no claims or $1000 if i can get my 7+ year no claims changed in to a Canadian format (ex insurance company not willing to help)

Basement apartment (we really didn't want a basement) but really bright and massive ceilings with windows at standard height in Crowfoot NW $900 all utilities included

And Job in Cochrane so don't have the rat run in the morning.

The only thing Mike Homes is good for is a tv show.
Yeah...bet you won't say that if you needed your house fixing and he showed up?
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What did you do in the UK if you don't mind me asking - you said it's a bit different. We're hoping to move to Cochrane and my husband is an industrial electrician....

Thanks
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you mean you took the first job that was offered to you without testing the market
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Yeah...bet you won't say that if you needed your house fixing and he showed up?
Nice one!
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