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Eden Apr 5th 2006 10:43 am

Info on the job market in Halifax please
 
I am considering moving to Halifax, NS and would really welcome any advice/information about the job market there. Any info much appreciated but particularly anything about the media/education industries.

Beaverquest Apr 5th 2006 11:09 am

Re: Info on the job market in Halifax please
 

Originally Posted by Eden
I am considering moving to Halifax, NS and would really welcome any advice/information about the job market there. Any info much appreciated but particularly anything about the media/education industries.

Halifax; No No No

(only my personal opinion mind)

want to buy a roast, & a bottle of wine on a sunday fugadeaboutit
- unless you make the pilgrimage to bedford

think britain in the seventies, but rip out the high street shops

hey ; there's always the 'boardwalk' & the liquor-dome that could keep one amused for days

scenery wise okay if you like lots of trees

personally preferred St John in New Brunswick & Charlottetown PEI, these places did'nt pretend to be Metropoli with village attitudes

1066 Apr 5th 2006 11:23 am

Re: Info on the job market in Halifax please
 

Originally Posted by Eden
I am considering moving to Halifax, NS and would really welcome any advice/information about the job market there. Any info much appreciated but particularly anything about the media/education industries.


This is the site for Maritime employment opportunities ....

http://www.careerbeacon.com/?URL=/co...ory=CBPROFILES

Atlantic Xpat Apr 5th 2006 11:26 am

Re: Info on the job market in Halifax please
 
OK. Moving right along from Beaverquest's hang ups about Halifax........

I like Halifax. We visit several times a year. Its a nice size, got reasonable shopping, pubs, resturaunts etc. Like all cities (Aberdeen included) it has its nice areas, its seedy areas, retail sprawl, subdivisions etc. Its bigger than where we live (St. John's, NL) but still has a small city feel.

Jobwise, check out www.careerbeacon.com which covers all the maritimes. Other useful places to look would be to do a google search for recruitment consultants and the types of business you want to work in. One recruitment consultant I've had personal experience of is Robertson Surette (www.robertsonsurrette.com). I have other contacts from my job hunting a few months ago but its all at home. I'll post more later.

AX

SAW 04 Apr 5th 2006 11:56 am

Re: Info on the job market in Halifax please
 
Halifax, Yes Yes Yes

The Op's question was regarding job prospects. Whilst I cannot answer specifics regarding media and education positions, you will have far more chance of obtaining employment than you would in either Saint John (NB) or Charlottetown.

Halifax gives us everything that Fredericton, NB didn't, including great jobs and a wonderful lifestyle.

SAW 04



Originally Posted by Beaverquest
Halifax; No No No

(only my personal opinion mind)

want to buy a roast, & a bottle of wine on a sunday fugadeaboutit
- unless you make the pilgrimage to bedford

think britain in the seventies, but rip out the high street shops

hey ; there's always the 'boardwalk' & the liquor-dome that could keep one amused for days

scenery wise okay if you like lots of trees

personally preferred St John in New Brunswick & Charlottetown PEI, these places did'nt pretend to be Metropoli with village attitudes


Eden Apr 5th 2006 12:23 pm

Re: Info on the job market in Halifax please
 
Many thanks to all for info. Is this Sunday supermarket rule NS-wide or just the HRM?

BH PNP Apr 5th 2006 12:37 pm

Re: Info on the job market in Halifax please
 
Was it really THAT difficult to live without Sunday shopping Beaverquest??

Wow!!! how did we ever manage!!! Just think...... actually spending time as a family one day a week without getting dragged around the supermarket or high street shops.

Amazingly... its very refreshing.

The Sunday shopping restrictions are province wide. Some businesses may open, such as pharmacy, gas stations, bakeries and stores of a size less than 2,000 sqft. Of course entertainment venues such as cinemas etc are also open.

Of course..... stay in the UK if this is not appealing... and go around IKEA with the sheep!!

SAW 04 Apr 5th 2006 12:39 pm

Re: Info on the job market in Halifax please
 
The Sunday opening thing is NS wide. There is though a great store open on Sundays called Pete's Frootique http://www.petesfrootique.com/
Its owned and operated by a British ex pat and carries a good range of the traditional British favorites, although at a premium. He also carries a good range of European and Asian goodies. http://jobspress.com/

Good Luck

SAW 04

On the job front you may want to try this site. A lot of local companies use this rather than the big national Job web sites.

Originally Posted by Eden
Many thanks to all for info. Is this Sunday supermarket rule NS-wide or just the HRM?


third time lucky Apr 5th 2006 12:44 pm

Re: Info on the job market in Halifax please
 

Originally Posted by SAW 04
The Sunday opening thing is NS wide. There is though a great store open on Sundays called Pete's Frootique http://www.petesfrootique.com/
Its owned and operated by a British ex pat and carries a good range of the traditional British favorites, although at a premium. He also carries a good range of European and Asian goodies. http://jobspress.com/

Good Luck

SAW 04

On the job front you may want to try this site. A lot of local companies use this rather than the big national Job web sites.

We have lived in N.S. for over a year now and certainly do not miss Sunday shopping. There are lots of smaller stores for most needs. If you need a liquor store, then try planning at least one day ahead.

Eden Apr 5th 2006 1:24 pm

Re: Info on the job market in Halifax please
 
I am not that keen a shopper so closed supermarkets on a Sunday won't bother me much! As for IKEA at the weekend (shudder).

What are the nicest areas to buy a house? All of the suburbs look nice but are there any which are more popular with newcomers that have nice pubs and restaurants without having to drive miles. Again, any info most welcome.

Tangram Apr 5th 2006 1:26 pm

Re: Info on the job market in Halifax please
 

Originally Posted by BH PNP
Was it really THAT difficult to live without Sunday shopping Beaverquest??

Wow!!! how did we ever manage!!! Just think...... actually spending time as a family one day a week without getting dragged around the supermarket or high street shops.

Amazingly... its very refreshing.

The Sunday shopping restrictions are province wide. Some businesses may open, such as pharmacy, gas stations, bakeries and stores of a size less than 2,000 sqft. Of course entertainment venues such as cinemas etc are also open.

Of course..... stay in the UK if this is not appealing... and go around IKEA with the sheep!!

IKEA shopping ( cold chill down spine ) .... God Forbid :D

Beaverquest Apr 5th 2006 1:33 pm

Re: Info on the job market in Halifax please
 
[QUOTE=SAW 04]The Sunday opening thing is NS wide. There is though a great store open on Sundays called Pete's Frootique http://www.petesfrootique.com/
Its owned and operated by a British ex pat and carries a good range of the traditional British favorites, although at a premium. He also carries a good range of European and Asian goodies. http://jobspress.com/

Good Luck

SAW 04

in Bedford by any chance ???

as i said long drive for a sack of spuds

scrubbedexpat074 Apr 5th 2006 1:58 pm

Re: Info on the job market in Halifax please
 
[QUOTE=Beaverquest]

Originally Posted by SAW 04
The Sunday opening thing is NS wide. There is though a great store open on Sundays called Pete's Frootique http://www.petesfrootique.com/
Its owned and operated by a British ex pat and carries a good range of the traditional British favorites, although at a premium. He also carries a good range of European and Asian goodies. http://jobspress.com/

Good Luck

SAW 04

in Bedford by any chance ???

as i said long drive for a sack of spuds

Well, I've been here nearly eight months and have never gone hungry on a Sunday, I seem to have the ability to plan my menus more that 24 hours in advance, and for the odd need there are "RiteStops", "Chris Brothers" and other alternatives everywhere.

Is anyone aware that some superstore employees don't even get 24 hours notice of their next shift - at least Sunday closing means they can have a life one day a week for the pittance they get paid.

It's rather nice not having malls and supermarkets open at the weekend - it gives the smaller traders a chance and gives everyone time to relax if they want to.

Still, each to his own, nothing would take me back to the UK, someone has to like it there I guess...

Londonuck Apr 5th 2006 2:00 pm

Re: Info on the job market in Halifax please
 
[QUOTE=ziggy8080]

Originally Posted by Beaverquest

Well, I've been here nearly eight months and have never gone hungry on a Sunday, I seem to have the ability to plan my menus more that 24 hours in advance, and for the odd need there are "RiteStops", "Chris Brothers" and other alternatives everywhere.

Is anyone aware that some superstore employees don't even get 24 hours notice of their next shift - at least Sunday closing means they can have a life one day a week for the pittance they get paid.

It's rather nice not having malls and supermarkets open at the weekend - it gives the smaller traders a chance and gives everyone time to relax if they want to.

Still, each to his own, nothing would take me back to the UK, someone has to like it there I guess...


important stuff now.

whats the rule on buying beer and wine on sundays?

:beer:

scrubbedexpat074 Apr 5th 2006 2:09 pm

Re: Info on the job market in Halifax please
 
[QUOTE=Londonuck]

Originally Posted by ziggy8080


important stuff now.

whats the rule on buying beer and wine on sundays?

:beer:

Most important thing is - you can drink it, but the NSLC will be closed, some of the brewery drive-thru beer shops (yes we have drive thru beers shops - how cool is that?) might be open though (I'm not sure). :beer: Buy it on Saturday... or Friday... or Thursday...


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