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We are hoping to move to Bridgewater, N.S, in Aug. My husband is a maintenance engineer (millwright in Canada), and i was wondering if anyone else out there has had any luck with getting a job offer?

We've been there twice for a reccie, and made contact with numerous companies, but it appears no-one is taking on at the moment due to the recession. (michellin have a hiring 'freeze' until oct)

Has anyone still moved out there with no job lined up, in the hope of getting ANY job whilst living there? It's such a shame to be weeks away from getting our visas, and now there's no jobs!!!

Thanks in advance to anyone with any advice

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Probably much easier to look for jobs once you are here. I would still put in an application at Michelin regardless of what they say. I would say try Bowater Mersey but they have just applied for Bankruptcy protection so not sure if they will be hiring for awhile. If you are going to be living in Bridgewater, why not have a look what Lunenburg has to offer. Try a the hospitals in the area...I will have a look and see what I can find.
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Probably much easier to look for jobs once you are here. I would still put in an application at Michelin regardless of what they say. I would say try Bowater Mersey but they have just applied for Bankruptcy protection so not sure if they will be hiring for awhile. If you are going to be living in Bridgewater, why not have a look what Lunenburg has to offer. Try a the hospitals in the area...I will have a look and see what I can find.
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thanks very much- we're in contact with michellin, hubby has taken the exam etc, just waiting now.

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Things are becoming a bit bleak on the employment front at the minute in NS, lots of maritimers coming back east from Alberta etc due to the stuttering economy and industry out there, causing a flood of job seekers. Can't really speak for the engineering business but I would guess that this would be heavily hit.
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Things are becoming a bit bleak on the employment front at the minute in NS, lots of maritimers coming back east from Alberta etc due to the stuttering economy and industry out there, causing a flood of job seekers. Can't really speak for the engineering business but I would guess that this would be heavily hit.
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Hi Dormy
Thanks for the info, hubby is going to make some calls this week to see if he can get any interviews lined up for around June, and hopefully he'll get something. Fingers crossed!
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If you are coming here without employment offers I would strongly advise that you base yourselves in the Halifax area because you will have a better chance at getting at least something while this nasty recession is on.

Bridgewater like many small towns in NS is a very nice place but employment opportunities are limited even in the best of times.

Many of the rural areas have economies based around forestry products and with the downturn in home construction and newsprint (both USA & Can.)
things are a little quiet these days.

Bridgewater and area has been affected by both the forestry and auto industry downturn. (the largest employer is Michelin Tire and they have had lay-offs)

Remember NS has a small economy (population about 940,000) so be prepared
to be flexible.

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If you are coming here without employment offers I would strongly advise that you base yourselves in the Halifax area because you will have a better chance at getting at least something while this nasty recession is on.

Bridgewater like many small towns in NS is a very nice place but employment opportunities are limited even in the best of times.

Many of the rural areas have economies based around forestry products and with the downturn in home construction and newsprint (both USA & Can.)
things are a little quiet these days.

Bridgewater and area has been affected by both the forestry and auto industry downturn. (the largest employer is Michelin Tire and they have had lay-offs)

Remember NS has a small economy (population about 940,000) so be prepared
to be flexible.

Good Luck to you.
Hi homegrown
Thanks for the advice- we are very flexible in what we do, and the good thing is that we won't have a mortgage, so i guess that takes a bit of pressure off, and allows us to take lower paid jobs. Michellin is the one we're waiting for!
Thanks again
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hi ya my hubby is in the same field and has struggled to get anywhere all he gets is "when you live here let us know " "have you got your ticket" etc etc..
so now we have hadto change our plans and are moving to ontario instead as there seems to be a lot more jobs etc....
good luck with it all i know how frustrating it is xxxx
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Hi
We are hoping to move to Bridgewater, N.S, in Aug. My husband is a maintenance engineer (millwright in Canada), and i was wondering if anyone else out there has had any luck with getting a job offer?

We've been there twice for a reccie, and made contact with numerous companies, but it appears no-one is taking on at the moment due to the recession. (michellin have a hiring 'freeze' until oct)

Has anyone still moved out there with no job lined up, in the hope of getting ANY job whilst living there? It's such a shame to be weeks away from getting our visas, and now there's no jobs!!!

Thanks in advance to anyone with any advice

Anita
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Have a look at Halifax Shipyard. They received a big order and have been advertising for a lot of skilled trades over the past two - three weeks. Check out www.careerbeacon.com. If you are looking to buy a home, let me know as I work with a lot of buyers and I know Halifax-Dartmouth.<snipped>. I'm an exPat myself and I understand relocating and getting settled, especially with kids. - Ian

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Hello,
Have a look at Halifax Shipyard. They received a big order and have been advertising for a lot of skilled trades over the past two - three weeks. Check out www.careerbeacon.com. If you are looking to buy a home, let me know as I work with a lot of buyers and I know Halifax-Dartmouth. Call me at <sniped>. I'm an exPat myself and I understand relocating and getting settled, especially with kids. - Ian

Welcome to BE, thats a good heads up.

There is a moderation queue for new posters posts to get approval..sometimes it takes a while and results in duplicate posts...

As you are a realtor let me lay out the ground rules before all the other realtors jump over this post as "unfare". Your collegues can be very touchy about other realtors posting contact details etc here

Please take the time to read the site rules, a link to your business in your sig file is OK, offering solicited advice (replying to threads) is OK, openly trolling for business tends to be frowned upon, posting links to your webiste within threads is not generally allowed (other than the sig file).

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Sorry, I was not meaning to troll for real estate business but as a British exPat who has gone through the relocation to Nova Scotia, I DO understand the issues people face moving to Canada and moving into Nova Scotia, in particular. I am also very open to just giving verbal advice without expecting any commitments to buying real estate. - Ian Wilson
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Sorry, I was not meaning to troll for real estate business but as a British exPat who has gone through the relocation to Nova Scotia, I DO understand the issues people face moving to Canada and moving into Nova Scotia, in particular. I am also very open to just giving verbal advice without expecting any commitments to buying real estate. - Ian Wilson
No worries, just heading off trouble at the pass from some of the other realtors who post here. All good advice is welcomed.
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