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Old Mar 18th 2008, 11:53 pm
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Originally Posted by port7 View Post
I am currently chief architect for a major UK retailer, .
M&S by any chance?
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Old Mar 19th 2008, 10:10 am
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M&S by any chance?
Nah, a bit more downmarket than that
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Old Mar 19th 2008, 10:44 am
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Nah, a bit more downmarket than that
Netto?
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Old Mar 19th 2008, 10:47 am
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Nah, a bit more downmarket than that
It's not Harrods then...?
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Old Mar 19th 2008, 10:50 am
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It's not Harrods then...?
British home stores
Tesco,
woolworths,
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Old Mar 19th 2008, 11:55 am
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British home stores
Tesco,
woolworths,
Begins with M and is based in the North West
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Begins with M and is based in the North West
ah Morrisons thats okay we won't hold that against you
and they do make good bread
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Old Mar 19th 2008, 6:34 pm
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Nah, a bit more downmarket than that
Only reason I asked is because I used to work in IT for M&S and we had job titles with Chief in the name

I tried it here in Kamloops and they thought I was part Native..
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Old Mar 20th 2008, 5:41 pm
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Only reason I asked is because I used to work in IT for M&S and we had job titles with Chief in the name

I tried it here in Kamloops and they thought I was part Native..
Well like most places my job title changes depending on who you are speaking to, from senior architect to technical architecture manager to just tech arch or even systems consultant.

Back to the original question, whats the call for tech arch's in Canada?
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Well like most places my job title changes depending on who you are speaking to, from senior architect to technical architecture manager to just tech arch or even systems consultant.

Back to the original question, whats the call for tech arch's in Canada?
what a shame that was fun
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Old Mar 20th 2008, 9:52 pm
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what a shame that was fun
Well no-one has correctly guessed my current assignment
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Well no-one has correctly guessed my current assignment
Give us a clue
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Old Mar 21st 2008, 10:40 pm
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There is a salary checker at Monster.ca click here
thanks for that - just had a go and wages for 'sytems administrator' in new brunswick and manitoba are higher than what oh is earning in the uk! rock on!

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Old Mar 21st 2008, 10:42 pm
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Well no-one has correctly guessed my current assignment
mark one?
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Old Mar 21st 2008, 11:08 pm
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Originally Posted by welshmountie View Post
I've been to Kamloops and would probably be tempted but it is too far from the UK for my wife. It's going to be one of the small cities in the east coast of Canada for us I'm afraid. I just hope that IT companies there are having the same difficulties as you. If so my long experience and skills should be well suited.

Perhaps your company should advertise on www.jobserve.com. Although this is the UK link, from there, if a UK based IT guy wants to seek a job elsewhere in the world such as Canada, he need just check the North American tick box and it links its search to the NA affiliated site. Workopolis, Monster and in particular Monster.ca are not that well known here yet.

A few more things that are probably major factors apart from these job visibility issues are indeed, "the money", seemingly longer hours and very minimal paid annual leave. For prospective UK immigrants I would think the latter is a big turn off, especially bearing in mind many are leaving close family for their new lives. They will feel the need to use their leave to go back to visit aging parents, yet would still like some decent time left over to discover Canada as well. Two or three weeks total just does not allow both needs to happen. Perhaps this is the key incentive rather than the money if you are to lure more UK IT staff with the skills and experience that are in demand. Well it would be for me anyway.

So are there any leading edge IT companies in Fredericton, New Brunswick that can entice me?
HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO SAY "YES"?
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