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osulli6770 Apr 11th 2007 6:53 pm

Vancouver??
 
Thinking of moving to vancouver ,i work as a flat roofer in uk .
Anyone with advice would be greatful ,been offered employment by someone called jobs in bc anybody know about this firm? Any response would be helpful :ps wages? living costs?
Thanks

Inse Apr 11th 2007 7:41 pm

Re: Vancouver??
 
Try contacting Shadi Norman on [email protected] or on www.jobsearch-in-canada.com My wife and I have used Shadi as our immigration lawyer and employment consultant. We first met her at last years emmigrate show in London and also saw her at her home in Vancouver during our research trip last May. She has guided us through the PNP and obtained a job offer for myself. The bottom line; permanent residents visas are in our passports, house on the market and hoping to arrive in BC sometime in the summer.

meanjock Apr 11th 2007 7:51 pm

Re: Vancouver??
 
Hi
Ive also been offered there as a shuttering chippy but not with that firm is it a agency, ive heard they are rip offs.My starting wage is 28.00 CAN an hour

osulli6770 Apr 11th 2007 8:01 pm

Re: Vancouver??
 

Originally Posted by meanjock (Post 4628081)
Hi
Ive also been offered there as a shuttering chippy but not with that firm is it a agency, ive heard they are rip offs.My starting wage is 28.00 CAN an hour

Thanks for that looks like i'll go it alone

Souvenir Apr 11th 2007 8:06 pm

Re: Vancouver??
 

Originally Posted by meanjock (Post 4628081)
Hi
Ive also been offered there as a shuttering chippy but not with that firm is it a agency, ive heard they are rip offs.My starting wage is 28.00 CAN an hour

That's less than C$60k per year. If you're thinking of buying a house in Vancouver, I hope you have a hefty deposit.

Butch Cassidy Apr 11th 2007 8:43 pm

Re: Vancouver??
 

Originally Posted by Souvenir (Post 4628166)
That's less than C$60k per year. If you're thinking of buying a house in Vancouver, I hope you have a hefty deposit.

not if he works 42hrs a week

meanjock Apr 11th 2007 9:02 pm

Re: Vancouver??
 

Originally Posted by Butch Cassidy (Post 4628336)
not if he works 42hrs a week

what do you mean :huh:

Butch Cassidy Apr 11th 2007 9:26 pm

Re: Vancouver??
 

Originally Posted by meanjock (Post 4628423)
what do you mean :huh:

Souv said 28ph is less than 60k per year.

Well if you worked 42hrs you would earn more than 60k.

bazzz Apr 11th 2007 9:38 pm

Re: Vancouver??
 
Haven't there been posts by other people being offered pretty much the same thing, only for the rate to drop to $20 - and then not even guaranteeing that upon arrival? I'm sure I remember seeing something similar round here somewhere.

meanjock Apr 11th 2007 9:54 pm

Re: Vancouver??
 

Originally Posted by bazzz (Post 4628698)
Haven't there been posts by other people being offered pretty much the same thing, only for the rate to drop to $20 - and then not even guaranteeing that upon arrival? I'm sure I remember seeing something similar round here somewhere.

ive got that writen in my contract

bazzz Apr 11th 2007 9:58 pm

Re: Vancouver??
 
Oh right. Well so long as you're confident about Canadian Employment Law, employees' rights, etc, go for it.

meanjock Apr 11th 2007 10:01 pm

Re: Vancouver??
 

Originally Posted by bazzz (Post 4628861)
Oh right. Well so long as you're confident about Canadian Employment Law, employees' rights, etc, go for it.

I take it by what your saying that contracts are not worth the waste of paper
i hope not :unsure:

Yoong Apr 11th 2007 10:12 pm

Re: Vancouver??
 

Originally Posted by meanjock (Post 4628889)
I take it by what your saying that contracts are not worth the waste of paper
i hope not :unsure:

I read your other thread.The company you are going to work for is rated
#1 construction company to work for in Canada.
Over the years I have seen their projects all over Vancouver and I did
not hear of any negatives about that company. I do not think they will mess
around with your contract.They clearly posted the ethical conduct policy
on their website and it appeared fair . I checked the BC better business
bureau and there are no complaints recorded against them.
Hope that helps.
Yoong

meanjock Apr 11th 2007 10:14 pm

Re: Vancouver??
 

Originally Posted by Yoong (Post 4628976)
I read your other thread.The company you are going to work for is rated
#1 construction company to work for in Canada.
Over the years I have seen their projects all over Vancouver and I did
not hear of any negatives about that company. I do not think they will mess
around with your contract.They clearly posted the ethical conduct policy
on their website and it appeared fair . I checked the BC better business
bureau and there are no complaints recorded against them.
Hope that helps.
Yoong

cheers:thumbsup: thank god goodnews :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Rich_007 Apr 11th 2007 10:14 pm

Re: Vancouver??
 

Originally Posted by Butch Cassidy (Post 4628591)
Souv said 28ph is less than 60k per year.

Well if you worked 42hrs you would earn more than 60k.

BC = unions = no overtime = no $$$ bunce :(

I know guys on contract crews, they can't work more than 40 hours per week - 37.5 in some cases - they're not happy Alberta-bunnies this time of year - were hoping to rake it in here Construction ProjMan couldn't get more than $50k p.a so heading back to AB after just 4 months.

All is not wine roses and the sweet lotus leaf.

Rich.


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