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Old Apr 16th 2009, 9:23 am
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Can anyone advise please.....aside to all the PR/visa stuff.........how smooth is it to transfer from working as a car mechanic in UK to Canada...are there any additional qualifications required???
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Old Apr 16th 2009, 9:28 am
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The mechanic must be able to pass as equivelancy exam in Alberta to be able to work as a time served mechanic. www.tradesecrets.org I believe. To be able to 'challenge' the exam you must be able to provide proof of hours worked.

Having a knowledge of the different termination for parts and tools would help.
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This will depend on which province you want to settle in. I see you are in Alberta and I think they (like most other provinces) like you to have red seal. My husband is a mechanic and we were initially going to move to Alberta on PNP and he sent documents in so that the government could verify he had completed the required amount of hours in his field (which he did), so they sent him a letter approving this which would have meant he could have worked as a mechanic without getting red seal.

Check out this website for up to date information for Alberta

http://www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca/

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Can anyone advise please.....aside to all the PR/visa stuff.........how smooth is it to transfer from working as a car mechanic in UK to Canada...are there any additional qualifications required???
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Old Apr 16th 2009, 9:31 am
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Just to let you know, my husband got a book from Amazon.ca which gives the different terminology used in Canada. If you need any more info PM me.
He is revising before we land.

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[\QUOTE]Having a knowledge of the different termination for parts and tools would help.[/QUOTE]

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Originally Posted by rufus2000
Just to let you know, my husband got a book from Amazon.ca which gives the different termination used in Canada. If you need any more info PM me.
He is revising before we land.

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[\QUOTE]Having a knowledge of the different termination for parts and tools would help.
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That's a really good idea! Hubby just went and took the exam - treating the 1st as a 'mock' so he could see what he needed to know. He said there were a lot of welding questions and also a few mathematical things that he hadn't done since school.
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yeah it's quite a good book but there are quite a few similarities to english words my hubby said. but worth the revision!!

we are going NS now so need to see if he needs to sit exam there?

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That's a really good idea! Hubby just went and took the exam - treating the 1st as a 'mock' so he could see what he needed to know. He said there were a lot of welding questions and also a few mathematical things that he hadn't done since school.[/QUOTE]
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wow! thanks so much for the super-quick responses! I will forward links to my son ( he's on our PR app and hopes to move here permanently - WHEN/IF we get our PR!!!!!!!!)
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wow! thanks so much for the super-quick responses! I will forward links to my son ( he's on our PR app and hopes to move here permanently - WHEN/IF we get our PR!!!!!!!!)
Is he fully qualified or still an apprentice? I only ask because if he is an apprentice the rules my be a bit different. Also there is a minimum amount of hours he has to have worked as a fully qualified tech to be able to sit the exam. He may find the exam easier if he hs recently done his City and Guilds.
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