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Old 11-15-2012, 10:39 PM   #51 (permalink)
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$60K a year is pretty good money for a lot of people. As with everything else, it depends on the type of job & your experience & seniority. Also, the perks, the health benefits, if that's a starting salary with a company how fast does it go up?

You might also consider how much help the company will do as far as immigration. Once you are settled, it would be easy to look around the province for a better paying job - and there are lots of good jobs in Alberta.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:47 PM   #52 (permalink)
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$32/hr is not too bad, but not fantastic. In alberta that is lower mid class. Out oil section pays so many Ppl such crazy money (power engineers are making upwards of $75/hr plus ot plus bonus plus plus plus. It is reverse snobbism here, the blue collar workers make more than the university educated folks for the most part.

I am currently military and make aroung $65k and i can do things, own my own home, car etc. but my husband works as well. I certainly dont suffer. However, i am leaving the military to become a power engineer! Lol

I would say $40-45/hr would be an upper middle wage. Depends on how much overtime your get a week, if its camp living, bonuses, rrsp contributions, pensions, etc. lots of jobs start out with a base of say 60,000/yr but it is guarenteed to double if you add in all the other stuff.

Alberta does not have provincial sale tax and we are the lowest tax rate in canada. We do not pay an fees for health care, altho we used to pay $22/month. Dental coverage and perscritpion drugs are not included in the coverage and most ppl have some form of secondary healthcare thru work.

There are a to. Of new areas in edmonton, any of the new areas are pretty good. On the south side, south west is ritzy, central good, east less. On the north, west is decent to ritzy, central no way no how, far east good, middle east bad. Pretty generalistic. Lol.

As for schools... Are they taking any special programming now? I am looking at buying in edmonton as well. My son is currently in french immersion, the eps has few french immersion schools so i am picking a school then looking at houses. My own personal choice. There is also a thriving catholic school system and several charter schools.

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Old 11-28-2012, 02:46 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Power engineers? Like Gas Turbines?
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:23 PM   #54 (permalink)
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They do use gas turbines in the oil field. Here the power engineers don't maintain the equipment they simply run it. The millwrights fix the equipment. The engine that is in our F18's (GE404) is also used in the oil field (of course without the fan and afterburner!). If you have mechanical experience there are tons of jobs here.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:54 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I used to run my own gas turbine maintenance and overhaul business!
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #56 (permalink)
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I dont think anyone, should pass up an opportunity, on seeing some of the most stunning and beautiful scenery on the planet. Alberta has (5) five, National Parks.
You can properly dress for the cold, and you will get used to it.
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i use to live in alberta
it depends if you use to a busy city life or not.

if you are compared to toronto alberta is hella boring lol

but if its a move for work i know min wage is higher over there then most provinces
something you should look into is what kinda of extras you get with you job
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i have gotta visit alberta.

after reading dobermansrules posts on how we canadians might 'do others in'.........

i have made a list!

a gun or two in my igloo.

a variety of knives.

lots of rope.

plenty of axes.

rocks here and there.

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a really mean rooster.................

so, be very afraid.............. cause if the rooster fails to stop ya..................

...........well........ Come on in and have a cup of coffee!

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okay...that made me laugh so hard...as someone mentioned it stands for provincial sales tax...every other province in canada has it except for Alberta. So that is a bonus if you move there! But Edmonton is not in the PST, or pacific standard time either!
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check this out:
Best Places to Live 2012 | Lists | MoneySense

as you see Edmonton is #8
(Calgary is #14)

just sayin...........
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