johnkerry Registered User
#46

coolikerane said:
hey whats the carpentry work like out there? all shuttering or domsestic housing work?do you have to get a canadian licence to drive or will the irish 1 do? international licence maybe? gonna head out there on the IEC first before commiting to anything? u reckon no problem with work so for carpenters

I'm not a carpenter but its all timber frame housing here, but I haven't seen much shuttering work. You can use ur irish license for 3 months but will have to do a test over here after that regardless of international license. There is a lot of work going on here. Should be no problem getting work for carpenters. get the IEC if you can, but they're running out fast I believe.

rockonollie Registered User
#47

Elena Martin said:
I was at the working abroad expo on sat too and Im heading over alone. Im an electrician and have been out of work for 3 years so im dying to get over and start working. There is a website called craiglist canada that I was looking on that gives you an idea of the price of rentals over there


They give you an idea of rental prices and provide serial killers the means to lure victims to their deaths

andy carroll 9 Registered User
#48

johnkerry said:
Hi,
I'm 28, Irish, living in Saskatoon since October, working in construction industry. If you have any questions about the place just ask and I'll help as much as I can.

hi john i hope you can advise me im an electrician and thinking of relocating with my wife and three year old daughter do you think its a good place for a family ive seen ads proposing wages of 35 to 45 dollars an hour does this mean the cost of living is high thanks a mill

andy carroll 9 Registered User
#49

sorry again john i have applied to the bcca for info but not heard back yet is there any electrical companies you could suggest thanks again

johnkerry Registered User
#50

Hi,

Cost of living is pretty similar to home I think. To get those wages you have to have a Canadian journey man ticket. You will have to register as a fourth year apprentice here, work for a year before you sit the exam to become a journey man. http://www.saskapprenticeship.ca/WORKING_IN_SASKATCHEWAN/

I think it would be a good place for a family,as long as you can adapt to the cold in the Winter.

Have a look at Alliance Energy, I think they may have been trying to recruit Irish people. Other than that you could have a look at saskjobs.ca to see all the companies that are hiring.

The bcca is for British Columbia, Saskatoon is in Saskatchewan. Different provinces have different rules.

Aisling Dublin Registered User
#51

Hi all I'm just wondering if anyone could give some insight to moving to Saskatchewan, we're from Dublin my partner has his job lined up as a pipe fitter in vanscoy vault project I'm a hairdresser and we have a 6 year old son, we're in the middle of of our visa so in the next couple of weeks we hope to be there, we're just looking for tips or/and views on the place itself,

Thanks

johnkerry Registered User
#52

https://www.facebook.com/?sk=app_2305272732_2392950137

Facebook page for irish in saskatoon....

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Aisling Dublin Registered User
#53

Thanks

lellie Registered User
#54

hi my partner has had a job offer and we are just waitin for contracts that were signed to be sent back from the government we are hoping to be moved by september my partner will go a few weeks before me and our son they have asked for me to go for a common law visa but as money is tight we could not afford to live together and were on social welfare iis there any other way that we can prove we have been a genuine couple we have been engaged also for 4 yrs please any info will help we will be going to edmonton

retalivity Registered User
#55

so you havent been living together at all? What about the fact you have a son? I think that will be taken into consideration.
I only needed to prove a year's cohabitation to get my work permit. Was also asked to provide some dated pictures of us together, a backstory to what weve been doing together as a couple, etc.

WasterEx Registered User
#56

lellie said:
hi my partner has had a job offer and we are just waitin for contracts that were signed to be sent back from the government we are hoping to be moved by september my partner will go a few weeks before me and our son they have asked for me to go for a common law visa but as money is tight we could not afford to live together and were on social welfare iis there any other way that we can prove we have been a genuine couple we have been engaged also for 4 yrs please any info will help we will be going to edmonton


The only thing I can think of that may prove you're a genuine couple would be things like paper bills, under your partners name addressed to your home or your name addressed to your partners home. Although I'm not sure this will be enough evidence to prove you're a genuine couple but it's worth a shot.

yosemite_sam Registered User
#57

I cannot see why some of you will not try and set up some sort of enterprise yourselves instead of heading for the hills. There is no other country in the world where their population has to leave like this.

cynical optimist Registered User
#58

I cannot see why some of you will not try and set up some sort of enterprise yourselves instead of heading for the hills. There is no other country in the world where their population has to leave like this.

Tell me you’re not for real with a statement like that. What rock have you been under for the last three years? Let me elaborate a little here from a subjective situation and the thousands like me who are currently unemployed.
I returned to University 4 years ago after being made redundant, flash forward four years and I have a Hons degree from Trinity and still unable to find reasonable employment, hence the trawling through this site analysing the option of Saskatoon. I ve been to LCEB DCEB Louth and Dublin county enterprise boards Business Start-up courses and filed two viable business start-ups only the financial institution involved believed the gearing in one to high and the second credit, market and liquidity risk all in one, there simply not lending to start ups. The last thing people need is statements like yours. Good luck

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Jonty Registered User
#59

At least people here are willing to try and better themselves

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WasterEx Registered User
#60

yosemite_sam said:
I cannot see why some of you will not try and set up some sort of enterprise yourselves instead of heading for the hills. There is no other country in the world where their population has to leave like this.


Cool story bro, now go set an example for some of us.

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