Originally Posted by ibh
It's been a while since I was in Toronto but I would say it is better than Van for Construction. Vancouver has a really tough construction market to break into. There are so many people there applying for each job it is very difficult to be the standout candidate unless you have some very specialized experience.
I'm in Calgary and the construction market is very strong here but it is a very different prospect to living in Van / Toronto. And even here I'm not sure how easy it would be to get into Architecture. have you worked on any projects in Ireland??
Thanks a million for getting back to me. I haven't got a lot of experience as the construction industry is terrible here. I worked for a building surveyor during college summers and had some work experience with a quantity surveyor but that's about it. I got my degree in 2010 so badly need work experience. The only other work experience I have is doing the odd job on the side doing planning drawings but that's the most basic experience...every little helps I suppose!
Finding it hard to decide which city as Vancouver seems to have a better lifestyle all round but the primary reason for leaving Ireland is to get work experience so that's the priority. I did look into Calgary aswell so i'm keeping all my options open for the time being.