Edmonton Real Estate Blog

Go West Working Minded Man or Women – Alberta Has Jobs

You know you have something going for you if you can entice the Irish away from those 40 shades of green. Or convince the British that it’s ok if you’ve never ridden a horse before, come to Alberta and see the biggest rodeo show on Earth. While you’re at it, there’s a whole lot of interesting money making opportunities in the province, why not stay a while?  And that old proverb about “East is east, west is west, never shall the two meet” has also met its match in the Alberta oil sands. In all these cases, it’s go west and you shall find jobs a plenty.

This is not a myth. Take for example a Calgary based electrician that has roughly 200 workers employed. Of those, 70 originated in Ireland or England. The boss himself is a transplant from Manchester, England. It’s not that he hasn’t tried to hire local but advertizing in Canadian papers just doesn’t bring the needed response. The lack of ready, qualified people...