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Attention: Canadian residents!

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1. Posted by elennon_ (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 18 Jun '13 04:12

Hi all,

I'm a 20 year old female from Australia and I'm looking to work and live in Canada!
I just wanted to know any information about Canada.
Is it similar to Australia? Would I be able to bring my dogs?
I've searched so many internet sites and I just keep finding the same information.
I'm a qualified lifeguard, learn to swim instructor & also work in administration, would it be hard for me to find work? My boyfriend is also looking to come with me, he is a qualified butcher.
I love the outdoors & I love my sport!
My boyfriend & I were looking at British Columbia more than everywhere else! But we're very open to suggestions.
What's the living costs like? Is it relatively cheap to rent?
Do you have to tip, like you do in America? (we don't tip in Aus)
What are the wages like? Specifically in the hospitality area & administration.

So really, any information would be absolutely helpful!
Thanks so much!

Ellee.

2. Posted by Camaro (Budding Member, 30 posts) 18 Jun '13 10:28

Hey Ellee,

I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and it is booming here because of oil and gas. The job market is really good and it will be like this for the for awhile. It would be probably the easiest to find a job in Calgary. BC and out east is a bit harder to find jobs and they tend to be more expensive.
Other than BC, it's usually 7-8 months of winter in Canada. So it might be hard to find a job as a life guard. I would suggest to try and get a job as a server because you can make a lot more money. And yes, everyone tips in Canada.
There is a lot of outdoor stuf to do in BC and Alberta, so you will enjoy both provinces. In Calgary, we have the Rocky Mountains at our backdoor, which means a lot of snowboarding in the winter.
Hope this helps!