moving to calgary - Page 2

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > North America > Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada

Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada The Canada Expats forum is a great place to meet other Expats now living in Canada. Join our Expat community and discuss all issues including living, working, kids, transportation, socialising, eating and buying houses in Canada.

moving to calgary - Page 2


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 4th March 2009, 06:59 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: CRAYFORD
Posts: 52
Rep Power: 0
Raymapleleaf is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in canada.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by timber View Post
Hi* Im thinking of moving to calgary, anybody live in Airdrie,Chestermere,Okotoks or Cochrane. How are these places for comuting to downtown Calgary, whats good and bad about these areas.
We have looked at Okotoks which is South, we really liked it there although it is about 35 mins to Down Town Calgary, the traffic can be very heavy too.* On the good side there is a lot of English people there which is good.Cochrane is North so it is about 40 mins away from Downtown, this has lovely mountain views most of the way.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 4th March 2009, 07:39 PM
Getting There's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Okotoks, Alberta
Posts: 98
Rep Power: 113
Getting There will become famous soon enough

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in canada.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobaldous View Post
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hi all this is my first time on here and i am looking for advice/help and contacts in the calgary area . My name is Bob and myself and my g/f Tina are looking at moving to Calgary as soon as we can . I am a builder with 20 years experience and Tina is training as a book keeper. We have been to canada before and want to start afresh over here . We know the economy is a little unstable at the moment but we still want to move so any advice would be most welcome and some friendly people to chat with would be great to .

If anyone wants to help or just say hi that would be great..

Cheers Bob/Tina
Hi Bob and Tina,

Welcome to the forum. You'll find lots of support on here. When you say you are a builder, is there some particular specialism that you have. We ask because the national Skilled Worker immigration programme for Canada is now focussed on people with particular skills that are deemed to be in short supply. So if you were qualified and experienced in one of these areas, you would be one step along the road to getting Permanent Residence. There are other steps. Here are some of the job titles...

7213 Contractors and Supervisors, Pipefitting Trades
7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
7217 Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews
7241 Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System)
7242 Industrial Electricians
7251 Plumbers
7252 Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers
7265 Welders and Related Machine Operators

If you want to read more about the definitions of these roles to assess how close a match they are with your qualifications and experience, then you can go to this website and enter the four digit number preceding each of the job titles.
Welcome to the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Another key consideration for this national scheme would be whether you and Tina, on a joint application, can reach the 67 point pass mark on this assessment.
Skilled workers and professionals: Self-assessment test

If you can make a good case on your qualifications and experience in the above roles and can get 67 points on the test, then you are another vital step towards Permanent Residence. The application process was overhauled fairly recently and the authorities are now hoping to give people a decision within 12 months of applying.

If you don't quite hit the mark on the above, don't despair. There are other ways into Canada. For instance, if you are interested in Calgary then you want to be looking at the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. The key point to note though is that, unlike the above national scheme, you would now have to secure a job first and the employer would need to persuade the authorities that they could not recruit a Canadian to fill the post. You can read about the scheme here.
Alberta, Canada - Immigration : Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

As you begin to dig into this stuff, feel free to lean on the good folk on this forum to help you along. We all got stuck at some point and needed advice from others to help with the information that helped cleared our paths to our new lives here.

Best wishes with your plans.

Kind regards,

Eamonn & Janet.

__________________
Emigrated to Alberta and now help others to do the same. Follow our story at HTTP://JANANDEAM.BLOGSPOT.COM - NEW updates posted.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 4th March 2009, 07:47 PM
Getting There's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Okotoks, Alberta
Posts: 98
Rep Power: 113
Getting There will become famous soon enough

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in canada.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raymapleleaf View Post
We have looked at Okotoks which is South, we really liked it there although it is about 35 mins to Down Town Calgary, the traffic can be very heavy too.* On the good side there is a lot of English people there which is good.Cochrane is North so it is about 40 mins away from Downtown, this has lovely mountain views most of the way.
Hi Ray,

All fair comment there although your commute times are probably the most favourable timings. We're Okotoks residents and we love it here although, to be fair, we don't need to get to downtown Calgary in rush hour. Cochrane is indeed very nice too but maybe not quite as well served as Okotoks.

When are you hoping to get out here permanently?

Eamonn & Janet.

__________________
Emigrated to Alberta and now help others to do the same. Follow our story at HTTP://JANANDEAM.BLOGSPOT.COM - NEW updates posted.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 2nd March 2010, 05:33 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: singapore
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
dodgertron is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from australia. Users Flag! Expat in canada.
Default

Hi,

We are a family of four (kids 10 & 14) and may be moving to Calgary in time for the new school year in September. Is anybody able to help with information on any local schools in the Mt Royal, Elbow Park area? Is there any school better than the other? Also, are these areas family friendly eg bike riding, safety.

Thanks
Leanne

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 2nd March 2010, 08:26 PM
Getting There's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Okotoks, Alberta
Posts: 98
Rep Power: 113
Getting There will become famous soon enough

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in canada.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dodgertron View Post
Hi,

We are a family of four (kids 10 & 14) and may be moving to Calgary in time for the new school year in September. Is anybody able to help with information on any local schools in the Mt Royal, Elbow Park area? Is there any school better than the other? Also, are these areas family friendly eg bike riding, safety.

Thanks
Leanne
Hi Leanne,

Well, you and the family are choosing (in our opinion) a very fine place (Calgary in general and the communities you mention) to live. Here's a good resource on Mt Royal and Elbow Park...
Mount Royal, Calgary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elbow Park, Calgary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For all communities, you will find the Calgary Crime Mapping tool a useful one...
Calgary Police Service Web Mapping Application

The Calgary Board of Education site (assuming you want Public, rather than Catholic or Private schooling) has an Interactive Map for telling you about which schools serve which area...
Calgary Board of Education - Interactive Map

You might also use the Fraser Institute Report Cards to get some sense of relative performance of these schools...
The Fraser Institute - Report Cards - School Performance - Alberta

If you intend to rent here, then the following website is a very useful resource...
Calgary Apartments For Rent | Calgary Rentals | Edmonton Apartments For Rent | Edmonton Rentals | RentFaster.ca

If you intend to buy a home here, then the following are all the properties currently on the market (that are listed for sale by a Realtor) in the two areas you mentioned...
Email View

We hope this helps. Happy to help further.

Kind regards,

Eamonn & Janet.

__________________
Emigrated to Alberta and now help others to do the same. Follow our story at HTTP://JANANDEAM.BLOGSPOT.COM - NEW updates posted.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 3rd March 2010, 06:58 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: singapore
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
dodgertron is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from australia. Users Flag! Expat in canada.
Default

Thanks for the information Eammon and Janet. I'll start with the sites you suggested.

Leanne

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 20th February 2012, 06:32 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 10
Rep Power: 0
sallyhosny is on a distinguished road

Default

My name is sally .I am new to the forum. My husband and I will be coming to canada as new immigrants in August this year . We don't know anyone in Calgary
I was really inspired by your writings can you advice me can we be in touch? If you like please just drop me a line

Sally underscore hosny 79 at yahoo dot com

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
aidrie, chestermere, cochrane, okotoks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
moving to calgary irishgirl33 Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada 16 27th November 2012 08:59 PM
Moving to calgary...need help please.. h_moria Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada 2 22nd September 2011 12:05 AM
Moving to Calgary Beka Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada 0 18th April 2011 01:13 PM
Moving/working in calgary bobaldous Introductions 0 10th February 2009 05:38 PM
Moving to Calgary, jobs in Aviation JohnandSteph Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada 0 28th August 2008 08:06 AM

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.
FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO