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#1 RevolverPanther

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 18:55

Hey guys,

 

I'm currently going through the process of interviewing for position in Calgary , Canada  . I currently located in the UK, I was just wondering if there was anybody from around those parts here, and what should I expect in regards to the massive land mass known as Canada :)

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 19:08

Expect it to be more expensive to live in than the UK.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 19:13

Hey guys,

 

I'm currently going through the process of interviewing for position in Calgary , Canada  . I currently located in the UK, I was just wondering if there was anybody from around those parts here, and what should I expect in regards to the massive land mass known as Canada :)

 

Thanks

 

Kev

 

 

Deep snow, especially in Alberta.  Never been there, but my SO has, and she says that the summers are dry (but in a good way).  Around Alberta the populations aren't crazy, don't expect huge cities with lots of people.   



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 19:13

What would you like to know? I live in Edmonton (300 KM north of Calgary), do you want to know about tourism in Calgary?



#5 OP RevolverPanther

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 19:21

I'm glad to hear that the city's are not huge that huge, as I like the idea of quieter life . As for expensive living you should try living in the UK.  So it cant be as bad lol, 

 

Dale, 

 

If could tell me a little more about Calgary I would appreciate it, Also guys how would you rate living in Canada?

 

Kev



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 19:37

Actually, Calgary in my opinion is fairly large at a population of just over 1 million people, its the third largest (by population) City in Canada. As for expenses, some might argue me, but I feel living in Alberta is as affordable as it gets in Canada, wages are high as Alberta is where the oil is in Canada. Houses are more expensive maybe, but I feel that the average wage of a person in Calgary/Alberta reflects the price of a house.

 

we have cold winters and warm summer, our winters can go as low as -30, and our summers can warm up to +30.

 

Calgary is very close to the mountains, (Banff Alberta) at 150 KM away, if you enjoy skiing in mountains you are just less than a 2 hour drive away to go skiing in the mountains.

 

Calgary is home to the Calgary Stampede (the greatest outdoor show on earth), one of the largest rodeos in north America, its world famous, other attractions that come to mind is the Calgary zoo, its a fairly large zoo.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 19:39

Actually, Calgary in my opinion is fairly large at a population of just over 1 million people, its the third largest (by population) City in Canada. As for expenses, some might argue me, but I feel living in Alberta is as affordable as it gets in Canada, wages are high as Alberta is where the oil is in Canada. Houses are more expensive maybe, but I feel that the average wage of a person in Calgary/Alberta reflects the price of a house.

 

we have cold winters and warm summer, our winters can go as low as -30, and our summers can warm up to +30.

 

Calgary is very close to the mountains, (Banff Alberta) at 150 KM away, if you enjoy skiing in mountains you are just less than a 2 hour drive away to go skiing in the mountains.

 

Calgary is home to the Calgary Stampede (the greatest outdoor show on earth), one of the largest rodeos in north America, its world famous, other attractions that come to mind is the Calgary zoo, its a fairly large zoo.

 

I meant that the average city population is relatively low (compared to say Ontario).  I am looking at possibly moving to Alberta, though I don't want something as busy as Calgary, but everything I see is sub 100k people, most are 50-70 tops. 

I guess I am just used to Ontario where every 3 cities is a big 100K+ population, and any small cities have a big one right near their boundries.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 19:56

funny you should say oil and gas ,as Energy is what my company is about , I like the sound of Alberta sounds like there is lots to do there.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 20:33

Just moved from Calgary...Large city (Over a million people), with a few parts of the city that I always hated visiting..(Mostly the NE). Housing can be expensive...But other than that, it's a fairly good city, with a hockey team that isn't very good this year (Rebuilding, to be expected). Cold winters, with chinooks that can give you warmth in the middle of the winter. Good chance of a white Christmas most years. Lots of tourism in the city, or nearby, and there is a store for just about everything. Crime isn't too bad either, for a city its size. Though most of my family has moved, or is moving out of Calgary lol But that's just because we have lived there for so long, need a change.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 00:42

Just moved from Calgary...Large city (Over a million people), with a few parts of the city that I always hated visiting..(Mostly the NE). Housing can be expensive...But other than that, it's a fairly good city, with a hockey team that isn't very good this year (Rebuilding, to be expected). Cold winters, with chinooks that can give you warmth in the middle of the winter. Good chance of a white Christmas most years. Lots of tourism in the city, or nearby, and there is a store for just about everything. Crime isn't too bad either, for a city its size. Though most of my family has moved, or is moving out of Calgary lol But that's just because we have lived there for so long, need a change.

Alberta. Hockey. It's comedy this year.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 00:45

Alberta. Hockey. It's comedy this year.

Indeed...lol Hopefully Calgary doesn't do as bad as Edmonton has for the past few years though..

 

And with moving to Canada, expect a lot of hockey news lol At least, from September to May. It's the only sport we seem to care about lol (Unless you're in Saskatchewan, then all they care about is the CFL (Canadian Football League)).



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 00:45

You should expect a place of awesomeness.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 00:59

Just don't say the beer sucks. 

 



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:02

Since i am from Alberta I only know Calgary and Edmonton and don't know very much about living in places like Vancouver and Toronto. I live in between, 1 hour from Calgary and 2 hours from Edmonton. It's somewhat odd, basically if you are from Calgary, you don't like Edmonton and if you are from Edmonton you don't like Calgary. Edmonton is a sprawling city stretching out extremely far from end to end. Calgary too is stretched but it seems more things are more "together". In Edmonton there is many many main avenues each with a low speed limit. Calgary is built around one major artery called Deer Foot trail and it speed limit is 100 from one end to the other. this is good and bad since during 7am-9am and 4pm to 6pm it can get extremly congested. There are lots of c-trains in calgary that go everywhere. I personally don't care for the sprawl that edmonton has. edmonton is also more of an oilfeild based city while calgary is where the business end happens.

 

If i was choosing a place in Canada with only the knowledge that I have, I wouldn't actually choose any city, I would choose a smaller center outside Calgary and commute. there is ~6 smaller (10,000+) communities all 15-20 mins away from Calgary that has everything Calgary offers. 

 

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 19:37

lol I thought john candy was Canadian?

Just don't say the beer sucks.