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Old 11-03-2006, 07:37 AM
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I've always wanted to get to Alaska and live there for at least a year to wxpirence it's pristine beauty. I have been applying for many jobs (i'm a marine biologist and i have a lot of expirence in various security fields). I want to know how much money i would realistically need to make to be able to live in Alaska and still pay off my student loan... i don't need a lot of extras, i jsut want to be able to live and enjoy what Alaska has to offer

The other problem i am facing is that my BF and i are from Canada, however i have dual citizenship which allows me to work there but he does not, he's Canadian. He specializes in construction and golf course work. How hard woudl it be for him to find a sponsor so that he too can work once we get there? What time of year is best for us to make the move? Any suggestion??? I would appreciate any thoughts on this.
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Old 11-03-2006, 09:36 AM
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Can't help much with the amount of money thing. But Alaska has many options for Marine Biologists I would think. Many fisheries to choose from. Perhaps the Alaska Dept of Fish and Game could use you. Or you might try http://www.alaskasealife.org/ for a position. There are also many security employment options. North Slope oilfeild has many security positions, as well as most towns and/or cities, airports etc. There are a handfull of prisons, jails, detention centers that I'm sure have security positions. But if your gonna come here and work...come here and live. Don't take our jobs then spend the money outside! That does nothing for our communities or economy. We have enough of that BS within the fishing and oilfeild industries. Nothing burns me more than "outsiders" coming in and taking jobs...only to live out of state and spending out of state.
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:49 PM
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Many of the observer contractors hire marine biologists from canada. Observer work at the plants and also on the vessels taking samples for national marine fisheries. noaa/nmfs. You shouldnt have any problem landing a job in alaska with these skills. good luck
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Old 11-14-2006, 02:15 PM
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Red face thanks!

Thanks for the reply. I hope to be there early next year. I was hoping to get my car there but the drive may have to wait until the spring. I can't wait!
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