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Old 07-28-2013, 08:14 PM
 
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I keep hearing Toronto has a great job market in Canada and then I hear Toronto is not at a good place economically. Really how hard is it to get a job in Toronto? Especially compared to other cities in Canada? I know Calgary is probably the best city for jobs but I'm not quite sure where Toronto lies as I hear different opinions from everywhere.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Depends on your field and qualifications. It can be a great city to find a good job or a great city to earn minimum wage in. It all depends on who you are and what you do.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Spain
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Hi, I am thinking of relocating to Toronto and ly husband and I both work in the accounting or bookkeeping field, are there many jobs in Toronto for this field? My husband is from Spain so Im hoping he will improve his English, or if spanish is needed for his job, even better.
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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the job market in Toronto is bleak. The unemployment here is worse than the USA and housing costs are ridiculous.

The only nice thing is that you can get OHIP if you are Canadian.

Other than that... the city is bland and overrated. However, Toronto offers lots of recent immigrants with limited grasp of English living in their little enclaves if that is your thing.
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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I know Calgary is probably the best city for jobs
What's going in Calgary that makes it so good for employment?
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:26 PM
 
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The unemployment here is worse than the USA and housing costs are ridiculous.
I'm surprised to hear that unemployment is worse than here in the US. The housing cost, I can see. My wife and I have traveled through many cities in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. We've probably had the most exposure to neighborhoods in the maritimes, but travelling from Niagara Falls north to Toronto, all you ever see are endless subdivisions with homes that have to be anywhere from 5-800 thousand American, and we've always wondered how everyone does it.
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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the job market in Toronto is bleak. The unemployment here is worse than the USA and housing costs are ridiculous.

The only nice thing is that you can get OHIP if you are Canadian.

Other than that... the city is bland and overrated. However, Toronto offers lots of recent immigrants with limited grasp of English living in their little enclaves if that is your thing.
Name any other city in Canada that isn't bland or overrated for English speakers.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area, aka, Liberal Mecca/wherever DoD sends me to
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from what I have heard, eastern canada is doing just as bad as USA. if one wants to look for jobs, one must go to alberta to work in the oil fields. apparently, the oil sands are really lacking in personnel.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:40 AM
 
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from what I have heard, eastern canada is doing just as bad as USA. if one wants to look for jobs, one must go to alberta to work in the oil fields. apparently, the oil sands are really lacking in personnel.
Yeah I've read that. I've read that the companies pay very well for driving those large earth mover trucks too
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:38 PM
 
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from what I have heard, eastern canada is doing just as bad as USA. if one wants to look for jobs, one must go to alberta to work in the oil fields. apparently, the oil sands are really lacking in personnel.
Some positions are project-oriented, and sensitive to locations and the months of the year. So if it is 90k upwards, what does it matters if one is required to work 7-8 months a year and whether it is indoor/outdoor or client site@home!
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