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oscar_msl
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Vancouver or Victoria

Post by oscar_msl »

What could be better for a newcomer; living and work in Vancouver area or Victoria?

1000 tt
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Thanks in advance
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Post by asdfasd »

with 1000 TT, have are you close to having your ATPL exams done?

Flightcraft is always hiring, send them a resume. You might get hired for Flightcraft or maybe Flair.

http://www.flightcraft.ca
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Post by asdfasd »

Or, get the job then decide where to live...
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Post by flystraightin »

probably vancouver, no one has hubs in Victoria, although there are many senior pilots that commute.
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Post by longjon »

Victoria is very nice, for a newbie driver you might find a nice small basement room to live in. (room not apt)

2 negative things spring to mind, the island mentality, Ive got mine now cut the bridge so no one else can come over and the Sunshine tax.
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Post by North Shore »

the island mentality, Ive got mine now cut the bridge so no one else can come over
Damn Straight...busy, busy, busy, pretty soon it'll be a suburb of Vancouver - who needs that crap? As the bumper sticker says: "Slow down, this isn't the mainland!"

On topic: Stick with VR, there are way more companies to work for there, and not much going on in YJ.
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Post by sky's the limit »

For living, it's all about Victoria!

With your hours, go to Alberta....

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Post by greenwich »

sky's the limit wrote: With your hours, go to Alberta....

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Sorry, but I say get the hell out of the Lower Mainland! Head East (or North) for a few years with the goal of ending back in the 'couve one day.

I did all of my flight training in the Lower Mainland and didn't drop-off a single resume there. just packed my car and drove North East!

I looked at it in two ways, short-term and long-term.

Short-term: When you start-out the first five years or so are a bitch! Mainly because you get paid entry-level wages. So why live in an area where rent is ultra expensive and the cost of living is though the roof.

Long-term: Are you ever going to own property in Vancouver...or Victoria for that matter. A friend of mine just bought a house out there but all he could afford was a crap 1,100 sq foot house in Ladner (next to Boundary Bay)...and he paid $550,000!! To add to the insult he commutes one hour each way to work every day!

Start your career elsewhere, you'll be better off in the long-run!

Sorry PasCo guys, it's just my opinion...

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Post by greenwich »

sky's the limit wrote: With your hours, go to Alberta....

STL
Sorry, but I say get the hell out of the Lower Mainland! Head East (or North) for a few years with the goal of ending back in the 'couve one day.

I did all of my flight training in the Lower Mainland and didn't drop-off a single resume there. just packed my car and drove North East!

I looked at it in two ways, short-term and long-term.

Short-term: When you start-out the first five years or so are a bitch! Mainly because you get paid entry-level wages. So why live in an area where rent is ultra expensive and the cost of living is though the roof.

Long-term: Are you ever going to own property in Vancouver...or Victoria for that matter. A friend of mine just bought a house out there but all he could afford was a crap 1,100 sq foot house in Ladner (next to Boundary Bay)...and he paid $550,000!! To add to the insult he commutes one hour each way to work every day!

Start your career elsewhere, you'll be better off in the long-run!

Sorry PasCo guys, it's just my opinion...

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alberta.
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Post by nimbostratus »

1000 hrs. = Rankin Inlet :(
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